Associate Professor
Biological Sciences

Deborah Waller

302b Mills Godwin Bldg
Norfolk, 23529

Ph.D. in Zoology, The University of Texas at Austin, (1982)

B.S. in Zoology, The University of Texas at Austin, (1973)

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Waller, D. "Graduate Student Research Support" $2,550. Private. 2003 - 2003
Waller, D. "Graduate Student Research Support" $2,550. Private. 2002 - 2002
Waller, D. "Graduate Student Research Support" $2,550. Private. 2001 - 2001
Waller, D. "Graduate Student Research Support" $5,100. Private. 2000 - 2000
Waller, D. "Travel Award for travel to Iguassu Falls, Brazil" $1,080. Federal. 2000 - 2000
Waller, D. "Award for graduate student research support" $5,100. Private. 1999 - 1999
Waller, D. "Nitrogen fixation by subterranean termites in forests" $118,484. Federal. 1993 - 1997
Waller, D. "" $5,000. Private. 1996 - 1996
Waller, D. "Research Experiences for Undergraduates supplement grant" $10,000. Federal. 1996 - 1996
Waller, D. "Experiences for Undergraduates supplement grant" $10,000. Federal. 1995 - 1995
Waller, D. "Biodiversity of ant species in Virginia Coast Reserve" $5,500. Old Dominion University. 1994 - 1994
Waller, D. "Research Experiences for Undergraduates supplement grant" $10,000. Federal. 1994 - 1994
Waller, D. and Hargrave, B. "" $352. Old Dominion University. 1991 - 1991
Waller, D. "" $3,995. Old Dominion University. 1990 - 1990
Waller, D. "" $1,500. Private. 1990 - 1990

Expertise

Biology
insect ecology, termite biology, ant biology, animal behavior,animal-plant interactions

