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Vidal-Gomez, U., Rodriguez-Saona, C., and Kaplan, I. 2018. Constitutive exposure to the volatile methyl salicylate reduces per-capita foraging efficiency of a generalist predator to learned prey associations. Entomol. Exp. et Appl. DOI: 10.1111/eea.12713. PDF

Benevenuto, R.F., Hegland, S.J., Töpper J.P., Rydgren K., Moe S.R., Rodriguez-Saona C., and Seldal T. 2018. Multiannual effects of induced plant defenses: Are defended plants good or bad neighbors? Ecology and Evolution DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4365. PDF

Cloonan; K. Abraham, J.; Angeli, S.; Syed, Z.; and Rodriguez-Saona, C. Advances in the chemical ecology of Drosophila suzukii and its applications. J. Chem. Ecol. PDF

Gallardo, K.R., Zhang, Q., Dossett, M., Polashock, J., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Vorsa, N., Edger, P.P., Ashrafi, H., Babiker, E., Finn, C.E., and Iorizzo, M. 2018. Breeding trait priorities of the blueberry industry in the United States and Canada. HortScience 53:1021–1028. PDF

Kostromytska, O.S., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Alborn, H., and Koppenhöfer, A.M. 2018. Role of plant volatiles in host plant recognition by annual bluegrass weevil, Listronotus maculicollis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). J. Chem. Ecol. PDF

Jaffe, B.D., Avanesyan, A., Bal, H.K., Grant, J.,Grieshop M.J., Lee, J.C., Liburd, O.E., Rhodes, E., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Sial, A.A., Yan Feng, Y., Zhang, A., Guédot, C. 2018. Multistate comparison of attractants and the impact of fruit development stage on trapping Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in raspberry and blueberry. Environmental Entomology. PDF

Salamanca, J., Brigida, S. and Rodriguez-Saona, C. 2018. Cascading effects of combining herbivore-induced plant volatiles with companion plants to manipulate natural enemies in an agro-ecosystem.
Pest Management Science. PDF

Hernandez-Cumplido, J., Giusti, M., Zhou, Y., Kyryczenko-Roth, V., Chen, Y.H., and
Rodriguez-Saona, C.
2018. Testing the ‘plant domestication-reduced defense’ hypothesis in blueberries: The role of herbivore identity. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. PDF.

Rodriguez-Saona, C. 2018. Book review: Biological control: Ecology and Applications. American Entomologist. 64,(1): E2. PDF

Silva, D., Kyryczenko-Roth, V., Alborn, H., and Rodriguez-Saona, C. 2018. Comparison of trap types, placement, and colors for capturing Anthonomus musculus Say (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) adults in highbush blueberries. J. Insect Science 18(2): 19; 1–9. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C.R., Polk, D., Oudemans, P.V., Holdcraft, R., Zaman, F.U., Isaacs, R., and Cariveau, D. 2018. Landscape features determine the abundance and distribution of Rhagoletis mendax, a key fruit fly pest of blueberries. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 258: 113–120. PDF


Williams, L., Rodriguez-Saona, C., and Castle del Conte, S. 2017. Methyl jasmonate-induction of cotton: a field test of the ’attract and reward’ strategy of conservation biological control. AoB Plants (Special Issue on Using Non-Model Systems to Explore Plant-Pollinator and Plant-Herbivore Interactions). AoB PLANTS 9: plx032; doi: 10.1093/aobpla/plx032. PDF

Weber, D.C., Morrison, W.R. III, Khrimian, A., Rice, K., Leskey, T.C., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Nielsen, A.L., and Blaauw, B.R. 2017. Chemical Ecology of Halyomorpha halys: Discoveries and applications. J. Pest. Sci. (Special issue on Halyomorpha halys). DOI: 10.1007/s10340-017-0876-6. PDF

Hahn, N.G., Rodriguez-Saona, C., and G.C. Hamilton. 2017. Characterizing the spatial distribution of brown marmorated stink bug populations in peach orchards. PLoS ONE 12(3): e0170889. PDF

Hernandez-Cumplido, J., Leskey, T.C., Holdcraft, R., Zaman, F.U., Hahn, N.G., and Rodriguez-Saona, C. 2017. Tempo-spatial dynamics of adult plum curculio (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) based on semiochemical-baited trap captures in blueberries. Environ. Entomol. doi: 10.1093/ee/nvx047. PDF

