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Woody Hart

Elwood R. Hart

Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M University (1972)
Department Position: 41% research, 59% teaching

Dr. Hart's research interest is forest insects in urban and woody biomass plantation systems, including agroforestry. His specific interests are in determining the impact of economic species and in the plant-insect interface, particularly in the mechanisms responsible for resistance to attack. Other research is in the study of within-plantation dispersal and the definition and conservation of natural enemy complexes. Dr. Hart's research is done in cooperation with personnel from the departments of Forestry and Plant Pathology.


See also Dr. Hart's homepage in the Forestry Department.

(Dr. Hart retired in January 2002.)

Selected publications:

Burden, D.J. & E.R. Hart. 1993. Parasitoids associated with Chionaspis pinifoliae and Chionaspis heterophyllae (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) in North America. J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 66:383-391.

Klopfenstein, N.B., H.S. McNabb, Jr., E.R. Hart, R.B. Hall, R.D. Hanna, S.A. Heuchelin, K.K. Allen, Nian-Qing Shi & R.W. Thornburg. 1993. Transformation of Populus hybrids to study and improve pest resistance. Silvae Genetica 42:86-90.

Bingaman, B.R. & E.R. Hart. 1993. Phenolic glycosides and host selection behavior of Chrysomela scripta (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Environ. Entomol. 22:397-403.

Bingaman, B.R. & E.R. Hart. 1992. Feeding and oviposition preferences of adult cottonwood leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) among Populus clones and leaf age classes. Environ. Entomol. 21:508-517.

Hart, E.R., R.B. Hall & R.D. Hanna. 1991. Dispersal of Fenusa dohrnii (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) from an Alnus short-rotation forest plantation. Great Lakes Entomol. 24:63-68.

Bastian, R.A. & E.R. Hart. 1990. First-generation parasitism of the mimosa webworm (Lepipoptera: Plutellidae) by Elasmus albizziae (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) in an urban forest. Environ. Entomol. 19:409-414.

Burden, D.J. & E.R. Hart. 1989. Degree-day model for egg eclosion of the pine needle scale (Hemiptera: Diaspididae). Environ. Entomol. 18:223-227.

Miller, F.D., Jr. & E.R. Hart. 1987. Overwintering survivorship of pupae of the mimosa webworm, Homadaula anisocentra (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae), in an urban landscape. Ecol. Entomol. 12:41-51.

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