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Lawrence Kirkendall


My research interests center around the evolution and ecology of reproductive systems (e.g. monogamy, polygamy, inbreeding, parthenogenesis) and insect biodiversity. I study these topics using bark beetles (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Scolytinae) and pinhole borers (Coleoptera, Curculionidae,Platypodinae).

BIO210 Evolutionary Biology (Winter-Spring)

BIO341 Current Topics in Biodiversity (Fall)

+ guest lectures in MNF201, BIO103

  • Silva, J.A.; Ojeda, A.A.; Urrutia, A.B.; Martinez, L.C.; Aviles, P.E.; Kirkendall, Lawrence R.; Ruilova, A.S. 2008. Manual de plagas y enfermedades del bosque nativo en Chile. ISBN: 9789253060153.
  • Gohli, Jostein; Selvarajah, Tina Sugunthi; Kirkendall, Lawrence R.; Jordal, Bjarte Henry. 2016. Globally distributed Xyleborus species reveal recurrent intercontinental dispersal in a landscape of ancient worldwide distributions Phylogenetics and phylogeography. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 16:37. doi: 10.1186/s12862-016-0610-7
  • Armendáriz-Toledano, Francisco; Niño, Alicia; Sullivan, Brian T.; Kirkendall, Lawrence R.; Zúñiga, Gerardo. 2015. A New Species of Bark Beetle, Dendroctonus mesoamericanus sp. Nov. (Curculionidae: Scolytinae), in Southern Mexico and Central America. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 108: 403-414. doi: 10.1093/aesa/sav020
  • Ropiquet, Anne; Knight, Andrew T.; Born, Céline; Martins, Quinton; Balme, Guy; Kirkendall, Lawrence R.; Hunter, Luke; Senekal, Charl; Matthee, Conrad A. 2015. Implications of spatial genetic patterns for conserving African leopards. Comptes rendus. Biologies. 338: 728-737. doi: 10.1016/j.crvi.2015.06.019
  • Andersen, Hanne Flåten; Jordal, Bjarte Henry; Kambestad, Marius; Kirkendall, Lawrence R. 2012. Improbable but true: the invasive inbreeding ambrosia beetle Xylosandrus morigerus has generalist genotypes. Ecology and Evolution. 2: 247-257. doi: 10.1002/ece3.58
  • Meirmans, Stephanie; Meirmans, Patrick G.; Kirkendall, Lawrence R. 2012. The costs of sex: facing real-world complexities. The Quarterly review of biology. 87: 19-40. doi: 10.1086/66394
  • Sullivan, Brian T.; Niño, Alicia; Moreno, Benjamin; Brownie, Cavell; Maciás-Sámano, Jorge; Clarke, Stephen R.; Kirkendall, Lawrence R.; Zúñiga, Gerardo. 2012. Biochemical evidence that Dendroctonus frontalis consists of two sibling species in Belize and Chiapas, Mexico. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 105: 817-831. doi: 10.1603/AN12026
  • Kirkendall, Lawrence R.; Faccoli, Massimo. 2010. Bark beetles and pinhole borers (Curculionidae, Scolytinae, Platypodinae) alien to Europe. Zookeys. 56. 227-251. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.56.529
  • Kolarik, Miroslav; Kirkendall, Lawrence R. 2010. Evidence for a new lineage of primary ambrosia fungi in Geosmithia Pitt (Ascomycota: Hypocreales). Fungal Genetics and Biology. 114: 676-689. doi: 10.1016/j.funbio.2010.06.005
  • Simaiakis, Stylianos M.; Iorio, Etienne; Djursvoll, Per; Meidell, Bjarne; Andersson, Göran; Kirkendall, Lawrence R. 2010. A study of the diversity and geographical variation in numbers of leg-bearing segments in centipedes (Chilopoda: Geophilomorpha) in north-western Europe. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 100: 899-909. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2010.01467.x
  • Cognato, Anthony Ignacio; Barc, Nicolas; Philip, Michael; Mench, Roger; Smith, Aaron D.; Galbraith, Eric; Storer, Andrew J.; Kirkendall, Lawrence R. 2009. The native and introduced bark and ambrosia beetles of Michigan (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae). Great Lakes Entomologist. 42: 101-120.
  • Holzman, Jennifer P.; Bohonak, Andrew J.; Kirkendall, Lawrence R.; Gottlieb, Daphna; Harari, Ally R.; Kelley, Scott T. 2009. Inbreeding variability and population structure in the invasive haplodiploid palm-seed borer (Coccotrypes dactyliperda). Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 22: 1076-1087. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01722.x
