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The Department of Entomology
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Books - Edited

Coll M. and J.R. Ruberson (eds.) 1998. Predatory Heteroptera: Their ecology and use in biological control. Thomas Say Publications, Entomological Society of America. Lanham, MD. 233 pp.

Gerling, D., Steinberg, S., and M. Coll. 2016. Pest Management in an Ever-Changing World. Proceedings of the IOBC/WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Mediterranean Climate", Rehovot, Israel, 11-15 October 2015. 119pp.

Coll M. and E. Wajnberg (eds). 2017. Environmental Pest Management: Challenges for Agronomists, Ecologists, Economists and Policymakers. Wiley-Blackwell Pub. 448pp.

Chapters in Collections

Coll M. 1998. Living and feeding on plants in predatory Heteroptera. 89-130. In M. Coll & J.R Ruberson (eds.) Predatory Heteroptera in agroecosystems: Their ecology and use in biological control. Thomas Say Publications, Entomological Society of America. 233 pp.

Coll M. and J.R. Ruberson. 1998. Predatory Heteroptera: An important yet neglected group of natural enemies. 1-6. In M. Coll & J.R. Ruberson (eds.) Predatory Heteroptera in agroecosystems: Their ecology and use in biological control. Thomas Say Publications, Entomological Society of America. 233 pp.

RubersonJ.R. and M. Coll. 1998. Research needs for the predaceous Heteroptera. 225-233. In M. Coll & J.R. Ruberson (eds.) Predatory Heteroptera in agroecosystems: Their ecology and use in biological control. Thomas Say Publications, Entomological Society of America. 233 pp.

Coll M. 1998. Parasitoids activity and plant species composition in intercropped systems. 85-120. In C.H. Pickett & R. Bugg (eds.) Enhancing biological control: habitat management to promote natural enemies of agricultural pests. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA. 422 pp.

Coll M. 1999. Anthocoridae. In K.L. Steffey et al.,  Handbook of corn insects, Entomological Society of America, Lanham, MD. 164 pp.

Coll M. and K.R. Hopper. 2004. Guild structure of aphid parasitoids in broccoli: influence of host and neighboring crops. p 259-264. In NM Endersby & PM Ridland eds. The management of diamondback moth and other crucifer pests. The Regional Institute Ltd, Gosford NSW, Australia. 415pp

Coll M. 2004. Precision agriculture approaches in support of ecological engineering for pest management, p. 133-142. In G.M. Gurr, S.D. Wratten & M.A. Altieri (eds.) Ecological engineering for pest management: advances in habitat manipulation for arthropods. CSIRO Publishing, Australia. 225pp.

Coll M.  2009.  Feeding on non-prey resources by natural enemies, p. ix-xxiii. An invited Foreword Chapterix-xxiii pp. In J. G. Lundgran, Relationships of Natural Enemies and Non-Prey Foods. Springer Publishers. 453pp.

Coll M. and E. Wajnberg. 2017. Environmental Pest Management: a Call for Shifting from a Pest-Centric to System-Centric Approach. 1-18p.           In: Coll M. and E. Wajnberg (eds). Environmental Pest Management: Challenges for Agronomists, Ecologists, Economists and Policymakers. Wiley-Blackwell Pub. 448pp.

Coll M. and E. Wajnberg. 2017. Environmental Pest Management: a call for shifting from a pest-centric to system-centric approach. 405-418p. In: Coll M. and E. Wajnberg (eds). Environmental Pest Management: the Need for Long-Term Governmental Commitment. Wiley-Blackwell Pub. 448pp.

Review and Editorial Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

Hardin M.R., Benrey B., Coll M., Lamp W.O., Roderick G.K. and P. Barbosa. 1995. Arthropod pest resurgence: an overview of potential mechanisms. Forum Paper Crop Protection, 14: 3-18.

Coll M. and M. Guershon. 2002  Omnivory in terrestrial arthropods: mixing plant and prey diets. Invited Review Annual Review of Entomology, 47: 267-297.

Rosenheim J.A. and M. Coll. 2008. Pest-centric vs. process-centric research in agricultural entomology. CommentaryAmerican Entomologist, 54: 70-72.

