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Alberto Pantoja
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Area Director

Phone: (309) 681-6602
Fax: (309) 681-6684
Room 2008

1815 N UNIVERSITY ST
PEORIA, IL 61604

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Climate change impacts on bumblebees converge across continents - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kerr, J., Pindar, A., Galpern, P., Packer, L., Potts, S., Roberts, S., Rasmont, P., Schweiger, O., Colla, S., Richardson, L., Wagner, D., Lawrence, G., Sikes, D., Pantoja, A. 2015. Climate change impacts on bumblebees converge across continents. Science. 349(6244):177-180.
Bumble bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus spp.) of interior Alaska: Species composition, distribution, seasonal biology, and parasites - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pampell, R.A., Sikes, D., Pantoja, A., Holloway, P., Knight, C., Ranft, R. 2015. Bumble bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus spp.) of interior Alaska: Species composition, distribution, seasonal biology, and parasites. Biodiversity Data Journal. 3: e5085. DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.3.e5085.
Effects of soil depths on nymphal eclosion of Melanoplus sanguinipes (Fabricius) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) assemblages in the Conservation Reserve Program crop rotation systems in Interior Alaska - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Antioxidant activity, phenolic and anthocyanin contents of various rhubarb (Rheum-spp.) varieties - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Takeoka, G.R., Dao, L.T., Harden, L.A., Pantoja, A., Kuhl, J.C. 2012. Antioxidant activity, phenolic and anthocyanin contents of various rhubarb (Rheum-spp.) varieties. Journal of Food Chemistry. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2621.2012.03174.x.
Differential effects of environment on potato phenylpropanoid and carotenoid expression - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Payyavula, R., Navarre, D.A., Kuhl, J., Pantoja, A., Kumar, S. 2012. Differential effects of environment on potato phenylpropanoid and carotenoid expression. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 12:39. DOI: 0.1186/1471-2229-12-39.
Eriosomatine aphids (Hemiptera, Aphididae, Eriosomatinae) associated with moss and roots of conifer and willow in forests of the Pacific Northwest - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pike, K.S., Graf, G., Foottit, R.G., Maw, H.E., Von-Dohlen, C., Harpel, J., Pantoja, A., Emmert, S.Y., Hagerty, A.M. 2012. Eriosomatine aphids (Hemiptera, Aphididae, Eriosomatinae) associated with moss and roots of conifer and willow in forests of the Pacific Northwest. The Canadian Entomologist. 144(4):555-576.
Sustainable agriculture for Alaska and the circumpolar north: Part 1. Development and status of northeren agriculture and food security - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stevenson, K.T., Alessa, L., Kliskey, A.D., Rader, H.B., Pantoja, A., Clark, M. 2014. Sustainable agriculture for Alaska and the circumpolar north: Part 1. Development and status of northeren agriculture and food security. Arctic Institute of North America. 67(3):271-295.
A guide to bumblebees of the Interior ()
Pampell, R., Pantoja, A., Sikes, D.S., Holloway, P., Knight, C. 2011. A guide to bumblebees of the Interior. Agroborealis. 42(1):56-67.
Diversity of arthropod pests from high latitude peony production - (Abstract Only)
Aphids and virus incidence in Alaska potatoes: do we need management tactics even at latitude 64 north? - (Abstract Only)
A seasonal survey of click beetles in two potato production areas of Interior Alaska - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pantoja, A., Hagerty, A.M., Emmert, S.Y. 2010. A seasonal survey of click beetles in two potato production areas of Interior Alaska. American Journal of Potato Research. 87(6):531-536.
Leafhoppers and potatoes in Alaska ()
Pantoja, A., Hagerty, A.M., Emmert, S.Y., Munyaneza, J.E. 2010. Leafhoppers and potatoes in Alaska. Agroborealis. 41(1):28-33.
Molecular and biometric assessment of Myzodium mimulicola (Hemiptera: Aphididae), with new synonymy and host and distributional data - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pike, K., Graf, G., Footit, R., Maw, E., Miller, G.L., Harpel, J., Pantoja, A., Hagerty, A.M., Emmert, S.Y. 2010. Molecular and biometric assessment of Myzodium mimulicola (Hemiptera: Aphididae), with new synonymy and host and distributional data. The Canadian Entomologist. 142:448-457.
