Professor and Department Head
Department of Entomology
Kansas State University
123 W. Waters Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
BS (Biology Teaching) - Brigham Young University, 1982
MS (Zoology) - Brigham Young University, 1984
PhD (Entomology, minor in Plant Pathology) - Cornell University, 1989
My research interests are in the areas of (1) biological control of arthropod pests, (2) interactions of arthropod natural enemies with crop production practices, (3) integrated pest management, (4) sustainable agriculture, and (5) ecology of insect predators and parasitoids.
Ruberson, JR, K Takasu, GD Buntin, JE Eger, WA Gardner, JK Greene, TM Jenkins, WA Jones, DM Olson, PM Roberts, DR Suiter, and MD Toews. 2013. From Asian curiosity to eruptive American pest: Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) and prospects for its biological control. Applied Entomology and Zoology 48: 3-13.
Olson, DM and JR Ruberson. 2012. Crop-specific mortality of Southern green stink bug eggs in Bt- and non-Bt cotton, soybean and peanut. Biocontrol Science and Technology 22: 1417-1428.
Olson, DM, JR Ruberson, DA Andow. 2012. Effects on stink bugs of field edges adjacent to woodland. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 156: 94-98.
Harris, CM, JR Ruberson, R Meagher, and JH Tumlinson. 2012. Host suitability affects odor association in Cotesia marginiventris: Implications in generalist parasitoid host-finding. Journal of Chemical Ecology 38: 340-347.
Ni, X., Chen, Y., Hibbard, B. E., Wilson, J. P., Williams, W. P., Buntin, G. D., Ruberson, J. R., Li, X. (2011). Foliar resistance of fall armyworm in corn germplasm lines that confer resistance to root- and ear-feeding insects. Florida Entomologist, 94(December): 971-981. [DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1653/024.094.0434]
Olson, DM, JR Ruberson, AR Zeilinger, and DA Andow. 2011. Colonization preference of Euschistus servus and Nezara viridula in transgenic cotton varieties, peanut, and soybean. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 139(2): 161-169.
Wickings, KG, and JR Ruberson. 2011. Impact of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), on epigeic arthropods of cotton agroecosystems. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 104(2): 171-179.
Head, G, RE Jackson, J Adamczyk, JR Bradley, J Van Duyn, J Gore, DD Hardee, BR Leonard, R Luttrell, J Ruberson, JW Mullins, RG Orth, S Sivasupramaniam, and R Voth. 2010. Spatial and temporal variability in host use by Helicoverpa zea as measured by analyses of stable carbon isotope ratios and gossypol residues. Journal of Applied Ecology 47: 583-592.60.
Chen, Y., DM Olson, and JR Ruberson. 2010. Effects of nitrogen fertilization on tritrophic interactions. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 4: 81–94.
Barros, EM, JB Torres, JR Ruberson, MD Oliveira. 2010. Development of Spodoptera frugiperda on different hosts and damage to reproductive structures in cotton. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 137: 237-245.
Lundgren, JG, J Bernal, JJ Duan, A Gassman, JR Ruberson. 2009. Ecological compatibility of GM crops and biological control. Crop Protection 28: 1017-1030.