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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Matthew H Kramer
Northeast Area
Office of the Area Director

Statistician General

Phone: (301) 504-8121
Fax: (301) 504-9442
Room 130
10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG 005 BARC-WEST
BELTSVILLE, MD, 20705-2350


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
On the eyes of the coffee berry borer as rudimentary organs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vega, F.E., Simpkins, A., Bauchan, G.R., Infante, F., Kramer, M.H., Land, M.F. 2014. On the eyes of the coffee berry borer as rudimentary organs. PLoS One. 9(1):e85860.
Development of a spatially targeted field sampling technique for the Southern Cattle Tick, Rhipicephalus microplus, by mapping white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, habitat in South Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Phillips, P.L., Welch, J.B., Kramer, M.H. 2014. Development of a spatially targeted field sampling technique for the Southern Cattle Tick, Rhipicephalus microplus, by mapping white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, habitat in South Texas. Journal of Insect Science. 14:88.
Solvent, drying time, and the responses of lone star ticks (acari: ixodidae) to the repellents deet and picaridin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carroll, J.F., Kramer, M.H., Bedoukian, R. 2014. Solvent, drying time, and the responses of lone star ticks (acari: ixodidae) to the repellents deet and picaridin. Journal of Medical Entomology. 51(3):629-637.
A laboratory study of sex- and stage-related mortality and morbidity in bed bugs (hemiptera: cimicidae) exposed to deltamethrin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Feldlaufer, M.F., Ulrich, K.R., Kramer, M.H. 2013. A laboratory study of sex- and stage-related mortality and morbidity in bed bugs (hemiptera: cimicidae) exposed to deltamethrin. Journal of Economic Entomology. 106(2):988-994.
Essential oils of Cupressus funebris, juniperus communis, and j. chinensis (cupressaceae) as repellents against ticks (Acari; Ixodidae) and mosquitoes (diptera; Culicidae) and as toxiants against mosquitoes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carroll, J.F., Tabanca, N., Kramer, M.H., Agramonte, N.M., Wedge, D.E., Bernier, U.R., Coy, M.R., Becnel, J.J., Demirci, B., Can Baser, K., Zhang, J., Zhang, S. 2011. Essential oils of Cupressus funebris, juniperus communis, and j. chinensis (cupressaceae) as repellents against ticks (Acari; Ixodidae) and mosquitoes (diptera; Culicidae) and as toxiants against mosquitoes. Journal of Vector Ecology. 36(2):258-268.
Self-fertility evaluations of northern-adapted rabbiteye blueberry hybrids Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ehlenfeldt, M.K., Kramer, M.H. 2012. Self-fertility evaluations of northern-adapted rabbiteye blueberry hybrids. HortScience. 47:1837-1842.
Standard methodologies for virus research in Apis mellifera - (Book / Chapter) - (15-Jun-12)
Computing Integrated Ratings from Heterogeneous Phenotypic Assessments: A Case Study of Lettuce Postharvest Quality and Downy Mildew Resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simko, I., Hayes, R.J., Kramer, M.H. 2012. Computing integrated ratings from heterogeneous phenotypic assessments: A case study of lettuce postharvest quality and downy mildew resistance. Crop Science. 52:2131-2142.
Responses of lone star tick (acari: ixodidae) nymphs to the repellent deet applied in acetone and ethanol solutions in vitro bioassays - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carroll, J.F., Kramer, M.H. 2012. Responses of lone star tick (acari: ixodidae) nymphs to the repellent deet applied in acetone and ethanol solutions in vitro bioassays. Journal of Entomological Science. 47(2):193-196.
Using lone star ticks, Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) in in vitro laboratory bioassays of repellents: dimensions, duration, and variability - (Book / Chapter)
Carroll, J.F., Zhang, A., Kramer, M.H. 2011. Using lone star ticks, Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) in in vitro laboratory bioassays of repellents: dimensions, duration, and variability. American Chemical Society. 1090(7):97-120.
Anointing chemicals and ectoparasites: responses by ticks and mosquitoes to Citrus (Rutaceae) peel exudates and monoterpene constituents - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weldon, P., Carroll, J.F., Kramer, M.H., Bedoukian, R., Coleman, R., Bernier, U.R. 2011. Anointing chemicals and ectoparasites: responses by ticks and mosquitoes to Citrus (Rutaceae) peel exudates and monoterpene constituents. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 37(4):348-359.
Increasing coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus hampei; Curculionidae: Scolytinae) female density in artificial diet decreases fecundity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vega, F.E., Kramer, M.H., Jaramillo, J. 2011. Increasing coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus hampei; Curculionidae: Scolytinae) female density in artificial diet decreases fecundity. Journal of Economic Entomology. 104:87-93.
Ranking cultivated blueberry for Mummy Berry Blight and Fruit Infection Incidence Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ehlenfeldt, M.K., Polashock, J.J., Stretch, A., Kramer, M.H. 2010. Ranking cultivated blueberry for Mummy Berry Blight and Fruit Infection Incidence. HortScience. 45:1205-1210.