Articles

Milne, M. A. and Waller, D. Carnivorous pitcher plants eat a diet of certain spiders, regardless of what's on the menu. Ecosphere.
Milne, M. A., Grefe III, N. A. and Waller, D. (2008). Colonization and development of the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) in the purple pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea). American Midland Naturalist 160 , pp. 110-116.
Waller, D. (2007). Termite resource partitioning related to log diameter. Northeastern Naturalist 14 , pp. 139-144.
Revis, H. R. and Waller, D. (2004). Bactericidal and fungicidal actions of ant chemicals on feather parasites. Auk 121 , pp. 1262-1268.
Waller, D. and Curtis, D. A. (2003). Effects of sugar-treated foods on preference and nitrogen-fixation rates in Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) and R. virginicus (Banks) (Isoptera: Rhinotermidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 96 , pp. 81-85.
Waller, D. (2002). Increase in biomass and soldier production for Coptotermes formosanus (Shiraki) workers maintained in the laboratory for up to nine months. Sociobiology 40 , pp. 1-6.
Waller, D. (2002). Preference for low-pH and low-nitrogen foods in the wood roach, Cryptocercus punctulatus Scudder (Blattaria: Cryptocercidae). Sociobiology 40 , pp. 325-330.
Morlino, S. E., Curtis, A. D. and Waller, D. (2001). Effects of salt-treated wood on feeding and survivorship in subterranean termites (Rhinotermitidae: Reticulitermes) from coastal and inland forests. Sociobiology 38 , pp. 753-764.
Belitz, L. and Waller, D. (1998). Effect of termperature and termite starvation on phagocytosis by protozoan symbionts of the Eastern Subterranean Termite Reticulitermes flavipes Kollar. Microbial Ecology 36 , pp. 175-180.
Curtis, A. D. and Waller, D. (1998). Seasonal patterns of nitrogen fixation in the subterranean termite Reticulitermes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in a forest ecosystem. Functional Ecology 12 , pp. 803-807.
Curtis, A. D. and Waller, D. (1997). Problems with the interpretation of mark-release-recapture data in subterranean termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermidae). Sociobiology 22 , pp. 303-309.
Curtis, A. D. and Waller, D. (1997). Variation in rates of nitrogen fixation in termites: Response to dietary nitrogen in the field and laboratory. Physiological Entomology 22 , pp. 303-309.
Waller, D. (1996). Amicillin, tetracycline and urea as protozoicides of Reticulitermes flavipes and R. virginicus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 86 , pp. 77-81.
Curtis, A. C. and Waller, D. (1996). The effects of decreased p02 and increased pC02 on nitrogen fixation rates in termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Journal of Insect Physiology 42 , pp. 867-872.
Curits, A. D. and Waller, D. (1995). Changes in nitrogen fixation rates in termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) maintained in the laboratory. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 88 , pp. 764-767.
Waller, D. (1993). Response of Reticulitermes (Rhinotermtidae) and Cryptocercus punctulatus (Cryptocercidae) to wood infected with the green-stain ascomycete, Chlorociboria aeruginascens aeruginascens. Sociobiology 23 , pp. 103-108.
Pandey, S., Waller, D. and Gordon, A. S. (1992). Variation in acetylene-reduction (nitrogen fixation) rates in reticulitermes sp. (isoptera; rhinotermitidae). Virginia Journal of Science 43 , pp. 333-338.
Waller, D. (1991). Feeding by Reticulitermes spp. Sociobiology 19 , pp. 91-100.
Waller, D., Jones, C. G. and La Fage, J. P. (1990). Measuring wood consumption by termites. Entomologia Experimentalis & Applicata 56 , pp. 117-123.
Waller, D. and Jones, C. G. (1989). Measuring herbivory. Ecological Entomology 14 , pp. 479-481.
Waller, D. (1989). Size related foraging in the leaf-cutting ant Atta texana (Buckley) (Formicidae; Attini). Functional Ecology 3 , pp. 461-468.
Waller, D. (1989). The foraging behavior of Trachymyrmex turrifex Wheeler (Formicidae; Attini). Southwestern Naturalist 34 , pp. 202-211.
Waller, D., Breitenbeck, G. and La Fage, J. P. (1989). Variation in acetylene-reduction by Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) related to colony source and termite size. Sociobiology 16 , pp. 191-196.
Waller, D. and La Fage, J. P. (1988). Environmental influence on soldier differentiation in Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Rhinotermidae). Insectes Sociaux 35 , pp. 144-152.
Waller, D. (1988). Host selection in subterranean termites: Factors affecting choice. Sociobiology 14 , pp. 5-13.
Waller, D. and La Fage, J. P. (1988). Size variation in Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Rhinotermitidae): Consequences of host use. American Midland Naturalist 119 , pp. 436-440.
Waller, D. and L, J. P. (1987). Food quality and foraging response by the subterranean termite Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Rhintermitidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 77 , pp. 417-424.
Waller, D. and La Fage, J. P. (1987). Seasonal patterns in foraging groups of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology 13 , pp. 173-181.
Waller, D. and La Fage, J. P. (1987). Unpalatability as a passive defense of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki soldiers against ant predation. Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Entomologie 103 , pp. 148-153.
Waller, D., La Fage, J. P., Gilbertson, R. L. and Blackwell, M. (1987). Wood-decay fungi associated with suberranean termites in southern Louisiana. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 89 , pp. 417-424.
Waller, D. and La Fage, J. P. (1986). Fire ant predation on subterranean termites: Relative effectiveness of Reticulitermes sp. And Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki defenses (Isoptera; Rhinotermitidae). Material und Organismen 21 , pp. 291-299.
Waller, D. (1984). Pholeomyia texensis Sabrosky (Diptera: Milichiidae): Laboratory notes on larval biology. Southwestern Naturalist 29 , pp. 356-357.
Waller, D. (1982). Leaf-cutting ants and live oak: The role of leaf toughness in seasonal and intraspecific host choice. Entomologia Experimentialis and Applicata 32 , pp. 146-150.
Waller, D. and Gilbert, L. E. (1982). Roost recruitment and resource use; observations on a Heliconius charitonius L. Roost in Mexico (Nymphalidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 36 , pp. 178-184.
Waller, D. (1980). Leaf-cutting ants and leaf-riding flies. Ecological Entomology 5 , pp. 305-306.

Books

Waller, D. (2000). Nitrogen fixation by termite symbionts. Horizon Press.
Waller, D. and Moser, J. C. (1990). Invertebrate enemies and nest associates of the lea-cutting ant Atta texina (Buckley) (Formicidae, Attini). Westview Press.
Waller, D. (1988). Ecological Similarities between fungus-growing ants (Attini) and termites (Macrotermitinae). Brill Publishing Company.
Waller, D. and La Fage, J. P. (1987). Nutritional Ecology of termites. John Wiley & Sons.
Waller, D. (1986). The foraging ecology of Atta texana in Texas. Westview Press.

