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Yee, DA, R DeJesus-Crepo, FF Hunter, & F Bai. Assessing natural infection of Zika virus in the southern house mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus, during 2016 in Puerto Rico. Medical and Veterinary Entomology (in press)

Goddard, J, GM Moraru, SK McInnis, JS Portugal, DA Yee, JH Deerman*, & WC Varnado. A State-wide survey for container-breeding mosquitoes in Mississippi. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 33: 229-232

Allgood, DW & DA Yee. 2017. Oviposition preference and offspring performance in con ntainer breeding mosquitoes: evaluating effects of organic compounds and laboratory colonization. Ecological Entomology 10.1111/een.12412


Yee, DA. 2016. What can larval ecology tell us about the success of Aedes albopictus (Diptera:  Culicidae) in the United States? Journal of Medical Entomology (Special Organized Feature) 53: 1002-1012

Yee, DA. 2016. Thirty years of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in America: An introduction to current perspectives and future challenges. Journal of Medical Entomology (Special Organized Feature) 53: 989-991

Yee, DA, NF Ezeakacha*, & K Abbott. 2016. The interactive effects of photoperiod and future climate change may have negative consequences for a wide-spread invasive insect. Oikos 126: 40-51

Daniels**, R, NF Ezeakacha*, & DA Yee. 2016. Interspecific interactions between adult Aedes albopictus and Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology 53: 466-469


Yee, DA, MG Kaufman, & NF Ezeakacha*. 2015. How diverse detrital environments influence nutrient stoichiometry between males and females of the co-occurring container mosquitoes Aedes albopictus, Ae. aegypti, and Culex quinquefasciatus. PLoS ONE, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133734

Yee, DA, AA Abuzeineh, NF Ezeakacha*, SS Schelble*, WC Glasgow*, SD Flanagan*, JJ Skiff*, A Reeves**, and K Kuehn. 2015. 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

Skiff*, JJ & DA Yee. 2015. The effect of protozoans on larval container mosquito performance. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 108: 282-288


Allgood*, A & DA Yee. 2014. 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

Skiff*, J & DA Yee. 2014. Behavioral differences among four co-occurring species of container mosquito larvae: effects of depth and resource environments. Journal of Medical Entomology 51: 375-381

Pitcher*, KA & DA Yee. 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

Yee, DA & 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: Culicidae). 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 Schaefer, DA Yee, & 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. 2012. 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

Winters, AE** & DA Yee. 2012. 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

Yee, DA & SA Juliano. 2012. Concurrent effects of resource pulse amount, type, and frequency on community and population properties of consumers in detritus-basedsystems. Oecologia 169: 511-522


Kaufman, MG, K Pelz-Stelinski, DA Yee, SA Juliano, P 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 (Coleoptera: 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, DA Yee, & 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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