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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Richard W. Mankin

Research Entomologist

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Richard Mankin

Research Entomologist

USDA, ARS, CMAVE

1700 SW 23rd Drive

Gainesville, Florida  32608-1069

 

352 374-5774

Richard.Mankin@ars.usda.gov

My research focuses on detecting and controlling hidden insect infestations.
 I also work on questions about how insects use the senses of smell and sound in communication.








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5/25/15

 About
4/27/13
 Sounds 
wav files of insect sounds
10/18/14
 Publications
Link to publications.pdf
5/25/15
 Archives 
9/7/09
 Acknowledgments/
Credits

5/3/13




Curriculum Vitae

Richard W. Mankin—Curriculum Vitae

Education:                                         Degree:                       Major:             Date Awarded:

University of Florida                          Ph.D.                           Entomology                1979

University of Florida                          M. S.                           Physics                       1976

New Mexico State University             B. S.                            Physics                      1970

New Mexico State University             B. S.                            Mathematics              1970

Present Position:

Research Entomologist, US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology (CMAVE). Responsible for developing detection and population monitoring technologies and strategies for control of crop pests and hidden insect pests.

Research Experience:

1980-present               Research Entomologist, USDA ARS CMAVE, Gainesville, FL

1979-1980                   Research Associate, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Honors and Awards:

Awarded sabbatical at the National Center for Physical Acoustics, Oxford, MS, to investigate acoustic techniques with potential for use in insect detection devices, 1990.

Association of Operative Millers Certificate of Appreciation for support of the programs of the Food Protection Committee, 2001.

USDA Certificates of Merit:

        For Contributions to a Field Test of the ALFID Insect Detection System, 1996

        For Outstanding Assistance Given to CMAVE in Conversion to a New Server, 2002

USDA-APHIS Certificate of Appreciation for support of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Incident Command and for assistance in developing acoustic detection methods for identifying Oryctes rhinoceros, 2008

South Atlantic Area EEO/CR Award, “For his leadership in both influencing policies concerning disabilities and for assisting disabled individuals; he has shared his talents and compassion at many levels,” 2008.

Grants Received:

Award from South Atlantic Area funds to develop a microcomputer-based data acquisition and analysis system for insect olfactory neurons, 1982, $39,000 (group award)

 

Awards from National and Area funds to support a Postdoctoral Research Associate, 1983-84, $70,000 (group award).

 

Federal Grain Inspection Service award to develop an acoustical insect detection and analysis system to count the number of insects in grain samples, 1990, $30,000 (group award).

 

Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Agreement No. 58-6615-8-013, “Eavesdropping on Soil Insect Pests: Acoustic Mapping as a Monitoring Tool,” 1997, $114,105.

 

Citrus Production Research Marketing Order, Agreement No. 58-6615-8-020, “Listening to the Larvae: Acoustic Detection of Diaprepes abbreviatus,” 1998, $22,620.

Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund, project # IS-3137-99, “Male Song as a Tool for Trapping Female Fruit Flies,” 1999, $100,000.

 

Northwest Nursery Crops Research Center, for “Acoustic Technology to Detect Insects in Nursery Container Crops II,” 2000, $29,000.       

 

Northwest Nursery Crops Research Center for “Handheld Acoustic System to Detect Insects in Nursery Container Crops,” 2001, $30,000.

 

Horticulture Research Institute, grant to conduct research on temporal patterns of Asian longhorned beetle larval activity in trees, 2007, $10,000.

 

Western IPM Center, UC-Davis, Special Issues grant to conduct research on acoustic detection of coconut rhinoceros beetles in Guam, 2008, $4,500.

 

Cooperator with Rob Jones and Roman Machan of Sigma Space Corporation on successfully funded, USDA SBIR phase I proposal "Identification and Classification of Invasive Insects Using Audible Signals" 2008, $80,000.

 

Saudi Arabia Basic Industries, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia travel grant to participate in a workshop, “Red Palm Weevil: The Challenge.” 2010, $7,500.

 

APHIS, Miami, FL travel grant to conduct research on acoustic detection of red palm weevil in Curacao and Aruba. 2010, $4,000.

 

Citrus Research and Development Foundation, “Acoustic trap for Asian citrus psyllids.” $112,200. 2012.

 

Natural Resources and Environment Research Institute, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, $115,000. 2013

 

Publications (Last 4 Years):

 

Mankin, R. Hagstrum, D. Chapter 22. Acoustic monitoring of insects. In D. W. Hagstrum, T. W. Phillips, and G. Cuperus [Eds.], Stored product protection, Publication S156, Kansas State Univ. Press, Manhattan, KS. 2011.

 

Ulyshen, M. D., Mankin, R. W., Chen, Y, Duan, J. J. Poland, T. M., and Bauer, L. S. Role of emerald ash borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) larval vibrations in host-quality assessment by Tetrastichus planipennisi (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 104: 81-86. 2011.

 

Kairo, M. T. K., Roda, A., Mankin, R., De Chi, W., Damian T., Franken, F, Heidweiller K, Johanns, C, Leon, J. The red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, a new pest threat in the Caribbean: Biology and options for management. Proc. Caribbean Food Crops Society 46: 87-96. 2010.

 

Mankin, R. W., Hagstrum, D. W., Smith, M. T., Roda, A. L., and Kairo, M. T. K. Perspective and promise: a century of insect acoustic detection and monitoring. Amer. Entomol. 57: 30-44. 2011.

 

Sanders, W. R., Liburd, O. E., Mankin, R. W., Meyer, W. L., and Stelinski, L. L. Applications and mechanisms of wax-based semiochemical dispenser technology for disruption of grape root borer mating. J. Econ. Entomol. 104: 939-946 2011.

