John D. Edman

Dr. John D. Edman

Position Title
Professor Emeritus

B.S. Biology Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN 1959
M.S. Entomology/Zoology University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 1961
Ph.D. Med. Ent./Parasitology Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 1964
Director of Center for Vector-Borne Disease Research (CVEC) and Professor of Entomology (joint appointment between CAES and VET MED)
50% Admin (CVEC)
40% Organized Research
10% Instruction and Research
Advanced Medical Entomology, Seminar in Vector-Borne Diseases and lectures in Medical Entomology
Research Interests:
Behavior, Ecology and Management of Medically Important Arthropods Blood-feeding Behavior of Diptera Vector-Host-Parasite-Environment Interaction in Protozoa and Arbovirus Transmission Anti-Ectoparasite Behavior of Vertebrates

Selected Publications:

    1. Scott, T.W., P.H. Amerasinghe, A.C. Morrison, L.H. Lorenz, G.G. Clark, P. Reiter, D. Strickman, P. Kittayapong and J.D. Edman. 2000. Longitudinal studies of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) in Thailand and Puerto Rico: blood feeding frequency Journal of Medical Entomology 37:89-101.
    2. Moncayo, A. and J.D. Edman. 1999. Toward the incrimination of epidemic vectors of Eastern equine encephalomyelitis virus in Massachusetts: abundance of mosquito populations at epidemic foci Journal of American Mosquito Control Association 15:479-92.
    3. Desena, M.L., J.D. Edman, J.M. Clark and T.W. Scott. 1999. Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) Age determination by cuticular hydrocarbon analysis of female legs Journal of Medical Entomology 36:824-30.
    4. Morrison, A.C., A. Costero, J.D. Edman, G.G Clark and T.W. Scott. 1999. Increased fecundity of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culiciadae) fed human blood prior to release in a mark-recapture study in Puerto Rico Journal of American Mosquito Control Association 15:98-104.
    5. Naksathrit, A.T., J.D. Edman and T.W. Scott. 1999. Utilization of human blood and sugar as nutrients by female Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) Journal of Medical Entomology 36:13-17.
    6. Edman, J.D., T.W. Scott, A. Costero, A.C. Morrison, L.C. Harrington, and G.G. Clark. 1998. Aedes aegypti (L.) movement is influenced by the availability of oviposition sitesJournal of Medical Entomology 35:578-583.