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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

William G Meikle
Honey Bee Research
Entomology

Phone: (520) 647-9196
Fax: (520) 670-6493
CARL HAYDEN BEE RESEARCH CENTER
2000 E ALLEN RD
TUCSON, AZ, 85719

Projects
Determining the Impacts of Pesticide- and Nutrition-Induced Stress on Honey Bee Colony Growth and Survival
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 426270
Developing the Use of Sensors to Model Bee Colony Dynamics and to Monitor Bee Health Productivity and Performance
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 424931

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Innate and conditioned responses to chemosensory and visual cues in Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae), vector of Huanglongbing pathogens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Patt, J.M., Stockton, D., Meikle, W.G., Setamou, M., Agenor, M., Adamczyk, J.J. 2014. Innate and conditioned responses to chemosensory and visual cues in Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae), vector of Huanglongbing pathogens. Insects. 5(4):921-941.
Continuous monitoring of physical parameters of honey bee colonies - (Review Article)
Meikle, W.G., Holst, N. 2014. Continuous monitoring of physical parameters of honey bee colonies. Apidologie. 10.1007/s13592-014-0298-x.
Almond moth oviposition patterns in continuous layers of peanuts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mankin, R.W., Hagstrum, D.W., Nansen, C., Meikle, W.G. 2014. Almond moth oviposition patterns in continuous layers of peanuts. Journal of Stored Products Research. 59:48-54.
Journal impact factors and the influence of age and number of citations - (Other)
Nansen, C., Meikle, W.G. 2014. Journal impact factors and the influence of age and number of citations. Molecular Plant Pathology. 15(3), 223-225. DOI: 10.1111/mpp.12096
Novel synthetic ligands enhance the behavioral responses of Asian citrus psyllid to naturally occurring host-plant volatiles - (Book / Chapter) - (27-May-13)
Biological control agent of larger black flour beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae): A nuisance pest developing in cotton gin trash piles. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nansen, C., Stokes, B., James, J., Porter, P., Wheeler, T., Meikle, W.G. 2013. Biological control agent of larger black flour beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae): A nuisance pest developing in cotton gin trash piles. Journal of Economic Entomology. 106 (2) 648:652. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/EC12380.
Two strains of Pseudomonas fluorscens bacteria differentially affect survivorship of waxworm (Galleria mellonella) larvae exposed to an arthropod fungal pathogen, Beauveria bassiana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Bon, M., Cook, S.C., Gracia, C.G., Jaronski, S. 2013. Two strains of Pseudomonas fluorscens bacteria differentially affect survivorship of waxworm (Galleria mellonella) larvae exposed to an arthropod fungal pathogen, Beauveria bassiana. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 23(2): 220-233.
A novel Arometic compound acts synergistically with a naturally occurring monoterpene to elicit strong behavioral responses in Asian citrus psyllid - (Abstract Only) - (27-Jul-12)
Factors affecting pupation success of the Small Hive Beetle, Aethina tumida Murray - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Diaz, R. 2012. Factors affecting pupation success of the Small Hive Beetle, Aethina tumida. Journal of Insect Science. 12:118.
Innate and conditional responses to chemosensory cues by Asian citrus psyllid: Importance of ecological context - (Abstract Only)
Mafra-Neto, A. 2012. Innate and conditional responses to chemosensory cues by Asian citrus psyllid: Importance of ecological context in 2012 [CDROM]. Ventura, CA: Gordon Research Conference on Plant Volatiles.
Challenges for developing biopesticides against Varroa destructor (Mesostigamata: Varroidae) - (Review Article)
Meikle, W.G., Sammataro, D., Neumann, P., Pflugfelder, J. 2012. Challenges for developing biopesticides against Varroa destructor (Mesostigamata: Varroidae). Apidologie. 43: 501-514.
Varroa destructor: research avenues towards sustainable control - (Review Article)
Dietemann, V., Pflugfelder, J., Anderson, D., Charriere, J., Chejanovsky, N., Dainat, B., De Miranda, J., Delaplane, K., Fuchs, S., Gallmann, P., Gauthier, L., Imdorf, A., Koeniger, N., Kralj, J., Meikle, W.G., Pettis, J.S., Rosenkranz, P., Sammataro, D., Smith, D., Yariez, O., Neumann, P. 2011. New avenues in the fight against the honeybee parasite Varroa destructor, a major threat to pollination. Apidologie. 51(1):125-132.