Conference Proceeding

Waller, D. (2008). Differential responses to increased temperature by insects and their enteric protist fauna Washington, DC: 58th Annual Meeting of the American Institute for Biological Sciences.
Simons, A. L., Scott, S. M. and Waller, D. (2007). Carrion beetle (Nicrophorus tomentosus) adult secretions promote growth in bacterial cultures of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus epidermidis (pp. 30) 57th Annual Meeting of the American Institute for Biological Sciences.
Scott, S. M., Simons, A. L. and Waller, D. (2007). Effect of soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) larval secretions on bacterial cultures of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus epidermidis (pp. 30) 57th Annual Meeting of the American Institute for Biological Sciences.
Grefe, III, N. A. and Waller, D. (2007). The effect of habitat disturbance on flight activity of female Anopheles mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in southeast Virginia (pp. 27) 57th Annual Meeting of the American Institute for Biological Sciences.
Howell, J. and Waller, D. (2006). Ant communities in longleaf pine forest sites with and without the fungus-growing ant Trachymyrmex septentrionalis (pp. 216) Washington, DC: Proceedings of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects.
Waller, D. (2006). The ant fauna of a longleaf pine forest in southeastern Virginia that is transitional between southern and northern pine barrens (pp. 216-217) Washington, DC: Proceedings of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects.

