AddessoDr. Karla Addesso
Research Associate Professor
Otis L. Floyd Nursery Research Center
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
College of Agriculture

Contact Information:

Office Location: 472 Cadillac Lane, McMinnville, TN
Telephone:  931-815-5155 FAX:  931-668-3134
Email:  kaddesso@tnstate.edu

Research Interests

Integrated Pest Management
Behaviorally-Based Pest Management
Insect Chemical Ecology
Insect Behavior
Plant-Insect Interactions

Refereed Publications

Dawadi, S., F. Baysal-Gurel, K. M. Addesso, P. Liyanapathiranage, and T. Simmons. 2021. Fire Ant Venom Alkaloids: Possible Control Measure for Soilborne and Foliar Plant Pathogens. Pathogens. 10 . https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens10060659

Addesso, K. M., Hans T. Alborn, Robert R. Bruton and Heather J. McAuslane. 2021. A multi-component marking pheromone produced by the pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugeni (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Chemoecology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00049-021-00347-3

Valles, Steven M., Jason B. Oliver, Karla M. Addesso, Omaththage P. Perera. Unique Solenopsis venom protein 2 alleles in Solenopsis invicta x Solenopsis richteri hybrid fire ants. Toxicon. 9-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxcx.2021.100065

Ranger, C. M., M. E. Reding, K. M. Addesso, M. Ginzel, and D. Rassati. 2021. Semiochemical-mediated host selection by Xylosandrus spp. ambrosia beetles (coleoptera: curculionidae) attacking horticultural tree crops: a review of basic and applied science. The Canadian Entomologist. 153 (1): 103-120.

Pandey, M., K. M. Addesso, L. W. Alexander, N. N. Youssef, J. B. Oliver. 2021. Relationship of Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Integument coloration to cuticular hydrocarbon and venom alkaloid profiles. Environmental Entomology. 50(2): 317-323.

Ranger, Christopher M., Marek Dzurenko, Jenny Barnett, Ruchika Geedi, Louela Castrillo, Matthew Ethington, Matthew Ginzel, Karla Addesso and Michael E. Reding. 2021. Electrophysiological and behavioral responses of an ambrosia beetle to volatiles of its nutritional fungal symbiont. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 47463–475. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-021-01263-0

Addesso, Karla M., Jason B. Oliver, Nadeer N. Youssef, and Donna C. Fare. 2020. Evaluation of systemic imidacloprid and herbicide treatments on flatheaded borer (coleoptera: buprestidae) management in field nursery production. Journal of Economic Entomology. 113(6): 2808-2819. doi: 10.1093/jee/toaa228.

Brown, M. S.*, K. M. Addesso, F. Baysal-Gurel, N. Youssef, and J. B. Oliver. 2020. Permethrin residual activity against ambrosia beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) attacks following field aging and simulated rainfall weathering. Journal of Economic Entomology.  113(5): 2418-2426.

Panth, M.*, F. Baysal‐Gurel , T. Simmons, K. M. Addesso and A. Witcher.  2020. Impact of winter cover crop usage in soilborne disease suppressiveness in woody ornamental production system.Agronomy.10: 995. doi:10.3390/agronomy10070995

Liyanapathiranage, P.*, K. M. Addesso and F. Baysal-Gurel. 2020.  Effect of Brassica crop-based biofumigation on soilborne disease suppression in woody ornamentals. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 42(1): 94-106, DOI: 10.1080/07060661.2019.1625444

Benton, E. and K. M. Addesso. 2019. Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Hemiptera: Adelgidae) Management
in Forest, Landscape, and Nursery Production. Journal of Insect Science. 19(2). doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/iez031

Brown, M. S.*, F. Baysal-Gurel, J. B. Oliver, and K. M. Addesso. 2019.  Management of Phytophthora root rot (Phytophthora cinnamomi Rands) and ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) on flowering dogwoods exposed to simulated flood. Crop Protection. doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2019.05.028

Pandey, M.*, K. M. Addesso, S. Valles, A. M. Calcott, F. Baysal-Gurel, R. S. Archer, P. Ganter, N. Youssef and J. B. Oliver. 2019. Worker size and geographical distribution of imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) species and hybrid in Tennessee. Environmental Entomology. 48(3): 727–732, https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvz023

Brown, M. S.*, F. Baysal-Gurel, J. B. Oliver, and K. M. Addesso. 2019. Comparative performance of fungicides, biofungicides, and host plant defense inducers in suppression of Phytophthora root rot in flowering dogwood during simulated root flooding events. Plant Disease. 103(7): 1703-1711.

