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70. Lutz, E.K., Ha, K.T. and Riffell, J.A., 2020. Distinct navigation behaviors in Aedes, Anopheles and Culex mosquito larvae. Journal of Experimental Biology, 223(7).


69. Lahondère, C., Vinauger, C., Okubo, R.P., Wolff, G.H., Chan, J.K., Akbari, O.S. and Riffell, J.A., 2020. The olfactory basis of orchid pollination by mosquitoes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117, 708-716.


68. Melo, N., Wolff, G.H., Costa-da-Silva, A.L., Arribas, R., Triana, M.F., Gugger, M., Riffell, J.A., DeGennaro, M. and Stensmyr, M.C., 2019. Geosmin attracts Aedes aegypti mosquitoes to oviposition sites. Current Biology, 30(1), pp.127-134.


67. Riffell, J.A., 2019. Olfaction: Repellents that congest the mosquito nose. Current Biology, 29(21), pp.R1124-R1126.


66. Chittka, L., Giurfa, M. and Riffell, J.A., 2019. The Mechanisms of Insect Cognition. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, p.2751.


65. Lutz, E.K., Grewal, T.S., and Riffell, J.A. 2019. Computational and experimental insights into the chemosensory navigation of Aedes aegypti mosquito larvae. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B. 286, 1-10. .


64. Vinauger, C., Van Breugel, F., Locke, L., Tobin, K., Dickinson, M., Fairhall, A., Akbari, O. and Riffell, J.A., 2019. Visual-olfactory integration in the human disease vector mosquito, Aedes aegypti. Current Biology, 29, 2509–2516


63. Shyong, J.*, Lutz, E.*, Bui, M., Yang, T., Li, M., Truong, K., Arvidson, R., Buchman, A., Riffell, J.A., and Akbari, O.S. Live calcium imaging of odor-evoked responses in Aedes aegypti neuronal tissues reveals distinct olfactory responses in larva. BMC Neuroscience, 20: 27-35.


62. Delahunt, C., Riffell, J. A., and Kutz, N. 2018. Biological mechanisms for learning: A computational model of olfactory learning in the Manduca sexta moth. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 12: 1-20.


61. Wang, T., Clifford, M., Martínez-Gómez, J., Johnson, J., Riffell, J.A., and Di Stilio, V. Scent Matters: Repeated loss of insect attraction by floral scent accompanies transitions to wind pollination. Annals of Botany doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcy131


60. Wolff, G.H., and Riffell, J.A. 2018. Olfaction, experience and neural mechanisms underlying mosquito host preference. Journal of Experimental Biology, 221(4), jeb157131.


59. Fenske, M.P., Nguyen, L.P., Horn, E.K., Riffell, J.A., and Imaizumi, T. 2018. Circadian clocks of both plants and pollinators influence flower seeking behavior of the pollinator hawkmoth Manduca sexta. Scientific reports, 8(1), 2842.


58. Pang, R., van Breugel, F., Dickinson, M.H., Riffell, J.A., and Fairhall, A. 2018. History dependence in insect flight decisions during odor tracking. PLoS Computational Biology 14(2): e1005969.


57. Vinauger, C., Lahondere, C., Wolff, G.H., Locke, L.T., Liaw, J.E., Parrish, J.Z., Ackbari, O.S., Dickinson, M.H., and Riffell, J.A. 2018. Modulation of host learning in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Current Biology 28(3): 333-344.
[Featured in: New York Times, BBC, The Guardian, NPR, CBS, NBC, CNN, Science Daily, Phys.org, UW Daily, others: “If you swat mosquitoes, they may learn to avoid your scent”]


56. Blazka, D., Sanders, E., Riffell, J.A., and Shlizerman, E. 2017. Classification of fixed point network dynamics from multiple node timeseries data. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, https://doi.org/10.3389/fninf.2017.00058


55. Zhao, Y., Chan, J., Lopez-Hilfiker, F.D., Riffell, J.A., and Thornton, J.A. 2017. An electrospray chemical ionization source for real-time measurement of atmospheric organic and inorganic compounds. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 10: 3609-3625.


