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Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory

Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory

Dr. Phil Lounibos

Phil Lounibos

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Ecology and Behavior
lounibos@ufl.edu

My long-standing core focus has remained insect ecology and behavior, especially as applied to mosquito vectors of human diseases, such as malaria and dengue. Fruitful diversions and collaborations in physiological and community ecology, biological control, and population genetics have enriched these programs. In the past five years, the growing impact of mosquito invasions has stimulated ongoing research. Our current project on the Invasion Biology of Aedes albopictus tests experimentally, especially in the field in Florida and Brazil, hypotheses about the roles of predation, competition, climate, and genetic factors in the establishment of recent populations of this dengue vector in the Americas.

A boyhood interest in insects was first directed towards mosquitoes at the University of Notre Dame where I participated in undergraduate research directed by George Craig. As a graduate student in the laboratory of Carroll Williams at Harvard, my Ph.D. research on silkworm behavior dovetailed with contemporaneous studies with Bill Bradshaw on pitcher plant mosquito ecology. After Harvard, I leaped to work at the ICIPE Coastal Research Station in Mombasa, Kenya to perform research on treehole mosquito ecology and to lead a team of investigators testing genetic methods for control of the yellow fever mosquito in East African villages.

From Kenya I moved to the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory (FMEL) because of its subtropical location in Vero Beach and opportunities for further field research on mosquitoes. The transfer of this Laboratory to the University of Florida, subsequent appointments of Ph.D staff to faculty status, and opportunities for students have gradually transformed FMEL into a more academically oriented institution than it was when I arrived in 1977. Particularly in the past decade, I have become more involved in mentoring postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, lecturing in departmental courses in Gainesville, and developing short courses for FMEL.

Different species of mosquito pests or vectors have been objects of my basic and applied research, dictated by perceived needs and opportunities. Emphases at various times have included the ecology of mosquito immatures associated with aquatic plants; the communities of mosquitoes in treeholes and other phytotelmata; malaria vectors in South America, and invasive dengue vectors. Although most research is Florida-based with applications to within-State mosquito problems, many programs have important international components, in such countries as Venezuela, Peru, and Brazil. Financial support for these programs has been generously supplied from State contracts and Federal grants, particularly from the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

  • Currently Active Research Collaborations
  • Graduate Students, Postdoctorals, and Support Staff

Phil Lounibos

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Ecology and Behavior
lounibos@ufl.edu

  • Ph.D., Biology, Harvard University, 1974
  • M.S., Biology, Harvard University, 1970
  • B.S.(magna cum laude) Biology, University of Notre Dame, 1969

Phil Lounibos

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Ecology and Behavior
lounibos@ufl.edu


