Cory Straub earned his Ph.D. from Washington State University and conducted his postdoctoral research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The Straub lab studies the
- B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- M.S., Central Washington University
- Ph.D., Washington State University
Issues in Ecology and Evolution
Common Intellectual Experience
Conservation of beneficial insects
(*indicates undergraduate co-author)
Jonsson, M., R. Kaartinen, C. S. Straub. 2017. Relationships between natural enemy diversity and biological control. Current Opinion in Insect Science 20:1-6.
Jonsson, M., C. S. Straub, R. K. Didham, H. L. Buckley, B. S. Case, R. J. Hale, C. Gratton, S. D. Wratten. 2015. Experimental evidence that the effectiveness of conservation biological control depends on landscape complexity. Journal of Applied Ecology 52:1274-1282.
Roubinet, E., C. S. Straub, T. Jonsson, K. Staudacher, M. Traugott, B. Ekbom, M. Jonsson. 2015. Additive effects of predator diversity on pest control caused by few interactions among predator species. Ecological Entomology 40:362–371.
Straub, C. S., N. P. Simasek*, M. R. Gapinski*, R. Dohm*, M. R. Gapinski, E. O. Aikens*, C. Nagy*. Plant diversity increases herbivore movement and vulnerability to predation. Basic and Applied Ecology 15:50-58
Straub, C. S., N. P. Simasek*, M. R. Gapinski*, R. Dohm*, E. O. Aikens*, S. Muscella*. 2013. Influence of nonhost plant diversity and natural enemies on the potato leafhopper, Empoasca fabae, and pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum, in alfalfa. Journal of Pest Science 86:235-244.
Werling, B. P., J. Harmon, C. S. Straub, C. Gratton. 2012. Influence of native North American prairie grasses on predation of an insect herbivore of potato. Biological Control 61:15-25.
Straub, C. S., A. R. Ives, and C. Gratton. 2011. Evidence for a tradeoff between host-range breadth and host-use efficiency in aphid parasitoids. The American Naturalist 177:389-395.
Straub, C. S., and W. E. Snyder. 2008. Increasing enemy biodiversity strengthens herbivore suppression on two plant species. Ecology 89: 1605-1615.
Straub, C. S., D. L. Finke, and W. E. Snyder. 2008. Are the conservation of natural enemy biodiversity and biological control compatible goals? Biological Control 45: 225-237.
Straub, C. S., and W. E. Snyder. 2006. Species identity dominates the relationship between predator biodiversity and herbivore suppression. Ecology 87:277-282.
Snyder, W. E., G. B. Snyder, D. L. Finke, and C. S. Straub. 2006. Predator biodiversity strengthens herbivore suppression. Ecology Letters 9:789-796.?