Disseminating research results in peer-reviewed journals is an obligation for scientists. However, in order to really make a wide impact, scientists must also be able to interpret science in a way that can be understood by a general audience.  Therefore, a popular science link – popsci – (or science translated) is provided for some of my articles.


(* denotes undergraduate research students mentored in research projects)

Sudnick*, M., B.S. Brodie, K. Williams. 2021. Nature versus nurture: Structural equation modeling indicates that parental care does not mitigate consequences of poor environmental conditions.  Journal of Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.8207

Mirea, M.D., S. Manolache, C.M. Pioarca-Ciocanea, A. Nita, I.V. Miu, V.D. Popescu, B.S. Brodie, M. I. Dragomir, I. Militaru, S. Chiriac, L. Rozylowicz. 2021. Conservation of saproxylic beetles in the Carpathians. Research Ideas and Outcomes. 7: e63874. doi: 10.3897/rio.7.e63874

Yan, G., S. Liu, A.C. Schlink, G.R. Flematti, B.S. Brodie, B. Bohman, J.C. Greeff, P.E. Vercoe, J. Hu, & G.B. Martin. 2019. Volatiles from Merino fleece evoke antennal and behavioural responses in the Australian sheep blow fly Lucilia cuprina. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 33, 491–497. DOI: 10.1111/mve.12383

Brodie, B.S., V.D. Popescu, R. Iosif, C. Ciocanea, S. Manolache, G. Vanau, A.A. Gavrilidis, R. Serafim, & L. Rozylowicz. 2019. Implementing rapid and non-lethal surveys of longicorn beetle communities using generic pheromone lures and occupancy methods.  Ecological Indicators. 101, 330-340. Popsci – Ohio Forum.

Yan, G., A.C. Shlink, B.S. Brodie, J. Hu, G. Martin.  2019. The effects of different diets and long-term laboratory rearing on reproduction, behavior and morphology of Lucilia cuprina (Wiedemann). Journal of Medical Entomology. 56(3): 665-670.

Brodie, B.S., A. Renyard*, S. Ogilvie*, J. Avery*, H. Zhai, R. Gries, and G. Gries. 2018. Multi-modal communication of the skunk cabbage beetle, Pelecomalium testaceum (Family Staphylinidae). Arthropod – Plant Interactions. 12:591–599. DOI:

Yan, G., S. Liu, A. Schlink, G. Flematti, B.S. Brodie, B. Bohman, J. C. Greeff, P.E. Vercoe, J. Hu, and G.B. Martin. 2018. Behavior and electrophysiological response of Lucilia cuprina (Diptera: Calliphoridae) to carrion-associated compounds. Journal of Economic Entomology. 11(4):1958-1965. DOI: 10.1093/jee/toy115

Takacs S., A.E. Musso, R. Gries, E. Rozenberg, J.H. Borden, B.S. Brodie, and G. Gries. 2017. New engineered food baits for trapping house mice, black rats and brown rats. Applied Animal Behavior Science. 200: 130-135.

Eichorn, C.E.*, M.G. Hrabar, E.C. Van Ryn*, B.S. Brodie, A.J. Blake and G.J. Gries. 2017. How flies are flirting on the fly. BMC BIOLOGY. 15:2.  Popsci – Science Daily
DOI: 10.1186/s12915-016-0342-6

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Brodie, B.S., T. Babcock*, R. Gries, A. Benn*, and G. Gries. 2015. Acquired smell? Mature females of the common green bottle flies shift semiochemical preference from feces feeding sites to carrion oviposition sites. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 42(1): 40-50. DOI: 10.1007/s10886-015-0658-7

Brodie, B.S., M. Smith*, J. Lawrence*, and G. Gries. 2015. Effects of floral scent, color and pollen on foraging decisions and ovary development of the common green bottle flies. PloS ONE 10(12): e0145055. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0145055

Brodie, B.S., W. H. L. Wong*, S. L. Vanlaerhoven, and G. Gries. 2015. Is aggregated oviposition by the blow flies Lucilia sericata and Phormia regina (Diptera: Calliphoridae) pheromone-mediated? Insect Science 22(5): 651-660. DOI: 10.1111/1744-7917.12160

Cover Image Photo: Sean McCann

October Issue Cover Image (Photo: Sean McCann)

Brodie, B.S., R. Gries, A. Martins*, S. Vanlaerhoven, and G. Gries. 2014. Bimodal cue complex signifies suitable oviposition sites to gravid females of the common green bottle fly. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 153(2): 114-127. Popsci

Brodie, B.S., J.D. Wickham, and S.A. Teale. 2012. The effect of sex and maturation on cuticular semiochemicals of Monochamus scutellatus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). The Canadian Entomologist. 144(6): 801-808.

