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Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory

Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory

FMEL Extension Office

For further information, contact Dr. Eva Buckner at eva.buckner@ufl.edu or (772) 226-6606.

Dr. Eva Buckner

Buckner at 210 2021

Eva Buckner

Assistant Professor

Medical Entomology Extension Specialist
eva.buckner@ufl.edu

As the medical entomology UF/IFAS Extension State Specialist, I serve as the primary contact for stakeholders, including federal and state agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Florida Department of Health, mosquito control and public health professionals, county Extension faculty, and the public. I am responsible for providing expert consultation and training on medically important arthropods, mosquito-borne diseases (e.g., dengue, chikungunya, West Nile, Zika), integrated mosquito management, mosquito control product efficacy, and insecticide resistance testing and management. I remain in close contact with the mosquito control programs throughout Florida and assist them with their needs.

My synergistic extension and research programs endeavor to improve integrated mosquito management (IMM) in Florida and beyond. The two major aims of my extension program are increasing the implementation of IMM techniques by Florida residents and improving the capacity of mosquito control programs to perform IMM, predominantly focusing on how to conduct insecticide testing and how to use resistance testing data to inform management decisions. My research program focuses on issues central to applied mosquito management, particularly the insecticide resistance of Florida populations of vectors of pathogens affecting human health. A central theme of my research is investigating the underlying mechanisms responsible for insecticide resistance in mosquitoes. Additionally, my program provides critical empirical evaluations of traditional and novel mosquito control techniques and the most effective ways to incorporate multiple mosquito control techniques within IMM programs.


Buckner at 210 2021

Eva Buckner

Assistant Professor

Medical Entomology Extension Specialist
eva.buckner@ufl.edu

  • Ph.D., Entomology, University of Florida, 2014
  • MS., Ecology, University of Georgia, 2009
  • B.S., Biology, Armstrong State University (now Georgia Southern University), 2006
Buckner at 210 2021

Eva Buckner

Assistant Professor

Medical Entomology Extension Specialist
eva.buckner@ufl.edu

 