  • Cai, Yan-Wen; Cheng, XY; Xu, R.M.; Duan, Dong-Hong; Kirkendall, Lawrence R. 2008. Genetic diversity and biogeography of red turpentine beetle Dendroctonus valens in its native and invasive regions. Insect Science. 15: 291-301. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7917.2008.00213.x
  • Kirkendall, Lawrence R.; Cortivo, Marialuisa Dal; Gatti, Enzo. 2008. First record of the ambrosia beetle, Monarthrum mali (Curculionidae, Scolytinae) in Europe. Journal of Pest Science. 81: 175-178. doi: 10.1007/s10340-008-0196-y
  • Kirkendall, Lawrence R.; Faccoli, M.; Ye, H. 2008. Description of the Yunnan shoot borer, Tomicus yunnanensis Kirkendall & Faccoli sp.n. (Curculionidae, Scolytinae), an unusually aggressive pine shoot beetle from sosuthern China, with a key to the species of Tomicus. Zootaxa. 1819: 25-39.
  • Hulcr, J; Kolarik, M; Kirkendall, Lawrence R. 2007. A new record of fungus-beetle symbiosis in Scolytodes bark beetles (Scolytinae, Curculionidae, Coleoptera). Symbiosis. 43: 151-159.
  • Kirkendall, Lawrence R.; Ødegaard, Frode. 2007. Ongoing invasions of old-growth tropical forests: establishment of three incestuous beetle species in southern Central America (Curculionidae : Scolytinae). Zootaxa. 1588: 53-62.
  • Kirkendall, Lawrence. 2006. A new host-specific, Xyleborus vochysiae (Curculionidae : Scolytinae), from central America breeding in live trees. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 99: 211-217.
  • Kirkendall, Lawrence R.; Jordal, Bjarte Henry. 2006. The bark and ambrosia beetles (Curculionidae, Scolytinae) of Cocos Island, Costa Rica and the role of mating systems in island zoogeography. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 89: 729-743.
  • Meirmans, Stephanie; Skorping, Arne; Løyning, Mass Kåre; Kirkendall, Lawrence R. 2006. On the track of the Red Queen: bark beetles, their nematodes, local climate and geographic parthenogenesis. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 19: 1939-1947. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2006.01153.x
  • Christie, Caroline; Grepperud, Eldfrid Johanne; Kiil, Tonje; Kirkendall, Lawrence. 2005. DNA-strekkoding - taksonomiens fremtid? Naturen. 5. 215-219.
  • Hatteland, Bjørn Arild; Hauge, Erling; Kirkendall, Lawrence; Solhøy, Torstein. 2005. Dispersal abilities and breeding periods of ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) in coastal Central Norway. Norwegian Journal of Entomology. 52: 49-56.
  • Castillo, Angelo; Infante, Francisco; López, Guillermo; Trujillo, Javier; Kirkendall, Lawrence; Vega, Fernando E. 2004. Laboratory parasitism by Phymatichus coffea (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) upon non-target bark beetles associated with coffee plantations. The Florida entomologist. 87: 274-277.
  • Hatteland, Bjørn Arild; Hauge, Erling; Solhøy, Torstein; Kirkendall, Lawrence R. 2004. New records of Carabidae (Coleoptera) from coastal North Trøndelag, Central Norway. Fauna Norvegica. 24: 31-35.
  • Jordal, BH; Kirkendall, Lawrence; Harkestad, K. 2004. Phylogeny of a Macaronesian radiation: host-plant use and possible cryptic speciation in Liparthrum bark beetles. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 31: 554-571.
  • Berg, Paul Ragnar; Dawson, Deborah; Pandhall, Japhrog; Kirkendall, Lawrence; Burke, Terry. 2003. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from two inbreeding bark beetle species (Coccotrypes). Molecular Ecology Notes. 3: 270-273.
  • Rees, David J.; Dioli, Maurizio; Kirkendall, Lawrence. 2003. Molecules and morphology: evidence for cryptic hybridization in African Hyalomma (Acari: Ixodidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 27: 131-142.
  • Jordal, Bjarte H.; Normark, Benjamin B; Farrell, Brian D.; Kirkendall, Lawrence. 2002. Extraordinary haplotype diversity in haplodiploid inbreeders: phylogenetics and evolution of the bark beetle genus Coccotrypes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 23: 171-188.
  • Jordal, Bjarte H.; Beaver, Roger A.; Kirkendall, Lawrence. 2001. Breaking taboos in the tropics: incest promotes colonization by wood-boring beetles. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 10: 345-357.
