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David M. Gordon, Ph.D.    Associate Professor of Entomology


University of California, Davis                Ph.D.         1992      Entomology
Humboldt State University, Arcata CA     M.A.         1984      Biology
Humboldt State University, Arcata CA     B.A.          1976      Biology


Pittsburg State Univ, Pittsburg, KS. Associate Professor of Entomology.
General Biology, Principles of Ecology, Biometry, Medical Entomology, General Entomology, Terrestrial Field Ecology, Summer Insects, Forensic Entomology, Topics in Biology, General Zoology, Principles of Biology II
Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY.   Assistant Professor of Biology.
Life Science, Modern Topics in Biology, Principles of Biology, Special Problems in Biology, Immunology, Anatomy and Physiology, Physical Science

D-Q University, Davis, CA.   Science Faculty.

Non-Majors Biology, Natural History Field Studies,  GED Science Preparation

University of California, Davis.  Teaching Assistant, Associate In Entomology.

General Entomology, Insect Structure and Function, Apiculture Lab,
Insects and Human Affairs,  Insect Morphology, General Zoology

College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA.  Lecturer.

Forest Protection and Ecology

Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA.  Teaching Assistant.

Forest Pathology, General Zoology


David M. Gordon, Robbin W. Thorp, & James R. Carey. 2006. Overwintering Mortality of Brood of Megachile wheeleri Mitchell (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) a Ground-Nesting Leafcutter Bee in Coastal Dunes of Northern California. Poster. 54th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Dec. 2005. Indianapolis, IN. pdf poster.

Gordon, D. M. & M. S. Arduser. 2005. A Preliminary Survey of Bees (Apoidea) from Prairie State Park, Missouri. Poster. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Dec. 2005. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Open pdf version of poster.


Weng, Ju-Lin, Samantha L. Young, David M. Gordon, David Claborn, Christine Petersen, and Marcelo Ramalho-Ortigao. First Report of Phlebotomine Sand Flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Kansas and Missouri, and a PCR Method to Distinguish Lutzomyia shannoni From Lutzomyia vexator. J. Med. Entomol. 49(6): 1460-1465 (2012); DOI: pdf abstract [58K]

Fox, Charles W., David M. Gordon & Pasano Bojang. 2006. Genetic and Environmental Sources of Variation in Survival on Nonnative Host Species in the Generalist Seed Beetle, Stator limbatus. Southwest Naturalist 51(4): 490-501. pdf abstract [1.25MB]

Broce, Alberto B, Ludek Zurek, James A. Kalisch, Robert Brown, David L. Keith, David Gordon, Janis Goedeke, Cal Welbourn, Jon Moser, Ronald Ochoa, Eduardo Azziz-Bungartner, Fyuen Yip, and Jacob Weber. 2006. Pyemotes herfsi (Acari: Pyemotidae), a Mite New to North America as the Cause of Bite Outbreaks. J. Med. Entomol. 43(3): 610-613. pdf abstract [56K]

Gordon, D. M.  2003. Life History & Nest Biology Of The Mason Bee Osmia (Acanthosmioides) integra Cresson In Coastal Dunes (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae).  Pan-Pacific Entomologist 79(1):45-53.   pdf  paper [170K].  -- pdf of  figures [black & white] [3 MB] --- pdf of  figures [color] [4.2 MB].

Gordon, D. M.  2000.  Plants as indicators of leafcutter bee (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) nest habitat in coastal dunes. Pan-Pacific Entomologist  76(4): 219-233.    pdf  paper [500K].

Gordon, D. M.  2000.  Enhancing alternative pollinators for orchards and gardens.  Coop. Extension pamphlet.  Kentucky State University.  5 pp. pdf pamphlet [88K].

Go to Illustrated Pamphlet online.

Gordon, D. M.  2000.  Enhancing alternative pollinators.  American Fruit Grower.  February.  Pp. 17-18, 20. pdf  paper [8 MB].

Content Expert:  Microsoft Encarta 97.  Contributed 13 articles on Hymenoptera for Encarta 97, Microsoft's CD encyclopedia.  February, 1996.  Carpenter Bee, Sweat Bee, Leafcutting Bee, Digger Bee, Mason Bee, Orchid Bee, Cuckoo Wasp, Sphecid Wasp, Gall Wasp, Spider Wasp, Paper Wasp, Potter Wasp, Velvet Ant.

Gordon, D. M. J. F. Barthell, R. E. Page, Jr., M. K. Fondrk, R. W. Thorp.  1995.  Colony performance of selected honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) strains used for alfalfa pollination.  J. Economic Entomology, 88(1):51-57.   pdf abstract [46K].

Gordon, D. M. & L. R. Teuber.  1993.  Improving procedures used to select for Lygus bug resistance in alfalfa.  pp. 7-11 in:  Proc. 1993 Alfalfa seed production symposium.  Univ. Calif. Cooperative Extension & Calif. Alfalfa Seed Production Research Board.
pdf  paper [172K].

Gordon, D.M., 1992.  Interactions between the bee and plant communities in coastal dunes and the implications for conservation biology.  pp. 112-118 in:  Harris, R. R., & Erman, D. C. (Tech. Coord.), & Kerner, H. M. (ed.).  1992.  Proc. of the Symposium on biodiversity of northwestern California.  Oct. 28-30, 1991,  Santa Rosa, CA. Wildland Resources Center Report 29, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720.  pdf with color ilustrations [7.64 MB]. ----- pdf of Black & White Illustrations only [3.2MB].

Thorp, R.W. & Gordon, D. M.  1992.  Biodiversity and pollination biology of bees in coastal nature preserves.  pp. 105-111 in:  Harris, R. R., & Erman, D. C. (Tech. Coord.), & Kerner, H. M. (ed.).  1992.  Proc. of the Symposium on biodiversity of northwestern California.   Oct. 28-30, 1991, Santa Rosa, CA. Wildland Resources Center Report 29, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720.   pdf paper [311K].

Gordon, D. M.  1992.  Habitat-Oriented Bee Studies Will Improve Efforts to Conserve Native Bee Populations: An Example from Coastal Dunes.  (Abstract).  in: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Non-Apis Bees and Their Role as Crop Pollinators.
August 10-13, 1992.  Logan, Utah.  pdf abstract [54K].

Thorp, R. W., G. W. Frankie, J. Barthell, D. Gordon, L. Newstrom, T. Griswold, J. Schmidt, S. Thoenes.  1992.  Long-term studies to gauge effects of invading bees.  California Agriculture 46(1):20-23. pdf paper [6.84MB].


Peng, Y.-S. C., Gordon, D.M., Nasr, M.E., Teuber, L.R.  1987.  Pollen variation in alfalfa (Medicago sativa  L.) cultivars.  Pollen et Spores  29(1):45-58.
pdf   abstract [160K].

Gordon, D.M., Locke, S.J., Nasr, M.E., Tyler, T.T., & Webster, T.C.  1986.  A Survey of current beekeeping practices in California:  implications for Africanized bee control.  Amer. Bee J.  126(12):799-803.



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