Entomology and Plant Pathology

Dr. Ali Zarrabi, Assistant Research Professional

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B.S., Hamadan Agricultural College, 1975
M.S., Oklahoma State University, 1978
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University , 1982
ali.zarrabi@okstate.edu



Vita



 

Current research:

My research interests are ecology and impact of insects in Oklahoma ecosystem, including crop and natural habitats. My major focus is on host-plant resistance evaluation program on aphids in wheat and canola. I am also involved in insecticide efficacy and sampling in row crops in collaboration with Dr. Kris Giles and Dr. Tom Royer.

 

Publications:

Zarrabi, A., K. Seuhs, K. Giles and T. A. Royer. 2015. Insecticide evaluations for grasshopper control in bermudagrass pasture, 2014.  Arthropod Management Tests 40 (1): F1 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/amt/tsv133.

Zarrabi, A.  K. Seuhs, K. Giles and T.A. Royer. 2015.  Evaluation of insecticides for sugarcane aphid control in grain sorghum, 2014. Arthropod Management Tests. 40 (1): F3 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/amt/tsv135.

Zarrabi, A.  K. Seuhs, K. Giles and T.A. Royer.  2015. Insecticide evaluations for grasshopper control in bermudagrass pasture, 2013.  Arthropod Management Tests. 40 (1): F2 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/amt/tsv134.

Reiskind, M.H. and A.A. Zarrabi.  2013.  Habitat quality favored over familiarity: a rejection of natal habitat preference induction in the mosquito, Aedes albopictus.  Ecological Entomology, 38 (1): 96-100.

Reiskind, M.H. and A.A. Zarrabi.  2012.  Is bigger really bigger? Differential Responses to Temperature in Measures of Body Size of the Mosquito, Aedes albopictus.  Journal of Insect Physiology, 58 (7): 911-917.

Reiskind, M.H., A.A. Zarrabi and L.P. Lounibos.  2012. Effects of combination of leaf resources on competition in container mosquito larvae.  Bulletin of Entomological Research, 102 (4): 424-434.

Reiskind, M.H., and A.A. Zarrabi.  2012.  Water surface area and depth determine oviposition choice in Aedes albopictus (Skuse) (Diptera: Culicidae).  Journal of Medical Entomology 49 (1): 71-76.

Reiskind, M. H., and A. A. Zarrabi. 2011. The importance of an invasive tree fruit as a resource for mosquito larvae. Journal of Vector Ecology 36: 197-203. 

Reiskind, M.H., A.A. Zarrabi, and L. Phillip Lounibos. 2010. Invasive leaf resources alleviate density dependence in the invasive mosquito, Aedes albopictus. Biological Invasions (2010) 12:2319-2328.

Berberet, R. C., K.L. Giles, A.A. Zarrabi, and M.E. Payton. 2009. Development, reproduction, and within-plant infestation patterns of Aphis craccivora (Homoptera: Aphididae) on alfalfa. Environ. Entomol. 38:-1765-1771.

Zarrabi, A.A., R.C. Berberet, M.E. Payton and  G.E. Hoard.  2005.  Within-plant distribution of Acyrthosiphon kondoi (Homoptera: Aphididae) on alfalfa.  Environ. Entomol. 34:-193-198.

Bereberet, R.C., A.A. Zarrabi, M.E. Payton and  A.D. Bisges.  2003.  Reduction in effective parasitism of Hypera postica (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) by Bathyplectes curculionis (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) due to encapsulation.  Environ. Entomol. 32:1123-1130.

Giles, K.L., R.C. Berberet, A.A. Zarrabi and J.W. Dillwith.  2002.  Influence of alfalfa cultivar on suitability of Acyrthosiphon kondoi (Homoptera: Aphididae) of survival and development of Hippodamia convergens and Coccinella septempunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 95-552-557.

Caddel, J.L., A.A. Zarrabi, and J.D. Prater.  2002.  Registration of 'OK 169' alfalfa. Crop Sci. 42: 216-317.

Caddel, J.L., A.A. Zarrabi, R.C. Berberet and  J.D. Prater.  2002.  Registration of OK 163, OK 164, OK 189 and OK 208 enhanced world collection germplasm. Crop Sci. 42:216-317.

Caddel, J.L., A.A. Zarrabi and R.C. Berberet.  2002.  Registration of OK 190 alfalfa germplasm. Crop Sci. 42:992-993.

Caddel, J.L., A.A. Zarrabi and R.C. Berberet.  2002.  Registration of OK 206 and OK 207 alfalfa germplasm. Crop Sci. 42:991-992.

