Meet the Contributing Authors - Frank G. Zalom

Frank G. Zalom

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University of California
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 752-8350
Fax: (530) 752-6004


Dr. Zalom is Director of the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Project, a systemwide program housed in the Office of the Vice President, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He is also on the faculty of the Department of Entomology at UC Davis, and conducts research and extension activities primarily on horticultural crops. Dr. Zalom has published over 200 technical articles on various aspects of insect biology including: pest control, ecology, population dynamics, and behavior. He is a lecturer on the UC Davis graduate group faculties of International Agricultural Development, Communty Development and Education, and Plant Protection and Pest Management.

Dr. Zalom has received several honors including the Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension from the Entomological Society of America, the University of California Assembly Council's "Outstanding Specialist Research" and "Creative Teamwork" awards, and the American Registry of Professional Entomologists "Excellence in Entomology Award". Dr. Zalom was elected a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences in 1990, received a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship to Spain in 1992-93, and was named a Visiting Fellow of the Victoria (Australia) Department of Agriculture. He was appointed by Governor Pete Wilson to his Exotic Pest Eradication Task Force in 1995

Some Recent References

  • Heinz, K. M. & F. G. Zalom. 1995. Variation in trichome-based resistance to Bemisia argentifolii in tomato. J. Econ. Entomol. 88:1494-1503.
  • Roltsch, W. J., F. G. Zalom, J. W. Barry, G. W. Kirfman & J. P. Edstrom. 1995. ULV aerial applications of Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki for control of peach twig borer in almond trees. Appl. Engineering Agric. 11(1):25-30.
  • Zalom, F. G. 1995. Traps and lures for monitoring peach twig borer (Anarsia lineatella) and oriental fruit moth (Grapholitha molesta). Acta Horticulturae 373: 269-276.
  • Zalom, F. G., C. Castane, and R. Gabarra. 1996. Effects of Chilling on Bemisia argentifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) Infesting Cabbage. J. Entomol. Sci. 31(1):39-51.