The Yee Lab of Aquatic Insect Ecology









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Yee, DA. Thirty years of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in America: An introduction to current perspectives and future challenges. Journal of Medical Entomology 53: 989-991

Yee, DA. What can larval ecology tell us about the success of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in the United State? Journal of Medical Entomology 53: 1002-1012

Yee, DA, NF Ezeakacha*, and K Abbott. The interactive effects of photoperiod and future climate change many have negative consequences for a wide-spread invasive insect. Oikos DOI 10.1111/oik.03635

Daniels**, R, NF Ezeakacha*, and Yee, DA. Interspecific interactions between adult Aedes albopictus and Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology 53: 466-469


Yee, DA, MG Kaufman, and NF Ezeakacha*. How diverse detrital environments influence nutrient stoichiometry between males and females of the co-occuring container mosquitoes Aedes albopictus, Ae. aegypti, and Culex quinquefasciatus. PLoS ONE DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0133734

Skiff, JJ* and Yee, DA. The effect of protozoans on larval container mosquito performance. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 108: 282-288

Yee, DA, AA Abuzeineh, NF Ezeakacha*, SS Schelble*, WC Glasgow*, SD Flanagan*, JJ Skiff*, A Reeves**, and K Kuehn. Mosquito larvae in tires from Mississippi, U.S.A.: the efficacy of abiotic and biotic parameters in predicting spatial and temporal patterns of mosquito populations and communities. Journal of Medical Entomology 52: 394-407


Pitcher*, KA &Yee, DA. 2014. Habitat use, prey consumption, and dispersal responses as potential coexistence mechanisms using two morphologically similar species of predaceous diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 107: 582-591

Skiff*, JJ & Yee, DA. Behavioral differences among four co-occuring species of container mosquito larvae: effects of depth and resource environments. Journal of Medical Entomology, 51: 375-381

Allgood*, A &Yee, DA . Influence of resource levels, organic compounds, and laboratory colonization on interspecific competition between Aedes albopictus and Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae). Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 28: 273-286

Yee, DA and J. Skiff*. 2014. Interspecific competition of a new invasive mosquito, Culex coronator, and two container mosquitoes, Aedes albopictus and Cx. quinquefasciatus, across different detritus environments. Journal of Medical Entomology, 51:89-96

Yee, DA, E Himel*, MH Reiskind, & SM Vamosi. 2014. Implications of salinity concentrations for the performance and competitive interactions of the mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culcidae). Journal of Medical and Veterinary Entomology 28: 60-69


Yee, DA, SM O'Regan**, B Wohlfahrt, & SM Vamosi. 2013. Variation in prey-specific consumption rates and patterns of field co-occurrence for two larval predaceous diving beetles. Hydrobiologia 718: 17-25

Mickle*, PF, JF Schafer,Yee, DA, & SB Adams.  2013.  Diet of juvenile Alabama Shad (Alosa alabamae) in two northern Gulf of Mexico drainages. Southeastern Naturalist 12: 233-237


Yee, DA, SM Vamosi, & SA Juliano. Seasonal photoperiods alter developmental time and mass of an invasive mosquito, Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae), across its north-south range in the United States. Journal of Medical Entomology 49: 825-832

Yee, DA, D Allgood*, JM Kneitel, & KA Kuehn. 2012. Constitutive differences between natural and artificial container mosquito habitats:  microorganisms, resources, and habitat parameters. Journal of Medical Entomology 49: 482-491

Yee, DA, & SA Juliano. Concurrent effects of resource pulse amount, type, and
frequency on community and population properties of consumers in detritus-based systems. Oecologia 169:511-522

Winters**, AE & Yee, DA. Variation in performance of two co-occurring mosquito species across diverse resource environments: insights from nutrient and stable isotope analyses. Ecological Entomology 37: 56-64


Kaufman, MG, K Pelz-Stelinski, Yee, DA, SA Juliano, Ostrom, & ED Walker. 2010. Stable isotope analysis reveals detrital resource base sources of the tree hole mosquito, Ochlerotatus triseriatus. Ecological Entomology 35: 586-593

Yee, DA, JM Kneitel, & SA Juliano.  2010. Environmental correlates of abundances of mosquito species and stages in discarded vehicle tires. Journal of Medical Entomology 47: 53-62

Yee, DA. 2010. Behavior and aquatic plants as factors affecting predation in three species of larval predaceous diving beetles (Coloptera: Dytiscidae). Hydrobiologia 637:33-43


Yee, DA, S Taylor**, & SM Vamosi.  2009.  Beetle and plant density as cues initiating dispersal in two species of adult predaceous diving beetles. Oecologia 160: 25-36


Yee, DA. 2008.  Tires as habitats for mosquitoes :  a review of studies within the eastern United States.  Journal of Medical Entomology 45: 581-593


Yee, DA, MG Kaufman, & SA Juliano.  2007.  The significance of ratios of detritus types and microorganism productivity to competitive interactions between aquatic insect detritivores. Journal of Animal Ecology 76: 1105-1115

Kesavaraju, B, Yee, DA & SA Juliano.  2007.  Interspecific and intraspecific differences in foraging preferences of container-dwelling mosquitoes.  Journal of Medical Entomology 44: 215-221

Yee, DA, B Kesavaraju, & SA Juliano.  2007.  Direct and indirect effects of animal detritus on growth, survival, and mass of the invasive container mosquito Aedes albopictus (Diptera:Culicidae).  Journal of Medical Entomology  44: 580-588

Yee, DA, SH Yee, JM Kneitel, & SA Juliano.  2007.  Richness-productivity relationships between trophic levels in a detritus-based system:  significance of abundance and trophic linkage.  Oecologia 154: 377-385

Kling**, LJ, SA Juliano, & DA Yee.  2007.  Larval mosquito communities in discarded automobile tires in a forested and non-forested site:  detritus type, amount, and water nutrient differences.  Journal of Vector Ecology 32: 207-217

Yee, DA & MR Willig.  2007.  Colonization of Heliconia caribaea by aquatic invertebrates: resource and microsite characteristics.  Ecological Entomology 32: 603-612

Yee, DA & SH Yee.  2007.  Nestedness patterns of container-dwelling mosquitoes:  effects of larval habitat within variable terrestrial matrices.  Hydrobiologia 592: 373-385

Yee, DA, & SA Juliano.  2007.  Abundance matters.  A field experiment testing the more individuals hypothesis for richness-productivity relationships.  Oecologia 153: 153-162


Yee, DA, & SA Juliano. 2006.  Consequences of detritus type in an aquatic microsystem: assessing water quality, microorganisms, and the performance of the dominant consumer. Freshwater Biology 51: 448-459


Yee, DA& DT Tissue.  2005.  Relationships between non-structural carbohydrate concentration and flowering in a subtropical herb, Heliconia caribaea (Heliconiaceae).  Caribbean Journal of Science 42: 243-249


Yee, DA, B Kesavaraju, & SA Juliano.  2004.  Larval feeding behavior of three co-occurring species of container mosquitoes.  Journal of Vector Ecology 29: 315-322

Yee, DA, B Kesavaraju, & SA Juliano.  2004.  Interspecific differences in feeding behavior and survival under food-limited conditions for larval Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae).  Annals of the Entomological Society of America  97: 720-728




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