54. Rusch, C., Roth, E., Vinauger, C., and Riffell, J.A. 2017. Honeybees in a virtual reality environment learn unique combinations of colour and shape. Journal of Experimental Biology 220: 3478-3487.


53. Lutz, E.K., Lahondere, C., Vinauger, C., and Riffell, J.A. 2017. Olfactory learning and chemical ecology of olfaction in disease vector mosquitoes: A life history perspective. Current Opinion in Insect Science, 20, 75–83.


52. Riffell, J.A. 2017. Plant defense: Timing is everything. Current Biology, 27, R344–R346.


51. Hussain, Y.H., Sadilek, M., Salad, S., Zimmer, R.K. and Riffell, J.A. 2017. Individual female differences in chemoattractant production change the scale of sea urchin gamete interactions. Developmental Biology, 422, 186–197. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ydbio.2017.01.006


50. Riffell, J.A., and Rowe, A.H. 2016. Neuroecology: Neural Mechanisms of Sensory and Motor Processes that Mediate Ecologically Relevant Behaviors. Integrative and Comparative Biology 56: 853-856.


49. Vinauger, C., Lahondère, C., Cohuet, A., Lazzari, C.R., and Riffell, J.A. 2016. Learning and Memory in Disease Vector Insects. Trends in Parasitology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2016.06.003. pdf


48. Ho, W.W., and Riffell, J. A. 2016. The Olfactory Neuroecology of Herbivory, Hostplant Selection and Plant–Pollinator Interactions. Integrative and Comparative Biology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icb/icw096. pdf


47. Rusch, C., Broadhead, G.T., Raguso, R.A., and Riffell, J.A. 2016. Olfaction in context–sources of nuance in plant-pollinator communication. Current Opinion in Insect Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2016.03.007. pdf


46. Hussain, Y.H., Guasto, J.S., Zimmer, R.K., Stocker, R. and Riffell, J.A. 2016. Sperm chemotaxis promotes individual fertilization success in sea urchins. Journal of Experimental Biology, pp.jeb-134924. pdf


45. Lundin, J., Riffell, J.A., and Wasser, S.K. 2015. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in caribou, moose, and wolf scat samples from three areas of the Alberta oil sands. Environmental Pollution, 206:527–534. pdf


44. Reisenman, C. E., and Riffell, J.A. 2015. The neural bases of host plant selection in herbivorous insects in a Neuroecology framework. Frontiers in Physiology; 6:1-17.pdf


43. van Breugal, F., Riffell, J.A., and Dickinson, M. H. 2015. Mosquitoes use vision to associate odor plumes with thermal targets. Current Biologypdf


42. Fenske, M.P., Hazelton, K.D., Hempton, A.K., Shim, J.S., Riffell, J.A., and Imaizumi, T. 2015. The circadian clock gene LATE ELONGATED HYPOCOTYL directly regulates the timing of floral scent emission in Petunia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA; 131:9775-9780. pdf


41. Riffell, J.A., Shlizerman, E., Sanders, E. Abrell, L., Medina, B. Hinterwirth, A.J., Kutz, J.N. 2014. Flower discrimination by pollinators in a dynamic chemical environment. Science, 344:1515-1518. pdf
[Featured in: Science Perspectives, New York Times, BBC, NPR National, CBS, NBC, CNN, Science Daily, Phys.org, UW Daily, others: “Fumes Keep Moths From Finding Flowers”]


40. Riffell, J.A. and Hildebrand J.G. 2014. Insect olfactory filters in mediating natural, ecologically relevant behaviors. Insect Neuroethology, ed. E. Warrant.


39. Shlizerman, E., Riffell, J.A., and Kutz, J.N. 2014. Data-driven inference of network connectivity for modeling the dynamics of neural codes in the insect antennal lobe. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fncom.2014.00070. pdf


38. Vinauger, C., Lutz, E.K., Riffell, J.A. 2014. Olfactory learning and memory in the disease vector mosquito, Aedes aegypti. Journal of Experimental Biology. 217, 2321-2330. pdf


37. Byers, K.J.R.P., Bradshaw, H.D., Riffell, J.A. 2014. Three floral volatiles contribute to differential pollinator attraction in monkeyflowers (Mimulus). Journal of Experimental Biology. 217: 614-623. pdf


