Recent publications

Symbols * indicate graduate student collaboration and **indicate undergraduate collaboration


Martins EF*, Schmidt JM, Venzon M. (2021) Is Ceraeochrysa cubana a coffee leaf miner predator? Biological Control in press

Olson DM, Gibbs J, Schmidt JM. (2021) Wild bee pollinators foraging in peanut and cotton adjacent to native wildflower strips. Florida Entomologist in press

Bowers CL*, Toews M, Schmidt JM. (2021) Winter cover crops shape early season predator communities and trophic interactions. Ecosphere in press

Schmidt JM, Whitehouse TS*, Sial AA, Gariepy T (2021) Parasitoid communities in the variable agricultural environments of Southeastern blueberry production. Journal of Economic EntomologyIn press

Schmidt JM, Blubaugh C, and Snyder W. (2021) Getting Bugs to Work for You: Biodiversity in Action. Vegetable and Specialty Crop News. Link to Access: VSCNews

Schmidt JM, Acebes-Doria A, Blaauw BR, Kheirodin A, Pandey S*, Lennon K*, Kaldor AD*, Toledo PFS*, Grabarczyk EE. (2021). Identifying Molecular-Based Trophic Interactions as a Resource for Advanced Integrated Pest Management. Insects.

Coffin A, Olson D, Seymour L, Bosch DD, Schmidt JM, Strickland TC. (2021). Responses to environmental variability by herbivorous insects and their natural enemies within a bioenergy crop, Miscanthus x giganteus. PloS ONE


Schmidt JM. (2020) UGA entomologist’s advice to increase on-farm biodiversity. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. Link to access: CAES Newswire

Kheirodin A, Simmons AM, Legaspi JC, Grabarczyk EE, Toews M, Roberts PM, Chong JC, Snyder WE, Schmidt JM. (2020). Can Generalist Predators Control Bemisia tabaci? Insects.

Bowers CL, Toews M, Schmidt JM. (2020). Beyond soil health: the trophic effects of cover crops shape predator communities. bioRxiv.

Krupa JJ, Hopper KR, Gruber SB**, Schmidt JM, Harwood J. (2020). Plant-animal interactions between carnivorous plants, sheet-web spiders, and ground-running spiders as guild predators in a wet meadow community. Ecology and Evolution.

Bostick NM*, LaForest JH, Bargeron CT, Culbreath AK, Brenneman TB, Schmidt JM, Buntin GD, Toews M. (2020). Assessment of Consensus-Based Scouting for Management of Sugarcane Aphid (Heteroptera: Aphididae) in Georgia. Journal of Entomological Science.


Schmidt JM, Roberts PM, Thompson MC, Toews MD. (2019). Visual Reference Guide to Common Predators and Pests in Georgia Cotton. University of Georgia Extension. Link to Access: Visual Guide

Dutta B, Johnson C, Schmidt JM. (2019). Growers of Organic Vidalia Onions Face Challenges. Vegetable and Specialty Crop News. Link to Access: VSCNews

Bowers CL*, Toews M, Liu Y, Schmidt JM. (2019). Cover crops improve early season natural enemy recruitment and pest management in cotton production. Biological Control.

Riddick EW, Miller GL, Owen CL, Bauchan GR, Schmidt JM, Gariepy T, Brown RL, Grodowitz MJ. (2019). Discovery of Aphis ruborum (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and Aphelinus varipes (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) on Cultivated Strawberry in Mississippi, USA. Journal of Insect Science.

Schmidt JM, Whitehouse TS*, Green K*, Krehenwinkel H, Schmidt-Jeffris RA, Sial AA. (2019). Local and landscape-scale heterogeneity shape spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) activity and natural enemy abundance: Implications for trophic interactions. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment.


Xavier SS, Coffin A, Olson D, Schmidt JM. (2018). Remotely Estimating Beneficial Arthropod Populations: Implications of a Low-Cost Small Unmanned Aerial System. Remote Sensing.

Schmidt JM, Shapiro-Ilan DI, Graham C**, Barwick S*, Sparks A, Riley D. (2018). Entomopathogenic Nematodes and Fungi Virulence to Cowpea Curculio (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Larvae1. Journal of Entomological Science.


Whitehouse TS*, Sial AA, Schmidt JM.  (2017). Natural Enemy Abundance in Southeastern Blueberry Agroecosystems: Distance to Edge and Impact of Management Practices. Environmental Entomology.

Boyer S, Ikeda T, Lefort MC, Malumbres-Olarte J, Schmidt JM. (2017). Percentage-based Author Contribution Index: a universal measure of author contribution to scientific articles. Research Integrity and Peer Review.

Xavier SS, Olson D, Coffin A, Strickland TC, Schmidt JM. (2017). Perennial Grass and Native Wildflowers: A Synergistic Approach to Habitat Management. Insects.

Schmidt JM, Pochubay EA*, Tourtois J*, Grieshop M. (2017) The inherent complexity of soil and foliar predators for greenhouse biological control. Biological Control.

Ingrao A*, Schmidt JM, Jubenville J*, Grode A*, Komondy L*,VanderZee D, Szendrei Z. (2017).Biocontrol on the edge: Field margin habitats in asparagus fields influence natural enemy-pest interactions. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment


Amaral DS*, Santos HH**, Sujii ER, Schmidt JM, Harwood, J. 2016.  Non-crop plant communities conserve spider populations in chili pepper agroecosystems. Biological Control 103:69-77.

Schmidt JM, Szendrei Z, Grieshop M. 2016. Elucidating the Common Generalist Predators of Conotrachelus nenuphar (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in an Organic Apple Orchard Using Molecular Gut-Content Analysis. Insects doi:10.3390/insects7030029

Schmidt JM. 2016. Habitat provisioning for beneficials

Schmidt, Verdi, & Toews. 2016. Cover cropping effects on biocontrol


Amaral, D. S.S.L., Venzon, M., Perez, A. L., Schmidt, J. M. and Harwood, J. D. (2015), Coccinellid interactions mediated by
vegetation heterogeneity. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 156: 160–169. doi: 10.1111/eea.12319


Szendrei, Z, Bryant, A, Rowley, D, Schmidt, J.M., and Greenstone, M. (2014) Linking habitat complexity with predation on
pests through molecular gut-content analysis. Biocontrol and Technology.

Schmidt, J.M., ** Barney, S.K., Williams, M.A., Harwood, J.D. (2014) Predator-prey trophic relationships in response to organic management practices. Special Issue – Molecular Ecology 23: 3777-89.

Schmidt, J.M., Crist, T.O., Wrinn, K., and Rypstra, A.L. (2014) Prey availability and mutual interference influence foraging
behavior in a generalist arthropod predator.  Oecologia 175:501-8.


Schmidt, J.M., *Peterson, J.A., Lundgren, J.G., and Harwood, J.D. (2013) Dietary supplementation with pollen enhances survival and Collembola boost fitness of a web-building spider.  Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 149: 282-291.

Schmidt, J.M., Harwood, J.D., and Rypstra, A.L. (2013) Influence of prey availability on seasonal fluctuation in body condition in the wolf spider, Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae). Journal of Arachnology 41: 400-403.

Chapman, E.G., Schmidt, J.M., *Welch, K.D., and Harwood, J.D. (2013) Molecular evidence for dietary selectivity and pest suppression potential in an epigeal spider community in winter wheat. Biological Control 65: 72-86.