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2005 to 1976

Mankin, R. W., 2005.  Role of professional scientists and research organizations in the education of students with disabilities preparing to enter the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics work force,  p. 32-Appendix:1-6, In McCarthy, W. C., (ed), Proc. Planning Symposium-STEM 2010, The future of education for students with disabilities, October 13-14, 2005, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM. stem2005whitepaper.pdf [101 kB]

Mankin, R. W., 2005.  Entomological website usage patterns. Fla. Entomol. 88: 285-291.
Link to fe88p285.pdf [204 kB]
 
Mizrach, A., A. Hetzroni, M. Mazor,  R. W. Mankin, T. Ignat, J. Grinshpun, N. D.  Epsky,  D. Shuman, and R. Heath. 2005. Acoustic trap for female Mediterranean fruit flies.  Trans. ASAE 48: 2017-2022. Link to female medfly acoustic trap.pdf   [3571 kB]

Sivinski, J., H. Klug, J. Shapiro, J. Lane, and R. Mankin. 2004.  Ultra violet reflectance on the heads and wings of Anastrepha suspensa (Loew) and Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae).  Studia Dipterologica 11: 313-322.  Link to uvreflectance.pdf   [1955 kB]

Mankin, R. W., J. B. Anderson, A. Mizrach, N. D. Epsky, D. Shuman,  R. R. Heath, M. Mazor, A. Hetzroni,  J. Grinshpun,  P. W. Taylor, and S. L. Garrett. 2004. Broadcasts of wing-fanning vibrations recorded from calling male Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae) increase captures of females in traps.  J. Econ. Entomol. 97:1299-1309. Link to ec97p1299.pdf [515 kB]

Mankin, R. W. 2004.  Microwave radar detection of stored product insects.  J. Econ. Entomol. 97: 1168-1173.  Link to ec97p1168.pdf [451 kB]

Hay-Roe, M. M., and R. W. Mankin. 2004.  Wing-click sounds of Heliconius cydno alithea (Nymphalidae: Heliconiinae) Butterflies.  J. Ins. Behav. 17:329-335.  Link to hayroe-jinsbeh04-17.pdf [69 kB]

Epsky, N. E., W. L. Morrill,  and R. W. Mankin. 2004.  Traps for capturing insects,  pp. 2318-2329, in J. L. Capinera (ed.) Encyclopedia of Entomology, Kluwer Academic Publ., Dordrecht, The Netherlands,  Link to traps.pdf   [3.2mB] (Book Chapter).


Mizrach, A., A. Hetzroni, T. Ignat, J. Grinshpun, M. Mazor, D. Shuman, R. Mankin, N. Epsky,  and R. Heath. 2004. Trapping flies with acoustics: Artificial song attracts female Mediterranean fruit flies.  ASAE Resource 11(1):11-12   Link to asaeresource.pdf  [104 kB]


Mankin, R. W., D. K. Weaver, M. Grieshop, B. Larson, and W. L. Morrill.  2004.  Acoustic system for insect detection in plant stems: Comparisons of Cephus cinctus in wheat and Metamasius callizona in bromeliads. J. Agr. Urban. Entomol.  21: 239-248.  bromeliads.pdf [612 kB]

Mankin, R. W., and S. L. Lapointe. 2003. Listening to the larvae. Acoustic detection of Diaprepes abbreviatus (L.).  Proc Fla. State Hort. Soc. 116: 304-308.  Link to fshs-03-116-304.pdf  [82 kB]

Zhang, M., R. L. Crocker, R. W. Mankin, K. L. Flanders, and J. L. Brandhorst-Hubbard 2003. Acoustic estimation of infestations and population densities of white grubs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in turfgrass.  J. Econ. Entomol. 96:1770-1779. Link to zhang-jee-v96n6p1770.pdf [212 kB]
 

