Dennis LaPointe, Ph.D.

Biography

Education:

Ph.D. 2000 Entomology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

M.S. 1982 Entomology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

        1991 Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

B.S. 1978 Entomology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

 

Specialty: Wildlife Disease, vector-borne avian disease, mosquito ecology, avian ectoparasites, Hawaiian passerines, aquatic invertebrates, field investigations, diagnostics, identification

Research Interests: Wildlife disease and conservation biology; ecology of arthropod vectors of disease and ectoparasites; evolution of host-vector-pathogen interactions; parasite mediated sexual selection in birds; climate change and vectored disease; West Nile virus; invasive biology of mosquitoes;Wolbachia pipientis in vector and disease control; aquatic invertebrate ecology; native insect conservation; zoonotic disease; control/management of vector borne disease

Personal Interests: House maintenance, grocery shopping, yard and pet care, child rearing and personal financing