Pseudomonas contamination of a fungal-based biopesticide: implications for honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) health and varroa mite (Acari: Varroidae) control - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (09-Dec-11)
The economic injury level and the action threshold in stored-product systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nansen, C., Meikle, W.G. 2011. The economic injury level and the action threshold in stored-product systems. Stewart Postharvest Review. 3(7):2-8.
Multimodal cues drive host-plant assessment in Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Patt, J.M., Meikle, W.G., Mafra-Neto, A., Setamou, M., Mangan, R.L., Yang, C., Malik, N.S., Adamczyk Jr, J.J. 2011. Multimodal cues drive host-plant assessment in Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri). Environmental Entomology. 40(6):1494-1502.
Intraspecific competition effects on Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Patt, J.M., Sammataro, D. 2012. Intraspecific competition effects on Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 105(1):26-33.
Challenges for developing biopesticides against varroa - (Book / Chapter)
Meikle, W.G., Sammataro, D., Mercadier, G. 2011. Chapter 6: Biological control of honey bee pests. p. 59-66 in Sammataro, D. and J.A. Yoder (eds) Honey Bee Colony Health: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions. Taylor & Francis Group LLC, London.
The effects of temperature, diet, and other factors on development, survivorship, and oviposition of Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Patt, J.M. 2011. The effects of temperature, diet, and other factors on development, survivorship, and oviposition of Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 104(3):753-763.
Supplemental diets containing yeast, sucrose, and soy powder enhance the survivorship, growth, and development of prey-limited cursorial spiders - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (30-Jan-11)
Novel Approaches in Formulation of Entomopathogenic Fungi for Control of Insects in Soil, Foliar, and Structural Habitats: Thinking Outside the Box and Expecting the Unexpected Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Jaronski, S., Jackson, M.A., Dunlap, C.A., Meikle, W.G. 2010. Novel Approaches in Formulation of Entomopathogenic Fungi for Control of Insects in Soil, Foliar, and Structural Habitats: Thinking Outside the Box and Expecting the Unexpected. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Colloquium on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control. 43th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology Conference , July 11-15, 2010, Trabzon, Turkey. 2010 CDROM.
Interspecific Associations Among Stored-Grain Beetles Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nansen, C., Flinn, P.W., Hagstrum, D.W., Toews, M.D., Meikle, W.G. 2009. Interspecific Associations Among Stored-Grain Beetles. Journal of Stored Products Research. 45: 254-260.
A binomial and species-independent approach to trap capture analysis of flying insects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nansen, C., Meikle, W.G., Campbell, J., Phillips, T.W., Subramanyam, B. 2008. A binomial and species-independent approach to trap capture analysis of flying insects. Journal of Economic Entomology vol 101,pages 1719-1728.
Impact of two treatments of a formulation of Beauveria bassiana (Deuteromycota: Hyphomycetes) conidia on Varroa mites (Acari: Varroidae) and on honeybee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colony health - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Mercadier, G., Holst, N., Girod, V. 2008. Impact of two treatments of a formulation of Beauveria bassiana (Deuteromycota: Hyphomycetes) conidia on Varroa mites (Acari: Varroidae) and on honeybee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colony health. Experimental and Applied Acarology.vol 46, pages 105-117.
Impact of a treatment of Beauveria bassiana (Deuteromycota: Hyphomycetes) on honeybee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colony health and on varroa mites (Acari: Varroidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Mercadier, G., Holst, N., Nansen, C., Girod, V. 2008. Impact of a treatment of Beauveria bassiana (Deuteromycota: Hyphomycetes) on honeybee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colony health and on varroa mites (Acari: Varroidae). Apidologie.
Les micro-champignons, nouvel espoir dans la lutte biologique contre Varroa destructor - (Popular Publication)
Meikle, W.G., Mercadier, G., Girod, V. 2007. Les micro-champignons, nouvel espoir dans la lutte biologique contre Varroa destructor. Popular Publication.
Du nouveau dans la lutte biologique contre Varroa destructor - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Girod, V., Mercadier, G., Meikle, W.G. 2007. Du nouveau dans la lutte biologique contre Varroa destructor. Scientific and Technical Review.
Duration and Spread of An Entomopathogenic Fungus Used to Treat Varroa Mites in Honeybee Hives - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Mercardier, G., Holst, N., Nansen, C., Girod, V. 2007. Duration and spread of an entomopathogenic fungus used to treat varroa mites in honeybee hives. Journal of Economic Entomology 100: 1-10.
