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Mailing Address:
1509 Aggie Drive
Beaumont, TX 77713
Phone & Fax: (409) 752-3045 & (409) 752-5560
Office Location: Beaumont Center
Education: Ph.D., Entomology, 1977, University of California, Davis
B.S., Entomology, 1973, University of California, Davis
A.A., Biology, 1971, Bakersfield Junior College, Bakersfield, California

Professional Experience and Academic Appointments:

2001-present  Jack B. Wendt Endowed Chair in Rice Research
2000-present Adjunct Professor of Soil & Crop Science
1999-present Center Director, , Texas A&M University
1989-present Professor of Entomology, Texas A&M University
1981-89 Assistant, Associate, and Professor of Entomology, U.C. Davis, California
1980-81 Biological Systems Analyst, U.C. Systemwide
1978-80 Research Scientist, CSIRO Division of Plant Industry, Narrabri, NSW, Australia
1977-78 Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellow, Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia

Industry/University/State/National Committes (since 1994)
Member, Institute Plant Genomics & Biotechnology Advisory Committee, Texas A&M University System, 2001-present
Editor, Journal of Insect Science, 2001-present
Chair, Texas State Legislative Agriculture & Wildlife Management and Research Advisory Committee, 2000-present
Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee to the Texas Rice Research Foundation, 1999-present
Liaison Officer to the Texas Rice Research Foundation, 1999-present
Member, Crop Biotechnology Advisory Committee, 1999-2001
Member, Council for Agricultural Science & Technology (CAST) National IPM Task Force, 1999-2000
Panel Manager, USDA/NRICGP Agricultural Systems Panel, 1998-1999
Director, Center for Biologically-Intensive IPM, Texas A&M University, 1997-1999
Member, USDA/CSRS NRICGP Panel on Agricultural Systems, Washington, D.C., 1997, 1998
Editor, Journal Economic Entomology, 1994-1998
Associate Director, Center for Biologically-Intensive IPM, 1991-1997
Coordinating Committee National IPM Network for the National Center for IPM at NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, 1996-1997
Member, USDA/NRICGP Panel, Assessing Pest Control Strategies, Washington, D.C., 1994, 1996

Awards and Honors (since 1996):

ESCOP/ACOP Leadership Development Program, 1998
National Excellence in Integrated Pest Management Award  from the Entomological Society of America, 1997
Excellence in Integrated Pest Management Award  from the Entomological Society of America Southwestern Branch, 1994 and 1997
Editor, Journal of Economic Entomology, Entomological Society of America, 1994-present
Distinguished Service Award  from the California Farm Bureau Federation in Recognition of Outstanding Service in Creative Teamwork, 1990.
Fulbright Research Fellow, 1977-78, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Graduated with highest honors, University of California, Davis, 1977
National Science Foundation Pest Management Fellowship, U.C. Riverside, 1974

Current Teaching/Research/Extension Activities:

Teaching responsibilities include a course on Advanced Principles of Agroecosystem Management, which emphasizes agricultural management from a biological systems perspective.
Research program is broad-based and focuses on agroecosystem management using a systems approach.
Extension program largely focuses on working with rice growers to develop scientifically based management programs with the rice industry.

Grants Received: 
During my career, I have obtained about 70 grants, totaling over $8.3 million in funding.

Publications (selected publications):  

I have published over 250 papers, the majority being peer-reviewed journal articles. The following are refereed journal papers that have been published during the previous five years.
(If you want to view all the publications, please click Here)

206. 1997 Hanna, R., F. G. Zalom, L. T. Wilson, and G. M. Leavitt. Sulfur can suppress mite predators in vineyards. California Agriculture 51(1): 19-21.

207. 1997 Parajulee M N. Wilson L T. Rummel D R. Carroll S C. Trichilo P J. Slosser J E. Fuchs T W. Relationship between ambient and leaf litter temperatures in overwintering habitats of boll weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Environmental Entomology 26(2): 135-141. 

208. 1997 Hanna, R., L. T. Wilson, F. G. Zalom, and D. L. Flaherty. Effects of predation and competition on population dynamics of Tetranychus pacificus on grapevines. Journal of Applied Ecology. 34: 878-888.

