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Hollingsworth, B.D., Grubaugh, N.D., Lazzaro, B.P., and C.C. Murdock. Leveraging insect-specific viruses to elucidate mosquito population structure and dynamics (in press). PLoS Pathogens.


Brown, J., Pascual, M.M., Wimberly, M.C., Johnson, L.R., and C.C. Murdock. Humidity - the overlooked variable in thermal biology of mosquito-borne disease (2023). Ecology Letters.


Ryan, S. J., Lippi, C. A., Villena, O.C., Singh, A., Murdock, C.C., and L.R. Johnson. Mapping current and future thermal limits to suitability for malaria transmission by the invasive mosquito Anopheles stephensi (2023). Malaria Journal.

Evans, M.V., Bhatnagar, S., Drake, J.M., Murdock, C.C., and S. Mukherjee. The mismatch of narratives and local ecologies in the everyday governance of water access and mosquito control in an urbanizing community (2023). Health and Place.


Pathak, A.K, Shiau, J.C., Franke-Fayard, B., Schollenberger, L.M., Harn, D.A., Kyle, D.E., and C.C. Murdock. Streamlining sporozoite isolation from mosquitoes by leveraging the dynamics of migration to the salivary glands (2022). Malaria Journal.


Evans, M.V., Bhatnagar, S., Drake, J.M., Murdock, C.C., Mukherjee, S. Socio-ecological dynamics in urban systems: an integrative approach to mosquito-borne disease in Bengaluru, India (2022). People and Nature.


Villena, O.C., Ryan, S.J., Murdock, C.C., and L.R. Johnson. Temperature impacts the environmental suitability for malaria transmission by Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles stephensiEcology (2022).


Wang, D., Yang, J., Pandya, J., Clark, J.M., Harrington, L., Murdock, C.C., and L. He. Quantitative age grading of mosquitoes using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Analytical Science Advances (2021).

League, G.P., Harrington, L.C., Pritcher, S.A., Geyer, J.K., Baxter, L.L., Montijo, J., Rowland, J.G., Johnson, L.M., Murdock, C.C., and L.J. Cator. Sexual selection theory meets disease vector control: testing harmonic convergence as a "good" genes signal in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases (2021).


Reitmayer, C.M., Pathak, A.K., Harrington, L.C., Brindley, M.A., Cator, L.J., C.C. Murdock. Sex, age , and parental harmonic convergence behavior affect the immune performance of Aedes aegypti offspring. Communications Biology (2021).


Ngonghala, C. N., Ryan, S.J., Tesla, B., Demakovsky, L.R., Mordecai, E.A., Murdock, C.C., and M.H. Bonds. Effects of changes in temperature on Zika dynamics and control. Journal of the Royal Society Interface (2021).


Evans, M.V., Drake, J.M., Jones, L. and C.C. Murdock. Assessing temperature-dependent competition between two invasive mosquito species. Ecological Applications (2021). 



Ryan, S. J., Carlson, C. J., Tesla, B., Bonds, M. H., Ngonghala, C. N., Mordecai, E. A., Johnson, L. R., and C. C. Murdock. Warming temperatures could expose 1.3 billion new people to Zika virus risk by 2050. Global Change Biology (2020).

Valentine, M. J., Ciraola, B., Jacobs, G. R., Arnot, C., Kelly, P. J., and C. C. Murdock. Effects of seasonality and land use on the diversity, relative abundance, and distribution of mosquitoes on St. Kitts, West Indies. Parasites & Vectors (2020). 

Valentine, M. J., Ciraola, B., Aliota, M. T., Vandenplas, M., Marchi, S., Tenebray, B., Leparc-Goffart, I., Gallagher, C. A., Beierschmitt, A., Corey, T., Dore, K. M., de Lamballerie, X., Wang, C., Murdock, C. C., and P. J. Kelly. No evidence for sylvatic cycles of chikungunya, dengue, and Zika viruses in African green monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops sabaeus) on St. Kitts, West Indies. Parasites & Vectors (2020).


Wimberly, M.C., Davis, J.K., Evans, M.V., Hess, A., Newberry, P.M., Solano-Asamoah, N., and C.C. Murdock. Land cover affects microclimate and determines the spatial pattern of temperature suitability for arbovirus transmission in an urban landscape. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases (2020)

Miazgowicz, K.L., Shocket, M.S., Ryan, S.J., Villena, O.C., Hall, R.J., Owen, J., Andanlawo, T., Balaji, K., Johnson, L.R., Mordecai, E.A., and C.C. Murdock. Age influences the thermal suitability of Plasmodium falciparum transmission in the Asian malaria vector Anopheles stephensiProceedings of the Royal Society London Series B (2020)

Ferreira, P.G., Tesla, B., Horácio, E.C.A., Nahum, L.A., Brindley, M.A., Mendes, T.A.O., and C.C. Murdock. Temperature dramatically shapes mosquito gene expression with consequences for mosquito-virus interactions. Frontiers in Microbiology (2020)



Johansson, M. et al. An open challenge to advance probabilistic forecasting for dengue epidemics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. (2019)

Pathak, A.K., Shiau, J.C., Thomas, M.B., and C.C. Murdock. Field relevant variation in ambient temperature modifies density-dependent establishment of Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes in mosquitoes. Frontiers in Microbiology (2019). 