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Hughes MJ, de Torrez ECB, Buckner EA, Ober HK. 2022. Consumption of endemic arbovirus mosquito vectors by bats in the southeastern United States. Journal of Vector Ecology 47: 153-165. doi: 52707/1081-1710-47.2.153.
  2. Coatsworth H, Bozic J, Carrillo J, Buckner EA, Rivers A, Dinglasan R, Mathias D. 2022. Intrinsic variation in the vertically transmitted core virome of the mosquito Aedes aegypti. Molecular Ecology 31: 2545-2561. doi: 10.1111/mec.16412.
  3. Kosinksi KJ, Lee Y, Romero-Weaver AL, Chen T, Collier TC, Wang X, Mathias DK, Buckner EA. 2022. Two novel single nucleotide polymorphisms in the voltage-gated sodium channel gene identified in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes from Florida. Journal of the Florida Mosquito Control Association 69: 21-28. doi: 10.32473/jfmca.v69i1.130622
  4. Buckner EA, Williams KF, Ramirez S, Darrisaw C, Carrillo JM, Latham MD, Lesser CR. 2021. A field efficacy evaluation of In2Care Mosquito Traps in comparison with routine integrated vector management at reducing Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 37: 242-249. doi: 10.2987/21-7038.
  5. Chen T, Vorsino AE, Kosinski KJ, Romero-Weaver A, Buckner EA, Chiu JC, Lee Y. 2021. A magnetic-bead-based mosquito DNA extraction protocol for Next-generation sequencing. Journal of Visualized Experiments 170: e62354. doi: 10.3791/62354.
  6. Schluep SM, Buckner EA. 2021. Metabolic resistance in permethrin-resistant Florida Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). Insects 12: 866. doi: 10.3390/insects12100866.
  7. Kelly ET, Mack LK, Campos M, Grippin C, Chen TY, Romero-Weaver AL, Kosinski KJ, Brisco KK, Collier TC, Buckner EA, Campbell LP. 2021. Evidence of local extinction and reintroduction of Aedes aegypti in Exeter, California. Frontiers in Tropical Diseases 2: 703873. doi: 10.3389/fitd.2021.703873.
  8. Boyles SM, Mavian CN, Finol E, Ukhanova M, Stephenson CJ, Hamerlinck G, Kang S, Baumgartner C, Geesey M, Stinton I, Williams K, Mathias DK, Prosperi M, Mai V, Salemi M, Buckner EA, Lednicky JA, Rivers AR, Dinglasan RR. 2020. Under-the-radar dengue virus infections in natural populations of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. mSphere 5: e00316-20. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00316-20.
  9. Williams KF, Buckner EA, Marsicano AL, Latham MD, Lesser CR. 2019. Comparative efficacy of five permethrin/PBO 30-30 ground ULV insecticides against field collected adult Aedes aegypti, Aedes taeniorhynchus, and Culex quinquefasciatus in Manatee County, Florida. Journal of Florida Mosquito Control Association 66: 68-72. doi: 10.32473/jfmca.v66i1.127627.
  10. Estep A, Sanscrainte ND, Waits CM, Bernard SJ, Lloyd AM, Lucas KJ, Buckner EA, Vaidyanathan R, Morreale R, Conti LA, Becnel JJ. 2018. Quantification of permethrin resistance and kdr alleles in Florida strains of Aedes aegypti (L.) and Aedes albopictus (Skuse). PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 12(10): e0006544. 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006544
  11. Buckner EA, Williams KF, Marsicano AL, Latham MD, Lesser CD. 2017. Evaluating the vector control potential of the In2Care® Mosquito Trap against Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus under semi-field conditions in Manatee County, Florida. Journal of American Mosquito Control Association 33: 193-199. doi: 10.2987/17-6642R.1.
  12. Muturi EJ, Buckner E, Bara J. 2017. Superinfection interference between dengue‐2 and dengue‐4 viruses in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Tropical Medicine & International Health 22: 399-406. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12846.
  13. Buckner EA, Alto BW, Lounibos LP. 2016. Larval temperature-food effects on adult mosquito infection and vertical transmission of dengue-1 virus. Journal of Medical Entomology 53: 91-98. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjv145.
  14. Buckner EA, Lounibos LP, Alto BW. 2013. Vertical transmission of Key West dengue-1 virus by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) mosquitoes from Florida. Journal of Medical Entomology 50: 1291-1297. doi: 10.1603/me13047
  15. Buckner EA, Blackmore MS, Golladay SW, Covich AP. 2011. Weather and landscape factors associated with adult mosquito abundance in southwestern Georgia, U.S.A. Journal of Vector Ecology 36: 269-278. doi: 10.1603/ME13047.
  16. Kirkman LK, Whitehead* EA, Golladay SW, Smith LL, Opsahl 2011. A research framework for identifying potential linkages between isolated wetlands and disease ecology. Ecological Research 26: 875-883. doi: 10.1007/s11284-010-0770-7.

