Publications

This is a collection of peer-review journal publications, book chapters and published technical reports. I have tried to post links to online versions of papers as much as possible. If you have trouble obtaining any of these, please feel free to email me and request a reprint/PDF. I also write and contribute to articles at The Conversation and you can see a list of these, together with links to the articles, here.

Claflin S.B. and Webb C.E. (2016).Surrounding land use significantly influences adult mosquito abundance and species richness in urban mangroves. Wetlands, Ecology and Management [Early View] Online.

Minocha, R., Wang, C., Dang, K., Webb, C.E., Fernández‐Peñas, P., and Doggett, S.L. (2016). Systemic and erythrodermic reactions following repeated exposure to bites from the Common bed bug Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae). Austral Entomology [Early View] Online.
Grigaltchik, V. S., Webb, C. and Seebacher, F. (2016), Temperature modulates the effects of predation and competition on mosquito larvae. Ecological Entomology [doi:10.1111/een.12339] Online.
Faull K.J., Webb C.E. and Williams C.R. (2016), Desiccation survival time for eggs of a widespread and invasive Australian mosquito species, Aedes (Finlaya) notoscriptus (Skuse). Journal of Vector Ecology, 41: 55–62. Online.
Appuhamy R. and Webb C.E.(2016) Mosquito-borne viral diseases in the ACT. ACT Health Population Health Bulletin, 5: 21-23. Online. Download.
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, , , Evidence for Metabolic Pyrethroid Resistance in the Common Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae). Journal of Economic Entomology, [early view] Online.
Williams C.R, Webb C.E., Orre S., Naunton M. and Thomas J. (2016) Can kunzea oil (Kunzea ambigua) control head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis)? Parasitology Open, 2, e3 doi:10.1017/pao.2015.2. Online.

Webb C.E., Doggett S.L. and Russell R.C. (2016) A Guide to Mosquitoes of Australia. CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South, Australia. ISBN: 9780643100305. Online.

Webb C.E. (2016) Why doesn’t mosquito-borne Zika virus pose a widespread threat to Australia? Broad Street Pump, 41: 1-3. Online[Please note that this is not a peer-reviewed article but appears in a joint publication of the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology – Public Health (CIDM-PH), and Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases & Biosecurity (MBI)]

Lawrence A.L., Hii S.F.; Chong R., Webb C.E., Traub R., Brown G., Slapeta J. (2015). Evaluation of the bacterial microbiome of two flea species using different DNA isolation techniques provides insights into flea host ecology. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 91 (12). Online.

Claflin S. and Webb C.E. (2015). Ross River virus: many hosts and vectors make for an unpredictable pathogen. PLoS Pathogens 11(9): e1005070. Online.

McLean B., Hobson-Peters J., Webb C.E., Watterson D., Prow N.A., Nguyen H.D., Hall-Mendelin S., Warrilow D., Johansen C.A., Jansen C., van den Hurk A., Beebe N.W., Schnettler E., Barnard R.T. and Hall R. (2015) A novel insect-specific flavivirus replicates only in Aedes vigilax-derived cells and persists at high prevalence in wild Aedes vigilax populations in Sydney, Australia. Virology 486: 272–283. Online.

Lawrence A.L, Hii SF, Jirsová D, Panáková L, Ionică AM, Gilchrist K, Modrý D, Mihalca AD, Webb CE, Traub RJ, Šlapeta J. (2015) Integrated morphological and molecular identification of cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) and dog fleas (Ctenocephalides canis) vectoring Rickettsia felis in central Europe. Veterinary Parasitology 210: 215–223. Online

Nicholson J, Ritchie SARussell RCWebb CECook AZalucki MPWilliams CRWard P , van den Hurk AF (2015)  Effects of cohabitation on the population performance and survivorship of the invasive mosquito Aedes albopictus and the resident mosquito Aedes notoscriptus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Australia. Journal of Medical Entomology 52: 375-385. Online.

