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Recent Journal Publications


Asiimwe, P., Ellsworth, P.C., Naranjo, S.E. 2016. Natural enemy impacts on Bemisia tabaci dominate plant quality effects in the cotton system. Ecological Entomology. 41:642-652. (PDF)

Blubaugh, C.K., Hagler, J.R., Machtley, S.A., Kaplan, I. 2016. Cover crops increase foraging activity of omnivorous predators in seed patches and facilitate weed biological control. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 231:264-270.

Brent, C.S., Penick, C.A., Trobaugh, B., Liebig, J. 2016. Induction of a reproductive-specific cuticular hydrocarbon profile by a juvenile hormone analog in the termite Zootermopsis nevadensis. Chemoecology. 26(5): 195-203. (PDF)

Brent, C.S., Wang, M., Miao, Y., Hull, J.J. 2016. Ecdysteroid and chitinase fluctuations in the western tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus) prior to molt indicate roles in development. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 91(5):108-126. (PDF)

Christie, A.E., Hull, J.J., Richer, J.A., Tassone, E.E., Geib, S.M. 2016. Prediction of a peptidome for the western tarnished plant bug Lygus hesperus. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 243:22-38.

Cui, J., Li, S., Spurgeon, D.W., Jia, W., Lu, Y., Gouge, D. 2016. Flight capacity of Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky in relation to gender and temperature. Southwestern Entomologist. 41:667-674.

Eisenring, M.A., Meissle, M., Hagenbucher, S., Naranjo, S.E., Wettstein, F., Romeis, J. 2017. Cotton defense induction patterns under spatially, temporally and quantitatively varying herbivory levels. Frontiers in Plant Science. 8:234. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00234

Fu, T., Hull, J.J., Yang, T., Wang, G.R. 2016. Identification and functional characterization of four transient receptor potential Ankyrin 1 variants in Apolygus lucorum (Meyer-Dür). Insect Molecular Biology. 25(4):370–384. DOI: 10.1111/imb.12231

Guo, Y.Y., Tian, J.C., Shi, W.P., Dong, X.H., Romeis, J., Naranjo, S.E., Hellmich, R.L., Shelton, A.M. 2016. The interaction of two-spotted spider mites, Tetranychus urticae Koch, with Cry protein production and predation by Amblyseius andersoni (Chant) in Cry1Ac/Cry2Ab cotton and Cry1F maize. Transgenic Research 25:33-44. DOI: 10.1007/s11248-015-9917-1

Hagler, J.R. 2016. A false positive food chain error associated with a generic predator gut content ELISA. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 161(3):187-192. (PDF)

Hagler, J.R., Tassone, E.E., Coffelt, T., Lipka, A.E. 2016. Host plant preference of Lygus hesperus exposed to three desert-adapted industrial crops. Industrial Crops and Products. 89:363-367. (PDF)

Katayama, Y., Suzuki, T., Ebisawa, T., Ohtsuka, J., Wang, S., Natsume, R., Lo, Y., Senda, T., Nagamine, T., Hull, J.J., Matsumoto, S., Nagasawa, H., Nagata, K., Tanokura, M. 2016. A class-A GPCR solubilized under high hydrostatic pressure retains its ligand binding ability. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. 1858(9):2145–2151. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2016.06.012

LeBoeuf, A.C., Waridel, P., Brent, C.S., Goncalves, A.N., Menin, L., Ortiz, D., Koto, A., Privman, E., Soares, Z.G., Miska, E.A., Benton, R., Keller, L. 2016. Oral transfer of chemical cues, growth proteins and hormones in social insects. eLife. 5:e20375. (PDF)

Li, J., Zhu, L., Hull, J.J., Liang, S., Daniell, H., Jin, S., Zhang, X. 2016. Transcriptome analysis reveals a comprehensive insect resistance response mechanism in cotton to infestation by the phloem feeding insect Bemisia tabaci (whitefly). Plant Biotechnology Journal. 14:1956-1975. doi: 10.1111/pbi.12554

Mansfield, S., Hagler, J.R. 2016. Wanted dead or alive: scavenging versus predation by three insect predators. Food Webs 9:12-17.

Sivakoff, F.S., Jones, S.C., Machtley, S.A., Hagler, J.R. 2016. Protein self-marking by ectoparasites: a case study using bed bugs (Hemiptera: Cimicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology. 53(6): 1370-1377. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjw117

Spurgeon, D.W., Brent, C.S. 2016. Development, survival and hatching periodicity of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) eggs under constant and variable temperatures. Journal of Entomological Science. 51(4):292-304. (PDF)

Traynor, K.S., Wang, Y., Brent, C.S., Amdam, G., Page, R.E. 2017. Young and old honey bee (Apis mellifera) larvae differentially prime the developmental maturation of their caregivers. Animal Behaviour. 124(1):193-202.

