Institute for Integrative Genome Biology


John TrumbleJohn Trumble

Distinguished Professor of Entomology

Mailing Address:

Entomology /224
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521

Phone: (951) 827-5624
Fax: (951) 827-5624
Email: john.trumble@ucr.edu

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PhD 1980 Virginia Polytechnic State University
MS 1977 Virginia Polytechnic State University
BS 1974 University of Delaware

College/Division Affiliation:

College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Center/Inst Affiliation(s):

Center for Disease Vector Research

Areas Of Expertise:

Environmental Effects on Vectors

Awards / Honors:

2004 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
2003 Entomological Society of America Research Recognition Award
2001- Editor in Chief, Journal of Economic Entomology
1998 Fellow, Entomological Society of America
1994-95 President, Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America
1994 University of Delaware Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement
1993 Bussart Award for Excellence in Integrated Pest Management, Entomological Society of America

Research Summary:

Our research interests are rather broad, covering both basic and applied problems in agricultural and natural ecosystems. We are very interested in how plant-herbivore  interactions and insect vectors of human diseases are influenced by anthropogenic pollution of air (ozone, acidic precipitation) and water (metals and metalloids). As part of this work, we are investigating how increasing CO2 levels impact plant physiology, and how any resulting chemical or growth changes may impact insect development and behavior. We are also interested in how elevated atmospheric CO2 will change gene expression, and toxin production, in genetically modified plants.

Figure 1
Microcosm studies on pollution effects on mosquitoes
Figure 2
Average Growth Index plotted over time for Culex exposed to different rates of methylmercury

Related Press Releases:

Selected Publications:

List of publications from PubMed

Lab Personnel:

Prager, Sean
Postgraduate Researcher —   
Hladun, Kristen
Graduate Student Researcher — 
De La Riva, Deborah
Graduate Student Researcher —
Mogren, Christina
Graduate Student Researcher —


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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Genomics Information

Institute of Integrative Genome Biology
2150 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-7177
E-mail: Aurelia Espinoza, Managing Director