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Henry Fadamiro

Fadamiro, Henry
Henry Fadamiro
Chief Scientific Officer and Associate Director - Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Professor of Entomology
Agriculture and Life Sciences Building, Suite 512
Undergraduate Education
Bachelor of Technology (First Class Honors; Biology), Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, 1989
Graduate Education
Ph.D. (Entomology) University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 1995
Courses Taught
Economic Entomology, Integrated Pest Management, and Insect Behavior and Chemical Ecology

Research Interests:

Insect behavior, chemical ecology, neurobiology, biological control and integrated pest management.

Dr. Fadamiro’s research uses a multidisciplinary approach to address fundamental questions in insect olfaction and neurobiology, and applications in pest management. Other professional interests include global food security, sustainable agriculture and one/planetary health. His research has been funded by various external funding agencies including National Science Foundation (NSF), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Foundations, and the Biopesticide Industry.

Recent Publications:

Balusu, R.R, M. R. Elena, E. L. Oscar, and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2015. Management of Yellowmargined leaf beetle Microtheca ochroloma (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) using turnip as trap crop. J. Econ. Entomol. 108(6):2691-2701.

Zebelo, S., Y. Song, J.W. Kloepper, and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2016. Rhizobacteria activates (+)‐δ‐cadinene synthase genes and induces systemic resistance in cotton against beet armyworm (Spodoptera exigua). Plant, Cell & Environment. 39: 935-943.

Disi, J. O., J. W. Kloepper, and H. Y. Fadamiro. 2017. Seed treatment of maize with Bacillus pumilus strain INR-7 affects host location and feeding by Western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera. Journal of Pest Science. DOI: 10.1007/s10340-017-0927-z.

Morawo, T., and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2017. The role of herbivore- and plant-related experiences in intraspecific host preference of a relatively specialized parasitoid. Insect Science. DOI: 10.1111/1744-7917.12537.

Disi, J. O., S. Zebelo, J. W. Kloepper, and H.Y Fadamiro. 2017. Seed inoculation with beneficial rhizobacteria affects European corn borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) oviposition on maize plants. Entomological Science. DOI: 10.1111/ens.12280.

Balusu, R.R., E.M. Rhodes, A. Majumdar, R.D. Cave, O.E. Liburd, and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2017. Biology, ecology, and management of Microtheca ochroloma (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in organic crucifer production. Journal of Integrated Pest Management 8: 14.

Ademokoya, B., R. Balusu, T. Morawo, and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2017. Attraction of Paratelenomus saccharalis (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae), an egg parasitoid of Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) to host-associated olfactory cues. Journal of Entomological Science 52: 323-331.

Zebelo, S., J. Disi, R. Balusu, B. Reeves, and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2017. Spodoptera exigua modulates gossypol biosynthesis in cotton Gossypium hirsutum. Journal of Plant Interactions. DOI 10.1080/17429145.2017.1298853.

Disi, J. O., S. Zebelo, E. Ngumbi, and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2017. cis-Jasmone primes defense pathways in tomato via emission of volatile organic compounds and regulation of genes with consequences for Spodoptera exigua oviposition. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 11: 591-602.

Morawo, T., M. Burrows, and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2017. Electroantennogram response of the parasitoid, Microplitis croceipes to host-related odors: the discrepancy between relative abundance and level of antennal responses to volatile compound. F1000Research 5: 2725.

Akotsen-mensah, C., R. Balusu, J. Anikwe, and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2017. Evaluating potential trap crops for managing leaffooted (Hemiptera: Coreidae) and phytophagous stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) species in peaches. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 19: 332-340.

Chen, L., and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2018. Pseudacteon Phorid Flies: Host Specificity and Impacts on Solenopsis Fire Ants. Annu Rev Entomol 63:47–67. doi: doi.org/10.1146/annurev- ento-020117- 043049-043049.

Ademokoya, B., R. Balusu, C. Ray, J. Mottern and H. Fadamiro. 2018. The first record of Ooencyrtus nezarae (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) on Kudzu bug (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) in North America. Journal of Insect Science 18: 8; 1-7.

Morawo, T., and H. Fadamiro. 2018. Chemical-mediated counter defense: attraction of two parasitoid species to the defensive secretion of host larvae. Chemoecology 28: 153-162.

Disi, J. O., H. K. Mohammad, K. Lawrence, and H. Fadamiro. 2019. A soil bacterium can shape belowground interactions between maize, herbivores and entomopathogenic nematodes. Plant and Soil. 437: 83–92.

Morawo, T., and H. Fadamiro. 2019. The role of herbivore- and plant-related experiences in intraspecific host preference of a relatively specialized parasitoid. Insect Science 26: 341-350.

Kafle, B.D., T. Morawo, and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2020. Host-induced plant volatiles mediate ability of the parasitoid Microplitis croceipes to discriminate between unparasitized and parasitized Heliothis virescens larvae and avoid superparasitism. Journal of Chemical Ecology 46: 967-977.