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Kenneth R. Summy

Kenneth R. Summy

Biology Department
University of Texas - Pan American
1201 W. University Dr.
Edinburg, TX 78539
Office: SCIE 2.308
Phone: 956-665-7927
Fax: 956-665-3657
krsummy@utpa.edu

 

Professional Experience

2005- Present: Associate Professor, Biology Department, UTPA
2000-2005: Assistant Professor, Biology Department, UTPA
1978-1998: Research Entomologist, Agricultural Research Service (USDA)
1977-1978: Biological Technician, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
1973-1977: Graduate Research Assistant, Texas A&M University

Date of Appointment to UTPA Faculty: 1 September 2000

Education

PhD Texas A&M University Entomology 1983
M.S. Texas A&M University Entomology 1978
B.S. Stephen F. Austin State University Biology 1973

Research Interests

Use of remote sensing technology for 1) identification and mapping of native vegetation, agricultural crops and invasive weeds, 2) detection and monitoring of incipient pest infestations on glasshouse crops, and 3) documenting the extent of wind- and water-caused erosion occurring within inland and coastal areas of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

Courses Taught

Courses Taught at UTPA 2000 – 2009:
Undergraduate Courses
General Biology (BIOL 1401)
General Biology (BIOL 1402)
Entomology (BIOL 4415)
Introduction to Remote Sensing Technology (BIOL 4403)
Biology Problems (BIOL 4201)
Biology Problems (BIOL 4202)
Graduate Courses
Advanced Entomology (BIOL 5315)
Advanced Remote Sensing Technology (BIOL 5403)
Graduate Biological Research Problems (BIOL 6365)
Thesis (BIOL 7300)
Thesis (BIOL 7301)
Biological Writing (BIOL 3302)
Biological Seminar (BIOL4100)

Grants

Grants Received at UTPA: 2000-2009:
Summy, K. R., H. Deyoe, F. W. Judd and T. Whelan. 2000. “Instrumentation to Support a Remote Sensing Program at the University of Texas – Pan American.” Air Force Office of Scientific Research ($47,829)

Summy, K. R., F. W. Judd, R. I. Lonard and R. A. Mazariegos, “Impact of Devegetation and Dune Migration on the Texas Barrier Islands.” Coastal Coordination Council, CMP Grants Program, Texas General Land Office, ($40,509)

Summy, K. R., F. W. Judd, R. I. Lonard and R. A. Mazariegos, 2010, “Development of Optimal Planting Strategies for Black Mangrove on the Texas Gulf Coast.” Coastal Conservation Association – Texas, ($6,000)

Summy, K. R. 2010. “Development of Mass Rearing Methods for the Biological Control Agent of Arundo donax, Rhizaspidiotus donacis.” Specific Cooperative Agreement between UTPA and USDA-ARS. ($175,000).

Summy, K. R., P. J. Moran and J. A. Goolsby, 2011, “Experiential Learning for Hispanic Students of South Texas: Biological Control of Giant Reed, an Invasive, Water-Consuming Weed.” USDA-NIFA-HSI 2011-38422-30805 ($245,000).

Persans, M. et al. 2011 (Co-PI). “STEP UP to USDA Career Success: Science, Technology and Environmental Programs for Undergraduate Preparation to USDA Career Success”. USDA-NIFA HSI grant # 2011-38422-30826. $560,000. – K. R. Summy, Senior Personnel on project.

Honors and Awards

USDA Certificate(s) of Merit (1988, 1992, 1996)
Annual Conservation Award, Frontera Chapter, National Audubon Society, 1990.
Public Servant of the Year, Texas Association of Agricultural Consultants, 1992.
Mentor of the Year, University Scholars BRIDGE Program, UTPA, 2007.
Certificate of Appreciation, UTPA Office of International Studies, 2008.
Certificate of Appreciation, University Scholars BRIDGE Program, UTPA, 2009.
Certificate of Appreciation, University Scholars BRIDGE Program, UTPA, 2010.
Certificate of Appreciation, USDA Agricultural Research Service, 2011.
Dean’s Award, College of Science & Mathematics, UTPA, 2011.
Provost’s Award for Pan American Studies, UTPA, 2011.

Presentations Since Appointment to UTPA Faculty 2000-2012

Summy, K. R., R. Mazariegos, R. Lonard, F. Judd, and H. DeYoe. 2003.
“Remote Sensing – GIS Research at the University of Texas – Pan American,”
13th Annual Texas GIS Forum and Training Conference, University of
Texas, Austin, TX. 3-6 February 2003 (poster).

Summy, K. R., H. R. DeYoe and T. H. Whelan III. 2003. “Detection of
Cyanobacterial Algal Mats Using Remotely Sensed Imagery.” Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, Nacogdoches, TX. 27 February – 1 March, 2003.
DeYoe, H. R., R. Symmy and T. Whelan III. 2003. “Wind Tidal Algal Flats:
Their Importance and Quantification.” Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of
Science, Nacogdoches, TX. 27 February – 1 March, 2003.

Yang, R., K. R. Summy, C. R. Little, A. Kuang, R. Mazariegos, J. H. Everitt, and
W. Jones. 2003. “Development of Remote Sensing Techniques for Detection of
Plant Stress Caused by Pathogens and Other Factors Under Glasshouse
Conditions.” Pan American Plant Disease Conference, American
Phytopathological Society, South Padre Island, TX . 6-10 April 2003 (poster).

DeYoe, H. R., T. Whelan III, and K. R. Summy. 2003. “Quantification of
Cyanobacterial Mats: From Chlorophyll Analysis to Remote Sensing.” Gulf
Estuarine Research Society, Port Aransas, TX . April, 2003.

Summy, K. R., C. R. Little, R. A. Mazariegos, J. H. Everitt, and M. R. Davis. “ Technical feasibility of color infrared imagery for monitoring physiological stress in glasshouse crops,” 19th Biennial Workshop on Color Photography & Videography and Airborne Imaging for Resource Assessment, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Logan, UT, 6-8 October 2003.

