Helms, Anjel individual record
Assistant Professor

My current research is focused on understanding how chemical compounds mediate interactions among plants, insect herbivores, and herbivore natural enemies. More specifically, my lab is investigating how plants and insect herbivores use chemical information from their environment to assess their risk of attack.

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Academic Articles21
  • Marmolejo, L. O., Thompson, M. N., & Helms, A. M (2021). Defense Suppression through Interplant Communication Depends on the Attacking Herbivore Species. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 47(12), 1049-1061.
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  • Grunseich, J. M., Aguirre, N. M., Thompson, M. N., Ali, J. G., & Helms, A. M (2021). Chemical Cues from Entomopathogenic Nematodes Vary Across Three Species with Different Foraging Strategies, Triggering Different Behavioral Responses in Prey and Competitors. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 47(10-11), 822-833.
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  • Yip, E. C., Mikó, I., Ulmer, J. M., Cherim, N. A., Townley, M. A., Poltak, S., ... Tooker, J. F. (2021). Giant polyploid epidermal cells and male pheromone production in the tephritid fruit fly Eurosta solidaginis (Diptera: Tephritidae).. J Insect Physiol. 130, 104210-104210.
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  • Eyer, P., Salin, J., Helms, A. M., & Vargo, E. L. (2021). Distinct chemical blends produced by different reproductive castes in the subterranean termite Reticulitermes flavipes.. Sci Rep. 11(1), 4471.
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  • Blumenfeld, A. J., Eyer, P., Helms, A. M., Buczkowski, G., & Vargo, E. L. (2021). Consistent signatures of urban adaptation in a native, urban invader ant Tapinoma sessile. Molecular Ecology.
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Texas A&M AgriLife Research; Entomology; 2475 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2475