Dr. Mark S. Blackmore

Dr. Mark S. Blackmore, Professor, received his M.S. from Auburn University and his Ph.D. from the University of Utah. His principle research interests involve the population biology of mosquitoes and their natural parasites and other aspects of vector biology and disease ecology. Before coming to VSU, Dr. Blackmore was a Fullbright fellow at Uppsala University (Sweden) studying parasitism of snowpool mosquitoes by mermithid nematodes. He was also a Research Associate at the Vector Biology Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame, where he examined factors affecting outbreaks of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Michigan, the spread of Aedes albopictus in the Americas and the involvement of the species in recent outbreaks of Dengue in Mexico.

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Selected Publications

Godsey, M. S., M. S. Blackmore, et  al. 2005. West Nile Epizootiology in the Southeastern United States, 2001. Vector-borne and Zoonotic  Diseases. 5(1): 82-89.

Blackmore, M. S. and C. Dahl. 2002. Field evaluation of a new surveillance trap in Sweden. J. Am. Mosq. Control Assoc. 18(3): 152-157.

Dahl, C. and M. S. Blackmore. 2001. The distribution and status of Ochlerotatus geniculatus (Olivier) in Fennoscandia. European Mosquito Bulletin, 9: 12-16.

Blackmore, M. S. and C. C. Lord. 2000.  The relationship between size and fecundity in Aedes albopictus. Journal of Vector Ecology 25(2): 212-217.

Blackmore, M. S., G. A. Scoles, and G. B. Craig, Jr. 1995. Parasitism of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) by Ascogregarina spp. (Apicomplexa: Lecudinidae) in Florida. Journal of Medical Entomology 32:847-852.

Blackmore, M. S. 1994. Mermithid parasitism of adult Aedes communis (DeGeer) in Sweden (Nematodea: Mermithidae). American Midland Naturalist 132:192-198.

Blackmore, M. S. 1989. The efficacy of melanotic encapsulation as a defense against parasite-induced mortality in snowpool mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 67:1725-1729.

Blackmore, M. S. and E. L. Charnov. 1989. Adaptive variation in environmental sex determination in a nematode. The American Naturalist 134:817-823.