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Jessica Light

Light, Jessica
Jessica Light
Associate Professor, Curator of Mammals, Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections
268 WFES
Undergraduate Education
B.S. University of Michigan, B.S. in Biology
B.S. University of Michigan, B.S. in Resource Ecology and Management
Graduate Education
Ph.D. Louisiana State University, Ph.D. in Zoology
Courses Taught

Recent Publications

Oona M. Takano, Preston S. Mitchell, Daniel R. Gustafsson, Alphonse Adite, Gary Voelker, and Jessica E. Light (2017) AN ASSESSMENT OF HOST ASSOCIATIONS, GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTIONS, AND GENETIC DIVERSITY OF AVIAN CHEWING LICE (INSECTA: PHTHIRAPTERA) FROM BENIN. Journal of Parasitology In-Press. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1645/16-137

Adrian A. Castellanos, Matthew C. I. Medeiros, Gabriel L. Hamer, Michael E. Morrow, Micky D. Eubanks, Pete D. Teel, Sarah A. Hamer, Jessica E. Light. Decreased small mammal and on-host tick abundance in association with invasive red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta). Biol. Lett. 2016 12 20160463; DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0463. Published 20 September 2016

Allen JM, Burleigh JG, Light JE, Reed DL. (2016) Effects of 16S rDNA sampling on estimates of the number of endosymbiont lineages in sucking lice. PeerJ 4:e2187 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2187

in review. Castellanos, A.A.*, M.C.I. Medeiros, G.L. Hamer, M.E. Morrow, M.D. Eubanks, P.D. Teel, S.A. Hamer, and J.E. Light. Decreased small mammal and tick abundance in association with invasive red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta). In review at Biology Letters.

Light, J.E., M.O. Ostroff**, and D.J. Hafner. in press. Phylogeographic assessment of the northern pygmy mouse, Baiomys tayloriJournal of Mammalogy.

Light, J.E., C.E. Nessner*, D.R. Gustafsson, S.R. Wise**, and G. Voelker. in press. Remarkable levels of avian louse (Insecta: Phthiraptera) diversity in the Congo Basin.  Zoologica Scripta.