Department of Entomology


Matthew Daughertyucr entomology

Cooperative Extension Specialist
Location: Champan 100A
(951) 827-2246

Research Specialization

My research focuses on population and community ecology, particularly as they relate to the management of non-native arthropod pests and pathogens. This work employs field and laboratory experiments complemented by population dynamics and statistical modeling to provide an integrative understanding of population and disease dynamics. Current and recent research topics include: the role of climate in plant disease severity, how vector behavior mediates disease spread, effects of resource productivity on pest population dynamics, and the significance of food web complexity for pest management.


BA Biological Sciences 1995
UC Davis
MS Biological Sciences 2000
Illinois State University
PhD Integrative Biology 2006
UC Berkeley


Selected publications

Zeilinger, A & MP Daugherty 2014. Vector preference and host defense against infection interact to determine disease dynamics. Oikos 123:613-622.

Coletta-Filho, H, Daugherty, MP, Ferreira, C & J Lopes 2014. Temporal progression of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus infection in citrus and acquisition efficiency by Diaphorina citri. Phytopathology 104:416-421.

Gruber, BR & MP Daugherty 2013. Predicting the effects of seasonality on the risk of pathogen spread in vineyards: vector pressure, natural infectivity, and host recovery. Plant Pathology 62:194-204.

Daugherty, MP 2011. Host plant quality, spatial heterogeneity, and the stability of mite predator-prey dynamics. Experimental and Applied Acarology 9:311-322.

Daugherty, MP, Rashed, A, Almeida, RP & T Perring 2011. Vector preference for host infection status: sharpshooter movement and Xylella fastidiosa transmission. Ecological Entomology 36:654-662.

Daugherty, MP, Lopes, JRS & RPP Almeida 2010. Vector within-host feeding preference mediates transmission of a heterogeneously distributed pathogen. Ecological Entomology 35:360-366.

Daugherty, MP & RPP Almeida 2009. Estimating Xylella fastidiosa transmission parameters: decoupling sharpshooter number and feeding period. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 132:84-92.

Daugherty, MP 2009. Different herbivore feeding modes promote coexistence: insights from a metabolic pool model. Environmental Entomology 38:667-676.

Daugherty, MP, Welter, SC & CJ Briggs 2007. Top-down and bottom-up control of pear psylla (Cacopsylla pyricola): Plant quality and the efficacy of the predator Anthocoris nemoralis. Biological Control 43:257-264.

Daugherty, MP & CJ Briggs 2007. Multiple sources of isotopic variation in a terrestrial arthropod community: challenges for disentangling food webs. Environmental Entomology 36:776-791.

Daugherty, MP, Harmon, JP & CJ Briggs 2007. Trophic supplements to intraguild predation. Oikos 116:662-677.

Lloyd-Smith, JO, Cross, PC, Briggs, CJ, Daugherty, MP, Getz, WM, Latto, J, Sanchez, MS, Smith, AB & A Swei 2005. Should we expect population thresholds for wildlife disease?Trends in Ecology & Evolution 20:511-519.

Daugherty, MP & SA Juliano 2002. Testing for context-dependence in a processing chain interaction among detritus-feeding aquatic insects. Ecological Entomology27:541-553.

Daugherty, MP, Alto, BA & SA Juliano 2000. Invertebrate carcasses as a resource for competing Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology 37:364-372.

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