Summy, K. R., H. R. DeYoe, J. H. Everitt, and M. R. Davis. “Use of Aerial Color Infrared Photography for Mapping the Spatial Distribution of Cyanobacterial Mats in Wind-Tidal Flats of the Lower Laguna Madre, Texas,” 19th Biennial Workshop on Color Photography & Videography and Airborne Imaging for Resource Assessment, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Logan, UT, 6-8 October 2003 .

Little, C. R., K. R. Summy, R. A. Mazariegos, J. H. Everitt, M. R. Davis, J. V. French, and A. W. Scott, Jr. “Detecting Stress in Glasshouse Plants Using Color Infrared Imagery: A Potential New Application for Remote Sensing,” 58th Annual Meeting, Rio Grande Valley Horticultural Society, Weslaco, TX , 20 January 2004.

Summy, K. R., and J. V. French. “Biological Control of Citrus Blackfly: Past Successes and Future Prospects,” 58th Annual Meeting, Rio Grande Valley Horticultural Society, Weslaco, TX, 20 January 2004.

Bruce, J. D., V. R. Serna, L. A. Saenz, A. R. Ybarra, L. J. Sanchez, L. Jara, C. R. Little, and K. R. Summy. “Changes in Spectral Reflectance of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) Seedlings in Response to Stress Caused by Abiotic and Biotic Factors,” 58th Annual Meeting, Rio Grande Valley Horticultural Society, Weslaco, TX, 20 January 2004 (poster).

Everitt, J. H., K. R. Summy, D. E. Escobar, and M. R. Davis. “An Overview of Aircraft Remote Sensing in Integrated Pest Management,” Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of America, Cincinatti, OH, 29 October, 2003.

Herrera, H., D. Salazar, R. A. Mazariegos, K. R. Summy, and J. Everitt. “Using Remotely Sensed Airborne Hyperspectral Imagery to Classify Hydrilla and Waterhyacinth near Los Fresnos Pumping Station at Brownsville, Texas,” Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, South Padre Island, TX, September, 2004 (poster).

Salazar, D., K. R. Summy, C. R. Little, R. A. Mazarietos, J. H. Everitt. and M. R. Davis. “Assessment of Airborne and Satellite Multispectral Imagery for Crop Identification in South Texas,” Annual Meeting, Texas Academy of Science, Kerville, TX , March, 2004.
Summy, K. R., and J. V. French. “Biological Control of Citrus Blackfly,” Producer Workshop, Texas Citrus Mutual, Mission, TX, February, 2004.

Summy, K. R., and J. V. French. “Biological Control of Citrus Blackfly in South Texas,” South Texas Ag Chemicals Society, Edinburg, TX, March, 2004.

Summy, K. R. “Citrus Blackfly Control,” Texas Citrus Mutual 21st Annual Meeting, Weslaco, TX, 26 March 2004.

Summy, K. R., J. V. French and R. Sheetz. “Addressing the Citrus Blackfly Outbreak in South Texas,” Texas Produce Convention, San Antonio, TX, 12-14 August, 2004.

Summy, K. R. and J. V. French. “Biological Control of Citrus Blackfly on South Texas Citrus,” Texas Produce Board, Mission, TX, 31 August 2004.

Little, C. R., and K. R. Summy. “Evaluation of Light Transmittance and Absorption, Photosynthetic Eefficiency, and Chlorophyll Content with Significant Sooty Mold Infestation of Citrus,” Texas Produce Board, Mission, TX, 31 August 2004.

Little, C. R., J. Perez, S. Orizaga, and K. R. Summy. “Life on the Phyllosphere: HoneydewSsecretion, Insect Parasitism, and the Mycobiota of Citrus,” 104th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, Edinburg, TX, 9 April 2005.

Yousef, S., K. R. Summy, C. R. Little, A. Kuang, and H. DeYoe. “A Comparison of Spectral Changes Occurring in Cucumber Plants Exposed to Four Salinity Levels,” 104th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, Edinburg, TX, 9 April 2005.

Salazar, D., K. R. Summy, C. R. Little, R. A. Mazariegos, J. H. Everitt and M. R. Davis. “Assessment of Single Date and Multispectral Classification Using Color-Infrared Photography for Selected Row Crop Identification in South Texas.” 20th Biennial Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography, and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Weslaco, Texas, 4-6 October 2005..

Little, C. R., and K. R. Summy. “Detection of Stressors in Glasshouse Crops Using Color Infrared Imagery: I. Damage Caused by Fungal Pathogens and Sooty Mold.” 20th Biennial Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography, and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Weslaco, Texas, 4-6 October 2005.

Summy, K. R., C. R. Little, R. A. Mazariegos, J. V. French, P. Haslem, J. H. Everitt, and A. W. Scott, Jr. “Detection of Stressors in Glasshouse Crops Using Color Infrared Imagery: II. Damage Caused by Insect and Mite Pests.” 20th Biennial Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography, and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Weslaco, Texas, 4-6 October, 2005.

Yousef, S., K. R. Summy, C. R. Little, A. Kuang, H. R. DeYoe and J. H. Everitt. “Detection of Stressors in Glasshouse Crops Using Color Infrared Imagery: III. Effects of Salt Toxicity and Nutrient Deficiencies.” 20th Biennial Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography, and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Weslaco, Texas, 4-6 October 2005.

Summy, K. R., F. W. Judd, R. I. Lonard, R. A. Mazariegos, J. H. Everitt and M. R. Davis. “Effectiveness of Aerial Color Infrared Photography for Mapping Vegetative Cover within Dune Areas of South Padre Island, Texas.” 20th Biennial Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography, and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Weslaco, Texas, 4-6 October 2005.

Mazariegos, R. A., K. R. Summy, F. W. Judd, R. I. Lonard, M. R. Heep, J. H. Everitt and M. R. Davis. “Evaluation of CIR Photography in the Development of Vegetation Maps for Spoil Islands of the Lower Laguna Madre, Texas.” 20th Biennial Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography, and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Weslaco, Texas, 4-6 October 2005.

DeYoe, H., D. Hinojosa-Kettelkamp, J. Carter, A. Vasquez and K. R. Summy. “Quantifying Spatial Distribution of Wind Tidal Flat Cyanobacterial Mats Using Color and Color Infrared Photography.” 20th Biennial Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography, and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Weslaco, Texas, 4-6 October 2005.

