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Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences

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

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

Stephen Cook

Stephen Cook

Office: Agricultural Science Building
Room 233

Phone: (208) 885-2722
Email: stephenc@uidaho.edu

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

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Natural Resource Entomology
  • Selected Publications
    • Cook, S.P., B.D. Sloniker & M. Rust.  In Press.  Using systemically-applied insecticides for management of ponderosa pine cone beetle in pine seed orchards.  Western Journal of Applied Forestry.
    • Hoffman, C.M., P. Morgan, W. Mell, R. Parsons, E.K. Strand & S. Cook.  In Press.  Surface fire intensity influences simulated crown fire behavior in forests with mountain pine beetle-caused tree mortality.  Forest Science.
    • Cook, S.P., F. Merickel, K. Ward & N. Havill.  2012. First report of Adelges abietis (Linneaus) (Hemiptera: Adelgidae) in Idaho.  The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 88: 435-436.
    • Hoffman, C.M., P. Morgan, W. Mell, R. Parsons, E. Strand & S. Cook.  2012.  Numerical simulation of crown fire hazard immediately following bark beetle-caused mortality in lodgepole pine forests.  Forest Science 58: 178-188.
    • Berryman, E.M., J.D. Marshall, T. Rahn, S.P. Cook & M. Litvak.  2011. Adaptation of continuous-flow cavity ring down spectroscopy (CRDS) for batch analysis of d13 C of CO2.  Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 25: 2355-2360.
    • Cook, S.P., S.M. Birch, F. Merickel, C. Caselton Lowe & D. Page-Dumroese.  2011.  Bumble bee community structure on two sagebrush steppe sites in southern Idaho.  The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 87: 161-172.
    • Caselton Lowe, C., S. M. Birch, S. P. Cook & F. Merickel.  2010.  Comparison of trap types for surveying insect communities in Idaho sagebrush steppe habitats.  The Pan-Pacific Entomologist.  86: 48-57.
    • Cook, S.P., B.M. Shirley & P.J. Zambino.  2010.  Nitrogen concentration in mountain pine beetle larvae reflect nitrogen status of the tree host and two fungal associates.  Environmental Entomology.  39:821-826.
    • Cook, S.P., F. Merickel & J.B. Johnson.  2010.  Parasitism of Scolytus multistriatus (Marsham) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in an ornamental planting of Frontier elm in Lewiston, ID.  The Pan-Pacific Entomologist.  86: 92-94.
    • Cook, S.P., K.S. Humes, R. Hruska, G. Fraley & C.J. Williams.  2010.  Identifying subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) attacked by the balsam woolly adelgid (Adelges piceae) using spectral measurements of the foliage.  International Journal of Forestry Research.  Vol. 2010, Article ID 498189, 8 pages; doi:10.1155/2010/498189
  • Research Projects
    • Ecology and management of insects in natural systems such as forests and rangelands with emphases on insect nutritional ecology (primarily involving tree-insect-microbe systems)
    • Chemical ecology (primarily examining host resistance mechanisms)
    • Community ecology (primarily community response to disturbances)
  • Awards and Honors
    • N.C. State University nominee for the Entomological Society of America, Comstock Award: 1985
    • USDA-Agricultural Research Service Merit Award: September 1994