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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

Radville, L., Gonda-King, L., GÑmez, S., Kaplan, I., & Preisser, E. (2014). Are exotic herbivores better competitors? A meta-analysis. Ecology, 95, 30-36.

Van Nouhuys, S., & Kaplan, I. (2014). Editorial overview: Beyond a taxonomically driven approach for describing pattern and process in complex insect communities. Current Opinion in Insect Science, 2, v-vii.

Gutensohn, M., Nguyen, T. H., McMahon, R., Kaplan, I., Pichersky, E., & Dudareva, N. (2014). Metabolic engineering of monoterpene biosynthesis in tomato fruits via introduction of the non-canonical substrate neryl diphosphate. Metabolic Engineering, 24, 107-116.

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.

Kelly, J., Hagler, J., & Kaplan, I. (2014). Semiochemical lures reduce emigration and enhance pest control services in open-field predator augmentation. Biological Control, 71, 70-77.

Dudareva, N., MÙhlemann, J., Klempien, A., & Kaplan, I. (2013). Biosynthesis, function and metabolic engineering of plant volatile organic compounds. New Phytologist, 198, 16-32.

Soler, R., Erb, M., & Kaplan, I. (2013). Long distance root-shoot signaling in plant-insect community interactions. Trends in Plant Science, 18, 149-156.

Mouttet, R., Kaplan, I., Bearez, P., Amiens-Desneux, E., & Desneux, N. (2013). Spatiotemporal patterns of induced resistance and susceptibility linking diverse plant parasites. Oecologia, 173, 1379-1386.

Kaplan, I. (2012). Attracting carnivorous arthropods with plant volatiles: the future of biocontrol or playing with fire? Biological Control, 60, 77-89.

Thaler, J., McArt, S., & Kaplan, I. (2012). Compensatory mechanisms for ameliorating the fundamental tradeoff between predator avoidance and foraging. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 109, 12075-12080.