Popescu, D.V, B.S. Brodie, M. L. Hunter, and J. D. Zydlewski. 2012. Use of olfactory cues by newly metamorphosed wood frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus) during emigration. Copeia. (6): 424-431.

In Review

Blakeman, E., A.B. Wilson, S. Romer, E. Olin, C. Scott, V. Popescu and B.S. Brodie. Passively crowdsourcing images online for measuring wide-scale fly (Diptera) floral interactions and biodiversity. In review with the Journal of Pollination Ecology.

In Preparation

Sudnick*, M., B.S. Brodie, and K. Williams. Inhibited bird blow fly, Protocalliphora spp. (Diptera: Calliphoridae), parasitism in purple martin nests with altered emission and reflection of infrared radiation. In preparation for the Journal of Applied Entomology.

Duffner*, M.Q., M. Bickel*, M. Lucas, E. Stinaff, K. Johnson, and B.S. Brodie.  Swarming midge flies use visual signals reflecting off their wings for attracting conspecifics from a distance.  In preparation for Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata.

Walsh*, W., A. Pasternak*, Duffner*, M.Q., B.S. Brodie and K. Johnson. Influence of polarized light, disruptive visual patterns, and chemical cues on oviposition in the aquatic midge Chironomus riparius (Meigen). In preparation for Journal of Environmental Entomology


Gries, G.J., M.G. Hrabar, L.C. Stepanovic, C.E. Eichorn, E.C. VanRyn, B.S. Brodie, A.J. Blake, R. Thandi. Systems and methods for attracting insects by simulating wing flash. PCT patent application filed 04 Nov 2016. PCT/US16/60708, docket no. 41950-0002.


Mirea, M.D. S. Manolache, C.M. Pioarca-Ciocanea, A. Nita, I.V. Miu, V. D. Popescu, B.S. Brodie, M.I. Dragomir, I. Militaru, S. Chiriac, L. Rozylowicz. 2021. Conservation of saproxylic beetles in the Carpathians. Research Ideas and Outcomes. 7:e63874. DOI10.3897/rio.7.e63874.

Brodie, B.S. Let’s have a chat about the birds and… flies? The Ohio University College of Arts and Sciences Forum. May 6, 2019.

Brodie, B.S. OHIO Undergraduate Researchers Rock the Insect World.  The Ohio University College of Arts and Sciences Forum. Dec 4, 2019.

Brodie, B.S and Popescu, D.V. Biologist lure long horned beetles to diversity study in Romania. The Ohio University College of Arts and Sciences Forum. Feb 3, 2019.

Brodie, B.S. OHIO researchers called upon to solve midge fly infestation in Ohio wastewater treatment plants. The Ohio University College of Arts and Sciences Forum.  August 26, 2018. (Re-posted in here.)

Brodie, B.S. 2015. A tale of two stinks! How blow flies locate feces and carrion. Entomological Society of Canada Bulletin. 47(1): 12-15. PDF

Brodie, B.S. 2016. Migration patterns for a family with no country – and a landing at OHIO. The Ohio University College of Arts and Sciences Forum.

Brodie, B.S. 2015. The case of the mysterious Mesosa longicorn beetle. Entomology Today.

Brodie, B.S. 2014. The Romanian tarantula. Entomological Society of Canada Blog (The number one most viewed post for the Entomological Society of Canada with over 5k views!)

3 thoughts on “PUBLICATIONS


    Thank u medam for giving usefull information about evolution of wings .am student of master degree in entomology uas bangalore,india . future i want to work on semeo chemicals & ecology aspects is there any good university for these apsect in world any whare?

  2. Bekka Brodie Post author

    You are most welcome! I am glade you found it useful! When looking for a University with a good chemical ecology program, I suggest researching schools with the best environment/ ecology programs. However, it is much more important to choose the right PhD advisor! Choose an advisor with experience, recent publications, and networks within the field that you would like to pursue. There is a lot of great information out there on how to choose an advisor, i.e.

    Good luck!!


      ya i agree with you. Good academic and qualified guide is needed. I seen your link its nice. Thank you madam


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