Howard S. Ginsberg

The University of Rhode Island, USA


Howard S. Ginsberg is a research ecologist with the US Geological Survey at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. He is a Unit Leader of Patuxent’s Coastal Field Station and a Professor in residence at the University of Rhode Island. He received his Ph.D. degree in entomology from Cornell University, NY, USA, in 1979. Dr. Ginsberg has published widely on the ecology of vector-borne diseases, especially tick-transmitted infections such as Lyme borreliosis, and on mosquito ecology. His emphasis is on understanding transmission dynamics and factors that influence human exposure to vector-borne zoonotic pathogens. This knowledge is used to develop efficient approaches to surveillance and management of vector-borne diseases that protect public health while minimizing negative effects on sensitive natural systems. He is also interested in bee foraging ecology and pollination, especially the interactions between native and introduced species. Finally, he is interested in conservation of invertebrates and in assessing the effects of human activities on invertebrate faunas (e.g., odonates, beach invertebrates). Dr. Ginsberg received the Director’s Award for Natural Resource Research, in 1999, from the US National Park Service.

Biography Updated on 22 April 2010

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