George E Heimpel

1993 …2022
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Research Output 1993 2019

137 Citations (Scopus)

Egg limitation in parasitoids: A review of the evidence and a case study

Heimpel, G. E. & Rosenheim, J. A., Feb 1998, In : Biological Control. 11, 2, p. 160-168 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

parasitoids
case studies
Aphytis
ambient temperature
fecundity
17 Citations (Scopus)

Egg load dynamics and the risk of egg and time limitation experienced by an aphid parasitoid in the field

Dieckhoff, C., Theobald, J. C., Wäckers, F. L. & Heimpel, G. E., May 2014, In : Ecology and Evolution. 4, 10, p. 1739-1750 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

dynamic load
Aphis glycines
aphid
parasitoid
Aphidoidea
109 Citations (Scopus)

Egg maturation, egg resorption and the costliness of transient egg limitation in insects

Rosenheim, J. A., Heimpel, G. E. & Mangel, M., Aug 7 2000, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 267, 1452, p. 1565-1573 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

insect eggs
resorption
Ovum
Insects
maturation
4 Citations (Scopus)

Entmophagous insects: progress in evolutionary and applied ecology

Hardy, I. C. W., van Alphen, J. J. M., Heimpel, G. E. & Ode, P. J., Mar 1995, In : Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 10, 3, p. 96-97 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Ecology
Insects
26 Citations (Scopus)
Aphis glycines
Introduced Species
Aphids
Insecticides
greenhouse gas emissions

Environmentally cued hatching in the bird-parasitic nest fly Philornis downsi

Sage, R., Boulton, R. A., Lahuatte, P. F., Causton, C. E., Cloutier, R. & Heimpel, G. E., Sep 2018, In : Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 166, 9, p. 752-760 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hatching
nest
nests
bird
birds
108 Citations (Scopus)

European buckthorn and Asian soybean aphid as components of an extensive invasional meltdown in North America

Heimpel, G. E., Frelich, L. E., Landis, D. A., Hopper, K. R., Hoelmer, K. A., Sezen, Z., Asplen, M. K. & Wu, K., Aug 24 2010, In : Biological Invasions. 12, 9, p. 2913-2931 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aphis glycines
aphid
soybean
Rhamnus cathartica
Lumbricus terrestris
34 Citations (Scopus)

Experimental support for Multiple-locus complementary sex determination in the parasitoid Cotesia vestalis

De Boer, J. G., Ode, P. J., Rendahl, A. K., Vet, L. E. M., Whitfield, J. B. & Heimpel, G. E., Nov 1 2008, In : Genetics. 180, 3, p. 1525-1535 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Diploidy
Inbreeding
Genetic Load
Wasps
Sexual Development
19 Citations (Scopus)
Agrilus planipennis
Buprestidae
Eulophidae
biological control
biological control agents
36 Citations (Scopus)

Factors limiting the spread of the protective symbiont Hamiltonella defensa in Aphis craccivora aphids

Dykstra, H. R., Weldon, S. R., Martinez, A. J., White, J. A., Hopper, K. R., Heimpel, G. E., Asplen, M. K. & Oliver, K. M., 2014, In : Applied and environmental microbiology. 80, 18, p. 5818-5827 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aphis craccivora
Aphids
symbiont
aphid
symbionts
8 Citations (Scopus)

Field abundance and performance of hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) on soybean aphid

Eckberg, J. O., Peterson, J. A., Borsh, C. P., Kaser, J. M., Johnson, G. A., Luhman, J. C., Wyse, D. L. & Heimpel, G. E., Jan 1 2014, In : Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 108, 1, p. 26-34 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aphis glycines
Syrphidae
Aphis nerii
soybeans
predators
52 Citations (Scopus)

Flight performance of the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines (Hemiptera: Aphididae) under different temperature and humidity regimens

Zhang, Y., Wang, L., Wu, K., Wyckhuys, K. A. G. & Heimpel, G. E., Apr 1 2008, In : Environmental entomology. 37, 2, p. 301-306 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aphis glycines
Aphididae
aphid
soybean
Hemiptera
106 Citations (Scopus)

Floral resources impact longevity and oviposition rate of a parasitoid in the field

Lee, J. C. & Heimpel, G. E., May 1 2008, In : Journal of Animal Ecology. 77, 3, p. 565-572 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

parasitoid
oviposition
egg
resource
Diadegma insulare
49 Citations (Scopus)

Gut sugar analysis in field-caught parasitoids: Adapting methods originally developed for biting flies

