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Agricultural Research Service

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Joseph C Dickens (Dick)
Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory
Research Entomologist

Phone: (301) 504-8957
Fax: (301) 504-6580
Room 29
BLDG 007
BLDG 007 BARC-WEST
10300 BALTIMORE BLVD
BELTSVILLE, MD, 20705

Projects
DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT OF CHEMICALS FOR INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT OF BITING ARTHROPODS AND URBAN PESTS
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 418668
Deployed Warfighter Protection Research Program (FY2013)
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 424637
Chemical Signals for Manipulating Mosquito Behavior
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 425943
Olfactory Proteins as Targets for Manipulating Mosquito Behavior
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 421454

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Chemical ecology of the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), and emerging control methods using semiochemicals - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sablon, L., Dickens, J.C., Haubruge, E., Verheggen, F. 2012. Chemical ecology of the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), and emerging control methods using semiochemicals. Insects. 4(1):31-54.
Functional development of the octenol response in aedes aegypti - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bohbot, J.D., Durand, N.F., Vinyard, B.T., Dickens, J.C. 2013. Functional development of the octenol response in aedes aegypti. Frontiers in Invertebrate Physiology. DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2013.00039.
Mode of action of insect repellents - (Review Article)
Dickens, J.C. 2013. Mode of action of insect repellents. Journal of Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. DOI:10.1016/j.pestbp.2013.02.006
Gustatory receptor neuron responds to DEET and other insect repellents in the yellow fever mosquito, aedes aegypti - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sanford, J.L., Shields, V.D., Dickens, J.C. 2013. Gustatory receptor neuron responds to DEET and other insect repellents in the yellow fever mosquito, aedes aegypti. Naturwissenschaften. 100(3):269-273.
Olfactory cues are subordinate to visual stimuli in a neotropical generalist weevil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Otalora Luna, F., Lapointe, S.L., Dickens, J.C. 2013. Olfactory cues are subordinate to visual stimuli in a neotropical generalist weevil. PLoS One. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone,0053120.
Emissive color preferences and temporal alteration of walking performance by pulsing lights in colorado potato beetle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Otalora Luna, F., Dickens, J.C. 2011. Emissive color preferences and temporal alteration of walking performance by pulsing lights in colorado potato beetle. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 138(2):93-103 DOI: 10.1111/j.1570-7458.2010.01081.x.
Field response of Colorado potato beetle to the (R)-enantiomer of the male-produced aggregation pheromone CPB I and determination of activity of blends of the (S)- and (R)-enantiomers of the pheromone - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hitchner, E.M., Kuhar, T.P., Youngman, R.R., Mori, K., Dickens, J.C. 2012. Field response of Colorado potato beetle to the (R)-enantiomer of the male-produced aggregation pheromone CPB I and determination of activity of blends of the (S)- and (R)-enantiomers of the pheromone. Agricultural Sciences. 3:896-899.
Analysis of odorant receptor protein function in the yellow fever mosquito, aedes aegypti - (Book / Chapter)
Dickens, J.C., Bohbot, J.D., Grant, A.J. 2012. Analysis of odorant receptor protein function in the yellow fever mosquito, aedes aegypti. Basic Methods in Protein Purification and Analysis. ISBN:978-14775550-5-7.
Selectivity of odorant receptors in insects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bohbot, J.D., Dickens, J.C. 2012. Selectivity of odorant receptors in insects. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. 6:29.
Identification and synthesis of a male-produced pheromone for the neotropical root weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lapointe, S.L., Alessandro, R.T., Robbins, P.S., Khrimian, A., Svatos, A., Dickens, J.C., Otalora-Luna, F., Kaplan, F., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E. 2012. Identification and synthesis of a male-produced pheromone for the neotropical root weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 38:408-417.
Odorant receptor modulation: Ternary paradigm for mode of action of insect repellents - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bohbot, J.D., Dickens, J.C. 2012. Odorant receptor modulation: Ternary paradigm for mode of action of insect repellents. Neuropharmacology. 62:2086-2095.
Functional characterization of the octenol receptor neuron on the maxillary palps of the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grant, A.J., Dickens, J.C. 2011. Functional characterization of the octenol receptor neuron on the maxillary palps of the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti. PLoS One. 6(6):e21785.
Multimodal stimulation of the Colorado potato beetle: Prevalence of visual over olfactory cues - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Otalora Luna, F., Dickens, J.C. 2011. Multimodal stimulation of the Colorado potato beetle: Prevalence of visual over olfactory cues. PLoS One. 6(6): e20990.
Multiple activities of insect repellents on odorant receptors in mosquitoes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bohbot, J.D., Fu, L., Le, T.N., Chauhan, K.R., Cantrell, C.L., Dickens, J.C. 2011. Multiple activities of insect repellents on odorant receptors in mosquitoes. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2915.2011.00949.x.
