Tom Baker

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Professor, Entomology

Research Summary

Insect-to-insect or plant-to-insect chemical communication via olfaction, neuroethology, heliothine moth sex pheromone and host plant volatile mixture interactions, development of an insect antenna-based olfactory biosensor, discovery and development of novel insect attractants, traps and mating disruption dispensers, and evolution of sex pheromone blends.

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Recent Publications

Skewed adult sex ratios observed early in the North American invasion of Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae)

Domingue, M. J., Cooperband, M. F. & Baker, T. C., Jun 2020, In: Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 23, 2, p. 425-429 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Pheromone Odorant Receptor Responses Reveal the Presence of a Cryptic, Redundant Sex Pheromone Component in the European Corn Borer, Ostrinia nubilalis

Wanner, K. W., Moore, K., Wei, J., Herdlicka, B. C., Linn, C. E. & Baker, T. C., Jul 1 2020, In: Journal of Chemical Ecology. 46, 7, p. 567-580 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Flight Duration Capabilities of Dispersing Adult Spotted Lanternflies, Lycorma delicatula

Wolfin, M. S., Myrick, A. J. & Baker, T. C., Jul 1 2020, In: Journal of Insect Behavior. 33, 2-4, p. 125-137 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Progression of seasonal activities of adults of the spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, during the 2017 season of mass flight dispersal behavior in eastern Pennsylvania

Baker, T. C., Smyers, E. C., Urban, J. M., Meng, Z., Pagadala Damadaram, K. J., Myrick, A. J., Cooperband, M. F. & Domingue, M. J., Sep 2019, In: Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 22, 3, p. 705-713 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Little effect of delayed mating on fecundity or fertility of female fungus gnats Lycoriella ingenua

Cloonan, K. R., Andreadis, S. S. & Baker, T. C., Mar 2019, In: Physiological Entomology. 44, 1, p. 60-64 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Orientation of flight for physically disturbed spotted lanternflies, Lycorma delicatula, (Hemiptera, Fulgoridae)

Domingue, M. J. & Baker, T. C., Mar 2019, In: Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 22, 1, p. 117-120 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Labial and maxillary palp recordings of the Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis, reveal olfactory and hygroreceptive capabilities

Hall, L. P., Graves, F., Myrick, A., Hoover, K. & Baker, T. C., Aug 1 2019, In: Journal of Insect Physiology. 117, 103905.

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Activity and distribution of the mushroom phorid fly, Megaselia halterata, in and around commercial mushroom farms

Mazin, M., Andreadis, S. S., Jenkins, N. E., Cloonan, K. R., Baker, T. C. & Rajotte, E. G., May 1 2019, In: Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 167, 5, p. 389-395 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Analysis of Anemotactic Flight Tendencies of the Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) during the 2017 Mass Dispersal Flights in Pennsylvania

Myrick, A. J. & Baker, T. C., Jan 15 2019, In: Journal of Insect Behavior. 32, 1, p. 11-23 13 p.

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Flight Dispersal Capabilities of Female Spotted Lanternflies (Lycorma delicatula) Related to Size and Mating Status

Wolfin, M. S., Binyameen, M., Wang, Y., Urban, J. M., Roberts, D. C. & Baker, T. C., May 1 2019, In: Journal of Insect Behavior. 32, 3, p. 188-200 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review