Van Ekert, E., Chauvigne, F., Finn, R.N., Mathew, L.G., Hull, J.J., Cerda, J., Fabrick, J.A. 2016. Molecular and functional characterization of Bemisia tabaci aquaporins reveals the water channel diversity of hemipteran insects. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 77:39-51. (PDF)

Van Ekert, E., Wang, M., Miao, Y., Brent, C.S., Hull, J.J. 2016. RNA interference-mediated knockdown of the Halloween gene Spookiest (CYP307B1) impedes adult eclosion in the western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus. Insect Molecular Biology. 25(5):550-565. (PDF)

Zinna, R., Gotoh, H., Brent, C.S., Dolezal, A., Kraus, A., Niimi, T., Emlen, D., Lavine, L. 2016. Endocrine control of exaggerated traits in rhinoceros beetles. Integrative & Comparative Biology. 56(2):247-259. DOI: 10.1093/icb/icw042


Plant Science

Fu, T., Ko, J., Wall, G.W., Pinter Jr, P.J., Kimball, B.A., Ottman, M.J., Kim, H. 2016. Simulation of climate change impacts on grain sorghum production grown under free air CO2 enrichment. Internataional Agrophysics. 30:311-322. doi: 10.115/intag-2016-0007.

Liu, B., Asseng, S., Muller, C., Ewert, F., Elliott, J., Lobell, D.B., Marte, P., Ruane, A.C., Wallach, D., Jones, J.W., Rosenzweig, C., Aggarwal, P.K., Alderman, P.D., Anothai, J., Basso, B., Biernath, C., Cammarano, D., Challinor, A., Deryng, D., De Sanctis, G., Doltra, J., Fereres, E., Folberth, C., Garcia-Vila, M., Gayler, S., Hoogenboom, G., Hunt, L., Izaurralde, R.C., Jabloun, M., Jones, C.D., Kersebaum, K.C., Kimball, B.A., Koehler, A., Kumar, S., Nendel, C., O'Leary, G., Olesen, J.E., Ottman, M.J., Palosuo, T., Prasad, P., Priesack, E., Pugh, T.A., Reynolds, M., Rezaei, E., Rotter, R.P., Schmid, E., Semenov, M.A., Shcherbak, I., Stehfest, E., Stockle, C.O., Stratonovitch, P., Streck, T., Supit, I., Tao, F., Thorburn, P., Waha, K., Wall, G.W., Wang, E., White, J.W., Wolf, J., Zhao, Z., Zhu, Y. 2016. Similar negative impacts of temperature on global wheat yield estimated by three independent methods. Nature Climate Change. 6:1130-1138. doi: 10.1038/nclimate3115

Maiorano, A., Martre, P., Asseng, S., Ewart, F., Muller, C., Rotter, R.P., Ruane, A., Semenov, M.A., Wallach, D., Wang, E., Aldeman, P.D., Kassie, B.T., Biernath, C., Basso, B., Cammarano, D., Challinor, A.J., Doltra, J., Dumont, B., Gayler, S., Kersebaum, C.K., Kimball, B.A., Koehler, A., Liu, B., O'Leary, G.J., Olesen, J.E., Ottman, M., Priesack, E., Reynolds, M.P., Rezaei, E.E., Stratonovitch, P., Streck, T., Thornburn, P.J., Waha, K., Wall, G.W., White, J.W., Zhao, Z., Zhu, Y. 2017. Crop model improvement reduces the uncertainty of the response to temperature of multi-model ensembles. Field Crops Research. 202:5-20.

Singer, S.D., Chen, G., Mietkiewska, E., Tomasi, P., Jayawardhane, K., Dyer, J.M., Weselake, R.J. 2016. Arabidopsis GPAT9 contributes to synthesis of intracellular glycerolipids but not surface lipids. Journal of Experimental Botany. 67(5): 4627-4638. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erw242.

Thompson, A.L., Pauli, D., Tomasi, P., Yurchenko, O., Jenks, M.A., Dyer, J.M., Gore, M.A. 2017. Chemical variation for fiber cuticular wax levels in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) evaluated under contrasting irrigation regimes. Industrial Crops and Products. 100:153-162. (PDF)

Tomasi, P., Wang, H., Lohrey, G.T., Park, S., Dyer, J.M., Jenks, M.A., Abdel-Haleem, H.A. 2017. Characterization of leaf cuticular waxes and cutin monomers of Camelina sativa and closely-related Camelina species. Industrial Crops and Products. 98:130-138. (PDF)

Webber, H., Ewert, F., Kimball, B.A., Siebert, S., White, J.W., Wall, G.W., Ottman, M., Trawally, D., Gaiser, T. 2016. Simulating canopy temperature for modelling heat stress in cereals. Environmental Modelling & Software. 7:143-155. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.12.003.

Webber, H., Martre, P., Asseng, S., Kimball, B.A., White, J.W., Wall, G.W., Ottman, M., De Sanctis, G., Doltra, J., Grant, R., Kassie, B. 2017. Canopy temperature for simulation of heat stress in irrigated wheat in a semi-arid environment: a multi-model comparison. Field Crops Research. 202:21-35.

