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Recent Publications 2019-2020

Plant Science

Abdel-Haleem, H., Luo, Z., Ray, D. 2019. Genetic improvement of guayule (Parthenium argentatum A. Gray): An alternative rubber crop. Pp. 151-178, In: Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies: Industrial and Food Crops, J. Al-Khayri, S. Jain, D. Johnson (eds.). Springer, Dordrecht-Heidelberg-London-New York. (PDF)

Allen, L.H., Kimball, B.A., Bunce, J.A., Toshimoto, M., Harazono, Y., Baker, J.T., Boote, K.J., White, J.W. 2020. Fluctuations of CO2 in Free-Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) depress plant photosynthesis, growth, and yield. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 284: 107899. (PDF)

Boehm Jr., J., Abdel-Haleem, H.A., Schapaugh Jr., W., Rainey, K., Pantalone, V.R., Shannon, G., Klein, J., Carter Jr, T.E., Cardinal, A.J., Shipe, E.R., Gillen, A.M., Chen, P., Smith, J.R., Weaver, D.B., Boerma, R., Li, Z. 2019. Genetic improvement of US soybean in maturity groups V, VI, and VII. Crop Science. 59: 1838-1852.

Chapman, K.D., Aziz, M., Dyer, J.M., Mullen, R.T. 2019. Mechanisms of Lipid Droplet Biogenesis. Biochemical Journal. 476: 1929-1942.

Esnay, N., Dyer, J.M., Mullen, R.T., Chapman, K.D. 2020. Lipid droplet-peroxisome connections in plants. Contact. 3: 1-14. (PDF)

Gazave, E., Tassone, E.E., Baswggio, M., Cyder, M., Byrel, K., Oblath, E.A., Lueschow, S.R., Poss, D.J., Hardy, C.D., Wingerson, M., James, D.B., Abdel-Haleem, H.A., Grant, D.M., Hatfield, J.L., Isbell, T., Vigil, M.F., Dyer, J.M., Jenks, M.A., Brown, J., Gore, M.A., Pauli, D. 2020. Genome-wide association study identifies acyl-lipid metabolism candidate genes involved in the genetic control of natural variation for seed fatty acid traits in Brassica napus L.. Industrial Crops and Products. 145: 112080.

Ischebeck, T., Mullen, R.T., Dyer, J.M., Chapman, K.D. 2020. Lipid droplets in plants and algae: distribution, formation, turnover and function. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology,

Kaler, A., Abdel-Haleem, H.A., Fritschi, F.B., Gillman, J.D., Ray, J.D., Smith, J.R., Purcell, L.C. 2020. Genome-wide association mapping of dark green color index using a diverse panel of soybean accessions. Scientific Reports. 10: 5166. (PDF)

Kim, J.Y. 2020. Roadmap to high throughput phenotyping for plant breeding. Journal of Biosystems Engineering. 45(1): 43-55. (PDF

Lin, Y., Chen, G., Mietkiewska, E., Song, Z., Caldo, K.P., Singer, S.D., Dyer, J.M., Smith, M., Mckeon, T.A., Weselake, R.J. 2019. Castor patatin-like phospholipase A IIIß facilitates removal of hydroxy fatty acids from phosphatidylcholine in transgenic Arabidopsis seeds. Plant Molecular Biology. 101: 521-536.

Luo, Z., Thorp, K.R., Abdel-Haleem, H.A. 2019. A high-throughput quantification of resin and rubber contents in Parthenium argentatum using near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy. Plant Methods. 15: 154. (PDF)

Luo, Z., Abdel-Haleem, H.A. 2019. Phenotypic diversity of USDA guayule germplasm collection grown under different irrigation conditions. Industrial Crops and Products. 142: 111867. (PDF)

Price, A.M., Doner, N., Gidda, S.K., Puri, V., James, C., Schami, A., Yurchenko, O., Mullen, R.T., Dyer, J.M., Chapman, K.D. 2019. Mouse Fat-Specific Protein 27 (FSP27) expressed in plant cells localizes to lipid droplets and promotes lipid droplet accumulation and fusion. Biochimie. 169: 41-53.

Sturtevant, D., Lu, S., Zhou, Z., Shen, Y., Wang, S., Song, J., Zhong, J., Burks, D.J., Yang, A., Yang, Q., Cannon, A.E., Herrfurth, C., Feussner, I., Borisjuk, L., Munz, E., Verbeck, G.F., Wang, X., Azad, R.K., Singleton, B.B., Dyer, J.M., Chen, L., Chapman, K.D., Guo, L. 2020. The genome of jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis): A taxonomically isolated species that directs wax ester accumulation in its seeds. Science Advances. 6: eaay3240. (PDF)


Entomology and Plant Pathology

Barros, L.S., Yamamoto, P.T., Merten, P., Naranjo, S.E. 2020. Sublethal effects of diamide insecticides on development and flight performance of Chloridea virescens (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae): Implications for Bt soybean refuge area management. Insects 11, 269. (PDF)

Batz, Z.A., Brent, C.S., Marias, M.R., Sugijanto, J., Armbruster, P.A. 2019. Juvenile hormone III but not 20-hydroxyecdysone regulates the embryonic diapause of Aedes albopictus. Frontiers in Physiology 10: 1352. (PDF)

Brent, C.S., Spurgeon, D.W. 2019. Reproductive development of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) adults under constant and variable temperatures. Journal of Insect Science. 19(3): 24:1-6. (PDF)

Carriere, Y., Yelich, A.J., Degain, B., Harpold, V.S., Unnithan, G.C., Kim, J.H., Mathew, L.G., Head, G.P., Rathore, K.S., Fabrick, J.A., Tabashnik, B.E. 2019. Gossypol in cottonseed increases the fitness cost of resistance to Bt cotton in pink bollworm. Crop Protection. 126: 104914.

Christie, A.E., Hull, J.J. 2019. What can transcriptomics reveal about the phylogenetic/structural conservation, tissue localization, and possible functions of CNMamide peptides in decapod crustaceans? General and Comparative Endocrinology 282:113217. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2019.113217

Christie, A.E., Hull, J.J., Dickinson, P.S. 2020. Assessment and comparison of putative amine receptor complement/diversity in the brain and eyestalk ganglia of the lobster, Homarus americanus. Invertebrate Neuroscience 20:1–14.

