B.S. Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1977, Biology, magna cum laude
Ph.D. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1982, Ecology
Areas of Interest
Ecological risk assessment of biological stressors, such as invasive species and genetically engineered organisms. Insect resistance management, gene flow and its consequences, and non-target species effects. Science policy associated with GMOs. Ecology of natural enemy food webs in agricultural crops, including interactions involving predators, such as Anthocorids, Coccinnelids, Chrysopids and parasitoids in maize. The use of vegetational diversity in the conservation of natural enemies.
Insect Ecology (Ent 5041)
Population Ecology (Ent 5045)
Ecological Risk Assessment (Ent 5421/WRS5421)
Colloquium on Insect Ecology (Ent 8240)
Numerous guest lectures.
Human-mediated dispersal of emerald ash borer. Significance of the firewood pathway. by Desiree R. Robertson and David A. Andow
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications 2002-2014:
Paula, D. P., D. A. Andow, R. V. Timbo, E. R. Sujii, C. S. S. Pires and E. M. G. Fontes. 2014. Uptake and transfer of a Cry toxin by a Lepidoptera to its eggs and effects on its offspring. PLoS ONE 9(4): e95422, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095422.
Farias, J., D. A. Andow, R. Horikoshi, R. Sorgatto, A. Santos, C. Omoto. 2014. Field-evolved resistance to Cry1F maize by Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Brazil. Crop Protection 64: 150-158. DOI: 10.1016/j.cropro.2014.06.019
Pires, C. S. S., F. A. Silveira, Andow, D. A., Cardoso, C. F., Sujii, E. R., Paula, D. P., Fontes, E. M. G., da Silva, J. P., and S. M. M. Rodrigues. 2014. Selection of bee species for environmental risk assessment of GM cotton in the Brazilian Cerrado. Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira 49(8): 573-586.
Huang, F., J. A. Qureshi, R. L. Meagher Jr., D. D. Reisig, G. P. Head, D. A. Andow, X. Ni, D. Kerns, G. D. Buntin, Y. Niu, F. Yang, and V. Dangal. 2014. Cry1F resistance in fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda: single gene versus pyramided Bt maize. PLoS ONE 9(11): e112958. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112958
Andow, D. A., G. L. Lövei , S. Arpaia, L. Wilson, E. M. G. Fontes, A. Hilbeck, A. Lang, Nguyễn V. T., C. S. S. Pires, E. R. Sujii, C. Zwahlen, A. N. E. Birch, D. M. F. Capalbo, K. Prescott, C. Omoto and A. Zeilinger. 2013. An ecologically-based method for assessing the risks to biological diversity from genetically-engineered plants. Journal of Biosafety 22(3): 141-156. DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.2095-1787.2013.03.001
David, A. S., J. M. Kaser, A. C. Morey, A. M. Roth and D. A. Andow. 2013. Release of genetically engineered insects: A framework to identify potential ecological effects. Ecology and Evolution 3(11): 4000-4015. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.737
Nakasu, E. Y. T., S. C. Dias, C. S. S. Pires, D. A. Andow, D. P. Paula, P. H. B. Togni, T. R. Macedo, E. R. Sujii, M. F. G. de Sá, and E. M. G. Fontes. 2012. Bitrophic toxicity of Cry1Ac to Cycloneda sanguinea (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), a predator of cotton in Brazil. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 148(2): 105-115. DOI: 10.1111/eea.12082
Glaum, P. R., A. R. Ives and D. A. Andow. 2012. Contamination and management of resistance evolution to high-dose transgenic insecticidal crops. Theoretical Ecology 5: 195-209. DOI 10.1007/s12080-010-0109-6
Olson, D. M., Ruberson, J. R. and D. A. Andow. 2012. Effects on stink bugs of field edges adjacent to woodland. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 156: 94-98. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2012.05.005
Andow, D. A. and G. L. Lövei. 2012. Cry toxins in transgenic plants have direct effects on natural enemies in the laboratory. Environmental Entomology 41(5): 1045-47. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/EN11238
Andow, D. A. 2011. Assessing unintended effects of GM plants on biological species. Journal für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit 6(S1): S119.
Huang, F., D. A. Andow and L. L. Buschman. 2011. Success of the high dose/refuge resistance management strategy after fifteen years of Bt crop use in North America. Entomol. Exp. et Appl. 140(1): 1.
Ives, A. R., P. R. Glaum, N. L. Ziebarth and D. A. Andow. 2011. The evolution of resistance to two-toxin pyramid transgenic crops. Ecol. Appl. 21(2): 503-515.
Milonas, P. G., S. L. Farrell and D. A. Andow. 2011. Experienced males have higher mating success than virgin males despite fitness costs to females. Behavioral Ecol. and Sociobiol. 65: 1249.
