Describing and predicting the unabated movement of mosquitoes across the world has been a research theme throughout the career of Dina Fonseca, professor in the Department of Entomology and director of the Center for Vector Biology. Viruses transmitted by mosquitoes (arboviruses) represent a major threat to public health worldwide, the latest being the Zika virus. […]
Three Rutgers units are set to begin work this winter on a collaborative science project that will examine the intersection between sea level rise, salt marsh structure, habitat modification and restoration, as well as nuisance mosquito populations that can pose serious health risks to humans, livestock and pets. The project, “Investigating the Interconnectedness of Climate […]
Mark Gregory Robson, distinguished service professor and professor, Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, has been unanimously selected to receive the 2016 Frank J. Osborne Memorial Award by the New Jersey Association of County and City Health Officials (NJACCHO) at the Atlantic City Convention Center on November 16. This award is the highest honor bestowed […]
Jessica Ware (GSNB-Entomology ’08), associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the Rutgers-Newark College of Arts and Sciences, tells NPR’s “What’s Bugging You?” the intriguing facts about the life cycle of the dragonfly and its dramatic mating process. Listen at NPR.
When the Zika virus emerged in the U.S. this year, Dr. Rakeman faced different demands than she did with the Ebola crisis in 2014. She had to quickly training staff to probe for signs of a little-understood virus that lurks for only a short time in urine samples and even more briefly in blood. Public […]
In 1930, Rutgers University made the world’s first aerial application for mosquito control. These early experiments were ridiculed as ‘pie-in-the-sky’, but by 1947, a million acres of mosquito habitat were being treated annually by air. Today we stand at the edge of another technological revolution with transformational promise for mosquito control: unmanned aerial systems (UAS), […]
Karl Maramorosch, professor emeritus and renowned scholar, died on May 9, 2016, at the age of 101. Well known to the Rutgers community and active in teaching and research up until recently, he was known throughout the world as an eminent virologist, entomologist, and plant pathologist. His Rutgers “home” for the past several years was […]
Research findings using an invasive mosquito species and published in a joint paper authored by Andrea Egizi, a graduate of the Rutgers’ ecology and evolution doctoral program, Nina Fefferman, associate professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources and Dina Fonseca, professor in the Department of Entomology, underscore how hard it is to […]