Formulations of Deet, Picaridin and IR3535 Applied to Skin Repel Nymphs of the Lone Star Tick (Acari: Ixodidae) for 12 Hours - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carroll, J.F., Benante, J.P., Kramer, M.H., Lohmeyer, K.H., Lawrence, K. 2010. Formulations of Deet, Picaridin and IR3535 applied to skin repel nymphs of the Lone Star Tick (Acari: Ixodidae) for 12 hours. Journal of Medical Entomology. 47(4):699-704.
Sexual dimorphism of bed bug (Cimex lectularis) attraction and aggregation responses to cuticular extracts from nymph exuviae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Domingue, M.J., Kramer, M.H., Feldlaufer, M.F. 2010. Sexual dimorphism of bed bug (Cimex lectularis) attraction and aggregation responses to cuticular extracts from nymph exuviae. Physiological Entomology. 35(3):203-213.
Elemol and Amyris Oil Repel the Ticks Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) in Laboratory Bioassays Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carroll, J.F., Paluch, G., Coats, J., Kramer, M.H. 2009. Elemol and amyris oil repel the ticks Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) in laboratory bioassays. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 51(4)383-392.
Mosquito biting behavior: statistical power and sources of variation in toxicity and repelllent bioassays Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kramer, M.H., Feldlaufer, M.F., Chauhan, K.R. 2010. Mosquito biting behavior: statistical power and sources of variation in toxicity and repelllent bioassays.. Journal of Medical Entomology. 47(2)199-204.
Mummy Berry Fruit Rot and Shoot Blight Incidence in Blueberry: Prediction, Ranking, and Stability in a Long-term Study Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ehlenfeldt, M.K., Polashock, J.J., Stretch, A.W., Kramer, M.H. 2010. Mummy Berry Fruit Rot and Shoot Blight Incidence in Blueberry: Prediction, Ranking, and Stability in a Long-term Study. HortScience. 45:92-97.
Evaluation of flowering cherry (Prunus L.) species, hybrids, and cultivars using SSR markers Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ma, H., Olsen, R., Pooler, M, Kramer, Matthew. 2009. Evaluation of Flowering Cherry Species, Hybrids, and Cultivars Using Simple Sequence Repeat Markers. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 134:435-444.
Habitat manipulation in potato affects colorado potato beetle dispersal Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Szendrei, Z., Kramer, M.H., Weber, D.C. 2009. Habitat manipulation in potato affects Colorado potato beetle dispersal. Journal of Applied Entomology. 133:711-719.
The Impact of '4-Poster' Deer Self-Treatment Devices at Three Locations in Maryland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carroll, J.F., Hill, D.E., Allen, P., Young, K.W., Kramer, M.H., Miramontes, E.N., Pound, J.M., Miller, J.A., George, J.E. 2009. The impact of '4-poster' deer self-treatment devices at three locations in Maryland. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. 94(4):407-4116.
Sustained control of Gibson Island, MD populations of Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanium (Acari:Ixodidae) by community-administered '4-Poster' deer self-treatment bait stations. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carroll, J.F., Pound, J.M., Miller, J.A., Kramer, M.H. 2009. Sustained control of Gibson Island, MD populations of Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanium (Acari:Ixodidae) by community-administered '4-Poster' deer self-treatment bait stations. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. 9:417-421.
Phytosterol intake and dietary fat reduction are independent and additive in their ability to reduce plasma LDL cholesterol Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, S.C., Judd, J.T., Kramer, M.H., Meijer, G.W., Clevidence, B.A., Baer, D.J. 2009. Phytosterol intake and dietary fat reduction are independent and additive in their ability to reduce plasma LDL cholesterol. Lipids. 44(3):273-281.
Reduced interference by gray squirrels with 4-poster deer treatment bait stations by using timed-release bait - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carroll, J.F., Pound, J.M., Miller, J.A., Kramer, M.H. 2008. Reduced interference by gray squirrels with 4-poster deer treatment bait stations by using timed-release bait. Journal of Medical Entomology. 33(2):325-332.
Estimates of adherence and error analysis of physical activity data collected via accelerometry in a large study of free-living adults. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Paul, D., Kramer, M.H., Stote, K.S., Spears, K.E., Moshfegh, A.J., Baer, D.J., Rumpler, W.V. 2008. Estimates of adherence and error analysis of physical activity data collected via accelerometry in a large study of free-living adults. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 8:38.
Comparison of Two Different Physical Activity Monitors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Paul, D.R., Kramer, M.H., Moshfegh, A.J., Baer, D.J., Rumpler, W.V. 2007. Comparison of two different physical activity monitors. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 7:(26). Available: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/7/26.
BodPod Approximates Corrected DEXA Values More Closely Than BIA in Overweight and Obese Adults. - (Abstract Only)
Harris, G.K., Stote, K.S., Clevidence, B.A., Paul, D.R., Kramer, M.H., Baer, D.J. 2007. BodPod Approximates Corrected DEXA Values More Closely Than BIA in Overweight and Obese Adults [abstract]. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, April 28-May 2, 2007, Washington, DC. 21:679.2.