Heimpel, G. E., Lee, J. C., Wu, Z., Weiser, L., Wäckers, F. & Jervis, M. A., Sep 8 2004, In : International Journal of Pest Management. 50, 3, p. 193-198 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hematophagous insects
parasitoids
digestive system
sugars
methodology
1 Citation (Scopus)

High Hyperparasitism of Cotesia rubecula (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Minnesota and Massachusetts

Weis, J. J., Gray, H. L. & Heimpel, G. E., Oct 2016, In : Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society. 89, 4, p. 385-389 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Conura
Cotesia rubecula
pest damage
hyperparasitism
superparasitism
138 Citations (Scopus)

Honeydew as a food source for natural enemies: Making the best of a bad meal?

Wäckers, F. L., van Rijn, P. C. J. & Heimpel, G. E., May 1 2008, In : Biological Control. 45, 2, p. 176-184 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

honeydew
natural enemies
parasitoids
sugars
predators
62 Citations (Scopus)

Host phylogeny and specialisation in parasitoids

Desneux, N., Blahnik, R., Delebecque, C. J. & Heimpel, G. E., May 1 2012, In : Ecology letters. 15, 5, p. 453-460 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

parasitoids
phylogeny
aphid
Aphidoidea
host range
8 Citations (Scopus)

Host range and community structure of avian nest parasites in the genus Philornis (Diptera: Muscidae) on the island of Trinidad

Bulgarella, M. & Heimpel, G. E., Sep 1 2015, In : Ecology and Evolution. 5, 17, p. 3695-3703 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Muscidae
Trinidad and Tobago
host range
nest
parasite
3 Citations (Scopus)

Host specificity of Aphelinus species collected from soybean aphid in Asia

Hopper, K. R., Lanier, K., Rhoades, J. H., Hoelmer, K. A., Meikle, W. G., Heimpel, G. E., O'Neil, R. J., Voegtlin, D. G. & Woolley, J. B., Dec 2017, In : Biological Control. 115, p. 55-73 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aphelinus
Aphis glycines
host specificity
Aphelinus glycinis
Aphis (Aphididae)
35 Citations (Scopus)

Hymenopteran parasitoids synthesize 'honeydew-specific' oligosaccharides

Wäckers, F. L., Lee, J. C., Heimpel, G. E., Winkler, K. & Wagenaar, R., Oct 1 2006, In : Functional Ecology. 20, 5, p. 790-798 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

honeydew
melezitose
oligosaccharides
parasitoids
sugar
4 Citations (Scopus)

Hyperparasitism by ablerus clisiocampae ashmead (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae)

Kattari, D., Heimpel, G. E., Ode, P. J. & Rosenheim, J. A., Jul 1 1999, In : Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 101, 3, p. 640-644 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ablerus
hyperparasitism
superparasitism
Aphelinidae
parasitoid
100 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of flowering buckwheat on Lepidopteran cabbage pests and their parasitoids at two spatial scales

Lee, J. C. & Heimpel, G. E., Sep 2005, In : Biological Control. 34, 3 SPEC. ISS., p. 290-301 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

buckwheat
cabbage
Pieris rapae
parasitoids
Trichoplusia ni
4 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of the parasitoid Aphelinus certus on soybean aphid populations

Kaser, J. M. & Heimpel, G. E., Dec 2018, In : Biological Control. 127, p. 17-24 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aphelinus
Aphis glycines
parasitoids
Aphidoidea
natural enemies
78 Citations (Scopus)

Indirect interactions between an introduced and a native ladybird beetle species mediated by a shared parasitoid

Hoogendoorn, M. & Heimpel, G. E., Nov 25 2002, In : Biological Control. 25, 3, p. 224-230 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coleomegilla maculata
Harmonia axyridis
Coccinellidae
Coleoptera
Dinocampus
58 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of floral resources on sugar feeding and nutrient dynamics of a parasitoid in the field

Lee, J. C., Andow, D. A. & Heimpel, G. E., Oct 1 2006, In : Ecological Entomology. 31, 5, p. 470-480 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sugar feeding
nutrient dynamics
parasitoid
Diadegma insulare
sugar
4 Citations (Scopus)

Interspecific differences in milkweeds alter predator density and the strength of trophic cascades

Mohl, E. K., Santa-Martinez, E. & Heimpel, G. E., Jun 1 2016, In : Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 10, 3, p. 249-261 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

trophic cascade
Apocynaceae
predator
predators
Asclepias syriaca
8 Citations (Scopus)