Leafhopper and aphids associated with potato in Alaska: species composition, seasonal abundance, and potential virus vectors - (Proceedings)
Pantoja, A., Munyaneza, J.E., Crosslin, J., Hagerty, A.M., Emmert, S.Y., Pike, K., Alvarez, J.M., Jensen, A. 2010. Leafhopper and aphids associated with potato in Alaska: species composition, seasonal abundance, and potential virus vectors. Bioforsk Fokus. 5(5):36.
Traditional Potato Production Beyond the Arctic Circle in Alaska, USA - (Proceedings)
Pantoja, A. 2010. Traditional Potato Production beyond the Arctic Circle in Alaska, USA. Circumpolar Agricultural Conference Proceedings. p 22.
Spiders associated with papaya, Carica papaya L., in Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pantoja, A., Bastidas, H., Pena, J. 2010. Spiders associated with papaya, Carica papaya L., in Puerto Rico. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico. 94(1-2):189-193.
Insects Associated with Subsistence Potato Production Beyond the Arctic Circle in Alaska - (Proceedings)
Pantoja, A. 2010. Insects Associated with Subsistence Potato Production Beyond the Arctic Circle in Alaska. Potato Association of America Proceedings. p. 79.
Gathering and Gardening in Alaska: Why IPM cannot be overlooked even at Latitude 64° North - (Proceedings)
Pantoja, A. 2010. Gathering and Gardening in Alaska: Why IPM cannot be overlooked even at Latitude 64° North. [abstract]. Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Association. p. 11.
A Seasonal Survey of Click Beetles in a Potato Production Area Near Palmer, Alaska - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pantoja, A., Hagerty, A.M., Emmert, S.Y. 2010. A seasonal survey of click beetle species in a potato production area near Palmer, Alaska. American Journal of Potato Research. Available: http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/plant+sciences/journal/12230, [doi 10.1007/s12230-009-9125-8].
Aphids (Homoptera: Aphididae) associated with rhubarb (Rheum spp.) in the Matanuska Valley, Alaska: species composition, seasonal abundance, and potential virus vectors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pantoja, A., Hagerty, A.M., Emmert, S.Y., Kuhl, J.C., Pike, K., Alvarez, J.M., Jensen, A. 2010. Aphids (Homoptera: Aphididae) associated with rhubarb (Rheum spp.) in the Matanuska Valley, Alaska: species composition, seasonal abundance, and potential virus vectors. Journal of British Columbia Entomological Society. 107:75-81.
Lady Beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Coccinellini) Associated with Alaskan Agricultural Crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hagerty, A.M., Pantoja, A., Emmert, S.Y. 2010. Lady Beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Coccinellini) Associated with Alaskan Agricultural Crops. Journal of British Columbia Entomological Society. 106:39-46.
Feeding attractant lures to trap moths under the Alaska midnight sun - (Abstract Only)
Morphologic Variation in the USDA/ARS Rhubarb Germplasm Collection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pantoja, A., Kuhl, J.C. 2009. Morphologic Variation in the USDA/ARS Rhubarb Germplasm Collection. Plant Genetic Resources. Available: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?aid=5946564.
Crop nutrient recovery from applied fish coproducts - (Proceedings)
Zhang, M., Sparrow, S., Pantoja, A., Bechtel, P.J. 2010. Crop nutrient recovery from applied fish coproducts. Meeting Proceedings. In: P.J. Bechtel and S. Smiley (eds.), A Sustainable Future: Fish Processing Byproducts. Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks, pp. 87-103. doi: 10.4027/sffpb.2010.08.
Leafhoppers (Homoptera: Cicadelliadae) associated with potatoes in Alaska: species composition, seasonal abundance, and potential vectors. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pantoja, A., Hagerty, A.M., Emmert, S.Y., Munyaneza, J.E. 2009. Leafhoppers (Homoptera: Cicadelliadae) associated with potatoes in Alaska: species composition, seasonal abundance, and potential vectors. American Journal of Potato Research. 86:68-75.
Leafhoppers (Homoptera: Cicadelliadae) associated with potatoes in Alaska: species composition, seasonal abundance, and potential phytoplasma vectors. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pantoja, A., Hagerty, A.M., Emmert, S.Y., Munyaneza, J.E. 2008. Leafhoppers (Homoptera: Cicadelliadae) associated with potatoes in Alaska: species composition, seasonal abundance, and potential phytoplasma vectors. American Journal of Potato Research. 86(1):68-75.
