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Women in Science: A conversation with the UF/IFAS scientist behind the Smartt Lab

March 28, 2022

VERO BEACH, Fla. –  For decades, females have been at the forefront of careers in science, technology and mathematics (STEM). They generate scientific breakthroughs and inspire innovation in a variety of careers across the globe. For UF/IFAS, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Chelsea Smartt, Department Of Microbiology And Cell Science, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Military Child Month, Mosquitoes, National Women's History Month, Women In Science

Mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus love to bite non-native lizards: What’s next?

February 20, 2022

West Nile virus and St. Louis encephalitis virus circulate among wild birds via mosquitoes, occasionally spilling over to infect humans, horses and other animals.  New research finds that some of the primary vectors of West Nile and ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Culex Nigripalpus, Entomology And Nematology, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Florida Mosquito COntrol Districts, Lawrence Reeves, Mosquito Research, News, St. Louis Encephalitis, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, West Nile Virus

IPM Working Group Hosts Multi-State Workshop on Invasive Mosquitoes

February 4, 2022

BEACONS: Shedding Light on Invasive Mosquitoes in Southern Region USA On Monday January 24th 2022, the Mosquito BEACONS Working Group hosted a workshop on invasive mosquito bionomics and data management. We brought graduate students, mosquito ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Invasive, Mosquito, Mosquito BEACONS, SIPMC, UFIFASExtension

Mosquito surveillance and control capacity in the South: Are we prepared for the next invasive species?

February 1, 2022

Mosquito BEACONS Surveyed Mosquito Control and Public Health Programs in the Southern Region USA We sent a survey to hundreds of mosquito control and public health programs across the southern region USA. We are interested in capturing information ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Integrated Pest Management, Invasive, Mosquito, Mosquito BEACONS, UFIFASExtension

Invasive Species Working Group Meets to Discuss Priority Areas in Research and Extension

February 1, 2022

The mosquito BEACONS working group reconvened on 27 August 2021. During our last meeting, stakeholders identified 10 critically important topics in research and Extension. Thereafter, stakeholders were asked to rank these topics. To learn more ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Integrated Pest Management, Invasive, Mosquito, Mosquito BEACONS, SIPMC, UFIFASExtension

New Working Group Established by UF/IFAS Researchers

December 22, 2021

Working Group to Tackle Invasive Mosquitoes in the South Invasive mosquito species are finding their way into the United States with greater frequency then ever before. The southern United States are more susceptible to invasions due to their ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Integrated Pest Management, Invasive, Mosquito, Mosquito BEACONS, UF-IFAS

UF study: Mosquitoes can lead researchers to elusive Burmese Python

January 30, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Burmese pythons may be big and scary, but they are hard to find. Now, researchers can enlist the aid of mosquitoes to find the invasive snake in south Florida, according to a study by a University of Florida Institute of ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, IFAS, Mosquitoes, News, Python

UF study: Disease-carrying mosquitoes abound in deforested lands

October 9, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Most disease-transmitting mosquito species live in deforested areas, a finding that may influence decisions on where and when to cut down trees, a new University of Florida study shows. Deforestation occurs when people ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, UF/IFAS, Wildlife
Tags: Amy Vittor, Deforestation, Entomology, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Nathan Burkett-Cadena, News, Pathogens

UF/IFAS study shows how diet affects lab-raised mosquitoes in medical studies

June 14, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Most people try to avoid feeding hungry mosquitoes, but for some medical researchers it’s a different story. Lab-raised mosquitoes are used in studies investigating how the blood-sucking insects transmit viruses and ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Blood, Entomology And Nematology, Experiments, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Mosquitoes, Stephanie Richards, Vector Ecology

Mosquito threat emerges as season peaks, UF researchers report

August 30, 2011

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance, they’re also an economic and health concern, say University of Florida researchers. July, August, and September are peak ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Dengue, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Entomology, Entomology And Nematology, Florida, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Jonathan Day, Key West, Mosquito, Roxanne Connelly, St. Louis Encephalitis, University Of Florida, Vero Beach, West Nile

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