Refereed Publications and Book Chapters Since 2000

  • Campos RE & LP Lounibos. 2000. Natural prey and digestion times of Toxorhynchites rutilus (Diptera: Culicidae) in southern Florida. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 93:1280-1287.
  • Campos RE & LP Lounibos. 2000. Life tables of Toxorhynchites rutilus(Diptera: Culicidae) in nature in southern Florida. Journal of Medical Entomology 37: 385-392.
  • Lounibos LP & JE Conn. 2000. Malaria vector heterogeneity in South America. American Entomologist 46: 238-249.
  • Lounibos LP. 2001. Boom-or-bust development of a predatory mosquito in temporary aquatic habitats of Florida, USA. Israel Journal of Zoology 47: 433-444.
  • Lounibos LP, GF O'Meara, RL Escher, N Nishimura, MM Cutwa, T Nelson, RE Campos & SA Juliano 2001. Testing predictions of displacement of native Aedes by the invasive Asian Tiger Mosquito Aedes albopictus in Florida, USA. Biological Invasions 3: 151-166.
  • Lounibos LP. 2002. Invasions by insect vectors of human disease. Annual Review of Entomology 47: 233-266.
  • Lounibos LP & RE Campos. 2002. Investigaciones recientes sobre Toxorhynchites rutilus (Diptera: Culicidae) con referencia al control biologico de mosquitos habitantes en recipientes. Entomotropica 17: 145-156.
  • Lounibos LP, S Suárez, Z Menéndez, N Nishimura, RL Escher, SM O’Connell & JR Rey. 2002. Does temperature affect the outcome of larval competition between Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus? Journal of Vector Ecology 27: 86-95
  • Schneider D, M Wink, F Sporer & LP Lounibos. 2002. Cycads: their evolution, toxins, herbivores, and insect pollinators. Naturwissenschaften 89: 281-294.
  • Alto BW, LP Lounibos & SA Juliano. 2003. Age-dependent bloodfeeding of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus on artificial and living hosts. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 19: 347-352.
  • Braks MAH, NA Honório, R Lourenço-de-Oliveira, SA Juliano & LP Lounibos. 2003. Convergent habitat segregation of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in southeastern Brazil and Florida, USA. Journal of Medical Entomology 785-794.
  • Honório NA, WC Silva, PJ Leite, JM Goncalves, LP Lounibos & R. Lourenço-de-Oliveira. 2003. Dispersal of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in an urban endemic dengue area in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Memorias de Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 98: 191-198.
  • Lounibos LP. 2003. Genetic control trials and the ecology of Aedes aegypti at the Kenya coast. Pp 33-43 in (W Takken and TW Scott, eds.) Ecological Aspects for Application of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes. Frontis, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
  • Lounibos LP, RL Escher & R Lourenço-de-Oliveira. 2003. Asymmetric evolution of photoperiodic diapause in temperate and tropical invasive populations of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 96: 512-518.
  • Lounibos LP, GF O'Meara, N Nishimura & RL Escher. 2003. Interactions with native mosquito larvae regulate the production of Aedes albopictus from bromeliads in Florida. Ecological Entomology 28: 551-558.
  • Braks MAH, NA Honório, LP Lounibos, R Lourenço-de-Oliveira & SA Juliano. 2004. Interspecific competition between two invasive species of container mosquitoes, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera:Culicidae), in Brazil. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 97: 130-139.
  • Juliano SA, LP Lounibos & GF O'Meara. 2004. A field test for competitive effects of Aedes albopictus on Aedes aegypti in South Florida: differences between sites of coexistence and exclusion? Oecologia 139: 583-593.
  • Lourenço-de-Oliveira R, MG Castro, MAH Braks & LP Lounibos. 2004. The invasion of urban forest by dengue vectors in Rio de Janeiro. Journal of Vector Ecology 29: 94-100.
  • Rey JR, S O'Connell, S Suarez, Z Menendez, LP Lounibos & G Byer. 2004. Laboratory and field studies of Macrocyclops albidus (Crustacea: Copepoda) for biological control of mosquitoes in artificial containers in a subtropical environment. Journal of Vector Ecology 29: 124-134.