Dawadi, S.*, J. B. Oliver, P. A. O'Neal and K. M. Addesso. 2019. Impact of cover cropping on arthropod pests of red maple trees in nursery production. Florida Entomologist. 102(1): 1-7.

Dawadi , S.*, J. B. Oliver, P. O’Neal and K. M. Addesso. 2019. Management of flatheaded appletree borer in woody ornamental nursery production with a winter cover crop. Pest Management Science. doi: 10.1002/ps.5310. 

Addesso, K. M. J. B. Oliver, N. Youssef, P. A. O'Neal, C. M. Ranger, M. Reding, P. B. Schultz, and C. T. Werle. 2019.  Trap tree and interception trap techniques for management of ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in nursery production. Journal of Economic Entomology. toy413, https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toy413.

Werle, C. T., C.M. Ranger, P. B. Schultz, M. Reding, K. M. Addesso, J. B. Oliver, and B. J. Sampson. 2018. Integrating repellent and attractant semiochemicals into a push-pull strategy for ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Applied Entomology. 00:1–11. https://doi.org/10.1111/jen.12594

Addesso, K. M. and P. A. O'Neal. 2019.  Foliar and drench insecticides for preventative control of crapemyrtle aphid, 2017, Arthropod Management Tests. Volume 44(1).

Addesso, K. M. J. B. Oliver, N. Youssef, P. A. O'Neal, C. M. Ranger, M. Reding, P. B. Schultz, and C. T. Werle. 2019. Trap tree and interception trap techniques for management of ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in nursery production. Journal of Economic Entomology. toy413, https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toy413

Dawadi , S.*, J. B. Oliver, P. O’Neal and K. M. Addesso. 2019. Management of flatheaded appletree borer in woody ornamental nursery production with a winter cover crop. Pest Management Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.5310

Werle, C. T., C.M. Ranger, P. B. Schultz, Mi. Reding, K. M. Addesso, J. B. Oliver, and B. J. Sampson. 2018. Integrating repellent and attractant semiochemicals into a push-pull strategy for ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Applied Entomology. 00:1–11. https://doi.org/10.1111/jen.12594

Addesso, K. M. and P. A. O'Neal. 2018. Evaluation of foliar spray treatments against mite pests, 2017. Arthropod Management Tests. 43(1).  

Addesso, K. M., F. Baysal-Gurel, J. B. Oliver and C. M. Ranger. 2018. Protective effect of a fungicide against ambrosia beetle attacks and Phytophthora cinnamomi infection post-flooding. Insects 9(3):83. doi:10.3390/insects9030083

Addesso, K. M., S. Leahy*, K. Trostel*, R. W. Behle and P. A. O'Neal. 2018. Evaluation of a lignin-encapsulated nootkatone formulation against Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae).  Florida Entomologist. 101(3): 435-440.

Addesso, K. M., A. Witcher, D. Fare and P. A. O'Neal. 2018. Swirski mite controlled-release sachets as a pest management tool in container tree production. HortTechnology. 28(3): 391-398.

Addesso, K. M. and Paul O'Neal. 2018. Evaluation of systemic pesticides as preventative treatments for Japanese maple scale, 2016-17. Arthropod Management Tests. 43(1). https://doi.org/10.1093/amt/tsy002

Valles, S., J. B. Oliver and K. M. Addesso. 2017. Complete Genome sequence of a new isolate of Solenopsis invicta virus 3 from Solenopsis hybrids. Genome Announcements. 5(48).

Addesso, K. M., J.B. Oliver, P. A. O'Neal, N. Youssef. 2017. Efficacy of nootka oil as a biopesticide treatment for imported fire ants. Journal of Economic Entomology. 110(4):1547-1555.