Presentations

Waller, D. (October 5, 2017). Insect biology Oral Presentation Virginia Aquarium Staff lecture Virginia Beach, VA.
Waller, D. (September 14, 2017). Beneficial and injurous insects Oral Presentation Virginia Beach Master Gardeners Training Session Virginia Beach, VA.
Waller, D. (July 31, 2017). Beneficial and Pest Insect Identification Other Virginia Beach Master Gardeners' Insect Identification workshop Virginia Beach, VA.
Waller, D. (July 17, 2017). Beneficial and Pest Insect Identification Other Virginia Beach Master Gardeners' Insect Identification workshop Virginia Beach, VA.
Beard, J. and Waller, D. (June 10, 2017). Sexual Dimorphism in Dragonflies in Southeastern Virginia Oral Presentation Annual Meeting of the Dragonfly Society of the Americas Staunton, VA.
Hughes, C. and Waller, D. (May 18, 2017). Nest selection by Temnothorax spp. ants (Formicidae) Oral Presentation Virginia Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting Richmond, Virginia.
Waller, D. (September 20, 2016). Insects Associated with Plants Oral Presentation Virginia Beach Master Gardeners Training Session Virginia Beach, VA.
Ketterman, C. and Waller, D. (January 27, 2016). Mosquito immature response to background color Oral Presentation Virginia Mosquito Control Association Annual Meeting Portsmouth, VA.
Waller, D. (January 21, 2016). Insects and Human Health Oral Presentation Virginia Horticultural Foundation Conference Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Waller, D. (January 20, 2016). Invertebrates in Created Wetlands Oral Presentation Virginia Horticultural Foundation Conference Virginia Beach, VA.
Beard, J. L.. (August , 2015). The effects of male size on dragonfly perch selection and competitive outcomes in Southeastern Virginia Poster Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America Baltimore, MD.
Ferraro, B. A., Henry, L. and Waller, D. A. (February 5, 2015). Response by Aedes albopictus to chemical volatiles in an olfactometer Oral Presentation Annual Meeting of the Virginia Mosquito Control Association Suffolk, VA.
Carter, C. and Waller, D. (May , 2014). Water quality effects on dragonfly nymph species and size Oral Presentation Annual Meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists Portland, Oregon.
Squires, E. and Waller, D. (May , 2014). . The effect of grooming by humans in social and self-grooming in horses. Poster Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Sciences Richmond, VA.
Beard, J. and Waller, D. (May , 2014). Dragonfly perch selection related to perch height and location. . Poster Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Sciences Richmond, Virginia.
Sterling, J. and Waller, D. (May , 2014). The effect of ethanol on blow fly larvae and pupae Poster Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Sciences Richmond, Virginia.
Ferraro, B., Banko, K., Jackson-Banks, C. and Waller, D. (February , 2014). Circadian rhythms in mosquito activity. Oral Presentation Annual Meeting of the Virginia Mosquito Control Association Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Waller, D. ( 2009). Resource partitioning by termites in a long leaf pine forest 59th Annual Meeting of the American Institute for Biological Sciences Washington, DC.
Milne, M. A. and Waller, D. ( 2009). The effectiveness of the attraction mechanisms of the purple pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea, at attracting prey and residents Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists Jacksonville, Alabama.
Waller, D. ( 2008). Differntial responses to increased temperature by insects and their enteric protist fauna 58th Annual Meeting of the American Institute for Biological Sciences Washington, DC.
Scott, S. M., Simons, A. L. and Waller, D. ( 2008). Diversity of carrion beetles at the Zuni Pine Barrens Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Sciences Hampton, VA.
Simons, A. L., Scott, S. M. and Waller, D. ( 2008). Diversity of carrion beetles at the Zuni Pine Barrens Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Sciences Hampton, VA.
Miller, B. A. and Waller, D. ( 2008). Diversity of Hymenoptera in burned and unburned areas at the Blackwater Ecological Preserve Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Sciences Hampton, VA.
Milne, M. A. and Waller, D. ( 2008). Nectar consumption by spiders - a crack in the generalist predator paradigm Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Sciences Hampton, VA.
Patel, K. M. and Waller, D. ( 2008). Resource partitioning by subterranean termites in southeastern Virginia Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Sciences Hampton, VA.
Simons, A. L., Scott, S. M. and Waller, D. ( 2007). Carrion beetle (Nicrophorus tomentosus) adult secretions promote growth in bacterial cultures of Excherichia coli and Staphylococcus epidermidis 57th Annual Meeting of the American Institute for Biological Sciences Washington, DC.
Scott, S. M., Simons, A. L. and Waller, D. ( 2007). Effect of Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) larval secretions on bacterial cultures of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus epidermidis 57th Annual Meeting of the American Institute for Biological Sciences Washington, DC.
Waller, D. and Grefe III, N. A. ( 2007). The effect of habitat disturbance on flight activity of female Anopheles mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in Southeast Virginia 57th Annual Meeting of the American Institute for Biological Sciences Washington, DC.
Milne, M. A., Grefe, N. A. and Waller, D. ( 2007). Survival of the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, in the purple pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea 68th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists Columbia, SC.
Howell, J. and Waller, D. ( 2006). Ant communities in longleaf pine forest sites with and without the fungus-growing ant Trachymyrmex septentrionalis XV International Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects Washington, DC.