Berberet, R.C., A.D. Bisges and A.A. Zarrabi.  2002.  Role of cold tolerance in the seasonal life history of Bathyplectes curculions (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) in the Southern Great Plains. Environ. Entomol. 31:739-745.

Zarrabi, A.A., R.C. Berberet and J.L. Caddel.  1995.  New biotype of Acyrthosiphon kondoi (Homoptera: Aphididae) on alfalfa in Oklahoma. J. Econ. Entomol. 88:1461-1465.

Caddel, J.L., R.C. Berberet, A.A. Zarrabi and K.T. Shelton.  1992.  Registration of OK 85 alfalfa germplasm. Crop Sci. 32:840.

Caddel, J.L., R.C. Berberet, A.A. Zarrabi and K.T. Shelton.  1992.  Registration of OK 51 alfalfa germplasm. Crop Sci. 32:839.

Caddel, J.L., R.C. Berberet, A.A. Zarrabi and K.T. Shelton.  1992.  Registration of OK 49 alfalfa. Crop Sci. 32:280.

Bergman, D.K., J.W. Dillwith, A.A. Zarrabi, J.L. Caddel and R.C. Berberet.  1991.  Epicuticular lipids of alfalfa relative to its susceptibility to spotted alfalfa aphids (Homoptera: Aphididae). Environ. Entomol. 20:781-785.

Bergman, D.K., J.W. Dillwith, A.A. Zarrabi and R.C. Berberet.  1991.  Epicuticular lipids of alfalfa relative to position on the stem and their correlation with aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) distributions. Environ. Entomol. 20:470-476.

 

Research Papers Presented at Scientific Meetings: (Unabstracted):

 Zarrabi, Ali A., Kris L. Giles, Phil G. Mulder, Eric J. Rebek, Tom A. Royer, Keely S. Seuhs, and Justin L. Talley. 2015. Efficacy and Genetic Evaluations for Insecticide on Oklahoma Crops and Livestock. 63rd Annual Meeting of the ESA-Southwestern Branch, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Zarrabi, Ali A., Tom A. Royer, Kristopher L. Giles, and. S. Kelly Seuhs. 2015. Insecticide Efficacy for Sugarcane Aphid, Melanaphis sacchari (Zehntner) on grain sorghum Sorghum bicolor (L). 63rd Annual Meeting of the ESA-Southwestern Branch, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Zarrabi, Ali A.  Kris L. Giles, S. Kelly Seuhs, N. C. Elliott, and Tom  A. Royer. 2015. Sugarcane Aphid (Melanaphis sacchari (Zehntner) in Oklahoma: Responding to a New Pest. Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America. Manhattan, Kansas.

Royer, T.A., K.L. Giles, A.A. Zarrabi, J. Damicone and J. Bushong.  2015. Winter Canola as a Rotational Crop for Winter Wheat in Oklahoma:  Pest Management Challenges and Solutions.  8th International IPM Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.

Dayna Collett, Kris Giles, Brett Carver and Ali A. Zarrabi. 2014. Bird Cherry-Oat Aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi L.) Resistance in Wheat. 2014. Entomological Society of America. Portland, OR.

Justin Talley, Tom Royer, & Ali Zarrabi. Grasshopper Control for Pastures. 2014.. 62nd OCA Convention and Trade Show. Midwest City, OK.

Ali A. Zarrabi, Kris L. Giles, Dayna R. Collett, Brett F. Carver, Keely S. Seuhs, John S. Armstrong, and Xiangyang Xu. 2014. Evaluation of winter wheat (Triticum aestvum L.) germplasm for resistance against bird cherry oat aphids (Rhopalosiphum padi L.) , 62nd Annual Meeting of the ESA-Southwestern Branch, San Antonio, Texas.

Royer, T., K. Giles, A.A. Zarrabi and K. Seuhs.  2013.  Determine control of foliage-feeding caterpillars and incidence of other sporadic insect pests on winter canola.  Partners in Progress: Oilseed research at OSU 2013.  Oklahoma State University. DASNR-OAES-OCES. Stillwater, OK.

Royer, T. A., K. L. Giles, A. Zarrabi and K. Seuhs.  2013.  The OKANOLA Project: Challenges in Managing Insect Pests of Canola in the Southern Plains.  Paper: Entomological Society of America. Austin, TX.

Kris Giles, Ali Zarrabi, Kelly Seuhs, John Damicone, Mike Stamm, and Tom Royer.  2013. Canola Insects: Wait till Next Year. Ninth Annual Oklahoma-Kansas Winter Canola Conferences, July 17th Enid, Okla and July 18th Altus, Okla.

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