Dr. Nadir Erbilgin

Department of Renewable Resources

University of Alberta, Canada





2001  Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

1996  M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University, USA

1991  B.Sc., Istanbul University, Turkey


Publications (Selected)

  1. Kausrud K, B Økland, O Skarpaas, JC Gregoire, N Erbilgin, NC Stenseth. Population dynamics in changing environments: the case of an eruptive forest pest species.Biological Review.
  2. Colgan LJ,N Erbilgin. Tree-Mediated Interactions between the jack pine budworm and a mountain pine beetle fungal associate.Ecological Entomology.
  3. Økland B,N Erbilgin, O Skarpaas. E Christiansen, Bo Långström. Possible ecosystem effects of species interaction between populations of native and exotic tree-killing bark beetles.Biological Invasions. 13: 1151-1164.
  4. Zhao T, A-K Borg-Karlson,N Erbilgin, P Krokene. Host resistance elicited by exogenous application of methyl jasmonate alters the aggregation pheromone of spruce bark beetle,Ips typographus.Oecologia.
  5. Yuceer C, C-Y Hsu,N Erbilgin, KD Klepzig. Ultrastructure of the southern pine beetle mycangium: Complex morphology for complex interactions.Acta Zoologica.
  6. Colgan LJ,N Erbilgin. The ecological interaction of the mountain pine beetle and jack pine budworm in the boreal forest.Forest Chronicle. 86: 766-774.
  7. Masood A, S Saeed,N Erbilgin, YJ Kwon. Role of stressful mango host conditions in attraction and colonization by the mango bark beetle,Hypocryphalus mangiferaeStebbing (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) and in the symptom development of quick decline on mango trees in Pakistan.Entomological Research. 40: 316-327.
  8. Goodsman, D, VJ Lieffers, SM Landhäusser,N Erbilgin. Carbohydrate reserves of lodgepole pine decline with tree size and fertilization.Forest Ecology & Management. 260: 1914–1920.
  9. Erbilgin N,DL Wood, TR Gordon, AJ Storer. Bark beetle (Coleoptera: Scolytidae)-mediated fungal infections of susceptible trees induce resistance to subsequent infections in a dose dependent manner.Agricultural & Forest Entomology. 11: 255-263.
  10. Gillette NE,N Erbilgin, JN Webster, L Pederson, SR Mori, JD Stein, DR Owen, KM Bischel, DL Wood. Aerially applied verbenone-releasing flakes protectPinus contortastands from attack byDendroctonus ponderosaein California and Idaho.Forest Ecology & Management. 257: 1405-1412.
  11. Gillette NE, CJ Mehmel, JN Webster, SR Mori,N Erbilgin, DL Wood, JD Stein. Aerially applied methylcyclohexenone-releasing flakes protectPseudotsuga menziesiistands from attack byDendroctonus pseudotsugae.Forest Ecology & Management. 257: 1231-1236
  12. Raffa KF, BH Aukema, BJ Bentz, A Carroll,N Erbilgin, DA Herms, JA Hicke, RW Hofstetter, S Katovich, BS Lindgren, J Logan, W Mattson, AS Munson, DJ Robison, DL Six, PC Tobin, P Townsend, KF Wallin. A literal meaning of forest health safeguards against misuses and misapplications. (Secondary authors are listed by alphabetical order).Perspective. Journal of Forestry. 107(5): 276-277.
  13. Erbilgin N,G Ritokova, DL Wood, TR Gordon, AJ Storer. Temporal variation in contamination of pine engraver beetles withFusarium circinatumin native Monterey pine forests in California.Plant Pathology. 57:1103-1108.
  14. Erbilgin N,NE Gillette, JD Stein, AS Nelson, F Uzoh, DL Wood.Acetophenone superior to verbenone for reducing attraction of western pine beetleDendroctonus brevicomisto its aggregation pheromone.Agricultural & Forest Entomology. 10:433-441.
  15. Zhang QH,N Erbilgin,SJ Seybold. GC-EAD responses of four bark beetle species associated with Monterey pine trees in coastal California to common host, nonhost and bark beetle volatiles: Similarities and disparities.Chemoecology. 18:243-254.
  16. McPherson BA, N Erbilgin,DL Wood, P Svihra, AJ Storer, RB Standiford. Attraction of saprotrophic bark and ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) to coast live oaks (Quercus agrifolia) infected byPhytophtora ramorum.Agricultural & Forest Entomology. 10:315-321.
  17. Erbilgin N, NE Gillette, JD Stein, DR Owen, DL Wood.Acetophenone as an anti-attractant for the western pine beetle,Dendroctonus brevicomis, LeConte (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).Journal of Chemical Ecology. 33: 817-823.
