HOW DOES THE LARVAL ENVIRONMENT INFLUENCE MOSQUITO DEVELOPMENT?
WE USE ECOLOGICAL AND EVOLUTIONARY PRINCIPLES TO STUDY HOST-VECTOR-PATHOGEN INTERACTIONS IN LYME DISEASE IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND AND PREDICT TICK-BORNE DISEASE DYNAMICS IN CHANGING CLIMATES.
THE STUDY SYSTEM BAND
Dr. Couret's Research Mission
Within a broader framework of social justice and liberation pedagogy, I apply ecological principles to study and teach the organismal biology of medically important arthropod vectors in order to improve the surveillance and control of vector-borne diseases, build on foundational ecological principles, and further inclusive research praxis.
In addition to work on vector ecology and evolutionary biology (EEB) and vector-borne disease, the Couret Lab conducts discipline-based (biology) education research. The primary focus of this research is on examining and expanding inclusive practices in pedagogy.
WE USE GEOSPATIAL AND STATISTICAL MODELING TO RELATE PATHOGEN PREVALENCE AND DISEASE DYNAMICS TO CLIMATIC AND ANTHROPOGENIC CHANGES FOR MOSQUITO-BORNE VIRUSES INCLUDING EASTERN EQUINE ENCEPHALITIS, DENGUE AND WEST NILE VIRUS.
Let's identify discriminatory bias and colonial thinking in STEM materials
THROUGH COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH WITH COMPUTER SCIENTISTS SPECIALIZING IN MACHINE LEARNING, DEEP LEARNING, AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, WE ARE DEVELOPING ALGORITHMS AND TOOLS FOR THE AUTOMATIC CLASSIFICATION OF MOSQUITO AND TICK VECTORS. .
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF LARVAL MOSQUITOES WITH PREDATORY PLANTS
PRIORITIZING WATER SECURITY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF VECTOR‐BORNE DISEASES
HOW ARTHROPOD-MICROBE INTERACTIONS MAY BE CONTINGENT ON THE ECOLOGICAL CONTEXT OF THE ASSOCIATED HOST PLANTS