Waller, D. ( 2006). The ant fauna of a longleaf pine forest in southeastern Virginia that is transitional between southern and northern pine barrens XV International Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects Washington, DC.
Waller, D. ( 2005). Response of termites and their gut protozoans to plant volatiles Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Waller, D. ( 2004). Response of the symbiotic gut protozoans of termites to essential oils Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America Richmond, VA.
Howell, J. P. and Waller, D. ( 2004). Chemical and physical characteristics of soils occupied by the fungus-growing ant, Trachymyrmex septentrionalis, in Southeastern Virginia Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Sciences Richmond, VA.
Grefe, N. A. and Waller, D. ( 2004). The collection and occurence of Psorophora horrida (Dyar and Knab) in Southeastern Virginia Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Sciences Richmond, VA.
Waller, D. ( 2004). Response of Reticulitermes termites and their symbiotic protozoans to volatile plant oils International Union for the Study of Social Insects - North American Section Annual Meeting Phoenix, Arizona.
Revis, H. and Waller, D. ( 2003). Anting behavior in birds: an evaluation of ant selection and abiotic conditions prevalent during these displays 121st Stated Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union Champaign-Urbana, IL.
Waller, D. and March, J. ( 2003). Ant species diversity in a mainland coastal ecosystem and nearby barrier island 88th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America Savannah, GA.
Howell, J. P. and Waller, D. ( 2003). Population densities of the fungus-growing ant Trachymyrmex septentrionalis in southeastern Virginia 88th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America Savannah, GA.
Howell, J. P. and Waller, D. ( 2003). Ant communities associated with the presence and absence of the fungus-growing ant Trachymyrmex septentrionalis in a longleaf pine habitat Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Charlottesville, VA.
Waller, D. ( 2003). Ant species collected in malaise traps in burned and unburned areas in a longleaf pine habitat Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Charlottesville, VA.
Baron, L. K. and Waller, D. ( 2003). Essential oils in subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) baits Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Charlottesville, VA.
Waller, D. ( 2002). Reticulitermes spp. (Isoptera) response to genetic taste test papers Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Waller, D. ( 2002). Ant catch related to pitfall trap type in a longleaf pine habitat Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Hampton, VA.
Howell, J. P. and Waller, D. ( 2002). Colony distribution of the fungus-growing ant Trachymyrmex septentrionalis related to light availiability in a longleaf pine habitat Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Hampton, VA.
Abadam, C. F. and Waller, D. ( 2002). Effect of presribed burns on insect diversity in a longleaf pine habitat Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Hampton, VA.
Revis, H. C. and Waller, D. ( 2002). Microhabitat differences between the ants Monomorium minimum and M. viride (Formicidae: Myrmicinae) in a longleaf pine forest Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Hampton, VA.
Baron, L. K. and Waller, D. ( 2002). Subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) response to essential oils Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Hampton, VA.
Waller, D. ( 2001). Increase in biomass and soldier production in Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki pseudergates maintained in the laboratory up to nine months 2nd International Symposium on Coptotermes formosanus New Orleans, LA.
Howell, J. and Waller, D. ( 2001). Preliminary study of Trachymyrmex septentrionalis in Southeast Virginia (Blackwater Ecological Preserve, Isle of Wight County) 3rd Annual Student Research Poster Session, Sigma Xi, Tidewater Virginia Chapter Norfolk, VA.
Revis, H. and Waller, D. ( 2001). Habitat and ant species differences between locations containing Wild Turkey' dust bowls and non-dust bowl locations in Zuni Pine Barrens, Isle of Wight County, Virginia) 3rd Annual Student Research Poster Session, Sigma Xi, Tidewater Virginia Chapters Norfolk, VA.
Revis, H. C., Dyer, B. and Waller, D. ( 2001). Possible bactericidal and fungicidal actions of ant chemicals on common microbes of avian feathers Annual Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union Seattle, WA.
Waller, D. and A, B. ( 2001). Carabid beetle biodiversity values related to pitfall trap size Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America San Diego, CA.
Waller, D. ( 2000). Ant species diversity compared in coastal versus barrier island habitats along the Eastern Shore of Virginia Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Radford, VA.
Di Cicco, J., Carson, K. and Waller, D. ( 2000). Antennae of different termite castes compared using light and scanning electron microscopy Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Radford, VA.
Beckman, A. and Waller, D. ( 2000). Biodiversity of ground beetles (Carabidae) in natural and created wetlands Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Radford, VA.
Waller, D. ( 2000). Ant species diversity in a longleaf pine habitat managed with prescribed burns Biology: Challenges for a New Millenium AIBS/Smithsonian, Washington, DC.
Waller, D. ( 2000). Biodiversity of ant species in natural and created wetlands XXI International Congress of Entomology Iguassu Falls, Brazil.
Waller, D., Morlino, S. E. and Matkins, N. ( 1999). Factors affecting termite recruitment to baits in laboratory and field studies 3rd International Conference on Urban Pests Prague, Czech Republic.
Everett, B. S. and Waller, D. ( 1999). Ant species diversity in natural and created wetlands Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Norfolk, VA.
