Michael Reiskind

Assistant Professor of Entomology, North Carolina State University

My research program addresses connections between arthropod ecology and the risk of infectious disease. I focus my work on the most pernicious arthropod vector, the mosquitoes, responsible for sickening or putting at risk as much as a third of the world’s population. There are several areas of mosquito ecology that I find particularly important (and interesting!). These include physiological ecology (or how the environment affects how individual mosquitoes grow, utilize resources, and reproduce), behavioral ecology (or how the environment affects how individual mosquitoes make choices, or don’t), population ecology (or how the environment causes mosquito populations to grow or shrink), and landscape ecology (or how the environment determines the pattern of mosquito species and abundance in the landscape). I am also increasingly interested in the evolutionary and genetic context into which my ecological questions fit, and am collaborating with folks with more experience in those areas.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Entomology, North Carolina State University