← All People

Robert Puckett

Puckett, Robert
Robert Puckett
Assistant Professor and Extension Entomologist - College Station
Office:
Bldg 1050, Room 100
Email:
Phone:
979-458-0853
http://urbanentomology.tamu.edu
Undergraduate Education
B.A. Biology - Sam Houston State University - 2000
Graduate Education
Ph. D. Entomology - Texas A&M University - 2008
M.S. Biology - Sam Houston State University - 2003

Research Interests:

  • Urban Entomology
  • Invasive Species Ecology
  • Social Insect Behavior
  • Biological Control
  • Bed Bug Biology/Behavior/Control
  • Aquatic Entomology
  • GIS

Publications (Peer Reviewed)

2014    Puckett, R.T., and R.E. Gold. 2013. Alate-Trap Based Assessment of Formosan Subterranean Termite (Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki) Swarming Phenology Associated with a Barrier Island Ecosystem. Environmental Entomology. 43(4):868-876.

2013    Puckett, R.T., A.A. Calixto, J.J. Reed, D.L. McDonald, B. ‘Bart’ Drees, and R.E. Gold. 2013. Effectiveness comparison of multiple sticky-trap configurations for Pseudacteon spp. (Diptera:Phoridae) Sampling. Environmental Entomology. 42(4):763-769.

2013    Puckett, R.T., D.L. McDonald, and R.E. Gold. Comparison of Multiple Steam Treatment Durations for Control of Bed Bugs (Cimex Lectularius). Pest Management Science. 69(9):1061-1065.

2012    Puckett, R.T., T.C. Keefer, and R.E. Gold. Performance of Altriset™ (Chlorantraniliprole) Termiticide Against Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki in Laboratory Feeding Cessation and Collateral Transfer Trials, and Field Applications. Sociobiology. 59:531-548.

2012    Puckett, R.T., M.K. Harris, and R.E. Gold. 2012.Habitat Associations of Red Imported Fire Ants (Solenopsis invicta Buren) and Introduced Populations of Pseudacteon spp. Phorid Flies. Sociobiology. 59(4):1521-1534.

2012    Keefer, T.C, R.T. Puckett, and R.E. Gold. 2012. Performance of Termidor® HE High-Efficiency Termiticide Co-pack with Termidor® HE Technology Against Eastern Subterranean Termites Reticulitermes flavipes and Formosan Subterranean Termite Coptotermes formosanus in Laboratory Trials and Field Applications. Sociobiology. 59(4):1547-1562.

2011    Neff, R., R.T. Puckett, and R.E. Gold. 2011. Particle Size and Bait Preference of the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera:Formicidae). Sociobiology. 58:1-15.

2011    Keefer, T.C, R.T. Puckett, and R.E. Gold. 2011. Effect of Imidacloprid granules on subterranean termite populations (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology.        57(1):35-50.

2011    Swain, C.R., R.T. Puckett, and R.E. Gold. 2011. Laboratory evaluation of feeding preferences by Formosan Termites, Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinoteritidae) on cultivars of Pecan Carya illinoinensis (Wangenh) K. Koch in Texas. Sociobiology. 57(1):191-200.

2010    Puckett, R.T. and M.K. Harris. 2010. Phorid Flies, Pseudacteon spp. (Diptera: Phoridae)  Affect Forager Size Ratios of Red Imported Fire Ants Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Texas. Environmental Entomology. 39(5):1593-1600.

2010    Keefer, T.C., R.T. Puckett, and R.E. Gold. 2010. Effect of Premise 75 WSP as perimeter treatments on structures infested with Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) and Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidea). Sociobiology. 56(3):795-807.

2008    Gilbert, L.E., C.L. Barr, A. Calixto, J.L. Cook, B.M. Drees, E.G. LeBrun, R.J.W. Patrock, R. Plowes, S.D. Porter, and R.T. Puckett. 2008. Introducing phorid fly parasitoids of red imported fire ant workers from South America to Texas: Outcomes vary by region and by Pseudacteon species released. Southwestern Entomologist. 33(1):15-29.

2007    Puckett, R.T., M.K. Harris, and C.L. Barr. 2007. Passive Traps for Monitoring Pseudacteon Parasitoids of Solenopsis Fire Ants. Environmental Entomology. 36: 584-588.

2004    Puckett, R.T. and J.L. Cook. 2004. Physiological tolerance ranges of larval Caenis latipennis (Ephemeroptera: Caenidae) in response to fluctuations in dissolved oxygen concentration, pH, and Temperature. Texas Journal of Science.56(2):123-130.

Publications – Extension Reports:

2010 Faust, R., R. Vander Meer, R., D. Williams, R. Brenner, R. Pereira, M. Aubuchon, D. Oi, S. porter, D. Shoemaker, S. Valles, A. Callcott, P. Koehler, D. Street, J.T. Vogh, J. Reed, R. Wright, W. Smith, P. M. Horton, T. Davis, B. Drees, C. Barr, A. Calixto, R.T. Puckett, C. Lard. 2010. Final Report – USDA-ARS Areawide Fire Ant Project. http://www.ars.usda.gov/Research/docs.htm?docid=8943

2008 Puckett, R.T., A. Calixto and B. Drees. 2008. Caldwell ISD School Complex Caldwell, TX. Pp 8-13. In Urban IPM Program Summary Report 2007, Texas AgriLife Extension Service. https://insects.tamu.edu/fireant/research/projects/pdf/urbanipmhandbook2007edited.pdf

2008 Puckett, R.T., A. Calixto and B. Drees. 2008. Copperas Hollow Country Club Caldwell, TX. Pp 23-30. In Urban IPM Program Summary Report 2007, Texas AgriLife Extension Service.https://insects.tamu.edu/fireant/research/projects/pdf/urbanipmhandbook2007edited.pdf
2008 Drees, B., A. Calixto, M. Keck, W. Brown, K. Schofield, R.T. Puckett, B. Summerlin and V. Vassiliou. 2008. Evaluation of Red Imported Fire Ant Mound Treatments: Arinx®, Gardstar®, QRD-400 and a Home Remedy of Citrus Oil Plus Dishwashing Liquid. Pp 116-120. In Urban IPM Program Summary Report 2007, Texas AgriLife Extension Service. https://insects.tamu.edu/fireant/research/projects/pdf/urbanipmhandbook2007edited.pdf

2008 Drees, B., A. Calixto, and R.T. Puckett. 2008. Final Report on the USDA-ARS Areawide Red Imported Fire Ant Management Project in Texas June 14, 2001 -May 31, 2006. Pp 127-137. In Urban IPM Program Summary Report 2007, TexasAgriLife Extension Service. https://insects.tamu.edu/fireant/research/projects/pdf/urbanipmhandbook2007edited.pdf