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Rev. Daniel J. Sullivan, S.J.
Professor - Biological Sciences
Insect Behavior, Ecology, Biological Control
Ph.D. (Entomology) from University of California at Berkeley
   
Daniel J. Sullivan
 

Department of Biological Sciences
Fordham University
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
   
Phone: 718-817-5357
Fax: 718-817-3645
sullivan@fordham.edu
   

Research Interests

• Biological control of insect pests
• IPM (Integrated Pest Management)
• Multitrophic ecology & food webs
• Behavior of entomophagous insects
• Aphid predators and wasp parasitoids
• Hyperparasitism = secondary parasitoids

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Brief Biography
 

2006-2007 > President - Fordham Chapter Scientific Society of Sigma Xi

Fall 2005 > "Visiting Scholar" at University of California in Berkeley (Division of Insect Biology, Center for Biological Control of Insect Pests)

Fall 2004 > "Visiting Scientist" at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) near Hyderabad, India

Fall 2003 > "Visiting Scholar" at University of California in Berkeley (Division of Insect Biology, Center for Biological Control of Insect Pests)

Summer 2002 > "Visiting Scholar" at University of California in Berkeley (Division of Insect Biology, Center for Biological Control of Insect Pests)

2000... > Continuing as Full Professor at Fordham University (Biological Sciences)

1999-2000 > Faculty Fellowship (sabbatical) to do research in India as a "Visiting Scientist" at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) near Hyderabad, India.

1989-1999 > Continuing as Full Professor at Fordham University (Biological Sciences)

1988-1989 > Faculty Fellowship (sabbatical) to do research in South America as a "Visiting Scientist" at the Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT) in Cali, COLOMBIA

1984-1985 > U.S. Government Fulbright Research Fellowship as a "Visiting Scientist" at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (ITTA) in Ibadan, NIGERIA (West Africa)

1977-1978 > Faculty Fellowship (sabbatical) as a "Research Associate" in the Department of Entomological Sciences at the University of California - Berkeley

1969 > Faculty member: Department of Biological Sciences, Fordham University
> Ph.D. (Entomology) from the University of California - Berkeley

1962-1963 > Pastoral and Ascetical Theology at the Séminaire des Mission, Châlons-sur- Marne, FRANCE

Summer 1962 > Certificate in French Language Studies at the Université de Strasbourg, (Alsace) FRANCE

1958-1962 > Theology and Ordination to the Catholic Priesthood at the Innsbruck Universität (Tirol) AUSTRIA

Summer 1958 > Certificate in German Language Studies at the Wien (Vienna) Universität 1958
> M.S. (Biology) from Fordham University, Bronx, NY

1955-1957 > Biology & Science teacher at McQuaid High School - Rochester, New York

1950-1955 > Classics & Philosophy in New York & Spring Hill College-Mobile, Alabama

1950 > entered the Jesuits (Society of Jesus = "S.J.")
> Commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force Reserve
> B.S. (Biology ) cum laude from Fordham University, Bronx, NY

Selected Publications

Sullivan, D.J., Daane, K.M., Sime, K.R., Andrews, J.W. 2006. Protective Mechanisms for Pupae of Psyllaephagus bliteus Riek (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), a Parasitoid of the Red-gum Lerp Psyllid, Glycaspis brimblecombei Moore (Hemiptera: Psylloidea).
Australian Journal of Entomology. 45:101-105

Sharma, H.C., Sullivan, D.J., Sharma, M.M. and Shetty, S.V.R. 2004. Influence of Weeding Regimes and Pearl Millet Genotypes on Parasitism of the Oriental Armyworm, Mythimna separata. BioControl 49:689-699

Sullivan, D.J. 2004. Aphids. IN Encyclopedia of Entomology (J.L. Capinera, ed), pp. 126-146. Amsterdam: Kluwer Academic Publ. 3 Vols. 2580 pp.

Sharma, H.C., Pampapathy, G. and Sullivan, D.J. 2003. Influence of Host Plant Resistance on Activity and Abundance of Natural Enemies. IN Biological Control of Insects (S. Ignacimuthu and S. Jayara, eds.), pp. 282-296. New Delhi: Phoenix Publishing. 363 pp

Sullivan, D.J. 2003. Hyperparasitism. IN Encyclopedia of Insects (V.H. Resh and R.T. Cardé, eds), pp. 549-551. New York: Academic Press/Elsevier Science. 1266 pp.

Sharma, H.C., Sullivan, D.J. and Bhatnagar, V.S. 2002. Population Dynamics and Natural Mortality Factors of the Oriental Armyworm, Mythimna separata (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in South Central India. Journal of Crop Protection. 21:721-732

Sullivan, D.J. 2001. Effect of Microbial Pesticides on Natural Enemies. IN Microbials in Insect Pest Management. (S.Ignacimuthu and A. Sen, eds.) pp. 39 46. New Delhi: Oxford & IBH Publishing, Ltd. 174 pp.

Sharma, H.C. and Sullivan, D.J. 2000. Screening for Plant Resistance in the Oriental Armyworm, Mythimna separata (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), in Pearl Millet, Pennisetum glaucum, in South India. Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology. 17:125 134

Völkl, W. and Sullivan, D.J. 2000. Foraging Behaviour, Host Plant and Host Location in the Aphid Hyperparasitoid, Euneura augarus. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 97:47-56

Sullivan, D.J. and Völkl, W. 1999. Hyperparasitism: Multitrophic Ecology and Behavior. Annual Review of Entomology 44:291-315.

Sullivan, D.J. 1995. Agriculture in Africa. IN The Fulbright Experience in Africa (F.A. Salamone, ed.), pp. 47-63. Williamsburg, VA: College of William and Mary Press (Studies in Third World Societies). 169 pp.

