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.
- Deans, C., Sword, G. A., & Behmer, S. T. (2019). First evidence of protein-carbohydrate regulation in a plant bug (Lygus hesperus).. J Insect Physiol. 116, 118-124.
- Raszick, T. J., Suh, C., Dickens, C. M., & Sword, G. A. (2019). Genome-wide markers reveal temporal instability of local population genetic structure in the cotton fleahopper, Pseudatomoscelis seriatus (Hemiptera: Miridae). Pest management science. 76(1), 324-332.
- Wang, H. H., Grant, W. E., Elliott, N. C., Brewer, M. J., Koralewski, T. E., Westbrook, J. K., Alves, T. M., & Sword, G. A. (2019). Integrated modelling of the life cycle and aeroecology of wind-borne pests in temporally-variable spatially-heterogeneous environment. ECOLOGICAL MODELLING. 399, 23-38.
- Xu, J., Zhang, Y., Wu, J., Wang, W., Li, Y., Wan, G., ... Pan, W. (2019). Molecular characterization, spatial-temporal expression and magnetic response patterns of iron-sulfur cluster assembly1 (IscA1) in the rice planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens. Insect science. 26(3), 413-423.
- Glover, J. P., Sword, G. A., & Brewer, M. J. (2019). Photoperiod-Specific Within-Plant Distribution of the Green Stink Bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) on Cotton. ENVIRONMENTAL ENTOMOLOGY. 48(5), 1234-1240.
- Berthier, K., Chapuis, M. P., Simpson, S. J., Ferenz, H. J., Kane, C., Kang, L., ... Sword, G. A. (2010). Laboratory Populations as a Resource for Understanding the Relationship Between Genotypes and Phenotypes. A Global Case Study in Locusts. 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. (pp. 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. (pp. 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.
- Sword, G. (2016). Fungal endophytes for improved crop yields and protection from pests.
- 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)