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Nadir Erbilgin

Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair

Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences

Renewable Resources

About Me

Research Area: Forest entomology and Chemical Ecology

Areas of Expertise: Plant induced defenses against insects; plant induced defenses against pathogens; plant-insect-pathogen interactions; plant-herbivore-predator interactions; introduced forest insect pests; bark beetle ecology and management; population dynamics of forest insects; chemical ecology of forest insects; invasion biology and ecology; forest entomology.


Accepted or In-Press

Klutsch JG, A Najar, P Sherwood, P Bonello, N Erbilgin. A native parasitic plant systemically induces resistance in jack pine to a fungal symbiont of invasive mountain pine beetle. J Chemical Ecology.

Cahill JF, JA Cale, J Karst, T Bao, G Pec, N Erbilgin. No silver bullet: Different soil handling techniques are useful for different research questions, exhibit differential type I and II error rates, and are sensitive to sampling intensity. [A response to K.O. Reinhart and M. J. Rinella. 2016. A common soil handling technique can generate incorrect estimates of soil biota effects on plants. New Phytologist 210:786-789.]. New Phytologist.

Publications in 2017

Erbilgin N, JA Cale, I Lusebrink, A Najar, JG Klutsh, P Sherwood, E Bonello, ML Evenden. 2017. Water-deficit and fungal infection can differentially affect the production of different classes of defense compounds in two host pines of mountain pine beetle. Tree Physiology. 37: 338-350

Erbilgin N, JD Stein, RE Acciavatti, NE Gillette, SR Mori, K Bischel, JA Cale, CR Carvalho, DL Wood. 2017. A blend of ethanol and (–)-alpha-pinene were highly attractive to native siricid woodwasps (Siricidae, Siricinae) infesting conifers of the Sierra Nevada and the Allegheny Mountains. J Chemical Ecology. 43: 172-179

Semiz G, N Erbilgin, JK Holopainen. Hylobius abietis feeding on the novel host Pinus brutia Ten. increases emission of volatile organic compounds. J Applied Entomology. 141: 133-140.

Pec GJ, J Karst, DL Taylor, PW Cigan, N Erbilgin, JEK Cooke, SW Simard, JF Cahill. 2017. Change in soil fungal community structure driven by a decline in ectomycorrhizal fungi following a mountain pine beetle outbreak. New Phytologist. 213: 864-873.