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Dr. Franklin Nyabuga Publications

Publications in Journals:

  1. Carrasco D., Nyabuga FN, Anderbrant O, Svensson GP., et al (2019). Characterization of olfactory sensory neurons in the red clover seed weevil, Protapion trifolii (Coleoptera: Brentidae) and comparison to the closely related species P. fulvipes. Journal of Insect Physiology.
  2. Larsson MC, Harvey D, Burman J, Svensson GP, Winde I, Nyabuga FN, Andersson K, Musa N, Forsmark B, Jansson N, Westerberg L, Andersson F, Hedenstrom E, Bergman KO, & Milberg P. (2015) Pheromone-based monitoring: a game changer for saproxylic insect conservation. Antenna.
  3. Nyabuga FN, Carrasco D, Ranåker L, Andersson MN, Birgersson G, Larsson MC, Lundin O, Rundlöf M, Svensson GP, Anderbrant O & Lankinen Å (2015) Field abundance patterns and odor-mediated host choice by clover seed weevils, Apion fulvipes and A. trifolii (Coleoptera: Apionidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 108: 492-503
  4. Nyabuga FN, Loxdale HD, Heckel DG, Weisser WW (2012) Coevolutionary fine tuning: evidence for genetic tracking between a specialist wasp parasitoid and its aphid host in a dual metapopulation interaction. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 102: 149-155
  5. Nyabuga FN, Völkl W, Schwörer U, Weisser WW & Mackauer M. (2012) Mating strategies in solitary aphid parasitoids: effect of patch residence time and ant attendance. Journal of Insect Behavior. 25: 80-95.
  6. Loxdale HD, Schöfl G, Wiesner KR, Nyabuga FN, Heckel DG & Weisser WW. (2011) Stay at home aphids: comparative spatial and seasonal metapopulation structure and dynamics of two specialist tansy aphid species studied using microsatellite markers. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 104: 838–865.
  7. Nyabuga FN, Loxdale HD, Heckel DG & Weisser WW. (2011) Temporal genetic structuring of a specialist parasitoid, Lysiphlebus hirticornis Mackauer (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) attacking a specialist aphid on tansy. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 102: 737–749.
  8. Nyabuga FN, Loxdale HD, Heckel DG and Weisser WW. (2010). Spatial population dynamics of a specialist aphid parasitoid, Lysiphlebus hirticornis Mackauer (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae): evidence for philopatry and restricted dispersal. Heredity. 105: 433-442.
  9. Nyabuga FN, Outreman Y, Simon J-C, Heckel DG, and Weisser WW (2010). Effects of pea aphid secondary endosymbionts on aphid parasitoid Aphidius ervi: a correlative study. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 136: 243-253.
  10. Nyabuga FN, Loxdale HD, Sharbel TF, Todd M, Weisser WW (2009). Microsatellites from Lysiphlebus hirticornis Mackauer (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a specialist primary parasitoid attacking the specialist tansy aphid, Metopeurum fuscoviride Stroyan (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Molecular Ecology Resources.9: 931-934.
  11. Loxdale HD, Nyabuga FN, and Weisser WW (2008). The 'Cake on the plate' syndrome... and how specialist tansy aphids avoid extinction by hungry predators and parasitoids: insights from the use of polymorphic micro-satellite markers. In Rossing W, ed. Landscape Management for Functional Biodiversity. Bordeaux, France IOBC/wprs Bulletin, 61-64.

Presentation of Papers at Academic and Professional Conferences

  1. AVDRC, The World Vegetable centre in Tainan - Taiwan. (2016). Presented a seminar entitled “Field abundance patterns and host choice by clover seed weevils
  2. International Society of Chemical Ecology in Stockholm - Sweden. (2016). Presented a poster entitled “Clover seed weevils: Flowers for the females”.
  3. Deutsche Gesellschaft fur allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie (DGaaE) in Goettingen - Germany. (2009). Presented a talk on “The good life and hard times of Lysiphlebus hirticornis
  4. International Foundation for Sustainable Development in Africa and Asia conference in Göttingen - Germany. (2007). Presented a poster entitled “Effect of aphid secondary symbionts on resistance against parasitoids

Books/Book Chapters Published

  1. Nyabuga F. (2008). Sustainable Management of Cabbage Aphid and Bagrada Bugs: case study from Kenya. VDM Verlag. ISBN 10: 3639087100 / ISBN 13: 9783639087109

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