Yang, X., Zhao, H., Kosma, D.K., Tomasi, P., Dyer, J.M., Li, R., Liu, X., Parsons, E.P., Jenks, M.A., Lu, S. 2017. The acyl desaturase CER17 is involved in producing wax unsaturated primary alcohols and cutin monomers. Plant Physiology. 173:1109-1124. doi:

Yurchenko, O., Shockey, J.M., Gidda, S.K., Silver, M.L., Chapman, K.D., Mullen, R.T., Dyer, J.M. 2017. Engineering the production of conjugated fatty acids in Arabidopsis thaliana leaves. Plant Biotechnology Journal. doi: 10.111/pbi.12695. (PDF)


Water Conservation

Bautista, E., Schlegel, J., Thorp, K. R., Hunsaker, D. J. 2016. Approximate furrow infiltration model for time-variable ponding depth. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 142 (11). doi:10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0001057 (PDF)

Bronson, K.F., White, J.W., Conley, M.M., Hunsaker, D.J., Thorp, K.R., French, A.N., Mackey, B.E., Holland, K.H. 2017. Active optical sensors in irrigated Durum Wheat: nitrogen and water effects. Agronomy Journal. 109: 1-12. (PDF)

Cendrero-Mateo, M. P., Moran, M. S., Papuga, S. A., Thorp, K. R., Alonso, L., Moreno, J., Ponce-Campos, G., Rascher, U., Wang, G., 2016. Plant chlorophyll fluorescence: active and passive measurements at canopy and leaf scales with different nitrogen treatments. Journal of Experimental Botany 67 (1), 275–286. doi:10.1093/jxb/erv456

Davis, S.C., Kuzmicki, E.R., Niechayev, N., Hunsaker, D.J. 2017. Productivity and water use efficiency of Agave americana in the first field trial as bioenergy feedstock on arid lands. GCB Bioenergy 9: 314–325. doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12324

Franklin, A., Williams, C.F., Andrews, D., Woodward, E., Watson, J. 2016. Uptake of three antibiotics and an anti-epileptic drug by wheat plants spray irrigated with wastewater treatment plant effluent. Journal of Environmental Quality. 45:546–554. DOI:10.2134/jeq2015.05.0257

Hunsaker, D.J., Elshikha, D.E. 2017. Surface irrigation management for guayule rubber production in the US desert southwest. Agricultural Water Management. 185:43-57. (PDF)

Jacob, F., Audrey, L., Olioso, A., Weiss, M., Caillault, K., Jacquemoud, S., Nerry, F., French, A.N., Schmugge, T., Briottet, X., Lagouarde, J. 2017. Reassessment of the temperature-emissivity separation from multispectral thermal infrared data: Introducing the impact of vegetation canopy by simulating the cavity effect with the SAIL-Thermique model. Remote Sensing of Environment 198:160-172.  DOI:

Mon, J., Bronson, K.F., Hunsaker, D.J., Thorp, K.R., White, J.W., French, A.N. 2016. Interactive effects of nitrogen fertilization and irrigation on grain yield, canopy temperature, and nitrogen use efficiency in overhead sprinkler-irrigated durum Wheat. Field Crops Research. 191:54-65. (PDF)

Pauli, D., Andrade-Sanchez, P., Carmo-Silva, A., Gazave, E., French, A.N., Heun, J., Hunsaker, D.J., Lipka, A., Setter, T.L., Strand, R., Thorp, K.R., Wang, S., White, J.W., Gore, M. 2016. Field-based high-throughput plant phenotyping reveals the temporal patterns of quantitative trait loci associated with stress-responsive traits in cotton. Genetics. 6:865-879. DOI: 10.1534/g3.115.023515

Thorp, K. R., Wang, G., Bronson, K. F., Badaruddin, M., Mon, J. 2017. Hyperspectral data mining to identify relevant canopy spectral features for estimating durum wheat growth, nitrogen status, and grain yield. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 136: 1-12. doi:10.1016/j.compag.2017.02.024 (PDF)

Wang, X., Thorp, K.R., White, J.W., French, A.N., Poland, J.A. 2016. Approaches for geospatial processing of field-based high-throughput plant phenomics data from ground vehicle platforms. Transactions of the ASABE. 59(5), 1053-1067. DOI 10.13031/trans.59.11502

Yang, Y., Toor, G.S., Wilson, P., Williams, C.F. 2016. Septic systems as hot-spots of pollutants in the environment: Fate and mass balance of micropollutants in septic drainfields. Environmental Science and Technology. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.06.043.

Zerihun, D., Sanchez, C.A., Subramanian, J., Badaruddin, M., Bronson, K.F. 2017. Fertigation uniformity under sprinkler irrigation: evaluation and analysis. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. 6:1-13. doi: 10.4172/2168-9768.1000177