Henry Fadamiro, D.Phil., FRES

Alumni Professor

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinator for Alabama &

Associate Director, Southern Region IPM Center

Lab Page

346 Funchess Hall
+1 334-844-5098

Areas of Interest:

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)

Professional Experience:

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


Leadership/Administrative Preparation:

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

Fadamiro in the News, Recent Grants and Media Highlights


Professional Activities:

  • 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

Awards and Honors:

  • 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

Graduate Students:

  • 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

Research Associates/Post-docs:

  • 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.

Research Assistants:

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

Select Current Grants:

  • 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).

Select Publications:

  • 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)
  • Chen, L., Y. Lu, Q. Hu, and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2012. Similarity in venom alkaloid chemistry of alate queens of imported fire ants: implication for hybridization between Solenopsis richteri and S. invicta in the Southern United States. Chemistry & Biodiversity 9: 702-713. (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)
  • Onagbola, E., and H.Y. Fadamiro. 2011. Electroantennogram and behavioral responses of Pteromalus cerealella to odor stimuli associated with its host, Callosobruchus maculatus. Journal of Stored Products Research 47: 123-129. (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)

Last Updated: April 04, 2014

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