All presentations in this organized session are associated with the Multistate Research Project NE1943: Biology, Ecology & Management of Emerging Disease Vectors Status. This project focuses on critical gaps in our understanding of the biology of mosquito and tick vectors of disease agents in the U.S. These include Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus, and Culexpipiens, which are the three most important mosquito vectors nationally, and tick species (e.g., Ixodes scapularis,Dermacentor variabilis, Amblyomma americanum) that are vectors of human pathogens. We will also gather vital knowledge on the ecology of other invasive vectors, with a focus on the newly invasive Asian longhorned tick, Haemaphysalislongicornis, in the early stages of its invasion and spread into the U.S., as well as encourage the knowledge infrastructure to deal with other potentially invasive species. The project has three main objectives: 1. Develop and strengthen effective surveillance and monitoring of disease vectors at local and regional scales, including developing and testing novel trapping and vector/pathogen identification techniques. Under this objective, project participants will leverage and strengthen existing surveillance programs in a coordinated fashion to yield robust comparable data across large geographic scales; 2. Determine the ecology and geographic distribution of invasive and native disease vectors under changing environmental conditions to enhance our ability to predict conditions leading to existing and novel animal and human diseases; and 3. Develop novel control and management interventions and test their impacts on the transmission of human and animal diseases.