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Media Coverage of Recent Work

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2006 - Present

  • A quick sniff and she’s off. Caroline Ash Science: Editors Choice. February 29, 2010.
  • Aphid deception. Nature: Research Highlights. February 10, 2010.
  • Plant virus tricks teach evolutionary pest management. Brandon Keim  Wired Science. February 2, 2010.
  • The grass isn’t always greener.  Dr. Jim Caryl.  Mental Indigestion. April 7, 2010.
  • Virus pulls bait and switch on insect vectors. Andrea Messer.  Penn State Live: Newswire. February 1, 2010.
  • Virus makes plants lie to insects. Susan Milius. ScienceNews. January 16, 2010. 
  • Sorry Vegans: Brussels Sprouts like to live, too. Natalie Angier.  New York Times. December 22, 2009.
  • No brainer behavior. Susan Milius  Science News. June 20, 2009.
  • Bacteria protect soybean from Aphids. Science Daily . April, 2009.
  • Loyal to its roots. Carol Kaesuk Yoon New York Times. June 3, 2008.
  • This plant has the sense of smell (loves tomatoes, hates wheat). Henry Fountain New York Times. Oct. 3, 2006.
  • Science Notebook. David Brown, Washington Post. Oct. 2, 2006.
  • Prey's perfume. Sarah Everts, Chemical and Engineering News. Oct.2, 2006.
  • Scent stalking: parasitic vine grows toward tomato odor. Science News. Sept. 30, 2006.
  • Science in Action, BBC World Service Radio Interview. Sept. 29, 2006.
  • Parasitic weed uses chemical cues to find host plant. Science. Sept. 29, 2006.
  • Parasitic weed sniffs out prey, study says. Sean Markey, National Geographic News. Sept. 29, 2006.
  • Parasitic weed seems to smell its prey. ABC News.com. Sept. 29, 2006.
  • Leading Edge, BBC Radio 4 Interview. Sept 28, 2006.
  • All Things Considered, NPR Radio Interview. Sept 28, 2006.
  • Weed with a nose. Alan Boyle, NBC Video. Sept. 28, 2006.

2000 - 2005

  • Picky Eater (Amanda Yarnell). Chemical and Engineering News. June, 2004.
  • Unusual diet helps caterpillars. Washington times. June, 2004.
  • Choice of food helps hungry caterpillars. Innovations report. June, 2004.
  • Finicky caterpillars. (wire reports). Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June, 2004.
  • Choice of food helps caterpillars (Andrea Messer). PennState news. June, 2004.
  • Talking Trees. (C. Berger). Odyssey Adventures in science. March, 2003.
  • Talking plants. (S. Russell). Discover Magazine, 47-51. April, 2002.
  • Stay Away from Tobacco (Heather Van Daren). Natural History. October, 2001.
  • Making crops cry for help (John Whitfield). Nature. Vol 410:736-737.
  • A shield of Green (Virginia Gewin), The Oregonian. Aug 15, 2001.
  • Feeding off nighttime attacks. Washington Post. April 15, 2001.
  • Plant signal friends, foes with scents that change as day turns to night. Chemical and Engineering News. April 2, 2001.
  • Les subtiles leçons de lutte biologique des végétaux contre les prédateurs. Le Monde. France. April 6, 2001.
  • La plante qui appelle au secours. La Science. April 3, 2001
  • Nocturnal emissions repel moths. Nature (science update). March 29, 2001.
  • Leaf me Alone (John Whitfield). Nature (science update). March 29, 2001.

1997 - 1999

  • Plants thwart pests by sending out chemical distress signals (Elliott Minor). January 28, 1999.
  • Um perfume para cada inimigo. Super Interessante, 123:14-15. March, 1998.
  • BBC and NPR report on De Moraes et al., 1998: "Herbivore infested plants selectively attract parasitoids".
  • Plant-Insect communication. The IPM Practitioner, vol XX, (5/6). May /June, 1998.
  • It's chemistry : pestered plants cry for help to bring "good bugs" to their aid. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, A8. June 13, 1998.
  • Les plantes s'auto-defendant. (Julie Lasterade), Siberation. June 23, 1998.
  • Le radar chimique des quepes. (Yves Miserey), Libertade. June 23, 1998.
  • Plants send SOS when caterpillars bite. (Jan Suszkiw), Agricultural Research. October, 1998.
  • Plants and Wasps nip bad bugs in the bud. (Laura Wexler), Georgia Magazine, vol 77(4):11. 1998.
  • Quand les plantes passent a la contre-ataque. (Sophie Coisne), Science e Vie Junior, vol 109. October, 1998.
  • Fine-tuned plant response to insect attack. (C. Milot), Science News, 152: 391. December 1997.