D A LaPointe

Summary

Affiliation: U.S. Geological Survey
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Analysis of the trap gene provides evidence for the role of elevation and vector abundance in the genetic diversity of Plasmodium relictum in Hawaii
    Margaret E M Farias
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
    Malar J 11:305. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Ecology and conservation biology of avian malaria
    Dennis A Lapointe
    U S Geological Survey, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, Hawaii National Park, Hawaii 96718, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1249:211-26. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparative susceptibility of introduced forest-dwelling mosquitoes in Hawai'i to avian malaria, Plasmodium relictum
    Dennis A Lapointe
    US Geological Survey, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, P O Box 218, Hawai i National Park, Hawai i 96718, USA
    J Parasitol 91:843-9. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Dispersal of Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) in a Hawaiian rain forest
    D A LaPointe
    U S Geological Survey, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, P O Box 44, Hawaii National Park, HI 96718, USA
    J Med Entomol 45:600-9. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Thermal constraints to the sporogonic development and altitudinal distribution of avian malaria Plasmodium relictum in Hawai'i
    Dennis A Lapointe
    USGS Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, Kilauea Field Station, Hawai i National Park, Hawai i 96718, USA
    J Parasitol 96:318-24. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and distribution of pox-like lesions, avian malaria, and mosquito vectors in Kipahulu Valley, Haleakala National Park, Hawai'i, USA
    Samuel Aruch
    U S Geological Survey Biological Resources Discipline, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, PO Box 44, Hawai i National Park, Hawai i 96718, USA
    J Wildl Dis 43:567-75. 2007
  7. pmc Host population persistence in the face of introduced vector-borne diseases: Hawaii amakihi and avian malaria
    Bethany L Woodworth
    Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, U S Geological Survey, Kilauea Field Station, PO Box 44, Hawaii National Park, HI 96718, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:1531-6. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Experimental infection of Hawai'i 'Amakihi (hemignathus virens) with West Nile virus and competence of a co-occurring vector, culex quinquefasciatus: potential impacts on endemic Hawaiian avifauna
    Dennis A Lapointe
    U S Geological Survey, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, Kilauea Field Station, PO Box 44, Hawai i National Park, Hawai i 96718, USA
    J Wildl Dis 45:257-71. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Landscape factors influencing the spatial distribution and abundance of mosquito vector Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) in a mixed residential-agricultural community in Hawai'i
    Matthew E Reiter
    Research Corporation of the University of Hawai i, 2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki Hall D 100, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    J Med Entomol 44:861-8. 2007

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications9

  1. pmc Analysis of the trap gene provides evidence for the role of elevation and vector abundance in the genetic diversity of Plasmodium relictum in Hawaii
    Margaret E M Farias
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
    Malar J 11:305. 2012
    ..Previous studies have recognized only a single mitochondrial lineage of avian malaria (Plasmodium relictum) in the Hawaiian Islands, but cloning and sequencing of nuclear genes suggest a higher degree of genetic diversity...
  2. doi request reprint Ecology and conservation biology of avian malaria
    Dennis A Lapointe
    U S Geological Survey, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, Hawaii National Park, Hawaii 96718, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1249:211-26. 2012
    ..Increased temperatures may have already increased global avian malaria prevalence and contributed to an emergence of disease in New Zealand...
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparative susceptibility of introduced forest-dwelling mosquitoes in Hawai'i to avian malaria, Plasmodium relictum
    Dennis A Lapointe
    US Geological Survey, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, P O Box 218, Hawai i National Park, Hawai i 96718, USA
    J Parasitol 91:843-9. 2005
    ..relictum isolate. In trials for which a maximum 200 oocysts were recorded, the median number of oocysts ranged from 144 to 200. It was concluded that Culex quinquefasciatus is the primary vector of avian malaria in Hawai'i...
  4. ncbi request reprint Dispersal of Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) in a Hawaiian rain forest
    D A LaPointe
    U S Geological Survey, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, P O Box 44, Hawaii National Park, HI 96718, USA
    J Med Entomol 45:600-9. 2008
    ..These findings should have significant implications for the design of future refuges and development of effective mosquito-borne avian disease control strategies...
  5. doi request reprint Thermal constraints to the sporogonic development and altitudinal distribution of avian malaria Plasmodium relictum in Hawai'i
    Dennis A Lapointe
    USGS Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, Kilauea Field Station, Hawai i National Park, Hawai i 96718, USA
    J Parasitol 96:318-24. 2010
    ..Our data support the hypothesis that avian malaria currently restricts the altitudinal distribution of Hawaiian honeycreeper populations and provide an ecological explanation for the absence of disease at high elevation...
  6. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and distribution of pox-like lesions, avian malaria, and mosquito vectors in Kipahulu Valley, Haleakala National Park, Hawai'i, USA
    Samuel Aruch
    U S Geological Survey Biological Resources Discipline, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, PO Box 44, Hawai i National Park, Hawai i 96718, USA
    J Wildl Dis 43:567-75. 2007
    ..Mosquito populations in the valley are low, and they are probably influenced by periods of high rainfall that flush stream systems...
  7. pmc Host population persistence in the face of introduced vector-borne diseases: Hawaii amakihi and avian malaria
    Bethany L Woodworth
    Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, U S Geological Survey, Kilauea Field Station, PO Box 44, Hawaii National Park, HI 96718, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:1531-6. 2005
    ..A better understanding of the mechanisms allowing coexistence of hosts and parasites may ultimately lead to tools for mitigating disease impacts on wildlife and human populations...
  8. ncbi request reprint Experimental infection of Hawai'i 'Amakihi (hemignathus virens) with West Nile virus and competence of a co-occurring vector, culex quinquefasciatus: potential impacts on endemic Hawaiian avifauna
    Dennis A Lapointe
    U S Geological Survey, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, Kilauea Field Station, PO Box 44, Hawai i National Park, Hawai i 96718, USA
    J Wildl Dis 45:257-71. 2009
    ..quinquefasciatus proved to be a competent vector and Hawai'i Amakihi an adequate amplification host of WNV, suggesting that epizootic WNV could readily become an additional limiting factor of some native Hawaiian bird populations...
  9. ncbi request reprint Landscape factors influencing the spatial distribution and abundance of mosquito vector Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) in a mixed residential-agricultural community in Hawai'i
    Matthew E Reiter
    Research Corporation of the University of Hawai i, 2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki Hall D 100, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    J Med Entomol 44:861-8. 2007
    ....