Cornell University
   
Brian Nault

Brian A. Nault
Professor

Department of Entomology
525 Barton Lab
Cornell University, NYSAES
630 W. North Street, Geneva, NY  14456
Office:  315-787-2354
Cell:  315-521-6315
FAX:  315-787-2326
E-mail:  ban6@cornell.edu

Ph. D., Entomology, North Carolina State University (1994)
M.S., Entomology, University of Georgia (1990)
B.S., Entomology, The Ohio State University (1988)

Division of Effort 
60% research, 35% extension, 5% teaching

View CV | View Publications

 
   Links

Department of Entomology faculty profile page

Outreach
North Street Elementary School Summer Science Camp
http://web.pppmb.cals.cornell.edu/smart/esop/index.html

Courses
ENTOM 4190/ PLPA 4190 - Agricultural Application of Plant Health Concepts. Fall semesters. 2 credits. Course addresses real world problems in plant pathology and entomology through the application of research and extension. Students tour a variety of diverse agricultural production areas in central New York where commodities such as horticultural crops (fruit and vegetables), forest and shade trees, and turf are grown. Production of these commodities, identification of major diseases and arthropod pests, and strategies for managing them based on research findings are emphasized. The role of Extension in communicating advancements in disease and pest management also is discussed and growers interact with the group during the tours.

2010 Nault Lab

lab photo for 2010

2009 Nault Lab

lab photo for 2009

2008 Nault Lab

lab photo for 2008

   Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Associates

Graduate Majors

Name

Degree

Date

Elaine Fok PhD TBD
Erik Smith PhD TBD

Erik Smith

MS

2010

Caroline Boutard-Hunt

MS

2008

Francisco Badenes-Perez

PhD

2005

Benjamin Werling

MS

2003

Sharon McDonald

PhD

2001

Graduate Minors

Name

Degree

Date

John Diaz-Montano

PhD

2010

Sahithi Sanaka

MPS

2009

Maria D. Diaz

MS

2006

Postdoctoral Associates

Name

PhD

Period in Nault’s Program

Cynthia L. Hsu University of Minnesota 2007-present

Derek R. Artz

University of Miami (FL)

2008-2010

Professional Experience

Year - Position

2007 - present Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva.

2001 - 2007 Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva.

1997 - 2001 Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Painter.

1995 - 1997 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh.

1990 - 1994 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh.

1988 - 1990 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens.

 

Professional Activities:

 

Memberships

  • Entomological Society of America
  • The American Phytopathological Society
  • Georgia Entomological Society
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (not active)
  • Phi Kappa Phi (not active)

Honors and Awards

  • 2003 Exceptional Service Award as Eastern Branch Representative to the Governing Board, Entomological Society of America (2001-2003).
  • 1994 Recipient of the John Henry Comstock Award for the Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America at the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX.

Assignments

  • Chair, Department of Entomology Strategic Planning Committee (2010-2011)
  • Member of the Department of Entomology Merger Committee (2009-2010)
  • Academic Chair, Cornell Vegetable Crops Program Work Team (2006-2009)
  • Chair, Faculty Advisory Committee (2008-present). Appointed by Director Tom Burr.
  • Member of the Fruit and Vegetable Research Unit Review Panel for NYSAES in Geneva (2007-present).

 

   Selected Publications and Presentations

 

Publications:

  • Hsu, C., C. A. Hoepting, M. Fuchs, E. Smith and B. A. Nault. 2011. Sources of Iris yellow spot virus in New York. Plant Disease (in press).
  • Smith, E. A., A. DiTommaso, M. Fuchs, A. M. Shelton and B. A. Nault. 2011. Weed hosts for onion thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) and their potential role in the epidemiology of Iris yellow spot virus in an onion ecosystem. Environ. Entomol. (in press).
  • Diaz-Montano, J., M. Fuchs, B. A. Nault, J. Fail and A. M. Shelton. 2011. Onion thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae): A global pest of increasing concern in onion. J. Econ. Entomol. (in press).
  • Nault, B. A. and A. M. Shelton. 2010. Impact of insecticide efficacy on developing action thresholds for pest management: A case study of onion thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on onion. J. Econ. Entomol. 103(4): 1315-1326. (view pdf)
  • Diaz-Montano, J., M. Fuchs, B. A. Nault and A. M. Shelton. 2010. Evaluation of onion cultivars for resistance to onion thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) and Iris yellow spot virus. J. Econ. Entomol. 103(3): 925-937. (view pdf)
  • Hsu, C., C. A. Hoepting, M. Fuchs, A. M. Shelton and B. A. Nault. 2010. Temporal dynamics of Iris yellow spot virus and its vector, Thrips tabaci (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), in seeded and transplanted onion fields. Environ. Entomol. 39(2): 266-277. (view pdf)
  • Morsello, S. C., A. L. P. Beaudoin, R. L. Groves, B. A. Nault and G. G. Kennedy.  2010.  The influence of temperature and precipitation on spring dispersal of Frankliniella fusca (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) changes as the season progresses. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 134:  260-271. (view pdf)
  • Boutard-Hunt, C., C. D. Smart, J. Thaler and B. A. Nault.  2009.  Impact of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria and natural enemies on Myzus persicae infestations in pepper.  J. Econ. Entomol.  102(6):  2183-2191. (view pdf)
  • Nault, B. A., D. A. Shah, K. E. Straight, A. C. Bachmann, W. M. Sackett, H. R. Dillard, S. J. Fleischer and F. E. Gildow.  2009.  Modeling temporal trends in aphid vector dispersal and Cucumber mosaic virus epidemics in snap bean.  Environ. Entomol. 38(5):  1347-1359. (view pdf)
  • Gildow, F. E., D. A. Shah, W. M. Sackett, T. Butzler, B. A. Nault, and S. J. Fleischer.  2008.  Transmission efficiency of Cucumber mosaic virus by aphids associated with virus epidemics in snap bean.  Phytopathology  98: 1233-1241. (view pdf)
  • Larentzaki, E., J. Plate, B. A. Nault and A. M. Shelton.  2008.  Impact of straw mulch on populations of onion thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in onion.  J. Econ. Entomol. 101(4): 1317-1324. (view pdf)
  • Larentzaki, E., A. M. Shelton, F. R. Musser, B. A. Nault and J. Plate.  2007.  Overwintering locations and hosts for onion thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in the onion cropping ecosystem in New York.  J. Econ. Entomol.  100(4):  1194-1200. (view pdf)
  • Nault, B. A., A. M. Shelton, J. L. Gangloff-Kaufmann, M. E. Clark, J. L. Werren, J. C. Cabrera-LaRosa and G. G. Kennedy.  2006.  Reproductive modes in onion thrips (Thysanoptera:  Thripidae) populations from New York onion fields.  Environ. Entomol.  35(5):  1264-1271. (view pdf)
  • Nault, B. A., R. W. Straub and A. G. Taylor.  2006.  Performance of novel insecticide seed treatments for managing onion maggot (Diptera:  Anthoymiidae) in onion fields.  Crop Protection  25(1):  58-65. (view pdf)
  • Werling, B. P., J. P. Nyrop and B. A. Nault.  2006.  Spatial and temporal patterns of onion maggot adult activity and oviposition within onion fields that vary in bordering habitat.  Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata.  118:  49-59. (view pdf)
  • Shah, D., H. Dillard, S. Mazumdar-Leighton, D. Gonsalves and B.A. Nault.  2006.  Incidence, spatial patterns and associations among viruses in snap bean and alfalfa in New York.  Plant Disease. 90: 203-210. (view pdf)
  • Musser, F. M., B. A. Nault, J. P. Nyrop and A. M. Shelton.  2005.  The impact of a glossy collard trap crop on adult movement, oviposition and larval survival of diamondback moth (Lepidoptera:  Plutellidae).  Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 117:  71-81. (view pdf)
  • Badenes-Perez, F., A. M. Shelton and B. A. Nault.  2005.  Using yellow rocket as a trap crop for diamondback moth (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae).  J. Econ. Entomol.  98(3):  884-890.  (view pdf)
  • Shah, D. A., H. R. Dillard and B. A. Nault.  2005. Sampling for the incidence of aphid-transmitted viruses in snap bean.  Phytopathology 95:  1405-1411. (view pdf)
  • Nault, B. A., D. A. Shah, H. R. Dillard and A. C. McFaul.  2004.  Seasonal and spatial dynamics of alate aphid dispersal in snap bean fields in proximity to alfalfa and implications for virus management.  Environ. Entomol.  33(6):  1593-1601. (view pdf)
  • Nault, B. A., A. G. Taylor, M. Urwiler, T. Rabaey and W. D. Hutchison.  2004.  Neonicotinoid seed treatments for managing potato leafhopper infestations in snap bean.  Crop Protection  23(1):  147-154. (view pdf)
  • Shelton, A. M., B. A. Nault, J. Plate and J. –Z. Zhao.  2003.  Regional and temporal variation in susceptibility to lambda-cyhalothrin in onion thrips, Thrips tabaci (Thysanoptera:  Thripidae), in onion fields in New York.  J. Econ. Entomol.  96(6):  1843-1848. (view pdf)

Presentations:

  1. Onion maggot management in onion (view pdf)
  2. Onion thrips management in onion (view pdf)
  3. Seedcorn maggot and potato leafhopper control in snap bean (view pdf)
  4. Aphid ecology and epidemiology of cucumber mosaic virus in snap bean fields:  implications for management (view pdf)
  5. Management of carrot insect pests (view pdf)
  6. Cucumber beetle management using insecticide seed treatments (view pdf)
 
Cornell University CALS Cornell University