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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Matthew H. Kramer

Statistician General

Matthew Kramer

Statistician, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, USDA 


                   photo of Matt Kramer in 2010


Phone: (301) 504-8121
Fax: (301) 504-9442
Room 130
BELTSVILLE, MD, 20705-2350

Peer-Reviewed Publications (since 1989; most recent first)

Chen, YP; Pettis, JS; Corona, M; Chen, WP; Li, CJ; Spivak, M; V, PK; DeGrandi-Hoffman, G; Boncristiani, H; Zhao, Y; vanEngelsdorp, D; Delaplane, K; Solter, L; Drummond, F; Kramer, M; Lipkin, WI; Palacios, G; Hamilton, MC; Smith, B; Huang, SK; Zheng, HQ; Li, JL; Zhang, X; Zhou, AF; Wu, LY; Zhou, JZ; Lee, M-L; Teixeira, EW; Li, ZG; Evans, JD. 2014. Israeli acute paralysis virus: epidemiology, pathogenesis and implications for honey bee health. PLoS pathogens 10:e1004261 2014-08-01 pdf

Phillips PL, Welch JB, Kramer M. 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).

Carroll JF, Kramer M, Bedoukian RH.  2014.  Solvent, drying time, and substrate affect the responses of lone star ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) to the repellents deet and picaridin.  J. Medical Entomol. 51: 629-637. pdf

Vega FE, Simpkins A, Bauchan G, Infante F, Kramer M, Land MF.  2014.  On the eyes of male coffee berry borers as rudimentary organs.  PLoS ONE 9(1): e85860. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085860 pdf

Pirk CWW, de Miranda JR, Kramer M, Murray TE, Nazzi F, Shutler D, van der Steen JJM, van Dooremalen C. 2013. Statistical guidelines for Apis mellifera research. J. Apicultural Research 52(4), DOI 10.3896/IBRA. pdf

Tabanca, N., Wang, M., Avonto, C., Chittiboyina, A.G., Parcher, J.F., Carroll, J.F., Kramer, M., and Khan, I.A. 2013. Bioactivity-guided investigation of geranium essential oils as natural tick repellents. J. Agricul. Food Chem. 61: 4101-4107. pdf

Charron, C.S., Clevidence, B.A., Albaugh, G.A., Kramer, M.H., Vinyard, B.T., Milner, J.A., Novotny, J.A. 2013. Assessment of DNA damage and repair in adults consuming allyl isothiocyanate or Brassica vegetables. J Nutr Biochem. 24: 894-902. pdf

Klun, JA, Kramer, M, Debboun, M. 2013. Four simple stimuli that induce host-seeking and blood-feeding behaviors in two mosquito species, with a clue to DEET's mode of action. J. Vector Ecology 38, 143-153. pdf

Feldlaufer, MF, Ulrich, KR, Kramer, M. 2013. No Sex-Related Differences in Mortality in Bed Bugs (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) Exposed to Deltamethrin, and Surviving Bed Bugs Can Recover. J. Econ. Entomol. 106(2): 988-994. pdf

Ehlenfeldt, M.K. & M. Kramer. 2012. Self-fertility evalutions of northern-adapted rabbiteye blueberry hybrids. HortScience 47: 1837-1842. pdf

Simko, I., R.J. Hayes, & M. Kramer. 2012. Computing integrated ratings from heterogeneous phenotypic assessments: a case study of lettuce postharvest quality and downy mildew resistance. Crop Science 52: 2131-2142. pdf

Carroll, JF, Kramer, M. 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. pdf

Font, E., P. Carazo, G. PĂ©rez i de Lanuza & M. Kramer (2011) Predator-elicited foot shakes in wall lizards (Podarcis muralis): Evidence for a pursuit-deterrent function. Journal of Comparative Psychology. 126: 87-96. pdf

Edward E. Gbur, Walter W. Stroup, Kevin S. McCarter, Susan Durham, Linda J. Young , Mary Christman, Mark West, and Matthew Kramer (2012) Analysis of Generalized Linear Mixed Models in the Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences. Published by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop and Soil Science Society of America, Inc., Madison Wisconsin, USA pdf (excerpt - TOC - Chapters 1 & 2)

Kramer, M., S.C. Chen, S.K. Gebauer, and D.J. Baer. 2012. Estimating the subject by treatment interaction in non-replicated crossover diet studies. In: Proceedings of the 23rd annual Kansas State University Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture, Manhattan, Kansas, Weixin Yao (ed.). Pp. 96-110. pdf