36. Byers, K.J., Vela, J., Riffell, J.A., Bradshaw, H.D. 2014. Floral volatile alleles can contribute to pollinator‐mediated reproductive isolation in monkeyflowers (Mimulus). The Plant Journal. 80, 1031-1042. pdf


35. Riffell, J.A., Lei, H., Abrell, A., Hildebrand, J.G. 2013. Neural basis of a pollinator’s buffet: olfactory specialization and learning in Manduca sexta. Science 339: 200-204. pdf
[Recommended by Faculty of 1000; featured in: e!Science News, Science Daily, Phys.org, others: “Moths wired two ways”]


34. Riffell, J.A. 2013. Neuroethology: Lemon-fresh scent makes flies lay eggs. Current Biology, 23, R1108-R1110. pdf


33. Sprayberry, J.D.H., Ritter, K.A.,Riffell, J.A. 2013. The effect of olfactory exposure to non-insecticidal agrochemicals on bumblebee foraging behavior. PLoS ONE 8(10): e76273. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076273. pdf


32. Martin, J.P., Lei, H., Riffell, J.A., Hildebrand, J.G. 2013. Enhanced synchrony of antennal-lobe projection neurons encodes the behaviorally effective ratio of sex-pheromone components in male Manduca sexta. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 199: 963-979. pdf


31. Riffell, J.A. and Alarcon, R. 2013. Multimodal floral signals and moth foraging decisions. PLoS-ONE 8(8): e72809. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072809. pdf


30. Clifford, M.R., Riffell, J.A. 2013. Mixture and odorant processing in the olfactory systems of Insects: a comparative perspective. Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 199:911-928. doi: 10.1007/s00359-013-0818-6. pdf


29. Fricke, E.C., Simon, M.J., Reagan, K.M., Haak, D.C., Levey, D.J., Riffell, J.A., and Tewksbury, J.J. 2013. When condition trumps location: seed consumption by fruit-eating birds removes pathogens and predator attractants. Ecology Letters 16:1031-1036. pdf


28. Riffell, J.A., Reisenman, C.A., Hicks, M. 2013. Chemical ecology and olfactory preferences of ovipositing Manduca sexta moths. Journal of Chemical Ecology 39:76-89. doi: 10.1007/s10886-012-0228-1. pdf


27. Byers, K.J., Sanders, E., Riffell, J.A. 2013. Identification of olfactory volatiles using gas chromatography-multi-unit recordings (GCMR) in the insect antennal lobe. Journal of Visualized Experiments e4381, doi:10.3791/4381. pdf


26. Dacks, A.M., Riffell, J.A., Martin, J.P., Gage, S.L., Nighorn, A. 2012. Olfactory modulation by dopamine in the context of aversive learning. Journal of Neurophysiology 108: 539-550. pdf [cover article]


25. Riffell, J.A. 2012. Olfactory ecology and the processing of complex mixtures. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 22: 236-242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conb.2012.02.013. pdf


24. Martin, J.P., Beyerlein, A., Dacks, A.M., Reisenman, C.E., Riffell, J.A., Lei, H., Hildebrand, J.G. 2011. The neurobiology of insect olfaction: Sensory processing in a comparative context. Progress in Neurobiology, 95: 427-447. pdf


23. Agrawal, S., and Riffell, J.A. 2011. Behavioral neurobiology: the bitter life of male flies. Current Biology, 21, R470-R472. pdf


22. Riffell, J.A.. 2011. The neuroecology of a pollinator’s buffet: olfactory preferences and learning in insect pollinators. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 51: 781-793. pdf


21. Riffell, J.A.* and Zimmer, R.K. 2011. Extrinsic mechanisms driving sperm-egg interactions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 108: 13200-13205. *authors contributed equally. pdf


20. Riffell, J.A.*, Veitinger, T.*, Zimmer, R.K., Hatt, H., Spehr, M. 2011. Chemosensory Ca2+ fingerprints define diverse behavioral phenotypes in human sperm. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 286: 17311-17325. *authors contributed equally. pdf


