Sandipa Gautam Ph.D.

Cooperative Extension Area Citrus IPM Advisor
Lindcove Research and Extension Center
22963 Carson Avenue
5595922048
Exeter, CA 93221
559-592-2408
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Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center

Biography

Sandipa Gautam, Ph.D. joined UCCE in July 2021 as an Area Citrus IPM Advisor serving Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kern Counties. Gautam’s research and extension focuses on integrated management of insects and mites that are important to California citrus production. 

Prior to joining UCCE, Gautam was an Assistant Research Entomologist with Department of Entomology, UCR. Her research program focused on managing citrus pests that have export significance. Gautam’s graduate and post-doc studies focused on investigating ecology and biology of insect pest species, comparing egg morphologies to explore possible mechanisms of tolerance to fumigants, evaluating efficacies of fumigants to be used as postharvest fumigant, and resistance management. Gautam has received several awards including “Graduate Research Excellence Award” by Oklahoma State University for her M.S. and Ph.D. research, and a national award from the President of Nepal for her outstanding performance in B.S. Agriculture in 2007.

Discipline

Entomology

Specialty

Integrated Management of Citrus Pests; Serving Tulare, Fresno, Madera, and Kern counties

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Peer Reviewed

  • Bajracharya, N. S., G. P. Opit, J. Talley, S. G. Gautam, and M. E. Payton. 2016. Assessment of fitness effects associated with phosphine resistance in Rhyzopertha dominica (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) and Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). African Entomology 24: 39–49. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4001/003.024.0039

  • Paudyal, S., G. P. Opit, F. H. Arthur, G. V. Bingham, and S. G. Gautam. 2016. Contact Toxicity of Deltamethrin Against Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), Sitophilus oryzae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), and Rhyzopertha dominica (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) Adults. Journal of Economic Entomology. 109: 1936–1942.

  • Gautam, S. G., G. P. Opit, and E. Hosoda. 2016. Phosphine Resistance in Adult and Immature Life Stages of Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) and Plodia interpunctella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) Populations in California. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jee/tow221 

  • Gautam, S. G., G. P. Opit, J. S. Tebbets, D. Margosan, and S. Walse. 2015. Comparative egg morphology and chorionic ultrastructure of key stored-product insect pests. Annals of Entomological Society of America. 108: 43–56

  • G. O. Otitodun, G. P. Opit, S. I. Nwaubani, E. U. Okonkwo, and S. G. Gautam. 2015. Efficacy of Nigeria-derived diatomaceous earth, botanicals, and riverbed sand against Sitophilus oryzae (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Rhyzopertha dominica (F.) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) on Wheat. African Crop Science Journal. 23: 279–293

  • Gautam, S. G., G. P. Opit, J. S. Tebbets, and S. Walse. 2015.Efficacy of propylene oxide in combination with carbon dioxide against eggs of postharvest insect pests at normal atmospheric pressure, pp. 398–406.  In: Arthur, F.H, Kengkanpanich , R., Chayaprasert, W., Suthisut, D. (Eds.)Proceedings of the 11th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection, 24–28 Nov., Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • Konemann, C. E, G. P. Opit, S. G. Gautam, N. S. Bajracharya, and K. Shakya. 2015. Levels of phosphine resistance in rusty grain beetles, Cryptolestes ferrugineus (Stephens) (Coleoptera: Laemophloeidae), from stored wheat in Oklahoma, pp. 461–467. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection, 24–28 Nov., Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • Gautam, S. G. G. P. Opit. 2015. Phosphine resistance in eggs of Tribolium castaneum and Plodia interpunctella from almond storage facilities in the Central Valley of California, pp. 41–49. Proceedings of the International Organization for Biological and Integrated Control - West Palaearctic Region Section Working Group on Integrated Protection of Stored Products, June, Zagreb, Croatia. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin, Vol 111

  • Gautam, S. G., G. P. Opit and K. Shakya. 2015. Population growth and development of the psocid Liposcelis fusciceps (Psocoptera: Liposcelididae) at constant temperatures and relative humidities. Environmental Entomology. 45: 237–244.  DOI: 10.1093/ee/nvv148

  • Gautam, S. G., G. P. Opit, J. S. Tebbets, D. Margosan, and S. Walse. 2014. Egg morphology of key stored-product insect pests of U.S.A. Annals of Entomological Society of America. 107: 1–10

  • Opit, G. P., S. G. Gautam, S. Walse, and D. Margosan. 2014. Influence of egg morphology on ovicidal efficacy of fumigants, pp. 321–329. Proceedings of the International Organization for Biological and Integrated Control - West Palaearctic Region Section Working Group on Integrated Protection of Stored Products, July, Bordeaux, France. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin 82

  • Gautam S. G., G. P. Opit, K. L. Giles, and B. Adam. 2013.Weight losses and germination failure caused by psocids in different wheat varieties. Journal of Economic Entomology 106: 491–498

  • Gautam, S. G., G. P. Opit, and K. L. Giles. 2012. Effects of constant temperatures on reproductive parameters of the psocid Liposcelis rufa (Psocoptera: Liposcelididae). Entomology Ornithology Herpetology S1:002. doi:10.4172/2161-0983.S1–002

  • Aminatou, B. A., S. G. Gautam, G. P. Opit, J. Talley, and K. Shakya. 2011. Population growth and development of the psocid Liposcelis pearmani (Psocoptera: Liposcelididae) at constant temperatures and relative humidities. Environmental Entomology 40: 788–796

  • Opit, G. P., S. G. Gautam, B. A. Aminatou, and J. E. Throne. 2010.Ecological studies of the psocids Liposcelis brunnea, L. rufa, L. pearmani, and Lepinotus reticulatus, pp: 173–179. In: Carvalho, O.M, Fields, P.G., Adler, C.S., Arthur, F.H., Athanassiou, C.G., Campbell, J.F., Fleurat-Lessard, F., Flinn, P.W., Hodges, R.J., Isikber, A.A. Navarro, S., Noyes, R.T., Riudavets, J., Sinha, K.K., Thorpe, G.R., Timlick, B.H., Trematerra, P., White, N.D.G. (eds), Proceedings of the Tenth International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection, 27 June–2 July 2010, Estoril, Portugal, Julius-Kuhn-Archiv, Berlin, Germany

  • Gautam, S. G., G. P. Opit and K. L. Giles. 2010. Population growth and development of the psocid Liposcelis rufa (Psocoptera: Liposcelididae) at constant temperatures and relative humidities. Journal of Economic Entomology 103:1920–1928

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