Waller, D. and Hutson-Black, J. ( 1999). Characteristics of woody debris in burned and unburned longleaf pine forest Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Norfolk, VA.
Waller, D. ( 1999). Social insect response to prescribed burns in a longleaf pine forest Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Norfolk, VA.
Waller, D. ( 1998). Termite response to dietary nitrogen Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America Baltimore, MD.
Waller, D. ( 1998). Nutritional ecology of subterranean termites Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America Las Vegas, NV.
Hembree, L. and Waller, D. ( 1998). Ant biodiversity in a longleaf pine forest at the Blackwater Ecological Preserve Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Fairfax, VA.
Matthew, J. and Waller, D. ( 1998). Competition between two sympatric termite congeners (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae: Reticulitermes) Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Fairfax, VA.
Curtis, A. D. and Waller, D. ( 1998). Seasonal variation in termite fresh and dry mass Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Fairfax, VA.
Waller, D. ( 1998). Termite and ant laboratories in introductory and advanced college courses XII International Congress of the International Society for the Study of Social Insects Adelaide, Australia.
Curtis, A. D. and Waller, D. ( 1997). Seasonal patterns of nitrogen fixation in the subterranean termite Reticulitermes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) over three years in coastal Virginia Annnual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Blacksburg, VA.
Waller, D. and Curtis, A. D. ( 1997). Seasonal patterns of nitrogen fixation in the subterranean termite Reticulitermes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) over three years in coastal Virginia Annnual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Blacksburg, VA.
Waller, D. ( 1997). Resource partitioning by host log size in two species of sympatric termites Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America Albuquerque, NM.
Titiz, B. and Waller, D. ( 1997). Response of Reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) to Diflubenzuron: Survivorship, food consumption and protozoan numbers Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America Nashville, TN.
Waller, D., Matkins, N. and Morlino, S. ( 1997). Response of subterranean termite Reticulitermes to chemical drenches in field and laboratory trials Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America Nashville, TN.
Matkins, N. and Waller, D. ( 1997). Do termites use chemical cues to find food? Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Blacksburg, VA.
Titiz, B. and Waller, D. ( 1997). Response of the subterranean termite Reticulitermes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) to bait toxicants Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Blacksburg, VA.
Norris, M. and Waller, D. ( 1997). Response of the subterranean termite Reticulitermes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) to two concentrations of the dye marker Nile blue Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Blacksburg, VA.
Hembree, L. and Waller, D. ( 1997). The effect of ant proximity on exploratory behavior of the subterranean termite Reticulitermes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Blacksburg, VA.
Matthew, J. and Waller, D. ( 1997). The effect of soil disturbance on exploratory behavior in the subterranean termite Reticulitermes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Blacksburg, VA.
Curtis, A. D. and Waller, D. ( 1996). Mark-release-recapture in laboratory colonies of Reticulitermes virginicus (Banks) (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) using the dye marker Nile blue 67th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America Williamsburg, VA.
Waller, D. and Curtis, A. D. ( 1996). Termite (Rhinotermitidae: Reticulitermes) response to sugar-coated foods Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America Louisville, KY.
Norris, M. and Waller, D. ( 1996). Distribution of hindgut protozoans in workers and soldiers of the subterranean termites Reticulitermes flavipes Kollar (Rhinotermitidae) Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Richmond, VA.
Omaster, J. and Waller, D. ( 1996). Effects of temperature on survivorship and symbiotic protozoans in the subterranean termite Reticulitermes virginicus Banks (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Richmond, VA.
Morlino, S. E. and Waller, D. ( 1996). Response by subterranean termites (Rhinotermitidae: Reticulitermes) to urea leachates in field and laboratory trials Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Richmond, VA.
Waller, D. and Curtis, A. D. ( 1996). Nitrogen fixation by termites in a coastal forest Second Eastern Shore Natural Resources Symposium Kiptopeke, VA.
Waller, D. and Curtis, A. D. ( 1995). Decreased rates of nitrogen fixation and low protozoan numbers in alates of the subterranean termite, Reticulitermes virginicus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America Snowbird, Utah.
Curtis, A. D. and Waller, D. ( 1995). Field and laboratory dietary nitrogen effects on nitrogen fixation rates in Reticulitermes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America Snowbird, Utah.
Morlino, S. E . and Waller, D. ( 1995). Effects of salt-treated wood on feeding and survivorship in termites (Rhinotermitidae: Reticulitermes) from coastal and inland forests Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Lexington, VA.
Belitz, L. A. and Waller, D. ( 1995). Effects of temperature and termite host starvation on feeding by protozoan symbionts in Reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Lexington, VA.
Curtis, A. D. and Waller, D. ( 1995). Low oxygen effects on nitrogen fixation rates in termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Lexington, VA.
