Mosquitoes have been pervasive elements of our landscape and have influenced human societies for millennia, causing severe disease outbreaks and influencing the outcomes of major conflicts. To understand how mosquitoes transmit disease, it is critical to understand their ecology and evolution—why mosquitoes and their pathogens are where they are.

Our research focuses on understanding the environmental factors influencing the occurrence and dynamics of disease vectors from local to global scales from both ecological and evolutionary perspectives. Often, this leads us into examining human impacts on vector ecology, and ultimately how altered ecological processes may lead to adaptive evolution.