Insect Repellents: Modulators of mosquito odorant receptor activity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bohbot, J.D., Dickens, J.C. 2010. Insect Repellents: Modulators of mosquito odorant receptor activity. PLoS One. 5(8):e12138.
The insect SNMP gene family Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vogt, R. G., Miller, N. E., Litvack, R., Fandino, R. A., Sparks, J., Staples, J., Friedman, R. and Dickens, J. C. 2009. The insect SNMP gene family. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 39(7):448-456.
Discovery and characterization of chemical signals for citrus root weevil, Diaprepes abbreviatus - (Abstract Only)
Otalora Luna, F., Hammock, J., Alessandro, R.T., Lapointe, S.L., Dickens, J.C. 2009. Discovery and characterization of chemical signals for citrus root weevil, Diaprepes abbreviatus. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 3:63-73.
Host plant preference in Colorado potato beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hitchner, E.M., Dickens, J.C., Youngman, R.R., Schultz, P.B., Pfeiffer, D.G., Kuhar, T.P. 2008. Host plant preference in Colorado potato beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 101(3):859-865.
Comparative Analysis of 3,6,8-Dodecatrien-1-Ol from Three Subterranean Termite Species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bland, J.M., Raina, A.K., Carpita, A., Dickens, J.C. 2007. Comparative analysis of 3,6,8-dodecatrien-1-ol from three subterranean termite species. Sociobiology 50(2):535-531.
Sexual contact influences orientation to plant attractant in Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dickens, J.C. 2007. Sexual contact influences orientation to plant attractant in Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Naturwissenschaften, DOI 10.1007/S00114-007-0261-2. ON-LINE.
Response to host plant odors and aggregation pheromone by larvae of the Colorado potato beetle on a servosphere - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hammock, J.A., Vinyard, B., Dickens, J.C. 2007. Response to host plant odors and aggregation pheromone by larvae of the Colorado potato beetle on a servosphere. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 1:7-35.
Antennal and Behavioral Responses of Lygus Lineolaris (Palisot DE Beauvois) (heteroptera: Miridae) to Metathoracic Scent Gland Compounds - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (07-Dec-06)
Obituary for Jan van der Pers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Minks, A., Visser, H., Dickens, J.C. 2006. Obituary for Jan van der Pers. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 121:189-190.
"response of Potato Aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) to Natural Potato Odor and Synthetic Potato-Derived Colorado Potato Beetle Kairomone" - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Narayandas, G., Alyokhin, A., Alford, R., Weber, D.C., Dickens, J.C. 2006. "response of potato aphid (homoptera: aphididae) to natural potato odor and synthetic potato-derived colorado potato beetle kairomone". Journal of Economic Entomology. 99:1203-1208.
Sexual Response to Plant Volatiles Moderates Aggregation Pheromone in Colorado Potato Beetle. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dickens, J.C. 2006. Sexual response to plant volatiles moderates aggregation pheromone in colorado potato beetle.. Journal of Applied Entomology. 130(1):26-31.
Potential of a Synthetic Aggregation Pheromone for Integrated Management of Colorado Potato Beetle. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kuhar, T.L., Mori, K., Dickens, J.C. 2006. Potential of a synthetic aggregation pheromone for integrated management of colorado potato beetle.. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 8(1):77-81.
Laboratory and Greenhouse Evaluation of a Synthetic Host Volatile Attractant for Colorado Potato Beetle, Leptinotarsa Decemlineata (Say). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martel, J., Alford, A., Dickens, J.C. 2005. Laboratory and greenhouse evaluation of a synthetic host volatile attractant for colorado potato beetle, leptinotarsa decemlineata (say).. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 7:71-78.
Synthetic Host Volatiles Increase Efficacy of Trap Cropping for Management of Colorado Potato Beetle, Leptinotarsa Decemlineata - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martel, J.W., Alford, R.A., Dickens, J.C. 2005. Synthetic host volatiles increase efficacy of trap cropping for management of colorado potato beetle, leptinotarsa decemlineata. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 7:71-78.
The Production and Appropriation of Chemical Signals Amount Plants, Herbivores and Predators. - (Book / Chapter)
Greenstone, M.H., Dickens, J.C. 2005. The production and appropriation of chemical signals amount plants, herbivores and predators.. Ecology of Predator-Prey Interactions., p. 139-165.
Trilinolein Identified As a Sex-Specific Component of Tergal Glands in Alates of Coptotermes Formosanus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bland, J.M., Park, Y.I., Raina, A.K., Dickens, J.C., Hollister, B. 2004. Trilinolein identified as a sex-specific component of tergal glands in alates of Coptotermes formosanus. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 30(4):835-849.
