Publications

  1. Couper LI, Farner JE, Lyberger KP, Lee AS, Mordecai EA. Evidence of thermal adaptation in a widely distributed mosquito species. Submimtted 2023. bioRxiv Link.

  2. Couper LI & Mordecai EA. Ecological drivers of dog heartworm transmission in California. Parasites & Vectors. 2022. Link.

  3. Ring KC, Couper LI, Sapiro AL, Yarza F, Yang XF, Clay K, Mateusiak C, Chou S, Swei A. Host blood meal identity modifies vector gene expression and competency. Molecular Ecology. 2022. Link.

  4. Couper LI, Farner JE, Caldwell JM, Childs ML, Harris MJ, Kirk DG, Nova N, Shocket M, Skinner EB, Uricchio LH, Exposito-Alonso M, and Mordecai EA. How will mosquitoes adapt to climate warming? eLife. 2021. Link.

  5. Couper LI, NJ Sanders, NE Heller, and DM Gordon. Multiyear drought exacerbates long‐term effects of climate on an invasive ant species. Ecology. 2021. Link.

  6. Couper LI, MacDonald AJ, Mordecai EA. Impact of prior and projected climate change on US Lyme Disease incidence. Global Change Biology. 2021. PDF.

  7. Childs ML, Kain MP, Kirk D*, Harris M, Couper LI, Nova N, Delwel I, Ritchie J, Mordecai EA. The impact of long-term non-pharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 epidemic dynamics and control: the value and limitations of early models. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 2021. Link.

  8. Athni TS, Shocket MS, Couper LI, Nova N, Caldwell IR, Caldwell JM, Childress JN, Childs ML, De Leo GA, Kirk D, MacDonald AJ, Olivarius K, Pickel DG, Winokur OC, Young HS, Cheng J, Grant EA, Kurzner PM, Kyaw S, Lin BJ, López RC, Massihpour DS, Olsen EC, Roache M, Ruiz A, Schultz EA, Shafat M, Spencer RL, Bharti N, Mordecai EA How vector-borne disease shaped the course of human history. Ecology Letters. 2021. PDF.

  9. Couper LI, Yang Y, Yang XF, Swei A. Comparative vector competence of North American Lyme disease vectors. Parasites and Vectors. 2020. Link.

  10. Swei A, Couper LI, Coffey LL, Kapan D, Bennett S. Patterns, drivers, and challenges of vector-borne zoonotic disease emergence. Vector Borne Zoonotic Diseases. 2020. Link.

  11. Swei A, O’Connor KE, Couper LI, Thekkiniath J, Conrad PA, Padgett KA, Burns J, Yoshimizu MH, GonzalesB, Munk B, Shirkey N, Konde L, Mamoun CB, Lane LS, Kjemtrup A. 2018. Evidence for transmission of the zoonotic apicomplexan parasite Babesia duncani by the tick Dermacentor albipictus. Int J Parasitol. 2019. Link.

  12. Couper LI, Kwan JY, Ma J, Swei A. Drivers and patterns of microbial community assembly in a Lyme disease vector. Ecol. Evol. 2019. Link.

  13. Chicana B, Couper LI, Kwan JY, Tahiraj E, Swei A. Microbiome profiles of sympatric tick species in the western United States. Insects. 2019. Link.

  14. Couper LI & Swei A. Tick microbiome characterization by next-generation 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing. J. Vis. Exp. 2018. PDF.

Book Chapters

Kirk DG, Skinner EB, Shocket MS, Couper LI, Nova N, Athni TS, Pourtois JD, Farner JE, Childs ML, Nyathi S, Mordecai EA. Climate Change and Disease Ecology. In: Suzán G, Aguirre AA, Mills JM, editors. The Ecology of Infectious Diseases: Methods on Evolution, Biodiversity, and Environmental Interactions. Oxford University Press. In press.

Shocket MS, Anderson CB, Caldwell JM, Childs ML, Couper LI, Han S, Harris MJ, Howard ME, Kain MP, MacDonald AJ, Nova N, Mordecai EA. 2020. Environmental Drivers of Vector-Borne Diseases. In: Drake JM, editor. Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases: Population Biology of Vector-borne Diseases. Oxford University Press (accepted, in press).

Conference papers

Johannes K, Powers J, Couper LI, Silberglitt M, Davenport JL. 2016. Tangible Models and Haptic Representations Aid Learning of Molecular Biology Concepts. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 372-377