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Henry Fadamiro

Assistant Dean and Director of Global Programs; Alumni Professor

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Research: Arthropod behavior, neurobiology, chemical & molecular ecology, & integrated pest management (IPM)

International interests: Global food security & environmental health


1995 D.Phil.., University of Oxford, United Kingdom (Zoology)
1992 M.S., Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria (Biology)
1989 B.S., Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria (Biology)


2011-Present Alumni Professor, Auburn University
2004-Present Coordinator/Director, Alabama Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program
2012-Present Associate Director, Southern IPM Center, Raleigh, NC
2012-Present Professor, Auburn University
2007-2011 Associate Professor, Auburn University
2003-2007 Assistant Professor, Auburn University
1999-2002 Research Scientist/Entomologist, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
1998-1999 Research Associate, Entomology, University of Minnesota
1996-1998 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Entomology, Iowa State University
1992-1995 Graduate Research Assistant, Entomology, University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K.
1990-1992 Graduate Assistant, Biology, Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria
1989-1990 Research Assistant, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria


  • LEAD21 (Leadership for 21st Century) Alumni (Class VIII)
  • FSLI (Food Systems Leadership Institute) Participant (Cohort 9)




  • Editor for Physiological Entomology
  • 2008-2009 – Chair, SERA 3: Southern Region IPM Coordinators/Information Exchange Group
  • 2007-2008 – Chair, Advisory Council of the Southern Region IPM Center, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • December 2004-2007 – President, Black Entomologists
  • Member of Editorial Board of the International Journal of Tropical Insect Science (formerly Insect Science and its Applications)
  • Member, International Society for Chemical Ecology
  • Member, Entomological Society of America


  • 2013 – Dean’s Grantsmanship Award, College of Agriculture, Auburn University
  • 2012 – Presidential Administrative Fellow, Auburn University
  • 2012 – Dean’s Grantsmanship Award, College of Agriculture, Auburn University
  • 2011-Present – Alumni Professor, Auburn University
  • 2010-Present – Fellow of Royal Entomological Society (FRES)
  • 2011 – Award for Excellence in Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Entomological Society of America-Southeastern Branch
  • 2011 – Dean’s Grantsmanship Award, College of Agriculture, Auburn University
  • 2009 – Extramural Competitive Funding Award, Alabama Cooperative Extension System
  • 2005 – Director’s Research Award, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station/College of Agriculture, Auburn University
  • 1992-1995 – Rhodes Scholar, University of Oxford, United Kingdom


  • Tolulope Morawo, M.S. Student (Graduate Research Assistant, started Fall 2011)
  • Jill Piorkowski, M.S. Student (Graduate Research Assistant, started Fall 2012)
  • Joseph Disi, Ph.D. Student (Graduate Research Assistant, started Fall 2012)
  • Olufemi Ajayi, M.S. Student (Graduate Research Assistant, started Spring 2013)
  • Matt Burrows, M.S. Student (Graduate Research Assistant, started Fall 2013)
  • Elly Maxwell, M.S. (Fall 2003-Fall 2005). Current position: Entomologist, Dow Gardens, Midland, Michigan
  • Ebenezer Onagbola, Ph.D. (Spring 2004-Fall 2007). Current position: US Army
  • Yingfang Xiao, Ph.D. (Fall 2005-Fall 2009). Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher. Univ. of Florida, Apopka, Florida
  • Timothy Nafziger, M.S. (Fall 2007-Spring 2010)
  • Clement Akotsen-Mensah, Ph.D. (Fall 2006-Summer 2010). Current position: Lecturer, University of Ghana
  • Rammohan (Rao) Balusu, Ph.D. (Fall 2006-Summer 2011). Current position: Research Fellow, Auburn University
  • Esther Ngumbi, Ph.D. (Spring 2008-Summer 2011). Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Auburn University
  • Kate Nangle, M.S. Student (Fall 2009 – Spring 2012). Current position: Entomologist, Bayer, Raleigh, NC
  • Prithwiraj Das, Ph.D. Student (Fall 2007 – Fall 2012). Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Washington University, St, Louis, MO