Salamanca, J., Souza, B., Lundgren, J.G., and Rodriguez-Saona, C. 2017. Laboratory to field: Electro-antennographic and behavioral responsiveness of two insect predators to methyl salicylate. Chemoecology. DOI 10.1007/s00049-017-0230-8. PDF

Seldal, T., Hegland, S.J., Rydgren, K., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Töpper, J. 2017. How to induce plant defence responses in wild plant populations? Using a dominant boreal plant species as example. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2687. PDF

Wadhwa, S., Gallagher, F.J., Rodriguez-Saona, C., and Holzapfel, C. 2017. Analysis of fluctuating asymmetry in isopod and hardwood tree populations in brownfields. Ecological Indicators 76: 42-51. PDF


Fraga, D.F., Parker, J., Busoli, A.C., Hamilton, G.C., Nielsen, A.L., and Rodriguez-Saona, C. 2016. Behavioral responses of predaceous minute pirate bugs (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) to tridecane, a volatile emitted by the brown marmorated stink bug. J. Pest. Sci. (Special issue on Halyomorpha halys). DOI 10.1007/s10340-016-0825-9. PDF

McArt, S.H., Miles, T., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Schilder, A., Adler, L.S., and Grieshop, M.J. 2016. Floral scent mimicry and the transmission of a pollinator-vectored plant pathogen. PLoS ONE 11(11): e0165761.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0165761. PDF

Rivera, M., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Alborn, H., and Koppenhöfer, A. Differential response of a local population of entomopathogenic nematodes to non-native herbivore induced plant volatiles (HIPV) in the laboratory and field. J. Chem. Ecol. DOI 10.1007/s10886-016-0789-5. PDF

Zhou, Y., Giusti, M.M., Parker, J., Salamanca, J., and Rodriguez-Saona, C. Frugivory by brown marmorated stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) alters blueberry fruit chemistry and preference by conspecifics. Environ. Entomol. 45:1227–1234. PDF

Holdcraft, R., Rodriguez-Saona, C., and L.L. Stelinski. 2016. Pheromone autodetection: Evidence and implications. Insects (Special Issue on Sexual Communication in an Evolutionary Context) 7, 17; doi:10.3390/insects7020017. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C., Wanumen, A.C., Salamanca, J., Holdcraft, R., and Kyryczenko-Roth, V. Toxicity of insecticides on various life stages of two totricid pests of cranberries and on a non-target predator. Insects (Collection on Integrated Pest Management) 7, 15; doi:10.3390/insects7020015. PDF

Hahn, N.G, Kaufman, A.J., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Nielsen, A.L., LaForest J., and Hamilton, G.C. 2016. Exploring the spread of brown marmorated stink bug in New Jersey through the use of crowdsourced reports. American Entomologist 62: 36-45. PDF

Rivera, M.J., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Elgizi, A., Fonseca, D.M., Jennings, D.E., and Koppenhofer, A.M. Cultivation and domestication of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) alters abundance, diversity, and virulence of entomopathogenic nematodes. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 222: 148-155. PDF


Rivera, M.J., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Jennings, D.E., and Koppenhöfer, A.M. 2015. Assessing the impact of cultivation and plant domestication of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) on soil properties and associated plant-parasitic nematode communities (Short Communication). Soil Biology and Biochemistry 88: 25-28. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C., C. Vincent, D. Polk, and F.A. Drummond. 2015. The blueberry maggot fly, Rhagoletis mendax Curran (Diptera: Tephritidae): A review. Journal of Integrated Pest Management. 15(1): 11; DOI: 10.1093/jipm/pmv010. PDF

Leskey, T., Agnello, A., Bergh, J. C., Dively, G., Hamilton, G., Jentsch, P., Khrimian, A., Krawczyk, G., Kuhar, T., Lee, D., Morrison, W., Polk, D., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Shearer, P., Short, B., Shrewsbury, P., Walgenbach, J., Weber, D., Welty, C., Whalen, J., Wiman, N., Zaman, F. 2015. Attraction of the invasive Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) to traps baited with semiochemical stimuli across the United States. Environmental Entomology 44: 746-756. PDF

Chacón-Fuentes, M., Parra, L., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Seguel, I., and Quiroz, A. Abundance of flavonols in cultivated and wild murtilla plants (Ugni molinae) and its effect on an herbivorous insect. Environmental Entomology. DOI: 10.1093/ee/nvv040. PDF

