Linda Hooper-BùiLinda M. Hooper-Bùi

Position: Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences


Bachelor's Degree(s): California State Univ. Long Beach. B.A. Biology. 1991.

Master's Degrees(s): University of California, Riverside. M.S. Entomology 1995.

Ph.D.(s): University of California, Riverside. Ph.D. Entomology 1998.

Biosketch: Biosketch of Linda M. Hooper-Bùi

Research Interests:

Community structure, niche theory, disturbance/disaster ecology and multi-stressors in ecosystems, climate change and sea-level rise, intricate details of basic biology about how insects and spiders survive stressors, food webs and nutrient dynamics – from large scale to minuscule.

Classes Taught:

Intro to Environmental Science

Conservation Biology (Fall)

Applied Ecology (Spring even years)

How to Write a Scientific Paper (Summer – McNair Scholars)

Ecosystem Ecology (in development stage)

Awards & Honors:

2012 Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America’s 2012 award for Distinguished Achievement in Teaching.

2004 Youth Service America State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Award

2001 Orkin Award for Excellence in Research

Recent Publications:

X Chen, BJ Adams, A Sabo, T Crupi, LM Hooper-Bùi. 2016. Ant Assemblages and Co-Occurrence Patterns in Cypress-Tupelo Swamp. Wetlands. p. 1-13. doi: 10.1007/s13157-016-0795-y.

LM Hooper-Bùi, ESC Kwok, BA Buchholz, MK Rust, DA Eastmond, JS Vogel. 2015. Insecticide Transfer Efficiency and Lethal Load in Argentine Ants. Nucl Instrum Methods Phys Res B. 15;361: 665-669.

Chen, X, BJ Adams, C Bergeron, LM Hooper-Bùi. 2015. Ant community structure and response to disturbances on coastal dunes of Gulf of Mexico. Insect Conservation 19:1. doi:10.1007/s10841-014-9722-9.

Pennings, S, B McCall, and LM Hooper-Bùi. 2014. Effects of oil spills on terrestrial arthropods in coastal wetlands. Bioscience. 64 (9): 789-795. doi: 10.1093/biosci/biu118.

Turner, RE, E Overton, B Meyer, S Miles, LM Hooper-Bùi. 2014. Changes in the concentration and relative abundance of alkanes and PAHs from the Deepwater Horizon oiling of coastal marshes. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 86: 291-297.

Hooper-Bùi, LM, NN Rabalais, AS Engel, RE Turner, G McClenachan, B Roberts, EB Overton, D Justic, K Strudivant, K Brown, J Conover. 2014. Key insights into the Coastal Effects of the Macondo Blowout from the Coastal Waters Consortium: A GoMRI Consortium. Proceedings of the International Oil Spill Commission. 2014 (1):604-617.

Chen, X, JA MacGown, BJ Adams, KA Parys, RM Strecker, and LM Hooper-Bùi. 2012. First record of Pyramica epinotalis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) for the United States. Psyche. Doi: 10.1155/2012/850893.

Wang, C., X Chen, LM. Hooper-Bùi, RM Strecker, Y Wen, T Ma, Z Sun, and X Wen. In press.How Do Groups of Red Imported Fire Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Feed on a Droplet of Sugar Water? Journal of Insect Science.

Turner, RE, E. Overton, B Meyer, S Miles, LM Hooper-Bùi, A Summers- Engel, E Swenson, J. Lee, C. Milan. 2014. Distribution and recovery trajectory of Macondo (Mississippi Canyon 252) oil in Louisiana coastal wetlands. Marine Pollution Bulletin.87(1-2):57-67.

Lach, L and L Hooper-Bùi. 2012. Chapter 15: Consequences of ant invasions. In Ant Ecology. Eds L Lach, C Parr, and K Abbott. Oxford University Press. p 261-286.

Chen, X, JA MacGown, BJ Adams, KA Parys, RM Strecker, and LM Hooper-Bùi. 2012. First record of Pyramica epinotalis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) for the United States. Psyche. Doi: 10.1155/2012/850893. 7 pages.