Valentine, M.J., Murdock, C.C., and P.J. Kelly.  Sylvatic cycles of arboviruses in non-human primates. Parasites & Vectors (2019) 12: 463. doi: 10.1186/s13071-019-3732-0.

Evans, M.V., Hintz, C.W., Jones, L., Shiau, J., Solano, N., Drake, J.M, and C.C. Murdock. Microclimate and larval habitat density predict adult Aedes albopictus abundance in urban areas. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2019). doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0220.


Pathak, A., Shiau, J., Thomas, M.B., and C.C. Murdock. Cryogenically preserved RBCs support gametocytogenesis in vitro and gametogenesis in mosquitoes. Malaria Journal (2018). doi: 10.1186/s12936-018-2612-y.


Tesla, B., Demakovsky, L.R., Mordecai, E.A., Bonds, M.H., Brindley, M.B., and C.C. Murdock. Estimating the effects of variation in viremia on mosquito susceptibility, infectiousness, and Ro of Zika in Aedes aegyptiPLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases (2018). doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006733.

Kual, R., Evans, M.V., Murdock, C.C. and J.M. Drake. Spatio-temporal spillover risk of yellow fever in Brazil. Parasites & Vectors (2018). doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-3063-6.

Tesla, B., Demakovsky, L.R., Mordecai, E.A., Ryan, S.J., Bonds, M.H., Ngonghala, C.N., Brindley, M.A., and C.C. Murdock. Temperature drives Zika virus transmission: evidence from empirical and mathematical models. Proceedings of the Royal Society London Series B (2018). doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.0795.

Evans, M.V., Shiau, J.C., Solano, N., Brindley, M.A., Drake, J.M., and C.C. Murdock. Carry-over effects of urban larval environments on the transmission potential of dengue-2 virus. Parasites & Vectors (2018). doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-3031-3.

Evans, M.V., Murdock, C.C., and J.M. Drake. Anticipating emerging mosquito-borne flaviviruses in the United States: What comes after Zika? (2018) Trends in Parasitology. doi: 10.1016/ 

Johnson, L.R., Gramacy, R.B., Cohen, J., Mordecai, E., Murdock, C.C., Rohr, J., Ryan, S.J., Stewart, A.M., and D. Weikel. (2018) Phenomenological forecasting of disease incidence using heteroskedastic Gaussian processes: a dengue case study. Annals of Applied Statistics. doi: 10.1214/17-AOAS1090


Willard, K.A., Demakovsky, L., Tesla, B., Goodfellow, F.T., Stice, S.L. Murdock, C.C., & M.B. Brindley (2017). Zika virus exhibits lineage-specific phenotypes in cell culture, in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, and in an embryo model. Viruses. doi: 10.3390/v9120383.

Murdock, C.C., Evans, M.V., McClanahan, T., Miazgowicz, K., and B. Tesla (2017) Fine-scale variation in microclimate across an urban landscape shapes variation in mosquito population dynamics and the potential of Aedes albopictus to transmit arboviral disease. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005640. 

Mordecai, E.A., Cohen, J.M., Evans, M.E., Gudapati, P., Johnson, L.R., Lippi, C.A., Miazgowicz, K., Murdock, C.C., Rohr, J.R., Ryan, S.J., Savage, V., Shocket, M.S., Ibarra, A.S., Thomas, M.B., and D.P. Weikel (2017) Detecting the impact of temperature on transmission of Zika, dengue, and chikungunya using mechanistic models. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005568.


Murdock, C.C., Luckhart, S., and L.J. Cator (2017) Immunity, host physiology, and behaviour in infected vectors. Current Opinion in Insect Science. doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2017.03.001

Evans, M.V., Dallas, T.A., Han, B.A., Murdock, C.C., and J.M. Drake (2017). Data-driven identification of potential Zika virus vectors. eLife. doi: 10.7554/eLife.22053​;

Shragai, T., Tesla, B., Murdock, C.C., and L.C. Harrington (2017). Zika and chikungunya: mosquito-borne viruses in a changing world. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1111/nyas. 13306



Shapiro, L.L., Murdock, C.C., Jacobs, G.R., Thomas, R.J., and M.B. Thomas (2016).  Larval food quantity affects the capacity of adult mosquitoes to transmit human malaria.  Proceedings of the Royal Society, London, Series B.

Murdock, C.C., Sternberg, E.D., and M.B. Thomas (2016) Malaria transmission potential could be reduced with current and future climate change.  Scientific Reports.