Little, C. R., D. L. Hinojosa-Kettelkamp, J. Carter, A. M. Vasquez, S. Yousef, and K. R. Summy. “A Technique to Facilitate Accurate Spectral Measurements and Color Infrared Imagery of Individual Excised Leaves.” 20th Biennial Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography, and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Weslaco, Texas, 4-6 October 2005.

Judd, F. W., K. R. Summy, R. I. Lonard, and R. A. Mazariegos. “Relationship Between Vegetative Cover and Dune Stability on South Padre Island, Texas.” Annual Meeting of Texas Academy of Science, Beaumont, Texas, 3-5 March 2006.
Summy, K. R., F. W. Judd, R. I. Lonard, and R. A. Mazariegos. “Vegetative Change Detection Analyses for Dune Areas of South Padre Island Based on Thematic Maps Developed from Aerial Color Infrared Photography.” Annual Meeting of Texas Academy of Science, Beaumont, Texas, 3-5 March 2006.

Haslem, P., J. V. French, K. R. Summy, and C. R. Little. “Use of Color Infrared Technology to Detect Insect and Mite Damage in Glasshouse Crops.” 77th Rocky Mountain Conference of Entomologists, Woodland Park, CO, 30 July – 3 August, 2006.

Summy, K. R. “Critical issues facing agriculture and native vegetation in south Texas during the coming decades.” Annual Horticultural Institute, Rio Grande Valley Horticultural Society, Weslaco, Texas, 30 January 2007.

Judd, F. W., R. I. Lonard, K. R. Summy, and R. A. Mazariegos. “Seasonal variation in dune vegetation on South Padre Island, Texas.” 110th Annual Meeting of Texas Academy of Science, Waco, TX, 1-3 March 2007.

Yeager, V., E. Reyes, F. W. Judd, R. A. Mazariegos, T. Whelan III, M. R. Heep, J. Everitt, and K. R. Summy. “Use of aerial color infrared photography in mapping of black mangrocve in the spoil island chains of the Lower Laguna Madre, Texas.” 21st Annual Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment, Terra Haute, IN 15-17 May 2007.

Summy, K. R., C. R. Little, J. V. French, M. Setamou, J. Mata, and J. H. Everitt. “Use of ratio images to facilitate detection of subtle forms of plant stress caused by foliar-feeding arthropods.” 21st Annual Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment, Terra Haute, IN 15-17 May 2007.

Salazar, D., C. R. Little, R. A. Mazariegos, K. R. Summy, J. H. Everitt, and M. R. Davis. “Spectral signatures of cotton regrowth in relation to native weeds during the fallow season in southern Texas.” 21st Annual Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment, Terra Haute, IN 15-17 May 2007.

Summy, K. R., H. R. DeYoe, R. A. Mazariegos, D. Hinojosa-Kettelkamp, C. Garcia, J. H. Everitt, and M. R. Davis. “Detection and mapping of cyanobacterial mats in tidal flats of southern Texas using high-resolution multispectral imagery.” Photography, Videography and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment, Terra Haute, IN 15-17 May 2007.

Morales, L., K. R. Summy, J. H. Everitt. "Detection of changes in vehicular damage to coastal vegetation using color infrared imagery." Annual Meeting of the Rio Grande Valley Horticultural Society, Weslaco, TX, 30 January 2008

Gutierrez, A., N. Prado, H. DeYoe, K. R. Summy, J. H. Everitt, R. Fletcher and M. R. Davis. "Comparison of spectral reflectance by red and black mangrove in coastal areas of southern Texas." Annual Meeting of the Rio Grande Valley Horticultural Society, Weslaco, TX, 30 January 2008

Chaudhary, S., A. Davelos-Baines, K. R. Summy, and C. R. Little. "Applications of remote sensing technology in the evaluation of Streptomyces for biocontrol of gummy stem blight in canteloupes." Annual Meeting of the Rio Grande Valley Horticultural Society, Weslaco, TX, 30 January 2008.

Yeager, V., K. R. Summy, F. W. Judd,, R. A. Mazariegos, T. Whelan III, M. R. Heep. "Mapping the spatial distribution of black mangrove on spoil islands of the Lower Laguna Madre using aerial color infrared photography and automated image classifications," 111th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, Corpus Christi, TX, 6-8 March 2008

Summy, K. R., and R. A. Mazariegos. “The Texas Border Wall: public safety and related issues.” International Days Conference, the University of Texas – Pan American, 19 November 2008.

Summy, K. R., R. A. Mazariegos, F. W. Judd, and R. I. Lonard. “Applications of remote sensing technology in the development of mitigation strategies for erosion occurring in coastal regions of southern Texas.” Annual GIS Conference, Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, McAllen, Texas, 19 October 2008 (poster)

Summy, K. R., R. A. Mazariegos, and F. W. Judd. “Use of remotely sensed imagery for change-detection analysis of native vegetation patterns on South Padre Island, Texas.” Texas GIS Forum, Austin, Texas, 27-31 October 2008.

Trevino, Ida, Flor Sandoval, Ruben Mazariegos, Frank Judd, K. Rod Summy, and J. H. Everitt. “Use of Remote Sensing – GIS Technology for Evaluating Topographic Changes of South Texas Coastal Features.” GIS Day Conference, Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, McAllen, TX, 17 November 2009 (poster).

 Diana Hinojosa, Abilene Sandoval, Ruben Mazariegos, K. Rod Summy and J. H. Everitt. “Indoor Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS Technology: A New Concept in Management of Glasshouse Crops.” GIS Day Conference, Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, McAllen, TX, 17 November 2009 (poster).

Dirrigl, Frank J., and K. Rod Summy. “Role of GIS in UTPA’s New Environmental Science Program and Major” GIS Day Conference, Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, McAllen, TX, 17 November 2009 (poster).

Gandy, Patricia, Angelina Villarreal, Juan Rodriquez, Ashish Mamachen, Adarsh Mamachen, Elamin Ibrahim, Michael Persans and K. Rod Summy, “Spectral reflectance by foliage of common sunflower as an indicator of arsenic contamination of soil.” 2010 Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, Stephenville, TX, 4-6 March 2010 (poster).