Mizrach, A., A. Hetzroni, T. Ignat, J. Grinshpun, M. Mazor, R. Mankin, N. Epsky, D. Shuman, and R. Heath, 2003.  Acoustic trap for female Mediterranean fruit flies.  ASAE-CIGR Meeting Paper No. 037067, St. Joseph, Mich. ASAE. 2003. (Conference Proceedings).    link to 2003-asae-medfly-final.pdf [288 kB]
 
Zhang, M., R. L. Crocker, R. W. Mankin, K. L. Flanders, and J. L. Brandhorst-Hubbard. 2003.  Acoustic identification and measurement of activity patterns of white grubs in soil. J. Econ. Entomol. 96:1704-1710.  Link to zhang-jee-v96n6p1704.pdf [125 kB]
 

Anderson, J. B., and R. W. Mankin. 2003.  Trapping female medflies by broadcast of male calling song, pp. 3-4 In Proc. First International Conference on Acoustic Communication by Animals, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, July 27-30, 2003 (Conference proceedings).   Link to andersonmedfly03.pdf [273 kB]

Mankin, R. W., W. L. Osbrink, F. M. Oi, and J. B. Anderson. 2002.  Acoustic detection of termite infestations in urban trees.  J. Econ. Entomol. 95:981-988. Link to ee95p981.pdf  [146 kB]

Mankin, R. W. and J. R. Fisher. 2002. Acoustic detection of black vine weevil, Otiorhynchus sulcatus (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) larval infestations in nursery containers.  J. Environ. Hort. 20:166-170. Link to jeh05-02.pdf  [2339 kB]
 

Mankin, R. W. 2002. Increase in acoustic detectability of Plodia interpunctella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) larvae in stored products after electrical stimulation. Fla. Entomol. 85:524-526. Link to fe85p524.pdf  [43 kB]

Arbogast, R. T., P. E. Kendra, R. W. Mankin, and R. C. McDonald.  2002.  Insect infestation of a botanicals warehouse in north-central Florida.  J. Stored Prod. Res. 38:349-363. Link to jspr-02-38p349.pdf  [608 kB]

Mankin, R. W., and J. R. Fisher. 2002. Current and potential uses of acoustic systems for detection of soil insect infestations, pp. 152-158, In Proc Bouyocous Conference on Agroacoustics, Fourth Symposium, National Center for Physical Acoustics, University, MS, May 6-9, 2002 Link to 4thagroacous-mankin.pdf [29 kB]

Anderson, J. B., and R. W. Mankin. 2002. Comparison of particle velocity and sound pressure measurements in anechoic and medfly bioassay chambers,  pp. 8-16, In Proc Bouyocous Conference on Agroacoustics, Fourth Symposium, National Center for Physical Acoustics, University, MS, May 6-9, 2002 Link to 4thagroacous-anderson.pdf [108 kB]
 

Brandhorst-Hubbard, J. L., K. L. Flanders, R. W. Mankin, E. A. Guertal, R. L. Crocker. 2001. Mapping of soil insect infestations sampled by excavation and acoustic methods.  J. Econ. Entomol.94:1452-1458. Link to jee-94-1452 [556 kB]
 

Mankin, R. W., S. L. Lapointe, and R. A. Franqui. 2001.  Acoustic surveying of subterranean insect populations in citrus groves.  J. Econ. Entomol. 94:853-859 .pdf icon [125 kB].
 

Arbogast, R. T., P. E. Kendra, R. W. Mankin, and J. E. McGovern. 2000. Monitoring insect pests in retail stores by trapping and spatial analysis.  J. Econ. Entomol. 93:1531-1542. .pdf icon  [2.21 mB]

Mankin, R. W., E. Petersson, N. D. Epsky, R. R. Heath, and J. Sivinski. 2000.  Exposure to male pheromones enhances Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) female response to male calling song.  Fla. Entomol. 83:411-421..pdf icon   [164 kB]  (Digitized sounds)
 

