Prof. Scott Ritchie visited Brian and the Fonseca Lab in mid August and left a “path of construction”! He spent a day in the salt marsh with Brian, Dina and Rick Lathrop (the PI of the NOAA funded salt marsh mosquito project) and back in the lab taught us how to collect and identify mosquito egg shells to assess marsh productivity. The next day, Dina took Scott and Brian to a town in Maryland developing a Citizen AcTS project where residents are deploying passive lethal oviposition traps (GATs) for urban Aedes control. The GATs were co-invented by Dr. Ritchie. Scott met the Mayor and marveled at the town’s lush gardens and tall trees, perfect to sustain large populations of Asian tiger mosquitoes.
- Rafael’s ms was accepted in “Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment”
- Heads-up: NJMCA and AMCA meetings
- Exotic hard-tick detected in NJ!
- Investigating the Ecology of Male Aedes polynesiensis in Tetiaroa to Improve Population Eradication using Wolbachia
- Jim Occi lectures at the New Jersey Medical School
- EPA registered Aedes males with a modified Wolbachia for release in DC and 20 US states (including NJ)
Center for Vector Biology
dina.fonseca at rutgers dot edu