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Pawar S, Huxley PJ, Smallwood TRC, Nesbit ML, Chan AHH, Shocket MS, Johnson LR, Kontopoulos DG, & Cator LJ. 2024. Variation in temperature of peak trait performance will constrain adaptation of arthropod populations to climatic warming. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 8, 500–510


Wyer CAS, Cator LJ+, & Hollis B+. 2023. Release from sexual selection leads to rapid genome-wide evolution in Aedes aegypti. Current Biology.33 (7), 1351. (+Lauren and Brian contributed equally to this work- and it was really fun)

Qureshi A, Keene E, Brown G, & Cator LJ. 2023. The size of larval rearing container modulates the effects of diet amount and density on larval development in Aedes aegypti. PLoS ONE.


Montoya LF, Alafo C, Martí-Soler H, Máquina M, Comiche K, Cuamba I, Munguambe K, Cator LJ, Aide P, Galatas B. Cuamba B, Marrenjo D, Rabinovich R, Alanso P, Saúte F, Paaijmans K. 2022. Overlaying human and mosquito behavioral data to estimate residual exposure to host-seeking mosquitoes and the protection of bednets in a malaria elimination setting where indoor residual spraying and nets were deployed together. PLoS ONE. 17 (9), e0270882.

Russell MC & LJ Cator. 2022. No impact of biocontrol predator on development time or size of surviving Aedes albopictus under optimal nutritional availability. Insects.13(2):155.


Gregory N, Ewers R, Chung A, & Cator LJ. 2022. Oil palm expansion increases the vectorial capacity of dengue vectors in Malaysian Borneo. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 16(3):e0009525.


Huxley P, Murray K, Cator LJ, & Pawar S, 2022. Competition in depleting resource environments shapes the thermal response of mosquito population fitness. Communications Biology. 5(1):66.


League GP, Harrington LC, Pitcher SA, Geyer JK, Baxter LL, Montijo J, Rowland JG, Johnson LM, Murdock CC, Cator LJ. 2021. Sexual selection theory meets disease vector control: Testing harmonic convergence as a "good genes" signal in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 15(7):e0009540.


Reitmayer CM, Pathak AK, Harrington LC, Brindley MA, Cator LJ, Murdock CC. 2021. Sex, age, and parental harmonic convergence behavior affect the immune performance of Ae. aegypti offspring. Communications Biology. 4(1): 723


Huxley, PJ, Murray KA, Pawar S, & Cator LJ. 2021. The effect of resource limitation on the temperature dependence of mosquito fitness. Procceding of the Royal Society B. 288 (1949): 20203217


Russell MR, Qureshi A, Wilson CG, & Cator LJ. 2021. Size, not temperature, drives cyclopoid copepod predation of invasive mosquito larvae. PLoS ONE 16(2): e0246178.


Cator LJ, Wyer CAS, Harrington LC. 2021. Mosquito sexual selection and reproductive control programs. Trends in Parasitology.


Andrés M, Su MP, Albert J, Cator LJ. 2020. Buzzkill: Targeting the mosquito auditory system. Current Opinion in Insect Science. 40:11-17.


Cator LJ, Johnson LR, Mordecai EA, El Moustaid F, Smallwood T, La Deau S, Johansson M, Hudson PJ, Boots M, Thomas MB, Power AG, & Pawar S. 2020. The role of vector trait variation in vector-borne disease dyanmics. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 189.


Aldersley A, Pongsiri A, Qureshi A, Harrington LC, Ponlawat A, & Cator LJ. 2019. Too “sexy” for the field? Paired measures of laboratory and semi-field performance highlight variability in the apparent mating fitness of Aedes aegypti transgenic strains. Parasites and Vectors 12:357.


Qureshi A, Aldersley A, Hollis B, Ponlawat A, & Cator LJ. 2019. Male competition and the evolution of mating and life history traits in experimental populations of Aedes aegypti. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 286(1904):20190591


Rund SSC, Braak K, Cator LJ, Copas K, Emrich SJ, Giraldo-Calderόn GI, Johansson MA, Heydari N, Hobern D, Kelly SA, Lawson D, Lord C, MacCallum RM, Roche DG, Ryan SJ, Schigel D, Vandergrift K, Watts M, Zaspel JM, Pawar P. 2019. MIReAD, a minimum information standard for reporting arthropod abundance data. Scientific Data. 6 (1):40.


Gregory, N, Ewers RM, Chung AYC,& Cator LJ. 2019 El Niño drought and tropical forest conversion synergistically determine mosquito development rate. Environmental Research Letters. 14(035003).


