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Research Project: Insect, Nematode, and Plant Semiochemical Communication Systems

Location: Chemistry Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Sampling of volatiles in closed systems: a controlled comparison of three solventless volatile collection methods Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alborn, H.T., Bruton, R.G., Beck, J.J. 2021. Sampling of volatiles in closed systems: a controlled comparison of three solventless volatile collection methods. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 47:930-940. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-021-01306-6.

Disentangling the influence of water limitation and simultaneous above and belowground herbivory on plant tolerance and resistance to stress Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mundim, F.; Vieira-Neto, E.; Alborn, H.T.; Bruna, E. 2021. Disentangling the influence of water limitation and simultaneous above and belowground herbivory on plant tolerance and resistance to stress. Journal of Ecology. 109:2729–2739. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13684.

Pollen and yeast change nectar chemistry alone and in combination, but honey bee foraging reflects only the avoidance of yeast Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rering, C.C.; Rudolph, A.B.; Beck, J.J. Pollen and yeast change nectar aroma and nutritional content alone and together, but honey bee foraging reflects only the avoidance of yeast. Environ. Microbiol. 2021, https://doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.15528.

Attraction of Sitophilus zeamais (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to four host plants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stuhl, C.J., Romero, M.I. 2021. Attraction of Sitophilus zeamais (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to four host plants. Florida Entomologist. 104(3):158-161. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.104.0302.

Small Hive Beetle (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) attraction to a blend of fruit volatiles. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stuhl, C.J. 2021. Small Hive Beetle (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) attraction to a blend of fruit volatiles.. Florida Entomologist. 104 (3), 153-157. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.104.0301.

A multicomponent marking phermone produced by the PEPPER WEEVIL, Anthonomus eugeni (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Addesso, K.M.; Alborn, H.T.; Bruton, R.G.; Mcauslane, H.J. 2021. A multicomponent marking phermone produced by the PEPPER WEEVIL, Anthonomus eugeni (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Chemoecology 31:247-258. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00049-021-00347-3.

Phenotypic plasticity explains apparent reverse evolution of fat synthesis in parasitic wasps. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Visser, B.; Alborn, H.T.; Rondeaux, S.; Haillot, M; Hance, T.; Rebar, D.; Reiderer, J.M.; Tiso, S.; Van Eldijk, T.J.; Weissing, F.J.; Nieberding, C.M. 2021. Phenotypic plasticity explains apparent reverse evolution of fat synthesis in parasitic wasps.. Scientific Reports. 11:775. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-86736-8.

Generalized olfactory detection of floral volatiles in the highly specialized Greya-Lithophragma nursery pollination system Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schiestl, F.P.; Wallin, E.A.; Beck, J.J.; Friberg, M.; Thompson, J.N. Generalized olfactory detection of floral volatiles in the highly specialized Greya lithophragma nursery pollination system. Arthropod Plant Interact. 2021, 15:209-221 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11829-021-09809-5

Desorption temperature, spme and natural product analyses, how low can we go Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaffke, A.M., Alborn, H.T. 2021. Desorption temperature, spme and natural product analyses, how low can we go. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 47:134-138. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-021-01247-0.

A comparison of collection methods for microbial volatiles Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rering, C.C., Gaffke, A.M., Rudolph, A.B., Beck, J.J., Alborn, H.T. 2020. A comparison of collection methods for microbial volatiles. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 4:598967. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.598967.

Volatile microbial semiochemicals and insect perception at flowers Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Crowley-Gall, A.C., Rering, C.C., Rudolph, A.B., Vannette, R.L., Beck, J.J. 2020. Volatile microbial semiochemicals and insect perception at flowers. Current Opinion in Insect Science. 44:23-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2020.10.004.

A comparison of Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) collection methods and survivability in in vitro rearing systems Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Noble, N.; Stuhl, C.J.; Nesbit, M.; Woods, R.; Ellis, J. 2021. A comparison of Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) collection methods and survivability in in vitro rearing systems. Florida Entomologist. 104:13-17. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.104.0103.

