Geoffrey Vincent

Assistant Professor of Biology

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Office:128 Center for Science and the Environment
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Telephone:715-682-1354

Biography

Earned and Honorary Degrees

PhD, South Dakota State University, Biological Sciences
MS, University of Central Missouri, Biology
BS, The University of Kansas, Biology - Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution

Background

I was a non-traditional student that decided to trade in my career to pursue my passion of Biology in my mid-20s. Since that time, I have been able to combine my enjoyment of the natural world with my curiosity of how it all works.

Courses

I enjoy that my classes allow me to explore the microscopic aspects of life using meaningful and practical methods. Combining both field and laboratory techniques in courses such as Entomology, Cell Biology, and Field Parasitology gives a more complete learning experience. In addition, I teach Concepts of Biology, Anatomy, and Wildlife Disease.

Research

My current research includes surveillance of tick populations and their respective pathogens. Species abundance and locations are measured at various locations in local counties and then tested for important disease-causing agents such as Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease) and Rickettsia species. (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever).

Publications

Lindsey A Parsons, Travis J Runia, Geoffrey P Vincent, Andrew J Gregory, Jonathan A Jenks, Greater Sage-Grouse survival varies with breeding season events in West Nile virus non-outbreak years, Ornithological Applications, Volume 123, Issue 2, 4 May 2021, duab002, https://doi.org/10.1093/ornithapp/duab002

Vincent, Geoffrey P., Justin K Davis, Matthew J Wittry, Michael C Wimberly, Chris D Carlson, Denise L Patton, Michael B Hildreth. 2020. Epidemic West Nile Virus Infection Rates and Endemic Population Dynamics Among South Dakota Mosquitoes: A 15-yr Study from the United States Northern Great Plains. Journal of Medical Entomology, Volume 57, Issue 3, Pages 862 – 871. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjz231

Davis, J. K., G. P. Vincent, M. B. Hildreth, L. Kightlinger, C. Carlson, and M. C. Wimberly. 2018. Improving the prediction of arbovirus outbreaks: A comparison of climate-driven models for West Nile virus in an endemic region of the United States. Acta Trop. 185: 242-250. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.04.028

Vincent, Geoffrey P. Justin K. Davis, Michael C. Wimberly, Christopher D. Carlson, and Michael B. Hildreth, Permethrin Susceptibility for the Vector Culex tarsalis and a Nuisance Mosquito Aedes vexans in an Area Endemic for West Nile Virus, BioMed Research International, vol. 2018, Article ID 2014764, 7 pages, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/2014764.

Davis, J. K., G. Vincent, M. B. Hildreth, L. Kightlinger, C. Carlson, and M. C. Wimberly. 2017. Integrating environmental monitoring and mosquito surveillance to predict vector-borne disease: Prospective forecasts of a West Nile virus outbreak. PLoS Curr. Outbreaks. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5503719/

Vincent, Geoffrey P. Justin K. Davis, Michael C. Wimberly, Christopher D. Carlson, and Michael B. Hildreth, Permethrin Susceptibility for the Vector Culex tarsalis and a Nuisance Mosquito Aedes vexans in an Area Endemic for West Nile Virus, BioMed Research International, vol. 2018, Article ID 2014764, 7 pages, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/2014764.