Lee, AH, and LM Hooper-Bùi. 2012. The origin and in situ identification of uncultured gut bacteria in fourth-instar larvae of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 59:27-48.

Adams, BJ, RM Strecker, LM Hooper-Bùi, and DM O’Brien. 2011. Raft formation by the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Journal of Insect Science 11:171 available online: 14 pages.

Aguillard, D, RM Strecker, LM Hooper-Bùi. 2011. Extraction of super colonies of crazy ants from soil and wood. Mid-South Entomologist. 4:53-56.

Papillion, AM, LM Hooper-Bùi, and RM Strecker. 2011. Flooding increases volume of venom sac in Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology. 57:301-308.

Adams, B. J., X. Chen and L. M. Hooper-Bùi. 2010. Odontomachus clarus Roger (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Reported in Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana Midsouth Entomologist. 3: 104-105.

Dash, ST. and L.M. Hooper-Bùi. 2008. Species diversity of ants in Louisiana. Annals Entomol. Soc. Amer. 101:1056-1066.

Valles, Steven, Charles Strong, David Oi, Sandford Porter, Roberto Pereira, Robert Vander Meer, Yoshifumi Hashimoto, Linda Hooper-Bùi, Hussein Sanchez-Arroyo, Tim Davis, Vedham Karpakakunjaram, Karen Vail, Fudd Graham, Juan Briano, Luis Calcaterra, Larry Gilbert, Rufina Ward, Kenneth Ward, Jason Oliver, GlennTaniguchi, David Thompson. 2008. Phenology, Distribution, and Host Specificity of Solenopsis invicta Virus. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 96:18-27.

Albert H. Lee, Claudia Husseneder, Linda Hooper-Bùi, 2008. Culture-independent identification of gut bacteria in fourth-instar red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, larvae. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, Volume 98, Issue 1, May 2008, Pages 20-33.

L.M. Hooper-Bùi, and A.M. Pranschke. 2006. Effect of fipronil and bifenthrin treatment zones on Solenopsis invicta Buren and other ant activity around Easter Bluebird, Sialia sialis L., nest boxes. Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology. 22: 87-98.

K. O’ Brien and L.M. Hooper-Bùi. 2005. Hunger in red imported fire ants and their behavioral response to two liquid bait products. Econ. Ent. 98:2153-2159.

B. Lafleur, L.M. Hooper-Bùi, E.P. Mumma, J.P. Geaghan. 2005. Soil fertility and plant growth in soils from pine forests and plantations: Effect of invasive red imported fire ants Solenopsis invicta (Buren). Pedobiologia. 49: 415-423.

L.M. Hooper-Bùi, M.K. Rust, and D.A. Reierson. 2004. Predation of the Endangered California Least Tern, Sterna antillarum browni (Mearns) by the southern fire ant, Solenopsis xyloni (McCook). Sociobiology. 43 (3): 401-418.

A.M. Pranschke, L.M. Hooper-Bùi, and B. Moser. 2003. Efficacy of Bifenthrin Treatment Zones against Red Imported Fire Ant. Journal of Economic Entomology. 96:98-105.

A.M. Pranschke and L.M. Hooper-Bùi. 2003. Influence of Abiotic Factors on Red Imported Fire Ant Mound Population Ratings in Louisiana. Environmental Entomology. 32:204-207.

L.M. Hooper-Bùi, A.G. Appel, and M.K. Rust. 2002. Preference of Food Particle Size among Several Urban Ant Species. Economic Entomology. 95:1222-1228.

L.M. Hooper-Bùi and M.K. Rust. 2001. Oral Toxicity of Hydramethylnon to Individual Workers and Queens of Argentine Ants, Linepithema humile. J. Pest Management Science (formerly Pesticide Science). 57:1011-1016.

R. Boulay and L.M. Hooper-Bùi. 2001. The Effect of Chlordimeform on the Foraging Activity of Red Imported Fire Ants, Solenopsis invicta (Buren) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 39:129-139.