Aldersley A & Cator LJ. 2019. Female resistance and harmonic convergence influence male mating success in Aedes aegypti. Scientific Reports. 9(1):2145. 

Before 2019

Lefévre T, Ohm J, Dabiré K, Cohuet A, Choisy M, Thomas M, & Cator LJ. 2018. Transmission traits of malaria parasites within the mosquito: relative importance of genetic variation and phenotypic plasticity with consequences for control. Evolutionary Applications. 11(4): 456-469.

Lang B, Igdobe S, McManus K, Qureshi A & Cator LJ. 2017. The effect of immature diet on male mating success in the Yellow Fever mosquito. Journal of Medical Entomology. 55(1):29-35.

Cator LJ, Editorial: Host Attractiveness and Malaria Transmission to Mosquitoes. Journal Infectious Diseases. 2017 Aug 1;216(3):289-290.

Cator, LJ. 2017. Malaria altering host attractiveness and mosquito feeding. Trends in Parasitology. 17: S1471-4992.

Murdock CC, Luckhart S, & Cator LJ. 2017. Puppet master in a tango: Immunity and Host Physiology, and Behaviour in Infected Vectors. Current Opinion in Insect Science.20: 28-33.

Cator LJ & Z. Zanti.2016, sounds, and sex: interactions between body size and harmonic convergence determine mating success in Aedes aegypti. Parasites and Vectors. 9(1):622.

Ohm J, Teeple J, Nielsen W, Read AF, Thomas MB, & Cator LJ. 2016. The effect of feeding and immune challenge on the reproductive fitness of Anopheles stephensi. Parasites and Vectors. 9 (113): 1-10.

Cator LJ, Pietri JE, Murdock CC, Ohm JR, Lewis E, Read AF, Luckhart S & Thomas MB. 2015. Immune response and insulin signaling alter mosquito feeding behaviour to enhance malaria transmission potential. Scientific Reports 5 (11947): 1-10.

Cator LJ, Lynch PA, Thomas MB & Read AF. 2014. Alterations in mosquito behavior by malaria parasites: potential impact on force of infection. Malaria Journal. 13 (164): 1-11.

Cator LJ, George J, Blanford S, Murdock CC, Baker TC, Read AF, & Thomas MB. 2013. "Manipulation" without the parasite: altered feeding behaviour of mosquitoes is not dependent on infection with malaria parasites. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 280 (1763): 1-7. 

Paaijmans KP, Cator LJ & Thomas MB. 2013. Temperature-dependent pre-bloodmeal period and temperature-driven asynchrony between parasite development and mosquito biting rate reduce malaria transmission intensity. PLoS One 8 (1): e55777.

Cator LJ, Thomas S, Paaijmans KP, Sangamithra R, Justin NAJA, Mathai MT, Read AF, Thomas MB, & Eapen A. 2013. Characterizing the thermal environment in malaria transmission settings in urban Chennai, India. Malaria Journal 12 (1): 84-93.

Cator LJ, PA Lynch, AF Read, & MB Thomas. 2012 Do malaria parasites manipulate mosquitoes? Trends in Parasitology 28 (11): 466-470.


Das, A, Anvikar AR, Cator LJ, Dihman RC, Eapen A, Mishra N, Nagpal BN, Nanda N, Raghavendra K, Read AF, Sharma SK, Singh OP, Singh V, Sinnis P, Srivastava HP, Sullivan SA, Sutton PL, Thomas MB, Carlton JM & Valecha N. 2012. Malaria in India: The Center for the Study of Complex Malaria in India. Acta Tropica 121 (3): 267-273.

Cator LJ & Harrington LC. 2011. Harmonic Convergence and Sexy Sons: Indirect Benefits Associated with Acoustic Signals in the Dengue Vector. Animal Behaviour 82 (4): 627-633.

Cator LJ, Arthur BJ, Ponlawat A, & Harrington LC, 2011. Behavioral observations and sound recordings of free-flight mating swarms of Ae. aegypti in Thailand. Journal of Medical Entomology 48 (4):941-9461.

Cator LJ, Ng'Habi KR, Hoy RR, & Harrington LC. 2010. Sizing up a mate: variation in production and response to acoustic signals in Anopheles gambiae. Behavioral Ecology 21 (5): 1033-1039.

Cator LJ, Arthur BJ, Harrington LC, & Hoy RR. 2009. Harmonic convergence in the love songs of the dengue vector mosquito. Science 323 (5917): 1077-1079.

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