  • Dr. Rammohan (Rao) Balusu, Research Fellow. (2011-Present)
  • Dr. Simon Zebelo, Postdoctoral Fellow. (2012-Present)
  • Dr. Eunice Ajayi, Visiting Scholar. (2012-Present)
  • Dr. Esther Ngumbi, Postdoctoral Fellow. (2013-Present)
  • Dr. Yuan Yuan Song, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar (2012-2013). Current position: Associate Professor, South China Agricultural University.
  • Dr. Martin Mbai, Visiting Scholar (2013). London, UK.
  • Dr. Clement Akotsen-Mensah, Research Fellow. (August 2010-July 2012). Current position: Lecturer, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
  • Dr. Joseph Anikwe, Visiting Research Scholar. (February 2011-August 2011). Current position: Lecturer, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Dr. Kavita Sharma, Ph.D. Research Scholar (November 2008-April 2011). Current position: Research Associate, University of California, Riverside, CA
  • Dr. Li Chen, Ph.D. Research Fellow. (March 2004-December 2008). Current position: Associate Professor, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Dr. Xiaofang He, Ph.D. Visiting Research Scholar. (February 2008-February 2009). Current position: Lecturer, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China
  • Dr. Hongyi Wei, Ph.D. Visiting Research Scholar. (September 2006-September 2007). Current position: Professor, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, China
  • Dr. Vincent Umeh, Ph.D. Visiting Research Scholar. (March 2005-November 2005). Current position: Chief Research Entomologist, National Horticultural Research Institute, Ibadan, Nigeria.


  • Savannah Duke, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2013-
  • Thelma Quansa, Research Assistant, 2013-
  • Tunde Awolumate, Field Assistant, 2013-
  • Heather Leyva, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2013-


  • United States Department of Agriculture-NIFA. Funded September 1, 2013-August 31, 2016. Statewide Extension IPM Coordination Program for Auburn University and Alabama Cooperative Extension System for 2013-2016. (H.Y. Fadamiro, PI, multiple co-PIs).
  • United States Department of Agriculture-NIFA. Funded October 1, 2011-September 30, 2015. Development and Participatory Implementation of Integrated Organic Pest Management for Crucifer Vegetable Production in the South (H.Y. Fadamiro, PI, multiple co-PIs).
  • Becker Underwood/BASF. Fixed Price Research Agreement. Funded April 1, 2012-March 30, 2015. Insects and Nematodes Control with PGPR (Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria) (J. Kloepper, H.Y. Fadamiro, K. Lawrence, Co-PIs).