  18. Erbilgin, N,E Christiansen, P Krokene. A host monoterpene influencesIps typographusresponses (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae) to its aggregation pheromone: Implications for host colonization of bark beetles.Agricultural & Forest Entomology. 9: 135-140.
  19. O’Brien ML, KL O’Hara,N Erbilgin,DL Wood. Overstory and shrub effects on natural regeneration processes in nativePinus radiatastands.Forest Ecology & Management. 240: 178-185.
  20. Erbilgin N,N Gillette, D Owen, L Merrill, R Campos, TM Montiel, J Sun, J Stein, KF Raffa, DL Wood. Attraction ofDendroctonus valensto a common host volatile across a broad range of its native North American and in its introduced Asian regions.Journal of Chemical Ecology. 33: 131-146.
  21. Bonello P, TR Gordon, DL Wood, DA Herms,N Erbilgin. Nature and ecological implications of pathogen-induced systemic resistance in conifers: A novel hypothesis.Physiological & Molecular Plant Pathology. 68: 95-104.
  22. Erbilgin N,E Christiansen, P Krokene, G Zeneli, J Gershenzon. Exogenous application of methyl jasmonate elicits defenses in Norway spruce (Picea abies) and reduces host colonization by the bark beetleIps typographus. Oecologia. 148: 426-436.
  23. Raffa KF, BH Aukema,N Erbilgin, KD Klepzig, KF Wallin. Interactions among conifer terpenoids and bark beetles across multiple levels of scale: an attempt to understand links between. population patterns and physiological processes.Recent Advances in Phytochemistry. 39:79-118.
  24. Økland B, A Liebhold, O Bjørnstad,N Erbilgin,P Krokene. Are bark beetle outbreaks less synchronous than forest Lepidoptera outbreaks?Oecologia. 146: 365-372
  25. Erbilgin N,AJ Storer, DL Wood, TR Gordon. Colonization of cut branches of five coniferous hosts of the pitch canker fungus (Fusarium circinatum) byPityophthorusspp. (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) in central, coastal California.Canadian Entomologist. 137: 337-349.
  26. Erbilgin N,DL Dahlsten, P Chen. Effects of indigenous natural enemies on the biological control of an exoticGlycaspis brimblecombei(Homoptera: Psylloidea), a pest of eucalyptus trees, and its introduced parasitoid,Psyllaephagus bliteus(Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae).Biological Control. 31:329-337.
  27. Dahlsten DL, DL Six, AB Lawson, DL Rowney,N Erbilgin,KF Raffa. Attraction ofIps pini(Coleoptera: Scolytidae) and its predators to natural attractants and synthetic semiochemicals: implications for population monitoring in northern California.Environmental Entomology. 33:1554­1561.
  28. Erbilgin N,KF Raffa. Spatial analysis of forest gaps resulting from bark beetle colonization of red pines experiencing belowground herbivory and root infection.Forest Ecology & Management. 177: 145-153.
  29. Erbilgin N,JS Powell, KF Raffa. Effect of varying monoterpene concentrations on the response ofIps pini(Coleoptera: Scolytidae) to its aggregation pheromone: implications for pest management and ecology of bark beetles.Agricultural & Forest Entomology. 5: 269-274.
  30. Dahlsten DL, DL Six,N Erbilgin, KF Raffa, AB Lawson, DL Rowney. Attraction ofIps pini(Coleoptera: Scolytidae) and its predators to various enantiomeric ratios of ipsdienol and lanierone in California: implications for the augmentation and conservation of natural enemies.Environmental Entomology. 32: 1115-1122.
  31. Erbilgin N,KF Raffa. Association of declining red pine stands with reduced populations of bark beetle predators, seasonal increases in root colonizing insects, and incidence of root pathogens.Forest Ecology & Management. 164: 221-236.
  32. Erbilgin N,EV Nordheim, BH Aukema, KF Raffa. Population dynamics ofIps piniandIps grandicollisin red pine plantations in Wisconsin: within- and between- year associations with predators, competitors, and habitat quality.Environmental Entomology. 31: 1043-1051.
  33. Erbilgin N,KF Raffa. Modulation of predator attraction to pheromones of two prey species by stereochemistry of plant volatiles.Oecologia. 127: 444-453.
  34. Erbilgin N,KF Raffa. Kairomonal range of generalist predators in specialized habitats: responses to multiple phloeophagous species emitting pheromones vs. host odors.Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 99: 205-210.
  35. Erbilgin N,A Szele, KD Klepzig, KF Raffa. Trap type, chirality of α-pinene, and geographic region affect sampling efficiency of root and lower stem insects in pine.Journal of Economic Entomology. 1113-1121.