Lysyk, J. Timothy, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Veterinary Entomology


Contact Information:

5403 - 1 Avenue South
PO Box 3000
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4B1
Telephone: 403-317-2259
Fax: 403-382-3156
Email: tim.lysyk@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • population dynamics
  • biological control
  • diptera
  • beef
  • biomathematics
  • acarina
  • pest management
  • ecology
  • control
  • entomology
  • Quantitative, population, and physiological ecology of arthropods that feed on cattle
  • Environmental factors influencing diapause, survival and reproduction of arthropods of veterinary importance
  • Assessment of vector potential and vectoral capacity of ticks and biting flies for arthropod-borne diseases of cattle
  • Biology and control of ticks and flies
  • Arthropod-cattle interactions
  • Interactions of arthropods and microbes, including development of pathogens for microbial control
  • Development of sampling methods and population models for integrated pest management of arthropods affecting cattle

Current Projects:

  • Biology and ecology of biting flies and ticks affecting cattle
  • Seasonal abundance of the tick Dermacentor andersoni, a vector of bovine anaplasmosis.
  • Development of a population model of the tick Dermacentor andersoni
  • Development of host immunity to tick paralysis
  • Assesment of vectoral capacity of Culicoides sonorensis for bluetongue disease in Western Canada

Affiliations:

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Letbridge
  • Subject Editor, Journal of Medical Entomology
  • Subject Editor, Journal of Economic Entomology

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2014

  • Lysyk, T.J. and Galloway, T.D. (2014). "Biting Flies (Culicidae, Ceratopogonidae, Tabanidae) of the Prairie Ecozone.", in Cárcamo, H.A. and Giberson, D. (eds.) - Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands. Vol. 3: Biodiversity of Arthropods in Canadian Grasslands, Biological Survey of Canada (BSC), pp. 389-398.

2013

2012

2011

  • Lysyk, T.J. (2011). "Arthropods Associated with Livestock Grazing Systems.", in Floate, K.D. (ed.) - Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands. Vol. 2: Inhabitants of a Changing Landscape, Biological Survey of Canada (BSC), Chapter 3, pp. 45-69.

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2013

  • Ambagala, A., Pahari, S., Agboton, B.V., Lysyk, T.J., Babiuk, S., Pasick, J., and Lung, O. (2013). "DNA microarray identification of Culicoides species; the vectors of bluetongue virus.", Conference of Research Workers on Animal Disease, Chicago, IL, USA.
  • Dergousoff, S. and Lysyk, T.J. (2013). "Overwintering survival of two strains of Dermacentor andersoni.", International Congress of Vector Ecology, Palm Springs, California, USA.
  • Floate, K.D., Lysyk, T.J., and Gibson, G.A.P. (2013). "Haematobia irritans L., Horn Fly, Musca domestica L., House Fly, and Stomoxys calcitrans (L.), Stable Fly (Diptera: Muscidae).", in Mason, P.G. and Gillespie, D.R. (eds.) - Biological Control Programmes in Canada 2001-2012, CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK, Chapter 25, pp. 182-191.
  • Lysyk, T.J. and Dergousoff, S. (2013). "Variation in vectorial capacity of C. sonorensis for Bluetongue virus in Alberta.", International Congress of Vector Ecology, Palm Springs, California, USA.
  • Zuliani, A., Massolo, A., Marshall, S.A., Lysyk, T.J., Johnson, G., and Cork, S.C. (2013). "Effects of climate change on the distribution of bluetongue and epizootic haemorrhagic disease vector in Southern Alberta (Canada) and Montana (USA).", International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance, Vienna, Austria, February 15-18, 2013.