Coll M. 2009. Conservation biological control and the management of biological control services: are they the same? Invited Editorial Phytoparasitica 37: 205-208.

Scientific Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

Oron U., Sokolover M., Yawetz A., Broza M., Sneh B. and A. Honigman. 1985. Ultrastructural changes in the larval midgut epithelium of Spodopteralittoralis following ingestion of endotoxin of Bacillus thuringiensis var entomocidus.Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 45: 353-355.

Coll M., Hefetz A. and H.A. Lloyd. 1987. Adnexal glands chemistry of Messor ebeninus Forel (Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung, 42: 1027-1029.

Coll M. and D.G. Bottrell. 1991. Microhabitat and resource selection of the European corn borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) and its natural enemies in field corn. Environmental Entomology, 20: 526-533.

Coll M. and D.G. Bottrell. 1992. Mortality by natural enemies in European corn borer larvae in different corn micro-habitats. Biological Control, 2: 95-103.

Coll M., Garcia de Mendoza L. and G.K. Roderick. 1994. Population structure of a predatory beetle: the importance of gene flow for intertrophic level interactions. Heredity, 72: 228-236.

Coll M. and D.G. Bottrell. 1994. Effects of a nonhost plant on an insect herbivore in diverse habitats. Ecology, 75: 723-731.

Coll M. and D.G. Bottrell. 1995. Predator-prey association in mono- and di-cultures: Effect of maize and bean vegetation. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 54: 115-125.

Coll M. and R.L. Ridgway. 1995. Functional and numerical responses of Oriusinsidiosus (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) to its prey in different vegetable crops. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 88: 732-738.

Coll M. 1996. Feeding and ovipositing on plants by an omnivorous insect predator. Oecologia, 105: 214-220.

RapusasH.R., Bottrell D.G. and M. Coll. 1996. Intraspecific variation in the chemical attraction of rice to insect predators. Biological Control, 6: 394-400.

Coll M. and D.G. Bottrell. 1996. Movement of an insect parasitoid in simple and diverse plant assemblages. Ecological Entomology, 21: 141-144.

AtakanE., Coll M. and D. Rosen. 1996. Within-plant distribution of thrips and their predators: effects of cotton variety and developmental stage. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 86: 641-646.

Coll M., Smith L.A. and R.L. Ridgway. 1997. Effect of plants on the searching efficiency of a generalist predator: the importance of predator-prey spatial association. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 83: 1-10.

Coll M ., Fleischer S.J. and D. Rosen. 1997. Marking potato tuberworm (Lepidoptera: Gelecheiidae) with rubidium for dispersal studies. Journal of Economic Entomology, 90:154-159.

Coll M. and S. Izraylevich. 1997. When predators also feed on plants: effects of competition and plant quality on omnivore-prey population dynamics. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 90: 155-161.

Coll M and S. Abd-Rabou. 1998. Effect of oil emulsion sprays on parasitoids of the Black Parlatoria, Parlatoria ziziphi(Lucas), in Grapefruit. BioControl, 43: 29-37.

Zhou X., Coll M. and S.W. Applebaum. 2000. Effect of temperature and photoperiod on juvenile hormone biosynthesis and sexual maturation in the cotton bollworm Helicoverpa armigera: implications for life history traits. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 30: 863-868.

Zchori-Fein E., Gottlieb Y. and M. Coll. 2000 Wolbachia density and host fitness components in Muscidifurax uniraptor(Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 75: 267-272.

Zhou X., Factor O., Applebaum S.W. and M. Coll. 2000  Population structure of the pestiferous moth Helicoverpaarmigera (Hubner) in the eastern Mediterranean using RAPD analysis. Heredity, 85: 251-256.

Coll M., Gavish S. and I. Dori. 2000  Population biology of the potato tuber moth, Phthorimaeaoperculella (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in two potato cropping systems in Israel. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 90: 309-315.

Zhou X., Applebaum S.W. and M. Coll. 2000 Overwintering and spring migration in the cotton bollworm Helicoverpaarmigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Israel. Environmental Entomology, 29: 1289-1294.