  • Alto BW, MW Griswold & LP Lounibos. 2005. Habitat and sex-dependent predation of mosquito larvae in containers. Oecologica 14: 300-310.
  • Alto BW, LP Lounibos, S Higgs & SA Juliano. 2005. Larval competition differentially affects arbovirus infection in Aedes mosquitoes. Ecology 86: 3279-3288.
  • Alto BW, SP Yanoviak, LP Lounibos & BG Drake. 2005. Effects of elevated CO2 on water chemistry and mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) growth under competitive conditions in container habitats. Florida Entomologist 88: 372-382.
  • Griswold MW & LP Lounibos. 2005. Does differential predation permit invasive and native mosquito larvae to coexist in Florida? Ecological Entomology 30: 122-127.
  • Griswold MW & LP Lounibos. 2005. Competitive outcomes among aquatic container Diptera depend on predation and resource levels. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 98: 673-681.
  • Juliano SA & LP Lounibos. 2005. Ecology of invasive mosquitoes: effects on resident species and on human health. Ecology Letters 8: 558-574.
  • Yanoviak SP, PV Aguilar, LP Lounibos & SC Weaver. 2005. Transmission of a Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE) complex alphavirus by Culex (Melanoconion)gnomatus (Diptera: Culicidae) in northeastern Peru. Journal of Medical Entomology 42: 404-408.
  • Braks MAH, LP Lounibos & SA Juliano. 2006. Superior reproductive success on human blood is not limited to anthropophilic mosquito species. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 20: 53-59.
  • Ellis AM, LP Lounibos & M Holyoak. 2006. Examining the long-term metacommunity dynamics of treehole mosquitoes. Ecology 87: 2582-2590.
  • Griswold MW & LP Lounibos. 2006. Predator identity and additive effects in a treehole community. Ecology 84: 987-995.
  • Rey JR, N Nishimura, B Wagner, MAH Braks, SM O'Connell & LP Lounibos. 2006. Habitat segregation of mosquito arbovirus vectors in South Florida. Journal of Medical Entomology 43: 1134-1141.
  • Yanoviak SP, LP Lounibos & SC Weaver. 2006. Land use affects macroinvertebrate community composition in phytotelmata in the Peruvian Amazon. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 99: 1172-1181.
  • Yanoviak SP, JER Paredes LP Lounibos & SC Weaver. 2006. Deforestation alters mosquito habitat availability and production in the Peruvian Amazon. Ecological Applications 16: 1859-1864.
  • Zimmerman RH, AKR Galardo, LP Lounibos, M. Arruda & R Wirtz. 2006. Bloodmeal hosts of Anopheles species (Diptera: Culicidae) in a malaria-endemic area of the Brazilian Amazon. Journal of Medical Entomology 43: 947-956.
  • Benedict MQ, RS Levine, WA Hawley & LP Lounibos. 2007. Spread of the tiger: global risk of invasion by the mosquito Aedes albopictus. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 7: 76-85.
  • Kesavaraju B, BW Alto, LP Lounibos & SA Juliano. 2007. Behavioural responses of larval container mosquitoes to a size-selective predator. Ecological Entomology 32: 262-272.
  • Lounibos LP. 2007. Competitive displacement and reduction. Pp 276-282. In (TE Floore and J Becnel, eds.) Biorational Control of Mosquitoes. Bulletin No.7 of the American Mosquito Control Association 23 (Suppl. No 2).
  • Galardo A, M Arruda, A D'Almeida Cuoto, R Wirtz, LP Lounibos & RH Zimmerman. 2007. Malaria vector incrinination in three riverine villages in the Brazilian Amazon. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 76:461-469.
  • Marti GA, MV Micieli, A Macia, LP Lounibos & JJ Garcia. 2007. Seasonality and abundance of the mosquito Isostomyia paraensis from phytotelmata in temerate Argentina. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 23: 252-258.
  • Ramirez JE, SP Yanoviak, LP Lounibos & SC Weaver. 2007. Distribucion vertical del mosquito Haemagogus janthinomys (Dyar) (Diptera:Culicidae) en bosques de la Amazonia Peruana. Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica 24: 40-45.
  • Alto BW, LP Lounibos, CN Mores & MH Reiskind. 2008. Larval competition alters susceptibility of adult Aedes mosquitoes to dengue infection. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 275: 463-471.
  • Armistead JS, JR Arias & LP Lounibos. 2008. Interspecific larval competition between Aedes albopictus and Aedes japonicus (Diptera:Culicidae) in northern Virginia. Journal of Medical Entomology 45:629-637.
