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Elena Q Schnell
Subtropical Horticulture Research
Biological Science Lab Technician (Biochemistry)

Phone: (786) 573-7070
Fax: (786) 573-7100

13601 OLD CUTLER RD
MIAMI, FL 331580000

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Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Volatile Emissions and Relative Attraction of the Fungal Symbionts of Tea Shot Hole Borer (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kendra, P. E., N. Tabanca, L. F. Cruz, O. Menocal, E. Q. Schnell, and D. Carrillo. 2022. Volatile emissions and relative attraction of the fungal symbionts of tea shot hole borer (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Special Issue: Cutting-Edge Research on the Analysis of Small Biomolecules in Foods, Plants, and Biological Samples. Biomolecules 12(1): 97.https://doi.org/10.3390/biom12010097
Evaluation of repellents for redbay ambrosia beetle and tea shot-hole borer (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P. E., W. S. Montgomery, T. I. Narvaez, E. Q. Schnell, A. Vázquez, N. Tabanca, and D. Carrillo. 2021. Evaluation of repellents for redbay ambrosia beetle and tea shot-hole borer (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). 68th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. (Virtual; on demand 20 Oct 2021 – 31 Jan 2022).
The lychee erinose mite: two years after its detection in Florida - (Abstract Only)
Revynthi, A. M., L. F. Cruz, T. I. Narvaez, M. A. Canon, E. Schnell, C. Mannion, N. Tabanca, P. E. Kendra, and D. Carrillo. 2020. The lychee erinose mite: two years after its detection in Florida. 67th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (Virtual). 11-25 Nov 2020.
TLC method for determination of kairomones for male Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), from tea tree oil - (Abstract Only)
Tabanca, N., Niogret, J., Kendra, P.E., Gill, M.A., Schnell, E.Q., Montgomery, W.S., Epsky, N.D. 2020. TLC method for determination of kairomones for male Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), from tea tree oil. 260th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (Virtual). 17-20 Aug 2020.
TLC method for isolation of medfly attractants from tea tree oil - (Abstract Only)
Gill, M. A., E. Q. Schnell, W. S. Montgomery, N. Tabanca, J. Niogret, N. D. Epsky, and P. E. Kendra. 2020. TLC method for isolation of medfly attractants from tea tree oil. 3rd Virtual Symposium of the International Branch of the Entomological Society of America. 27-29 Apr 2020. https://www.entsoc.org/international/chemical-ecology-posters
Comparison of repellents for Euwallacea nr. fornicatus, vector of Fusarium dieback in avocado - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P. E., W. S. Montgomery, T. I. Narvaez, E. Q. Schnell, A. Vázquez, N. Tabanca, and D. Carrillo. 2020. Comparison of repellents for Euwallacea nr. fornicatus, vector of Fusarium dieback in avocado. 3rd Virtual Symposium of the International Branch of the Entomological Society of America. 27-29 Apr 2020. https://www.entsoc.org/international/chemical-ecology-posters
Comparison of piperitone, verbenone, and a-farnesene as repellents for Euwallacea nr. fornicatus, vector of Fusarium dieback in Florida avocado - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Narvaez, T.I., Schnell, E.Q., Vazquez, A., Tabanca, N., Carrillo, D. 2019. Comparison of piperitone, verbenone, and a-farnesene as repellents for Euwallacea nr. fornicatus, vector of Fusarium dieback in Florida avocado [abstract]. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. 21-24 July 2019.
Semiochemicals for attraction of Euwallacea nr. fornicatus, a pest ambrosia beetle in southern Florida - (Abstract Only)
Tabanca, N., Kendra, P.E., Owens, D., Narvaez, T.I., Montgomery, W.S., Schnell, E.Q., Carrillo, D. 2019. Semiochemicals for attraction of Euwallacea nr. fornicatus, a pest ambrosia beetle in southern Florida [abstract]. American Chemical Society National Meeting.
Evaluation of repellents for Euwallacea nr. fornicatus, a pest ambrosia beetle in Florida avocado groves - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Tabanca, N., Montgomery, W.S., Narvaez, T.I., Schnell, E.Q., Vazquez, A., Carrillo, D. 2019. Evaluation of repellents for Euwallacea nr. fornicatus, a pest ambrosia beetle in Florida avocado groves. 258th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society. August 25-29, 2019.
Efficacy of piperitone as a repellent for Euwallacea nr. fornicatus, vector of Fusarium dieback - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Narvaez, T.I., Schnell, E.Q., Tabanca, N., Carrillo, D. 2019. Efficacy of piperitone as a repellent for Euwallacea nr. fornicatus, vector of Fusarium dieback [abstract]. 2nd Virtual Symposium of the International Branch of the Entomological Society of America. 8-10 April 2019.
