James Tumlinson

Director of the Center for Chemical Ecology; Ralph O. Mumma Professor of Entomology

James Tumlinson

Research Summary

Insect chemical ecology. Plant-insect interactions. Insect attractants.

Huck Institutes Affiliations

Publication Tags

Zea Mays Parasites Volatile Organic Compounds Herbivory Insects Pathogens Pesticides Jasmonic Acid Herbivores Genes Corn Lipoxygenase Eastern Africa Malaria Anopheles Gambiae Fatty Acids Honey Bees Viruses Amino Acids Apis Mellifera Oviposition Kenya Honey Volatile Organic Compound Bees

Most Recent Papers

Elevated carbon dioxide reduces emission of herbivore-induced volatiles in Zea mays

Anna Block, Martha M. Vaughan, Shawn A. Christensen, Hans T. Alborn, James H. Tumlinson, 2017, Plant Cell and Environment on p. 1725-1734

The impact of hive type on the behavior and health of honey bee colonies (Apis mellifera) in Kenya

Alexander McMenamin, Fiona Mumoki, Maryann Frazier, Joseph Kilonzo, Bernard Mweu, Tracey Baumgarten, Harland Patch, Baldwyn Torto, Daniel Masiga, James Tumlinson, Christina Grozinger, Elliud Muli, 2017, Apidologie on p. 703-715

Variation in the Volatile Profiles of Black and Manchurian Ash in Relation to Emerald Ash Borer Oviposition Preferences

Chad M. Rigsby, Nathaniel B. McCartney, Daniel A. Herms, James H. Tumlinson, Don Cipollini, 2017, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 831-842

Mechanisms and time course of menthol-induced cutaneous vasodilation

Daniel H. Craighead, Nathaniel B. McCartney, James H. Tumlinson, Lacy M. Alexander, 2017, Microvascular Research on p. 43-47

The invasive American weed parthenium hysterophorus can negatively impact malaria control in Africa

Vincent O. Nyasembe, Xavier Cheseto, Fatma Kaplan, Woodbridge A. Foster, Peter E.A. Teal, James H. Tumlinson, Christian Borgemeister, Baldwyn Torto, 2015, PloS one

A small, differentially regulated family of farnesyl diphosphate synthases in maize (Zea mays) provides farnesyl diphosphate for the biosynthesis of herbivore-induced sesquiterpenes

Annett Richter, Irmgard Seidl-Adams, Tobias G. Köllner, Claudia Schaff, James H. Tumlinson, Jörg Degenhardt, 2015, Planta on p. 1351-1361

Emission of herbivore elicitor-induced sesquiterpenes is regulated by stomatal aperture in maize (Zea mays) seedlings

I. Seidl-Adams, A. Richter, K. B. Boomer, N. Yoshinaga, J. Degenhardt, J. H. Tumlinson, 2015, Plant, Cell and Environment on p. 23-34

Evaluation of the distribution and impacts of parasites, pathogens, and pesticides on honey bee (apis mellifera) populations in east Africa

Elliud Muli, Harland Patch, Maryann Frazier, James Frazier, Baldwyn Torto, Tracey Baumgarten, Joseph Kilonzo, James Ng ang a. Kimani, Fiona Mumoki, Daniel Masiga, James Tumlinson, Christina Grozinger, 2014, PLoS One

Plasmodium falciparum infection increases Anopheles gambiae attraction to nectar sources and sugar uptake

Vincent O. Nyasembe, Peter E.A. Teal, Patrick Sawa, James H. Tumlinson, Christian Borgemeister, Baldwyn Torto, 2014, Current Biology on p. 217-221

The Importance of Volatile Organic Compounds in Ecosystem Functioning

James H. Tumlinson, 2014, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 212-213

High-Impact Papers

Phytohormone-based activity mapping of insect herbivore-produced elicitors

Eric A. Schmelz, Jurgen Engelberth, Hans T. Alborn, James H. Tumlinson, Peter E A Teal, 2009, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 653-657

Maize 9-lipoxygenase ZmLOX3 controls development, root-specific expression of defense genes, and resistance to root-knot nematodes

Xiquan Gao, James Starr, Cornelia Göbel, Jürgen Engelberth, Ivo Feussner, James Tumlinson, Michael Kolomiets, 2008, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions on p. 98-109

The maize lipoxygenase, ZmLOX10, mediates green leaf volatile, jasmonate and herbivore-induced plant volatile production for defense against insect attack

Shawn A. Christensen, Andriy Nemchenko, Eli Borrego, Ian Murray, Islam S. Sobhy, Liz Bosak, Stacy Deblasio, Matthias Erb, Christelle A.M. Robert, Kathy A. Vaughn, Cornelia Herrfurth, Jim Tumlinson, Ivo Feussner, David Jackson, Ted C.J. Turlings, Jurgen Engelberth, Christian Nansen, Robert Meeley, Michael V. Kolomiets, 2013, Plant Journal on p. 59-73

Odorants that induce hygienic behavior in honeybees

Jodi A.I. Swanson, Baldwyn Torto, Stephen A. Kells, Karen A. Mesce, James H. Tumlinson, Marla Spivak, 2009, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 1108-1116

Plants on Constant Alert

Renuka Shivaji, Alberto Camas, Arunkanth Ankala, Jurgen Engelberth, James H. Tumlinson, W. Paul Williams, Jeff R. Wilkinson, Dawn Sywassink Luthe, 2010, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 179-191

Novel visual-cue-based sticky traps for monitoring of emerald ash borers, Agrilus planipennis (Col., Buprestidae)

J. P. Lelito, I. Fraser, V. C. Mastro, J. H. Tumlinson, T. C. Baker, 2008, Journal of Applied Entomology on p. 668-674

Behavioural response of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae to host plant volatiles and synthetic blends

Vincent O. Nyasembe, Peter Ea Teal, Wolfgang R. Mukabana, James H. Tumlinson, Baldwyn Torto, 2012, Parasites and Vectors

Fatty acid-amino acid conjugates diversification in lepidopteran caterpillars

Naoko Yoshinaga, Hans T. Alborn, Tomoaki Nakanishi, David M. Suckling, Ritsuo Nishida, James H. Tumlinson, Naoki Mori, 2010, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 319-325

Pea Aphids, Acyrthosiphon Pisum, Suppress Induced Plant Volatiles in Broad Bean, Vicia Faba

Ezra G. Schwartzberg, Katalin Böröczky, James H. Tumlinson, 2011, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 1055-1062

Evaluation of the distribution and impacts of parasites, pathogens, and pesticides on honey bee (apis mellifera) populations in east Africa

Elliud Muli, Harland Patch, Maryann Frazier, James Frazier, Baldwyn Torto, Tracey Baumgarten, Joseph Kilonzo, James Ng ang a. Kimani, Fiona Mumoki, Daniel Masiga, James Tumlinson, Christina Grozinger, 2014, PLoS One