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Biologist Selected as ESA Fellow

Dr. Charles S. Apperson, a vector biologist with research and extension responsibilities, was recently selected as a fellow of the Entomological Society of America (ESA). The selection acknowledges outstanding contributions in one or more of the following: research, teaching, extension and administration. The 2009 fellows will be recognized during the annual ESA meeting Dec. 13-16 in Indianapolis.

Apperson joined the faculty in 1976. He  was awarded the William Neal Reynolds Professorship by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 2005 for achievements in public health biology. Apperson has published 110 articles in refereed research publications, numerous conference proceedings and book chapters, and 50 extension publications. His entomological interests include the behavior, biology and control of vector arthropods, especially mosquitoes and ticks. He is recognized as an expert on host-feeding habits of mosquitoes and the biotic cues mediating oviposition by container-inhabiting Aedes mosquitoes.