  • Armistead JS, N Nishimura, RL Escher & LP Lounibos. 2008. Larval competition between Aedes japonicus and Aedes albopictus (Diptera:Culicidae) in simulated rock pools. Journal of Vector Ecology 33:238-246.
  • Lounibos LP & RL Escher. 2008. Sex ratios of mosquitoes from long-term censuses of Florida tree holes. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 24: 11-15.
  • Lounibos LP, S. Makhni, BW Alto & B Kesavaraju. 2008. Surplus killing by predatory larvae of Corethella appendiculata: prepupal timing and site-specific attack on mosquito prey. Journal of Insect Behavior 21: 47-54.
  • Frank JH & LP Lounibos. 2008. Insects and allies associated with bromeliads: a review. Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews 1: 125–153
  • Alto BW, B Kesavaraju, SA Juliano & LP Lounibos. 2009. Stage-dependent predation on competitors: consequences for the outcome of a mosquito invasion. Journal of Animal Ecology 78: 928-936.
  • Leisnham PT, LP Lounibos, GF O’Meara & SA Juliano. 2009. Interpopulation divergence in competitive interactions of the mosquito Aedes albopictus. Ecology 90: 2045-2413.
  • Pesko K, CJ Westbrook, CN Mores, LP Lounibos & MH Reiskind. 2009. Effects of Infectious Virus Dose and Bloodmeal Delivery Method on Susceptibility of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus to Chikungunya Virus. Journal of  Medical  Entomology 46: 395-399.
  • Reiskind MH & LP Lounibos. 2009. Effects of intraspecific larval competition on adult longevity in the mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 26: 62–68.
  • Reiskind MH, KL Greene & LP Lounibos. 2009. Leaf species identity and combination affect performance and oviposition choice of two container mosquito species. Ecological Entomology  34, 447–456.
  • Juliano SA, LP Lounibos, N Nishimura & K Greene. 2010. Your worst enemy could be your best friend: predator contributions to invasion resistance and persistence of natives. Oecologia 162: 709-718.
  • Lounibos LP 2010. Human disease vectors, pp. 150-154. In D Simberloff and M Rejmanek (eds.), Encyclopedia of invasive species. University of California Press, Berkeley.
  • Lounibos LP 2010. Mosquitoes, pp. 462-466. In D. Simberloff and R. M. (eds.), Encyclopedia of invasive species. University of California Press, Berkeley.
  • Lounibos LP, and SA Juliano. 2010. Worst enemy or best friend? Wing Beats 21: 33-34.
  • Lounibos LP, GF O'Meara, SA Juliano, N Nishimura, RL Escher, MH Reiskind, M Cutwa & K Greene. 2010. Differential survivorship of invasive mosquito species in south Florida cemeteries: Do site-specific microclimates explain patterns of coexistence and exclusion? Annals of the Entomological Society of America 103: 757-770.
  • Padmanabha H, E Soto, M Mosquera, CC Lord & LP Lounibos. 2010. Ecological links between water storage behaviors and Aedes aegypti?production: Implications for dengue vector control in variable climates. Ecohealth 7: 78-90.
  • Reiskind MH, CJ Westbrook & LP Lounibos. 2010. Exposure to chikungunya virus and adult longevity in Aedes aegypti (L.) and Aedes albopictus (Skuse). Journal of Vector Ecology 35: 61-68.
  • Reiskind MH, AA Zarrabi, LP Lounibos. 2010. Invasive leaf resources alleviate density dependence in the invasive mosquito, Aedes albopictus. Biological Invasions 12: 2319-2328.
  • Rey JR, LP Lounibos, H Padmanabha & M Mosquera. 2010. Resurgencia del dengue en America: Pautas, procesos, y propsectos. Interciencia 35: 800-806.
  • Westbrook CJ, MH Reiskind, KN Pesko, KE Greene & LP Lounibos. 2010. Larval environmental temperature and the susceptibility of Aedes albopictus Skuse (Diptera: Culicidae) to chikungunya virus. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 10: 241-247.
  • Lounibos LP. 2011. Eco-epidemiologia del dengue: relevancia de dos vectores invasores. Biomédica 31 (Suppl.3): 57-59.
  • Lounibos LP, RL Escher & N Nishimura. 2011. Retention and adaptiveness of photoperiodic egg diapause in Florida populations of invasive Aedes albopictus (Skuse). Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 27: 433-436.
  • Murrell EB, K Damal, SA Juliano & LP Lounibos. 2011. Distributions of aquatic insects depend on detritus types, nutrient ratios, and food availability. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 104:688-698.