Kim, H., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Kwon, D.H., Park, S., Kang, T-J., Kim, S-J., Hong, K-J., Lee, H-S. Development and characterization of 12 microsatellite loci from the blueberry gall midge Dasineura oxicoccana (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae). Journal of Entomology and Zoology. DOI 10.1007/s13355-015-0335-x. PDF

Wiman, N., J. Parker, C. Rodriguez-Saona, and V. Walton. 2015. Characterizing damage and impacts of brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), on commercial blueberries. Journal of Economic Entomology. DOI: 10.1093/jee/tov036. PDF

Burrack, H.J., Asplen M., Bahder L., Collins, J., Drummond F.A., Guédot C., Isaacs, R., Johnson D., Blanton A., Lee J.C., Loeb G., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Van Timmeren, S., Walsh D., and McPhie D.R. 2015. Multi-state comparison of attractants for monitoring Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in blueberries and caneberries. Environmental Entomology. DOI: 10.1093/ee/nvv022. PDF

Abraham, J., A. Zhang, S. Abubeker, S. Angeli, and C. Rodriguez-Saona. 2015. Behavioral and antennal responses of spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, to volatiles from fruit extracts. Environmental Entomology. DOI: 10.1093/ee/nvv013. PDF

Deutsch, A.E., C. Rodriguez-Saona, J.E. Zalapa, and S.A. Steffan. 2015. Temperature-mediated development ofSparganothis sulfureana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in cranberries. Environmental Entomology. DOI: 10.1093/ee/nvu062. PDF

Cowles, R.S., C. Rodriguez-Saona, R. Holdcraft, G.M. Loeb, J.E. Elsensohn, and S.P. Hesler. 2015. Sucrose improves insecticide activity against Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. DOI: 10.1093/jee/tou100. PDF

Salamanca, J., M. Pareja, C. Rodriguez-Saona, A.L.S. Resende, and B. Souza. 2015. Behavioral responses of adult lacewings, Chrysoperla externa, to a rose-aphid-coriander complex. Biological Control 80: 103-112. PDF


Deutsch, A.E., C.R. Rodriguez-Saona, V. Kyryczenko-Roth, J. Sojka, J.E. Zalapa, and S.A. Steffan. 2014. Degree-day benchmarks for Sparganothis sulfureana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) development in cranberries. Journal of Economic Entomology 107: 2130-2136. PDF

Mafra-Neto, A.; Fettig, C.J.; Munson, A.S.; Rodriguez-Saona, C.; Holdcraft, R.; Faleiro, J.R.; El-Shafie, H.; Reinke, M.; Bernardi, C.; Villagran, K.M. 2014. Development of Specialized Pheromone and Lure Application Technologies (SPLATR) for management of coleopteran pests in agricultural and forest
systems. Pp. 211-242. In Biopesticides: State of the Art and Future Opportunities. Gross, A.; Coats, J.; Beck, J. and Duke, S. (Eds.). American Chemical Society Symposium Series, Vol. 1172. DOI:
10.1021/bk-2014-1172. ch015. PDF

Rice, K., C. Bergh, E. Bergman, D. Biddinger, C. Dieckhoff, G. Dively, H. Fraser,T. Gariepy, G. Hamilton, T. Haye, A. Herbert, K. Hoelmer, C. Hooks, A. Jones, G. Krawczyk, T. Kuhar, W. Mitchell, A.L. Nielsen, D. Pfeiffer, M. Raupp, C. Rodriguez-Saona, P. Shearer, P. Shrewsbury, D. Venugopal, J. Whalen, N. Wiman, T. Leskey, and J. Tooker. 2014. Biology, ecology, and management of brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys). Journal of Integrated Pest Management 5: A1-A13. PDF

Hung, R., Lee, S., Rodriguez-Saona, C., and Bennett, J.W. Common gas phase molecules from fungi affect seed germination and plant health in Arabidopsis thaliana. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Express 4: 53. PDF

Stelinski, L., R. Holdcraft, and C. Rodriguez-Saona. Female moth calling and flight behavior are altered hours following pheromone autodetection: Possible implications for practical management with mating disruption. Insects 5: 459-473; doi:10.3390/insects5020459. PDF