2012

  • Dergousoff, S., Rochon, K., and Lysyk, T.J. (2012). "Distribution and abundance of Dermacentor andersoni in Alberta, Canada.", 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society of Vector Ecology, St. Augustine, FL, USA, September 23-27, 2012.
  • Dergousoff, S., Rochon, K., and Lysyk, T.J. (2012). "Distribution of Dermacentor andersoni in Alberta.", 56th Livestock Insect Workers' Conference, Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell, MT, USA, June 24-27, 2012.
  • Lysyk, T.J. (2012). "Fannia canicularis on mink ranches in Newfoundland.", 56th Livestock Insect Workers' Conference, Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell, MT, USA, June 24-27, 2012.
  • Lysyk, T.J. (2012). "Dynamics of Rocky Mountain Wood Tick populations.", Department of Biological Science Seminar, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, February 9, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Lysyk, T.J. (2012). "Dynamics of Rocky Mountain Wood Tick populations.", Seminar, Department of Biological Science, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, February 9, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Lysyk, T.J., Kalischuk-Tymensen, L.D., and Selinger, L.B. (2012). "Activity of Bacillus thuringiensis against stable fly larvae and adults.", 56th Livestock Insect Workers' Conference, Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell, MT, USA, June 24-27, 2012.
  • Rochon, K. and Lysyk, T.J. (2012). "Habitat association of Dermacentor andersoni in Alberta.", 56th Livestock Insect Workers' Conference, Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell, MT, USA, June 24-27, 2012.
  • Rochon, K. and Lysyk, T.J. (2012). "Habitat predictors of Dermacentor andersoni (Acari: Ixodidae) in Alberta.", Entomological Society of Canada 62nd and Entomological Society of Alberta 60th joint Annual Meeting, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Edmonton, AB, Canada, November 4-7, 2012.
  • Rochon, K., Lysyk, T.J., and Selinger, L.B. (2012). "Immature development and Escherichia coli retention in house flies and stable flies.", Entomological Society of America (ESA) North Central Branch 2012 Annual Meeting, Lincoln, NE, USA, June 3-6, 2012.
  • Walgama, R.S. and Lysyk, T.J. (2012). "Diurnal activity of biting flies in Southern Alberta.", 56th Livestock Insect Workers' Conference, Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell, MT, USA, June 24-27, 2012.
  • Walgama, R.S. and Lysyk, T.J. (2012). "Diurnal activity of biting flies in southern Alberta.", Entomological Society of America (ESA) 60th Annual Meeting, Knoxville Convention Centre, Knoxville, TN, USA, November 11-14, 2012, D0428. (Poster)
  • Zuliani, A., Lysyk, T.J., Johnson, G., Massolo, A., Waeckerlin, R., Cully, A.S., and Cork, S.C. (2012). "Working towards a risk-based surveillance system for Culicoides-borne diseases in Southern Alberta (Canada) and Montana (USA).", 13th Conference of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE XIII), Maastricht, Limburg, The Netherlands, August 20-24, 2012.
  • Zuliani, A., Massolo, A., Waeckerlin, R., Cork, S.C., Cully, A.S., Lysyk, T.J., and Johnson, G. (2012). "Probability maps to assess risk of Culicoides sonorensis occurrence in Southern Alberta (Canada) and Montana (U.S.A.).", 56th Livestock Insect Workers' Conference, Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell, MT, USA, June 24-27, 2012.

2011

  • Lysyk, T.J. (2011). "Entomological Perspectives on Arthropod-Borne Diseases of Cattle in Canada.", Seminar, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, February 10, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Lysyk, T.J. (2011). "Modelling arthropod vector populations.", CFIA-CRTI Modelling Workshop, Ottawa, ON, Canada, January 19-20, 2012.
  • Lysyk, T.J. (2011). "Movement of Dermacentor andersoni among cattle.", 1st joint meeting of American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP) 56th Annual Meeting, Livestock Insect Workers' Conference (LIWC) 55th Annual Meeting, and International Symposium on Ectoparasites of Pets (ISEP) 11th Bi-Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, USA, July 16-19, 2011.
  • Lysyk, T.J. (2011). "On host dynamics of tick vectors of animal disease.", 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society of Vector Ecology, Flagstaff, AZ, USA, September 25-29, 2011.
  • Lysyk, T.J. (2011). "Variation in vectorial capacity for bluetongue in Alberta.", Entomological Society of America (ESA) 59th Annual Meeting, Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, NV, USA, November 13-16, 2011.
  • Rochon, K. and Lysyk, T.J. (2011). "Spatial distribution of Dermacentor andersoni in southern Alberta.", 59th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, NV, USA, November 13-16, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Rochon, K., Scoles, G.A, and Lysyk, T.J. (2011). "Dispersion and sampling of adult Dermacentor andersoni in rangeland in western North America.", 59th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Alberta, Kananaskis, AB, Canada, October 13-15, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Rochon, K., Scoles, G.A, and Lysyk, T.J. (2011). "Dispersion and sampling of adult Dermacentor andersoni in rangeland in western North America.", Entomological Society of Manitoba 59th Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, October 21-22, 2011.
  • Zuliani, A., Cork, S.C., Massolo, A., Lysyk, T.J., and Johnson, G.D. (2011). "Culicoides sonorensis Distribution Models: An example for Alberta and Montana.", CFIA-CRTI Modelling Workshop, Ottawa, ON, Canada, January 19-20, 2012.
  • Zuliani, A., Lysyk, T.J., Johnson, G.D., Massolo, A., Cully, A.S., and Cork, S.C. (2011). "Mapping the distribution of Culicoides sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in southern Alberta (Canada) and Montana (U.S.A.).", Entomological Society of America (ESA) 59th Annual Meeting, Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, NV, USA, November 13-16, 2011.
  • Zuliani, A., Lysyk, T.J., Johnson, G.D., Massolo, A., Waeckerlin, R., and Cork, S.C. (2011). "Abundance of Culicoides sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in Southern Alberta (Canada) and Montana (USA).", International Meeting of Emerging Diseases and Surveillance, Vienna, Austria, February 4-11, 2011.