 

Sanders, W. R., Mankin, R. W., Liburd, O. E., and Stelinski, L. L. Acoustic detection of arthropod infestation of grape roots: Scouting for grape root borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). Fla. Entomol. 94: 296-302. 2011.

 

Roda, A., Kairo, M., Damian, T., Franken, F., Heidweiller, K, Johanns, C., and Mankin R. Red palm weevil, (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) an invasive pest recently found in the Caribbean that threatens the region. OEPP/EPPO Bulletin OEPP/EPPO bulletin 41: 116-121. 2011.

 

Chiu, Y-K., Mankin, R. W., and Lin, C.-C. Context –dependent stridulatory responses of Leptogenys kitteli (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) to social, prey and disturbance stimuli. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 104: 1012-1020. 2011.

 

Ober H. K., DeGroote L. W., McDonough C. M., Mizell R. F., Mankin R. W. Identification of an attractant for the nine-banded armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctus. Wildlife Soc. Bull. 35: 421-429. 2011.

 

Mankin RW, Smith MT. 2011. Eavesdropping on coconut rhinoceros beetles, red palm weevils, Asian longhorned beetles and other invasive travelers. Proc. Meetings on Acoustics 14:0100001;1-8.

 

Mankin, R. and Hagstrum, D. Chapter 22. Acoustic monitoring of insects. In D. W. Hagstrum, T. W. Phillips, and G. Cuperus [Eds.], Stored product protection, Publication S156, Kansas State Univ. Press, Manhattan, KS. 2011.

 

Mukhtar M., Rasool K. G., Parrella M. P., Sheikh Q. I., Pain A., Lopez-Llorca L. V., Aldryhim Y. N., Mankin R. W,. Aldawood A. S. 2011. New initiatives for management of red palm weevil threats to historical Arabian date palms. Fla. Entomol. 94:733-736.

 

Fiaboe K. K. M, Mankin R. W., Roda A. L, Kairo M. T. K., Johanns C. 2011. Pheromone-food-bait trap and acoustic surveys of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Curacao. Fla. Entomol. 94:766-773.

 

Mankin R. W. 2011. Recent developments in the use of acoustic sensors and signal processing tools to target early infestations of red palm weevils in agricultural environments. Fla. Entomol. 94:761-765.

 

Mankin R. W. 2012. Applications of acoustics in insect pest management. CAB Reviews 7:001.

 

Zych A., Mankin R. W., Gillooly J. F., Foreman E. 2012. Stridulation by Jadera haematoloma (Hemiptera: Rhopalidae): Production mechanism and associated behaviors. Ann. Entomol. Soc Am. 105:118-127.

 

Herrick, N. J., Mankin, R. W. Acoustical detection of early instar Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Canary Island date palm Phoenix canariensis (Arecales: Arecaceae). Fla. Entomol. 95: 983-990. 2012.

 

Lampson, B. D., Han, Y. J., Khalilian, A., Greene, J., Mankin, R. W., Foreman, E. G. Automatic detection and identification of brown stink bug Euschistus servus, and southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula, (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) using intraspecific substrate-borne vibrational signals. Comp. Elec. Agric. 91: 154-159. 2013.

 

Herrick, N. J., Mankin, R. W., Dosunmu O. G., Kairo, M. T. K. Ecology and detection of the red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), and related weevils for the protection of palm tree species in the United States, pp. 269-283 in Palm Pest Mediterranean Conference, January 16-18, 2013, Nice France.

 

Rohde, B., Paris, T. M., Heatherington, E. M., Hall, D. G., and Mankin, R. W. Responses of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) to conspecific vibrational signals and synthetic mimics. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 106: 392-399. 2013.

 

Herrick, N. J., Mankin, R. W., Dosunmu O. G., and Kairo, M. T. K. Ecology and detection of the red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), and related weevils for the protection of palm tree species in the United States, pp. 269-283 in Palm Pest Mediterranean Conference, January 16-18, 2013, Nice France 2013.

 

Agha, M. K., Lee, W. S., Wang, C, Mankin R. W., Bliznyuk, N., and Bucklin R. A. Determination of degree of infestation of triticale seed using NIR spectroscopy, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers paper no. 131592957 in 2013 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International Meeting, July 21-24, 2013, Kansas City, MO 2013.

 

Dosunmu O. G., Herrick, N. J., Haseeb, M., Hix, R. L., and Mankin, R. W. Acoustic detectability of Rhynchophorus cruentatus (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae). Florida Entomologist 97: 431-438. 2014.

 

Mankin, R. W., Hagstrum, D. W., Nansen, C., and Meikle, W. G. Almond moth oviposition patterns in continuous layers of peanuts. J. Stored Prod. Research 50: 48-54. 2014.

 

Mankin, R. W., and Rohde, B. Differently abled in entomology. Am. Entomol. 60: 154-155. 2014.

 

Smith M., Hendrix, B., Su, N. Y., Quisenberry, S. S., Hendrix, W. H., Mankin, R. W., and Kuniyoshi, C. H. Instant symposium—Connecting with the world’s best talent: Attracting and retaining diverse entomologists. Am. Entomol. 60: 146-159. 2014.

 

Jalinas, J., Guerri-Agulló, B., Mankin R. W., Lopez-Follana, R., and Lopez Llorca, L. V. Acoustic assessment of Beauveria bassiana (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae) effects on Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae) larval activity and mortality. J. Econ. Entomol. 108: 444-453. 2015.

 

 

 


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