Dr. Jaime C. Pinero
Assistant Professor/State IPM Specialist
Department of Agriculture & Environmental Science
212 Allen Hall
Lincoln University
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
(573) 681-5522

Ph.D. Entomology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
B.S. Agronomy, Universidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, Mexico
After earning his Ph.D. in 2005 under the supervision of the late Dr. Ronald Prokopy, a world expert in insect behavior and pioneer of apple insect pest management in the U.S.A., Dr. Pinero conducted a post-doctoral stay at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. Dr. Pinero then worked as a Research Associate for the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii. Dr. Pinero has received several national and international awards and served as peer reviewer for 16 scientific journals and in review panels for grant proposals submitted to the USDA NIFA, the USDA SARE, the United States – Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund and National Center of Science and Technology Evaluation of the Republic of Kazakhstan. His publications include 42 peer-reviewed articles, 22 grower oriented articles and 4 book chapters.
Research interests:
Insect ecology (focus: vision and olfaction) and behavior.
IPM (including area-wide IPM) and IPM use to develop attract-and-kill systems.
Behaviorally based, sustainable, organic-compatible pest management methods for improved production of fruits and vegetables.
Vargas, R.I., Leblanc, L., Putoa, R., and Piñero, J.C. Displacement within a group of Bactrocera spp. fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) and suppressive effects of two introduced natural enemies, Fopius arisanus (Sonan) and Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), in Tahiti. Biological Control (in press).
Piñero, J.C., Souder, S.K., Gomez, L.E., Mau, R.F.L., and Vargas, R.I. 2011. Response of female Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), (Diptera: Tephritidae) to a spinosad bait / polymer matrix mixture with extended residual effect in Hawaii. Journal of Economic Entomology (in press).
LeBlanc, L., Vargas, R.I., Mackey, B., Putoa, R., and Piñero, J.C. 2011. Evaluation of cue-Lure and methyl eugenol solid lure and insecticide dispensers for fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) monitoring and control in Tahiti. Florida Entomologist 94: 510-516.
Piñero, J.C., Agnello, A.M., Tuttle, A., Leskey, T.C., Faubert, H., Koehler, G., Los, L., Morin, G., Leahy, K., Cooley, D.R., and Prokopy, R.J. 2011. Effectiveness of odor-baited trap trees for plum curculio (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) monitoring in commercial apple orchards in the Northeast. Journal of Economic Entomology 104: 1613-1621.
Piñero, J.C., Mau, R.F.L., and Vargas, R.I. 2011. A comparative assessment of the response of three fruit fly species (Diptera: Tephritidae) to a spinosad-based bait: Effect of ammonium acetate, female age, and protein hunger. Bulletin of Entomological Research 101: 373-381.