Mankin, R. W., and D. K. Weaver.  2000.  Acoustic detection and monitoring of Cephus cinctus sawfly larvae in wheat stems. In: Proc. XXI Int. Cong. Entomol., Book 1, p. 202, Iguazzu Falls, Brazil. (html) [4 kB]
 

Zhang, M., R. L. Crocker, R. Mankin, K. Flanders, R. Hickling, and J. Brandhorst-Hubbard.  2000. Inferring activities and incidental soilborne sounds of white grubs.  In: In: Proc. XXI Int. Cong. Entomol., Book 1, p. 238, Iguazzu Falls, Brazil. (html)  [5 kB]
 

Mankin, R. W., J. Brandhorst-Hubbard, K. L. Flanders, M. Zhang, R. L. Crocker, S. L. Lapointe, C. W. McCoy, J. R. Fisher, and D. K. Weaver. 2000.  Eavesdropping on insects hidden in soil and interior structures of plants.  J. Econ. Entomol. 93: 1173-1182. .pdf icon [172 kB]

Mankin, R. W.,  R. T. Arbogast, P. E. Kendra, and D. K. Weaver.  1999.  Active spaces of pheromone traps for Plodia interpunctella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in enclosed environments.  Environ. Entomol. 28:557-565. .pdf icon [173 kB]  (Digitized sounds)

Mankin, R. W., Shuman, D., and Weaver, D. K.  1999.  Thermal treatments to increase acoustic detectability of Sitophilus oryzae (Coleoptera:  Curculionidae) larvae.   J. Econ. Entomol. 92: 453-462. .pdf icon

Arbogast, R. T., and Mankin, R. W.  1999. Utility of spatial analysis in management of storage pests, pp. 1519-1527,  in J. Zuxun, L. Quan, L Yongsheng, T. Xianchang, and G. Lianghua, eds, Proceedings 7th International Working Conference on Stored Products Protection, 1998, Volume 2, Sichuan Publ., Sichuan, China.  (Conference Proceedings) .pdf icon [1,118 kB]Textreader Accessible pdf file  (textreader version) [404 kB]

Mankin, R. W., C. W. McCoy, K. L. Flanders, J. Brandhorst, R. L. Crocker, and J. P. Shapiro.  1998.  Methods for acoustic detection of insect pests in soil, pp. 3-9,  In Proc. Soil Science Society Amer. Conference on Agroacoustics, Third Symposium, Buoyoucos, MS.  November 3-6, 1998. (html)  (Digitized sounds)

Mankin, R. W., Crocker, R. L., Flanders, K. L., and Shapiro, J. P.  1998.  Acoustic detection and identification of insects in soil.  In:  P. K. Kuhl and L. A. Crum, [eds.], Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Acoustics and the 135th Annual Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, pp. 685-686. 1998. (Conference Proceedings)  (pdf) (Digitized Sounds)

Arbogast, R. T., and R. W. Mankin. 1997. Trapping and spatial analysis for precision targeting of storage pests in large retail stores. In: G. L. Obenauf and A. Williams [eds.], 1997 Annual International Research Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emission Reductions. Methyl Bromide Alternatives Outreach, San Diego, CA, pp. 51-1-2. 1997. (Conference Proceedings) (html)

Mankin, R. W., Sun, J. S., Shuman, D., and Weaver, D. K. 1997. Shielding against noise interfering with quantitation of insect infestations by acoustic detection systems in grain elevators. Appl. Acoust. 50:309-324. (pdf)

Weaver, D. K., Shuman, D. and Mankin, R. W. 1997. Optimizing and assessing the performance of an algorithm that cross-correlates acquired acoustic emissions from internally feeding larvae to count infested wheat kernels in grain samples. Appl. Acoust. 50:297-308.  (pdf)

Shuman, D., Weaver, D. K., and Mankin, R. W. 1997. Quantifying larval infestation with an acoustical sensor array and cluster analysis of cross-correlation outputs. Appl. Acoust. 50: 279-296.  (pdf)
 

