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Micky Eubanks

Eubanks, Micky
Micky Eubanks
Biological Control Laboratory 115
(979) 862-7847
Undergraduate Education
B.S. Biology, University of Mississippi
Graduate Education
Ph.D. Entomology, University of Maryland
M.S. Biology, University of Mississippi

Professional Summary

Micky D. Eubanks, Ph.D., is a Professor and Texas A&M AgriLife Research Fellow in the Department of Entomology. Eubanks has studied ecological interactions involving plants and insects for 30 years. He has authored or co-authored approximately 100 peer-reviewed papers and a textbook on the ecology of insects and plants. Eubanks has been a subject or associate editor for the journals Ecology, Ecological Monographs, Ecology Letters, Biological Control, and Annals of the Entomological Society of America. Eubanks has received over 6 million dollars in research funding and has served on numerous USDA and NSF grant panels. Eubanks has served as advisor or co-advisor for over 20 graduate students and has served on the committees of over 40 other graduate students. Eubanks teaches a graduate course in Insect Ecology and an undergraduate course in Disease Ecology.

Research Areas of Expertise

Insect ecology, integrated pest management, invasive species, and biological control

Selected Publications

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Lin, C., Tarone, A.M. & Eubanks, M.D. 2022. The discrepancy between fire ant recruitment to and performance on rodent carrion. Scientific Reports 12:71 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-04051-8

Kjeldgaard, M.K.*, P.A. Eyer, C. McMichael, A. Bockoven, J. King, A. Hyodo, T. Boutton, E. Vargo, and M.D. Eubanks. 2022. Distinct colony boundaries and larval discrimination in polygyne red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta). Molecular Ecology https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.16264

Kjeldgaard, M.K.*, G. Sword, and M.D. Eubanks. 2021. Sugar is an ant’s best friend? Testing food web theory predictions about trophic position and abundance in an invasive ant (Nylanderia fulva); Biological Invasions https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-021-02627-z

Kjeldgaard, M.K.*, J.A. Hewlett, and M.D. Eubanks. 2021. Widespread variation in stable isotope trophic position estimates: Patterns, causes, and potential consequences. Ecological Monographs e01451 https://doi.org/10.1002/ecm.1451 Pearse, I.S., E.

LoPresti, R.N. Schaeffer, W.C. Wetzel, K.A. Mooney, J.G. Ali, P.J. Ode, M.D. Eubanks, J.L. Bronstein, and M.G. Weber. 2020. Generalizing indirect defense and resistance of plants. Ecology Letters 23:1137-1152.