  • Padmanabha H, B Bolker, CC Lord, C Rubio & LP Lounibos. 2011. Food availability alters the effects of larval temperature on Aedes aegypti growth. Journal of Medical Entomology 48: 974-984.
  • Padmanabha H, CC Lord & LP Lounibos. 2011. Interactive effects of temperature and instar on starvation resistance in Aedes aegypti (L.) larvae. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 25: 445-453.
  • Tripet F, LP Lounibos, D Robbins, J Moran, N. Nishimura & E Blosser. 2011. Competitive reduction by satyrization? Evidence for interspecific mating in nature and asymmetric reproductive competition between invasive mosquito vectors. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 85:265-270.
  • Alto BW & LP Lounibos. 2012. Vector competence for arboviruses in relation to the larval environment of mosquitoes. Pp 81-101 IN: (S Koenraadt & W Takken, eds.) Ecology of Vector-parasite Interactions, Wageningen Academic, The Netherlands
  • Armistead JS, N Nishimura, JR Arias & LP Lounibos. 2012. Community ecology of container mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in Virginia following invasion by Aedes japonicus. Journal of Medical Entomology 49: 1318-1327
  • Jones CJ, LP Lounibos, P Marra & AM Kilpatrick. Survival of Culex pipiens mosquitoes in a residential environment in the mid-Atlantic, USA. Journal of Medical Entomology 49: 467-473
  • Padmanabha H, F Correa, M Legros, HF Nijhout, C Lord & LP Lounibos. 2012. An eco-physiological model of the impact of temperature on Aedes aegypti life history traits. Journal of Insect Physiology 58:1597-1608
  • Reiskind MH, AA Zarrabi & LP Lounibos. 2012 Effects of combinations of leaf resources on competition in container mosquito larvae. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 102: 424-434
  • Rey JR & LP Lounibos. 2012. El dengue en Latínoamerica. Investigación y Ciencia 424: 13-14 (Madrid).
  • Bargielowski IE, LP Lounibos & MC Carrasquilla. 2013. Evolution of resistance to satyrization through reproductive character displacement in populations of invasive dengue vectors. Proceedings of the National Academy Sciences (USA) 110(8): 2888–2892
  • Blosser EM, N Nishimura & LP Lounibos. 2013. Testing developmental plasticity in aquatic larvae of Corethrella appendiculata (Diptera: Corethrellidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 106(6):810-817
  • Buckner EA, BW Alto & LP Lounibos. 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(6):1291-1297
  • Lima-Camara TN, CT Codeço, NA Honório, RV Bruno, AA Peixoto & LP Lounibos. 2013. Male accessory gland substances from Aedes albopictus affect the locomotor activity of Aedes aegypti females. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 108(Suppl 1):18-25
  • Reiskind MH & LP Lounibos. 2013 Spatial and temporal patterns of abundance of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in southern Florida. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 27: 421-429
  • Zimmerman RH, LP Lounibos, N Nishimura, AKR Galardo, CD Galardo & ME Arruda. 2013. Nightly biting cycles of malaria vectors in a heterogeneous transmission area of eastern Amazonian Brazil. Malaria Journal 12:262
  • Bargielowski IE & LP Lounibos. 2014. Rapid evolution of reduced receptivity to interspecific mating in the dengue vector Aedes aegypti in response to satyrization by invasive Aedes albopictus. Evolutionary Ecology 28:193-203
  • Juliano SA, GS Ribeiro, R Maciel-de-Freitas, MG Castro, C Codeço, R Lourenço-de-Oliveira & LP Lounibos. 2014. She’s a femme fatale: low-density larval development produces good disease vectors. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 109:96-103
  • Ribeiro JMC, AC Chagas, VM Pham, LP Lounibos & E Calvo. 2014. An insight into the sialome of the frog biting fly, Corethrella appendiculata. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 44:23-32
  • Bargielowski IE, E Blosser & LP Lounibos. 2015. The effects of interspecific courtship on the mating success of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) males. Annals of the Entomological Society of America DOI: 10.1093/aesa/sav037