Olson, D. M., J. R. Ruberson, A. R. Zeilinger and D. A. Andow. 2011. Colonization preference of Euschistus servus and Nezara viridula in transgenic cotton varieties, peanut and soybean. Entomol. Exp. et Appl. 139: 161.
Zeilinger, A. R., D. M. Olson and D. A. Andow. 2011. Competition between stink bug and heliothine caterpillar pests on cotton at within-plant spatial scales. Entomol. Exp. et Appl. 141: 59–70.
Zeilinger, A. R., D. M. Olson and D. A. Andow. 2011. Competition between stink bug and heliothine caterpillar pests on cotton at within-plant spatial scales. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 141: 59–70.
Ives, A. R., P. R. Glaum, N. L. Ziebarth and D. A. Andow. 2011. The evolution of resistance to two-toxin pyramid transgenic crops. Ecological Applications 21(2): 503-515.
Milonas, P. G., S. L. Farrell and D. A. Andow. 2011. Experienced males have higher mating success than virgin males despite fitness costs to females. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65: 1249-1256. DOI 10.1007/s00265-011-1138-x
Huang, F., D. A. Andow and L. L. Buschman. 2011. Success of the high dose/refuge resistance management strategy after fifteen years of Bt crop use in North America. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 140(1): 1-16. DOI: 10.1111/j.1570-7458.2011.01138.x
Huang, F., D. A. Andow and L. L. Buschman. 2011. Corrigendum. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. doi: 10.1111/j.1570-7458.2011.01190.x
Andow, D. A. 2011. Transgenic varieties and India’s agriculture. Review of Agrarian Studies 1(1): 128-129.
Hu, Y. and D. A. Andow. 2011. Field observations of Ostrinia nubilalis eclosion and post-eclosion activity of females around their natal plants. Insect Science 18: 712-718. DOI 10.1111/j.1744-7917.2011.01408.x
Andow, D. A., S. L. Farrell, and Y. Hu. 2010. Planting patterns of in-field refuges observed for Bt maize in Minnesota. J. of Econ. Entomol. 103 (4): 1394.
Drew, J., N. Anderson, and D. A. Andow. 2010. Conundrums of a complex vector for invasive species control: a detailed examination of the horticultural industry. Biol. Invasions 12 (8): 2837.
Engels, H., D. Bourguet, L. Cagan, B. Manachini, I. Schuphan, T. J. Stodola, A. Micoud, C. Brazier, C. Mottet, and D. A. Andow. 2010. Evaluating resistance to Bt toxin Cry1Ab by F2 screen in Eurpean populations of Ostrinia Nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). J. of Econ. Entomol. 103(5):1803.
Icoz, I., Saxena, D., Andow, D. A., Zwahlen, C. and Stotzky, G. 2008. Microbial populations and enzyme activities in soil in situ under transgenic corn expressing Cry proteins from Bacillus thuringiensis. Journal of Environmental Quality 37: 647-662.
Olson, D.M. and D.A. Andow. 2008. Patch size and edges and insect populations in landscapes. Oecologia 155: 549–558.
White, J.A. and D.A. Andow. 2008. Benefits of self-super-parasitism in a polyembryonic parasitoid. Biological Control 46:133-139.
Huang, F., B. R. Leonard, and D. A. Andow. 2007. Resistance to transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis-maize in sugarcane borer. Journal of Economic Entomology 100: 164-171.
Mercer, K. L., D. A. Andow, D. L. Wyse and R. G. Shaw. 2007. Stress and domestication traits increase the relative fitness of crop–wild hybrids in sunflower. Ecology Letters 10: 383-393.
Harmon. J.P. and D.A. Andow. 2007. Behavioral mechanisms underlying ants' density-dependent deterrence of aphid-eating predators. Oikos 116: 1030-1036.
White, J.A. and D.A. Andow. 2007. Foraging for intermittently refuged prey: theory and field observations of a parasitoid. Journal of Applied Ecology 76: 1244-1254.
Andow, D. A., and C. Zwahlen. 2006. Assessing environmental risks of transgenic plants. Ecology Letters 9:196-214.
Andow, D. A., G. L. Lövei and S. Arpaia. 2006. Ecological risk assessment for Bt crops. Nature Biotechnology 24: 749-751.
White, J. A. and D. A. Andow. 2006. Habitat modification contributes to associational resistance between herbivores. Oecologia 148: 482-490.
Lodge, D. M., S. Williams, H. MacIsaac, K. Hayes, B. Leung, L. Loope, S. Reichard, R. N. Mack, P. B. Moyle, M. Smith, D. A. Andow, J. T. Carlton and A. McMichael. 2006. Biological Invasions: Recommendations for U.S. Policy and Management. Ecological Applications 16: 2035-2054.
