Harry K. Kaya

Dr. Harry K. Kaya

Position Title
Professor Emeritus

Bio
Education:
B.S. Entomology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu
M.S. Entomology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu
Ph.D. Entomology, University of California, Berkeley
 
Research Interests:
Utilization of nematodes for biological control of insect pests; interaction between nematodes and other biological control agents; general insect pathology (protozoan, viral and fungal diseases of insects).

Selected Publications:

    1. Luong, L. T., and H. K. Kaya. 2005. Sexually transmitted parasites and host mating behavior in the decorated cricket Behavioral Ecology 16: 794-799.
    2. Shapiro-Ilan, D. I., J. R. Fuxa, L. A. Lacey, D. W. Onstad, and H. K. Kaya. 2005. Definitions of pathogenicity and virulence in invertebrate pathology Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 88: 1-7.
    3. Godfrey, L. D., E. E. Grafton-Cardwell, H. K. Kaya, and W. E. Chaney. 2005. Microorganisms and their byproducts, nematodes, oils and particle films have important agricultural uses California Agriculture 59(1): 35-40.
    4. Luong, L. T. and H. K. Kaya. 2005. Sexually transmitted nematode affect spermatophylax production in the cricket, Gryllodes sigillatus. Behavioral Ecology 16: 153-158.
    5. Mankowski, M., H. K. Kaya, J. K. Grace, and B. S. Sipes. 2005. Differential susceptibility of subterranean termite castes to entomopathogenic nematodes Biocontrol Science and Technology 15: 367-377.
    6. Kaya, H. K. and A. M. Koppenhöfer.. 2004. Biological control of insects and other invertebrates with nematodes Nematology – Advances and Perspectives, Vol II Tsinghua University Press, Beijing, P. R. China. Pp. 447-496.
    7. Mitani, D. K., H. K. Kaya, and H. Goodrich-Blair. 2004. Comparative study of the entomopathogenic nematode, Steinernema carpocapsae, reared on mutant and wild-type Xenorhabdus nematophila Biological Control 29: 382-391.
    8. Kim, H. H., H. Y. Choo, H. K. Kaya, D. W. Lee, S. M. Lee, and H. Y. Jeon. 2004. Steinernema carpocapsae (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae) as a biological control agent againstthe fungus gnat Bradysia agrestis (Diptera: Sciaridae) in propagation houses. Biocontrol Science and Technology 14: 171-183.
    9. Hazir, S., H. K. Kaya, S. P. Stock., and N. Keskin. 2003. Entomopathogenic nematodes (Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae) for biological control of soil pests. Turkish Journal of Biology 27: 181-202.
    10. Hazir, S., N. Keskin, S. P. Stock, H. K. Kaya, and S. Özcan. 2003. Diversity and distribution of entomopathogenic nematodes (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae) in Turkey Biodiversity and Conservation 12: 375-386.
    11. Campbell, J. F., E. E. Lewis, S. P. Stock, S. Nadler, and H. K. Kaya. 2003. Evolution of host search strategies in entomopathogenic nematodes Journal of Nematology 35: 142-145.
    12. Koppenhöfer, A. M., R. S. Cowles, E. A. Cowles, E. M. Fuzy, and H. K. Kaya. 2003. Effect of neonicotinoid synergists on entomopathogenic nematode fitness Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 106: 7-18..
    13. Koppenhöfer A.M. and H. K. Kaya. 2001. Entomopathogenic nematodes and insect pest management, in: Microbial Biopesticides, O. Koul and G. S. Dhaliwal, eds Taylor & Francis, New York pp. 277-305.
    14. Campbell, J. F. and H. K. Kaya. 2000. Influence of insect associated cues on the jumping behavior of entomopathogenic nematodes (Steinernema spp.) Behaviour 137:591-609.
    15. Lacey, L. A. and H. K. Kaya (Eds.). 2000. Manual of Field Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands .
    16. Campbell, J. F. and H. K. Kaya. 1999. How and why insect parasitic nematodes jumpNature 397:485-486.
    17. Kaya, H. K., A. M. Koppenhöfer, and M. Johnson. 1998.. Natural enemies of entomopathogenic nematodes Japanese Journal of Nematology 28:13-21.
    18. Kaya, H. K. and S. P. Stock. 1997. Techniques in insect nematology, in: Manual of Techniques in Insect Pathology, L. A. Lacey, ed Academic Press, London. pp. 281-324.
    19. K. L. H., M. A. Yoshimura, H. K. Kaya, and H. Williams. 1997. Instar susceptibility of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) to the neogregarine parasite, Ophryocystis elektroscirrha Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 69:79-83.

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