Regulation of Pheromone Synthesis and Release in Coleoptera - (Abstract Only)
3rd International Insect Pheromone Symposium. Abstract p.54.
Patterning of Gustatory Neural Inputs for Host Selection and Conspecific Recognition in the Colorado Potato Beetle. - (Abstract Only)
8th European Symposium on Insect Taste and Olfaction, 2003. Abstract p. 44.
Insect Chemical Ecology - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
ALDRICH, J.R., BARTELT, R.J., DICKENS, J.C., KNIGHT, A.L., LIGHT, D.M., TUMLINSON III, J.H. 2003. INSECT CHEMICAL ECOLOGY RESEARCH IN THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE - AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE. PEST MANAG. SCI. 59: 777-787.
Attracting Voltiles for the Colorado Potato Beetle - (Research Notes) - (31-May-02)
Antennal Feedback Loop Regulates Pheromone Release in Beetles - (Research Notes) - (17-May-02)
Behavior Responses of Larvae of Colorado Potato Beetle, Leptinotarsa Decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), to Host Plant Volatile Blends Attractive to Adults. - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (09-May-02)
Breaking a Pardigm: Male-Produced Aggregation Pheromone for the Colorado Potato Beetle - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (09-Apr-02)
(S)-3,7-Dimethyl-2-Oxo-6octene-1,3-Diol:an Aggregation Pheromone of the Coloradao Potato Beetle, Leptinotarsa Decemlineata (Say). - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (06-Feb-02)
Low Temperature Scanning Electron Microscopy of Soft Bodied Organisms - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (09-Aug-01)
Chemical Signals in the Colorado Potato Beetle: Neurosensory and Hormonal Mechanisms Regulating Their Production and Behaviors Elictied by Them. - (Abstract Only) - (20-Jun-01)
Receptor for Glycoalkaloid in Colorado Potato Beetle - (Abstract Only) - (10-Apr-01)
Differential Responses to Glycoalkaloids in Adult Colorado Potato Beetle - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (12-Feb-01)
Orientation of Colorado Potato Beetle to Natural and Synthetic Blends of Volatiles Emitted by Potato Plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (05-May-00)
Varying Degrees of Sexual Dimorphism in the Expression of Pheromone Bindingproteins (Pbps) in Different Moth Species Suggests Multiple Roles for Pbps in Odor Detection - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Feb-00)
Olfactory Adaptations of the Colorado Potato Beetle and Associated Insects to Chemical Signals Emitted by Host Plants - (Abstract Only) - (17-Aug-99)
Temporal Variation of Olfactory Responses of the Colorado Potato Beetle to Volatiles Emitted by Potato Plants - (Abstract Only) - (02-Jul-99)
Cloning and Expression of Lap, An Adult Specific Odorant Binding Protein Ofthe True Bug, Lygus Lineolaris (Hemiptera, Heteroptera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (06-Jun-99)
Cloning and Expression of Lap, An Odorant Binding Protein of the True Bug Lygus Lineolaris (Hemiptera, Heteroptera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (21-May-99)
Pheromone and Plant Odor Interactions - (Abstract Only) - (30-Apr-99)
Sex Pheromone of the Russian Gypsy Moth, (Lymantria Mathura Moore) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (04-Mar-99)
Olfactory Reception of Conspecific Aggregation Pheromone and Plant Odors Bynymphs of the Predator Podisus Maculiventris (Say) (Hemiptera, Heteroptera:pentatomidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (12-Feb-99)
Predator/prey Interactions: Olfactory Adaptations of Generalist and Specialist Predators - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (30-Dec-98)
Molecular Sequence and Cellular Localization of An Antennal-Specific Protein in Adult Lygus Lineolaris (Tarnished Plant Bug) - (Abstract Only) - (10-Mar-98)
Comparative Electrophysiological Studies of Olfaction in Predaceous Bugs, Podisus Maculiventris and P. Nigrispinus (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (02-Feb-98)
Odorant-Binding Proteins of True Bugs: Generic Specificity, Sexual Dimorphism, and Association with Subsets of Chemosensory Sensilla - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (04-Aug-97)
Intergeneric Distribution and Immunolocalization of a Putative Odorant-Binding Protein in True Bugs (Hemiptera, Heteroptera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (22-Jul-97)
Odorant-Binding Proteins of True Bugs: Generic Specificity, Sexual Dimorphism, and Association with Subsets of Olfactory Sensilla - (Abstract Only) - (16-Jun-97)
Reception and Adaptation of Antennal Receptors of the Gypsy Moth, Lymantriadispar (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae), to Analogs of the Epoxide Group of Disparlure - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-May-97)
Morphology and Distribution of Antennal Sensilla of the Tarnished Plant Buglygus Lineolaris (Palisot DE Beauvois) (Hemiptera: Miridae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (19-Oct-96)
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