Roubos, C.R., Rodriguez-Saona, C., and Isaacs, R. 2014. Mitigating the effects of insecticides on arthropod biological control at field and landscape scales. Biological Control – Special Issue on Impact of Environmental Change on Biological Control 75: 28-38. PDF

Lee, I.-M., Polashock, J., Bottner-Parker, K.D., Bagadia, P.G., Rodriguez-Saona, C.R., Zhao, Y., and Davis, R.E. 2014. New subgroup 16SrIII-Yphytoplasmas associated with false-blossom diseased cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) plants and with known and potential insect vectors in New Jersey. Eur. J. Plant Pathol. 139: 393-400. PDF

Wallner, A.M., Hamilton, G.C., Nielsen, A.L., Hahn, N., Green, E., and Rodriguez-Saona, C.R. 2014. Landscape factors facilitating the invasive dynamics and distribution of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), after arrival in the United States. PLoS ONE 9(5): e95691. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095691. PDF

Roubos, C.R., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Holdcraft, R., Mason, K.S., and Isaacs, R. 2014. Relative toxicity and residual activity of insecticides used in blueberry pest management: Mortality of natural enemies. J. Econ. Entomol. 107: 277-285. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C.R., Polk, D., Holdcraft, R., and Koppenhöfer, A.M. 2014. Long-term evaluation of field-wide oriental beetle (Col., Scarabaeidae) mating disruption in blueberries using female-mimic pheromone lures. J. Appl. Entomol. 138: 120-132. PDF

Medina, R.F., Szendrei, Z., Harrison, K., Isaacs, R., Averill, A., Malo, E.A., and Rodriguez-Saona, C. 2014. Exploring host-associated differentiation in the North American native cranberry fruitworm, Acrobasis vaccinii, from blueberries and cranberries. Entomol. Exp. et Appl. 150: 136-148. PDF

Tewari, S., Leskey, T.C., Nielsen, A.L., Piñero, J.C., and Rodriguez-Saona, C.R. 2014. Use of pheromones in insect pest management, with special attention to weevil pheromones. Pp. 141-168. In: Integrated Pest Management: Current Concepts and Ecological Perspectives. D.P. Abrol (Ed.). Elsevier Inc. PDF


Lee, J.C., Barrantes, L.D., Beers, E.H., Burrack, H.J., Dalton, D.T., Dreves, A.J., Gut, L.J., Hamby, K.A., Haviland, D.R., Isaacs, R., Nielsen, A.L., Richardson, T., Rodriguez-Saona, C.R., Shearer, P.W., Stanley, C.A., Walsh, D.B., Walton, W.M.,Yee, W.L., Zalom, F.G., and Bruck, D.J.. Improving trap design for monitoring Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Environmental Entomology. 42: 1348-1355. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C.
, Mark C. Mescher, and Consuelo M. De Moraes. 2013. The role of volatiles in plant-plant interactions. In: Long-Distance Systemic Signaling and Communication in Plants, Series: Signaling and Communication in Plants, Vol. 19. F. Baluska (Ed.). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. PDF-Book Preface

Rodriguez-Saona, C., Polashock, J., and Malo, E.A. 2013. Jasmonate-mediated induced volatiles in the American cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon: from gene expression to organismal interactions. Front. Plant Sci. 4:115. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2013.00115. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C.R., Wise, J.C., Polk, D., Leskey, T.C., and Vandervoort, C. 2013. Lethality of reduced-risk insecticides against plum curculio (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in blueberries, with emphasis on their curative activity. Pest Management Science. doi: 10.1002/ps.03509. PDF

Parker, J.E., Snyder, W.E., Hamilton, G.C, and Rodriguez-Saona, C. Companion planting and insect pest control. In: Weed and Pest Control - Conventional and New Challenges, by Sonia Soloneski and Marcelo Larramendy (Eds), ISBN 978-953-51-0984-6. PDF


Rodriguez-Saona, C. 2012. Can we make crops more attractive to the natural enemies of herbivores? (Editorial). Entomol Ornithol Herpetol 2012, 1: e103 doi: 10.4172/2161-0983.1000e103. PDF

