Harry K. Kaya

Dr. Harry K. Kaya

Position Title
Professor Emeritus

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.