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Howard Ginsberg



Areas of Study

Ecological Thresholds for Salt Marsh Nekton and Vegetation

Vector-borne Disease Research



Ginsberg, H. S. 2014. Tick control: trapping, biocontrol, host management and other alternative strategies. Pages 409-444 in Daniel E. Sonenshine and R. Michael Roe, editors. Biology of Ticks, Volume 2. 2nd edition. Oxford University Press, New York. xi, 491 pp. Abstract

Ginsberg, H. S., E. L. Rulison, A. Azevedo, G. C. Pang, I. M. Kuczaj, J. I. Tsao, and R. A. LeBrun. 2014. Comparison of survival patterns of northern and southern genotypes of the North American tick Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) under northern and southern conditions. Parasites & Vectors 7:394. Abstract

Berger, K. A., H. S. Ginsberg, K. D. Dugas, L. H. Hamel, and T. N. Mather. 2014. Adverse moisture events predict seasonal abundance of Lyme disease vector ticks (Ixodes scapularis). Parasites & Vectors 7(181):8 pages. Abstract

Berger, K. A., H. S. Ginsberg, L. Gonzalez, and T. N. Mather. 2014. Relative Humidity and Activity Patterns of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae). Journal of Medical Entomology 51(4):769-776. Abstract

Houser, J. D., H. Ginsberg, and E. M. Jakob. 2014. Competition between introduced and native spiders (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Biological Invasions Online Early April 3 Abstract

James-Pirri, M. J., J. L. Swanson, C. T. Roman, H. S. Ginsberg, and J. F. Heltshe. 2014. Ecological Thresholds for Salt Marsh Nekton and Vegetation Communities. Pages 291-319 in Glenn R. Guntenspergen, editor. Application of Threshold Concepts in Natural Resource Decision Making. Springer, New York. i-vi, 327 pp. Abstract

Rulison, E. L., K. T. Kerr, M. C. Dyer, S. Han, R. L. Burke, J. I. Tsao, and H. S. Ginsberg. 2014. Minimal role of eastern fence lizards in Borrelia burgdorferi transmission in central New Jersey oak/pine woodlands. Journal of Parasitology online early May 28 Abstract

Rulison, E. L., R. A. LeBrun, and H. S. Ginsberg. 2014. Effect of temperature on feeding period of larval blacklegged ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) on eastern fence lizards. Journal of Medical Entomology 51(6):1308-1311. Abstract


Rulison, E. L., I. Kuczaj, G. Pang, G. J. Hickling, J. I. Tsao, and H. S. Ginsberg. 2013. Flagging versus dragging as sampling methods for nymphal Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae). Journal of Vector Ecology 38(1):163-167. Abstract

Ginsberg, H. S., A. Gettman, E. Becker, A. Bandyopadhyay, and R. A. LeBrun. 2013. Environmental management of mosquito-borne viruses in Rhode Island. Rhode Island Medical Journal 96(7):37-41. Abstract , PDF


Jakob, E. M., A. H. Porter, H. Ginsberg, J. V. Bednarski, and J. Houser. 2011. A 4-year study of invasive and native spider populations in Maine. Canadian Journal of Zoology 89(8):668-677. Abstract


Aliberti Lubertazzi, M. A. and H. S. Ginsberg. 2010. Emerging dragonfly diversity at small Rhode Island (U.S.A.) wetlands along an urbanization gradient. Urban Ecosystems 13(4):517-533. Abstract

Butler, M., H. S. Ginsberg, R. A. LeBrun, and A. D. Gettman. 2010. Evaluation of nontarget effects of methoprene applied to catch basins for mosquito control. Journal of Vector Ecology 35(2):372-384. Abstract

Ginsberg, H. S., I. Rochlin, and S. R. Campbell. 2010. The use of early summer mosquito surveillance to predict late summer West Nile virus activity. Journal of Vector Ecology 35(1):35-42. Abstract

Mitra, S. S., P. A. Buckley, F. G. Buckley, and H. S. Ginsberg. 2010. Highly variable acquisition rates of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) by birds on an Atlantic barrier island. Journal of Medical Entomology 47(6):1019-1027. Abstract

Suom, C., H. S. Ginsberg, A. Bernick, C. Klein, P. A. Buckley, C. Salvatore, and R. A. LeBrun. 2010. Host-seeking activity and avian host preferences of mosquitoes associated with West Nile virus transmission in the northeastern U.S.A. Journal of Vector Ecology 35(1):69-74. Abstract


Aliberti Lubertazzi, M. A. and H. S. Ginsberg. 2009. Persistence of dragonfly exuviae on vegetation and rock substrates. Northeastern Naturalist 16(1):141-147. Abstract

James-Pirri, M.-J., H. S. Ginsberg, R. M. Erwin, and J. Taylor. 2009. Effects of open marsh water management on numbers of larval salt marsh mosquitoes. Journal of Medical Entomology 46(6):1392-1399. Abstract

Kluft, J. M. and H. S. Ginsberg. 2009. The effect of off-road vehicles on barrier beach invertebrates at Cape Cod and Fire Island National Seashores. Technical Report NPS/NER/NRTR--2009/138 . U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Northeast Region, Boston, MA. vii, 42 pp. Abstract

Rochlin, I., H. S. Ginsberg, and S. R. Campbell. 2009. Distribution and abundance of host-seeking Culex species at three proximate locations with different levels of West Nile virus activity. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 80(4):661-668. Abstract


Ginsberg, H. S. 2008. Potential effects of mixed infections in ticks on transmission dynamics of pathogens: comparative analysis of published records. Experimental and Applied Acarology 46(1-4):29-41. Abstract

Ginsberg, H. S. and M. K. Faulde. 2008. Ticks. Pages 303-345 in Xavier Bonnefoy, Helge Kampen, and Kevin Sweeney. Public Health Significance of Urban Pests. World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark. xiv, 569 pp. Abstract ; PDF

Rochlin, I., K. Harding, H. S. Ginsberg, and S. R. Campbell. 2008. Comparative analysis of distribution and abundance of West Nile and Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis virus vectors in Suffolk County, New York, using human population density and land use/cover data. Journal of Medical Entomology 45(3):563-571. Abstract ; BioOne

Samish, M. H., H. S. Ginsberg, and I. Glazer. 2008. Anti-tick biological control agents: assessment and future perspectives. Pages 447-469 in Alan. S. Bowman and Patricia A. Nuttall, editors. Ticks : biology, disease and control. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. xii, 506 pp. Abstract

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Last Updated: July 2014