Hinojosa, Diana, Abilene Sandoval, Ruben Mazariegos, K. Rod Summy, Christopher R. Little, J. Victor French, Mamoudou Setamou, Jesus Mata, and James Everitt. “Applications of remote sensing technology for detection and management of glasshouse crop pests.” 64th Annual Meeting of the Subtropical Plant Science Society, Weslaco, TX, 25 January 2010 (poster).

Yeager, Violet, Ida Trevino, Flor Sandoval, Ruben A. Mazariegos, Frank W, Judd, K. Rod Summy, and James R. Everitt. “Mapping the distribution of black mangrove, Avicennia germinans, in the “spoil island’ chains of the Lower Laguna Madre.” 64th Annual Meeting of the Subtropical Plant Science Society, Weslaco, TX, 25 January 2010(poster).

Gandy, Patricia, Angelina Villarreal, Juan Rodriquez, Ashish Mamachen, Adarsh Mamachen, Elamin Ibrahim, Michael Persans and K. Rod Summy. “Spectral reflectance by foliage of common sunflower (Helianthus annuus) as an indicator of arsenic contamination of soil.” 64th Annual Meeting of the Subtropical Plant Science Society, Weslaco, TX, 25 January 2010 (poster).

Skowronek, Russell K., John Milford, Sonia Hernandez, Margaret Dorsey, Juan Gonzalez, Kenneth Summy, Maria Lagorio. “The Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools (CHAPS): A New Community-Focused Research Program in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.” 44th Annual Conference of the Society for Historical Archaeology,” Austin, TX, 5-9 January 2011.

Mamachen, Ashish, Ararsh Mamachen, Yuridia Patricia Gandy, Ruth Colyer, and Kenneth Rod Summy. “Effects of leaf excision on spectral reflectance by foliage of giant reed, Arundo donax.” 2011 Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, Austin, TX, 3-5 March 2011. (poster)

Gandy, Patricia, Kenneth Rod Summy, Elamin Ibrahim, Jason Parsons, Michael Persans. “Relationship between foliar concentrations of arsenic and spectral reflectance by foliage of common sunflower, Helianthus annuus.” 2011 Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, Austin, TX, 3-5 March 2011. Summy, K. R. “Close range remote sensing.” Arundo Biological Control Scientific Meeting, Moore Airbase, McAllen, TX, Feb. 24, 2011.

 

Publications (since 1990)

Thesis and Dissertation:

Summy, K. R. 1978. Age analysis and dispersal patterns of biotype-C greenbug on sorghum. Texas A&M University. 60 pp (Thesis)

Summy, K. R. 1983. Biological control of citrus blackfly in Texas. Texas A&M
University. 104 pp. (Dissertation).

Reports

Gilstrap, F. E., and K. R. Summy. 1984. Vertical distribution of Banks grass mite on west Texas sorghum. Texas Agric. Exp. Stn. PR-4204. 7 pp.

Summy, K. R., and F. E. Gilstrap. 1982. Within-plant distribution of biotype-C
greenbug on grain sorghum. Texas Agric. Exp. Stn. PR-3967-E. 7 pp.

Hake, K., L. Carter, L. Moore, R. D. Parker, T. Watson & K. R. Summy. 1991. Cotton stalk management. Physiol. Today (National Cotton Council): 2:1-4.

Summy, K. R., F. W. Judd, R. I. Lonard, and R. A. Mazariegos. 2005. “Relationship Between Native Vegetative Cover and Stability of Dune Systems Occurring on South Padre Island, Texas.” Final Report of Coastal Management Program Project (GLO 04-007) - Submitted to Coastal Management Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin, TX, August 29, 2005.

Book Chapters

Heilman, M. D., L. N. Namken, and K. R. Summy. 1986. Short-season cotton
production systems for areas infested by boll weevil. In S. Barbosa, J. J. Lukefahr and R. B. Sobrino (eds.) Control nacional de peesquisa do algodao (Brasil). Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria. Pp. 253-274.

Summy, K. R. & E. G. King. 1992. Cultural control of cotton pests, with emphasis on an emerging program of cultural controls in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Pp. 76-96 In R. S. Soper, N. A. Filippov & S. N. Alimukhamedov (eds.) Cotton Integrated Pest Management: Proceedings of a Symposium. 3-9 September 1990, Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan. U. S. Dep. Agric., ARS-106.

Richardson, A. J., K. R. Summy, M. R. Davis, A. Gomez & D. W. Williams. 1993. Boll weevil control law enforcement using 1990 TIGER/line census files. Pp. 231-239 In C. D. Heathcote (ed.) Application of Advanced Information Technologies: Effective Management of Natural Resources. Am. Soc. Agric. Eng., St. Joseph, MI.

King, E. G., R. J. Coleman, J. A. Morales-Ramos, K. R. Summy, M. R. Bell & G. L. Snodgrass. 1996. Biological control. Chapter 15, pp. 511-538 In E. G. King & J. R. Phillips (eds.) Cotton Insects and Mites: Their Characterization and Management. The Cotton Foundation reference book series, No. 3.

Little, C. R., and K. R. Summy. 2012. Accurate spectral measurements and color infrared imagery of excised leaves exhibiting Gaussian curvature from healthy and stressed plants. Ch. 7 (pp. 123-142) In Advanced Image Acquisition, Processing Techniques and Applications I, Intech (ISBN 978-953-51-0342-4).

Conference Proceedings

Wolfenbarger, D. A., M. D. Heilman, K. R. Summy, and R. H. Dilday. 1980. Easly- season damage to terminal buds of cotton plants by Heliothis spp. Proc. Beltwide Cotton Prod. Res. Conf., National Cotton Council of America, p. 180.

Norman, J. W., K. R. Summy, and J. R. Cate. 1984. Boll weevil management through cotton stalk destruction. Proc. Beltwide Cotton Prod. Res. Conf., National Cotton Council, pp 216-218.

