daniel casado gonzalez





Daniel Casado Gonzalez



University of California, Berkeley

Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

5057 Valley Life Sciences Building

Berkeley, CA 94720

(510) 642-3989





My academic background is in agronomy, and I have been working on chemical ecology and behavior of orchard pests since I started my PhD in 2002. My interest is focused on the research and implementation of semiochemicals that may play an important role in low-input pesticide control strategies. I have worked on both insect-insect and plant-insect communication, but currently I am working on the mechanisms involved in low density-high release mating disruption techniques of two walnut pests, the codling moth (Cydia pomonella) and the navel orangeworm (Amyelois transitella).

Although my experience in other fields is limited, I like participating in seminars and discussions related to other pest control techniques alternative to pesticide use, such as biological control or GMO crops.




Casado, D., Gemeno, C., Avilla, J. and Riba, M. 2008. Diurnal variation of walnut tree volatiles and electrophysiological responses in (Cydia pomonella) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Pest Management Science 64:736-747.


Albajes, R., Eizaguirre, M., Casado, D., Pérez, M., López, C., Lumbierres, B.; Pons, X. 2007. Impact of glyphosate use on arthropods in transgenic herbicide-tolerant maize; preliminary results in Spain. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin (in press).


Tasin, M., Bäckman, A.C., Coracini, M., Casado, D., Ioratti, C. and Witzgall, P. 2007. Synergism and redundancy in a plant volatile blend attracting grapevine moth females. Phytochemistry 68: 203-209.


Casado, D., Gemeno, C., Avilla, J. and Riba, M. 2006. Day-night and Phenological Variation of Apple Tree Volatiles and Electroantennogram Responses in (Cydia pomonella) (L.) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Environmental Entomology 35(2): 258-267.


Yang, Z., Casado, D., Ioratti, C., Bengtsson, M. and Witzgall, P. 2005. Pheromone Pre-exposure and Mating Modulate Codling Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) Response to Host Plant Volatiles. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 7(3): 231-236.


Avilla, J., Casado, D., Varela, N., Bosch, D. and Riba, M. 2002. Electrophysiological Response of Codling Moth ((Cydia pomonella)) Adults to Semiochemicals. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin, 26(11): 1-7.























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