Carew, W.P. and Sullivan, D.J. 1993. Interspecific Parasitism Between Two Aphid Hyperparasitoids, Dendrocerus carpenteri (Hymenoptera: Megaspilidae) and Asaphes lucens (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 86:794-798.

Kanuck, M.J. and Sullivan, D.J. 1992. Ovipositional Behavior and Larval Development of Aphidencyrtus aphidivorus (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), an Aphid Hyperparasitoid.Journal of the New York Entomological Society 100:527-532 + color plate.

Sullivan, D.J., Castillo, J.A. and Bellotti, A.C. 1991. Comparative Biology of Six Species of Coccinellid Beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) Predaceous on the Mealybug, Phennacoccus herreni (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae), a Pest of Cassava in Colombia, South America. Environmental Entomology 20:685-689.

Sullivan, D.J. 1988. Aphid Hyperparasites. IN Aphids, Their Biology, Natural Enemies and Control. (A.K. Minks and P. Harrewijn, eds.), Vol. 2B, pp. 189-203. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publ. 382 pp.

Carver, M. and Sullivan, D.J. 1988. Encapsulative Defence Reactions of Aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) to Insect Parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae and Aphelinidae). IN Ecology and Effectiveness of Aphidophaga (E. Niemczyk and A.F.G. Dixon, eds.), pp. 299-303. The Hague: SPB Academic Publishing. 341 pp.

Sullivan, D.J. and Neuenschwander, P. 1988. Melanization of Eggs and Larvae of the Parasitoid, Epidinocarsis lopezi (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), by the Cassava Mealybug, Phenacoccus manihoti Malile-Ferrero (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae). Canadian Entomologist 120:63-71.

Sullivan, D.J. 1987. Insect Hyperparasitism. Annual Review of Entomology 32:49-70.

Neuenschwander, P. and Sullivan, D.J. 1987. Interactions Between the Endophagous Parasitoid Epidinocarsis lopezi and its Host, Phenacoccus manihoti. Insect Science and Its Application 8:857-859.

Sullivan, D.J. 1986. Aphid Hyperparasites: Taxonomy and Ovipositional Behavior. IN Ecology of Aphidophaga (I. Hodek ed.), pp. 511-518. Prague: Academia Publ., Dordrecht: Junk Publ. 562 pp.

Sullivan, D.J. 1985. Feeding the Hungry in Africa. America 153:281-282.

Chow, F. and Sullivan, D.J. 1984. Developmental Stages of Praon pequodorum Viereck (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae), a Pea Aphid Parasitoid. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 77:319-322.

Matejko, I. and Sullivan, D.J. 1984. Interspecific Tertiary Parasitoidism Between Two Aphid Hyperparasitoids: Dendrocerus carpenteri and Alloxysta megourae (Hymenoptera: Megaspilidae and Cynipidae). Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 74:31-38.

Knizeski, H. and Sullivan, D.J. 1984. Temporal Distribution of Crane Flies (Diptera: Tipulidae) in a Southern New York Woodland. Canadian Entomologist 116:1137-1144.

Levine, L. and Sullivan, D.J. 1983. Intraspecific Tertiary Parasitoidism in Asaphes lucens (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae), an Aphid Hyperparasitoid. Canadian Entomologist 115:1653-1658.

Gambino, P. and Sullivan, D.J. 1982. Phenology of Adult Emergence of Two Species of the Genus Sympiesis (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) Parasitizing the Spotted Tentiform Leafminer, Phyllonorycter crataegella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 90:229-236.

Mackauer, M. and Sullivan, D.J. 1982. A New Species of Praon (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae), Parasitic on the Dusky-veined Walnut Aphid, Callaphis juglandis (Homoptera: Aphididae). Canadian Entomologist 114:1159-1161.

Salyk, R. and Sullivan, D.J. 1982. Comparative Feeding Behavior of Two Aphid Species: Bean Aphid (Aphis fabae Scopoli) amd Pea Aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum [Harris]) (Homoptera: Aphididae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 90:87-93.

Bocchino, F. and Sullivan, D.J. 1981. Effects of Venoms from Two Aphid Hyperparasitoids, Asaphes lucens and Dendrocerus carpenteri (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae and Megaspilidae) on Larvae of Aphidius smithi (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae). Canadian Entomologist 113:887-889 + color plate.

Pirone, D. and Sullivan, D.J. 1980. Ecology of the Necrophilous and Carpophilous Coleoptera in a Southern New York Woodland, Part I - Overview. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 88:186-196.

Matejko, I. and Sullivan, D.J. 1979. Bionomics and Behavior of Alloxysta megourae, an Aphid Hyperparasitoid (Hymenoptera: Alloxystidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 87:275-282.

Bennett, A.W. and Sullivan, D.J. 1978. Defensive Behavior Against Tertiary Parasitism by the Larva of Dendrocerus carpenteri, an Aphid Hyperparasitoid. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 86:153-160.

Keller, L.J. and Sullivan, D.J. 1976. Oviposition Behavior and Host-feeding of Asaphes lucens, an Aphid Hyperparasitoid (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 84:206-211.

Sullivan, D.J. 1972. Comparative Behavior and Competition between Two Aphid Hyperparasites: Alloxysta victrix and Asaphes californicus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae; Pteromalidae). Environmental Entomology 1:234-244.

Sullivan, D.J. and van den Bosch, R. 1971. Field Ecology of the Primary Parasites and Hyperparasites of the Potato Aphid, Macrosiphum euphorbiae, in the East San Francisco Bay Area (Homoptera: Aphididae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 64:389-394.

Memberships

o Entomological Society ofAmerica
o Entomological Society of Canada
o International Organization for Biological Control
o Pacific Coast Entomological Society
o New York Entomological Society
o Society of the Sigma Xi
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