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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
2010 Texas AgriLife Research Fellow


Community Ecology, Plant-Herbivore Interactions, Mutualisms, Invasive Species


Insect Community Ecology and Arthropod-Host Plant Interactions


Insect Ecology, Instructor, Fall Semesters, Auburn University

General Entomology, Laboratory Instructor/Guest Lecturer, Fall Semesters, Auburn University

Community Ecology, Guest Lecturer, Spring Semesters, Auburn University

Statistical Methods in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Special Topic Seminar, Auburn University

Special Topics in Insect Ecology, Every Semester, Auburn University (e.g., Ecological consequences of mutualisms, Fall 2004)

Community Ecology, Instructor, Spring 1998, Bucknell University


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Peer-Reviewed Publications and Book Chapters
Eubanks, M.D., M.R. Raupp, and D.L. Finke. 2011. Robert F. Denno: Insect ecologist extraordinaire. Annual Review of Entomology 56:273-292.

Wilder, S.M. and M.D. Eubanks. 2010. Might nitrogen limitation promote omnivory among carnivorous arthropods: comment. Ecology 3114-3117.

Burkett-Cadena, N., R. Ligon, M. Liu, H. Hassan, G. Hill, M.D. Eubanks, and T. Unnasch. 2010. Vector-host interactions in avian nests: do mosquitoes prefer nestlings over adults? American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 83:395-399.

Wilder, S.M., A.V. Suarez, and M.D. Eubanks. 2010. The use of simulation modeling to evaluate the mechanisms responsible for the nutritional benefits of food-for-protection mutualisms. Ecological Modeling 221:1505-1511.

Wilder, S.M. and M.D. Eubanks. 2010. Extrafloral nectar content alters foraging preferences of a predatory ant. Biology Letters 6:177-179.

Styrsky, J.D. and M.D. Eubanks. 2010. A facultative mutualism between aphids and an invasive ant increases plant reproduction. Ecological Entomology 35:190-199.

Cook, S.C., M.D. Eubanks, R.E. Gold, and S.T. Behmer. 2010. Colony-level macronutrient regulation in ants: mechanisms, hoarding and associated costs. Animal Behavior 79:429-437.

Ivey, C.T., D.E. Carr, and M.D. Eubanks. 2009. Genetic variation and constraints on the evolution of defense against spittlebug (Philaenus spumarius) herbivory in Mimulus guttatus. Heredity 102:303-311.

Murphy, J.F., M.D. Eubanks, and J. Masiri. 2009. Reflective plastic mulch but not a resistance-inducing treatment reduced Watermelon mosaic virus incidence and yield losses in squash. International Journal of Vegetable Science 15:3-12.

Burkett-Cadena, N.D., S.P. Graham, H.K. Hassan, C. Guyer, M.D. Eubanks, C.R. Katholi, and T.R. Unnasch. 2008. Blood feeding patterns of potential arbovirus vectors of the genus Culex targeting ectothermic hosts. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 79:809-815.

Cooper, L.B., J.F. Murphy, and M.D. Eubanks. 2007. Red imported fire ants may disrupt biological control in tomato. Florida Entomologist 3:419-425.

Styrsky, J.D. and M.D. Eubanks. 2007. The ecological consequences of interactions between ants and honeydew producing insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 274:151-164.

Aubuchon, M.D., G.R. Mullen, and M.D. Eubanks. 2006. Efficacy of broadcast and perimeter applications of S-methoprene bait on the red imported fire ant in grazed pastures. Journal of Economic Entomology 99(3):621-625.

Jhee, E.M., R.S. Boyd, and M.D. Eubanks. 2006. Effectiveness of metal-metal and metal-organic compound combinations against Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae): implications for plant elemental defense. Journal of Chemical Ecology 32(2):239-259.

Styrsky, J.D., *I. Kaplan, and M.D. Eubanks. 2006. Plant trichomes indirectly enhance tritrophic interactions involving a generalist predator, the red imported fire ant. Biological Control 36:375-384.

Carr, D.E., J.F. Murphy, and M.D. Eubanks. 2006. Genetic variation and covariation for resistance and tolerance to Cucumber mosaic virus in Mimulus guttatus (Phrymaceae). Heredity 96(1):29-38.