Howard S. Ginsberg
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Research Ecologist, Field Station Leader
Cornell University, 1979, Entomology (Insect Ecology; advisor: George C.
|Areas of Expertise/Interest: Ecology of ticks and mosquitoes; transmission dynamics and management of vector-borne diseases (e.g., Lyme disease, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, West Nile Virus); biology of entomopathogenic fungi, nematodes, and bacteria that attack ticks. Bee ecology and pollination biology. Monitoring invertebrates for conservation; design and validation of targeted sampling programs.|
Citation from the Governor, 2001, State of Rhode Island, for outstanding efforts in combating the West Nile Virus
Award for Natural Resource Research, 1999,
Park Service (national
from the Governor, 1996, State of Rhode Island, for outstanding efforts in
combating the EEE virus
Science Award, 1991, National Park Service, North Atlantic Region
Effects of off-road vehicle traffic on the biotic community on sandy beaches at Cape Cod National Seashore (CACO).
Effects of invasive plant species on pollinator service and reproduction in native plants at Acadia National Park
Linyphia triangularis: an exotic spider with potential adverse impacts on the invertebrate fauna of Acadia National Park
Efficient surveillance, natural transmission dynamics, and targeted management of West Nile Virus in mosquitoes and birds
Raithel, C.J., H.S. Ginsberg, & M.L. Prospero. 2006. Population trends and flight behavior
Mixson, T.R., H.S. Ginsberg, S.R. Campbell, J.W. Sumner, & C.D. Paddock. 2004. Detection of Ehrlichia chaffeensis in adult and nymphal Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) ticks from Long Island, New York. Journal of Medical Entomology41: 1104-1110.
Ginsberg, H.S. 2001. Integrated pest management and allocation of control efforts for
Ginsberg, H.S. 1994. Conservation of invertebrates in U.S. National Parks. American Entomologist 40: 76-78.
Ginsberg, H.S. and C.P. Ewing. 1989. Habitat distribution of Ixodes dammini (Acari: Ixodidae) and Lyme disease spirochetes on Fire Island, NY. Journal of Medical Entomology 26: 183-189.
Ginsberg, H.S. 1986. Dispersal patterns of Aedes sollicitans (Diptera: Culicidae) at the east end of Fire Island National Seashore, New York, USA. Journal of Medical Entomology 23: 146-155.
Ginsberg, H.S. 1986. Honey bee orientation behaviour and the influence of flower distribution on foraging movements. Ecological Entomology 11: 173-179.
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