ROBERT I. GARA
Professor of Forest Entomology, College of Forest Resources, AR-10, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195
B.S., Forest Management, Utah State University, Logan, UTAH, 1953
M.S., Entomology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 1962
Ph.D., Entomology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 1964
Senior Scientist and Project Leader, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research Inc., Beaumont Forest Experiment Station, Texas, 1960-1966
Assistant/Associate Professor, State College of Forestry, Syracuse, New York, 1966-1968
Associate/full Professor, College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Washington, 1968-Present.
Lecturer of the Year Award, Forest Entomology, College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, 1980.
Burlington Northern, Faculty Achievement Award, College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, 1990.
SELECTED GRANTS & CONTRACTS:
Ford Foundation Grant, Biology and Impact of the Mahogany Shoot Borer, Hypsipyla grandella, 1972-1975.
National Science Foundation, DEB-7513945, Host Selection Behavior of the Mahogany Shoot Borer, Hypsipyla grandella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in Costa Rica, 1975-1978.
National Science Foundation, DEB-8022133 and DEB-8309813, Fire-insect-disease relationships of a lodgepole pine ecosystem, 1980-1985.
National Research Initiative Competitive Grant 52342, Effects of Fungal Pathogens of Lodgepole pine on Mountain Pine Beetle Activity, 1987-1990.
U.S. Agency for International Development, Office of the Science Advisor, PSCT, DHR-5600-G-0090, Natural Compounds to Manage a Serious Tropical Pest, 1990-1994.
In charge of 400-acre forest research station and its research program on the integrated pest management of the southern pine beetle in East Texas, 1963-1966; course coordinator for OTS course in tropical forestry held in Hon
duras and Costa Rica, 3 months, 1970; field research projects on the host selection behavior of tropical insects (including aquatic insects), Costa Rica, 1970-1979; member of biological survey team in North Central Alaska, National Park Service, 3 months,
1973, 2 months, 1974, 1 month 1975 (including collecting, preparing and identifying aquatic insects); developed forest protection program (entomology and pathology ) for Chile, UN/FAO, 1977-1978; made survey of forest insect pests in Viet Nam, UN/FAO, 19
90; many long-standing field research programs on the host selection behavior of forest insects of Western North America, and taught lecture and field class in aquatic entomology, 1992; survey and inventory, southern Kuril Islands, July-August 1994.
About 85 scientific and applied publications in the areas of forest entomology, pesticide management, general forestry, project review team publications, a forest entomology text book in Spanish, and educational materials for cla
sses in aquatic entomology.
Five tiles most relevant to the present proposal:
- GARA, R. I. 1967. Studies on the attack behavior of the southern
pine beetle. I. The spreading and collapse of outbreaks. Contrib.
Boyce Thompson Inst., 23: 349-354.
- GARA, R. I., and J. E. Coster. 1968. Studies on the attack behavior of the southern pine beetle. II. Response to attractive host material. Contrib. Boyce Thompson Inst., 24: 69-76.
- Geiszler, D. R., R. I. GARA, C. H. Driver, V. F. Gallucci, and R. E.
Martin. 1980. Fire, fungi and beetle influences on a lodgepole pine ecosystem of south-central Oregon. Oecologia, 46: 239-243.
- GARA, R. I., W. R. Littke, J. K Agee, D. R. Geiszler, J. D. Stuart, and C. H. Driver. 1985. pp. 155-162, In: Lodgepole Pine: The Species and its Management. Symposium, Washington State University, Pullman Washington.
- Warkentin, D. L., D. L. Overhulser, R. I. GARA, and T. M. Hinckley. 1992. Relationships between weather patterns and susceptibility of Sitka spruce, Picea sitchensis, to infestations of the tip weevil, Pissodes strobi. Can. Jour. F
or. Res., 22:542-549.