Research Topics

Brian T Sullivan


Affiliation: USDA Forest Service
Country: USA


  1. Sullivan B, Brownie C, Barrett J. Intra-Annual Variation in Responses by Flying Southern Pine Beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) to Pheromone Component endo-Brevicomin. J Econ Entomol. 2016;109:1720-8 pubmed publisher
    ..We discuss the possible effects of intra-annual variation in D. frontalis response to endo-brevicomin both on beetle attack behavior and use of endo-brevicomin as a lure adjuvant in D. frontalis population monitoring. ..
  2. Niño Domínguez A, Sullivan B, López Urbina J, Macías Sámano J. Pheromone-Mediated Mate Location and Discrimination by Two Syntopic Sibling Species of Dendroctonus Bark Beetles in Chiapas, Mexico. J Chem Ecol. 2015;41:746-56 pubmed publisher
    ..mesoamericanus), mediate interspecific mate discrimination by males of both species and provide an apparently symmetrical reproductive isolation mechanism. ..
  3. Sullivan B, Allison J, Goyer R, Shepherd W. Sex Pheromone of the Baldcypress Leafroller (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). J Econ Entomol. 2015;108:166-72 pubmed publisher
    ..6 ratio of Z11-14:OAc, E11-14:OAc, and Z9-14:OAc has the potential to be used in traps to detect and measure A. goyerana populations and thereby monitor an important biotic factor contributing to the loss of coastal baldcypress forests. ..
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    Sullivan B, Berisford C. Semiochemicals from fungal associates of bark beetles may mediate host location behavior of parasitoids. J Chem Ecol. 2004;30:703-17 pubmed
    ..In addition, our field trials indicated that long-range attraction of parasitoids to the host-fungi-tree complex is not caused simply by an interaction between bluestain fungi and tree tissues. ..