*Maiden name


NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

University of Florida Extension Ask IFAS/EDIS publications

  1. Schluep SM, Burkett-Cadena N, Mathias D, Buckner EA. 2022. Culex coronator (Dyar & Knab) (Insecta: Diptera: Culicidae). University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Department Featured Creature Publication No. EENY-794. Available at: https://entnemdept.ufl.edu/Creatures/AQUATIC/Culex_coronator.htm.
  2. Romero-Weaver A, Lounibos LP, Buckner EA. 2021. Mosquitoes and Bromeliads. University of Florida EDIS – Electronic Data Information Source. Peer-reviewed Extension Publication No. ENY-2073. Available at https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/IN1343.
  3. Tian Y, Lord CC, Buckner EA. 2021. Ehrlichia and Anaplasma. University of Florida EDIS – Electronic Data Information Source. Peer-reviewed Extension Publication No. ENY-2067. Available at https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/IN1327.
  4. Lounibos LP, Buckner EA. 2021. Florida Container Mosquitoes. University of Florida EDIS – Electronic Data Information Source. Peer-reviewed Extension Publication No. ENY-2057. Available at https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/IN1315.
  5. Lippi C, Kaufman PE, Buckner EA. 2021. Asian Bush Mosquito, Asian Rock Pool Mosquito Aedes japonicus japonicus (Theobald, 1901) (Insecta: Diptera: Culicidae). University of Florida EDIS – Electronic Data Information Source. Peer-reviewed Extension Publication No. EENY-761. Available at https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/IN1307.
  6. Caragata E, Lee Y, Buckner EA. 2021. Genetically Modified Mosquitoes. University of Florida EDIS – Electronic Data Information Source. Peer-reviewed Extension Publication No. ENY-2066. Available at https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/IN1326.
  7. Buckner E, Connelly CR, Bolles E, Culbert D, DeValerio J, Donahoe M, Gabel K, Jordi R, McLaughlin J, Neal A, Scalera S, Toro E, Walter J. 2019. Mosquitoes and Their Control: Integrated Pest Management for Mosquito Reduction Around Homes and Neighborhoods. Electronic Data Information Source. Extension Publication No. ENY-753. Available at https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/IN1045.
  8. Hallock A, Buckner EA, Telg RW, Poulin AR. 2020. Container Mosquito Habitat Community Cleanup: A How-To Guide for Event Organization. University of Florida EDIS – Electronic Data Information Source. Peer-reviewed Extension Publication No. ENY-2047. Available at https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in1286.
  9. Lippi C, Buckner EA. 2020. Wyeomyia vanduzeei. University of Florida EDIS – Electronic Data Information Source. Peer-reviewed Extension Publication No. EENY-747. Available at https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in1289.
  10. Buckner EA, Showman A, Connelly CR. 2012. Black-tailed mosquito Culiseta melanura (Coquillett) (Insecta: Diptera: Culicidae). University of Florida EDIS – Electronic Data Information Source. Peer-reviewed Extension Publication No. EENY-536. Available at: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdf/IN/IN95000.


OTHER NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Buckner E, Latham MD, Lesser CR, Marsicano, AL, Williams KF. 2016. An evaluation of 6 ground ULV adulticides against local populations of Aedes taeniorhynchus and aegypti in Manatee County, FL. Wing Beats 27: 17-22. Available at: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.mosquito.org/resource/resmgr/docs/Publications/Wingbeats/summer_2016_pdf_optimized.pdf.

REVENUE GENERATING PRODUCTS (UF/IFAS BOOKSTORE)

Buckner EA, Connelly CR, Bolles E, Culbert D, DeValerio J, Donahoe M, Gabel K, Jordi R, McLaughlin J, Neal A, Scalera S, Toro E, Walter J. 2019. Mosquitoes & Their Control: Integrated Pest Management for Mosquito Reduction Around Homes and Neighborhoods. Booklet. SP498. University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. 30pp. $1.00

Reeves LE, Buckner EA. 2020. Mosquito Diversity. Poster. SP592. University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. $4.00


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Barry Alto

Associate Professor

Mosquito Ecology - Disdease Transmission
bwalto@ufl.edu
Appointments, Awards, and Professional Service:
  • 2016-present, Editorial Board, Entomological Society of America (Environmental Entomology).
  • 2015-present, Board of Directors (Member-at-Large), Florida Mosquito Control Association.
  • 2014, Richard Jones Outstanding New Faculty Research Award, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida.
  • 2011-2014, Editorial Board (served as chair in 2014), Entomological Society of America (Journal of Medical Entomology).
  • 2011-2014, Faculty Assembly representative, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida.
  • 2014-present, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Faculty Research Advisory Group, University of Florida.