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Kuesel, R.*, Avery, C.*, Jones, S.*, Gauger, A.*, Scott, D.*, Gonthier, D.J.

Fine-mesh exclusion netting reduces Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) infestation and improves organic fall-bearing raspberry yields.

Accepted Journal of Economic Entomology. 


García, K.*, Halmos, V.*, Thongjued, K.*, Dupuis, J., Gonthier, D.

Net effects of pasture-raised poultry on arthropod communities driven by top-down and bottom-up forces in a mixed-cover crop system.

Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems 7: 2023.


García, K.*, Olimpi, E., M'Gonigle, L., Karp, D.S., Wilson-Rankin, E.E., Kremen, C., Gonthier, D. 

Semi-natural habitats on organic strawberry farms and in surrounding landscapes promote bird biodiversity and pest control potential.

Agriculture, Ecosystem, & Environment, 347, 108353.



Olimpi, E.M., Daly, H., García, K.*, Glynn, V.M., Gonthier, D., Kremen, C., M'Gonigle, L.K. and Karp, D.S. 

Interactive effects of multiscale diversification practices on farmland bird stress.

Conservation Biology, 36: e13902.

Olimpi, E.M., García, K.*, Gonthier, D., Kremen, C., Snyder, W.E., Wilson‐Rankin, E.E. and Karp, D.S.

Semi‐natural habitat surrounding farms promotes multifunctionality in avian ecosystem services.

Journal of Applied Ecology, 59(4), pp.898-908.

Smith, O.M., Olimpi, E.M., Navarro‐Gonzalez, N., Cornell, K.A., Frishkoff, L.O., Northfield, T.D., Bowles, T.M.,

Edworthy, M., Eilers, J., Fu, Z., García, K.*, Gonthier, D. Jones, S., Kennedy, C.M., Latimer, C.E., Owen, J.P., Sato, C., Taylor, J.M., Wilson-Rankin, E.E., Snyder, W.E., and Karp, D.S.

A trait‐based framework for predicting foodborne pathogen risk from wild birds.

Ecological Applications, 32(2), p.e2523.

Lu, A., Gonthier, D., Sciligo, A.R., Garcia, K.*, Chiba, T., Juárez, G. and Kremen, C.

Changes in arthropod communities mediate the effects of landscape composition and farm management on pest control ecosystem services in organically managed strawberry crops. 

Journal of Applied Ecology, 59(2), pp.585-597.


Morales, H., Armbrecht, I., Gonthier, D. and Wyckhuys, K.A. 

Editorial: Moving from a curative to preventative pest management paradigm.

Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems 3, 102.

Kuesel, R.*, Gonthier, D. 

On the efficacy of protection netting for control of spotted-winged Drosophila. Edited by Garcia, Flavio Roberto Mello. 2021.

In Drosophila suzukii Management. Springer International Publishing, Cham., doi 10.1007/978-3-030-62692-1.   



Brockman R**, Kuesel R**, Archer K**, O’Hearn K**, Wilson N, Scott D, Williams M, Bessin R, Gonthier D. The

2020. Impact of Plant Essential Oils and Fine Mesh Row Covers on Flea Beetle (Chrysomelidae) Management in Brassicaceous Greens Production.

Insects 11: 714.


Garcia K**, Olimpi E., Karp D., Gonthier DJ. 

2020. The good, the bad, and the risky: Can birds be incorporated as biological control agents into integrated pest management programs? 

Journal of Integrated Pest Management 11:11.


Potts LJ, Gantz JD, Kawarasaki Y, Philip BN, Gonthier DJ, Law AD, Moe L, Unrine JM, McCulley RL, Lee, RL,

Denlinger DL, Teets NM.

2020. Environmental factors influencing fine-scale distribution of Antarctica’s only endemic insect.

Oecologia online


Olimpi EM, Garcia K**, Gonthier D, De Master K, Echeverri A, Kremen C, Sciligo A, Snyder W, Wilson-Rankin E,  

Karp DS.

2020. Shifts in species interactions and farming contexts mediate net effects of birds in California strawberry systems.

Ecological Applications e02115.



Olimpi EM, Baur P, Echeverri A, Demaster K, Sciligo A, Gonthier DJ, Kremen C, Karp D.

2019. Evolving food safety pressures in California’s Central Coast region.

Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems 3,102.

Vandermeer J, Armbrecht I, de la Mora A, Ennis KK, Gonthier DJ, Hajian-Forooshani Z, Hsieh H, Iverson A,

Jackson D, Jha S, Jiménez-Soto E, Lopez-Bautista G, Larsen A, Li K, Liere H, MacDonald A, Marin L, Mathis KA, Monagan I, Morris J, Ong T, Pardee GL, Saraeny Rivera I, Williams-Guillen K, Yitbarek S, Uno S, Zemenick A, Philpott SM, Perfecto I.

2019. The community ecology of herbivore regulation in an agroecosystem: lessons from complex systems.

Bioscience 69: 974-996.

Iverson AL, Gonthier DJ, Pak D, Ennis KK, Burnham RJ, Perfecto I, Vandermeer JH.

2019. A multifunctional approach for achieving simultaneous biodiversity conservation and farmer livelihood in coffee agroecosystems.

 Biological Conservation (PDF)

Kuesel R**, Archer K**, Scott Hicks D, Sciligo D, Bessin R, Gonthier DJ.

2019.The effect of fine-mesh exclusion netting on blackberry pests. In press Insects.

Insects 10, 1-12. DOI:10.3390/insects10082249 (PDF)


Gonthier DJ, Sciligo A, Karp D, Lu A, Garcia K**, Chiba T, Juarez G, Gennet S, Kremen C.