Mankin, R. W. 1997.  Preface to special edition on insect acoustics. Appl. Acoust. 50:261.  (Editorial)

Mankin, R. W., Shuman, D., and Coffelt, J. A. 1997.  Acoustic counting of adult insects with different rates and intensities of sound production in stored wheat. J. Econ. Entomol. 90: 1032-1038.  (pdf)
 

Mankin, R. W., Shapiro, J. P., Shuman, D., Weaver, D. K., and Burke, J. M. 1997. Acoustic Detection of Diaprepes abbreviatus Larvae Feeding on Citrus Tree Roots, p. A93. In Strauss, M. S., and Boyd, C. J., (Eds.). 1997 AAAS Annual Meeting and Science Innovation Exposition, Seattle, WA, AAAS, Washington, DC.  (Conference Proceedings)
 

Shuman, D., Weaver, D. K., and Mankin, R. W. 1996. Acoustical/electronic detection and automated monitoring of stored-product insects, p. 555, In Proc. XX Int. Cong. Entomol., Borgo Stella, Firenze, Italy. 1996. (Conference Proceedings)
 

Mankin, R. W., and Hagstrum, D. W. 1996.  Physical constraints on pheromone dispersal in storage environments: effects on orientation behavior, p. 566, In Proc. XX Int. Cong. Entomol., Borgo Stella, Firenze, Italy. 1996. (Conference Proceedings).
 

Mankin, R. W., Sun, J. S. Shuman, D., and Weaver, D. K. 1996.  A sound-insulated enclosure to shield acoustical insect detectors from grain elevator background noise. Proc. Second Symposium on Agroacoustics; September 6-7, 1995; pp. 89-104. 1996. (Conference Proceedings) (pdf)

Weaver, D. K., Shuman, D., Mankin, R. W. Johnson, R. E., Nasah-Lima, M. N., Radford, R. R., Chia, H. and Weaver, B. 1996.  Performance of an algorithm based on cross-correlations that detects the number of infested wheat kernels in grain samples tested in ALFID. Proc. Second Symposium on Agroacoustics; September 6-7, 1995; pp. 30-47.  (Conference Proceedings) (pdf)

Shuman, D. Weaver, D. K., Mankin, R. W., Chia, H. Johnson, R. E., Nasah-Lima, M. N., Radford, R. R., Sun, J. S., and Weaver, B. 1996. A cross-correlation implementation of the acoustic location fingerprinting insect detector (ALFID) system. Proc. Second Symposium on Agroacoustics; September 6-7, 1995; pp. 9-29. . (Conference Proceedings) (pdf)

Mankin, R. W., Wojcik, L. K., Fukuda, T., Heath, R. R., Kline, D. L., Shatters, R. G., Vander Meer, and Wojcik D. P. 1996. A commitment to the future: precollegiate science educational outreach. American Entomol. 42:244-247.  (pdf) (Slides)
 

Mankin, R. W., Shuman, D., and Coffelt, J. A. 1996. Noise shielding of acoustic devices for insect detection. J. Econ. Entomol. 89:1301-1308. (pdf)

Mankin, R. W., A. Malavasi, and C. Aquino. 1996.  Acoustical comparisons of calling songs from Anastrepha species in Brazil. In: B. A. McPheron and G. J. Steck. [eds.] Fruit Fly Pests. St. Lucie Press, Delray Beach, FL pp. 37-41. 1996 (Conference Proceedings) (pdf)   (Digitized Sounds)
 

Mankin, R. W. and Hagstrum, D. W. 1995. Three-dimensional orientation by male Cadra cautella (Walker) flying to calling females in a windless environment. Environ. Entomol. 24: 1616-1626.  (pdf)

Mankin, R. W., and Wojcik, L. K. 1995. A commitment to the future - USDA-ARS scientists cooperating in enhancing and nurturing children's education (SCIENCE), in Strauss, M. S., and Heasley, C., p 132. 1995 AAAS Annual Meeting and Science Innovation Exposition, AAAS, Washington, DC.  (Conference Proceedings) (pdf)  (Slides)

