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Ian Kaplan


  • Associate Professor of Entomology
  • Assistant Professor / Insect Ecology / Specialty Crops

Awards & Honors

(2013) Early Career Outstanding Scientist Award. International Organization for Biological Control.

(2012) Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Selected Publications

Blubaugh, C. K., Hagler, J. R., Machtley, S. A., & Kaplan, I. (2016). Cover crops increase foraging activity of omnivorous predators in seed patches and facilitate weed biological control. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 231, 264-270.

Kaplan, I., Carrillo, J. A., Garvey, M. A., & Ode, P. J. (2016). Indirect plant–parasitoid interactions mediated by changes in herbivore physiology. Current Opinion in Insect Science, 14, 112-119.

Rowen, E., & Kaplan, I. (2016). Eco‐evolutionary factors drive induced plant volatiles: a meta‐analysis. New Phytologist, 210(1), 284-294.

Blubaugh, C. K., & Kaplan, I. (2016). Invertebrate seed predators reduce weed emergence following seed rain. Weed Science, 64(1), 80-86.

Angelella, G. M., Egel, D. S., Holland, J. D., Nemacheck, J. A., Williams, C. E., & Kaplan, I. (2015). Differential life history trait associations of aphids with nonpersistent viruses in cucurbits. Environmental Entomology, 44(3), 562-573.

Blubaugh, C. K., & Kaplan, I. (2015). Tillage compromises weed seed predator activity across developmental stages. Biological Control, 81, 76-82.

Kaplan, I., & Lewis, D. (2015). What happens when crops are turned on? Simulating constitutive volatiles for tritrophic pest suppression across an agricultural landscape. Pest Management Science, 71(1), 139-150.

Thaler, J. S., Olsen, E. L., & Kaplan, I. (2015). Jasmonate-induced plant defenses and prey availability impact the preference and performance of an omnivorous stink bug, Podisus maculiventris. Arthropod-Plant Interactions, 9(2), 141-148.

Hoagland, L. A., Navazio, J., Zystro, J., Kaplan, I., Vargas, J. G., & Gibson, K. (2015). Key traits and promising germplasm for an organic participatory tomato breeding program in the US Midwest. HortScience, 50(9), 1301-1308.

Kaplan, I., McArt, S., & Thaler, J. (2014). Plant defenses and predation risk differentially shape patterns of consumption, growth, and digestive efficiency in a guild of leaf-chewing insects. PLoS ONE, 9, e93714.

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