Couret Lab

Couret, J*., Dyer, M.C., Mather, T.N., Han, S., Tsao, J.I., Lebrun, R., Ginsberg, H.S. 2017. Acquisition of Borrelia burgdorferi Infection by Larval Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) Associated with Engorgement Measures. Journal of Medical Entomology. 54(4):1055-1060

Presentations and Posters


Evidence of adaptive parasite manipulation by Lyme disease agent, Borrelia burgdorferi in black-legged ticks (Ixodes scapularis), 2018, Evolution in Philadelphia Conference, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Couret J., M. Dyer, J. Tsao, S. Kim T. Mather, H. Ginsberg

Effect of infection status with Borrelia burgdorferi on rate of engorgement and survival of larval Ixodes scapularis, 2018 International Conference of Lyme/Borreliosis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, Couret J., M. Dyer, J. Tsao, S. Kim T. Mather, H. Ginsberg


2017 Entomological Society of America Northeastern Regional Branch Meeting (Newport, RI), Factors Influencing Life-History Patterns of Medically Important Mosquitoes of the Northeastern United States, Couret J. 

Gordon Research Conference: Undergraduate Biology Education Research (Stonehill

College, MA) The first new world naturalists: Developing and evaluating the benefits of

multicultural content in undergraduate Biology education. Couret, J., Montero-

Sobrevilla, I.



American Geophysical Union (San Francisco) Understanding the Impact of

Anthropogenic and Environmental Changes on Dengue Fever Cases in Puerto

Rico. **Serman, E.,  Puggioni, G., Couret, J., Ginsberg, H., Akanda, A.


URI Annual Honors Conference (Rhode Island) Epidemiological characteristics of clinically- confirmed cases of Chikungunya in Teculutan, Guatemala. **Aldana, A., Couret, J., LeBrun, R.



American Geophysical Union (San Francisco) Understanding Environmental and Climatic Influences on Regional Differences and Spatio-temporal scale: Issues

of Dengue Fever Transmission in Puerto Rico. ‡Serman, E., Couret, J., Ginsberg, H.,

Akanda, A.



Society for the Study of Evolution (Raleigh, NC). Environmental context matters:     

the impact of a microbial symbiont on invasive insect host Megacopta cribraria is mediated by host plant.Couret J, Griffin L, Antolic-Soban I, Acevedo T, Gerardo N.                   



American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Conference, 2012 (Atlanta, GA)

Meta-analysis of environmental factors affecting development rate and survival inAedes aegypti. Couret J, Benedict M.Q.



Southeastern Population Ecology and Evolution Genetics Conference, (Gainesville, FL). Meta-analysis of the factors influencing development rate in Culex pipiens complex. Couret J.



National Environmental Health Association Conference (Phoenix, AZ) Lessons Learned: Waterborne Disease Detection, Surveillance, & Reporting in Georgia. Couret, J, Cole, D.


Georgia Environmental Health Association Annual Meeting (Jekyll Island, GA). Small Water Supplies and Waterborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance. Couret J, Kumnick C, Uhlich S.

Fournier, K., Couret, J., Ramsey, J., Caulkins, J. 2017 (in press) Using Collaborative Two-Stage Examinations to Address Test Anxiety in a Large Enrollment, Gateway Course. Anatomical Sciences Education. DOI 10.1002/ase.1677


Couret, J*, Benedict, MQ. 2014. Meta-analysis of environmental factors affecting

development rate and survival in Aedes aegypti. BMC Ecology 14(3):1-15.


Couret, J*, Benedict MQ, Doston, EM. 2014. Temperature, density, and diet interact to

influence larval development of Aedes aegpyti. PLoS ONE 9(2), e87468.


Couret, J* 2013. Meta-analysis of factors affecting ontogenetic development rate in the

Culex pipiens complex. Environmental Entomology. 42 (4), 614-626.


Gardner, WA; Blount, JL; Golec, JR; Jones, WA; Hu, XP; Talamas, EJ; Evans, RM; Dong, X; Ray, CH; Buntin, DG; Gerardo, NM; Couret, J. 2013. Discovery of Paratelenomus saccharalis (Dodd) (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae), an Egg Parasitoid of Megacopta cribraria F. (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) in its Expanded North American Range. Journal of Entomological Science. 48(4), 355-359.


Yoshioka, M‡; Couret, J; Kim, F‡; McMillan, J; Burkot, TR; Dotson, EM; Kitron, U.;   Vazquez-Prokopec, GM. 2012. Diet and density competition affect larval performance  and oviposition site selection in the mosquito species Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae). Parasites and Vectors. 5:225.


Gesquiere, LR; Altmann, J; Khan, MZ; Couret, J; Yu, JC, Endres, CS; Lynch, JW; Ogala, P; Fox, EA; Alberts, SC; Wango, EO. 2005. Coming of age: steroid hormones of wild immature baboons (Papio cynocephalus). American Journal of Primatology. Sep; 67 (1): 83-100.  

Sanchez, F., Couret, J., 2009. LHR Farms Community Needs Assessment and Public Health Consultation. Department of Community Health, Georgia Division of Public Health, 2009.

Couret, J., 2009. Small water supplies and environmental health in Georgia, Georgia Environmentalist. Vol. 31, pp: 9-11

Publications and Talks

* corresponding author, ‡ mentored students