Using Balances Linked to Dataloggers to Monitor Honeybee Colonies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Holst, N., Mercadier, G., Derouane, F., James, R.R. 2006. Using Balances Linked to Dataloggers to Monitor Honeybee Colonies. Journal of Apicultural Research and Bee World 45(1):39-41.
Evaluation of Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin (Deuteromycota: Hyphomycetes) strains isolated from varroa mites in southern France - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Mercadier, G., Girod, V., Derouane, F., Jones, W.A. 2006. Evaluation of Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin (Deuteromycota: Hyphomycetes) strains isolated from varroa mites in southern France. Journal of Apicultural Research.
Chroniodiplogaster formosiana sp. n. (Rhabditida: Diplogasteridae) from Chinese populations of Odontotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera:Termitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Poinar, G.O., Meikle, W.G., Mercadier, G. 2006. Chroniodiplogaster formosiana sp. n. (Rhabditida: Diplogasteridae) from Chinese populations of Odontotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera:Termitidae). Journal of Parasitology. Journal of Nematology 38(2): 181-186
Evaluation of An Entomopathogenic Fungus, Paecilomyces Fumosoroseus (Wize) Brown and Smith (Deuteromycota: Hyphomycetes) Obtained from Formosan Subterranean Termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Mercadier, G., Rosengaus, R.B., Kirk, A., Derouané, F., Quimby, P.C. 2005. Evaluation of an entomopathogenic fungus, paecilomyces fumosoroseus (wize) brown and smith (deuteromycota: hyphomycetes) obtained from formosan subterranean termites (isoptera: rhinotermitidae). Journal of Applied Entomology.
The Use of Balances Linked to Dataloggers to Monitor Honeybee Colonies - (Proceedings)
Meikle, W.G., Holst, N., Mercadier, G., Derouane, F. 2005. The use of balances linked to dataloggers to monitor honeybee colonies. Meeting Proceedings.
Ovipositional Response of the Indianmeal Moth, Plodia Interpuctella (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) to Size, Quality, and Number of Oviposition Sites - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nansen, C., Meikle, W.G., Phillips, T.W. 2006. Ovipositional response of the indianmeal moth, Plodia interpuctella (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) to size, quality, and number of food patches. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 99/(2): 253-260.
Distribution of and Association Between the Larger Grain Borer Prostephanus Truncatus (Horn) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) and the Maize Weevil Sitophilus Zeamais Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Maize Stores - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vowotar, K.A., Meikle, W.G., Ayertey, J.N., Markham, R. 2005. Distribution of and association between the larger grain borer prostephanus truncatus (horn) (coleoptera: bostrichidae) and the maize weevil sitophilus zeamais motschulsky (coleoptera: curculionidae) in maize stores. Journal of Stored Products Research.
Laboratory Bioassays of Paecilomyces Fumosoroseus on Coptotermes Formosanus: the Effects of Termite Separation and Spore Concentrations on Termite Survival - (Other)
Meikle, W.G., Mercadier, G., Kirk, A., Derouané, F., Rosengaus, R.B., He, Y. 2004. Laboratory bioassays of paecilomyces fumosoroseus on coptotermes formosanus: the effects of termite separation and spore concentrations on termite survival. Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting.
Foreign Exploration for Biological Control Agents: Current Issues and Problems - (Proceedings)
Hoelmer, K.A., Kirk, A.A., Meikle, W.G. 2004. Foreign exploration for biological control agents: current issues and problems. International Plant Protection Congress. Proceedings, page 132
Non-Agricultural Hosts of Prostephanus Truncatus (Horn) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) in West African Forests. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nansen, C., Meikle, W.G., Tigar, B., Harding, S., Tchabi, A. 2004. Non-agricultural hosts of prostephanus truncatus (horn) (coleoptera: bostrichidae) in west african forests.. Annals of the Entomological Society of America.
Formulation of Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum for Use Against Cirsium Arvense - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Quimby Jr, P.C., Gras, S., Widmer, T.L., Meikle, W.G., Sands, D. 2004. Formulation of sclerotinia sclerotiorum for use against cirsium arvense. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection. Special Issue XIX:491-495
A Distributed Delay Routine-Based Simulation Model of Beauveria Bassiana Conidial Stability in Response to Environmental Stressors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., S. Jaronski, G. Mercadier and P.C. Quimby. 2003. A distributed delay routine-based simulation model of Beauveria bassiana conidial stability in response to environmental stressors. BioControl 48: 561-578.