Christie, A.E., Hull, J.J., Dickinson, P.S. 2020. In silico analyses suggest the cardiac ganglion of the lobster, Homarus americanus, contains a diverse array of putative innexin/innexin-like proteins, including both known and novel members of this protein family. Invertebrate Neuroscience 1–11. doi: 10.1007/s10158-020-0238-6

Fabrick, J.A., LeRoy, D.M., Unnithan, G.C. Yelich, A.J. Carrière, Y.,  Li, X., Tabashnik, B.E. 2020. Shared and independent genetic basis of resistance to Bt toxin Cry2Ab in two strains of pink bollworm. Scientific Reports. Accepted 04/22/2020.

Fabrick, J.A., Mathew, L.G., Leroy, D.M., Hull, J.J., Unnithan, G.C., Yelich, A.J., Carriere, Y., Li, X., Tabashnik, B.E. 2020. Reduced cadherin expression associated with resistance to Bt toxin Cry1Ac in pink bollworm. Pest Management Science. 76: 67-74. (PDF)

Hagler, J.R., Machtley, S. 2020. Refinement of the protein immunomarking technique for mark-capture research. Journal of Insect Science 20(2): 8.  (PDF)

Hagler, J.R., Casey, M., Machtley, S. 2020. A procedure for pinpointing cannibalism, intraguild predation, and life stage-specific feeding events. Biocontrol (PDF)

Hagler, J.R., Mostafa, A.M. 2019. A gut analysis technique for identifying egg-specific predation events. Journal of Insect Science. 19(3): 1-7. (PDF)

Hagler, J.R., Nieto, D.J., Machtley, S.A., Swezey, S.L. 2020. Predator demographics and dispersal in alfalfa trap-cropped strawberry. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 168: 53-58. (PDF)

Hull, J.J., Yang, Y.W., Miyasaki, K., Brent, C.S. 2020. TRPA1 modulates noxious odor responses in Lygus hesperus. Journal of Insect Physiology 122: 104038 (PDF)

Hull, J.J., Fónagy, A. 2019. Molecular basis of pheromonogenesis regulation in moths. pp. 151-202, In: Olfactory Concepts of Insect Control-Alternative to Insecticides, J.F. Picimbon (ed.). Springer, Chambridge, UK. (PDF)

Hull, J.J., Fónagy, A. 2020. A sexy moth model–the molecular basis of sex pheromone biosynthesis in the silkmoth Bombyx mori. pp. 111-150, In: Insect Sex Pheromone Research and Beyond, Y. Ishikawa (ed.). Springer, Singapore. (PDF)

Li, S., Hussain, F., Unnithan, G.C., Dong, S., Ulabdin, Z., Mathew, L.G., Fabrick, J.A., Ni, X., Carriere, Y., Tabashnik, B.E., Li, X. 2019. A long non-coding RNA regulates cadherin transcription and susceptibility to Bt toxin Cry1Ac in pink bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. 158: 54-60.

Montgomery, M., Hagler, J.R., Vanderwoude, C., Lynch, A.J., Robinson, W.A. 2019. Laboratory evaluation of egg whites and milk as external biomarkers for Wasmannia auropunctata (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Insect Science. 19(6)18: 1-5. (PDF)

Naranjo, S.E., Frisvold, G.B., Ellsworth, P.C. 2019. Economic value of arthropod biological control. pp. 49-85, In: The Economics of Integrated Pest Management for Insects, D. Onstad, P. Crain (eds.). Springer, Dordrecht-Heidelberg-London-New York. (PDF)

Naranjo, S.E., Hellmich, R.L., Romeis, J., Shelton, A., Velez, A. 2019. The role and use of genetically engineered insect-resistant crops in IPM systems. Pp. 283-340, In Integrated management of insect pests: Current and future developments, M. Kogan, E. Heinrichs (eds.). Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, UK. (PDF)

Ohkura, M., Cotty, P.J., Orbach, M.J. 2018. Comparative genomics of Aspergillus flavus s and l morphotypes yield insights into niche adaptation. G3, Genes/Genomes/Genetics. 8(12): 3915-3930. (PDF)

Ortega-Beltran, A., Moral, J., Picot, A., Puckett, R.D., Cotty, P.J., Michaildes, T.J. 2019. Atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus isolates endemic to almond, fig, and pistachio orchards in California with potential to reduce aflatoxin contamination in these crops. Plant Disease. 103(5): 905-912.

Singh, P., Cotty, P.J. 2019. Characterization of Aspergillis from dried red chilies (Capsicum spp.): Insights into the etiology of aflatoxin contamination. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 289: 145-153. (PDF)

Singh, P., Orbach, M.J., Cotty, P.J. 2018. Aspergillus texensis: A novel aflatoxin producer with S morphology from the United States. Toxins. 10(12): 1-15. (PDF)

Spurgeon, D.W. 2019. Common statistical mistakes in entomology: models inconsistent with the experimental design. American Entomologist. 65(2): 87-89. (PDF)

Spurgeon, D.W. 2019. Common statistical mistakes in entomology: ignoring interactions. American Entomologist. 65(3): 200-203. (PDF)

Spurgeon, D.W. 2019. Common statistical mistakes in entomology: blocking and inference space. American Entomologist. 65(4): 268-271. (PDF)

Spurgeon, D.W. 2020. Diapause response of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) at different temperatures. Journal of Entomological Science. 55(1): 126-129. (PDF).

Wang, L., Wang, J., Ma, Y., Wan, P., Liu, K., Cong, S., Xiao, Y., Xu, D., Wu, K., Fabrick, J.A., Li, X., Tabashnik, B.E. 2019. Transposon insertion causes cadherin mis-splicing and confers resistance to Bt cotton in pink bollworm from China. Scientific Reports. 9(1): 7479. (PDF)

Wang, J., Xu, D., Wang, L., Cong, S., Wan, P., Lei, C., Fabrick, J.A., Li, X., Tabashnik, B.E., Wu, K. 2020. Bt resistance alleles in field populations of pink bollworm from China: Similarities with the United States and decreased frequency from 2012 to 2015. Pest Management Science. 76: 527-533.