Webb CE (2015) Are we doing enough to promote the effective use of mosquito repellents? Medical Journal of Australia 202: 128-129. Online

van den Hurk AF, Hall-Mendelin S, Webb CE, Tan CSE, Frentiu FD, Prow NA and Hall RA. (2014) Role of enhanced vector transmission of a new West Nile virus strain in an outbreak of equine disease in Australia in 2011. Parasites and Vectors 7:586 Online

Lilly DG, Zalucki MP, Orton CJ, Russell RC, Webb CE and Doggett SL (2014) Insecticide resistance In Cimex lectularius (Hemptera: Cimicidae) In Australia. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Urban Pests 103-111.Online

Hardy CM, Court LN, Morgan MJ and Webb CE  (2014) The complete mitochondrial DNA genomes for two lineages of Aedes notoscriptus (Diptera: Culicidae). Mitochondrial DNA [early view] Online

Webb CE (2014) Insect repellents derived from Australian plants and implications for public health messages. In. Insect Repellents Handbook, Second Edition (Ed M. Debboun et al) CRC Press. Online

Lilly DG, Zalucki MP, Orton CJ, Russell RC, Webb CE and Doggett SL. (2014), Confirmation of insecticide resistance in Cimex lectularius Linnaeus (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) in Australia. Austral Entomology 54: 96–99. Online

Gray TJ and Webb CE. (2014) A review of the epidemiological and clinical aspects of West Nile virus. International Journal of General Medicine 7: 193 – 203. Online

Watts MR, Chan RCF, Cheong EYL, Brammah S, Clezy KR, Tong C, Marriott D, Webb CE, Chacko B, Tobias V, Outhred AC, Field AS, Prowse MV, Bertouch JV, Stark D, and Reddel SW. (2014) Anncaliia algerae Microsporidial Myositis. Emerging Infectious Diseases 20: 185-191. Online

Webb CE. (2013) Managing mosquitoes in constructed freshwater wetlands. In. ‘Workbook for managing urban wetlands in Australia’ (Ed. S. Paul) 1st edn. (Sydney Olympic Park Authority) ISBN 978-0-9874020-0-4 Online

Webb CE. (2013) Managing mosquitoes in coastal wetlands. In.  ‘Workbook for managing urban wetlands in Australia’ (Ed. S. Paul) 1st edn. (Sydney Olympic Park Authority) ISBN 978-0-9874020-0-4 Online

Webb C.E. et al. (2013) Facing the challenges of managing urban wetlands in Australia: the way forward. In. ‘Workbook for managing urban wetlands in Australia’ (Ed. S. Paul) 1st edn. (Sydney Olympic Park Authority) ISBN 978-0-9874020-0-4 Online

Webb CE, Doggett SL and Russell RC. (2013). Arthropod pests of public health significance in Australia. Department of Health and Aging, Canberra. ISBN: 9781742419770. Download Arthropod Pest guide

Gonsalves L, Bicknell B, Law B, Webb CE, Monamy V. (2013) Mosquito consumption by insectivorous bats: Does size matter? PLoS ONE 7(8): e43839. Online [Read Blog Post]

Kassim NFA, Webb CE and Russell RC (2013) Australian distribution, genetic status and seasonal abundance of the exotic mosquito Culex molestus Forskal (Diptera: Culicidae). Australian Journal of Entomology 53: 185-198 Online [Read Blog Post]

Gonsalves L, Law B, Webb CE and Monamy V (2013) Foraging ranges of insectivorous bats shift relative to changes in mosquito abundance. PLoS ONE 8(5): e64081. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064081 Online [Read Blog Post]

Gonsalves L, Lamb S, Webb CE, Law B and Monamy V (2013) Do mosquitoes influence bat activity in coastal habitats? Wildlife Research 40: 10-24 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR12148] Online

Gonsalves L, Law B, Webb CE and Monamy V. (2012) Are vegetation interfaces important to foraging microchiropteran bats in endangered coastal saltmarshes on the Central Coast of New South Wales? Pacific Conservation Biology 18: 282-292 Online

