Arthur G. Appel

Arthur G. Appel

Alumni Professor & Chair

326 Funchess Hall
+1 334-844-2562

Areas of Interest:

Urban entomology, structural pests, insect physiology and behavior.


1985 Ph.D., University of California, Riverside (Urban Entomology, minors in insect physiology and parasitology)
1982 M.S., University of California, Riverside (Urban Entomology)
1980 B.S., University of California, Los Angeles (Biology)

Appointments at AU:

2001-2006 Alumni Professor, Auburn University
1997 Professor, Auburn University
1990 Associate Professor, Auburn University
1985 Assistant Professor, Auburn University

Departmental Responsibilities:

  • 2004 - Chair, Departmental Planning Committee
  • 2003 - Chair, Departmental CSREES Review Planning Committee
  • 2000-2002 - Member, Department Executive Committee
  • 1995 - Member, Search Committee, Department of Entomology, Toxocologist/ Physiologist position
  • Member, Awards and Scholarships Committee, Department of Entomology
  • Member, Curriculum/Academic Quality Committee

University Responsibilities:

  • 2003-2005 - Member, Alumni Professor Selection Committee
  • 2000-2004 - Radiation Safety Committee
  • 1993-1995 - Member, Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence selection committee, College of Agriculture, Auburn University
  • 1994 - Member, AAES Strategic Plan Advisory Committee
  • 1995 - Member, College of Agriculture, Teaching Improvement Committee

Professional Responsibilities:

  • 2004-2005 - Co-Chair, Program Committee, Southeastern Branch, Entomological Society of America
  • Chair, Southeastern Branch, Entomological Society of America, Student Awards Committee
  • 1995-1997 - Member at large, Auburn University chapter of Sigma Xi
  • Member, National Conference on Urban Entomology, Organizing Committee

Other Relevant Achievements, Positions Held, etc:

  • 2003 - Key note address, joint meeting of the Pest Control Association of Malaysia and the Singapore Pest Management Association, Langkawi, Malaysia
  • 1996 - ESA Recognition Award in Urban Entomology, Southeastern Branch, Entomological Society of America
  • 1996 to 1998 - Chair, National Conference on Urban Entomology organizing committee
  • 1996 - Editor, Proceedings of the National Conference on Urban Entomology
  • 1988 & 1989 - The Johnson Wax Fund Research Fellowship
  • 1993 - Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 1993 - Southeastern Branch, entomological Society of America, Recognition Award in Urban Entomology
  • 1993 - Consultant and competitive grant reviewer for the National Research Council (NRC), England while on sabbatical leave
  • Expert witness for the state of Alabama

Graduate Students:

  • Beatrice N. Dingha, Ph.D.,Respiration patterns and energetics of insecticide resistant and susceptible insects
  • Corey M. Jennings, M.S., Repellency and toxicity assays with German cockroaches

Recent Publications:

  • Dingha, B. N., W. J. Moar, and A. G. Appel. 2004. Effects of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1C toxin on the metabolic rate of resistant and susceptible Spodoptera exigua (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Physiol. Entomol. In Press
  • Appel, A. G. 2004. Effects of contamination on the laboratory performance of insecticidal baits against German cockroaches (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae). J. Econ. Entomol. In Press
  • Appel, A. G. and X. P. Hu. 2004. Perception of trail-following substances by Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) using behavioral bioassays. Sociobiology. In Press
  • Appel, A. G., M. J. Gehret, and M. J. Tanley. 2004. Repellency and toxicity of mint oil granules to red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 97: 575-580.
  • Appel, A. G., M. J. Gehret, and M. J. Tanley. 2004. Effects of moisture on the toxicity of inorganic and organic dust formulations to German cockroaches (Blattodea: Blattellidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 97: 1009-1016.
  • Appel, A. G., Na, J. P.-S., and Lee, C. Y. 2004. Temperature and humidity tolerances of the ghost ant, Tapinoma melanocephalum (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology. 44: 89-100.
  • Hu, Xing Ping, and A. G. Appel. 2004. Seasonal variation of critical thermal limits and temperature tolerance in Formosan and Eastern subterranean termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Environ. Entomol. 33: 197-205.

Last Updated: February 29, 2012

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