Water Conservation

Ale, S., Omani, N., Himanshu, S.K., Bordovsky, J.P., Thorp, K.R., Barnes, E.M. 2020. Determining optimum irrigation termination periods for cotton production in the Texas High Plains. Transactions of the ASABE 63 (1): 105–115. [PDF]

Anderson, R.G., French, A.N. 2019. Crop evapotranspiration. Agronomy. 9(10): 614. (PDF).

Bronson, K.F., Conley. M.M., Hunsaker, D.J., White, J.W., Thorp, K.R., French, A.N., Barnes, E.M. 2020. Which active optical sensor vegetation index is best for nitrogen assessment in irrigated cotton? Agronomy Journal. (PDF)

Bronson, K.F., Hunsaker, D.J., Thorp, K.R. 2019. Nitrogen fertilizer and irrigation effects on seed yield and oil in camelina. Agronomy Journal. 111(4): 1712-1719. (PDF)

Bronson, K.F., Hunsaker, D.J., Meisinger, J.J., Rockholt, S.M., Thorp, K.R., Conley, M.M., Williams, C.F., Norton, E.R., Barnes, E.M. 2019. Improving nitrogen fertilizer use efficiency in subsurface drip-irrigated cotton in the desert southwest. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 83: 1712-1721. (PDF)

Chen, X., Thorp, K.R., Van Oel, P.R., Xu, Z., Zhou, B., Li, Y. 2020. Environmental impact assessment of water-saving irrigation systems across 60 irrigation construction projects in northern China. Journal of Cleaner Production 245: 118883. [PDF]

De la Cruz Jiménez, J., Leiva, L., Cardoso, J.A., French, A.N., Thorp, K.R. 2020. Proximal sensing of Urochloa grasses increases selection accuracy. Crop & Pasture Science 71 (4): 401–409. [PDF]

DeJonge, K.C., Thorp, K.R., Marek, G.W. 2020. The apples and oranges of reference and potential evapotranspiration: Implications for agroecosystem models. Agricultural & Environmental Letters 5: e20011. [PDF]

Filipovic, L., Filipovic, V., Walker, C., Williams, C., Gall, H., Watson, J. 2020. Modeling carbamazepine transport in wastewater-irrigated soil under different land uses. Journal of Environmental Quality

Huang, J., Ridoutt, B.G., Thorp, K.R., Wang, X., Lan, K., Liao, J., Tao, X., Wu, C., Huang, J., Chen, F., Scherer, L. 2019. Water-scarcity footprints and water productivities indicate unsustainable wheat production in China. Environmental Science and Technology. 224: 105744.

Huang, J., Scherer, L., Lan, K., Chen, F., Thorp, K.R. 2019. Advancing the application of a model-independent open-source geospatial tool for large spatiotemporal simulations. Environmental Modelling & Software. 119: 374-378. (PDF)

Huang, J., Ridoutt, B.G., Sun, Z., Lan, K., Thorp, K.R., Wang, X., Yin, X., Huang, J., Chen, F., Scherer, L. 2020. Balancing food production within the planetary water boundary. Journal of Cleaner Production 253: 119900. [PDF]

Joshi, V.R., Thorp, K.R., Coulter, J.A., Johnson, G.A., Porter, P.M., Strock, J.S., Garcia Y Garcia, A. 2019. Improving site-specific maize yield estimation by integrating satellite multispectral data into a crop model. Agronomy. 9,719. (PDF)

Puppo, L., Garcia, C., Bautista, E., Hunsaker, D.J., Beretta, A., Girona, J. 2019. Seasonal basal crop coefficient pattern of young non-bearing olive trees grown in drainage lysimeters in a temperate sub-humid climate. Agricultural Water Management. 226:105732.

Thorp, K.R. 2019. Long-term simulations of site-specific irrigation management for Arizona cotton production. Irrigation Science. 38(1): 49-64. (PDF).

Thorp, K.R., Marek, G.W., DeJonge, K.C., Evett, S.R., Lascano, R.J. 2019. Novel methodology to evaluate and compare evapotranspiration algorithms in an agroecosystem model. Journal of Environmental Modeling and Software. 199: 214-227. (PDF)

Thorp, K.R., Thompson, A.L., Bronson, K.F. 2020. Irrigation rate and timing effects on Arizona cotton yield, water productivity, and fiber quality. Agricultural Water Management. 234: 106146. (PDF)

Zerihun, Z., Sanchez, C.A., Thorp, K.R., Hagler, M.J. 2019. Hydraulics of linear-move sprinkler irrigation systems, III: Model evaluation. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. 8(2): 237. (PDF)


Publications (2018-2019)

Water Conservation

Bronson, K.F., Hunsaker, D.J., Williams, C.F., Thorp, K.R., Rockholt, S.M., Del Grosso, S.J., Venterea, R.T., Barnes, E.M. 2018. Nitrogen management affects nitrous oxide emissions under varying cotton irrigation systems in the Desert Southwest, USA. Journal of Environmental Quality, 47:70-78. (PDF)

Brunetti, G., Simunek, J., Bautista, E. 2018. Hybrid finite volume-finite element model for the numerical analysis of furrow irrigation and fertigation. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 150:312-327. DOI: 10.1016/j.compag.2018.05.013

Chen, X., Thorp, K.R., Ouyang, Z., Hou, Y., Li, Y. 2019. Energy consumption due to groundwater pumping for irrigation in the North China Plain. Science of the Total Environment. 669:1033-1042. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.03.179

Guzman-Rojo, D.P., Bautista, E., Gonzalez-Trinidad, J., Bronson, K.F. 2018. Variability of furrow infiltration and estimated infiltration parameters in a macroporous soil. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. 145(2):04018041. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0001366. (PDF)

French, A.N., Hunsaker, D.J., Bounoua, L., Karnieli, A., Luckett, W.E., Strand, R. 2018. Remote sensing of evapotranspiration over the central Arizona irrigation and drainage district, USA Agronomy, 8: 278 (PDF)

Hunsaker, D.J., Elshikha, D.M., Bronson, K.F. 2019. High guayule rubber production with subsurface drip irrigation in the US desert Southwest. Agricultural Water Management, 220:1-12. (PDF)