Click beetles (Coleopter: Elateridae) associated with potatoes in Alaska - (Abstract Only)
Taxonomic Identity and Population Dynamics of Leafhoppers from Potatoes in Alaska, USA - (Abstract Only)
Seasonal flight patterns of adult elaterids (Coleoptera: Elateridae) associated with potatoes in Alaska. - (Abstract Only)
Pantoja, A., Hagerty, A.M., Emmert, S.Y. 2009. Seasonal flight patterns of adult elaterids (Coleoptera: Elateridae) associated with potatoes in Alaska [abstract]. American Journal of Potato Research. 86(2):156.
Field and Greenhouse Performance of Potato Sprouts - (Abstract Only)
Kuhl, J.C., Pantoja, A., Smeenk, J., Campbell, W. 2009. Field and Greenhouse Performance of Potato Sprouts [abstract]. American Journal of Potato Research. 86(2):150.
STARCH/PULP-FIBER BASED PACKAGING FOAMS AND CAST FILMS CONTAINING ALASKAN FISH BY-PRODUCTS (WASTE) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Imam, S.H., Chiou, B., Wood, D.F., Shey, J., Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J., Narayan, R.R., Avena Bustillos, R.D. 2008. Starch/pulp-fiber based packaging foams and cast films containing alaskan fish by-products (waste). BioResources. 3(3):758-773.
Potential leafhopper vectors associated with potatoes in Alaska - (Abstract Only)
Alternate Hosts of the Whitefly from Tomato Fields in Southern Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bastidas, H., Pantoja, A., Lugo, M., Stansly, P. 2008. Alternate Hosts of the Whitefly from Tomato Fields in Southern Puerto Rico. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico. 92(3-4):231-334.
First Record of Diamondback Moth (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) from Interior Alaska - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hagerty, A.M., Pantoja, A., Emmert, S.Y. 2008. First Record of Diamondback Moth (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) from Interior Alaska. Western North American Naturalist. 68(2):249-250.
Characteristics of nitrogen and phosphorus release from fish meals and fish hydrolysates in subarctic soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, M., Sparrow, S., Bechtel, P.J., Pantoja, A. 2007. Characteristics of nitrogen and phosphorus release from fish meals and fish hydrolysates in subarctic soils. Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Restoration. 3:262-275.
New/Emerging Pests in Alaska: Will Climate Change Favor Insect Expansion Into Alaska - (Abstract Only)
Characteristics of nitrogen and phospphorus release from fish meals and fish hydrolysate in subarctic soils - (Abstract Only)
SEASONAL ABUNDANCE OF ANASTREPHA SUSPENSA (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) FROM CITRUS IN PUERTO RICO - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pantoja, A., Hernandez, E., Machiavelli, R. 2007. Seasonal abundance of Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) from citrus in Puerto Rico. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico. 91(3-4):219-221.
RECOVERY OF PLAESIUS JAVANUS ERICHSON FROM PLANTAINS IN PUERTO RICO - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pantoja, A., Franqui, R.A., Salazar, A. 2007. Recovery of Plaesius javanus Erichson from plantains in Puerto Rico. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico. 91(3-4):215-217.
PSEUDAULACASPIS PENTAGONA FROM PEACHES IN PUERTO RICO - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pantoja, A., Stanley, P., Ruse, B., Hernandez, E., Libran, C., Ortiz, J. 2007. Pseudaulacaspis pentagona from peaches in Puerto Rico. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico. 91(3-4):227-228.
Beneficial Insects and Spiders of Alaska ()
Hebert, M., Turner, C., Emmert, S.Y., Hagerty, A.M., Pantoja, A. 2007. Beneficial Insects and Spiders of Alaska. University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, Fairbanks, Alaska.
DAMAGE BY TIBRACA LIMBATIVENTRIS (HEMIPTERA: PENTATOMIDAE) TO RICE IN SOUTHWESTERN COLOMBIA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pantoja, A., Triana, M., Bastidas, H., Garcia, C., Mejia, O.I., Duque, M.C. 2007. Damage by Tibraca limbativentris (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) to rice in Southwestern Colombia. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico. 91:11-18.
ALASKAN YELLOWJACKETS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE NOT SO BAD ()
Landolt, P.J., Pantoja, A., Hagerty, A.M., Green, D.L. 2007. Alaskan yellowjackets: the good, the bad, and the not so bad. Agroborealis. 39(1):7-13.
