Our paper published in the Journal of Applied Ecology last month garnered a bit of media attention.
When the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) arrived in the United States in the 1980s, it took the invasive blood-sucker only one year to spread from Houston to St. Louis. New research from Washington University in St. Louis shows that the mosquitoes at the northern limit of their current range are successfully using time-capsule-like eggs to survive conditions that are colder than those in their native territory.
It’s rare that scientists see the good in the presence of an invasive species. But Washington University in St. Louis researchers discovered that a native mosquito in Missouri has fewer parasites when it shares its water with an interloper.
Solny presented some of her work from the Tyson prescribed fire experiment at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center yesterday.
Our NSF pre-proposal was invited