Leskey, T.C., Hamilton, G.C., Nielsen, A.L., Polk, D., Rodriguez-Saona C., Bergh J.C., Herbert A., Kuhar, T., Pfeiffer, D., Dively, G., Hooks, C., Raupp, M., Shrewsbury, P., Krawczyk, G., Shearer, P.W., Whalen, J., Koplinka-Loehr, C., Myers, E., Inkley, D., Hoelmer, K., Lee, D., and Wright, S.E. 2012. Pest Status of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) in the USA. Outlooks in Pest Management 23: 218-226. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C. 2012. La ecología química de interacciones tri-tróficas. pp. 315-342. In: Temas Selectos en Ecología Química de Insectos. J. C. Rojas León and E. A. Malo (Eds.). El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, México. 446 p. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C.R., Byers, J.A., and Schiffhauer, D. 2012. Effect of trap color and height on captures of blunt-nosed and sharp-nosed leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) and non-target arthropods in cranberry bogs. Crop Protection 40: 132-144. PDF

Ali, J.G., Alborn, H.T., Campos-Herrera, R., Kaplan, F., Duncan, L.W., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Koppenhofer, A.M., and Stelinski, L.L. 2012. Subterranean, herbivore-induced plant volatile increases biological control activity of multiple beneficial nematode species in distinct habitats. PLoS ONE 7(6): e38146. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0038146. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C., B.R. Blaauw, and R.Isaacs. 2012. Manipulation of Natural Enemies in
Agroecosystems: Habitat and Semiochemicals for Sustainable Insect Pest Control. InTech:(5) 89-126. PDF

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Rodriguez-Saona, C. 2011. Herbivore-induced blueberry volatiles
and intra-plant signaling. J. Vis. Exp. 58: e3440, DOI: 10.3791/3440 (2011).

Rodriguez-Saona, C.
, Kaplan, I., Braasch, J., Chinnasamy, D., and Williams, L. 2011. Field responses of predaceous arthropods to
methyl salicylate: A meta-analysis and case study in cranberries. Biological Control 59: 294-303. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C., Parra, L., Quiroz, A, and Isaacs, R. 2011. Variation in highbush blueberry floral volatile profiles as a function
of pollination status, cultivar, time of day and flower part: implications for flower visitation by bees. Ann. Bot. 107: 1377-1390. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C., Vorsa, N., Singh, A., Johnson-Cicalese, J., Szendrei, Z., Mescher, M., and Frost, C.J. 2011. Tracing the history of plant traits under domestication in cranberries: potential consequences on anti-herbivore defences. J. Exp. Bot. 62: 2633-2644. PDF

Szendrei Z., Averill, A., Alborn, H., and Rodriguez-Saona, C. 2011. Identification and field evaluation of attractants for the cranberry weevil, Anthonomus musculus Say. J. Chem. Ecol. 37: 387-397. PDF

McGraw B.A., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Holdcraft, R., Szendrei, Z., and Koppenhöfer, A.M. 2011. Behavioral and electrophysiological responses of Listronotus maculicollis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to volatiles from intact and mechanically damaged annual bluegrass. Environ. Entomol. 40: 412-419. PDF

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Rodriguez-Saona, C., Polk, D., Holdcraft, R., Chinnasamy, D., and Mafra-Neto, A. 2010.  SPLAT-OB reveals competitive attraction as a mechanism of mating disruption in oriental beetle. Environ. Entomol. 39: 1980-1989. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C., Musser, R.O., Vogel, H., Hum-Musser, S.M., and Thaler, J.S. 2010. Molecular, biochemical, and organismal analyses of tomato plants simultaneously attacked by herbivores from two different feeding guilds. J. Chem. Ecol.  36: 1043-1057. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C., Polavarapu, S., Barry, J., Polk, D., Jornsten, R., Oudemans, P. and Liburd, O. 2010.  Color preference, seasonality, spatial distribution and species composition of thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in highbush blueberries. Crop Protection 29: 1331-1340. PDF

Williams, L. III, Blackmer, J.L., Rodriguez-Saona, C., and Zhu, S. 2010. Plant volatiles influence electrophysiological and behavioral responses of Lygus hesperus. J. Chem. Ecol. 36: 467-478. PDF

Barry, J.D., Rodriguez-Saona, C.R., Polk, D.F., and Zhang, A. 2010. Seasonal abundance, life history, and parasitism of Caloptilia porphyretica Braun (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), a leafminer of highbush blueberry. J. Econ. Entomol. 103: 284-291. PDF

