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Dennis LaPointe

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

Education and Certifications

  • 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

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