Sword, Gregory individual record
I've been very fortunate to have studied many things in many places with many people. Much of my research to date has focused on the biology and ecology of grasshoppers, locusts and Mormon crickets. More recently, I've been given the chance to expand my research program to problems in cotton entomology. It's a pretty unique opportunity, and I am happy to say that the lab is up and running on multiple fronts. Although the emphasis has shifted to cotton research, locust biology and anything else that strikes an interest continues to be fair game in the lab.
education and training
- Ph.D. in Zoology, The University of Texas at Austin - (Austin, Texas, United States) 1998
- B.Sc. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona - (Tucson, Arizona, United States) 1992
- Perkin, L. C., Hamons, K. L., Suh, C., & Sword, G. A. (2023). ARTHROPOD MANAGEMENT & APPLIED ECOLOGY Amplicon Sequencing of Plant Material Links Cotton Fleahopper to Host Plants. JOURNAL OF COTTON SCIENCE. 27(1), 43-51.
- Kjeldgaard, M. K., Sword, G. A., & Eubanks, M. D. (2022). Sugar is an ant's best friend? Testing food web theory predictions about trophic position and abundance in an invasive ant (Nylanderia fulva). BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS. 24(1), 67-80.
- Cullen, D. A., Sword, G. A., Rosenthal, G. G., Simpson, S. J., Dekempeneer, E., Hertog, M., ... Vanden Broeck, J. (2022). Sexual repurposing of juvenile aposematism in locusts.. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 119(34), e2200759119.
- Rivera-Vega, L. J., Zhou, W., Buchman, L. W., Valencia, C. U., Jack, A., Castillo Lopez, D., & Sword, G. A. (2022). Plant-associated fungi affect above- and belowground pest responses to soybean plants.. J Appl Microbiol. 133(2), 422-435.
- Snchez-Reyes, U. J., Jones, R. W., Raszick, T. J., Ruiz-Arce, R., & Sword, G. A. (2022). Potential Distribution of Wild Host Plants of the Boll Weevil (Anthonomus grandis) in the United States and Mexico.. Insects. 13(4), 337-337.
- Berthier, K., Chapuis, M., Simpson, S. J., Ferenz, H., Kane, C., Kang, L. e., ... Sword, G. A. (2010). Laboratory Populations as a Resource for Understanding the Relationship Between Genotypes and Phenotypes. Elsevier.
- Cullen, D. A., Cease, A. J., Latchininsky, A. V., Ayali, A., Berry, K., Buhl, J., ... Rogers, S. M. (2017). From Molecules to Management: Mechanisms and Consequences of Locust Phase Polyphenism. INSECT EPIGENETICS. 167-285. Elsevier.
- Berthier, K., Chapuis, M., Simpson, S. J., Ferenz, H., Kane, C., Kang, L. e., ... Sword, G. A. (2010). Laboratory Populations as a Resource for Understanding the Relationship Between Genotypes and Phenotypes: A Global Case Study in Locusts. ADVANCES IN INSECT PHYSIOLOGY, VOL 39. 1-37.
- Zhou, W., Wheeler, T. A., Starr, J. L., & Sword, G. A. (2015). THE EFFECTS OF ENDOPHYTIC PURPUREOCILLIUM LILACINUM AND CHAETOMIUM GLOBOSUM ON ROOT-KNOT NEMATODE MELOIDOGYNE INCOGNITA UNDER GREENHOUSE AND FIELD CONDITIONS.. JOURNAL OF NEMATOLOGY. 47(3), 281-281.
in the news
- Sword, G. A. (2020). Fungal endophytes for improved crop yields and protection from pests.
- Sword, G. A. (2019). Fungal endophytes for improved crop yields and protection from pests.
- Sword, G. (2016). Fungal endophytes for improved crop yields and protection from pests.
awards and honors
recent teaching activities
- EEBL608 Integrative Animal Behavior Instructor
- ENTO291 Research Instructor
- ENTO402 Field-crop Insects Instructor
- ENTO491 Research Instructor
- ENTO690 Theory Of Research Instructor
chaired theses and dissertations
- Zhou, Wenqing (2015-12). Fungal Endophytes and Their Ecological Roles in Cotton: Evaluation of Potential Antagonistic Activity against Plant Parasitic Nematodes and Insect Herbivores. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Deans, Carrie Ann (2015-08). The Interaction between Nutrition and Insect Stress Response in a Cotton Model System. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Antwi, Josephine Bema (2015-08). Host Plant Use by Insect Herbivores Mediated by Microorganisms. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Castillo Lopez, Diana (2015-05). Ecological Roles of Two Entomopathogenic Endophytes: Beauveria bassiana and Purpureocillium lilacinum in Cultivated Cotton. (Doctoral Dissertation)
Texas A&M University; Entomology; 2475 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2475