19. Himes, J., Riffell, J.A., Zimmer, C.A., Zimmer, R.K. 2011. Sperm chemotaxis as revealed with live and synthetic eggs. Biological Bulletin, 220: 1-5. pdf


18. Alarcón, R.A., Riffell, J.A., Davidowitz, G., Bronstein, J.L., and Hildebrand J.G. 2010. Sex-dependent variation in the floral preferences of a hawkmoth (Manduca sexta). Animal Behavior, 80: 289-296. pdf


17. Reisenman, C.E., Riffell, J.A., Bernays, E., and Hildebrand, J.G. 2010. Floral odor signals and context-dependent behaviors in female Manduca sexta moths. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 277: 2371-2379. pdf


16. Lei, H., Oland, L., Riffell, J.A., Beyerlein, A., and Hildebrand, J.G. 2010. Microcircuits in the Manduca sexta antennal lobe. In Handbook of brain microcircuits, eds Shepherd, G. and Grillner, S. Oxford University Press.


15. Riffell, J.A., Lei, H., and Hildebrand J.G. 2009. Neural correlates of behavior in the moth Manduca sexta in response to complex odors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 106: 19219-19226. pdf


14. Reisenman, C.E., Riffell, J.A., and Hildebrand J.G. 2009. Neuroethology of oviposition behavior in the moth Manduca sexta. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1170: 462-470. pdf


13. Krug, P.J., Riffell J.A., and Zimmer R.K. 2009. Dynamics of sperm attractant production and release from an abalone egg. Journal of Experimental Biology 212: 1092-1100. pdf


12. Lei, H., Riffell, J.A., Gage, S.L., and Hildebrand J.G. 2009. Contrast enhancement of stimulus intermittency in a primary olfactory network and its behavioral significance. Journal of Biology 8:2,21: 1-16. pdf


11. Riffell, J.A., Lei, H., Christensen T.C., and Hildebrand J.G. 2009. Characterization and coding of complex olfactory stimuli. Current Biology 19: 335-340. pdf


10. Riffell, J.A., Alarcón, R., Abrell, L., Davidowitz, G., Bronstein, J.L., and Hildebrand J.G. 2008. Behavioral consequences of innate preferences and olfactory learning in hawkmoth-flower interactions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 105: 3404-3409. pdf


9. Riffell, J.A., Abrell, L., and Hildebrand J.G. 2008. Physical processes and real-time chemical measurement of the insect olfactory environment. Journal of Chemical Ecology 34: 837-853. pdf


8. Riffell, J.A. and Hildebrand J.G. 2008. Preface to the special issue on Olfactory Ecology. Journal of Chemical Ecology 34: 820-821.


7. Riffell, J.A., Alarcón, R., and Abrell, L. 2008. Floral trait associations in hawkmoth-specialized and mixed pollination systems: Datura wrightii and Agave spp. in the Sonoran Desert. Communicative and Integrative Biology 1: 6-8.


6. Riffell, J.A. and Zimmer R.K. 2007. Sex and flow: the consequences of fluid shear for sperm–egg interactions. Journal of Experimental Biology 210: 3644-3660.


5. Spehr, M., Schwahn, K., Riffell, J.A., Zimmer, R.K., and Hatt H. 2006. Odorant receptors and olfactory-like signaling mechanisms in mammalian sperm. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 250(1-2): 128-136.


4. Spehr, M., Schwahn, K., Riffell, J.A., Barbour, J., Zimmer, R.K., Neauhaus, E.M., and Hatt H. 2004. Olfactory receptor-mediated chemotaxis in human sperm: key role of particulate adenylate cyclase. Journal of Biological Chemistry 279(40): 40194-40203.


3. Riffell, J.A., Krug P.J., and Zimmer R.K. 2004. The ecological and evolutionary consequences of sperm chemoattraction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 101(13): 4501-4506.


2. Spehr, M., Gusselman G., Poplawski, A., Riffell J.A., Zimmer R.K., and Hatt H. 2003. A novel testicular odor receptor controls human sperm chemotaxis. Science 299: 2054-2058.


1. Riffell, J.A., Krug P.J., and Zimmer R.K. 2002. Fertilization in the sea: The chemical identity of an abalone sperm attractant. Journal of Experimental Biology 205: 1439-1450.