Intraspecific variation in facultative symbiont infection among native and exotic pest populations: Potential implications for biological control

Desneux, N., Asplen, M. K., Brady, C. M., Heimpel, G. E., Hopper, K. R., Luo, C., Monticelli, L., Oliver, K. M. & White, J. A., Jan 2018, In : Biological Control. 116, p. 27-35 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

symbionts
biological control
pests
infection
Aphis craccivora
6 Citations (Scopus)

Invasive Parasites and the Fate of Darwin's Finches in the Galapagos Islands: The Case of the Vegetarian Finch (Platyspiza crassirostris)

Heimpel, G. E., Hillstrom, A., Freund, D., Knutie, S. A. & Clayton, D. H., Jun 1 2017, In : Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 129, 2, p. 345-349 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Galapagos Islands
vegetarian diet
parasite
parasites
nest
19 Citations (Scopus)

Is parasitoid acceptance of different host species dynamic?

Hopper, K. R., Prager, S. M. & Heimpel, G. E., Oct 1 2013, In : Functional Ecology. 27, 5, p. 1201-1211 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

host preferences
Aphelinus
parasitoid
egg
parasitoids
97 Citations (Scopus)

Landscape composition influences patterns of native and exotic lady beetle abundance

Gardiner, M. M., Landis, D. A., Gratton, C., Schmidt, N., O'Neal, M., Mueller, E., Chacon, J., Heimpel, G. E. & Difonzo, C. D., Jul 1 2009, In : Diversity and Distributions. 15, 4, p. 554-564 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coccinellidae
soybean
beetle
Harmonia axyridis
soybeans
60 Citations (Scopus)

Landscape composition influences the activity density of Carabidae and Arachnida in soybean fields

Gardiner, M. M., Landis, D. A., Gratton, C., Schmidt, N., O'Neal, M., Mueller, E., Chacon, J. & Heimpel, G. E., Oct 1 2010, In : Biological Control. 55, 1, p. 11-19 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Arachnida
Carabidae
soybeans
Opiliones
Araneae
323 Citations (Scopus)

Landscape diversity enhances biological control of an introduced crop pest in the north-central USA

Gardiner, M. M., Landis, D. A., Gratton, C., DiFonzo, C. D., O'Neal, M., Chacon, J. M., Wayo, M. T., Schmidt, N. P., Mueller, E. E. & Heimpel, G. E., Jan 1 2009, In : Ecological Applications. 19, 1, p. 143-154 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

crop pest
biological control
aphid
natural enemy
soybean
7 Citations (Scopus)

Life cycle and host specificity of the parasitoid conura annulifera (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae), a Potential biological control agent of philornis downsi (Diptera: Muscidae) in the Galápagos Islands

Bulgarella, M., Quiroga, M. A., Boulton, R. A., Ramírez, I. E., Moon, R. D., Causton, C. E. & Heimpel, G. E., May 1 2017, In : Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 110, 3, p. 317-328 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Conura
Chalcididae
puparium
Muscidae
host specificity
344 Citations (Scopus)

Life-history strategies in parasitoid wasps: A comparative analysis of 'ovigeny'

Jervis, M. A., Heimpel, G. E., Ferns, P. N., Harvey, J. A. & Kidd, N. A. C., May 1 2001, In : Journal of Animal Ecology. 70, 3, p. 442-458 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

wasp
parasitoid
life history
egg
complement
4 Citations (Scopus)

Linking parasitoid nectar feeding and dispersal in conservation biological control

Heimpel, G. E., May 2019, In : Biological Control. 132, p. 36-41 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

nectar feeding
nectar
biological control
parasitoids
hyperparasitism
14 Citations (Scopus)

Linking risk and efficacy in biological control host-parasitoid models

Kaser, J. M. & Heimpel, G. E., Nov 1 2015, In : Biological Control. 90, p. 49-60 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biological control agents
biological control
indigenous species
risk-benefit analysis
pests
1 Citation (Scopus)

Mind the Gap: The evolution of oviposition site and specialization in the parasitoid superfamily Chalcidoidea

Boulton, R. A. & Heimpel, G. E., May 29 2018, In : Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 124, 2, p. 213-227 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

oviposition sites
parasitoid
oviposition
host range
endoparasitoids
122 Citations (Scopus)

Multifaceted determinants of host specificity in an aphid parasitoid

Desneux, N., Barta, R. J., Hoelmer, K. A., Hopper, K. R. & Heimpel, G. E., May 1 2009, In : Oecologia. 160, 2, p. 387-398 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

host specificity
aphid
parasitoid
Aphidoidea
parasitoids
15 Citations (Scopus)
natural enemy
natural enemies
insect pests
density dependence
genetically modified organisms
17 Citations (Scopus)

