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Ikkei  Shikano

Name :

Ikkei Shikano

Title :

Assistant Professor

Unit :

Department of Plant & Environmental Protection Sciences

Address :

3050 Maile Way
                  Honolulu, HI 96822

Room :

Gilmore Hall 513

Phone :

(808) 956-2000

E-mail :

Website :

Shikano Lab Homepage - Applied Insect Ecology

Specialties :

plant-insect interactions, insect pathogens, biological control, nutritional ecology, ecological immunology, integrated pest management

Professional Prep/Appointments :

Professional Appointments

2019-present - Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa
2014-2019 - 
Postdoctoral Researcher, Pennsylvania State University

2014 - PhD, Simon Fraser University
2009 - MSc, University of British Columbia
2006 - BSc, University of British Columbia

Courses Taught:

PEPS 250   World of Insects
PEPS 363   General Entomology
PEPS 363L  General Entomology Lab
PEPS 421   Foundations of Pest Management

Recent Publications :

  • Shikano, I., Woolcott, J., Cloonan, K., Andreadis, S. & Jenkins, N. (2020) Biology of mushroom phorid flies, Megaselia halterata (Diptera: Phoridae): effects of temperature, humidity, crowding and compost stage. Environmental Entomology.
  • Shikano, I. (2020) Efficacy of a fungal biopesticide for bed bug management is influenced by the toxicity and associated behavioral avoidance of harborages on insecticide-impregnated box spring cover. Journal of Economic Entomology
  • Pan, Q., Shikano, I., Felton, G.W., Liu, T-X. & Hoover, K. (2020) Host permissiveness to baculovirus influences time‐dependent immune responses and fitness costs. Insect Science
  • Mason, C.J., Ray, S., Shikano, I., Peiffer, M., Jones, A., Luthe, D.S., Hoover, K. & Felton, G.W. (2019) Plant defenses interact with insect enteric bacteria by initiating a leaky gut syndrome. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116:15991–15996.
  • Scholefield, J.A., Shikano, I., Lowenberger, C.A. & Cory, J.S. (2019) The impact of baculovirus challenge on immunity: the effect of dose and time after infection. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 
  • Shikano, I., Gomez, L., Bellicanta, G. & Jenkins, N. (2019) Persistence and lethality of a fungal biopesticide (Aprehend®) applied to insecticide-impregnated and encasement-type box spring covers for bed bug management. Journal of Economic Entomology 112: 24892492.
  • Pan, Q., Shikano, I., Hoover, K., Liu, T-X. & Felton, G.W. (2019) Pathogen-mediated tritrophic interactions: baculovirus-challenged caterpillars induce higher plant defenses than healthy caterpillars. Journal of Chemical Ecology 45:515–524.
  • Pan, Q., Shikano, I., Hoover, K., Liu, T-X. & Felton, G.W. (2019) Enterobacter ludwigii, isolated from the gut microbiota of Helicoverpa zea, promotes tomato plant growth and yield without compromising anti-herbivore defenses.Arthropod-Plant Interactions 13:271–278.
  • Shikano, I., Pan, Q., Hoover, K. & Felton, G.W. (2018) Herbivore-induced defenses in tomato plants enhance the lethality of the entomopathogenic bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstakiJournal of Chemical Ecology 44:947–956. 
  • Shikano, I., McCarthy, E.M., Hayes-Plazolles, N., Slavicek, J.M. & Hoover, K. (2018) Jasmonic acid-induced plant defenses delay caterpillar developmental resistance to a baculovirus: Slow-growth, high-mortality hypothesis in plant–insect–pathogen interactions. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 158:16–23. 
  • Shikano, I., McCarthy, E.M., Elderd, B. & Hoover, K. (2017) Plant genotype and induced defenses affect the productivity of an insect-killing obligate viral pathogen. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 148:34–42. 
  • Shikano, I., Shumaker, K.L., Peiffer, M., Felton, G.W. & Hoover, K. (2017) Plant-mediated effects on an insect–pathogen interaction vary with intraspecific genetic variation in plant defences. Oecologia 183:1121–1134. 
  • Ment, D., Shikano, I. & Glazer, I. (2017) Abiotic Factors, In: Hajek, A.E. & Shapiro-Ilan, D. (Eds.), Ecology of Invertebrate Diseases. Wiley. (ISBN: 978-1-119-25607-6) 
  • Shikano, I., Rosa, C., Tan, C-W. & Felton, G.W. (2017) Tritrophic interactions: microbe-mediated plant effects on insect herbivores. Annual Review of Phytopathology 55:313–331. 
  • Shikano, I. (2017) Evolutionary ecology of multitrophic interactions between plants, insect herbivores and entomopathogens. Journal of Chemical Ecology 42:586–598. 
  • Shikano, I. & Cory, J.S. (2016) Altered nutrient intake by baculovirus-challenged insects: self-medication or compensatory feeding? Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 139:25–33. 
  • Shikano, I., Hua, K.N. & Cory, J.S. (2016) Baculovirus-challenge and poor nutrition inflict within-generation fitness costs without triggering transgenerational immune priming. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 136:35–42. 
  • Shikano, I. & Cory, J.S. (2015) Impact of environmental variation on host performance differs with pathogen identity: implications for host-pathogen interactions in a changing climate. Scientific Reports 5:15351.
  • Shikano, I., Oak, M.C., Halpert-Scanderbeg, O. & Cory, J.S. (2015) Trade-offs between transgenerational transfer of nutritional stress tolerance and immune priming. Functional Ecology 29:1156–1164.
  • Shikano, I. & Cory, J.S. (2014) Dietary mechanism behind the costs associated with resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis in the cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni. PLoS ONE 9:e105864.
  • Shikano, I. & Cory, J.S. (2014) Genetic resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis alters feeding behaviour in the cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni. PLoS ONE 9:e85709.