Webb CE, Ironside A and Mansfield S. (2012) A comparison of oviposition preference in the presence of three aquatic plants by the mosquitoes Culex annulirostris and Culex quinquefasciatus in laboratory tests. General and Applied Entomology 41: 21-26. Online [Read Blog Post]

Kassim NFA, Webb CE and Russell RC (2012) The importance of males: larval diet and adult sugar-feeding influence reproduction in the mosquito Culex molestus. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 28: 312-316 Online

Webb CE and Russell RC. (2012) Mosquitoes and coastal estuarine wetlands. In:  Estuary plants and what’s happening to them in south-east Australia (Ed. Sainty G. et al). Sainty & Associates, Sydney. ISBN: 9780958105538 Online

Webb CE, Shivas M and Easton C. (2012) Biting midges associated with estuarine environments. In:  Estuary plants and what’s happening to them in south-east Australia (Ed. Sainty G. et al). Sainty & Associates, Sydney. ISBN: 9780958105538 Online

Webb CE and Doggett SL (2012) Can travellers avoid bed bug bites? Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease 10: 281–282. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tmaid.2012.08.001

Ehlkes L, Eastwood K, Webb CE and Durrheim D. (2012) Surveillance should be strengthened to improve epidemiological understandings of mosquito-borne Barmah Forest virus infection. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal 3:63-68. Online

Kassim NFA, Webb CE and Russell RC. (2012) Culex molestus Forskal (Diptera: Culicidae) in Australia: colonisation, stenogamy, autogeny, oviposition and larval development. Australian Journal of Entomology 51:67-77. Online

Kassim NFA, Webb CE and Russell RC. (2012) Is the expression of autogeny by Culex molestus Forskal (Diptera: Culicidae) influenced by larval nutrition or by adult mating, sugar feeding or blood feeding? Journal of Vector Ecology 37:162–171. Online

Webb CE and Russell RC. (2012) Does the monomolecular film Aquatain mosquito formula provide effective control of container breeding mosquitoes in Australia? Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 28:53-58. Online

Webb CE and Russell RC. (2012) Wetlands and mosquitoes – reducing the public health risks to visitors. Wetlands (Australia) 20:65-66. Online

Webb CE and Russell RC. (2011) Do wrist bands impregnated with botanical extracts assist in repelling mosquitoes? General and Applied Entomology 40:1-5. Online [blog post]

Webb CE and Russell RC. (2011) Advice to travellers on topical insect repellent use against dengue mosquitoes in Far North Queensland, Australia. Journal of Travel Medicine 18:282-283. Online

Webb CE. (2011) Observations on the foraging behaviour of the introduced honeybee Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae) on the saltmarsh plant Sarcocornia quinqueflora at Sydney Olympic Park. Australian Zoologist 35:884-887

Maguranyi SK, Webb CE, Mansfield S and Russell RC. (2009) Are commercially available essential oils from Australian native plants repellent to mosquitoes? Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 25:292-300. Online

Thomas J, Webb CE, Narkowicz C, Jacobson GA, Peterson GM, Davies NW and Russell RC. (2009) Evaluation of repellent properties of volatile extracts from the Australian native plant Kunzea ambigua against Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology, 46:1387-1391. Online

Jansen CC, Webb CE, Graham GC, Craig SB, Zborowski P, Ritchie SA, Russell RC and van den Hurk AF (2009). Blood Sources of Mosquitoes Collected from Urban and Peri-Urban Environments in Eastern Australia with Species-Specific Molecular Analysis of Avian Blood Meals. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 81: 849-857. Online

Jansen CC, Prow NA, Webb CE, Hall RA, Pyke AT, Harrower BJ, Pritchard IL, Zborowski P, Ritchie SA, Russell RC and van den Hurk A.F. (2009) Arboviruses isolated from mosquitoes collected from urban and periurban areas of eastern Australia. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 25: 272-278. Online

Doggett SL, Clancy J, Haniotis J, Webb CE, Hueston L, Marchetti M, Blyth F, Howard S, Dwyer DE, Russell RC. (2009) Arbovirus and vector surveillance in New South Wales, 2004/05-2007/08. Arbovirus Research in Australia. 10: 28-37.