Influence of Submerged Cultivation Additives and Formulation Ingredients on the Tolerance of Blastospores of Metarhizium Anisopliae Var. Acridum to Thermic Stress under Fluctuating Regime - (Proceedings)
Fargues, J., Smits, N., Vidal, C., Meikle, W.G., Mercadier, G., Vega, F., Quimby, P.C., Durand, A., Diez Ibanez, M., Issaly, N. 2003. Influence of submerged cultivation additives and formulation ingredients on the tolerance of blastospores of metarhizium anisopliae var. acridum to thermic stress under fluctuating regime. Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting.
Nematodes and Entomopathogenic Fungi Associated with Termites - (Other)
Meikle, W.G., Mercadier, G., Kirk, A., Bon, M., Sawicki, L., Derouane, F., Peppuy, A., He, Y., Reid, A., Quimby Jr, P.C. 2003. Nematodes and entomopathogenic fungi associated with termites. Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting.
Development of Potential Metarhizium Biocontrol Agents: Insights from Molecular Data - (Proceedings)
BON, M., HURARD, C., QUIMBY JR, P.C., FARGUES, J., MEIKLE, W.G., MERCADIER, G., VAUGHAN, L. DEVELOPMENT OF POTENTIAL METARHIZIUM BIOCONTROL AGENTS: INSIGHTS FROM MOLECULAR DATA. SOCIETY FOR INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY ANNUAL MEETING. 2003.
Teretrius Nigrescens Against Larger Grain Borer Prostephanus Truncatus in African Maize Stores: Biological Control at Work? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
HOLST, N., MEIKLE, W.G. TERETRIUS NIGRESCENS AGAINST LARGER GRAIN BORER PROSTEPHANUS TRUNCATUS IN AFRICAN MAIZE STORES: BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AT WORK?. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY. 2003.
Integrated Pest Management in Post-Harvest Maize: a Case Study from the Republic of Togo (West Africa) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
ADDA, C., BORGEMEISTER, C., BILIWA, A., MEIKLE, W.G., MARKHAM, R.H., POEHLING, H.M. INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT IN POST-HARVEST MAIZE: A CASE STUDY FROM THE REPUBLIC OF TOGO (WEST AFRICA). AGRICULTURAL ECOSYSTEMS AND ENVIRONMENT. 2002.
Pseudoreplication, Fungi, and Locusts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
HURLBERT, S.H., MEIKLE, W.G. PSEUDOREPLICATION, FUNGI, AND LOCUSTS. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY. 2003.
The Role of Entomopathogens in Dbm Biological Control - (Proceedings)
Cherry, A., Mercadier, G., Meikle, W.G., Castelo-Branco, M., Schroer, S. 2002. The role of entomopathogens in dbm biological control. Biocontrol Symposium Proceedings.
Biological Control of the Larger Grain Borer, Prostephanus Truncatus (Horn) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
MEIKLE, W.G., REES, D., MARKHAM, R. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF THE LARGER GRAIN BORER, PROSTEPHANUS TRUNCATUS (HORN) (COLEOPTERA: BOSTRICHIDAE). INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT REVIEWS. 2002.
Pest Management in Traditional Maize Stores in West Africa: a Farmer's Perspective - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
MEIKLE, W.G., MARKHAM, R., NANSEN, C., HOLST, N., DEGBEY, P., AZOMA, K., KORIE, S. PEST MANAGEMENT IN TRADITIONAL MAIZE STORES IN WEST AFRICA: A FARMER'S PERSPECTIVE. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY. 2002.
Spatial Analysis of Prostephanus Truncatus (Horn) (Bostrichidae: Coleoptera) Flight Activity Near Maize Stores and in Different Forest Types in Southern Benin, West Africa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
NANSEN, C., MEIKLE, W.G., KORIE, S. SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF PROSTEPHANUS TRUNCATUS (HORN) (BOSTRICHIDAE: COLEOPTERA) FLIGHT ACTIVITY NEAR MAIZE STORES AND IN DIFFERENT FOREST TYPES IN SOUTHERN BENIN, WEST AFRICA. ANNALS OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. 2002.
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