Summy, K. R., W. G. Hart, and J. R. Cate. 1984. Aerial surveillance for regrowth cotton in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Proc. Beltwide Cotton Prod. Res. Conf., National Cotton Council of America, p. 191.

Summy, K. R., W. G. Hart, and J. R. Cate. 1985. Research on areawide cotton stalk destruction for cultural control of boll weevil in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Proc. Beltwide Cotton Prod. Res. Conf., National Cotton Council of America, p. 145.

Raulston, J. R., S. D. Pair, A. N. Sparks, J. K. Westbrook, J. Leora, K. R. Summy, and D. R. Rummel. 1986. Production of Heliothis zea on corn in northeast Mexico and the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas: A potential source of corn and cotton infestation on the High Plains of Texas. Proc. Beltwide Cotton Prod. Res. Conf., National Cotton Council of America, pp 222-225.

Summy, K. R., W. G. Hart, M. D. Heilman, and J. R. Cate. 1986. Late-season boll weevil control: Combined impact of stalk shredding and lethal soil temperatures. Proc. Beltwide Cotton Prod. Res. Conf., Nation Cotton Council of America, pp. 233-235.

Summy, K. R. 1987. Logistics of cotton stalk destruction for cultural control of pink bollworm and boll weevil. Proc. Cotton Insect and Prod. Conf., Calif. Agric. Ext Serv., El Centrol 3 pp.

Summy, K. R., W. G. Hart, M. R. Davis, J. R. Cate, J. W. Norman, Jr., C. W. Wofford, Jr., M. D. Heilman, and L. N. Namken. 1988. Regionwide management of boll weevil in southern Texas. Proc. Beltwide Cotton Prod. Res. Conf., National Cotton Council of America, pp. 240-247.

Summy, K. R., J. H. Everitt, W. G. Hart, D. E. Escobar, and M. R. Davis. 1989.
Applications of remote sensing technology in cotton pest management. Proc.
Beltwide Cotton Prod. Res. Conf., National Cotton Council of America,
pp. 226-231.

Summy, K. R. 1990. Significance of cotton residue as overwintering habitat for boll weevil in southern Texas. Proc. Beltwide Cotton Prod. Res. Conf., National Cotton Council of America, pp. 296-297.

Richardson, A. J., M. M. Crawford, J. H. Everitt, L. Dron & K. R. Summy. 1990.
Evaluation of agricultural management applications in the Rio Grande Valley using satellite imagery. Proc. Quantitative Remote Sensing: An Economic Tool for the Nineties. IGARSS – 12th Canadian Symp. 2:816-818.

Summy, K. R. 1991. Late-season parasitism of boll weevil in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Pp. 720-722 In Proc. Beltwide Cotton Prod. Res. Conf., National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN.
Cate, J. R. & K. R. Summy. 1991. Ecology of the boll weevil: the key to current
successful controls and clues for future strategies. In Proc. XII Int. Congr. Plant Prot., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Summy, K. R., J. A. Morales-Ramos, E. G. King, D. A. Wolfenbarger, R. J. Coleman, S. M. Greenberg, A. W. Scott, Jr. & J. V. French. 1994. Integration of boll weevil parasite augmentation into the short-season cotton production system of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Pp. 953-957 In Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conf., National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN.

Summy, K. R., J. A. Morales-Ramos, S. M. Greenberg, E. G. King & M. Bray. 1995. Release-rate studies of the boll weevil parasite Catolaccus grandis in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Pp. 45-47 In Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conf. (addendum), National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN.

Everitt, J. H., D. E. Escobar, M. R. Davis, K. R. Summy & F. W. Judd. 1995. Using spatial information technologies for detecting and mapping insect infestations and plant species. Pp. 63-76 In Proc. 15th Workshop, Color Aerial Photography and Videography, Am. Soc. Photography and Videography.

Summy, K. R., J. R. Raulston, D. W. Spurgeon & J. Vargas. 1996. An analysis of the Beet armyworm outbreaks on cotton in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas during the 1995 production season. pp. 837-842 In Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conf., National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN.

Morales-Ramos, J. A., M. G. Rojas, R. J. Coleman, S. M. Greenberg, K. R. Summy & E. G. King. 1996. Comparison of in vivo versus in vitro reared Catolaccus grandis in the field. Pp. 1099-1104 In Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conf., National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN.

Summy, K. R. & J. R. Cate. 1996. Crop residue management as a cultural control for boll weevil in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, USA. Pp. 42-49 In Proc. Integrated Pest Management of the Cotton Boll Weevil in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

Summy, K. R., J. R. Raulston, D. W. Spurgeon & A. W. Scott, Jr. 1997. Population trends of beet armyworm on cotton in the Lower Rio Grande Valley during the 1996 production season. In Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conf., National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN.

Summy, K. R., J. H. Everitt, D. E. Escobar, A. Alaniz & M. R. Davis. 1997. Use of airborne digital video imagery to monitor damage caused by two honeydew-excreting insects on cotton. Pp 238-244 In Proc. 16th Biennial Workshop in Videography and Color Photography in Resource Management, Am. Soc. Photogram. And Remote Sensing.

Summy, K. R., C. R. Little, R. A. Mazariegos, J. H. Everitt, and M. R. Davis. 2003. Technical feasibility of color infrared imagery for monitoring physiological stress in glasshouse crops. In Proceedings, 19th Biennial Workshop on Color Photography & Videography and Airborne Imaging for Resource Assessment, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Logan, UT, 6-8 October 2003.

Summy, K. R., H. R. DeYoe, J. H. Everitt, and M. R. Davis. 2003. Use of Aerial Color Infrared Photography for Mapping the Spatial Distribution of Cyanobacterial Mats in Wind-Tidal Flats of the Lower Laguna Madre, Texas. In Proceedings, 19th Biennial Workshop on Color Photography & Videography and Airborne Imaging for Resource Assessment, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Logan, UT, 6-8 October 2003.

Salazar, D., K. R. Summy, C. R. Little, and R. A. Mazariegos, J. H. Everitt and M. R. Davis. “Assessment of Single Date and Multispectral Classification Using Color-Infrared Photography for Selected Row Crop Identification in South Texas.” Proc. 20th Biennial Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography, and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Weslaco, Texas, October 4-6, 2005.