Szendrei, Z., and Rodriguez-Saona, C. 2010. A meta-analysis of behavioral manipulation of insect pests with plant volatiles.  Entomol. Exp. et Appl. 134: 201-210. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C., Frost, C.J. 2010. New evidence for a multi-functional role of herbivore-induced plant volatiles in defense against herbivores. Landes Bioscience. Plant Signaling & Behavior 5:1, 1-3.. PDF


Szendrei, Z., Malo, E. Stelinski, L., and Rodriguez-Saona, C. 2009. Response of cranberry weevil (Anthonomus musculus Say, Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to host plant volatiles. Environ. Entomol. 38: 861-869. PDF

Stelinski, L.L., Rodriguez-Saona, C., and Meyer, W.L. 2009. Recognition of foreign oviposition-marking pheromone in a multi-trophic context. Naturwissenschaften 96: 585-592. PDF

Kim, K.S., Szendrei, Z., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Mulder, P.G., and Sappington, T.W. 2009. Molecular diagnostic for boll weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) based on amplification of three species-specific microsatellites.  J. Econ. Entomol. 102: 759-766. 

Rodriguez-Saona, C., Polk, D.F., and Barry, J.D. 2009. Optimization of pheromone rates for effective mating disruption of oriental beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in commercial blueberries. J. Econ. Entomol. 102: 659-669. PDF

Robbins, P.S., Nojima, S., Polavarapu, S., Koppenhöfer, A.M., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Holdcraft, R.J., Consolie, N.H., Peck, D.C., and Roelofs, W. 2009. Sex pheromone of the scarab beetle Phyllophaga (Phytalus) georgiana (Horn).  J. Chem. Ecol. 35: 336-341. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C., Rodriguez-Saona, L., and Frost, C. 2009. Herbivore-induced volatiles in the perennial shrub, Vaccinium corymbosum, and their role in inter-branch signaling. J. Chem. Ecology 35: 163-175. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C., and Stelinski, L. 2009. Behavior-modifying Strategies in IPM: Theory and Practice. In: Integrated Pest Management: Innovation – Development Process, Vol. 1. R. Peshin and A. K. Dhawan (Eds.). Springer. PDF


Williams, L. III, Rodriguez-Saona, C., Castle, S.C., and Zhu, S. 2008. EAG-active herbivore-induced plant volatiles modify behavioral responses and host attack by an egg parasitoid.  J. Chem. Ecology. 34: 1190-1201. PDF

Blackmer, J.L., Byers, J.A., and Rodriguez-Saona, C. 2008. Evaluation of color traps for Lygus spp. Design, placement, height, time of day, and non-target effects. Crop Protection 27: 171-181.

Koppenhöfer, A.M., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Polavarapu, S., and Holdcraft, R.J. 2008. Entomopathogenic nematodes for control of Phyllophaga georgiana (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in cranberries. BioControl Science and Technology 18:21-31. PDF


Rodriguez-Saona, C., Miller, J.R., Poland, T.M., Kuhn, T.M., Otis, G.W., Turk, T., and Ward, D.L. 2007. Behaviors of adult Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae).  The Great Lakes Entomologist 40: 1-16. PDF

Stelinski, L.L., Oakleaf, R., and Rodriguez-Saona, C. 2007. Oviposition-deterring pheromone deposited on blueberry fruit by the parasitic wasp, Diachasma alloeum. Behaviour 144: 429-445. PDF


Rodriguez-Saona, C., Poland, T.M., Miller, J.R., Stelinski, L.L., Grant, G.G., de Groot, P., Buchan, L. and MacDonald, L. 2006. Behavioral and electrophysiological responses of the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis, to induced volatiles of Manchurian ash, Fraxinus mandshurica. Chemoecology 16: 75-86. PDF


Rodriguez-Saona, C. and Thaler, J.S. 2005. Herbivore-induced responses and patch heterogeneity affect abundance of arthropods on plants. Ecol. Entomol. 30: 156-163. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C., Chalmers, J.A., Raj, S., and Thaler, J.S. 2005. Induced plant responses to multiple damagers: Differential effects on an herbivore and its parasitoid. Oecologia. 143: 566-577. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C. and Thaler, J.S. 2005. The jasmonate pathway alters herbivore feeding behavior: Consequences for plant defenses. Entomol. Exp. et Appl. 115: 125-134. PDF