Kothari, K., Ale, S., Bordovsky, J.P., Thorp, K.R., Porter, D.O., Munster, C.L. 2019. Simulation of efficient irrigation management strategies for grain sorghum production in the Texas High Plains. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 170:49-62. DOI10.1016/j.agsy.2018.12.011

Pauli, D., Ziegler, G.R., Ren, M., Jenks, M.A., Hunsaker, D.J., Zhang, M., Baxter, I.R., Gore, M.A. 2018. Multivariate analysis of the cotton seed ionome reveals a shared genetic architecture. G3, Genes/Genomes/Genetics. 8: 1147-1160. (PDF)

Thorp, K.R., Thompson, A.L., Harders, S.J., French, A.N., Ward, R.W. 2018. High-throughput phenotyping of crop water use efficiency via multispectral drone imagery and a daily soil water balance model. Remote Sensing. 10:1682. (PDF)

Plant Science

Abdel-Haleem, H.A., Waltz, Q., Leake, G. 2019. Tolerance of transplanted guayule seedlings to post-emergence herbicides. Industrial Crops and Products. 133:292-294. (PDF)

Condorelli, G.E., Maccaferri, M., Newcomb, M., Andrade-Sanchez, P., White, J.W., Sciara, G., Tuberosa, R., French, A.N. 2018. Comparative aerial- and ground-based high-throughput phenotyping for the genetic dissection of NDVI as a proxy for drought-adaptive traits in durum wheat. Frontiers in Plant Science. 9:893. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2018.00893.

Kimball, B., Boote, K., Hatfield, J.L., Ahuja, L.R., Stockle, C., Archontoulis, S., Caron, C., Basso, B., Bertuzzi, P., Constantin, J., Deryng, D., Dumont, B., Durand, J., Ewert, F., Gaiser, T., Gayler, S., Hoffmann, M.P., Jiang, Q., Kim, S., Lizaso, J., Moulin, S., Nednel, C., Parker, P., Palosuo, T., Priesack, E., Qi, Z., Srivastava, A., Tommaso, S., Tau, F., Thorp, K.R., Timlin, D.J., Twine, T.E., Webber, H., Willaume, M., Williams, K. 2019. Simulation of maize evapotranspiration: An inter-comparison among 29 maize models. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 271:264-284. (PDF)

Luo, Z., Brock, J., Dyer, J.M., Kutchan, T., Augustin, M., Scachtman, D., Ge, Y., Fahlgren, N., Abdel-Haleem, H.A. 2019. Genetic diversity and population structure of a Camelina sativa spring panel. Frontiers in Plant Science. 10:184. (PDF)

Luo, Z., Tomasi, P., Fahlgren, N., Abdel-Haleem, H., 2019. Genome-wide association study (GWAS) of leaf cuticular wax components in Camelina sativa identifies genetic loci related to intracellular wax transport. BMC Plant Biology 19, 187. (PDF)

Martinez, S.A., Thompson, A.L., Wen, N., Murphy, L.R., Sanguinet, K., Steber, C.M., Garland Campbell, K.A. 2018. Registration of the LouAlp (Louise/Alpowa) wheat recombinant inbred line mapping population. Journal of Plant Registrations 12:282-287. (PDF)

Moni, C., Silvennoinen, H., Kimball, B.A., Fjelldal, E., Brenden, M., Burud, I., Flø, A., Rasse, D.P. 2019. Controlled infrared heating of an artic meadow: challenge in the vegetation establishment stage. Plant Methods 15:3. (PDF)

Teresinski, H.J., Gidda, S.K., Nhuyen, T.N., Howard, M., Porter, B.K., Grimberg, N., Smith, M.D., Andrews, D.W., Dyer, J.M., Mullen, R.T. 2018. An RK/ST C-terminal motif is required for targeting of OEP7.2 and a subset of other Arabidopsis tail-anchored proteins to the plastid outer envelope membrane. Plant and Cell Physiology. 60:516-537. DOI: 10.1093/pcp/pcy234

Thompson, A.L., Thorp, K.R., Conley, M.M., French, A.N., Andrade-Sanchez, P., Pauli, D. 2019. Comparing nadir and multi-angle view sensor technologies for measuring in-field plant height of upland cotton. Remote Sensing of Environment. 11:700-719. (PDF)

Thompson, A.L., Conrad, A.V., Conley, M.M., Shrock, H., Taft, B., Miksch, C.L., Mills, T.V., Dyer, J.M. 2018. Professor: A motorized field-based phenotyping cart. HardwareX. (PDF)

Thompson, A.L., Conrad, A.V., Conley, M.M. 2018. Deadpool: A how-to-build guide. Ag Data Commons. 10.15482/USDA.ADC/1436769. (PDF)

Vanhercke, T., Dyer, J.M., Mullen, R.T., Kilaru, A., Rahman, M.M., Petrie, J.R., Green, A.G., Yurchenko, O., Singh, S.P. 2019. Metabolic engineering for enhanced oil in biomass. Progress in Lipid Research. 74:103-129. DOI: 10.1016/j.plipres.2019.02.002

Entomology and Plant Pathology

Boyle, N., Machtley, S.A., Hagler, J.R., Pitts-Singer, T. 2018. Evaluation of the persistence of fluorescent and protein powders on adult blue orchard bees, Osmia lignaria (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae), for mark-capture studies. Apidologie. 49: 378-385. (PDF)

Boyle, N., Tripodi, A.D., Machtley, S.A., Pitts-Singer, T.L., Strange, J.P., Hagler, J.R. 2018. A nonlethal method to examine non-Apis bees for mark-capture research. Journal of Insect Science. 18:10:1-6. (PDF)

Brent, C.S. 2018. Mating and social contact change egg production and longevity in adult females of the mirid Lygus hesperus. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 166:545-554. (PDF)

Brent, C.S., Hull, J.J. 2019. RNAi-mediated knockdown of eye coloration genes in the western tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus). Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 100:e21257. (PDF)

Brent, C.S., Spurgeon, D.W. 2019. Egg production and longevity of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: miridae) adult females under constant and variable temperatures. Journal of Entomological Science. 54:69-80. (PDF)

Cook, C.N., Lawson, S.P., Brent, C.S., Rehan, S.M. 2019. Biogenic amines shift during the pre-reproductive to reproductive transition in the small carpenter bee, Ceratina calcarata. Apidologie 50:90-99. DOI: 10.1007/s13592-018-0624-9