Christopher R. Little and Kenneth R. Summy. “Detection of Stressors in Glasshouse Crops Using Color Infrared Imagery: I. Damage Caused by Fungal Pathogens and Sooty Mold.” Proc. 20th Biennial Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography, and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Weslaco, Texas, October 4-6, 2005.

Kenneth R. Summy, Christopher R. Little, Ruben A. Mazariegos, J. Victor French, Patrick Haslem, James H. Everitt, and Andrew W. Scott, Jr. “Detection of Stressors in Glasshouse Crops Using Color Infrared Imagery: II. Damage Caused by Insect and Mite Pests.” Proc. 20th Biennial Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography, and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Weslaco, Texas, October 4-6, 2005.

Yousef, Shireen, Kenneth R. Summy, Christopher R. Little, Anxiu Kuang, Hudson R. DeYoe and James H. Everitt. “Detection of Stressors in Glasshouse Crops Using Color Infrared Imagery: III. Effects of Salt Toxicity and Nutrient Deficiencies.” Proc. 20th Biennial Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography, and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Weslaco, Texas, October 4-6, 2005.

Summy, K. R., F.W. Judd, R.I. Lonard, R. A. Mazariegos, J. H. Everitt and M. R. Davis. 2005. Effectiveness of Aerial Color Infrared Photography for Mapping Vegetative Cover within Dune Areas of South Padre Island, Texas. In Proc. 20th Biennial Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography, and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Weslaco, Texas, 4-6 October, 2005.

Mazariegos, R. A., K. R. Summy, F. W. Judd, R. I. Lonard, M. R. Heep, J. H. Everitt and M. R. Davis. 2005. Evaluation of CIR Photography in the Development of Vegetation Maps for Spoil Islands of the Lower Laguna Madre, Texas. In Proc. 20th Biennial Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography, and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Weslaco, Texas, 4-6 October, 2005.

DeYoe, H., D. Hinojosa-Kettelkamp, J. Carter, A. Vasquez and K. R. Su mmy. 2005. Quantifying Spatial Distribution of Wind Tidal Flat Cyanobacterial Mats Using Color and Color Infrared Photography. In Proc. 20th Biennial Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography, and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Weslaco, Texas, 4-6 October, 2005.

Little, C. R., D. L. Hinojosa-Kettelkamp, J. Carter, A. M. Vasquez, S. Yousef, and K. R. Summy. 2005. A Technique to Facilitate Accurate Spectral Measurements and Color Infrared Imagery of Individual Excised Leaves. In Proc. 20th Biennial Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography, and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Weslaco, Texas, 4-6 October 2005.

Yeager, V., de la Fuente, A., F. W. Judd, R. A. Mazariegos, T. Whelan III, M. R. Heep, J. H. Everitt and K. R. Summy. 2007. Use of Aerial Color Infrared Photography for Mapping the Distribution of Black Mangrove on Spoil Islands in the Lower Laguna Madre of Texas. Proc. 21st Biennial Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography, and High-Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, May 15-17, Terra Haute, IN.

Summy, K. R., C. R. Little, J. V. French, M. Setamou, J. Mata, and J. H. Everitt. 2007. Use of ratio images to facilitate detection of subtle forms of plant stress caused by foliar-feeding arthropods. Proc. 21st Annual Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment, Terra Haute, IN 15-17 May 2007.

Refereed Journal Articles

Gilstrap, F. E., D. D. Friese, K. R. Summy, and A. A. Armstrong. Persistence of
Amblyseius californicus, Phytoseiulus persimilis, and Typhlodromus occidentalis
released in field populations of Banks grass mite on corn. Southwest. Entomol.
2:159-163.

Gilstrap, F. E., K. R. Summy, and D. D. Friese. 1979. The temporal phenology of Amblyseius schyphus, a natural predator of Banks grass mite in west Texas.
Southwest. Entomol. 4:27-34.

Summy, K. R., F. E. Gilstrap, and S. M. Corcoran. 1979. Parasitization of greenbugs and corn leaf aphids in west Texas. Southwest. Entomol. 4:176-180.

Gilstrap, F. E., K. R. Summy, L. D. Chandler, T. L. Archer, and C. R. Ward. 1980. Within-plant distribution of Banks grass mite on corn in west Texas. Environ. Entomol. 9:546-548.

Gilstrap, F. E., K. R. Summy, F. S. Guillot, D. P. Harlan, W. G. Hart, and S. M.
Corcoran. 1980. Within-tree distribution of resident populations of citrus blackfly in Texas. Environ. Entomol. 73:474-476.

Meyerdirk, D. E., L. D. Chandler, K. R. Summy, and W. G. Hart. 1981. Spatial
distribution of citrus mealybug in grapefruit trees. J. Econ. Entomol. 74:662-664.

Summy, K. R., F. E. Gilstrap, W. G. Caballero, and I. Saenz. 1983. Biological control of citrus blackfly (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) in Texas. Environ. Entomol. 12:782-786.

Summy, K. R., and F. E. Gilstrap. 1983. Facultative production of alates by greenbug and corn leaf aphid, and implications in aphid population dynamics (Homoptera: Aphididae). J. Kans. Entomol. Soc. 56:434-440.

Summy, K. R., M. R. Davis, W. G. Hart, and F. E. Gilstrap. 1984. Use of close-up photography in nondestructive monitoring of citrus blackfly cohorts. J. Rio Grande Valley Hort. Soc. 37:55-60.

Summy, K. R., F. E. Gilstrap, and W. G. Hart. 1985. Aleurocanthus woglumi (Hom.: Aleyrodidae) and Encarsia opulenta (Hym.: Encyrtidae): Density-dependent relationship between adult parasite aggregation and mortality of the host. Entomophaga 30:107-112.

Summy, K. R., F. E. Gilstrap, and W. G. Hart. 1986. Correlation between flight trap response and foliar densities of citrus blackfly, Aleurocanthus woglumi (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae). Can. Entomol. 118:81-83.