History of Yeast Flocculationbwith an Emphasis on Measurement Techniques Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mehta, D.V., Curtis, S.J., Rudolph, A.B., St Mary, C., Goodrich, R., Schneider, K.R., Macintosh, A.J. 2020. History of Yeast Flocculationbwith an Emphasis on Measurement Techniques. Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists. https://doi.org/10.1080/03610470.2020.1806006.

An herbivore-induced plant volatile from saltcedar(tamarix spp.)is repellent to Diorhabda carinulata (Colepter: Chrysomelidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaffke, A.M., Sing, C.E., Millar, J.G., Dudley, T.L., Bean, D.W., Peterson, R.K., Weaver, D.K. 2020. An herbivore-induced plant volatile from saltcedar(tamarix spp.)is repellent to Diorhabda carinulata (Colepter: Chrysomelidae). Environmental Entomology. XX(XX),2020, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvaa079.

Drought stress alters floral volatiles and reduces floral rewards, pollinator activity, and seed set in a global plant Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rering, C.C.; Franco Jr, J.G.; Yeater, K.M.; Mallinger, R.E. 2020. Drought stress alters floral volatiles and reduces floral rewards, pollinator activity, and seed set in a global plant. Ecosphere. 11:e03254. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3254.

Establishing Diorhabda carinulata: Impact of Release Disturbances on Pheromone Emission and Influence of Pheromone Lures on Establishment Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaffke, A.M., Sing, S.E., Dudley, T.L., Bean, D.W., Russak, J.A., Mafra-Neto, A., Peterson, R.K., Weaver, D.K. 2020. Establishing Diorhabda carinulata: Impact of Release Disturbances on Pheromone Emission and Influence of Pheromone Lures on Establishment. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 46:378-386. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-020-01176-4.

Fine-tuning the composition of the cranberry weevil (Coleoptera Curculionidae) aggregation pheromone Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodriguez-Saona, C., Alborn, H.T., Oehlschlager, C., Calvo, C., Kyryczenko-Roth, V., Sunil Tewari, S., Sylvia, M.M., Averill, A.L. 2020. Fine-tuning the composition of the cranberry weevil (Coleoptera Curculionidae) aggregation pheromone. Journal of Applied Entomology. 2020;144:417–421. https://doi.org/10.1111/jen.12752.

Microbial co-occurrence in floral nectar affects metabolites and attractiveness to a generalist pollinator Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rering, C.C.; Vannette, R.L.; Schaeffer, R.N.; Beck, J.J. Microbial co-occurrence in floral nectar affects metabolites and attractiveness to a generalist pollinator. J. Chem. Ecol. 2020, 46, 659-667. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-020-01169-3.

Attract-and-Kill bait for controlling the Small Hive Beetle (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stuhl, C.J. 2020. Attract-and-Kill bait for controlling the Small Hive Beetle (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Apidologie. 51,(3)428-435. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13592-019-00729-1.

Analysis of pesticides in plant foods by QuEChERS and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry: An undergraduate laboratory experiment Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rering, C.C., Williams, K.L., Redman, Z.C., Hengel, M.J., Wong, J.W. 2019. Analysis of pesticides in plant foods by QuEChERS and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry: An undergraduate laboratory experiment. Journal of Chemical Education. 2020, 97, 1, 226–233. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00476.

Field demonstration of a semiochemical treatment that enhances Diorhabda carinulata biological control of Tamarix spp. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaffke, A.M., Sing, S.E., Dudley, T.L., Bean, D.W., Russak, J.A., Mafra-Neto, A., Peterson, R.K., Weaver, D.K. 2019. Field demonstration of a semiochemical treatment that enhances Diorhabda carinulata biological control of Tamarix spp.. Scientific Reports. 9(1):1-9. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-49459-5.

Microbial metabolites elicit distinct olfactory and gustatory preferences in bumblebees Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schaeffer, R.N., Rering, C.C., Maalouf, I., Beck, J.J., Vannette, R.L. 2019. Microbial metabolites elicit distinct olfactory and gustatory preferences in bumblebees. Biology Letters. 15(7):20190132. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2019.0132.

