David G. James

Associate Professor

Education

  • Bachelor of Science (Joint Honors, Zoology, Geography), University of Salford, UK 1975
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 1984

Specialization and Areas of Particular Interest

  • Biological control and integrated pest management in irrigated horticultural cropping systems. Current studies focus on understanding and using assemblages of endemic natural enemies to provide biological control and reduce pesticide use in hops and grapes.
  • Research is also being conducted on mite biology and ecology and the use of pheromones in insect management.

Most Recent Book – Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies

David James and his recent book, were recently featured in the Fall 2012 issue of Washington State Magazine read article

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Selected Recent Publications

  • Simpson, M., Gurr, G.M., Simmons, A.T., Wratten, S.D., James, D.G., Leeson, G. and Nicol, H. (2011). Insect attraction to synthetic herbivore-induced plant volatile-treated field crops. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 13: 45-57.
  • Simpson, M., Gurr, G.M, Simmons, A.T., Wratten, S.D., James, D.G.,Leeson, G. and Nicol, H. (2011). Attract and reward: Combining chemi cal ecology and habitat manipulation to enhance biological control in field crops. Journal of Applied Ecology 48: 580-590.
  • Simpson, M., Gurr, G.M., Simmons, A.T., Wratten, S.D., James, D.G., Leeson, G., Nicol, H. and Orre, G.U.S. (2011). Field evaluation of the ‘attract and reward’ approach in vineyards. Annals of Applied Biology 159: 69-78.
  • Woods, J.L., James, D.G., Lee, J.C. and Gent, D.H. (2011). Validation of Airborne Methyl Salicylate as a Means to Improve Conservation Biological Control of Spider Mites in Oregon Hop Yards. Experimental and Applied Acarology 55: 401-416.
  • James, D. G. and Pelham, J. P. (2011). Notes on the seasonal biology of Argynnis coronis Behr (Lepdidoptera: Argynnidae) in central Washington. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 65: .
  • Grasswitz, T.R. and James, D.G. (2011). Phenology and impact of natural enemies associated with the hop looper (Hypena humuli) in Washington State, USA. International Journal of Pest Management 57: 329-339.
  • Wright, L.C., James, D.G., Reyna, V., Castle del Conte, S., Gingras, S., Landolt, P. and Brooks, T. (2010). Species Composition of Cutworm Larvae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in South Central Washington Vineyards. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 103: 592-596.
  • Gent, D.H., James, D.G., Wright, L.C., Barbour, J.D., Dreves, A.J., Fisher, G.C. and Walton, V. N. (2009). Effects of powdery mildew fungicide programs on twospotted spider mite (Acrai: Tetranychidae), hop aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) and their natural enemies. Journal of Economic Entomology 102:274-286.
  • James, D.G. (2009). Comparative studies on the immature stages and developmental biology of Hesperia colorado idaho and Hesperia juba (Hesperiidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists Society 63: 129-136.
  • Grasswitz, T.R. and James, D.G. (2009). Influence of hop yard ground flora on invertebrate pests of hops and their natural enemies. Journal of Applied Entomology 133: 210-221.
  • Grasswitz, T.R. and James, D.G. (2008). Biology, phenology and control of Hypena humuli (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), an emerging pest of US hops (Humulus lupulus (Cannabaceae)). International Journal of Pest Management 54: 333-338.
  • James, D.G. (2008). Comparative studies on the immature stages and developmental biology of five Argynnis spp. (Nymphalidae) from Washington. Journal of the Lepidopterists Society 62: 61-70.
  • Khan, Z.R., James, D.G., Midega, C.A.O. and Pickett, J.A (2008). Chemical ecology and conservation biological control (invited review). Biological Control 45: 210-224.
  • James, D.G. and Grasswitz, T. R. (2005). Field attraction of parasitic wasps, Metaphycus sp. and Anagrus spp. using synthetic herbivore-induced plant volatiles. Biocontrol 50, 871-880.
  • James, D.G. (2005). Further evaluation of synthetic herbivore-induced plant volatiles as attractants for beneficial insects. Journal of Chemical Ecology 31, 493-507.
  • James, D.G. and Price, T.S. (2004). Field-testing of methyl salicylate for recruitment and retention of beneficial insects in grapes and hops. Journal of Chemical Ecology 30, 1613-1628.

 

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Department of Entomology
Irrigated Agriculture Research
and Extension Center

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