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Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences

Agricultural Sciences Bldg.
Room 242
Phone: (208) 885-6274
Fax: (208) 885-7760

Mailing Address:
Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2339
Moscow, ID 83844-2339

Sanford Eigenbrode

Sanford Eigenbrode

Office: Agricultural Science Building
Room 235

Phone: (208) 885-2972
Email: sanforde@uidaho.edu

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Insect Ecology
    • Insect-Plant Interactions
  • Selected Publications
    • Rajabaskar, D. & H. Ding & Y. Wu & S. D.  Eigenbrode 2013. Behavioral Responses of Green Peach Aphid, Myzus persicae (Sulzer), to the Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Four Potato Varieties Am. J. Potato Res. DOI 10.1007/s12230-012-9282-z
    • Williams, C., Crowley, S., Eigenbrode, S. D., O’Rourke, M.  2013. Using bibliometrics to support the facilitation of cross-disciplinary communication. Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology. In press
    • Hansson, D., M.J. Morra, V. Borek, and S. D. Eigenbrode. 2013. Green peach aphid [Myzus persicae (Sulzer) (Hemiptera: Aphididae)] control using Brassicaceae ethyl-ester oil sprays. Journal of Applied Entomology, accepted, expected in 2013
    • Szucs, M., S. D. Eigenbrode, M. Schwarzlander, and U. Schaffner. 2012. Hybrid vigor in the biological control agent, Longitarsus jacobaeae. Evolutionary Applications 5:489-497.
    • Looney, C.N., S. D. Eigenbrode. 2012. Characteristics and distribution of Palouse prairie remnants: Implications for conservation planning. Natural Areas Journal. 32:75-85.
    • Mauck, K., N. Bosque-Pérez, S. D. Eigenbrode, C. De Moraes, M. Mescher. 2012.Transmission mechanisms shape pathogen effects on host–vector interactions: evidence from plant viruses. Functional Ecology. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2012.02026.x
    • Ingwell, L. L., Eigenbrode, S. D. & Bosque-Perez, N. A. 2012 Plant viruses alter insect behavior to enhance their spread. Sci. Rep. doi:http://www.nature.com/srep/2012/120815/srep00578/abs/srep00578.html#supplementary-information (2012).
    • Northfield, T., W. E. Snyder, G. B. Snyder and S. D. Eigenbrode. 2012. A simple plant mutation abets a predator-diversity cascade. Ecology. 93:411-420.
    • Elbakidze, L. L. Liang, and S. D. Eigenbrode. 2011. Evaluating vector-virus-yield interactions for peas and lentils under climatic variability: a limited dependent variable analysis.  Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 36:504-520.
    • Vemulapati, B., Druffel, K.L., S. D. Eigenbrode, A. Karasev, and H. R. Pappu. 2011. Genomic characterization of pea enation mosaic virus-2 from the Pacific Northwestern USA. Archives of Virology. On line DOI 10.1007/s00705-011-1074-0
  • Research Projects
    • Climate Change and Agriculture - Integrated research, education and outreach concerning effects of changing climates on wheat production systems in the Northwest
    • Chemical Ecology of Arthropod Borne Infectious Agents - Deciphering the mechanisms through which pathogens affect hosts and vectors, with implications for disease dynamics, integrated disease management and evolution of pathogens, vectors and hosts
    • Chemical ecology of insects, plant–insect interactions, chemical and structural plant attributes affecting plant–insect and tritrophic interactions, insect behavior, plant surface waxes, with expertise in extraction and analysis of chemicals from plant tissues, scanning electron microscopy, host plant resistance, integration of host plant resistance into pest management (Chemical Ecology)
  • Awards and Honors
    • Appointed University Distinguished Professor, University of Idaho, 2013
    • Invited Lecturer for the University of Idaho Department of Physics Award Banquet – topic - Insect Science and Integration, May 6, 2011
    • University of Idaho 2011 Award for Excellence in Interdisciplinary or Collaborative Efforts (shared with 5 other UI faculty members who have been instrumental in our successes with NSF-IGERT)
    • University of Idaho 2011 Award for Excellence in Research or Creative Activity
    • PSES Department Outstanding Teaching and Advising Award, 2011 (also nominated for college level award)
    • Nominated for the C.P Woodworth Award for Outstanding Service to Entomology in the Pacific Region, 2010
    • Richard C. Heimsch, Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Researcher Award, 2009