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Dr. David L. Wood

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Professor   Emeritus
Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
University of California, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management
130 Mulford Hall, MC 3114
Berkeley, CA 94720-3114
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NAME: David Lee Wood

ADDRESS: Home: 26 Hardie Drive, Moraga, California 94556

Business: Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy & Management Division of Insect Biology 201 Wellman Hall University of California, Berkeley 94720-3112

TELEPHONE: Home: (925) 376-4907 Business: (510) 642-5538


BIRTHDATE: January 8, 1931


University Major Field Dates Degree

SUNY, College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University Forestry 1952 B.S. University of California, Berkeley Entomology 1960 Ph.D.


American Association for the Advancement of Science American Institute of Biological Sciences Entomological Society of America Entomological Society of Canada International Society of Chemical Ecology Society of American Foresters Sigma Xi Professional Forester - Licensed in the State of California

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Entomology, 1960-1966 Associate Professor of Entomology, 1966-1970 Professor of Entomology, 1970 to present Associate Dean, Graduate Division, 1983 to 1985 Chairman, Dept. of Entomological Sciences, 1985 to 1990 Chairman, Dept. of Conservation and Resource Studies, 1991-1993 Professor of the Graduate School, 1994 to present


Major Research Interests: Biology of bark beetles (Scolytidae), insect host selection behavior, insect pheromones, use of behavior-modifying chemicals in forest pest management, forest entomology, insect/fungal/tree interactions, chemical ecology of termites, insect pests of wood-in-service.


Numerous invited lectures at national and international meetings. Reviewer for NSF, USDA. Consultant to technical review panel, USDA-Forest Service, Expanded Southern Pine Beetle Research and Applications Program. Advisor to Swedish Council for Planning and Coordination of Research. Panel member for USDA Competitive Grants Program, 1985, 1991; Panel Manager 1995; Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 1975-1998; President, Berkeley Chapter, Sigma Xi, 1999-2000; Program Chairman, California Forest Pest Council, Annual Meeting, 2000.


Member of Sigma Xi Silver Medal, Swedish Council for Forestry and Agricultural Research, 1983 Elected Fellow of the Entomological Society of Canada, 1985 Founders Memorial Award Lecturer for Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Reno, Nevada - December, 1986 Founders Award - Western Forest Insect Work Conference, Penticton, British Columbia - March, 1992 Conference Honor - "The Future of Hormones and Pheromones for Landscape Horticulture" - Cooperative Extension, U. C., Berkeley, CA, February, 1995 Berkeley Citation - May, 1995 Elected Fellow of the Entomological Society of America, 1998 Silver Medal, International Society of Chemical Ecology, July, 2001 Northern California Society of American Foresters - Golden Membership Certificate (50 year member), January, 2003 Illustrious Alumni Award - SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry Faculty of Environmental & Forest Biology April 10, 2003


Pitch Canker: Pathogen/Insect/Tree Interactions (with Professor Thomas R. Gordon, UCD, and Professor Andrew J. Storer, Michigan Technological University).

Sudden Oak Death: 1) progression of symptoms; 2) impact on oak woodlands; and 3) the role of insects (with Dr. Richard B. Standiford, Dr. N. Maggie Kelly, Dr. Matteo Garbelotto, UCCE, and Professor David M. Rizzo, UCD).

Influence of fire and mechanical treatments on insects and diseases of the mixed conifer forests of the western Sierra Nevada (with Professor Scott Stephens, UCB and Professor Andrew J. Storer, MTU).


To date 207 published/in press papers and 3 books published, including 20 invited chapters. Co-editor of "Control of Insect Behavior by Natural Products", Academic Press, 1970; "Integrated Pest Management in Pine-Bark Beetle Ecosystems", John Wiley and Sons, 1985 and “Pests of the Native California Conifers”, University of California Press, 2003.


Host selection behavior of forest insects; chemical ecology of forest insects; biology and ecology of barkbeetles, forest pest management, insect-pathogen-plant interactions,

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