On-farm evaluation of a fall-seeded rye cover crop for suppression of soybean aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on soybean

Koch, R. L., Sezen, Z., Porter, P. M., Ragsdale, D. W., Wyckhuys, K. A. G. & Heimpel, G. E., Aug 1 2015, In : Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 17, 3, p. 239-246 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cover crop
Aphididae
cover crops
rye
soybean
12 Citations (Scopus)

Parasitism of autumnal morphs of the soybean aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) by binodoxys communis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) on buckthorn

Asplen, M. K., Wyckhuys, K. A. G. & Heimpel, G. E., Sep 1 2011, In : Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 104, 5, p. 935-944 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Binodoxys
Aphis glycines
Braconidae
Aphididae
morphs
58 Citations (Scopus)

Parasitism of the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines by Binodoxys communis: The role of aphid defensive behaviour and parasitoid reproductive performance

Wyckhuys, K. A. G., Stone, L., Desneux, N., Hoelmer, K. A., Hopper, K. R. & Heimpel, G. E., Aug 1 2008, In : Bulletin of Entomological Research. 98, 4, p. 361-370 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Binodoxys
Aphis glycines
defensive behavior
Aphidoidea
reproductive performance
35 Citations (Scopus)

Parasitoid Foraging and Oviposition Behavior in the Field

Heimpel, G. E. & Casas, J., Apr 7 2008, Behavioral Ecology of Insect Parasitoids: From Theoretical Approaches to Field Applications. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, p. 52-70 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Oviposition
parasitoid
parasitism
oviposition
foraging
9 Citations (Scopus)

Parasitoid-induced transgenerational fecundity compensation in an aphid

Kaiser, M. C. & Heimpel, G. E., May 1 2016, In : Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 159, 2, p. 197-206 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

aphid
parasitoid
fecundity
Aphidoidea
Aphis glycines
20 Citations (Scopus)

Parasitoid nutritional ecology in a community context: The importance of honeydew and implications for biological control

Tena, A., Wäckers, F. L., Heimpel, G. E., Urbaneja, A. & Pekas, A., Apr 2016, In : Current Opinion in Insect Science. 14, p. 100-104 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

honeydew
community ecology
parasitoid
biological control
parasitoids
147 Citations (Scopus)

PCR-based gut content analysis of insect predators: Using ribosomal ITS-1 fragments from prey to estimate predation frequency

Hoogendoorn, M. & Heimpel, G. E., Jan 1 2001, In : Molecular ecology. 10, 8, p. 2059-2067 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ostrinia nubilalis
Insects
digestive system
predation
predator
28 Citations (Scopus)

Perennial Grain and Oilseed Crops

Kantar, M. B., Tyl, C., Dorn, K. M., Zhang, X., Jungers, J. M., Kaser, J. M., Schendel, R. R., Eckberg, J. O., Runck, B. C., Bunzel, M., Jordan, N. R., Stupar, R. M., Marks, M. D., Anderson, J. A., Johnson, G. A., Sheaffer, C. C., Schoenfuss, T. C., Ismail, B. P., Heimpel, G. E. & Wyse, D. L., Apr 29 2016, In : Annual Review of Plant Biology. 67, p. 703-729 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

oilseed crops
grain crops
Food
biobased products
Ecosystem
27 Citations (Scopus)

Physical and ant-mediated refuges from parasitism: Implications for non-target effects in biological control

Wyckhuys, K. A. G., Koch, R. L. & Heimpel, G. E., Mar 1 2007, In : Biological Control. 40, 3, p. 306-313 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Monarda fistulosa
Aphis glycines
Formicidae
parasitism
biological control
7 Citations (Scopus)

Phytophagy

Heimpel, G. E. & Jervis, M. A., Jan 1 2005, Insects As Natural Enemies: A Practical Perspective. Springer Netherlands, p. 525-550 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

natural enemies
Insects
herbivores
Food
insects
27 Citations (Scopus)

Population structure, mating system, and sex-determining allele diversity of the parasitoid wasp Habrobracon hebetor

Antolin, M. F., Ode, P. J., Heimpel, G. E., O'Hara, R. B. & Strand, M. R., Oct 1 2003, In : Heredity. 91, 4, p. 373-381 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wasps
Alleles
Diploidy
Population
Genetic Load