Mankin, R. W. 1994. Acoustical detection of Aedes taeniorhynchus swarms and emergence exoduses in remote salt marshes. J. Am. Mosq. Cont. Assoc. 10:302-308.  (pdf)   (Digitized Sounds)

Shuman, D., Coffelt, J. A., Vick, K. W., and Mankin, R. W. 1993. Quantitative acoustical detection of larvae feeding inside kernels of grain. J. Econ. Entomol. 86: 933-938.  (pdf)

Previous Research

Mankin, R. W., Mayer, M. S., and Grant, A. J. Sensitivity of Trichoplusia ni (Hübner) pheromone receptor neurons: relationships between neural thresholds and behavioral responses. J. Comp. Physiol. A. 168:739-747. 1991. (pdf)

Mankin, R. W. Evolution of pheromonal specificity in insect chemoreceptors, In Wysocki, C. J., and Kare, M. R. (eds.), pp. 61-77. Genetic Variation in Chemical Sensing Systems, Marcel-Dekker. 1991. (Book Chapter) (pdf)

Vick, K. W., Mankin, R. W., Cogburn, R. R., Mullen, M., Throne, J. E., Wright, V. F., and Cline, L. D. Pheromone-baited sticky traps for detection of stored-product insects. J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 63:526-532. 1990. (pdf)

Mankin, R. W. The insect behavioral response to sex pheromone is inflected near threshold: evidence of feature detection? Chem. Senses 15:735 1990. (Conference Proceedings)
 

Mayer, M. S., and Mankin, R. W. A new Trichoplusia ni antennal receptor neuron that responds to attomolar concentrations of a minor pheromone component. Experientia 46:257-259. 1990. (pdf)

Grant, A. J., Mayer, M. S., and Mankin, R. W. Responses by sensilla on the antenna of male Heliothis zea to its major pheromone component and two analogs. J. Chem. Ecol. 15:2625-2634. 1989. (pdf)

Grant, A. J., Mankin, R. W., and Mayer, M. S. Neurophysiological responses of pheromone-sensitive receptor neurons on the antennae of Trichoplusia ni (Hübner) to pulsed and continuous stimulation regimens. Chem Senses 14:449-462. 1989. (pdf)

Mankin, R. W., and Mayer, M. S. Comparison of pheromone receptor neurons on the antennae of 3 closely related Noctuid moth species: Implications for the evolution of species isolation. Chem. Senses. 13:714. 1988. (Conference Proceedings)

Mayer, M. S., and Mankin, R. W. A linkage between coding of quantity and quality of pheromone gland components by receptor cells of Trichoplusia ni. Ann. NY Acad. Sci. 510:483-484. 1987. (Conference Proceedings) (pdf)
 

Mankin, R. W., Mayer, M. S., and Grant, A. J. Response characteristics of pheromone receptor neurons on cabbage looper moth antennae. Chem. Senses 12:678. 1987. (Conference Proceedings)

Mayer, M. S., Mankin, R. W., and Grant, A. J. Quantitative comparison of behavioral and neurophysiological responses to odorants: Inferences about central nervous system processes. J. Chem. Ecol. 13:509-531. 1987. (pdf)

Mankin, R. W., Grant, A. J., and Mayer, M. S. A microcomputer-controlled response measurement and analysis system for insect olfactory receptor neurons. J. Neurosci. Meth. 20:307-322. 1987. (pdf)
 

Grant, A. J., Mankin, R. W., and Mayer, M. S. Characteristics of neurophysiological responses of insect olfactory receptor neurons under different stimulation regimes. Chem. Senses 10:395 1985. (Conference Proceedings).
 