Evaluation of piperitone as a repellent for Euwallacea fornicatus, vector of Fusarium dieback - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Narvaez, T.I., Schnell, E.Q., Tabanca, N., Carrillo, D. 2018. Evaluation of piperitone as a repellent for Euwallacea fornicatus, vector of Fusarium dieback. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC. 11-14 Nov 2018.
Longevity of a-copaene and quercivorol lures for detection of Euwallacea nr. fornicatus in Florida avocado groves - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Owens, D., Tabanca, N., Montgomery, W.S., Narvaez, T.I., Schnell, E.Q., Carrillo, D. 2018. Longevity of a-copaene and quercivorol lures for detection of Euwallacea nr. fornicatus in Florida avocado groves . Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. 101st Annual Meeting of the Florida Entomological Society. St. Augustine, FL. 22-25 Jul 2018.
a-Copaene and quercivorol lures: Chemical analysis and efficacy for detection of Euwallacea nr. fornicatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Owens, D., Tabanca, N., Montgomery, W.S., Narvaez, T.I., Schnell, E.Q., Carrillo, D. 2018. a-Copaene and quercivorol lures: Chemical analysis and efficacy for detection of Euwallacea nr. fornicatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Meeting Abstract. 1st Virtual Symposium of the International Branch of the Entomological Society of America.
Quantitative analysis of contents and volatile emissions from a-copaene and quercivorol lures, and longevity for attraction of Euwallacea nr. fornicatus in Florida Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Owens, D., Kendra, P.E., Tabanca, N., Narvaez, T.I., Montgomery, W.S., Schnell, E.Q., Carrillo, D. 2019. Quantitative analysis of contents and volatile emissions from a-copaene and quercivorol lures, and longevity for attraction of Euwallacea nr. fornicatus in Florida. Journal of Pest Science. 92(1):237-252. doi:10.1007/s10340-018-0960-6.
Host range expansion and increased damage potential of Euwallacea nr. fornicatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Owens, D., Cruz, L., Montgomery, W.S., Narvaez, T.I., Schnell, E.Q., Tabanca, N., Duncan, R., Carrillo, D., Kendra, P.E. 2018. Host range expansion and increased damage potential of Euwallacea nr. fornicatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Florida. Florida Entomologist. 101(2):229-236.
a-Copaene is an attractant, synergistic with quercivorol, for improved detection of Euwallacea nr. fornicatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kendra, P.E., Owens, D., Montgomery, W.S., Narvaez, T.I., Bauchan, G.R., Schnell, E.Q., Tabanca, N., Carrillo, D. 2017. a-Copaene is an attractant, synergistic with quercivorol, for improved detection of Euwallacea nr. fornicatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). PLoS One. 12(6):e0179416.
Better detection of pest Euwallacea nr. fornicatus in Florida avocado groves using a two-component lure containing a-copaene and quercivorol. - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P. E., D. Owens, W. S. Montgomery, T. I. Narvaez, E. Q. Schnell, N. Tabanca, and D Carrillo. 2017. Better detection of pest Euwallacea nr. fornicatus in Florida avocado groves using a two-component lure containing a-copaene and quercivorol. 100th Annual Meeting of the Florida Entomological Society. Isla Verde, PR. 16-20 Jul 2017.
Chemical ecology and lure development for redbay ambrosia beetle - (Abstract Only)
Owen, D.C., Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Niogret, J., Schnell, E.Q., Narvaez, T.I. 2016. Chemical ecology and lure development for redbay ambrosia beetle. UF/IFAS Avocado Laurel Wilt Summit. Homestead, FL 3-4 Nov 2016.
Efficacy of a-copaene, cubeb, and eucalyptol lures for detection of redbay ambrosia beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Schnell, E.Q., Deyrup, M., Epsky, N.D. 2016. Efficacy of a-copaene, cubeb, and eucalyptol lures for detection of redbay ambrosia beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 109(6):2428-2435.
Efficacy of current lures for detection of redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Niogret, J., Schnell, E.Q., Deyrup, M., Epsky, N.D. 2016. Efficacy of current lures for detection of redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL. 25-30 Sep 2016.