Larval viability and serological response in horses with long term Trichinella infection. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hill, D.E., Forbes, L., Kramer, M.H., Gajadhar, A., Gamble, H.R. 2007. Parasitological and immunological parameters of long term infection with Trichinella spiralis (Tl) in the horse, Equus caballus. Veterinary Parasitology. 146(1-2):107-116.
Identifying sources of reporting error using measured food intake. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rumpler, W.V., Rhodes, D.G., Moshfegh, A.J., Paul, D.R., Kramer, M.H. 2008. Identifying sources of reporting error using measured food intake. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 62(4):544-52.
Repellency of two terpenoid compounds isolated from Callicarpa americana (Lamiaceae) against Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum ticks. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carroll, J.F., Cantrell, C.L., Klun, J.A., Kramer, M.H. 2007. Repellency of two terpenoid compounds isolated from Callicarpa americana (Lamiaceae) against Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum ticks. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 41:215-224.
Biting-Deterrent Activity of a Deet Analog, Two Depa Analogs and Ss220 Applied Topically to Human Volunteers Compared with Deet Against Three Species of Blood-Feeding Flies. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Klun, J.A., Khrimian, A., Rowton, E., Kramer, M.H., Debboun, M. 2006. Biting-deterrent activity of a deet analog, two depa analogs and ss220 applied topically to human volunteers compared with deet against three species of blood-feeding flies. Journal of Medical Entomology. 43:1248-1251.
Resistance of Blueberry Cultivars to Botryosphaeria Stem Blight and Phomopsis Twig Blight - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Polashock, J.J., Kramer, M.H. 2006. Resistance of blueberry cultivars to botryosphaeria stem blight and phomopsis twig blight. HortScience. 41:1373-1520
Variability in the Physical Activity of Free-Living Adults. - (Abstract Only)
Paul, D., Kramer, M.H., Rumpler, W.V., Stote, K.S., Clevidence, B.A., Harris, G.K., Baer, D.J. 2006. Variability in the physical activity of free-living adults. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference, San Francisco, CA. FASEB J 20:A588.
Impact of Fenbendazole on Turkey Semen Quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bakst, M.R., Long, J.A., Kramer, M.H. 2006. Impact of fenbendazole on turkey semen quality. Journal of Applied Poultry Research. 15:307-311.
Validation of a Food Frequency Questionnaire by Direct Measurement of Habitual Ad Libitum Food Intake - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Paul, D.R., Rhodes, D.G., Kramer, M.H., Baer, D.J., Rumpler, W.V. 2005. Validation of a food frequency questionnaire by direct measurement of habitual ad libitum food intake. American Journal of Epidemiology 162:1-9
Anthracnose Fruit-Rot Resistance in Blueberry Cultivars. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Polashock, J.J., Ehlenfeldt, M.K., Kramer, M.H., Stretch, A.W. 2004. Anthracnose fruit-rot resistance in blueberry cultivars.. Plant Disease. 89:33-38.
Residue Levels in Honey after Colony Treatment with the Antibiotic Tylosin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Feldlaufer, M.F., Pettis, J.S., Kochansky, J.P., Kramer, M.H. 2004. Residue levels in honey after colony treatment with the antibiotic tylosin. American Bee Journal. 144:143-145.
Preprandial Ghrelin Is Not Affected by Macronutrient Intake, Energy Intake Or Energy Expenditure. - (Abstract Only)
Paul, D.R., Kramer, M.H., Rhodes, D.G., Rumpler, W.V. 2005. Preprandial ghrelin is not affected by macronutrient intake, energy intake or energy expenditure. Experimental Biology. 4(1):2.
Anointing Chemicals and Ectoparasites: Effects of Benzoquinones from Millipedes on the Lone Star Tick, Ambylomma Americanum. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carroll, J.F., Kramer, M.H., Weldon, P.J., Robbins, R.G. 2004. Anointing chemicals and ectoparasites: effects of benzoquinones from millipedes on the lone star tick, Ambylomma americanum. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 31:63-75.
Seasonal and Spatial Distributions of Adult Screwworms (Diptera:calliphoridae)in the Panama Canal Area, Republic of Panama - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Phillips, P.L., Welch, J.B., Kramer, M.H. 2004. Seasonal and spatial distributions of adult screwworms (Diptera: Calliphoridae)in the Panama Canal Area, Republic of Panama. Journal of Medical Entomology. 41:121-129.
Effect of Vitamin E on Lipid Peroxidation and Fertility after Artificial Insemination with Liquid-Stored Turkey Semen - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Long, J.A., Kramer, M.H. 2003. Effect of vitamin e on lipid peroxidation and fertility after artificial insemination with liquid-stored turkey semen. Poultry Science. 82:1802-1807.
Identification of Neutral Mutants Surrounding Two Naturally Occurring Variants of Potato Spindle Tuber Viroid - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (25-Oct-02)
Activated Zinc Reduction of Enynes to Conjugated Diene Lepidoptera Pheromones, and Field Capture of Siberian Moths with Synthetic Pheromone Mixtures. - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (07-Aug-02)
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