Cook, C.N., Mosquiero, T., Brent, C.S., Ozturk, C., Gadau, J., Pinter-Wollman, N., Smith, B.H. 2019. Individual differences in learning and biogenic amine levels influence the behavioural division between foraging honey bee scouts and recruits. Journal of Animal Ecology. 88:236-246. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12911

Christie, A.E., Stanhope, M.E., Gandler, H.I., Lameyer, T.J., Pascual, M.G., Shea, D.N., Yu, A., Dickinson, P.S., Hull, J.J. 2018. Molecular characterization of putative neuropeptide, amine, diffusible gas and small molecule transmitter biosynthetic enzymes in the eyestalk ganglia of the American lobster, Homarus americanus. Invertebrate Neuroscience. 18:12. DOI: 10.1007/s10158-018-0216-4

Christie, A.E., Yu, A., Pascual, M.G., Roncalli, V., Cieslak, M.C., Warner, A.N., Lameyer, T.J., Stanhope, M.E., Dickinson, P.S., Hull, J.J. 2018. Circadian signaling in Homarus americanus: Region-specific de novo assembled transcriptomes show that both the brain and eyestalk ganglia possess the molecular components of a putative clock system. Marine Genomics 40:25-44. DOI: 10.1016/j.margen.2018.03.002

Christie, A.E., Yu, A., Roncalli, V., Pascual, M.G., Cieslak, M.C., Warner, A.N., Lameyer, T.J., Stanhope, M.E., Dickinson, P.S., Hull, J.J. 2018. Molecular evidence for an intrinsic circadian pacemaker in the cardiac ganglion of the American lobster, Homarus americanus-Is diel cycling of heartbeat frequency controlled by a peripheral clock system? Marine Genomics. 41:19-30. DOI: 10.1016/j.margen.2018.07.001

Dickinson, P.S., Dickinson, E.S., Oleisky, E.R., Rivera, C.D., Stanhope, M.E., Stemmler, E.A., Hull, J.J., Christie, A.E. 2019. AMGSEFLamide, a member of a broadly conserved peptide family, modulates multiple neural networks in Homarus americanus. Journal of Experimental Biology. 222:jeb194092. doi:10.1242/jeb.194092

Dickinson, P.S., Hull, J.J., Miller, A., Oleisky, E.R., Christie, A.E. 2019. To what extent may peptide receptor gene diversity/complement contribute to functional flexibility in a simple pattern-generating neural network? Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D: Genomics and Proteomics. 30:262-282. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbd.2019.03.002

Eisenring, M., Naranjo, S.E., Bacher, S., Abbott, A.L., Meissle, M., Romeis, J. 2019. Reduced caterpillar damage can benefit plant bugs in Bt cotton. Scientific Reports. 9:2727. (PDF)

Finkelstein, A.B., Brent, C.S., Giurfa, M., Amdam, G.V. 2019. Foraging experiences induce enduring change to honey bee sucrose responsiveness and antennal lobe biogenic amine levels. Scientific Reports. 9:5393. (PDF)

Hagler, J.R. 2019. It’s gut check time! A universal food immunomarking technique (UFIT) for studying arthropod feeding activities. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 112: 211-219. (PDF)

Hagler, J.R. 2019. Super mark it! A review of the protein immunomarking technique. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 112: 200-210. (PDF)

Hagler, J.R., Nieto, D.J., Machtley, S.A., Spurgeon, D.W., Hogg, B.N., Swezey, S.L. 2018. Dynamics of predation on Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) in alfalfa trap cropped organic strawberry. Journal of Insect Science. 18(4):12;1-12. (PDF)

Hagler, J.R., Casey, S.R., Mansfield, S. 2018. Standardization of prey immunomarking: Does a positive test always indicate predation? Biocontrol. 63:773-784. (PDF)

Hogg., B.N., Nelson, E.H., Hagler, J.R., Daane, K.M. 2018. Foraging distance of the Argentine ant in California vineyards. Journal of Economic Entomology. 111:672–679. (PDF)

Hull, J.J., Perera, O.P., Wang, M.X. 2019. Molecular cloning and comparative analysis of transcripts encoding chemosensory proteins from two plant bugs, Lygus lineolaris and Lygus hesperus. Insect Science. 00:1-21.(PDF)

Irvin, N.A., Hagler, J.R., Hoddle, M.S. 2018. Measuring natural enemy dispersal from cover crops in a California vineyard. Biological Control.126/15-25. (PDF)

Islam, M.S., Callicott, K.A., Mutegi, C., Bandyopadhyay, R., Cotty, P.J. 2018. Aspergillus flavus resident in Kenya: High genetic diversity in an ancient population primarily shaped by clonal reproduction and mutation-driven evolution. Fungal Ecology. 35:20-33. (PDF)

Kachapulula, P.W., Akello, J., Bandyopadhyay, R., Cotty, P.J. 2018. Aflatoxin in dried insects and fish in Zambia. Journal of Food Protection. 81(9):1508-1518. (PDF)

Leach, H.,Hagler, J.R., Machtley, S.A., Isaacs, R. 2019. Spotted wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) utilization and dispersal from the wild host, Asian bush honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.). Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 21:149-158. DOI: 10.1111/afe.12315

Leboeuf, A., Cohanim, A., Stoffel, C., Brent, C.S., Waridel, P., Privman, E., Keller, L., Benton, R. 2018. Molecular evolution of juvenile hormone esterase-like proteins in a socially exchanged fluid. Scientific Reports. 8:17830. (PDF)

Luo, J, Chao, M.A., Zhe, L.I., Zhu, B.Q., Zhang, J., Lei, C.L., Jin, S.X., Hull, J.J., Chen, L.Z. 2018. Assessment of suitable reference genes for qRT-PCR analysis in Adelphocoris suturalis. Journal of Integrative Agriculture. 17(12):2745-2757. (PDF)

Mathew, L.G., Ponnuraj, J., Mallappa, B., Chowdary, L.R., Zhang, J., Tay, W.T., Walsh, T.K., Gordon, K.H.J., Heckel, D.G., Downes, S., Carrière, Y., Li, X., Tabashnik, B.E., Fabrick, J.A. 2018. ABC transporter mis-splicing associated with resistance to Bt toxin Cry2Ab in laboratory- and field-selected pink bollworm. Scientific Reports 8:3531. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-31840-5. (PDF)

