The Pennsylvania State University (1979)
578 Wilson Road, Room B-11
Center for Integrated Plant Systems
Insect Pest Management
The Whalon Lab
Resistant Pest Management Newsletter
The Database of Arthropods Resistant to Pesticides
Mark Whalon directs the Pesticide Alternatives lab which is committed to researching the most innovative arthropod pest management strategies, tactics and tools available to help agricultural producers and private land owners transition to more economical and environmentally friendly reduced risk and organic pest management systems. In order to accomplish this, the Whalon lab helps to develop reduced-risk, sustainable and organic insect pest management strategies, tactics, and tools within the context of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) systems. The lab also manages The Arthropod Pesticide Resistance Database (APRD) and publishes The Resistant Pest Management Newsletter. Through various policy efforts in Michigan, the Upper Midwest, Washington, D.C., and internationally, Dr. Whalon serves a number of advisory roles to United States Environmental Protection Agency, United States Department of Agriculture, Organic Materials Review Institute, as well as various university, grower, and scientific committees.
Hoffmann, E.J., VanderJagt, J., and Whalon, M.E. 2007 Pyriproxyfen activates reproduction in prediapause northern strain plum curculio (Conotrachelus nenuphar Herbst). Pest Management Science. 63(9):835-840
Gökçe, A., Stelenski, L., Whalon, M.E., and Nortman, D. 2008. Behavioral responses of plum curculio to some plant extracts. Biologia
Er, Mehmet Kubilay, A. Gökçe, and M. Whalon. 2008. Contact and ingestion toxicities of plant extracts to Thaumetopoea solitaria Frey. (Lepidoptera: Thaumetopoeidae). J Pest Sci. 82:95-99. DOI: 10.1007/s10340-008-0223-z.
Whalon, M.E., Mota-Sanchez, D., & Hollingworth, R. M. (editors). 2008. Global Pesticide Resistance in Arthropods. CABI, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. 576 pp.
Gökçe, A., Kim, S.H., Wise, J.C., and Whalon, M.E. 2009. Reduced Egg Viability in Codling Moth Cydia pomonella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) Following Adult Exposure to Novaluron. Pest Management Science. 65:283-287.
Montgomery, R.A., Rubeck-Schurtz, C.N., Millenbah, K.F., Roloff, G.J., Whalon, M.E., and Olsen, L.G. 2009. Modeling Protected Species Habitat and Assigning Risk to Inform Regulatory Decisions. Environmental Management. DOI 10.1007/s00267-009-9289-5.
Pereault, R.J., Whalon, M.E., Alston, D.G. 2009. Field Efficacy of Entomopathogenic Fungi and Nematodes Targeting Caged Last-Instar Plum Curculio (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Michigan Cherry and Apple Orchards. Environmental Entomology. 38(4): 1126-34.
Brewer, M.J., E.G. Rajotte, J.R. Kaplan, P.B. Goodell, D.J. Biddinger, J.N. Landis, R.M. Nowierski, B.F. Smallwood, and M.E. Whalon. 2009. Opportunities, Experiences, and Strategies to Connect Integrated Pest Management to U.S. Department of Agriculture Conservation Programs. American Entomologist. 55(3):140-146.
Wise, J. and Whalon, M. 2009. A Systems Approach to IPM Integration, Ecological Assessment and Resistance Management in Tree Fruit Orchards, Chapter 13, pp: 325-345. In Biorational Control of Arthropod Pests: Application and Resistance Management, (eds.) Isaac Ishaaya and A. Rami Horowitz. Springer Publishing Ltd., Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York. 409 p.