Webb CE, Prichard G, Plumb G and Russell RC. (2009) How does legislation influence mosquito-borne disease management in New South Wales? Arbovirus Research in Australia, 10: 178-182

Webb CE and Russell RC. (2009) Insect repellents and sunscreen: implications for personal protection strategies against mosquito-borne disease. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 33: 485-490. Online

Webb CE and Russell RC. (2009) A laboratory investigation of the mosquito control potential of the monomolecular film Aquatain mosquito formula against immature stages of Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus. Journal of the American mosquito Control Association, 25: 106-109. Online

Jansen CC, Webb CE, Northill JA, Van Den Hurk AF, Russell RC and Ritchie SA. (2008) Vector Competence of Australian mosquito species for a North American strain of West Nile virus. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 8: 805-811 Online

Webb CE and Russell RC. (2008) Mosquitoes of Centennial Park. General and Applied Entomology 37: 31-33. Online

Ewald B, Webb CE, Durrheim D and Russell RC. (2008) Is there a risk of malaria transmission in NSW? NSW Public Health Bulletin, 19: 127-138. Online

Webb CE, Doggett SL, Ritchie SA and Russell RC. (2008) Vector competence of three Australian mosquitoes, Verrallina carmenti, Verrallina lineata and Mansonia septempunctata (Diptera: Culicidae) for Ross River virus. Journal of Medical Entomology, 45: 737-740. Online

Webb CE and Russell RC. (2007) Is the extract from the plant Catmint (Nepeta cataria) repellent to mosquitoes in Australia? Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 23: 351-354. Online

Williams CR, Long SA, Webb CE, Bitzhenner M, Geier M, Russell RC and Ritchie SA. (2007). Aedes aegypti population sampling using BG-Sentinel traps in north Queensland Australia: statistical considerations for trap deployment and sampling strategy. Journal of Medical Entomology 44: 345-350. Online

Russell RC, Webb CE, Williams CR and Ritchie SA. (2005) Mark-release-recapture study to measure dispersal of the mosquito Aedes aegypti in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 19:451-457. Online

Russell RC, Webb CE and Davies N. (2005) Aedes aegypti (L.) and Aedes polynesiensis Marks in Moorea, French Polynesia: adult population structures and pathogen (Wuchereria bancrofti and Dirofilaria immitis) infection rates indicate regional and seasonal epidemiological risk for dengue and filariasis. Journal of Medical Entomology 42:1045-1056. Online

Willems KJ, Webb CE and Russell RC. (2005) Tadpoles of four common Australian frogs are not effective predators of the common pest and vector mosquito Culex annulrostris Skuse. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 21: 492-494. Online

Willems KJ, Webb CE and Russell RC. (2005) A comparison of mosquito predation by the fish Pseudomugil signifer Kner and Gambusia holbrooki (Girard) in laboratory trials. Journal of Vector Ecology 30: 87-90. Online

Webb CE, Willems KJ and Russell RC. (2004). The response of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) from the Sydney region of New South Wales to light traps baited with carbon dioxide and octenol. General and Applied Entomology 33: 69-73.

Ritchie SA, Long S, Hart A, Webb CE and Russell RC. (2003) An adulticidal sticky ovitraps for sampling container-breeding mosquitoes. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 19: 235-242.

Webb CE and Russell RC. (2000). Towards management of mosquitoes at Homebush Bay, Sydney, Australia. I. Seasonal activity and relative abundance of adults of Aedes vigilax, Culex sitiens, and other salt-marsh species, 1993-94 through 1997-98. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 15: 242-249. Online

Webb CE, Oliver I and Pik AJ. (2000) Does coastal foredune stabilization with Ammophila arenaria restor plant and arthropod communities in southeastern Australia? Restoration Ecology. 8:283-288. Online

Webb CE and Joss J. (1997) Does predation by the fish Gambusia holbrooki (Atheriniformes: Pociliidae) contribute to declining frog populations? Australian Zoologist. 30:316-326. Online