Mauro, A., Garcia Cela, E., Cotty, P.J., Battilani, P. 2018. Biological control products for aflatoxin prevention in Italy: Commercial field evaluation of atoxigenic A. flavus active ingredients. Toxins. 10:1-14. (PDF)

Mutegi, C.K., Cotty, P.J., Bandyopadhyay, R. 2018. Prevalence and mitigation of aflatoxins in Kenya (1960-to-date). World Mycotoxin Journal 11: 341-357. (PDF)

Naranjo, S.E. 2018. Retrospective analysis of a classical biological control programme. Journal of Applied Ecology. 55:2439-2450. (PDF)

Naranjo, S.E. 2019. Assessing insect flight behavior in the laboratory: A primer on flight mill methodology and what can be learned. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 112: 182-199. (PDF)

Ortega-Beltran, A., Moral, J., Puckett, R.D., Morgan, D.P., Cotty, P.J., Michailides, T.J. 2018. Fungal communities associated with almond throughout crop development: implications for aflatoxin biocontrol management in California. PLoS One. 13(6):e0199127. (PDF)

Prodham, M., Hasan, M., Chowdhury, M., Alam, M., Raham, M., Azad, A., Hossain, M., Naranjo, S.E., Shelton, A. 2018. Bt eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) in Bangladesh: Fruit production and control of eggplant fruit and shoot borer (Leucinodes orbonalis Guenee), effects on non-target arthropods and economic returns. PLoS One 13: e0205713. (PDF)

Romeis, J., Naranjo, S.E., Meissle, M., Shelton, A.M. 2018. Genetically engineered crops help support conservation biological control. Biological Control. 130:136-154. (PDF)

Spurgeon, D.W., Suh, C.P., Esquivel, J.F. 2018. Diapause response of the boll weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to feeding period duration and cotton square size. Journal of Insect Science. 18(5):1; 1-9. (PDF)

Spurgeon, D.W., Suh, C.P., Esquivel, J.F. 2019. Diapause response of the boll weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to selected diets. Journal of Entomological Science. 54:61-78.

Spurgeon, D.W., Suh, C.P. 2018. Morphology, diet, and temperature dependent host-free survival of the boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Insect Science. 18(3):8. (PDF)

Spurgeon, D.W., Brent, C.S. 2019. Development and survival of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) nymphs under constant and variable temperatures. Journal of Insect Science. 19:20;1-6. (PDF)

Spurgeon, D.W. 2019. Common statistical mistakes in entomology: pseudoreplication. American Entomologist. 65(1):16-18. (PDF)

Spurgeon, D.W., Suh, C.P. 2019. Termination of diapause in the boll weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 112:633-643. (PDF)

Spurgeon, D.W., Hull, J.J. 2018. Non-destructive detection of diapause in the western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus Knight (Hemiptera: Miridae). Journal of Cotton Science. 22:162-170. (PDF)

Vandervoet, T., Ellsworth, P., Carriere, Y., Naranjo, S.E. 2018. Quantifying conservation biological control for management of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in cotton. Journal of Economic Entomology. 111:1056-1068. (PDF)

Zhang, M., Wei, J., Ni, X., Zhang, J., Jurat-Fuentes, J.L.,Fabrick, J.A., Carriere, Y., Tabashnik, B.E., and Li, X. 2019. Decreased Cry1Ac activation by midgut proteases associated with Cry1Ac resistance in Helicoverpa zea. Pest Management Science 75:1099-1106. DOI 10.1002/ps.5224


Publications (2017-2018)


Brent, C.S., Byers, J.A., Levi-Zada, A. 2017. An insect anti-antiaphrodisiac. eLife. doi:10.7554/eLife.24063. (PDF)

Cook, C.N., Brent, C.S., Breed, M.D. 2017. Octopamine and tyramine modulate the thermoregulatory fanning response in honey bees (Apis mellifera L.). Journal of Experimental Biology. 220:1925-1930. jeb.149203 doi: 10.1242/jeb.149203

Eisenring, M., Romeis, J., Naranjo, S.E., Meissle, M. 2017. Multitrophic Cry-protein flow in Bt-cotton. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 247:283-289. (PDF)

Fabrick, J.A., Hull, J.J. 2017. Assessing integrity of insect RNA. USDA-ARS Research Notes. 5991-7903EN: 1-12. (PDF)

Fabrick, J.A., Hull, J.J. 2017. Transient expression and cellular localization of recombinant proteins in cultured insect cells. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 122:e55756. doi: 10.3791/55756. (PDF)

Gouge, D.H., Hagler, J.R., Walker, K., Li, S., Nair, S., Bibbs, C.S., Sumner, C., Smith, K.A. 2017. Human disease causing viruses vectored by mosquitoes. University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. 1744:1-10. (PDF)

Hagler, J.R., Thompson, A.L., Stefanek, M.A., Machtley, S.A. 2018. Use of body-mounted cameras to enhance data collection: an evaluation of two arthropod sampling techniques. Journal of Insect Science. 18(2):40;1-8. (PDF)

Kang, P., Chang, K., Liu, Y., Bouska, M., Karashchuk, G., Thakore, R., Wang, W., Post, S., Brent, C.S., Li, S., Tatar, M., Bai, H. 2017. Drosophila Kruppel homolog 1 represses lipolysis through interactions with dFOXO. Scientific Reports. 7:16369. (PDF)

Luo, J., Li, Z., Ma, C., Zhang, Z., Hull, J.J., Lei, C., Jin, S., Chen, L. 2017. Knockdown of a metathoracic scent gland desaturase enhances the production of (E)-4-oxo-2-hexenal and suppresses female sexual attraction in the plant bug, Adelphocoris suturalis. Insect Molecular Biology. 26:642-653. (PDF)

Naranjo, S.E. 2018. Retrospective analysis of a classical biological control programme. Journal of Applied Ecology

Naranjo, S.E., Ellsworth, P. 2017. Methodology for developing life tables for sessile insects in the field using the Whitefly, Bemisia tabaci, in cotton as a model system. Journal of Visualized Experiments. (129): e56150, doi:10.3791/56150 (PDF)