Efficacy of current lures for detection of redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) - (Abstract Only)
Grape juice bait for Zaprionus indianus (Diptera: Drosophilidae) - (Abstract Only)
Chemical ecology of Xyleborus glabratus and implications for monitoring and management - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Schnell, E.Q., Niogret, J., Epsky, N.D. 2015. Chemical ecology of Xyleborus glabratus and implications for monitoring and management. Conference on laurel wilt and natural ecosystems, Coral Springs, FL 16-18-Jun 2015.
Development of host-based lures for detection of redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus - (Proceedings)
Chemical ecology of Xyleborus glabratus: Attractants for detection and monitoring - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Niogret, J., Schnell, E.Q., Epsky, N.D. 2015. Chemical ecology of Xyleborus glabratus: Attractants for detection and monitoring. Academic & Technical Workshop on Xyleborus glabratus and Euwallacea fornicatus.Veracruz, Mexico. 3-7 Nov 2014.
History and development of food-based attractants Reprint Icon ()
Epsky, N.D., Kendra, P.E., Schnell, E.Q. 2014. History and development of food-based attractants. In: Shelly, T.E., Epsky, N., Jang, E.B., Reyes-Flores, J., Vargas, R.I., editors. Trapping and Detection, Control, and Regulation of Tephritid Fruit Flies: Lures, Area-Wide Programs, and Trade Implications. 2104 edition. New York, New York: Springer. p. 75-118
Redbay ambrosia beetle: basic and applied chemical ecology - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Niogret, J., Schnell, E.Q., Epsky, N.D. 2014. Redbay ambrosia beetle: basic and applied chemical ecology. 67th annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Portland, Oregon 16-19 Nov 2014.
Evaluation of seven essential oils identifies cubeb oil as most effective attractant for detection of Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Niogret, J., Schnell, E.Q., Deyrup, M.A., Epsky, N.D. 2014. Evaluation of seven essential oils identifies cubeb oil as most effective attractant for detection of Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Journal of Pest Science. 87(4):681-689.
Comparison of 7 essential oils identifies cubeb oil as an improved attractant for redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Niogret, J., Schnell, E.Q., Deyrup, M.A., Epsky, N.D. 2013. Comparison of 7 essential oils identifies cubeb oil as an improved attractant for redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Meeting Abstract. 1st Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, in Austin, Texas, November 10-13, 2013.
Cubeb oil identified as an improved attractant for redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Niogret, J., Schnell, E.Q., Deyrup, M.A., Epsky, N.D. 2013. Cubeb oil identified as an improved attractant for redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Meeting Abstract. FL Ent Soc meeting.
Analysis of sesquiterpene distributions in leaves, branches, and trunks of avocado (Persea americana Mill.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Niogret, J., Epsky, N.D., Schnell, E.Q., Schnell, R.J., Heath, R., Meerow, A.W., Kendra, P.E. 2013. Analysis of sesquiterpene distributions in leaves, branches, and trunks of avocado (Persea americana Mill.). American Journal of Plant Sciences. Am. J. Plant Sci. 4 (4): 922-931.
I smell an invasive invader: Using portable gas spectrometry at ports of entry - (Abstract Only)
Roda, A.L., Weihman, S., Al-Henaid, J., Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Schnell, E.Q., Mosser, L. 2012. I smell an invasive invader: Using portable gas spectrometry at ports of entry. Meeting Abstract. 95th Annual Meeting of the Florida Entomological Society; Jupiter Beach, FL; 22-25 July 2012.
Signature chemicals for detection of citrus infestation by fruit fly larvae (Diptera: Tephritidae) ()
Kendra, P.E., Roda, A.L., Montgomery, W.S., Schnell, E.Q., Niogret, J., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2013. Signature chemicals for detection of citrus infestation by fruit fly larvae (Diptera: Tephritidae). CABI(Council of Applied Biology International, Oxford, United Kingdom. pp228-239 in J>E> Pena (ed.).
Detection of Caribbean fruit fly [(Anastrepha suspensa Loew (Diptera: Tephritidae)]-infested grapefruit with portable gas chromatography - (Abstract Only)
Weihman, S.W., Roda, A.L., Kendra, P.E., Jones, E.M., Halitschke, R., Montgomery, W.S., Schnell, E.Q., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2010. Detection of Caribbean fruit fly [(Anastrepha suspensa Loew (Diptera: Tephritidae)]-Infested Grapefruit with Portable Gas Chromatography. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. http://esa.confex.com/esa/2010/webprogram/paper52559.html.
Gas chromatography for detection of citrus infestation by fruit fly larvae (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kendra, P.E., Roda, A.L., Montgomery, W.S., Schnell, E.Q., Niogret, J., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2011. Gas chromatography for detection of citrus infestation by fruit fly larvae (Diptera: Tephritidae). Postharvest Biology and Technology. 59:143-149.
