Christopher M Barker

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint California state Mosquito-Borne Virus Surveillance and Response Plan: a retrospective evaluation using conditional simulations
    Christopher M Barker
    Center for Vector borne Diseases, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 68:508-18. 2003
  2. pmc Seasonal abundance of Culex tarsalis and Culex pipiens complex mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in California
    Christopher M Barker
    Center for Vectorborne Diseases, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Med Entomol 47:759-68. 2010
  3. pmc Temporal connections between Culex tarsalis abundance and transmission of western equine encephalomyelitis virus in California
    Christopher M Barker
    Center for Vectorborne Diseases, University of California, Old Davis Road, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 82:1185-93. 2010
  4. doi request reprint The combination of abundance and infection rates of Culicoides sonorensis estimates risk of subsequent bluetongue virus infection of sentinel cattle on California dairy farms
    Christie E Mayo
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Vet Parasitol 187:295-301. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Mosquitoes and West Nile virus along a river corridor from prairie to montane habitats in eastern Colorado
    Christopher M Barker
    Center for Vectorborne Diseases, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Vector Ecol 34:276-93. 2009
  6. pmc Envelope and pre-membrane protein structural amino acid mutations mediate diminished avian growth and virulence of a Mexican West Nile virus isolate
    Stanley A Langevin
    Center for Vectorborne Diseases and Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Gen Virol 92:2810-20. 2011
  7. pmc Surveillance for West Nile virus and vaccination of free-ranging island scrub-jays (Aphelocoma insularis) on Santa Cruz Island, California
    Walter M Boyce
    Wildlife Health Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 11:1063-8. 2011
  8. pmc Effects of warm winter temperature on the abundance and gonotrophic activity of Culex (Diptera: Culicidae) in California
    William K Reisen
    Center for Vectorborne Diseases, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Old Davis Road, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Med Entomol 47:230-7. 2010
  9. pmc Sentinel chicken seroconversions track tangential transmission of West Nile virus to humans in the greater Los Angeles area of California
    Jennifer L Kwan
    Center for Vectorborne Diseases, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 83:1137-45. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Importance of recrudescent avian infection in West Nile virus overwintering: incomplete antibody neutralization of virus allows infrequent vector infection
    Sarah S Wheeler
    Center for Vectorborne Diseases and Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Med Entomol 49:895-902. 2012