Mayer, M. S. and Mankin, R. W. Neurobiology of pheromone perception. pp. 95-144. In Kerkut, G. A., and L. I. Gilbert (eds.), Comprehensive Insect Physiology Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Pergamon Press, Oxford. 1985. (Book Chapter). (pdf)

Mankin, R. W. and Mayer, M. S. The insect antenna is not a molecular sieve. Experientia 40:1251-1252. 1984. (pdf)
Mayer, M. S., Mankin, R. W, and Lemire, G. F. Quantification of the electroantennogram: measurement of sensillar contributions, elimination of background potentials, and relationship to olfactory sensation. J. Insect Physiol. 30:757-763. 1984. (pdf)

Krasnoff, S. B., Vick, K. W., and Mankin, R. W. Female calling behavior in Ephestia cautella and E. figulilella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Fla. Entomol. 66:249-254. 1983. (pdf)

Mankin, R. W., Vick, K. W., Coffelt, J. A., and Weaver, B. A. Pheromone-mediated flight by male Plodia interpunctella (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Environ. Entomol. 12:1218-1222. 1983. (pdf)
 

Mankin, R. W. and Mayer, M. S. Stimulus-response relationships of insect olfaction: Correlations among neurophysiological and behavioral measures of response. J. Theor. Biol. 100:613-630. 1983. (pdf)

Mankin, R. W., and Mayer, M. S. A phenomenological model of the perceived intensity of single odorants. J. Theor. Biol. 100:123-138. 1983. (pdf)
 

O'Connell, R. J., Grant, A. J., Mayer, M. S., and Mankin, R. W. Morphological correlates of differences in pheromone sensitivity in insect sensilla. Science 220:1408-1410. 1983. (pdf)

Mayer, M. S., Mankin, R. W., and Carlysle, T. C. External antennal morphometry of Trichoplusia ni (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J. Insect Morphol. and Embryol. 10:185-201. 1981. (pdf)

Vick, K. W., Coffelt, J. A., Mankin, R. W., and Soderstrom, E. L. Recent developments in the use of pheromones to monitor Plodia interpunctella and Ephestia cautella pp. 19-28. In Mitchell, E. R., (ed.) Management of Insect Pests with Semiochemicals: Concepts and Practice, Plenum Press, New York. 514 pp. 1981. (Book Chapter) (pdf)
 

Vick, K. W., Mankin, R. W., and Coffelt, J. A. Sex-pheromone-baited traps as monitors of insect infestation levels in stored products. Insecticide and Acaracide Tests 5:5-6. 1980. (html)

Mankin, R. W., Vick, K. W., Mayer, M. S., Coffelt, J. A., and Callahan, P. S. Models for dispersal of vapors in open and confined spaces with applications to sex pheromone trapping in a warehouse. J. Chem. Ecol. 6:929-950. 1980. (pdf)
 

Mankin, R. W., Vick, K. W., Mayer, M. S. and Coffelt, J. A. Anemotactic response threshold of the Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), to its sex pheromone. J. Chem. Ecol. 6:919-929. 1980. (pdf)
 

Mankin, R. W. Attraction of insects to odorant sources in a warehouse. Univ. of Fla. 72 pp. 1979. (Dissertation)

Mankin, R. W. Insects as unidentified flying objects: authors reply to comment; 2. Appl. Optics 18:2725-2726. 1979. (Letters to Editor)
 

Callahan, P. S., and Mankin, R. W. Insects as unidentified flying objects. Appl. Optics 17:3355-3360. 1978.
 

Mankin, R. W., Mayer, M. S., and Callahan, P. S. Odorant deposition onto insect antennal sensilla, p. 356. In LeMagnen, J. and Macleod, P. (eds.) Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Olfaction and Taste, Information Retrieval, London. 528 pp. 1977. (Conference Proceedings)
 

Mankin, R. W., and Callahan, P. S. Derivation of equations which relate the effective surface charge density of a dielectric or electret to measurable surface parameters. J. Appl. Phys. 48:1372-1374. 1977. (pdf)
 

Mankin, R. W. Electret properties of insect cuticle. Univ. of Fla. 93 pp. 1976. (Thesis)
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