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Jia-Wei  Tay

Name :

Jia-Wei Tay

Title :

Asst Professor/Asst Specialist

Unit :

Department of Plant & Environmental Protection Sciences

Address :

3050 Maile Way
                  Honolulu, HI 96822

Room :

Gilmore Hall 402

Phone :

(808) 956-6744

E-mail :

Website :

Specialties :

Behavioral ecology of social insects, urban and medical entomology, integrated pest management

Professional Prep/Appointments :

Asst Professor/Asst Specialist. 2019-Present. University of Hawaii at Manoa
Postdoc, 2015-2018. Urban Entomology, University of California, Riverside
Ph.D., 2014. Urban and Industrial Entomology, University of Science Malaysia

Courses Offered:

Fall 2021
PEPS 463 - Medical & Urban Entomology

Spring 2020, 2021
PEPS 421 - Foundations of Pest Management
PEPS 491 - Special Topics

Fall 2019
PEPS 363L - General Entomology Laboratory
PEPS 690 - Graduate Seminar in Entomology

Research Interests :

Urban pest management, Behavioral ecology of social insects, Invasive ants, Insect ecology; Integrated pest management; Medical entomology

Selected Publications :

Dong-Hwan Choe*, Jia-Wei Tay*, Kathleen Campbell, Hoeun Park, Les Greenberg and Michael Rust. 2021. Development and demonstration of low-impact IPM strategy to control Argentine ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in urban residential settings.  Journal of Economic Entomology 114: 1752-1757. *these authors contributed equally

Jia-Wei Tay
, Dong-Hwan Choe, Ashok Mulchandani and Michael K. Rust. 2020. Hydrogels: From controlled release to a new bait delivery for insect pest management. Journal of Economic Entomology 113: 2061-2068.

Kelsey McCalla, Jia-Wei Tay, Ashok Mulchandani, Dong-Hwan Choe and Mark Hoddle. 2020. Biodegradable alginate hydrogel bait delivery system effectively controls high-density populations of Argentine ant in commercial citrus. Journal of Pest Science 93: 1031-1042. DOI: 10.1007/S10340-019-01175-9

Jia-Wei Tay and Dong-Hwan Choe. 2018. Using seaweed to deliver liquid ant baits(UC IPM information for pest management professionals and pesticide applicators). Green Bulletin 8: 1-2.

Kelsey Schall, J
ia-Wei Tay, Ashok Mulchandani, Dong-Hwan Choe and Mark Hoddle. 2018. Harnessing hydrogels in the battle against invasive ants: Could a hydrogel baiting system solve Argentine ant problems in southern California citrus? Citrograph 9: 30-35.


Jia-Wei Tay, Mark Hoddle, Ashok Mulchandani and Dong-Hwan Choe. 2017. Development of an alginate hydrogel to deliver aqueous bait for pest ant management. Pest Management Science 73: 2028-2038. DOI: 10.1002/ps.4616.

Ching-Chen Lee, Hirotaka Nakao, Shu-Ping Tseng, Hung-Wei Hsu, Gwo-Li Lin, Jia-Wei Tay, Johan Billen, Fuminori Ito, Chow-Yang Lee, Chung-Chi Lin and Chin-Cheng Yang. 2017. Worker reproduction of the invasive yellow crazy ant Anoplolepis gracilipes. Frontiers in Zoology 14:24. DOI 10.1186/s12983-017-0210-4.

Jia-Wei Tay, Mark Hoddle, Ashok Mulchandani and Dong-Hwan Choe. 2017. The use of an alginate hydrogel to deliver aqueous bait to manage an invasive ant pest in residential settings. In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Urban Pests. Birmingham, UK. M.P. Davies, C. Pfeiffer and W.H. Robinson (eds). Pureprint Group, UK, pp. 265-269.

Jia-Wei Tay and Chow-Yang Lee. 2015. Induced disturbances cause Monomorium pharaonis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) nest relocation. Journal of Economic Entomology 108: 1237-1242.

Jia-Wei Tay and Chow-Yang Lee. 2015. Effects of a juvenile hormone analogue pyriproxyfen on monogynous and polygynous colonies of the Pharaoh ant Monomorium pharaonis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Tropical Biomedicine 32: 453-462.

Jia-Wei Tay, Kok-Boon Neoh and Chow-Yang Lee. 2014. The roles of the queen, brood and worker castes in the colony growth dynamics of the pharaoh ant, Monomorium pharaonis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). 
Myrmecological News 20: 87-94.

Jia-Wei Tay and Chow-Yang Lee. 2014. Influences of pyriproxyfen on fecundity and reproduction of the pharaoh ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 107: 1216-1223.

Languages :

English, Malay, Mandarin, Hokkien