Oliveira, R.C., Vollet-Neto, A., Oi, C.A., Van Zaweden, J.S., Nascimento, F., Brent, C.S., Wenseleers, T. 2017. Hormonal pleiotropy helps maintain queen signal honesty in a highly eusocial wasp. Scientific Reports. 7:1654. (PDF)

Prabhaker, N., Naranjo, S.E., Perring, T., Castle, S.J. 2017. Comparative toxicities of newer and conventional insecticides against four generalist predator species. Journal of Economic Entomology. 110(6):2630-2636. (PDF)

Rendon, D., Hagler, J.R., Taylor, P., Whitehouse, M. 2018. Integrating immunomarking with ecological and behavioural approaches to assess predation of Helicoverpa spp. larvae by wolf spiders in cotton. Biological Control. 122:51-59. (PDF)

Spurgeon, D.W., Suh, C.P. 2018. Starvation-induced morphological responses of the boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis grandis Boheman (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Cotton Science. 21:275-283. (PDF)

Spurgeon, D.W., Suh, C.P. 2017. Temperature influences on diapause induction and survival in the boll weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Insect Science. 17(6):124. (PDF)

Spurgeon, D.W. 2017. Instar- and stage-specific photoperiodic diapause response of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae). Journal of Insect Science. 17(6):125. (PDF)

Spurgeon, D.W., Van Ekert, E., Elhoff, L.K. 2017. Accuracy of Lygus hesperus Knight (Hemiptera: Miridae) egg counts improves with egg development. Journal of Cotton Science. 21:1-7. (PDF)

Tian, J.C., Wang, X.P., Chen, Y., Romeis, J., Naranjo, S.E., Hellmich II, R.L., Wang, P., Shelton, A.M. 2018. Bt cotton producing Cry1Ac and Cry2Ab does not harm two parasitoids, Cotesia marginiventris and Copidosoma floridanum. Scientific Reports. 8:307. (PDF)

Vandervoet, T., Ellsworth, P.C., Carriere, Y., Naranjo, S.E. 2018. Quantifying conservation biological control for management of Bemisia tabaci in cotton. Journal of Economic Entomology. doi: 10.1093/jee/toy049 (PDF)

Wang, L., Ma, Y., Wan, P., Liu, K., Xiao, Y., Wang, J., Cong, S., Xu, D., Wu, K., Fabrick, J.A., Li, X., Tabashnik, B.E. 2018. Resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis linked with a cadherin transmembrane mutation affecting cellular trafficking in pink bollworm from China. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.94:28-35.

Zhang, H., Yu, S., Shi, Y., Yang, Y., Fabrick, J.A., Wu, Y. 2017. Intra- and extracellular domains of the Helicoverpa armigera cadherin mediate Cry1Ac cytotoxicity. Journal of Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 86:41-49.

Plant Science

Abdel-Haleem, H.A., Foster, M., Ray, D., Coffelt, T.A. 2018. Phenotypic variations, heritability and correlations in dry biomass, rubber and resin production among guayule germplasm. Industrial Crops and Products. 112:691-697. doi: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2017.12.072. (PDF)

Hannam, C., Gidda, S.K., Humbert, S., Peng, M., Cui, Y., Dyer, J.M., Rothstein, S.J., Mullen, R.T. 2017. Distinct domains within the NITROGEN LIMITATION ADAPTATION protein mediate its subcellular localization and function in the nitrate-dependent phosphate homeostasis pathway. Botany 96:79-96.

Ilut, D.C., Sanchez, P.L., Coffelt, T.A., Dyer, J.M., Jenks, M.A., Gore, M.A. 2017. A century of guayule: Comprehensive genetic characterization of the US national guayule (Parthenium argentatum A. Gray) germplasm collection. Industrial Crops and Products. 109:300-309.

Kassie, B.T., Kimball, B.A., Jamieson, P.D., Bowden, J.W., Sayre, K.D., Groot, J.R., Pinter, P., La Morte, R.L., Hunsaker, D.J., Wall, G.W., Leavitt, S.W., White, J.W., Asseng, S. 2018. Field experimental data for crop modeling of wheat growth response to nitrogen fertilizer, elevated CO2, water stress, and high temperature. Open Data Journal for Agricultural Research. 4:9-15. (PDF)

Kimball, B.A., Pinter, P.J., Lamorte, R.L., Leavitt, S.W., Hunsaker, D.J., Wall, G.W., Wechsung, F., Wechsung, G., Bloom, A.J., White, J.W. 2017. Data from the Arizona FACE (Free-Air CO2 Enrichment) experiments on wheat at ample and limiting levels of water and nitrogen. Open Data Journal for Agricultural Research. 3:29-38. (PDF)

Kimball, B.A., White, J.W., Wall, G.W., Ottman, M.J., Martre, P. 2018. Wheat response to a wide range of temperatures, as determined from the Hot Serial Cereal (HSC) experiment. Open Data Journal for Agricultural Research 4: 16-21. (PDF)

Lamsal, A., Whelch, S.M., White, J.W., Thorp, K.R., Bello, N. 2018. Estimating parametric phenotypes that determine anthesis date in Zea mays: Challenges in combining ecophysiological models with genetics. PLoS One. (PDF)

Martre, P., Kimball, B.A., Ottman, M.J., Wall, G.W., White, J.W. et al. 2018. The Hot Serial Cereal Experiment for modeling wheat response to temperature: field experiments and AgMIP-Wheat multi-model simulations. Open Data Journal for Agricultural Research. 4: 28-34. (PDF)

Pauli, D., White, J.W., Andrade-Snachez, P., Conley, M.M., Huen, J., Thorp, K.R., French, A.N., Hunsaker, D.J., Carmo-Silva, E.A., Wang, G., Gore, M.A. 2017. Investigation of the influence of leaf thickness on canopy reflectance and physiological traits in upland and Pima cotton populations. Frontiers in Crops Science and Horticulture. 8:1405. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01405. (PDF)