Guidelines for unequivocal structural identification of compounds with biological activity of significance in food chemistry (IUPAC Technical Report) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Molyneux, R.J.; Beck, J.J.; Colegate, S.C.; Edgar, J.; Gaffield B.; Gilbert, J.; Hofmann, T.; McConnell, L.; Schieberle, P. Guidelines for unequivocal structural identification of compounds with biological activity of significance in food chemistry. Pure Appl. Chem. 2019, 91, 1417-1437. https://doi.org/10.1515/pac-2017-1204.

Volatile profile of Calycanthus occidentals seeds and evidence for a diverse range of semiochemicals for vespicochory by pestiferous Vespula pensylvanica - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beck, J.J., Burge, D.O., Willms, S.D., Baig, N. 2019. Volatile profile of Calycanthus occidentals seeds and evidence for a diverse range of semiochemicals for vespicochory by pestiferous Vespula pensylvanica. Trends in Entomology. 15:15-22.

Dispersal of spicebush (Calycanthus occidentalis, Calycanthaceae) by yellow jackets (genus Vespula; Hymenoptera: Vespidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burge, D.O., Beck, J.J. 2019. Dispersal of spicebush (Calycanthus occidentalis, Calycanthaceae) by yellow jackets (genus Vespula; Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Madrono. 66(2):41-46. https://doi.org/10.3120/0024-9637-66.2.41.

Aspects of the pollination biology of Encyclia tampensis, the commercially exploited butterfly orchid, and Prosthechea cochleata, the endangered clamshell orchid, in south Florida Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ray, H.A., Stuhl, C.J., Kane, M.E., Ellis, J.D., Daniels, J.C., Gillett-Kaufman, J.L. 2019. Aspects of the pollination biology of Encyclia tampensis, the commercially exploited butterfly orchid, and Prosthechea cochleata, the endangered clamshell orchid, in south Florida. PLoS One. 102(1):154-160. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.102.0125.

How do nematodes learn to find a host? - (Popular Publication)
Willett, D.S., Alborn, H.T., Stelinski, L., Shapiro Ilan, D.I. 2019. How do nematodes learn to find a host?. Science Journal for Kids. pgs.1-4. https://www.sciencejournalforkids.org/search-articles/how-do-nematodes-learn-to-find-a-host.

Does prior feeding behavior by previous generations of the maize weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) determine future decedents feeding preference and oviposition suitability? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stuhl, C.J. 2019. Does prior feeding behavior by previous generations of the maize weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) determine future decedents feeding preference and oviposition suitability? Florida Entomologist. 102(2):366-372. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.102.0212.

Risk taking of educated nematodes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Willett, D.S., Alborn, H.T., Stelinski, L.L., Shapiro Ilan, D.I. 2018. Risk taking of educated nematodes. PLoS One. 13(10):e0205804. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205804.

Elicitation of differential responses in the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita to tomato root exudate cytokinin, flavonoids, and alkaloids Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kirwa, H.K., Murungi, L.K., Beck, J.J., Torto, B. 2018. Elicitation of differential responses in the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita to tomato root exudate cytokinin, flavonoids, and alkaloids. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 66(43):11291-11300. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.8b05101.

Identification of glutamic acid as a host marking pheromone of the African fruit fly species Ceratitis rosa (Diptera: Tephritidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cheseto, X., Kachigamba, D.L., Bendera, M., Ekesi, S., Ndung'U, M., Beck, J.J., Torto, B. 2018. Identification of glutamic acid as a host marking pheromone of the African fruit fly species Ceratitis rosa (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 66(38):9933-9941. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.8b04481.

Rapid collection of floral fragrance volatiles using a headspace volatile collection technique for GC-MS thermal desorption sample analysis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ray, H., Stuhl, C.J., Gillett-Kaufman, J. 2019. Rapid collection of floral fragrance volatiles using a headspace volatile collection technique for GC-MS thermal desorption sample analysis. Journal of Visualized Experiments. (154). https://doi.org/10.3791/58928.