Williams, L. III, Rodriguez-Saona, C., Paré, P.W., and Crafts-Brandner, S.J. 2005. The piercing-sucking herbivores Lygus hesperus and Nezara viridula induce volatile emissions in plants. Arch. Insect Biochem. Physiol. 58: 84-96. PDF

Blackmer, J.L., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Byers, J.A., Shope, K.L., and Smith, J.P. 2004. Behavioral response of Lygus hesperus to conspecifics and headspace volatiles of alfalfa in a Y-tube olfactometer. J. Chem. Ecol. 30: 1547-1564. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C., S. J. Crafts-Brandner, and L. Cañas. 2003. Volatile emissions triggered by multiple herbivore damage: beet armyworm and whitefly feeding on cotton plants. J. Chem. Ecol. 29: 2521-2532. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C., S.J. Crafts-Brandner, L. Williams III, and P.W. Paré. 2002. Lygus hesperus feeding and salivary gland extracts induce volatile emissions in plants. J. Chem. Ecol. 28: 1721-1735. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C., S.J. Crafts-Brandner, P.W. Paré, and T.J. Henneberry. 2001. Exogenous methyl jasmonate induces volatile emissions in cotton plants. J. Chem. Ecol. 27: 679-695. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C. and J. T. Trumble. 2000. Secretory avocado idioblast oil cells: Evidence of their defensive role against non-adapted insect herbivores. Entomol. Exp. et Appl. 94: 183-194. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C., D.F. Maynard, S. Phillips, and J.T. Trumble. 2000. Avocadofurans and their tetrahydrofuran analogs: Comparison of Growth Inhibitory and Insecticidal Activity. J. Agric. and Food Chem. 48: 3642-3645. PDF

Before 2000

Rodriguez-Saona, C. and J. T. Trumble. 1999. Effect of avocadofurans on the larval survival, growth, and food preference of the generalist herbivore, Spodoptera exigua. Entomol. Exp. et Appl. 90: 131-140. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C. and J. C. Miller. 1999. Temperature-dependent effects on development, mortality, and growth of Hippodamia convergens (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Environ. Entomol. 28: 518-522. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C., D.F. Maynard, S. Phillips, and J.T. Trumble. 1998. Alkylfurans: Effects of alkyl side-chain on insecticidal activity. J. Natural Products 62: 191-193. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C., J.G. Millar, and J.T. Trumble. 1998. Isolation, identification, and biological activity of a new compound from avocado idioblast oil cell. J. Natural Products 61: 1168-1170. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C., J.G. Millar, D.F. Maynard, and J.T. Trumble. 1998. Novel antifeedant and insecticidal compounds from avocado idioblast cell oil. J. Chem. Ecol. 24: 867-890. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C., J.G. Millar, and J.T. Trumble. 1997. Growth inhibition, insecticidal, and feeding deterrent effects of (12Z, 15Z)-1-acetoxy-2-hydroxy-4-oxo-heneicosa-12,15-diene, a compound from avocado fruit, to Spodoptera exigua. J. Chem. Ecol. 23(7): 1819-1831. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C., and J.T. Trumble. 1996. Toxicity, growth, and behavioral effects of an oil extracted from idioblast cells of the avocado fruit on the generalist herbivore beet armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 89(6): 1571-1576. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C., and J.C. Miller. 1995. Life history traits in Hippodamia convergens (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) after selection for fast development. Biological Control 5: 389-396. PDF

Rodriguez-Saona, C., and I. Redolfi. 1992. Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) y sus parasitoides en camote cultivado en la costa central peruana. Rev. Per. Ent. 35: 77-81.

Rodriguez-Saona, C., J.G. Millar, and J.T. Trumble. 2002 (2nd edition published in 2008). Idioblast Oil Cells As a Source for New Botanical Products with Biological Activity. In: Biopesticides d’origine vigitale. C. Regnault-Roger, B. Philogene, and C. Vincent (Eds.). Lavoisier Publishing, Paris, France (1st edition published in French, English, and Spanish).

Rodriguez-Saona, C. and J.T. Trumble. 2000. Biologically Active Aliphatic Acetogenins from Specialized Oil Cells. Current Organic Chemistry 4(12): 1249-1260.

Rodriguez-Saona, C. and J. T. Trumble. 1999. Role of avocado idioblast cells in resistance to herbivorous insects.  Breeding for Resistance to Insects and Mites. IOBC wprs Bulletin 22 (10): 1-3.