Boody, G., B. Vondracek, D. A. Andow, M. Krinke, J. Westra, J. Zimmerman, and P. Welle. 2005. Multifunctional agriculture in the United States. Bioscience 55:27-38.
Snow, A. A., D. A. Andow, P. Gepts, E. M. Hallerman, A. Power, J. M. Tiedje, and L. L. Wolfenbarger. 2005. Genetically engineered organisms and the environment: Current status and recommendations. Ecological Applications 15:377-404.
White, J. A., and D. A. Andow. 2005. Host-parasitoid interactions in a transgenic landscape: spatial proximity effects of host density. Environmental Entomology 34:1493-1500.
Andow, D. A., and A. Hilbeck. 2004. Science-based risk assessment for nontarget effects of transgenic crops. Bioscience 54:637-649.
Haygood, R., A. R. Ives, and D. A. Andow. 2004. Population genetics of transgene containment. Ecology Letters 7:213-220.
Stodola, T. J., and D. A. Andow. 2004. F2 Screen Variations and Associated Statistics. Journal of Economic Entomology 97:1756-1764.
Andow, D. A., and D. M. Olson. 2003. Inheritance of host finding ability on structurally complex surfaces. Oecologia 136:324-328.
Bourguet, D., J. Chaufaux, M. Seguin, C. Buisson, J. L. Hinton, T. J. Stodola, P. Porter, G. Cronholm, L. L. Buschman, and D. A. Andow. 2003. Frequency of alleles conferring resistance to Bt maize in French and US corn belt populations of the European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 106:1225-1233.
Harmon, J. P., E. E. Hladilek, J. L. Hinton, T. J. Stodola, and D. A. Andow. 2003. Herbivore response to vegetational diversity: spatial interaction of resources and natural enemies. Population Ecology 45:75-81.
Haygood, R., A. R. Ives, and D. A. Andow. 2003. Consequences of recurrent gene flow from crops to wild relatives. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences 270:1879-1886.
Neuhauser, C., D. A. Andow, G. E. Heimpel, G. May, R. G. Shaw, and S. Wagenius. 2003. Community genetics: expanding the synthesis of ecology and genetics. Ecology 84:545-558.
Andow, D. A., and A. R. Ives. 2002. Monitoring and adaptive resistance management. Ecological Applications 12:1378-1390.
Ives, A. R., and D. A. Andow. 2002. Evolution of resistance to Bt crops: directional selection in structured environments. Ecology Letters 5:792-801.
Andow, D. A. 2004. A growing concern: Protecting the food supply in an era of pharmaceutical and industrial crops. Union of Concerned Scientists, Boston, MA.
Hilbeck, A., D. A. Andow, and E. M. G. Fontes. 2006. Environmental risk assessment of genetically modified organisms. Volume 2: methodologies for assessing Bt cotton in Brazil. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK.
Andow, D.A., A. Hilbeck and Nguyễn Văn Tuất (eds), Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms: Challenges and Opportunities with Bt Cotton in Viet Nam. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK, xx + 360 pp.
Consensus reports (co-author)
CEC (Commission for Environmental Cooperation). 2004. Maize and biodiversity: The effects of transgenic maize in Mexico: Key findings and recommendations. Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Montreal. 35 pp.
IPGRI (International Plant Genetic Resources Institute). 2004. Final Report on technical issues associated with the development of CGIAR policies to address the possibility of adventitious presence of transgenes in CGIAR ex situ collections. International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, Rome. 25 pp.
NRC (National Research Council). 2002. Environmental effects of transgenic plants: The scope and adequacy of regulation. National Academy Press, Washington, DC. 320 pp.
Graduate Students Advised:
Li Jianbo, M.S., Entomology 1989
Tiel T. Bryja, M.S., Ecology 1990
Michael Muscari, M.S., Ecology 1992
Jennifer R. Edgerton, Ph.D., Ecology 1997
Dawn M. Olson, Ph.D., Entomology , 1997
Nancy A. Schellhorn, Ph.D., Entomology, 1998
Cynthia Lane, Ph.D., Conservation Biology, 1999
Carolyn Carr, M.S., Conservation Biology (Co-advisor), 2000
Jason Harmon, Ph.D. Entomology, 2003
Erin Hladlik, M.S., Entomology 2003
Melody Ng, M.S., Ecology 2004
Jennifer White, Ph.D., EEB, 2005
Margaret Savanick, M.S., Conservation Biology 2005
Yang Hu, Ph.D. Entomology, 2008
Adam Zeilinger, Ph.D., Conservation Biology
Kristina Prescott, Ph.D., EEB
Hannah Gray, Ph.D. Student, Entomology (Current)