Nevo E. and M. Coll. 2001 Effects of nitrogen fertilization on Aphis gossypii: variations in color, size and reproduction. Journal of Economic Entomology,94: 27-32.

Shaltiel L. and M. Coll.  2004. Reduction of pear psylla damage by the predatory bug Anthocorisnemoralis (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae): The importance of orchard colonization time and neighboring vegetation. Biocontrol Science & Technology, 14: 811-821.

MulatuB., Applebaum S.W. and M. Coll. 2004. A recently acquired host plant provides an oligophagous insect herbivore with enemy-free space. Oikos 107: 231-238.

Coll M. and B. Yuval. 2004. Larval food-plants affect flight and reproduction in an oligophagous insect herbivore. Environmental Entomology, 33: 1471-1476.

Ode P.J., Hopper K.R. and M. Coll. 2005. Oviposition vs. offspring fitness in Aphidius colemani parasitizing different aphid species. Entomologia, Experimentalis et Applicata, 115: 303-310.

Groenteman R., Guershon M. and M. Coll. 2006.  Effects of leaf nitrogen content on oviposition site selection, offspring performance and intraspecific interactions in an omnivorous bug. Ecological Entomology, 31: 155-161.

Mulatu B., Applebaum S.W., Kerem Z. and M. Coll. 2006. Tomato fruit size, maturity and a-tomatine content influence the performance of potato tuber moth larvae. Bulletin of Entomological Research 96: 173-178.

MulatuB., ApplebaumS.W. and M. Coll. 2006. Effect of tomato leaf traits on the potato tuber moth and its predominant larval parasitoid: a mechanism for enemy-free space. Biological Control, 37: 231-236.

Bilu E.,  Hopper K.R. and M. Coll. 2006. Host choice by Aphidius colemani:effects of plants, plant-aphid combinations and the presence of intraguild predators. Ecological Entomology, 31: 331-336

Coll M., Shakya S., Shouster I., Y. Nenner and S. Steinberg. 2007 Decision-making tools for Frankliniella occidentalismanagement in strawberry: consideration of target markets EntomologiaExperimentalis et Applicata, 122: 59-67

Beck M. and M. Coll. 2007. Plant and prey consumption cause similar reductions in cannibalism by an omnivorous bug. Journal of Insect Behavior, 20: 67-76.

Bilu E. and M. Coll. 2007. The importance of intraguild interactions to the combined effect of a parasitoid and a predator on aphid population suppression.  BioControl, 52:753–763.

Mulatu B., Applebaum S.W. and M. Coll. 2007. Biological performance of potato tuber moth on tomatoes leaves. Pest Management Journal of Ethiopia 11: 61-67.

Coll M. and L. Hughes. 2008.  Effects of elevated CO2 on an insect omnivore: a test for nutritional effects mediated by host plants and prey.  Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 123: 271-279.

Gavish E., Lubin Y. and M. Coll. 2008. Migration patterns and functional groups of spiders in a desert agroecosystem. Ecological Entomology, 33: 202–212

Bilu E. and M. Coll. 2009. Parasitized aphids are inferior prey for a coccinellid predator: implications for intraguild predation. Environmental Entomology, 38: 153-158.

Gavish E., Rotkopf R., Lubin Y. and M. Coll. 2009. Consumption of aphids by spiders and the effect of additional prey: evidence from microcosm experiments. BioControl, 54: 341-350.

Leon-Beck M. and M. Coll. 2009.  The mating system of the flower bug Orius laevigatus. Biological Control, 50: 199-203.

Shakya S., Weintraub P. and M. Coll.  2009. Effect of pollen supplement on intraguild predatory interactions between two omnivores: the importance of spatial dynamics. Biological Control, 50: 281-287.

Miller E., Coll M. and L. Stone. 2010. Complementary predation on metamorphosing species promotes stability in predator-prey systems. Theoretical Ecology, 3: 153-161.

Shakya S., Coll M. and P. Weintraub.  2010. Incorporation of intraguild predation into a pest management decision-making tool: the case of thrips and two pollen-feeding predators in strawberry.  Journal of Economic Entomology, 103: 1086-1093

Miller E. and M. Coll. 2010. Spatial distribution and deviations from the Ideal Free Distribution when animals forage over large resource patches. Behavioral Ecology, 21: 927-935.