Gas chromatography for detection of citrus infestation by tephritid fruit flies - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Roda, A.L., Montgomery, W.S., Schnell, E.Q., Niogret, J., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2010. Gas chromatography for detection of citrus infestation by tephritid fruit flies. Meeting Abstract. Invited presentation, UF-CTA Potential Invasive Pests Workshop. Coconut Grove, FL., October 10-14, 2010.
Redbay ambrosia beetle/Laurel wilt: Overview of projects at the USDA-ARS Subtropical Horticulture Research Station - (Proceedings)
Kendra, P.E., Niogret, J., Montgomery, W.S., Schnell, E.Q., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R., Schnell Ii, R.J., Ayala Silva, T., Winterstein, M.C. 2009. Redbay ambrosia beetle/Laurel wilt: Overview of projects at the USDA-ARS Subtropical Horticulture Research Station. Online Proceedings of FDACS Laurel Wilt Disease and Redbay Ambrosia Beetle Research Symposium, 3 November 2009, Homestead, FL http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/pi/enpp/pathology/images/lw-rbab_researchpresentations.pdf
Dynamics of pH modification of an acidic protein bait used for tropical fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Heath, R.R., Vazquez, A., Schnell, E.Q., Kendra, P.E., Epsky, N.D. 2009. Dynamics of pH modification of an acidic protein bait used for tropical fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae). J. of Econ. Entomol. 102(6):2371-2376.
Using portable gas spectrometry for detection of invasive pests at ports of entry - (Abstract Only)
Roda, A.L., Kendra, P.E., Weihman, S.W., Varona, E., Montgomery, W.S., Schnell, E.Q., Vazquez, A., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2009. Using portable gas spectrometry for detection of invasive pests at ports of entry. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
USDA-ARS strategies to address the imminent threat of redbay ambrosia beetle and laurel wilt disease to avocados in Florida - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Schnell, E.Q., Niogret, J., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R., Schnell Ii, R.J., Ayala Silva, T., Meerow, A.W., Winterstein, M.C. 2009. USDA-ARS strategies to address the imminent threat of redbay ambrosia beetle and laurel wilt disease to avocados in Florida. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
Laboratory and field cage studies on female-targeted attract-and-kill bait stations for Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Heath, R.R., Lavallee, S.L., Schnell, E.Q., Midgarden, D.G., Epsky, N.D. 2009. Laboratory and field cage studies on female-targeted attract-and-kill bait stations for Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae). Pest Management Science. 65:672-677.
Signature Chemicals for Detection of Hidden Insect Infestation - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Roda, A.L., Montgomery, W.S., Schnell, E.Q., Vazquez, A., Weihman, S.W., Halitschke, R., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2008. Signature Chemicals for Detection of Hidden Insect Infestation. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
Gas chromatography for detection of fruit fly infestation(Diptera:Tephritidae) - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Roda, A.L., Montgomery, W.S., Epsky, N.D., Schnell, E.Q., Heath, R.R. 2007. Gas chromatography for detection of fruit fly infestation(Diptera:Tephritidae). National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
DYNAMICS ON PH OF PROTEINACEOUS BAIT SYSTEMS FOR USE IN ATTRACTING FRUIT FLIES - (Abstract Only)
Heath, R.R., Vazquez, A., Schnell, E.Q., Villarreal, J.M., Kendra, P.E., Epsky, N.D. 2006. Dynamics on ph of proteinaceous bait systems for use in attracting fruit flies. Meeting Abstract.
ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES FOR THE QUANTIFICATION OF AMMONIA AND PUTRESCINE - (Proceedings)
Heath, R.R., Espada, C., Vazquez, A., Schnell, E.Q. 2004. Analytical Techniques for the Quantification of Ammonia and Putrescine. Meeting Abstract.
RELEASE RATE OF TRIMEDLURE UNDER SUBTROPICAL CONDITIONS - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R., Schnell, E.Q. 2002. Release Rate of Trimedlure Under Subtropical Conditions. Fruit Flies of Economic Importance International Symposium.
DEVELOPMENT OF BAIT STATIONS FOR SUPPRESSING FRUIT FLY POPULATIONS - (Abstract Only)
Heath, R.R., Schnell, E.Q., Lavallee, S.G., Villatoro, D., Epsky, N.D., Midgarden, D.G. 2002. Development of Bait Stations for Suppressing Fruit Fly Populations. Fruit Flies of Economic Importance International Symposium.