Williamson, D. L., K. R. Summy, W. G. Hart, M. Sanchez-R., D. A. Wolfenbarger, and B. D. Bruton. 1986. Efficacy and phytotoxicity of methyl bromide as a fumigant for the Mexican fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) in grapefruit. J. Econ. Entomol. 79:172- 175.

Summy, K. R., J. V. French, and W. G. Hart. 1986. Citrus mealybug (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae) on greenhouse citrus: Density-dependent regulation by an encyrtid parasite complex. J. Econ. Entomol. 79:891-895.

Summy, K. R., M. D. Heilman, L. N. Namken, and W. G. Hart. 1986. Control of boll weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) through crop residue disposal: Destruction of subtropical cotton under inclement conditions. J. Econ. Entomol. 79:1662-1665.

Summy, K. R., J. R. Cate, and W. G. Hart. 1988. Overwintering strategies of boll weevil in southern Texas: Reproduction on cultivated cotton. Southwest. Entomol. 13:159-164.

Summy, K. R., and J. V. French. 1988. Biological control of agricultural pests:
Concepts every producer should understand. J. Rio Grande Valley Hort. Soc. 41:119- 133.

Raulston, J. R., K. R. Summy, J. Loera, S. D. Pair & A. N. Sparks. 1990. Population dynamics of corn earworm larvae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on corn in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Environ. Entomol. 19:274-280.

Richardson, A. J., J. H. Everitt, K. R. Summy & M. M. Crawford. 1992. Monitoring the Lower Rio Grande Valley cotton stalk destruction program with satellite imagery. Geocarto Int. 2:15-20.

Summy, K. R. & F. E. Gilstrap. 1992. Regulation of citrus blackfly (Homoptera:
Aleyrodidae) by Encarsia opulenta (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) on Texas citrus.
Biol. Control 2:1-9.

Summy, K. R. & E. G. King. 1992. Cultural control of cotton pests in the United States. Crop. Prot. 11:307-319.

Summy, K. R., J. R. Cate & D. Bar. 1993. Overwinter survival of boll weevil
(Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in southern Texas: Evidence and significance of
reproductive diapause. J. Econ. Entomol. 86:369-376.

Summy, K. R., J. A. Morales-Ramos & E. G. King. 1993. Ecology and potential impact of Catolaccus grandis (Burks) on boll weevil infestations in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Southwest. Entomol. 17:279-288.

Everitt, J. H., D. E. Escobar, K. R. Summy & M. R. Davis. 1994. Using airborne video, Global Positioning System, and Geographic Information System technologies for detecting and managing citrus blackfly infestations. Southwest. Entomol. 19:129-138.

Rankin, M. A., E. N. Hampton & K. R. Summy. 1994. Investigations of the oogenesis- flight syndrome in Anthonomus grandis using tethered flight tests. J. Insect Behavior 7:795-810.

Summy, K. R., J. A. Morales-Ramos, E. G. King, R. J. Coleman & A. W. Scott, Jr. 1994. Impact of mechanical cultivation on the searching efficiency of Catolaccus grandis, an exotic parasite of boll weevil. Southwest. Entomol. 19:379-384.

Summy, K. R., J. A. Morales-Ramos & E. G. King. 1995. Suppression of boll weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) infestations on south Texas cotton by augmentative releases of Catolaccus grandis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Biol. Control 5:523-529.

Greenberg, S. M., J. A. Morales-Ramos, E. G. King, K. R. Summy & M. G. Rojas. 1995. Biological parameters for mass-propagation of Catolaccus grandis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Environ. Entomol. 24:1322-1327.

Morales-Ramos, J. A., K. R. Summy & E. G. King. 1995. Estimating parasitism by Catolaccus grandis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) after innundative releases against the boll weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Environ. Entomol. 24:1718-1725.

Summy, K. R., J. A. Morales-Ramos, E. G. King, S. M. Greenberg, M. A. Rankin, L. G. Hansen & C. Moomaw. 1995. Rationale and potential for augmentative biological control of boll weevil on fallow-season cotton in southern Texas. Southwest. Entomol. 20:483-491.

Greenberg, S. M., J. A. Morales-Ramos, E. G. King, K. R. Summy & M. G. Rojas. 1995. Biological basis for mass propagation of Catolaccus grandis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae): effects of parasitoid densities and host-parasitoid ratios. Environ. Entomol. 24:1333-1337.

Richardson, A. J., C. J. Wiegand, G. L. Anderson, A. H. Gerberman, M. Bray, K. R. Summy & E. Sugden. 1996. Six exemplary applications of GIS technology to subtropical agriculture and natural resources. Geocarto Int. 11:49-60.

Morales-Ramos, J. A., K. R. Summy & E. G. King. 1996. ARCASIM, a model to evaluate augmentation strategies of the parasitoid Catolaccus grandis against boll weevil populations. Ecol. Modeling 93:221-235.

Everitt, J. H., D. E. Escobar, K. R. Summy, M. A. Alaniz & M. R. Davis. 1996. Using spatial information technologies for detecting and mapping whitefly and harvester ant infestations in south Texas. Southwest. Entomol. 21:421-432.

Rummel, D. R. & K. R. Summy. 1997. Ecology of the boll weevil in the United States cottonbelt. Southwest. Entomol. 356-376.

Summy, K. R., S. M. Greenberg & J. A. Morales-Ramos. 1997. Patterns of host utilization by Catolaccus grandis, an exotic parasite of boll weevil: effects of host microhabitat. Southwest. Entomol. 22:331-336.

Summy, K. R., S, M. Greenberg & J. A. Morales-Ramos. 1997. Patterns of host utilization by Catolaccus grandis, an exotic parasite of boll weevil: effects of host stage. Southwest. Entomol. 22:337-343.

Summy, K. R., S. M. Greenberg, J. A. Morales-Ramos & E. G. King. 1997. Suppression of boll weevil infestations (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) occurring on fallow-season cotton in southern Texas by augmentative releases of the parasite Catolaccus grandis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Biol. Control 9:209-215.

Greenberg, S. M., K. R. Summy, J. R. Raulston & D. A. Nordlund. 1998. Parasitism of beet armyworm by Trichogramma pretiosum and T. minutum under laboratory and field conditions. Southwest. Entomol. 23:183-188.