210. 1997 Hanna, R., F. G. Zalom, and L. Ted Wilson. 'Thompson Seedless' grapevine vigor and abundance of Pacific spider mite (Tetranychus pacificus McGregor) (Acari, Tetranychidae). Journal of Applied Entomology. 121: 511-516.

211. 1997 Wu, G. W., and L. T. Wilson. Growth and development response of rice to rice water weevil injury. Environmental Entomology 26: 1191-1201.

217. 1998 Wu, G. W., and L. T. Wilson. Parameterization, verification, and validation of a physiologically complex age-structured rice simulation model. Agricultural Systems 56: 483-511.

219. 1998 Wu, G., L. T. Wilson, and A. M. McClung. Contribution of rice tillers to dry matter accumulation and yield. Agronomy Journal 90 (3): 317-323.

220. 1998 Yang, Y., L. T. Wilson, M. E. Makela, M. A. Marchetti, and J. P. Krausz. Effect of leaf age and nodal position on receptivity of rice leaves to infection by Pyricularia grisea. Journal of Phytopathology 146: 157-164.

221. 1998 Yang, Y., L. T. Wilson, M. E. Makela, and M. A. Marchetti. Accuracy of numerical methods for solving the advection-diffusion equation as applied to spore and insect dispersal. Ecological Modelling 109: 1-24.

222. 1998 Samonte, S. O. PB., L. T. Wilson, and A. M. McClung. Path analysis of yield and yield-related traits of fifteen diverse rice genotypes. Crop Sciences 38: 1130-1136.

224. 1999 Zalom, F. G., and L. T. Wilson. Predicting phenological events of California processing tomatoes. Acta Horticultura 487: 41-47.

230. 2001 Li, H., R. J. Lascano, J. Booker, L. T. Wilson, and K. F. Bronson. Cotton lint yield variability in a heterogeneous soil at a landscape level. Soil & Tillage Research 58: 245-258. 

233. 2001 Wang, Y., R. L. Crocker, L. T. Wilson, G. Smart, X. Wei, W. T. Nailon, Jr., and P. P. Cobb. Effect of nematode and fungal treatments on nontarget turfgrass-inhabiting arthropod and nematode populations. Environ. Entomol. 30: 196-203.

236. 2001 Carroll., S. C., D. R. Rummel, T. W. Fuchs, J. E. Slosser, M. D. Arnold, M. N. Parajulee, L. T. Wilson, and J. E. Huston. Influence of adult boll weevil diet on winter survival and spring-summer emergence. Southwestern Entomologist 26: 33-48.

248. 2001 Samonte, S. O. PB., L. T. Wilson, A. M. McClung, and L. Tarpley. 2001. Seasonal dynamics of nonstructural carbohydrate partitioning in fifteen diverse rice (Oryza sativa L.) genotypes. Crop Sci. 41: 902-909.

250. 2001 Machado, S., E. D. Bynum, Jr., T. L. Archer, R. J. Lascano, L. T. Wilson, J. Bordovsky, E. Segarra, K. Bronson, D. M. Nesmith, and W. Xu. Spatial and temporal variability of corn grain yield: Site-specific relationships of biotic and abiotic factors. Precision Agriculture 2: 359-376.

251. 2001 Li, H., R. J. Lascano, E. M. Barnes, J. Booker, L. T. Wilson, K. F. Bronson, and E. Segarra. Multispectral reflectance of cotton related to plant growth, soil water and texture, and site elevations. Agronomy Journal 93: 1327-1337. 

252. 2001 Campbell, C. S. Heilman, J. L. McInnes, K. J. Wilson, L. T. Medley, J. C. Wu, G. Cobos, D. R Seasonal variation in radiation use efficiency of irrigated rice. [Journal article] Agricultural & Forest Meteorology. 2001. 110: 1, 45-54.

253. 2001 Campbell, C. S. Heilman, J. L. McInnes, K. J. Wilson, L. T. Medley, J. C. Wu GuoWei. Cobos, D. R Diel and seasonal variation in CO2 flux of irrigated rice. Agricultural & Forest Meteorology. 2001. 108: 1, 15-27..

254. 2002 Li, H., R. J. Lascano, J. Booker, L. T. Wilson, K. F. Bronson, and E. Segarra. State-space description of field heterogeneity: Water and nitrogen use in cotton. Journal Soil Science Socieity of America 66: 585-595.