2010

  • Hopp, P., Hygen, H.O., Hamnes, I.S., and Lysyk, T.J. (2010). "Simulating risk of bluetongue epidemics in Norway.", Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (SVEPM) Annual Meeting, Nantes, France, March 24-26, 2010.
  • Kashivakura, C.K., Kutz, S.J., Veitch, A.M., Colwell, D.D., Lysyk, T.J., Elkin, B., Ward, R., and Massolo, A. (2010). "Impacts of climate change on the life cycle, distribution, and host range of the winter tick, Dermacentor albipictus, in the Arctic and Subarctic.", 24th Inernational Congress for Conservation Biology, Edmonton, AB, Canada, July 3-7, 2010.
  • Kashivakura, C.K., Wyman, T.M., Kutz, S.J., Veitch, A.M., Colwell, D.D., Lysyk, T.J., Elkin, B., Ward, R., and Massolo, A. (2010). "Impacts of climate change on the life cycle, distribution, and host range of the winter tick, Dermacentor albipictus, in the Arctic and Subarctic.", 9th Biennial Conference of the European Wildlife Disease Association, Vlieland, The Netherlands, September 13-16, 2010.
  • Lysyk, T.J. (2010). "Applications of survival analyses in medical and veterinary entomology.", Entomological Society of America (ESA) 58th Annual Meeting, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, December 12-15, 2010.
  • Lysyk, T.J. (2010). "Climate change and livestock pests in Canada.", 42nd Annual Conference Society for Vector Ecology, Raleigh, NC, USA, September 26-30, 2010.
  • Lysyk, T.J. (2010). "Fly fishing in southern Alberta, Canada: imitation and attraction along the eastern slopes.", Entomological Society of America (ESA) 58th Annual Meeting, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, December 12-15, 2010.
  • Lysyk, T.J. (2010). "Modelling seasonal activity of mosquitoes.", Entomological Society of America (ESA) 58th Annual Meeting, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, December 12-15, 2010.
  • Lysyk, T.J. (2010). "Update on Vector Research: Animal, Disease, Anaplasmosis.", 2010 Cross Border Livestock Health Conference, Hyatt Regency, Calgary, AB, Canada, July 19-21, 2010.
  • Lysyk, T.J. and Rochon, K. (2010). "Effects of temperature on oviposition by Dermacentor andersoni.", 54th Livestock Insect Workers Conference, Knoxville, TN, USA, June 27-30, 2010.
  • Lysyk, T.J., Rochon, K., and Scoles, G.A (2010). "Modelling seasonal activity of adult Dermacentor andersoni.", 54th Livestock Insect Workers Conference, Knoxville, TN, USA, June 27-30, 2010.
  • Rochon, K. and Lysyk, T.J. (2010). "Optimizing quadrat length for estimating abundance of Dermacentor andersoni.", Entomological Society of America (ESA) 58th Annual Meeting, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, December 12-15, 2010.

2009

  • Lysyk, T.J. (2009). "Culicoides population studies and the assessment of potential for Bluetongue transmission in Canada.", 5th International Congress of Vector Ecology, Antalya, Turkey, October 11-16, 2009.
  • Lysyk, T.J. (2009). "Mosquito activity at feedlots in southern Alberta.", 53rd Livestock Insect Workers' Conference, French Lick, IN, USA, June 21-24, 2009.
  • Lysyk, T.J. (2009). "Seasonal activity of mosquitoes associated with cattle facilities in southern Alberta.", Entomological Society of America (ESA) 57th Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, USA, December 13-16, 2009.
  • Lysyk, T.J. (2009). "Tick paralysis is a heritable trait.", 53rd Livestock Insect Workers' Conference, French Lick, IN, USA, June 21-24, 2009.
  • Lysyk, T.J. and Rochon, K. (2009). "Seasonal activity of Rocky Mountain wood ticks, Dermacentor andersoni, in southern Alberta.", Entomological Society of Alberta 57th Annual Meeting, Lakeland College, Vermilion, AB, Canada, November 5-7, 2009.