Effects of Cultural Practices on the Incidence of Aphids and Virosis on Carica Papaya L. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robles, W., Pantoja, A., Abreu, E., Pena, J., Ortiz, J., Lugo, M.D., Cortes, M., Macchiavelli, R. 2007. Effects of Cultural Practices on the Incidence of Aphids and Virosis on Carica Papaya L. Manejo Integrado De Plagas Y Agroecologia. 77:38-42.
Gathering, Gardening, and Agricultural Production in Alaska: Why IPM Cannot Be Overlooked Even at Latitude 64° North. - (Proceedings)
Pantoja, A., Hagerty, A.M., Emmert, S.Y. 2007. Gathering, Gardening, and Agricultural Production in Alaska: Why IPM Cannot Be Overlooked Even at Latitude 64° North. Program and Abstracts of the Alaska Anthropological Association. p. 53.
MOTHS TRAPPED IN ALASKA WITH FEEDING ATTRACTANT LURES AND THE SEASONAL FLIGHT PATTERNS OF POTENTIAL AGRICULTURAL PESTS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Landolt, P.J., Pantoja, A., Hagerty, A.M., Crabo, L., Green, D.L. 2007. Moths trapped in Alaska with feeding attractant lures and the seasonal flight patterns of potential agricultural pests. The Canadian Entomologist 139:278-291.
RECOGNITION OF INSTARS AND ADULT TRAP CATCHES OF COSMOPOLITES SORDIDUS (COLEOPTERA:CURCULIONIDAE) FROM PLANTAINS IN PUERTO RICO. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pantoja, A., Salazar, A., Macchiavelli, R. 2006. Recognition of Instars and Adult Trap Catches of Cosmopolites sordidus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from Plantains in Puerto Rico. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 99(5):875-878 (2006).
APHIDS AND LEAFHOPPERS ASSOCIATED WITH POTATOES IN ALASKA. - (Abstract Only)
Pantoja, A., Alvarez, J., Munyaneza, J.E., Hagerty, A.M., Adams, T. 2006. Aphids and leafhoppers associated with potatoes in Alaska. Proceedings of the PAA/Solanaceae 2006 Meeting, July 23-27, 2006, Madison, Wisconsin. p. 193-194.
HOMOPTERAN AND MITE PESTS OF PAPAYA AND THEIR CONTROL - (Proceedings)
Pena, J.E., Pantoja, A., Osborne, L., Duncan, R., De Coss-Flores, M., Meister, A.C., Halbert, S., Evans, G., Hammon, A. 2005. Homopteran and mite pests of papaya and their control. Journal of Florida State Horticulture Society. 118:221-227.2005.
IMPORTANCE OF TICKS MANAGEMENT ON MILKING PARLORS IN PUERTO RICO - (Proceedings)
Cortes, M., Pantoja, A., Robles, W., Pantoja, J. 2005. Importance of ticks management on milking parlors in puerto rico. Caribbean Food Crops Society Proceedings. 89:59-66.
PAPAYA INSECTS, ECOLOGY AND CONTROL ()
Pantoja, A., Pena, J.E. 2006. Papaya insects, ecology and control. Encyclopedia of Pest Management. DOI: 10.1081/E-EPM-120041157.
PARACOCCUS MARGINATUS WILLIAMS AND GRANARA DE WILLINK (HOMOPTERA: PSEUDOCOCCIDAE) AFFECTING PAPAYA IN PUERTO RICO - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pantoja, A., Abreu, E., Pena, J., Robles, W. 2007. Paracoccus marginatus Williams and Granara de Willink (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae) affecting papaya in Puerto Rico. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico. 91(3-4):223-225.
APHIDS ASSOCIATED WITH PAPAYA PLANTS IN PUERTO RICO AND FLORIDA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pantoja, A., Pena, J., Robles, W., Abreu, E., Halbert, S., De Lourdes Lugo, M., Hernandez, E., Ortiz, J. 2006. Aphids associated with papaya plants in Puerto Rico and Florida. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico. 90(1-2):99-107.
YELLOWJACKET WASPS (HYMENOPTERA: VESPIDAE) TRAPPED IN ALASKA WITH HEPTYL BUTYRATE, ACETIC ACID AND ISOBUTANOL - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Landolt, P.J., Pantoja, A., Green, D.L. 2005. Yellowjacket wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) trapped in Alaska with heptyl butyrate, acetic acid and isobutanol. J. Entomol. Soc. Brit. Columbia. 102:35-42.