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Publications19

  1. ncbi request reprint California state Mosquito-Borne Virus Surveillance and Response Plan: a retrospective evaluation using conditional simulations
    Christopher M Barker
    Center for Vector borne Diseases, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 68:508-18. 2003
    ..For SLE, assignment of higher risk to drier conditions as measured by rainfall and runoff yielded the most accurate representation of actual virus activity during all recent study periods...
  2. pmc Seasonal abundance of Culex tarsalis and Culex pipiens complex mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in California
    Christopher M Barker
    Center for Vectorborne Diseases, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Med Entomol 47:759-68. 2010
    ..The observed patterns may be driven by temperature, availability of larval habitats, and for the Cx. pipiens complex, the taxonomic composition of local populations...
  3. pmc Temporal connections between Culex tarsalis abundance and transmission of western equine encephalomyelitis virus in California
    Christopher M Barker
    Center for Vectorborne Diseases, University of California, Old Davis Road, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 82:1185-93. 2010
    ..The critical time windows identified in our study highlight the need for surveillance of vector populations and forecasting models to guide proactive vector control measures before the detection of transmission to sentinel chickens...
  4. doi request reprint The combination of abundance and infection rates of Culicoides sonorensis estimates risk of subsequent bluetongue virus infection of sentinel cattle on California dairy farms
    Christie E Mayo
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Vet Parasitol 187:295-301. 2012
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Mosquitoes and West Nile virus along a river corridor from prairie to montane habitats in eastern Colorado
    Christopher M Barker
    Center for Vectorborne Diseases, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Vector Ecol 34:276-93. 2009
    ..This suggests that major waterways in the Great Plains serve as important dispersal corridors for Cx. tarsalis but that the Continental Divide is a formidable barrier to this WNV vector...
  6. pmc Envelope and pre-membrane protein structural amino acid mutations mediate diminished avian growth and virulence of a Mexican West Nile virus isolate
    Stanley A Langevin
    Center for Vectorborne Diseases and Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Gen Virol 92:2810-20. 2011
    ....
  7. pmc Surveillance for West Nile virus and vaccination of free-ranging island scrub-jays (Aphelocoma insularis) on Santa Cruz Island, California
    Walter M Boyce
    Wildlife Health Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 11:1063-8. 2011
    ..To further that goal, we recommend managers vaccinate >100 ISSJ each year as part of ongoing research and monitoring efforts...
  8. pmc Effects of warm winter temperature on the abundance and gonotrophic activity of Culex (Diptera: Culicidae) in California
    William K Reisen
    Center for Vectorborne Diseases, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Old Davis Road, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Med Entomol 47:230-7. 2010
    ..Our preliminary data may provide insight into how climate change may extend the mosquito season in California...
  9. pmc Sentinel chicken seroconversions track tangential transmission of West Nile virus to humans in the greater Los Angeles area of California
    Jennifer L Kwan
    Center for Vectorborne Diseases, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 83:1137-45. 2010
    ..In urban Los Angeles, sentinel chicken seroconversions could be used as an outcome measure in decision support for emergency intervention...
  10. ncbi request reprint Importance of recrudescent avian infection in West Nile virus overwintering: incomplete antibody neutralization of virus allows infrequent vector infection
    Sarah S Wheeler
    Center for Vectorborne Diseases and Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Med Entomol 49:895-902. 2012
    ....
  11. pmc Mosquito host selection varies seasonally with host availability and mosquito density
    Tara C Thiemann
    Center for Vectorborne Diseases, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1452. 2011
    ..tarsalis throughout the year...
  12. ncbi request reprint Role of corvids in epidemiology of west Nile virus in southern California
    William K Reisen
    Center for Vectorborne Diseases, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Med Entomol 43:356-67. 2006
    ..In contrast the uniform dispersion by territorial western scrub-jays resulted in a high, but evenly distributed, incidence of human disease in Kern County...
  13. ncbi request reprint Does variation in Culex (Diptera: Culicidae) vector competence enable outbreaks of West Nile virus in California?
    William K Reisen
    Center for Vectorborne Diseases, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Old Davis Road, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Med Entomol 45:1126-38. 2008
    ..Culex populations remained competent for St. Louis encephalitis virus, indicating that the disappearance of this virus was not related to a loss of vector competence...
  14. ncbi request reprint Impact of climate variation on mosquito abundance in California
    William K Reisen
    Center for Vectorborne Diseases, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Old Davis Rd, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Vector Ecol 33:89-98. 2008
    ..Correlations with antecedent climate provide the opportunity to forecast vector abundance and therefore encephalitis virus risk, a capability useful in intervention decision support systems at local and state levels...
  15. doi request reprint West Nile virus cluster analysis and vertical transmission in Culex pipiens complex mosquitoes in Sacramento and Yolo Counties, California, 2011
    Ethan Fechter-Leggett
    Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Vector Ecol 37:442-9. 2012
    ..The estimated minimal filial infection rate from WNV-positive, ovipositing females was 2.0 infected females/1,000. The potential contribution of vertical transmission to WNV maintenance and amplification are discussed...
  16. ncbi request reprint Relationship between distance from major larval habitats and abundance of adult mosquitoes in semiarid plains landscapes in Colorado
    Christopher M Barker
    Center for Vectorborne Diseases, University of California, Davis, CA 95616 5270, USA
    J Med Entomol 46:1290-8. 2009
    ....
  17. pmc Effects of fluctuating daily temperatures at critical thermal extremes on Aedes aegypti life-history traits
    Lauren B Carrington
    Department of Entomology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e58824. 2013
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Anthropogenic and meteorological factors influence vector abundance and prevalence of bluetongue virus infection of dairy cattle in California
    Christie E Mayo
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Vet Microbiol 155:158-64. 2012
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  19. ncbi request reprint Spatiotemporal oviposition and habitat preferences of Ochlerotatus triseriatus and Aedes albopictus in an emerging focus of La Crosse virus
    Christopher M Barker
    Department of Entomology, 216 Price Hall, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061 0319, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 19:382-91. 2003
    ..This suggests that the predictions were most accurate during periods when the risk for La Crosse virus transmission is greatest. Limitations and suggestions for improving the model are discussed...