Summy, K. R., C. R. Little, R. A. Mazariegos, J. H. Everitt, M. R. Davis, J. V. French, and A. W. Scott, Jr. 2004. Detecting stress in glasshouse plants using color infrared imagery: a potential new application for remote sensing. Subtropical Plant Science 55:51-58.

Everitt, J. H., K. R. Summy, D. E. Escobar, and M. R. Davis. An overview of aircraft remote sensing in integrated pest management. 2004. Subtropical Plant Science 55:59-67.

Summy, K. R., C. R. Little, R. A. Mazariegos, R. Valdez, D. L. Hinojosa-Kettelkamp, J. Carter, and S. Yousef. 2004. Evaluation of artificial lighting sources for the acquisition of color infrared imagery under glasshouse conditions. Subtropical Plant Science 56:44-51.

Everitt, J. H., C. Yang., K. R. Summy, F. W. Judd, and M. R. Davis. 2007. Evaluation of color infrared photography and digital imagery to map black mangrove on the Texas Gulf Coast. J. Coastal Research 23:230-235.

Judd, F. W., R. I. Lonard, K. R. Summy, and R. A. Mazariegos. 2007. Seasonal Variation in Dune Migration at South Padre Island, Texas. Texas Journal of Science 59:113-226.

Little, C.R. and K.R. Summy.  2008. Using color infrared imagery to detect sooty mold and fungal pathogens in glasshouse-propagated plants. Hort. Sci. 43:1485-1491.
Judd, F. W., K. R. Summy, R. I. Lonard, and R. Mazariegos. 2008. Dune and vegetation stability at South Padre Island, Texas. J. Coastal Research 24:992-998.

Perez, J. L., J. V. French, K. R. Summy, A. Davelos Baines, and C. R. Little. 2009. Fungal phyllosphere communities are altered by indirect interactions among trophic levels. Microbial Ecol. 57:766-774.

Everitt, J. H., K. R. Summy, L. M. Glomski, and C. S. Owens. Spectral reflectance and digital image relations among five aquatic weeds. Subtropical Plant Science (accepted for publication).

Yeager, V., K. R. Summy, F. W. Judd, R. I. Lonard, R. A. Mazariegos, J. H. Everitt, M. R. Heep, and T. Whelan III. 2010. Factors affecting the spatial distribution of black mangrove on the dredged-material or “spoil” islands in the Lower Laguna Madre of Texas. Subtropical Plant Science 62:44-55.

Everitt, J. H., C. Yang, F. W. Judd, and K. R. Summy. 2010. Use of archived aerial photography for monitoring black mangrove populations. J. Coastal Research 26:649-653.

Summy, K. R., C. R. Little, J. H. Everitt, R. A. Mazariegos, J. V. French, M. Setamou, and J. Mata. 2010. Detection of incipient pest infestations on glasshouse crops using multispectral imagery and a common vegetation index. Subtropical Plant Science 62:56-62.

Yousef, S., K. R. Summy, and C. R. Little. 2011. Detection of salt toxicity and nitrogen deficiency in Cucumus sativus L. using spectroradiometry and CIR imagery. J. Plant Nutrition 34:1-9.

Everitt, J. H., C. Yang, K. R. Summy, C. S. Owens, L. M. Gromski, and J. Smart. 2011. Using in situ hyperspectral reflectance data to distinguish nine aquatic plant species. Geocarto International 26:459-473.

Gandy, Y. P., A. Mamachen, A. Mamachen, J. Lieman, M. Persans, J. Parsons, E. Ibrahim,K. R. Summy, J. H. Everitt, and C. R. Little. 2011. Techniques to facilitate the acquisition of accurate spectral measurements and multispectral imagery of plant foliage under artificial lighting conditions. Subtropical Plant Science 63:45-53.

Summy, K. R., J. Lieman, Y. P. Gandy, A. Mamachen, A. Mamachen, J. Goolsby, and P. J. Moran. 2011. Effects of leaf excision and sample storage methods on spectral reflectance by foliage of giant reed, Arundo donax. Subtropical Plant Science 63:54-64.

Goolsby, J. A., Alan A. Kirk, Patrick J. Moran, Alex E. Racelis, John J. Adamczyk, Elena Cortés, M. Ángeles, Marcos García, Maricela Martinez Jimenez, Kenneth R. Summy, Matthew A. Ciomperlik, and Don P.A.Sands. 2011. Establishment of the Armored Scale, Rhizaspidiotus donacis1, a Biological Control Agent of Arundo donax. Southwestern Entomologist 36:373-374.

Everitt, J. H., C. Yang, K. R. Summy, L. M. Gromski, and C. S. Owens. 2011. Evaluation of hyperspectral reflectance data for discriminating six aquatic weeds. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 49:94-100.

Students Supervised

Served as Chair or Co-Chair of advisory committees for 11 graduate students and as member of advisory committees for an additional 7 graduate students.

 M.S. Theses Produced:

• Ruiz, R. I., “Searching response of a wandering spider to potential cues associated with Lepidopteran eggs.” M.S. Thesis, UTPA, May, 2006.

• Salazar, D. “Assessment of airborne multispectral imagery for crop identification in south Texas.” M.S. Thesis, UTPA, May, 2008.

• Chaudhary, S. “Evaluation of Streptomyces for biological control of gummy stem blight disease in cantaloupes.” M.S. Thesis, UTPA, May, 2009.

• Gandy, Y.P. “Spectral reflectance as an indicator of foliar concentrations of arsenic in common sunflower, Helianthus annuus.” M.S. Thesis, UTPA, December, 2010.

• Abrigo, V. “The study of the parasitic fauna of Sciaenops ocellatus, Lower Laguna Madre, Texas.” M. S. Thesis, UTPA, December, 2011.

Honors Theses Produced:

• Yeager, V. “Use of aerial color infrared photography for assessing the distribution of black mangrove on the spoil islands of the Lower Laguna Madre of Texas.” UTPA, May, 2008.

• Galindo, H. J. “Management of Asian cycad scale (Aulacaspis yasumatsu) on cycads in urban south Texas environments.” UTPA, May, 2010.

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