Carroll, J.F., A. Zhang, M. Kramer. 2011. Using Lone Star Ticks, Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae), in in Vitro Laboratory Bioassays of Repellents: Dimensions, Duration, and Variability. In: Recent Developments in Invertebrate Repellents, ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 1090, Ed.: Gretchen E. Paluch and Joel R. Coats. Chapter 7, pp 97-120. pdf

Boykin, D., Camp, M.J., Johnson, L., Kramer, M., Meek, D., Palmquist, D., Vinyard, B., and West, M. 2011. Generalized linear mixed model estimation using Proc Glimmix: Results from simulations when the data and model match, and when the model is misspecified. In: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture, Kansas State University, April 25-27, 2010. pp. 137-170. pdf

Weldon, PJ, Carroll, JF, Kramer, M, Bedoukian, RH, Coleman, RE, Bernier, UR. 2011. Anointing Chemicals and Hematophagous Arthropods: Responses by Ticks and Mosquitoes to Citrus (Rutaceae) Peel Exudates and Monoterpene Components. J. Chem. Ecol. 37: 348-359. pdf

Vega, FE, Kramer, M, Jaramillo, J. 2011. Increasing coffee berry borer (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) female density in artificial diet decreases fecundity. J. Econ. Entomol. 104(1): 87-93. pdf

Carroll, J. F., J. P. Benante, M. Kramer, K. H. Lohmeyer, and K. Lawrence. 2010. Formulations of deet, picaridin and IR3535 repel nymphs of the lone star tick (Acari: Ixodidae) for 12 hours. J. Med. Entomol. 47: 699-704. pdf

Sun, G, Zhu, C, Kramer, MH, Yang, S-S, Song, W, Piepho, H-P, Yu, J. 2010. Variation explained in mixed-model association mapping. Heredity (2010) 105, 333-340. pdf

Ehlenfeldt, MK, Polashock, JJ, Stretch, AW, Kramer, M. 2010. Ranking cultivated blueberry for mummy berry blight and fruit infection incidence using resampling and principal components analysis. HortScience 45(8):1205-1210. pdf

Dominigue MJ, Kramer M, Feldlaufer MF. 2010. Sexual dimorphism of arrestment and gregariousness in the bed bug (Cimex lectularius) in response to cuticular extracts from nymphal exuviae. Physiological Entomology 35: 203-213. pdf

Ehlenfeldt MK, Polashock JJ, Stretch AW, Kramer M. 2010. Mummy berry fruit rot and shoot blight incidence in blueberry: prediction, ranking, and stability in a long-term study. HortScience 45(1):92-97. pdf

Kramer M, Feldlaufer MF, Chauhan KR. 2010. Mosquito biting behavior: statistical power and sources of variation in toxicity and repellent bioassays. J. Medical Entomol. 47: 199-204. pdf

Chen, S.C., Judd, J.T., Kramer, M., 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. pdf

Ma H, Olsen R, Pooler M, Kramer M. 2009. Evaluation of flowering cherry species, hybrids, and cultivars using simple sequence repeat markers. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 134(4):435-444. pdf

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. pdf

Carroll JF, Pound JM, Miller JA, Kramer M. Sustained control of GI, MD populations of Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) by community-administered '4-Poster' deer self-treatment bait stations. J. Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases 9: 417-421. 2009. pdf

Carroll JF, Hill DE, Allen PC, Young KW, Kramer M, Pound JM, Miller JA, George JE. The impact of '4-Poster' deer self-treatment devices at three locations in Maryland. J. Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases 9: 407-416. 2009. pdf

Kramer M, Weldon PJ, Carroll JF. Canonical discriminant analysis for constructing composite scores for concurrently measured behaviours. Anim. Behaviour 77: 763-768. 2009. pdf

Klun JA, Kramer M, Zhang A, Wang S, Debboun M. A quantitative in vitro assay for chemical mosquito-deterrent activity without human blood cells. J. American Mosquito Control Assoc. 24: 508-512. 2008. pdf

Carroll JF, Pound JM, Miller JA, Kramer M. Reduced interference by gray squirrels in 4-poster deer treatment bait stations by using timed-release bait. J. Vector Ecology 33: 325-332. 2008. pdf