Tabic A., Yonah R. and M. Coll. 2010. Association between omnivorous Orius bugs and their thrips prey at different spatial scales of Verbesinaencelioides flowers. Israel Journal of Plant Science, 58: 131-141.

Shaltiel-HarpazL., R. Kedoshim, D. Openhiem,  R. Sterna and M. Coll. 2010. Effect of host plant makeup, nitrogen fertilization and growth regulators on pear psylla populations. Israel Journal of Plant Science, 58: 149-156.

MaozY., Gal S., Zilberstein M., Noy M., Izhar Y., Alchanatis V., Coll M. and E. Palevsky. 2011.  Determining an economic injury level for the persea mite Oligonychusperseae, a new pest of avocados in Israel. EntomologiaExperimentalis et Applicata, 138: 110-116.

Moles A.T., 26 co-authorsColl M.21 co-authors.  2011. Putting plant resistance traits on the map: a test of the idea that plants are better defended at lower latitudes.  New Phytologist, 191: 777-788.

Maoz Y., Gal S., Argov Y., Coll M. and E. Palevsky. 2011. Biocontrol of persea mite, Oligonychusperseae, with an exotic spider mite predator and an indigenous pollen feeder. Biological Control, 59: 147-157.

Miller E. and M. Coll. 2012. Effects of local interaction range and mobility on the spatio-temporal dynamics of competing animals in uniform habitats. Population Ecology, 54: 205-212.

Schuldiner-Harpaz T. and M. Coll 2012.  Identification of Orius (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) females based on egg operculum structure. Journal of Economic Entomology, 105(5): 1520-1523

Neeson T.M., Salomon M. and M. Coll. 2013 . Nutrient-specific foraging leads to Allee  effects and dynamic functional responses. Oikos, 122: 265-273.

Schuldiner-Harpaz T. and M. Coll. 2013. Effects of global warming on predatory bugs supported by data across geographic and seasonal climatic gradients. PLoS ONE 8(6): e66622. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066622.

Maoz Y., Gal S., Argov Y., Domeratzky S., Melamed E., Gan-Mor S., Coll M., Palevsky E. 2014. Efficacy of indigenous phytoseiids against the citrus rust mite (Phyllocoptruta oleivora): augmentation and conservation biological control in Israeli citrus orchards. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 63: 295–312.

Adler V.H., Lubin Y. and M. Coll. 2014. Spillover of crop herbivores into adjacent desert habitats. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 193, 117–124.

Salomon M., Aflalo E.D., Coll M. and Y. Lubin. 2015. Dramatic histological changes preceding suicidal maternal care in the subsocial spider Stegodyphus lineatus (Araneae: Eresidae). Journal of Arachnology, 43: 77-85.

RozenbergT., Shealtiel-Harpaz L. and M. Coll. 2015. Visualizing eggs of Nesidiocoris tenuis (Heteroptera: Miridae) embedded in tomato plant tissues. Entomological Science, 18: 400-402.

Maoz, Y., Gal, S., Argov, Y., Domeratzky, S., Coll, M., and Palevsky, E. (2016). Intraguild interactions among specialised pollen feeders and generalist phytoseiids and their effect on citrus rust mite suppression. Pest management science, 72: 940-949.

Schuldiner‐Harpaz, T., and Coll M. (2016). Estimating the effect of plant‐provided food supplements on pest consumption by omnivorous predators: lessons from two coccinellid beetles. Pest Management Science, 73: 976-983.

Schuldiner-Harpaz, T., Coll M., and Weintraub, P.G. (2016). Prey and pollen food choice depends on prbevious diet in an omnivorous predatory mite. Environmental Entomology, 45: 995-998.

Schuldiner-Harpaz, T. and M. Coll. (2017). Effect of diet history on prey and pollen food choice by two lady beetle species. Journal of Insect Behavior, 30: 432-438.

Schuldiner-Harpaz T. and M. Coll. Mixing prey and plant foods: the influence of proximity and spatial distribution of complementary resources on pest consumption by omnivores. Pest Management Science (submitted)