HARMFUL NON-INDIGENOUS INSECT SPECIES IN PUERTO RICO: HOW TO HALT THE INVASION? - (Proceedings)
Franqui, R., Pantoja, A. 2005. Harmful non-indigenous insect species in Puerto Rico: how to halt the invasion?. Caribbean Food Crops Society Proceedings.
VECTOR DISTRIBUTION AND EPIDEMIOLOGY OF PLRV ARE BOTH AFFECTED BY AN ALTERNATIVE HOST IN IDAHO - (Abstract Only)
Alverez, J.M., Srinivasan, R., Bosque-Perez, N.A., Eigenbrode, S.D., Pantoja, A. 2005. Vector distribution and epidemiology of plrv are both affected by an alternative host in idaho. International Plant Virus Epidemiology Symposium. Program Abstracts page 35
DEHYDRATION AS A STABILIZATION METHOD FOR ALASKAN POLLOCK SKINS PRIOR TO GELATIN EXTRACTION - (Abstract Only)
Mc Hugh, T.H., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Pan, Z., Olson, D.A., Olsen, C.W., Chiou, B., Yee, E., Bechtel, P.J., Bower, C.K., Pantoja, A. 2005. Dehydration as a stabilization method for alaskan pollock skins prior to gelatin extraction. Meeting Abstract No. 99C-24. IFT Annual Meeting. July 2005. New Orleans, LA.
APHIDS ASSOCIATED WITH PAPAYA PLANTS IN PUERTO RICO - (Proceedings)
Pantoja, A., Robles, W., Abreu, E., Pena, J.E., Halbert, S., Hernandez, E., Ortz, J. 2004. Aphids associated with papaya plants in Puerto Rico. Entomology International Congress.
MUCUNA DEERINGIANA (BORT) MERR. VS. THE CORM WEEVIL, COSMOPOLITES SORDIDUS GERMAR (COLEOPTERA: CURCULIONIDAE) IN PLANTAINS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Salazar, A., Pantoja, A., Ortiz, J. 2005. Mucuna deeringiana (bort) Merr. vs. the corm weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus Germar (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in plantains. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico 89(3-4):201-210 (2005)
EVALUATION OF THE ESTABLISHMENT AND DISTRIBUTION OF EXOTIC BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS OF SILVERLEAF WHITEFLY IN PUERTO RICO - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pantoja, A., Ciomperlik, M., Wiscovitch, L., Gabriel, N., Vazquez, P., Robles, W. 2005. Evaluation of the establishment and distribution of exotic biological control agents of silverleaf whitefly in Puerto Rico. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico.
DEVELOPMENT OF TIBRACA OBSCURATA AND TIBRACA LIMBATRIVENTIS (HEMIPTERA: PENTATOMIDAE) IN RICE IN SOUTHWESTERN COLOMBIA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pantoja, A., Triana, M., Bastidas, H., Garcia, C., Duque, M.C. 2006. Development of Tibraca obscurata and Tibraca limbatriventis (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in rice in southwestern Colombia. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico 89(3-4):221-228 (2005).
NONLINEAR MODELS WITH REPEATED MEASURES FOR ANALYZING DISEASE PROGRESS - (Abstract Only)
Macchiavelli, R., Robles, W., Abreu, E., Pantoja, A. 2004. Nonlinear models with repeated measures for analyzing disease progress. Applied Statistics In Agriculture Conference Proceedings. 16:255-269
IMPORTANCE OF TICKS IN MANAGEMENT ON MILKING COWS IN PUERTO RICO - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cortes, M., Pantoja, A., Robles, W., Pantoja, J. 2005. importance of ticks in management on milking cows in Puerto Rico. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico.
THE ROLE OF USDA-ARS IN THE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT OF ALASKA - (Proceedings)
Pantoja, A. 2004. The role of usda-ars in the agricultural development of alaska. Circumpolar Agricultural Conference Proceedings. Abstracts Page 12.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR PROTECTING THE CARIBBEAN, LATIN AMERICA AND US FROM INVASIVE SPECIES - (Proceedings)
Pantoja, A., Ambrose, E. 2003. Education, training, and technical assistance requirements for protecting the caribbean, latin america and us from invasive species. Caribbean Food Crops Society Proceedings.