Waller, D. ( 1995). Recruitment patterns in foraging leaf-cutting ants (Formicidae; Attini); implications for baiting strategies Fifth International Pest Ant Symposium San Antonio, TX.
Waller, D. ( 1994). Preference of the wood roach, Cryptocercus punctulatus Scudder (Cryptocercidae), for low levels of dietary nitrogen Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America Knoxville, TN.
Curtis, A. D. and Waller, D. ( 1994). Seasonal rates of nitrogen fixation (acetylene-reduction) in Reticulitermes termites Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America Knoxville, TN.
Waller, D. ( 1994). Numbers of flagellate protozoanz in Reticulitermes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) hindguts related to season and termite size Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Harrisonburg, VA.
Curtis, A. D. and Waller, D. ( 1994). The effects of dietary nitrogen on nitrogen fixation (acetylene-reduction) rates in Reticulitermes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Harrisonburg, VA.
Waller, D. and Curtis, A. D. ( 1994). Seasonal patterns in Reticulitermes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in a tidal wetland habitat in Virginia XIX Congress of the International Society for the Study of Social Insects Paris, France.
Waller, D. and Vander Meer, R. K. ( 1993). Biochemical identification of fire ants in Virginia Annual Meeting of the Association for Southeastern Biologists Virginia Beach, VA.
Waller, D. ( 1993). Teaching entomology to teachers Annual Meeting of the Eastern Branch, Entomological Society of America Williamsburg, VA.
Waller, D. ( 1993). Current status of fire ant infestations in Virginia Imported Fire Ant Conference Charleston, SC.
Waller, D. ( 1993). Response by Reticulitermes virginicus (Isoptera, Rhinotermitidae) reproductives to environmental acidity and temperature Long Term Ecological Research All Scientists Conference Estes Park, CO.
Frank, R. L. and Waller, D. ( 1992). Termite response to palatable protozoicides Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science Richmond, VA.
Waller, D. ( 1992). Fire ant infestations in the Tidewater area of Virginia Imported Fire Ant Conference San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Waller, D. ( 1992). Termite control through protozoicides? National Conference on Urban Entomology College Park, MD.
Waller, D. ( 1992). Nitrogen fixation by termite symbionts XIX International Congress of Entomology Beijing, China.
Waller, D. ( 1992). Reticulitermes as structural pests XIX International Congress of Entomology Beijing, China.
Waller, D. ( 1991). Reduced nitrogen fixation rates in termites related to acid-treated foods and increased temperature Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America .
Waller, D. ( 1990). Feeding by Reticulitermes Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America New Orleans, LA.
Waller, D. and La Fage, J. P. ( 1990). Measuring wood consumption by subterranean termites National Conference on Urban Entomology College Park, MD.
Waller, D. and La Fage, J. P. ( 1990). Termite competence for soldier differentiation XI International Congress of the INternational Union for the Study of Social Insects Bangalore, India.
Waller, D. ( 1989). Responses of subterranean termites (Rhinotermitidae) and wood roaches (Cryptocercidae) to foods treated with nitric and sulfuric acids Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America San Antonio, TX.
Waller, D. ( 1988). Foraging patterns of the wood roach, Cyrptocercus punctulatus (Cryptocercidae); comparison with the subterranean termites (Reticulitermes, Rhinotermitidae) Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America Louisville, KY.
Waller, D. ( 1987). Host selection in subterranean termites: Factors affecting choice Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America Boston, MA.
Waller, D. ( 1987). Nitrogen in termite diets: Reticulitermes response to peptide-enriched foods Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America Boston, MA.
Waller, D. ( 1986). Solenopsis invicta predation on subterranean termites Imported Fire Ant Conference Austin, TX.
Waller, D. and La Fage, J. P. ( 1986). Termperature-induced soldier differentation in Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera:Rhinotermitdae) X International Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects Munich, Germany.
Waller, D. and La Fage, J. P. ( 1985). Termite-fungal interactions in southern Louisiana Annual Meeting of the American Institute for Biological Sciences Gainesville, FL.
Waller, D. ( 1985). Ant predation on subterranean termites Annual Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society of America Gainesville, FL.
Waller, D. and La Fage, J. P. ( 1985). Preconditioning versus novelty in field host choice by Coptotermes formosanus Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America Hollywood, FL.
Waller, D. ( 1985). The foraging ecology of Atta texana in Texas Research Conferene on Fire Ants and Leaf-cutting Ants Gainesville, FL.
Waller, D. ( 1982). Forager polymorphism in Atta texana (Buckley) IX International Congress of the Internaional Union for the Study of Social Insects Boulder, CO.
Waller, D. ( 1980). Pholeomyia texensis and leaf-cutting ants International Symposium on Social Insects in the Tropics Morelos, Mexico.
  • 2016: You made a difference award., Academic affairs.
  • 2012: Distinguished Teaching Award - Tenured Faculty, College of Sciences
  • 1999: Partnership award, Nature Conservancy
  • 1993: Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Insect Behavior
  • 1990: Experiments in Ecology, Ecological Society of America
  • 1987: Postdoctoral Fellow, Blandy Experimental Farm, University of Virginia
  • 1980: Grant-in-aid, Sigma Xi
  • 1980: Univ. of Texas subvention funds, University of Texas, Austin
  • 1980: University Fellowship, University of Texas, Austin
  • 1979: Univ. of Texas subvention funds, University of Texas, Austin
  • 1978: Univ. of Texas subvention funds, University of Texas, Austin
  • 1977: Rockwell Scholarship, University of Texas, Austin