Dina Fonseca
Faculty Member
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ USA

Areas of Expertise:
mosquito; population genetics; ecology; evolution

Research Organisms:
Culex pipiens complex, Aedes albopictus, Aedes japonicus


Research Focus:

My primary research interests are the evolution, prevention, and control of invasive mosquitoes, the principal vectors of significant disease epizootics and epidemics. Our results indicate that populations differ in vectorial capacity over space and time, profoundly affecting epidemiological landscapes and risk estimates. Rapid evolution in invasive mosquito vectors is a good model for the effects of Global Climate Change on disease epidemiology.