  • Zebelo, S., J. Piorkowski, J. Disi, and H. Fadamiro. 2014. Secretions from the ventral eversible gland of Spodoptera exigua caterpillars activate defense related genes and induce emission of volatile organic compounds in tomato, Solanum lycopersicum. BMC Plant Biology 14:140 (12 pages). (PDF)
  • Fadamiro, H.Y., C. Akotsen-Mensah, Y. Xiao, and J. Anikwe. 2013. Field evaluation of predacious mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) for biological control of citrus red mite, Panonychus citri (Trombidiformes: Tetranychidae). Florida Entomologist 96: 80-91. (PDF)
  • Das, P., and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2013. Species and sexual differences in antennal lobe architecture and glomerular organization in two parasitoids with different degree of host specificity, Microplitis croceipes and Cotesia marginiventris. Cell & Tissue Research 352: 227-235. (PDF)
  • Sharma, K., and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2013. Fire ant alarm pheromone and venom alkaloids act in concert to attract parasitic phorid flies, Pseudacteon spp. Journal of Insect Physiology 59: 1119-1124. (PDF)
  • Akotsen-Mensah, C., R. Boozer, and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2012. Influence of orchard weed management practices on soil dwelling stages of plum curculio, Conotrachelus nenuphar. Florida Entomologist 95: 882-889. (PDF)
  • Ngumbi, E., M. Jordan, and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2012. Comparison of associative learning of host-related plant volatiles in two parasitoids with different degrees of host specificity, Cotesia marginiventris and Microplitis croceipes. Chemoecology 22: 207-215. (PDF)
  • Akotsen-Mensah, C., R. Boozer, A. Appel, and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2011. Seasonal phenology and development of a degree-day model for predicting activity of plum curculio, Conotrachelus nenuphar in Alabama peaches. Annals of Entomological Society of America 104: 192-201. (PDF)
  • Fadamiro, H.Y., L. Chen, C. Akotsen-Mensah, and W. Setzer. 2010. Antennal electrophysiological responses of the giant swallowtail butterfly, Papilio cresphontes, to the essential oils of Zanthoxylum clava-herculis and related plants. Chemoecology. 20:25-33. (PDF)
  • Xiao, Y., and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2010. Functional responses and prey-stage preferences of three species of predacious mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) on citrus red mite, Panonychus citri (Acari: Tetranychidae). Biological Control 53: 345-352. (PDF)
  • Ngumbi, E., L. Chen, and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2010. Electroantennogram (EAG) responses of Microplitis croceipes and Cotesia marginiventris and their lepidopteran hosts to a wide array of odor stimuli: correlation between EAG response and degree of host specificity? Journal of Insect Physiology 56: 1260-1268. (PDF)
  • Fadamiro, H.Y., X. He, and L. Chen. 2009. Aggression in imported fire ants: an explanation for shifts in their spatial distributions in southern United States? Ecological Entomology. 34: 427-436. (PDF)
  • Chen, L., K. Sharma, and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2009. Fire ant venom alkaloids act as key attractants for the parasitic phorid fly, Pseudacteon tricuspis (Diptera: Phoridae). Naturwissenschaften. 96:1421-1429. (PDF)
  • Fadamiro, H.Y., Y. Xiao, M. Nesbitt, and C. C. Childers. 2009. Diversity and seasonal abundance of predacious mites in Alabama Satsuma citrus. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 102: 616-628. (PDF)
  • Ngumbi, E., L. Chen, and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2009. Comparative GC-EAD responses of a specialist (Microplitis croceipes) and a generalist (Cotesia marginiventris) parasitoid to cotton volatiles induced by two caterpillar species. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 35: 1009-1020. (PDF)
  • Fadamiro, H.Y., Xiao, T. Hargroder, M. Nesbitt, V.C. Umeh, and C. C. Childers. 2008. Seasonal occurrence of key arthropod pests and associated natural enemies in Alabama Satsuma citrus. Environmental Entomology 37: 555-567. (PDF)
  • Chen, L., and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2008. Antennal sensilla of the decapitating phorid fly, Pseudacteon tricuspis (Diptera: Phoridae). Micron 39: 517-525. (PDF)
  • Chen, L., and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2007. Differential electroantennogram response of females and males of two parasitoid species to host-related green leaf volatiles and inducible compounds. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 97: 515-522. (PDF)
  • Chen, L., and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2007. Behavioral and electroantennogram responses of phorid fly Pseudacteon tricuspis (Diptera: Phoridae) to red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta odor and trail pheromone. Journal of Insect Behavior 20: 267-287. (PDF)
  • Maxwell, E., and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2006. Evaluation of several reduced-risk insecticides in combination with an action threshold for managing lepidopteran pests of cole crops in Alabama. Florida Entomologist 89: 117-126. (PDF)
  • Fadamiro, H.Y., and L. Chen. 2005. Utilization of aphid honeydew and floral nectar by Pseudacteon tricuspis (Diptera: Phoridae), a parasitoid of imported fire ants, Solenopis spp. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Biological Control 34: 73-82. (PDF)
  • Fadamiro, H.Y. 2004. Monitoring the seasonal flight activity of codling moth, Cydia pomonella, and redbanded leafroller, Argyrotaenia velutinana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in apple orchards using pheromone-baited traps. Environmental Entomology 33: 1711-1717. (PDF)
  • Fadamiro, H.Y. 2004. Pest phenology and evaluation of traps and pheromone lures for monitoring flight activity of obliquebanded leafroller (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in Minnesota apple orchards. Journal of Economic Entomology 97: 530-538. (PDF)
  • Fadamiro, H.Y., and G.E. Heimpel. 2001. Effects of partial sugar deprivation on lifespan and carbohydrate mobilization in the parasitoid Macrocentrus grandii (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 94: 906-916. (PDF)
  • Fadamiro, H.Y., A.A. Cossé, and T.C. Baker. 1999. Fine-scale resolution of closely spaced pheromone and antagonist filaments by flying male Helicoverpa zea. Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 185: 131-141. (PDF)
  • Fadamiro, H.Y., and T.C. Baker. 1999. Reproductive performance and longevity of female European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis: effects of multiple mating and adult feeding. Journal of Insect Physiology 45: 385-392. (PDF)
  • Baker, T.C., H.Y. Fadamiro, and A.A. Cossé. 1998. Moth uses fine tuning for odour resolution. Nature 393: 530. (PDF)


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