Pyc, M., Cai, Y., Gidda, S.K., Yurchenko, O., Park, S., Kretschmar, F., Ischebeck, T., Valerius, O., Braus, G.H., Chapman, K., Dyer, J.M., Mullen, R.T. 2017. Arabidopsis lipid droplet-associated protein (LDAP)–interacting protein (LDIP) influences lipid droplet size and neutral lipid homeostasis in both leaves and seeds. Plant Journal. 92:1182-1201. (PDF)

Pyc, M., Cai, Y., Greer, M.S., Yurchenko, O., Chapman, K.D., Dyer, J.M., Mullen, R.T. 2017. Turning over a new leaf in lipid droplet biology. Trends in Plant Science. 22:596-609. (PDF)

Thompson, A.L., Thorp, K.R., Conley, M., Andrade-Sanchez, P., Heun, J.T., Dyer, J.M. White, J.W. 2018 Deploying a Proximal Sensing Cart to Identify Drought-Adaptive Traits in Upland Cotton for High-Throughput Phenotyping. Front. Plant Sci. 9:507. (PDF)

Tomasi, P., Dyer, J.M., Jenks, M.A., Abdel-Haleem, H.A. 2017. Characterization of leaf cuticular wax classes and constituents in a spring Camelina sativa diversity panel. Industrial Crops and Products. 112(2018):247-251. (PDF)

Wang, E., Martre, P., Assenge, S., Ewert, F., Zhao, Z., Maiorano, A., Rotter, R.P., Kimball, B.A., Ottman, M.J., Wall, G.W., White, J.W., Aggarwal, P.K., Alderman, P.D., Jakarat, A., Basso, B., Biernath, C., Cammarano, D., Challinor, A.J., De Sanctis, G., Doltra, J., Fereres, E., Garcia-Vila, M., Sebastian, G., Hoogenboom, G., Hunt, L.A., Izaurralde, R.C., Jabloun, M., Jones, C.D., Kersebaum, K.C., Koehler, A., Muller, C., Liu, L., Kumar, S.N., Nendel, C., O'Leary, G., Olesen, J.E., Palosuo, T., Priesack, E., Reynolds, M.P., Rezaei, E.E., Ripoche, D., Ruane, A.C., Semenov, M.A., Shcherbak, I., Stockle, C., Stratonovitch, P., Streck, T., Supit, I., Tao, F., Thorburn, P., Waha, K., Wallach, D., Wolf, J., Zhu, Y. 2017. The uncertainty of crop yield projections is reduced by improved temperature response functions. Nature Plants. 3:17102. doi: 10.1038/nplants.2017.102.

Weaver, J.M., Lohrey, G.T., Tomasi, P., Dyer, J.M., Jenks, M.A., Feldmann, K.A. 2018. Cuticular wax variants in a population of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.). Industrial Crops and Products. 117:310-316.

Webber, H., White, J.W., Kimball, B.A.……Wall, G.W. et al. 2018 Physical robustness of canopy temperature models for crop heat stress simulation across environments and production conditions. Field Crops Research 216: 75-88.

Water Conservation

Adhikari, P., Ale, S., Delaune, P.B., Thorp, K.R., Barnes, E.M. 2017. Simulated effects of winter wheat cover crop on the cotton production systems of the Texas rolling plains. Transactions of the ASABE. 60(6):2083-2096. doi: 10.13031/trans.12272

Bautista, E., Schlegel, J.L. 2017. Estimation of infiltration and hydraulic resistance in furrow irrigation, with infiltration dependent on flow depth. Transactions of the ASABE. 60(6):1873-1884. (PDF)

Bautista, E., Schlegel, J.L. 2017. A flexible system for the estimation of infiltration and hydraulic resistance parameters in surface irrigation. Transactions of the ASABE. 60(4):1223-1234. (PDF)

Bilal, M.F., Saleem, M.F., Wahid, M.A., Shakeel, A., French, A.N., Sarwar, M. 2017. Management practices to control premature senescence in Bt cotton. Journal of Plant Nutrition. DOI:10.1080/01904167.2017.1310886.

Bronson, K.F., Hunsaker, D.J., Williams, C.F., Thorp, K.R., Rockholt, S.M., Del Grosso, S.J., Venterea, R.T., Barnes, E.M. 2018. Nitrogen management impacts nitrous oxide emissions under varying cotton irrigation systems in the American Desert Southwest. Journal of Environmental Quality. 47:70-78. (PDF)

Bronson, K.F., Hunsaker, D.J., Mon, J., Andrade-Sanchez, P., White, J.W., Conley, M.M., Thorp, K.R., Bautista, E., Barnes, E. 2018. Improving nitrogen fertilizer use efficiency in surface- and overhead sprinkler-irrigated cotton in the desert southwest. Soil Science Society of America Journal 81:1401-1412. (PDF)

Shamshiri, R.R., Jones, J.W., Thorp, K.R., Ahmad, D., Man, H.C., Taheri, S. 2018. Review of optimum temperature, humidity, and vapour pressure deficit for microclimate evaluation and control in greenhouse cultivation of tomato: a review. International Agrophysics.32(2),287-302. (PDF)

Shamshiri, R.R., Kalantari, F., Ting, K.C., Thorp, K.R., Hameed, I.A., Weltzien, C., Ahmad, D., Shad, Z.M. 2018. Advances in greenhouse automation and controlled environment agriculture: A transition to plant factories and urban farming. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering 11(1):1-22. (PDF)

Spater, M., Kim, S., Kucera, L., Fisher, J., Lee, C., French, A.N. 2017. Linking managed and natural ecosystems through evapotranspiration and NASAs upcoming ECOSTRESS mission. Earthzine.

Thorp, K.R., Hunsaker, D.J., Bronson, K.F., Andrade-Sanchez, P., Barnes, E.M. 2017. Cotton irrigation scheduling using a crop growth model and FAO-56 methods: Field and simulation studies. Transactions of the ASABE. 60(6):2023-2039. (PDF)

Yang, Y., Toor, G., Wilson, P., Williams, C.F. 2017. Do septic systems contribute micropollutants and their transformation products to shallow groundwater? Environmental Science and Technology. 123:258-267.

Youssef, M.A., Abdelbaki, A.M., Negm, L.M., Skaggs, R., Thorp, K.R., Jaynes, D.B. 2018. DRAINMOD-simulated performance of drainage water management across the U.S. Midwest. Transactions of the ASABE. 197:54-66.


Publications (2016-2017)


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