Addesso, K. M. and Paul O'Neal. 2017. Insecticide trials against adult Japanese beetles, 2016. Arthropod Management Tests. 42 (1): 10.1093/amt/tsx092.

Werle, C. T.*, K. M. Addesso, B. J. Sampson, J. B. Oliver and J. J. Adamczek. 2017. Integrating kaolin clay for ambrosia beetle management in ornamental crops of eastern redbud. HortScience. 52(1): 94-98.  

Addesso, K. M., A. Blalock and P.A. O'Neal. 2016. Japanese maple scale activity and management in field nursery production. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 34(2): 41–46.

Ranger, C. M., M. E. Reding, P. B. Schultz, J. B. Oliver, S. D. Frank, K. M. Addesso, J. H. Chong, B. Sampson, C. Werle, and S. Gill. 2016. Biology, ecology, and management of Xylosandrus spp. ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in ornamental tree nurseries. Journal of Integrated Pest Management. 7(1): 1-9.

Sampson B. J., T. Mallette, K. M. Addesso, O. E. Liburd, L. E. Iglesias, et. al. 2016. Novel aspects of Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) biology and an improved method for culturing this invasive species with a modified D. melanogaster diet. Florida Entomologist, 99(4):774-780.

Addesso K. M., A. Blalock and Paul A. O’Neal. 2016. Japanese maple scale in-field insecticide trials. Arthropod Management Tests. 41 (1): tsw046. doi: 10.1093/amt/tsw046

Addesso, K. M., P. O'Neal and J.B. Oliver. 2015. Survey for spotted wing drosophila in the five-county nursery production region of middle Tennessee. Florida Entomologist. 98(4): 1050-1055.

Oliver, J. B., P. J. Landolt, N. N. Youssef, J. Basham, K. M. Vail, and K. M. Addesso. 2014. Trapping social wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) with acetic acid and isobutanol in nurseries. Journal of Entomological Science. 49(4): 352-368.

Addesso, K. M., P. A. Stansly and H. J. McAuslane. 2014. Organic products for use against pepper weevil. Florida Entomologist. 93(3): 1148-1156.

Ranger, C. M., A. Gorzlancyk, Karla M. Addesso, Jason B. Oliver, Michael E. Reding, Peter B. Schultz and David W. Held. 2014. Conophthorin Enhances the Electroantennogram and field     behavioral response of Xylosandrus germanus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to ethanol. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. doi: 10.1111/afe.12062

Addesso, K. M., K. A. Short*, C. W. Miller, and A. J. Moore. 2014. Context-dependent female mate preferences in leaf-footed cactus bugs. Behaviour. 151: 479–492.

Addesso, K. M., H. J. McAuslane and R. T. Cherry. 2012. Aggregation behavior of the southern chinch bug (Hemiptera: Blissidae). Environmental Entomology 41(4):887-895.

Addesso, K. M., H. J. McAuslane and H. T. Alborn. 2011. Attraction of pepper weevil to volatiles from damaged pepper plants. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 138: 1-11.

Addesso, K. M. and H. J. McAuslane. 2009a. Pepper weevil response to volatiles from host and non-host plants. Environmental Entomology 38: 216-224.

Addesso, K. M., H. J. McAuslane, P. A. Stansly, F. Slansky and D. J. Schuster. 2009b. Artificial substrates for oviposition and larval development of the pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano. Journal of Economic Entomology. 102: 257-264.

Addesso, K. M., H. J. McAuslane, P. A. Stansly, and D. J. Schuster. 2007. Host marking by female pepper weevils, Anthonomus eugenii Cano. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 125: 269-276.

Grants:

Over $7.7 million in funding from USDA-NIFA, Southern SARE, USDA-FNRI, APHIS, Farm Bill, SCRI, IR4 and industry collaborations.

Education:

Postdoctoral Research Entomologist, 2010-2012, USDA-ARS, Chemistry Unit, Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, Gainesville, Florida

Ph.D. in Entomology, 2007, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

B.S. in Biology, 2002, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey

Date Joined Staff: June 2012






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