Associate Vice President, Academic Programs and Graduate Studies
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Behavioral ecology of insects, particularly tephritid flies; Insect pest management; Environmental Science
- Ph.D., Entomology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- M.S., Entomology, University of California, Riverside
- B.A., Biology, San Francisco State University
Chen, Y.H., Berlocher, S.H., Opp, S.B., and G.K. Roderick. (in prep.) Post-colonization temporal variation in population genetic structure of an invasive fly, Rhagoletis completa.
Johnson, M.W., Nadel, H., Lynn-Patterson, K., Daane, K.M., and S. Opp. (submitted). Don't be fooled by the olive fruit fly. CAPCA Advisor.
Yokoyama, V.Y., Rendon, P.A., Wang, X-G., Opp, S.B., Johnson, M.W., and K.M. Daane. (submitted). Response of Psyttalia cf. concolor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) to olive fruit fly (Diptera; Tephritidae), high temperature, food, and bait sprays in California. Environmental Entomology.
Wang, X.G., Johnson, M.W., Danne, K.M. and S. Opp. 2009. Combined effects of heat stress and food supply on flight performance of olive fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 102(4): 727-734.
Roitberg, B.D., Lauzon, C.R., Opp, S.B., and D. R. Papaj. 2009. Functional and behavioral ecology of key tree fruit pests. In: Aluja, M., Lesky, T. and C. Vincent (eds.) Biorational Tree Fruit Pest Management. CABI, UK.
Barry, J.D., Opp, S.B., Dragolovich, J. and J.G. Morse. 2007. Effect of adult diet on longevity of sterile Mediterranean fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae). Florida Entomologist 90: 650-655.
Chen, Y., Opp, S., Berlocher, S., and G. Roderick. 2006. Are bottlenecks associated with colonization? Genetic diversity and diapause variation of native and introduced Rhagoletis completa populations. Oecologia 149(4): 656-667.
Olson, W.H., Pickel, C., and S.B. Opp. 2005. Improved control of walnut husk fly adopted through meetings, demonstrations, video, printed material and a web-site. Acta Horticulturae 672: 297-302.
2007 “Artificial honeydew interferes with GF-120 for control of pest tephritids”, Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA
2007 “Effects of heat stress and food supply on the flight performance of the olive fly, Bactrocera oleae”, Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA
2006 “Possible influences of black scale (Saissetia oleae) honeydew on olive fruit fly (Bactrocera oleae) survival in olives”, Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of America, Indianapolis
2006 “Understanding heat induced mortality in olive fly: A potential key to reducing insecticide use in California”, 7th International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
2005 “Flight and dispersal of frugivorous tephritids: flight mills and mark-recapture methods”, Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of America, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2005 “Biochemical analysis of the effects of adult diet on ovarian development in walnut husk fly: a two season study”, Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of America, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2005 “Dispersal of olive fly in host and nonhost orchards”, 8th Exotic Fruit Fly Symposium, Riverside, CA
2004 “Mark-recapture studies to determine dispersal of olive fruit fly in California”, Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of America, Salt Lake City, UT
2004 “Biochemical analysis of adult insect diets: Effects on ovarian development in walnut husk fly”, Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of America, Salt Lake City, UT
2004 “Adult diet and ovarian development in walnut husk fly, Rhagoletis completa”, 5th Working Group on Fruit Flies of the Western Hemisphere meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2004 “Dispersal of Rhagoletis completa: Application of a novel marking technique”, 5th Working Group on Fruit Flies of the Western Hemisphere meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2004 “Flight capacity and dispersal ability of two tephritids in California: Rhagoletis completa and Bactrocera oleae”, 5th Working Group on Fruit Flies of the Western Hemisphere meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2005-2007 California Olive Committee, “Predicting Climate Induced Olive Fly Death in the Central Valley”, co-PI with Dr. Marshall Johnson, U.C. Riverside
2003-2005 California Olive Committee, “Dispersal and Flight Capacity of Olive Fruit Fly in California”, co-PI with Dr. Marshall Johnson, U.C. Riverside
2001-2003 CSU-Agricultural Research Initiative, “Improving Sterile Medflies to Protect California Agriculture”, co-PI
2000-2003 California Dept. of Food and Agriculture, “Influence of Dietary Microbes on Quality and Performance of Sterile Fruit Flies”, co-PI
1999-2001 USDA National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program, “Dietary Contributions to Fitness of Males of Two Invasive Tephritid Species”, co-PI
1999-2001 Citrus Research Board, “Influence of Microorganisms on the Dynamic Nature of Baits for Control of Medfly”, co-PI
1997-1998 Walnut Marketing Board, “Comparative Attractiveness and Efficacy of Baits Used for Control of Walnut Husk Fly”
1997-1998 University of California Integrated Pest Management Project, “Optimization of Lures to Predict Egglaying by Female Walnut Husk Flies”
1994-1995 University of California, Statewide IPM Program, "Evaluation of Host Plant Volatiles as Attractants for Walnut Husk Fly”, co-PI with Carolyn Pickel, U.C.
1996-1997 Smith-Lever IPM Project, “Training on the Biology, Monitoring and Control of Walnut Husk Fly” (through U.C. Davis, Department of Pomology)
1995-1997 University of California Integrated Pest Management Project, “Field Test of More Effective Traps for the Walnut Husk Fly”, co-PI with Carolyn Pickel, U.C.
1994-1996 Walnut Marketing Board, "Development of New Lures for Walnut Husk Fly Based on Host Plant Volatiles”, co-PI with Dr. Douglas Light, USDA-ARS
1993-1995 University of California, Statewide IPM Program, "Development of More Efficacious and Selective Attractants and Traps for the Walnut Husk Fly”
1992-1994 United States Department of Agriculture, National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program Seed Grant Award, "Development of RAPD Markers to Study the Invasion Biology of Tephritid Flies"
UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE AND DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE & REPRESENTATION (last 5 years)
2008-2010 Chair, Academic Senate
2008-2009 Chair, Committee on Budget and Resource Allocation (COBRA)
2009 Advising Task Force member
2008-2010 University Planning, Assessment and Budget Committee
2008-2010 Board of Directors, CSUEB Foundation
2008 Interim Presidential Appointee, Fairness Committee
2007-2009 Student Success Assessment Committee
2007-2008 Search Committee, Environmental Hydrogeologist faculty
2007-2008 Vice-Chair, Academic Senate
2007 Search Committee, Assistant VP, Institutional Research and Assessment
2006-2007 Executive Committee, Academic Senate
2006-2007 University Promotion and Tenure Committee
2006-2007 Budget Committee, Department of Biological Sciences
2006-2007 Review Committee, VP, Student Affairs
2006 Chair, Task Force to Review Faculty Support Services (Faculty Development)
2005-2009 Committee on Budget and Resource Allocation (COBRA)
2005-2006 Chair, Review Committee, Director of Marketing Communications
2005-2006 Chair, Task Force to Review Pre-Award and Post-Award Research Offices
2005-2006 Search Committee, Assistant VP, Enterprise Activities/Executive Director of CSUEB Foundation
2005-2007 Co-Chair, Advising and Retention Research Team (Student Success, WASC)
2005-2007 Graduate Subcommittee, CIC
2004-2008 Academic Senate, elected member-at-large
2004-2005 Executive Committee, Academic Senate
2001-2008 Honors Program Advisory Committee
2008-2009 George and Miriam Phillips Outstanding Professor, CSUEB.
2001 Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame, Woman of the Year in Science.
1988 John H. Comstock Award for Outstanding Graduate Research, Entomological Society of America, Eastern Branch.
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