Carroll JF, Klun JA, Kramer M. Similarity in responses of laboratory-reared and field-collected lone star tick (Acari: Ixodidae) nymphs to repellents. J. Entomol. Sci. 43: 426-430. 2008. pdf

Polachock JJ, Saftner RA, Kramer M. Postharvest highbush blueberry fruit antimicrobial volatile profiles in relation to anthracnose fruit rot resistance. J Am Soc Hort Sci 132: 859-868. 2007. pdf

Paul DR, Kramer M, Stote KS, Spears KE, Moshfegh AJ, Baer DJ, Rumpler WV. 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 2008, 8:38 pdf

Paul DR, Kramer M, Moshfegh AJ, Baer DJ, Rumpler WV. 2007. Comparison of two different physical activity monitors. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2007, 7:26, 6 pp. pdf

Rumpler WV, Kramer M, Rhodes DG, Moshfegh AJ, Paul DR. 2008. Identifying sources of reporting error using measured food intake. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 62, 544-552. pdf

Carroll JF, Cantrell CL, Klun JA, Kramer M. Repellency of two terpenoid compounds isolated from Callicarpa americana (Lamiaceae) against Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum ticks. Exp. Appl. Acarol. 41:215-224. 2007. pdf

Hill DE, Forbes L, Kramer M, Gajadhar A, Gamble HR. Larval viability and serological response in horses with long-term Trichinella spiralis infection. Veterinary Parasitology 146, 107-116. 2007. pdf

Rumper WV, Kramer M, Rhodes DG, Paul DR. The impact of the covert manipulation of macronutrient intake on energy intake and the variability in daily food intake in nonobese men. Int J Obes (Lond): 774-781. 2006 pdf

Polashock JJ, Kramer M. Resistance of blueberry cultivars to botryosphaeria stem blight and phomopsis twig blight. HortScience 41: 1457-1461. 2006. pdf

Ehlenfeldt MK, Polashock JJ, Stretch AW, Kramer M. Leaf disk infection by Colletotrichum acutatum and its relation to fruit rot in diverse blueberry germplasm. HortScience. 41:270-271. 2006. pdf

Bakst MR, Kramer M, Long J. Impact of fenbendazole on turkey semen quality. Journal of Applied Poultry Research. 15:307-311. 2006. pdf

Klun JA, Khrimian A, Rowton E, Kramer M, Debboun M. 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. J. Medical Entomology 43, 1248-1251. 2006. pdf

Weldon PJ, Kramer M, Gordon S, Spande TF, Daly JW. A common pumiliotoxin from poison frogs exhibits enantioselective toxicity against mosquitoes. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA103:17818-17821. 2006. pdf

Paul DR, Rhodes DG, Kramer M, Baer DJ, Rumpler WV. Validation of a food frequency questionnaire by direct measurement of habitual ad libitum food intake. American Journal of Epidemiology 162: 806-814. 2005. pdf

Paul DR, Kramer M, Rhodes DG, Rumpler WV. Preprandial ghrelin is not affected by macronutrient intake, energy intake or energy expenditure. J Negat Results Biomed. 4: 2. 2005. pdf

Kramer M. R-squared statistics for mixed models. Proceedings of the 17thannual Kansas State University Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture. Boyer, JE, Jr. (ed.). April 2005, pp. 148-160. pdf

Chauhan KR, Klun JA, Debboun M, Kramer M. Feeding deterrent effects of catnip oil components compared with two synthetic amides against Aedes aegypti. J. Medical Entomology 42, 643-646, 2005. pdf

Klun JA, Kramer M, Debboun M. A new in vitro bioassay for discovery of novel human-use mosquito repellents. J. American Mosquito Control Assoc. 21, 64-70, 2005. pdf

Carroll JF, Kramer M, Weldon PJ, Robbins RG. Anointing chemicals and ectoparasites: effects of benzoquinones from millipedes on the lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum. J. Chem. Ecology 31, 63-75, 2005. pdf

Polashock JJ, Ehlenfeldt MK, Stretch AW, Kramer M. Anthracnose fruit rot resistance in blueberry culitivars. Plant Disease 89, 33-38, 2005.pdf

Carroll JF, Solberg, VB, Klun, JA, Kramer M, Debboun, M. 2004. Comparative activity of deet and AI3-37220 repellents against the ticks Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) in laboratory bioassays. J. Medical Entomology. 41: 249-254. pdf