2019. Bird services and disservices to strawberry farming in Californian agricultural landscapes.   

Journal of Applied Ecology 56:1948-1959. (PDF)



Karp D, ...Gonthier D,... et al. (153 authors)

2018. Crop pests and predators exhibit inconsistent responses to surrounding landscape composition.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PDF)


Fisher K*, Gonthier DJ, Ennis KK, Perfecto I.

2017. Phenological floral resource complementarity explains patterns in bee abundance

Ecological Applications 27: 17-15. (PDF)


Ward R, Gonthier DJ, Nicholls C.

2017. Ecological Resilience to Coffee Rust: Varietal Adaptations of Coffee Farmers in Copán, Honduras.

Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 41: 1081-1091. (PDF)

Vaidya C*, Cruz L*, Kuesel R*, Gonthier DJ, Iverson A, Ennis K, Perfecto I.

2017. Local and landscape constraints on coffee leafhopper diversity.

Journal of Insect Science 17: 38; 1-7. (PDF)



Hajian-Forooshani Z*, Kuesel R*, Gonthier DJ.

2016. Explaining the distribution of Rhabdopterus jansoni in coffee plantations: Insights from diet breadth and preference.

 Agroforestry Systems (PDF)

Maas B, Karp D, Bumrungsri SJ, Darras K, Gonthier D, Huang C, Lindell C, Maine J, Mestre L, Michel N,

Morrison E, Perfecto I, Philpott S, Sekercioglu CH, Silva RM, Taylor P, Tscharntke T, Van Bael S, Whelan CJ, Williams-Guillén K.

2016. Bird and bat predation services in tropical forests and agroforestry landscapes.

Biological Reviews  91: 1081-1101. (PDF)



Pak D, Iverson AL, Ennis KK, Gonthier DJ, Vandermeer JH.

2015. Parasitoid wasps benefit from shade tree structure and landscape complexity in Mexican coffee agroecosystems.

Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 206: 21-32. (PDF)



Hajian-Forooshani Z*, Gonthier DJ, Marin L, Iverson A, Perfecto I.

2014. Local and landscape factors explain the biodiversity of arboreal spiders in coffee agroecosystems.

PeerJ 2:e623. (HTML) (PDF)


Iverson A, Marin L, Ennis KK, Gonthier DJ, Remfert J, Conner-Barrie B, Cardinale BJ, Perfecto I.

2014. Do polycultures promote win-wins or trade-offs in agricultural ecosystem services? a meta-analysis.

Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 1593-1602. (PDF)


Gonthier DJ, Ennis K, Iverson A, Hsieh H, Farinas S, Batary P, Rudolphi J, Tscharntke T, Cardinale B, Perfecto I

2014. Biodiversity conservation in agriculture requires a multi-scale approach.

Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20141358. (PDF)


Kuesel R*, Gonthier DJ, Vaidya C*, Cruz L*, Iverson A, Perfecto I.

2014. Local management and landscape use intensity associated with a coffee leaf chewing beetle.

Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 38: 552-540. (PDF)



Gonthier DJ and Castañeda FE.

2013. Large- and medium-sized mammal survey using camera traps in the Sikre River in the Rio Plátano Biosphere Reserve, Honduras.

Tropical Conservation Science 6: 584-591. (PDF) Press:


Gonthier DJ, Dominguez GM, Witter J, Spongberg AL, and Philpott SM.

2013. Bottom-up effects of soil quality on a coffee arthropod interaction web.

Ecosphere 4:107. (HTML)(PDF)


Gonthier DJ, Ennis KK, Philpott SM, Vandermeer J, Perfecto I.

2013. Ants defend coffee from berry borer colonization.

BioControl 58: 815-820. (PDF)


Murnen C, Gonthier DJ, Philpott SM.

2013. Food webs in the litter: Effects of food and nest addition on ant communities in coffee agroecosystems and forest.

Environmental Entomology 42: 668-676. (PDF)



Philpott SM, Pardee GL*, Gonthier DJ.

2012. Cryptic biodiversity effects: Importance of functional redundancy revealed through addition of food web complexity.

Ecology 93:992-1001. (PDF)


Gonthier DJ.

2012. Do herbivores eavesdrop on ant chemical communication to avoid predation?

PLoS ONE 7: e28703. (HTML) (PDF)



Gonthier DJ, Witter J, Spongberg AL, and Philpott SM.

2011. Effect of nitrogen fertilization on caffeine production in coffee (Coffea arabica L.).

Chemoecology 21:123-130. (PDF)



Gonthier DJ, Pardee GL*, and Philpott SM.

2010. Azteca instabilis ants and the defence of a coffee shade tree: an ant-plant association without mutual rewards in Chiapas, Mexico.

Journal of Tropical Ecology 26(3): 343-346. (PDF)



Gonthier DJ.

2009. Notes on seeds deposited in elephant dung at Tarangire National Park, Tanzania.

African Journal of Ecology 47(2):252-256. (PDF)


Swarthout D, Harper E, Judd S, Gonthier D, Shyne R, Stowe T, and Bultman T.

2009. Measures of leaf-level water-use efficiency in drought stressed endophyte infected tall fescue grasses.

Environmental and Experimental Botany 66:88-93. (PDF)



Gonthier DJ, Sullivan TJ, Brown KL, Wurtzel B, Lawal R, VandenOever K, Buchan Z and Bultman TL.

2008. Stroma-forming endophyte Epichloë glyceriae provides wound-inducible herbivore resistance to its grass host.

Oikos 117:629-633. (PDF)



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