Pincebourde, S., Murdock, C.C., Vickers, M., and M.W. Sears (2016) Fine-scale microclimate variation can shape the responses of organisms to global change in both  natural and urban environments. Integrative and Comparative Biology.



Laubach Z.M., Perng W., Lombardo M., Murdock C.C., J. Foufopoulos (2015) Determinants of parental care in Mountain White-crowned sparrows (Zonotrichia oriantha). Auk. 132: 893-902. doi: 10.1642/AUK-159.1.


Cator L.J., Pietri J.E., Murdock C.C., Ohm J.R., Lewis E., Read A.F., Luckhart S., M.B. Thomas (2015). Immune response and insulin signalling alter mosquito feeding behaviour to enhance malaria transmission potential. Scientific Reports. 5: 11947. doi: 10.1038/srep11947.


Murdock C.C., Adler, P.H., Frank, J., S.P. Perkins (2015).  Molecular analyses on host-seeking black flies (Dipetera: Simuliidae) reveal a diverse assemblage of Leucocytozoon (Apicomplexa: Haemosporida) parasites in an alpine ecosystem.  Parasites & Vectors. 8: 343. doi: 10.1186/s1307-015-0952-9.




Moller-Jacobs, L.L., Murdock, C.C., M.B. Thomas (2014).  Capacity of mosquitoes to transmit malaria depends on larval environment.  Parasites & Vectors, 7: 593-605. doi: 10.1186/s13071-014-0593-4


Hughes, G.L., Dodson, B.L., Johnson, R.M., Murdock, C.C., Tsuijimoto, H. et al. (2014).  Native microbiome impedes vertical transmission of Wolbachia in Anopheles  mosquitoes.  PNAS, 111: 12498-12503. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1408888111.


Murdock, C.C., Blanford, S., Luckhart, S. and M.B. Thomas (2014).  Ambient temperature and dietary supplementation interact to shape mosquito vector competence for malaria.  Journal of Insect Physiology, 67:37-44. doi 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2014.05.020.


Brock, P.M., Murdock, C.C., and L.B. Martin (2014).  The history of ecoimmunology and its integration with disease ecology.  Integrative and Comparative Biology, 16: 1-10. doi 10.1093/icb/icu046.


Murdock, C.C., Blanford, S., Hughes, G., Rasgon, J., and M.B. Thomas (2014).  Temperature alters Plasmodium blocking by Wolbachia.  Scientific Reports, 4: 3932. doi: 10.1038/srep03932.




Murdock, C.C., Foufopoulos, J. and C. Simon (2013).  A transmission model for the ecology of an avian blood parasite in a temperate system.  PLoS One, 8: e76126. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076126.


Murdock, C.C., Moller-Jacobs, L., and M.B. Thomas (2013).  Complex environmental drivers of immunity and resistance in a malaria mosquito.  Proceedings of the Royal Society, London Series B, 280:20132030. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2030.


Cator, L.J., George, J., Blanford, S., Murdock, C.C., Baker, T.C., Read, A.F., and M.B. Thomas (2013). Manipulation without the parasite: altered feeding behavior of malaria mosquitoes is not dependent on parasite infection. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London Series B., 280: 20130711. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.0711.


Paaijmans, K.P., Heinig, R.L., Seliga, R.A., Blanford, J.I., Blanford, S., Murdock, C.C., and M.B. Thomas (2013).  Temperature variation makes ectotherms more sensitive to climate change.  Global Change Biology, 19: 2373-2380. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12240.


Dietz, M. S., Murdock, C. C., Romero, M. L., Ozgul, A., and J. Foufopoulos (2013).  Distance to road is associated with reproductive success and physiological stress in a migratory landbird.  Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 125 (1): 50-6




Murdock, C.C. Paaijmans, K., Read, A. F., Cox-Foster, D., and M. B. Thomas (2012).  Rethinking vector immunology: the role of environmental temperature in shaping resistance.  Nature Microbiology Reviews, 10 (12): 869-876. doi: 10.1038/nrmicro2900.


Murdock, C.C., Paaijmans, K., Bell, A., King, J., Hillyer, J., Read, A. and M. Thomas (2012).  Complex effects of temperature on mosquito immune function.  Proceedings of the Royal Society, London Series B. 279 (1741): 3357-3366. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.0638.




Murdock, C.C., Olival, K., and S. Perkins. 2010. Molecular identification of host feeding patterns of snow-melt mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae): potential implications for the transmission ecology of Jamestown Canyon Virus.  Journal of Medical Entomology. 47 (2): 226-299.


Foxman, B., Goldberg, D., Murdock, C.C., Xi, C., and J. Gilsdorf.  2008.  Conceptualizing the human microbiome: from multi-celled organ to ecological community.  Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Infectious Diseases, 2008: 613979. doi: 10.1155/2008/613979.

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