Cucumber and tomato volatiles: influence on attraction in the melon fly Zeugodacus curcubitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Njunguna, P.K., Murungi, L.K., Fombong, A., Teal, P.E., Beck, J.J., Torto, B. 2018. Cucumber and tomato volatiles: influence on attraction in the melon fly Zeugodacus curcubitae (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 66:8504-8513. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.8b03452.

Roles of natural products for biorational pesticides in agriculture Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beck, J.J., Duke, S.O., Rering, C.C. 2018. Roles of natural products for biorational pesticides in agriculture. ACS Symposium Series. 1294:1-4. https://doi.org/10.1021/bk-2018-1294.ch001.

Coexistence and competition effects on nectar microbe metabolite emission and pollinator acceptance - (Abstract Only)
Rering, C.C., Beck, J.J., Vannette, R.L., Schaeffer, R.N. 2018. Coexistence and competition effects on nectar microbe metabolite emission and pollinator acceptance. 256th American Chemical Society National Meeting. pg.1.

Drought-induced effects on buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) floral traits and honey bee visitation - (Abstract Only)
Mallinger, R.E., Rering, C.C., Franco Jr, J.G., Beck, J.J. 2018. Drought-induced effects on buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) floral traits and honey bee visitation. 256th American Chemical Society National Meeting. pg.1.

Identification of Key Root Volatiles Signaling Preference of Tomato Over Spinach by the Root Knot Nematode Meloidogyne incognita Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Murungi, L.K., Kirwa, H., Coyne, D., Teal, P.E., Beck, J.J., Torto, B. 2018. Identification of Key Root Volatiles Signaling Preference of Tomato Over Spinach by the Root Knot Nematode Meloidogyne incognita. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 66:7328-7336. doi:10.1021/acs.jafc.8b03257.

Interactions among plants, insects, and microbes: elucidation of inter-organismal chemical communications in agricultural ecology Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beck, J.J., Alborn, H.T., Block, A.K., Christensen, S.A., Hunter III, C.T., Rering, C.C., Seidl-Adams, I., Stuhl, C.J., Torto, B., Tumlinson, J.H. 2018. Interactions among plants, insects, and microbes: elucidation of inter-organismal chemical communications in agricultural ecology. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 66(26):6663-6674. doi:10.1021/acs.jafc.8b01763.

Investigating host plant-based semiochemicals for attracting the leaffooted bug (Hemiptera: Coreidae), an insect pest of California agriculture Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beck, J.J., Gee, W.S., Cheng, L.W., Higbee, B.S., Wilson, H., Daane, K.M. 2018. Investigating host plant-based semiochemicals for attracting the leaffooted bug (Hemiptera: Coreidae), an insect pest of California agriculture. ACS Symposium Series. 1294:143-165. https://doi.org/10.1021/bk-2018-1294.ch011.

Quantitative assessment of nectar microbe-produced volatiles Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rering, C.C., Beck, J.J., Vannette, R.L., Willms, S.D. 2018. Quantitative assessment of nectar microbe-produced volatiles. ACS Symposium Series. 1294:127-142. https://doi.org/10.1021/bk-2018-1294.ch010.

Role of plant volatiles in host plant recognition by Listronotus maculicollis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kostromytska, O.S., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Alborn, H.T., Koppenhofer, A.M. 2018. Role of plant volatiles in host plant recognition by Listronotus maculicollis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 44(6):580-590. doi:10.1007/s10886-018-0964-y.

Low fertility, fecundity and numbers of mated female offspring explain the lower reproductive success of the parasitic mite Varroa destructor in African honeybees Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nganso, B.T., Fombong, A.T., Yusuf, A.A., Pirk, C.W., Stuhl, C.J., Torto, B. 2018. Low fertility, fecundity and numbers of mated female offspring explain the lower reproductive success of the parasitic mite Varroa destructor in African honeybees. Parasitology. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0031182018000616.

