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Herbert N. Nigg, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritusherbertnigg

Office: Citrus Research and Education Center

Phone: (863) 956-1151 ext. 1230

Email: hnn@crec.ifas.ufl.edu

Current Research Interests

Natural product toxicology, insect attractants and trapping, innovative pesticide dose monitoring in humans.  Diaprepes abbreviatus (Apopka weevil) and Anastrepha suspensa (Caribbean fruit fly).

Education

  • Ph.D., Entomology, Biochemistry, Toxicology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (1972)
  • B.S., Biological Science, Michigan State University. (1967)

Selected Publications

  • Nigg, H. N., S. E. Simpson, R. J. Stuart, L. K. Yang, B. Bas, S. U. Rehman, N. W. Cuyler, and J. I. Barnes. 2004. Reproductive potential of Florida populations ofDiaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). J. Entomol. Sci. 39:251-266.
  • Nigg, H. N., S. E. Simpson, R. A. Schumann, and S. Fraser. 2004. Toxicity of pesticides to adult Diaprepes abbreviatus L. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). J. Entomol. Sci. 39:654-669.
  • Nigg, H. N., S. E. Simpson, R. A. Schumann, E. Etxeberria, and E. B. Jang. 2004. Kairomones for the Management of Anastrepha spp. Fruit Flies. Proc. 6 th Int. Fruitfly Symp. on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance (B. N. Barnes, ed.), pp.335-350. Stellenbosch, South Africa, May 6-10, 2002.
  • Nigg, H. N., S. E. Simpson, and J. L. Knapp. 2004. The Caribbean fruit fly fly-free zone program in Florida, USA. Proc. 6 th Int. Fruitfly Symp. on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance (B. N. Barnes, ed.), pp. 179-182. Stellenbosch, South Africa, May 6-10, 2002.
  • Nigg, H. N., R. A. Schumann, J. J. Yang, L. K. Yang, S. E. Simpson, E. J. Echeverria, R. E. Burns, D. L. Harris, and S. Fraser. 2004. Quantifying individual fruit fly consumption with Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 97(6):1850-1860.
  • Hall, D. G., R. E. Burns, C. C. Jenkins, K. L. Hibbard, D. L. Harris, J. M. Sivinski, and H. N. Nigg. 2005. Field comparison of chemical attractants and traps for Caribbean fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Florida citrus. J. Econ. Entomol. 98(5):1641-1647.
  • Nigg, H. N. and R. A. Schumann. 2006. Consumption of sodium tetraborate and sodium chloride by Anastrepha suspensa Loew (Diptera: Tephritidae). J. Econ. Entomol. (in preparation).