  • Andreev, D.; Breilid, H.; Kirkendall, Lawrence; Brun, L. O.; ffrench-Constant, R. H. 1998. Lack of nucleotide variability in a beetle pest with extreme inbreeding. Insect Molecular Biology. 7: 197-200.
  • Jordal, Bjarte H.; Kirkendall, Lawrence. 1997. Ecological relationships of a guild of tropical beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae - Scolytinae, Zygopinae and Cerambycidae - Acanthocinae) breedin in Cecropia leafstalks (Cecropiaceae) in Costa Rica. Journal of Tropical Ecology.
  • Løyning, Mass Kåre; Kirkendall, Lawrence. 1997. Notes on the mating system of Hylesinus varius (Curculionidae-Scolytinae), a putatively bigynous bark beetle. Journal of applied entomology.
  • Løyning, Mass Kåre; Kirkendall, Lawrence. 1996. Mate Discrimination in a Pseudogamous Bark Beetle (Coleoptera: Scolytidae): Male Ips acuminatus (Gyll.) prefer Sexual to Clonal Females. Oikos. 77: 336-344.
  • Nielsen, Anders; Finne, Merethe Aasmo; Asmyhr, Maria Gulbrandsen; Gjershaug, Jan Ove; Kirkendall, Lawrence R.; Vandvik, Vigdis; Velle, Gaute. 2016. Assessment of risks to Norwegian biodiversity from the import and keeping of terrestrial arachnids and insects. 434 sider.
  • Hatteland, Bjørn Arild; Hauge, Erling; Kirkendall, Lawrence; Solhøy, Torstein. 2005. Diversity and habitat preferences of ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) in a coastal area of North Trøndelag, central Norway. Proceedings of the 11th European Carabidologists Meeting - DIAS. 10 sider.
  • Thunes, Karl Hilding; Midtgaard, Fred; Kirkendall, Lawrence R.; Leverón, Oscar; Espino, Vicente. 2005. Los gorgojos de Pino de Honduras: descripciones de especies, asociaciones de hospederos y métodos de monitoreo y control. Inter-American Development Bank / Norwegian Forestry Group, Washington / Oslo. 33 sider.
  • Kirkendall, Lawrence R.; Biedermann, Peter H.W.; Jordal, Bjarte Henry. 2015. Evolution and diversity of bark beetles. 3, sider 85-156. I:
    • Hofstetter, Richard W; Vega, Fernando E. 2015. Bark Beetles. Biology and Ecology of Native and Invasive Species. Academic Press. 640 sider. ISBN: 9780124171565.
  • Thunes, Karl Hilding; Midtgaard, Fred; Kirkendall, Lawrence R.; Leverón, Oscar; Espino, Vicente. 2011. Manejo sostenible y combate de la deforestación en plantaciones de pino en América Central – una alternativa para el triángulo destructivo de plagas forestales, incendios forestales y tala. NN, sider 191-226. I:
    • Chavarriaga H., Didier Mauricio. 2011. Protección Fitosanitaria Forestal. 227 sider. ISBN: 978-958-8214-77-1.
  • Normark, B.B.; Kirkendall, Lawrence R. 2009. Parthenogensis in insects and mites. Kapittel, sider 753-757. I:
    • Resh, V.H.; Cardé, R.T. 2009. Encyclopedia of Insects, 2nd edition. Academic Press. 1132 sider. ISBN: 978-0-12-374144-8.
  • Kirkendall, Lawrence R.; Islam, M. A. 2003. Widespread wilting of Dalbergia sissoo in Bangladesh: The role of timber borers. In, sider 34-38. I:
    • Baksha, M. W. 2003. Mortality of Sissoo (Dalbergia sissoo) and Top Dying of Sundri (Heritiera fomes) in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Forest Research Institute, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Kirkendall, Lawrence; Normark, Benjamin B. 2003. Parthenogenesis. 851-856. I:
    • Resh, Vincent H.; Cardé, Ring T. 2003. Encyclopedia of Insects. ISBN: 0-12-586990-8.
  • Kirkendall, Lawrence; Wood, Stephen L. 2000. The bark and ambrosia beetles (Scolytidae and Platypodidae) of Costa Rican cloud forests. 4.4.7, sider 117-118. I:
    • Nadkarni, N. M.; Wheelwright, N T. 2000. Monteverde: Ecology and Conservation of a Tropical Cloud Forest. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 0-19-509560-X.
  • Kirkendall, Lawrence; Kent, Deborah S; Raffa, Kenneth F. 1997. Interactions among males, females and offspring in bark and ambrosia beetles: the significans of living in tunnels for the evolution of social behavior. 181-215. I:
    • Choe, Jae C; Crespi, Bernard J. 1997. The evolution of social behavior in Insects and Arachnids. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 0-521-58977-0.

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