Behavioral responses of the small hive beetle, Aethina tumida, to odors of three meliponine bee species and honey bees, Apis mellifera scutellata Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bobadoye, B.O., Fombong, A.T., Kiatoko, N., Suresh, R., Teal, P.E., Salifu, D., Torto, B. 2018. Behavioral responses of the small hive beetle, Aethina tumida, to odors of three meliponine bee species and honey bees, Apis mellifera scutellata. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. doi:10.1111/eea.12700.

Comparison of trap types, placement, and colors for monitoring Anthonomus musculus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) adults in highbush blueberries Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Silva, D., Kyryczenko-Roth, V., Alborn, H.T., Rodriguez-Saona, C. 2018. Comparison of trap types, placement, and colors for monitoring Anthonomus musculus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) adults in highbush blueberries. Journal of Insect Science. 18(2):1-9. https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/iey005.

A technique for thermal desorption analyses suitable for thermally-labile, volatile compounds Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alborn, H.T. 2018. A technique for thermal desorption analyses suitable for thermally-labile, volatile compounds. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 44(2):103-110. doi:10.1007/s10886-018-0924-6.

Floral fragrance analysis of Prosthechea cochleata (Orchidaceae), an endangered native, epiphytic orchid, in Florida Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ray, H.A., Stuhl, C.J., Gillett-Kaufman, J.L. 2018. Floral fragrance analysis of Prosthechea cochleata (Orchidaceae), an endangered native, epiphytic orchid, in Florida. Plant Signaling and Behavior. 13(1):e1422461. doi:10.1080/155923424.2017.1422461.

Identification of the ubiquitous antioxidant tripeptide glutathione as a fruit fly semiochemical - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cheseto, X., Kachigamba, D., Ekesi, S., Ndung'U, M., Teal, P.E., Beck, J.J., Torto, B. 2017. Identification of the ubiquitous antioxidant tripeptide glutathione as a fruit fly semiochemical. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. doi:10.1021/acs.jafc.7b03164.

Do volatiles produced by nectar-dwelling microbes affect honey bee preferences? - (Abstract Only)

Nectar-inhabiting microorganisms influence nectar volatile composition and attractiveness to a generalist pollinator Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rering, C.C., Beck, J.J., Hall, G.W., Mccartney, M.M., Vannette, R.L. 2018. Nectar-inhabiting microorganisms influence nectar volatile composition and attractiveness to a generalist pollinator. New Phytologist. 220(3):750-759. doi:10.1111/nph.14809.

Application of mathematical models and computation in plant metabolomics - (Book / Chapter)
Willett, D.S., Rering, C.C., Ardura, D.A., Beck, J.J. 2018. Application of mathematical models and computation in plant metabolomics. In Sarker, S.D., Lutfun, N., editors. Computational Phytochemistry. 1st edition. Netherlands, Amsterdam: Elsevier. p. 231-254.

Dynamics of belowground diffusion and diffusion and degradation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Willett, D.S., Som, S., Alborn, H.T. 2017. Dynamics of belowground diffusion and diffusion and degradation. Rhizosphere 2004. 4:70-74. doi:10.1016/j.rhisph.2017.07.004.

Parameters affecting plant defense pathway mediated recruitment of entomopathogenic nematodes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Filgueiras, C.C., Willett, D.S., Vasconcelos Perira, R., De Siqueira Sabino, P., Junior, A.M., Pareja, M., Dickson, D.W. 2017. Parameters affecting plant defense pathway mediated recruitment of entomopathogenic nematodes. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. doi: 10.1080/09583157.2017.1349874.

Identification of an insect-produced olfactory cue that primes plant defenses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Helms, A.M., Moraes, C.M., Troger, A., Alborn, H.T., Francke, W., Tooker, J.F., Mescher, M.C. 2017. Identification of an insect-produced olfactory cue that primes plant defenses. Nature Communications. 8(1):337. doi:10.1038/s41467-017-00335-8.