  • Carrasquilla MC & LP Lounibos. 2015. Detection of insemination status in live Aedes aegypti females. Journal of Insect Physiology 75:1-4
  • Rey JR & LP Lounibos. 2015. Ecología de Aedes aegypti y Aedes albopictus en América y transmisión enfermedades. Biomédica 35:177-185
  • Ruktanonchai NW, LP Lounibos, DL Smith & SA Allan. 2015. Experience- and age-mediated oviposition behaviour in the yellow fever mosquito Stegomyia aegypti (=Aedes aegypti). Medical and Veterinary Entomology DOI: 10.1111/mve.12119
  • Vega-Rúa A, R Lourenço-de-Oliveira, L Mousson, M Vazeille, S Fuchs, A Yébakima, J Gustave, R Girod, I Dusfour, I Leparc-Goffart, DL Vanlandingham, YJS Huang, LP Lounibos, SM Ali, A Nougairede, X Lamballerie, AB Failloux. 2015. Chikungunya virus transmission potential by local Aedes mosquitoes in the Americas and Europe. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 9(5): e0003780 doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0003780
  • Bargielowski IE, LP Lounibos, D Shin, CT Smartt, MC Carrasquilla, A Henry, JC Navarro, C Paupy & JA Dennett. 2015. Widespread evidence for interspecific mating between Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in nature. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 36:456-461
  • Carrasquilla MC & LP Lounibos. 2015. Satyrization without evidence of successful insemination from interspecific mating between invasive mosquitoes. Biological Letters DOI:10.1098/rsb/.2015.0527
  • Juliano SA & LP Lounibos. 2016. Invasions by mosquitoes: the role of behaviour across the life cycle. Pp 245-265 In J Weis + D Sol: Biological Invasions and Animal Behaviour. Cambridge University Press, UK
  • Bargielowski IE & LP Lounibos. 2016. Satyrization and satyrization-resistance in competitive displacement of invasive mosquito species.  Insect Science 23:162-174
  • Camara DCP, CT Codeço, SA Juliano, LP Lounibos TIS Riback, GR Pereira & NA Honório. 2016. Seasonal differences in density but similar competitive impact of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) on Aedes aegypti (L.) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Plos One 11(6):e0157120. DOI:10.1371/journal.pore.0157120
  • Lounibos LP & LD Kramer. 2016. Invasiveness of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus and vectorial capacity for chikungunya virus. Journal of Infectious Diseases 214(S5):S453-S458
  • Lounibos LP, I Bargielowski, MC Carrasquilla & N Nishimura. 2016. Coexistence of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera:Culicidae) in peninsular Florida two decades after competitive displacement. Journal of Medical Entomology 53:1385-1390, DOI:1093/jme/tjw122
  • Alto BW, K Wiggins, B Eastmond, D Velez, LP Lounibos & CC Lord. (In Press). Transmission risk of two chikungunya lineages by invasive mosquito vectors from Florida and the Dominican Republic. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Honório NA, LP Lounibos, I Bargielowski, MC Carrasquilla & N Nishimura. (In press). Male origin determines satyrization potential of Aedes aegypti by invasive Aedes albopictus. Biological Invasions

Phil Lounibos

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Ecology and Behavior
lounibos@ufl.edu

Recent Appointments, Awards, and Professional Service:
  • 1997-2000, 2005-2008 University of Florida Research Foundation Professor
  • 1998-2000, 2006-08, 2008-2012, 2014-2016 National Institutes of Health study sections on malaria, vector biology and international research in infectious disease
  • 2000 Entomologist of the Year, Florida Entomological Society
  • 2001, 2003, 2004 NSF/NIH Ecology of Infectious Diseases review panels
  • 2003 Visiting Scholar, Section of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis
  • 2005 Mentorious Service Award, Florida Mosquito Control Association
  • 2010 Distinguished Service Award, Society of Vector Ecology
  • 2015 Fulbright Specialist Award, Queensland Australia

Phil Lounibos

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Ecology and Behavior
lounibos@ufl.edu

  • Biology and Control of Mosquitoes (international course in Spanish at FMEL)
  • Guest lectures in departmental courses in Gainesville and Vero Beach: Medical Entomology, Tropical Entomology, Biological Control, Advanced Mosquito Biology, Advanced Mosquito Identification.