Feldlaufer MF, Pettis JS, Kochansky JP, Kramer M. Residue levels in honey after treatment with the antibiotic tylosin. American Bee J. 144: 143-145. 2004. pdf

Kramer M. Automatic model selection in the mixed models framework. Proceedings of the 16thannual Kansas State University Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture. Milliken GA (ed.). April 2004, pp. 126-140. pdf

Klun JA, Strickman D, Rowton E, Williams J, Kramer M, Roberts D, Debboun M. 2004. Comparative resistance of Anopheles albimanus and Aedes aegypti to N,N-Diethyl-3-methylbenzamide (Deet) and 2-Methylpiperidinyl-3-cyclohexen-1-carboxamide (AI3-37220) in laboratory human volunteer repellent assays. J. Medical Entomology 41, 418-422. pdf

Chen Y., Pettis JS, Evans JD, Kramer M, Feldlaufer MF. Transmission of Kashmir bee virus by the ectoparasitic mite, Varroa destructor. Apidologie 35, 1-8, 2004. pdf

Phillips PL, Welch JB, Kramer M. 2004. Seasonal and spatial distributions of adult screwworms (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in the Panama Canal area, Republic of Panama. J. Medical Entomology 41, 121-129. pdf

Klun JA, Khrimian A, Margaryan A, Kramer M, Debboun M. 2003. Synthesis and repellent efficacy of a new chiral piperidine analog: comparison with deet and bayrepel activity in human-volunteer laboratory assays against Aedes aegypti and Anopheles stephensi. J. Medical Entomology 40, 293-299. pdf

Long JA, Kramer M. Effect of vitamin E on lipid peroxidation and fertility after artificial insemination with liquid-stored turkey semen. Poult. Sci. Nov; 82(11): 1802-7, 2003 pdf

Carroll JF, Kramer M. 2003. Winter activity of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) and the operation of deer-targeted tick control devices in Maryland. J Medical Entomology 40, 238-244. pdf

Owens RA, Thompson SM, Kramer M. Identification of neutral mutants surrounding two naturally occurring variants of potato spindle tuber viroid. J. General Virology 84, 751-756, 2003. pdf

Khrimian A, Klun JA, Hijji Y, Baranchikov YN, Pet'ko VM, Mastro VC, Kramer M. Syntheses of (Z, E)-5, 7-dodecadienol and (Z, E)-10, 12- hexadecadienol, Lepidoptera phermone compounds, via zinc reduction of enyne precursors. Test of pheromone efficacy against the Siberian moth. J. Agric. Food Chem. 50, 6366-6370, 2002. pdf

Pooler M, Jacobs K, Kramer M. Differential resistance to Botryosphaeria ribis among Cercis taxa. Plant Disease. 86:880-882, 2002. pdf

Judd JT, Baer DJ, Chen SC, Clevidence BA, Muesing RA, Kramer M, Meijer W. Plant sterol esters lower plasma lipids and most carotenoids in mildly hypercholesterolemic adults. Lipids. 37:33-42, 2002. pdf

Carroll JF, Kramer M. 2001. Different activities and footwear influence exposure to host-seeking nymphs of Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae). J. Medical Entomology. 38:596-600. pdf

Bell WR, Kramer M. 1999. Toward variances for X-11 seasonal adjustments. Survey Methodology. 25: 13-29. pdf

Kramer M, Burghardt GM. 1998. Precocious courtship and play in emydid turtles. Ethology 104, 38-56. pdf

Kramer M, Bell WR. 1996. Comments on predictability and overdifferencing in vigilance sequences. Anim. Behaviour 51, 1175-1178. pdf

Kramer M. 1995. Home range of the Florida red-bellied turtle (Pseudemys nelsoni) in a Florida spring run. Copeia 1995, 883-890. pdf

Kramer M, Schmidhammer J. 1992. The chi-squared statistic in ethology: use and misuse. Anim. Behaviour 44, 833-841. pdf

Font, E. and Kramer, M.  1989.  A multivariate clustering approach to display repertoire analysis:  headbobbing in Anolis equestris.  Amphibia-Reptilia 10: 331-344.  pdf

Kramer M., Fritz U. 1989. Courtship of the turtle, Pseudemys nelsoni. J. Herpetology 23, 84-86. pdf

Kramer M. 1989. Individual discrimination in juveniles of two turtles, Pseudemys nelsoni and Pseudemys floridana (Chelonia, Emydidae). Biology of Behavior 14, 148-156. pdf

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