Eavesdropping on plant-insect-microbe chemical communications in agricultural ecology: a virtual issue on semiochemicals - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beck, J.J., Torto, B., Vannette, R.L. 2017. Eavesdropping on plant-insect-microbe chemical communications in agricultural ecology: a virtual issue on semiochemicals. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 65:5101-5103. doi:10.1021/acs.jafc.7b02741.

Survival and reproduction of small hive beetle (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) on commercial pollen substitutes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stuhl, C.J. 2017. Survival and reproduction of small hive beetle (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) on commercial pollen substitutes. Florida Entomologist. 100(4):693-671. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.100.0414.

On the evolutionary arms-race between Utetheisa ornatrix moth and its Florida host, Crotalaria pumila: chemical attraction, and mechanical defense - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sourakov, A., Alborn, H.T. 2017. On the evolutionary arms-race between Utetheisa ornatrix moth and its Florida host, Crotalaria pumila: chemical attraction, and mechanical defense. Tropical Lepidoptera. 27:16-18.

Hygienic and grooming behaviors in African and European honeybees-New damage categories in Varroa destructor - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nganso, B.T., Fombong, A., Yusuf, A.A., Pirk, C.W., Stuhl, C.J., Torto, B. 2017. Hygienic and grooming behaviors in African and European honeybees-New damage categories in Varroa destructor. PLoS One. 12(6):1-14. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0179329.

Multitrophic effects of belowground parasitoid learning - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Willett, D.S., Alborn, H.T., Stelinski, L.L. 2017. Multitrophic effects of belowground parasitoid learning. Scientific Reports. 7(1):1-10. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-02193-2.

Parasitic nematode Meloidogyne incognita interactions with different Capsicum annum cultivars reveal the chemical constituents modulating root herbiovry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kihika, R., Murungi, L.K., Coyne, D., Ng'Ang'A, M., Hassanali, A., Teal, P.E., Torto, B. 2017. Parasitic nematode Meloidogyne incognita interactions with different Capsicum annum cultivars reveal the chemical constituents modulating root herbiovry. Scientific Reports. 7(2903):1-10. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-02379-8.

Concurrence in the ability for lipid synthesis between life stages in insects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Visser, B., Willett, D.S., Alborn, H.T., Harvey, J.A. 2017. Concurrence in the ability for lipid synthesis between life stages in insects. Royal Society Open Science. 4:160815.

Silo-stored pistachios at varying humidity levels produce distinct volatile biomarkers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beck, J.J., Willett, D.S., Mahoney, N.E., Gee, W.S. 2016. Silo-stored pistachios at varying humidity levels produce distinct volatile biomarkers. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 65:551-556.

Harnessing insect-microbe chemical communications to control insect pest of agricultural systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beck, J.J., Vannette, R.L. 2016. Harnessing insect-microbe chemical communications to control insect pest of agricultural systems. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 65:23-28.

Differential response of a local population of entomopathogenic nematodes to non-native herbivore induced plant volatiles (HIPV) in the laboratory and field - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rivera, M.J., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Alborn, H.T., Koppenhofer, A.M. 2016. Differential response of a local population of entomopathogenic nematodes to non-native herbivore induced plant volatiles (HIPV) in the laboratory and field. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 42:1259-1264.

A whole-plant perspective reveals unexpected impacts of above- and belowground herbivores on plant growth and defense - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mundim, F.M., Alborn, H.T., Vieira-Neto, E.H., Bruna, E.M. 2017. A whole-plant perspective reveals unexpected impacts of above- and belowground herbivores on plant growth and defense. Ecology. 98(1):70-78.

Elicitors aboveground: an alternative for control of a belowground pest - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

EPN Chemical ecology and new techniques for below ground sampling and analyses of volatile semiochemicals - (Abstract Only)

Machine learning for characterization of insect vector feeding - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Plant-microbe relationship that influences an insect pest of Califronia tree nuts - (Abstract Only)