R. Boulay and L.M. Hooper-Bùi. 2001. Oviposition and Oogenesis in Virgin Fire Ant Females Solenopsis invicta are Associated with a High Level of Dopamine in the Brain.. Physiological Entomology. 26: 294-299.

L.M. Hooper-Bùi and M.K. Rust. 2001. The Sex Ratios of the Southern Fire Ant, Solenopsis xyloni (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 37(1) 53-63.

L.M. Hooper-Bui and M.K. Rust. 2000. Oral Toxicity of Abamectin, Boric Acid, Fipronil, and Hydramethylnon to Groups of Workers and Queens of the Argentine Ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr) J. Econ. Entomol. 93(3): 858-864.

L.M. Hooper, M.K. Rust, and D.A. Reierson. 1998. Using Bait to Suppress the Southern Fire Ant on an Ecologically Sensitive Site (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology. 31(3): 283-289.

L.M. Hooper and M.K. Rust. 1998. Factors that Induce Emergence and Flight of Solenopsis xyloni (McCook) Alates. Sociobiology 32(1): 63-75.

L.M. Hooper and M.K. Rust. 1997. Food Preference and Patterns of Foraging Activity of the Southern Fire Ant, Solenopsis xyloni (McCook). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 90(2): 246-253.


Hooper-Bùi, LM. Gulf Science Sputters. The Scientist. 16 March 2011.

Hooper-Bùi, LM. Not Yet. 225 Magazine. 1 April 2011.

Foil, L.D, L.M. Hooper-Bùi, D. Colby, G. Gentry, W. Hilbun, C. Husseneder, L.M. Inmon, S. Johnson. 2010. Balancing benefits and damage from fire ants in pastures. Louisiana Agriculture. 53:32-33.

Hooper-Bùi, L.M. 2010. Op-Ed: A Gulf Science Blackout. NY Times. 24 August 2010.

Hooper-Bùi, L.M. 2010. Oil’s Stain on Science. The Scientist.

Hooper-Bui LM, and M Seymour. 2007. Leaf-cutting Ants: Miniature ‘Town’ Builders. Louisiana Agriculture. 50:18-19

Hooper-Bui. 2007. Community-wide control of Argentine ants in Louisiana. Louisiana Agriculture. 50:20-21.

Hooper-Bui, B. Wiltz, M. Seymour. and L. Womack. 2007. Fire ants in New Orleans post Katrina. Louisiana Agriculture. 50:22-23.

B.M. Drees, C.L. Barr, S.B. Vinson, R.E. Gold, M.E. Merchant, E. Brown, K. Engler, M. Keck, P. Nester, D. Kostroun, K. Flanders, F. Graham, D. Pollet, L.M. Hooper-Bùi, P. Beckley, P.M. Horton, T. Davis, W. Gardner, K. Loftin, K. Vail, R. Wright, W. Smith, D.C. Thompson, J. Kabashima, L. Blake, P. Koehler, D. Oi, A-M. Callcott. 2006. Managing fire ant in urban areas. 30 pages. Authors not listed in order of contribution.

C. Barr, T. Davis, K. Flanders, W. Smith, L.M. Hooper-Bùi, P. Koehler, K. Vail, W. Gardener, B. Drees, T. Fuchs. 2005. Broadcast Baits for Fire Ant Control.

L.M. Hooper-Bùi. 2005. Managing Argentine ants in Louisiana. Bug Biz. Pub No. 2916. 2 pages.

S.T. Dash, L.M. Hooper-Bùi, and M.A. Seymour. 2005. Pest Ants of Louisiana: A Guide to Their Identification, Biology, and Control. Pub No. 2915. LSU AgCenter 28 color pages.

M.A. Seymour and L.M. Hooper-Bùi. 2003. Fire on the Mound: A Study of the Life and Times of Louisiana’s Red Imported Fire Ant. The Louisiana Conservationist. May/June 2003. 3 Pages with 6 color photos.

L.M. Hooper-Bùi. 2001. Using Broadcast Granular Baits for Large-scale Fire Ant Management in Louisiana. In: Integrated Pest Management in the Southern Region. Edited by Bobby Pass† at University of Kentucky. P. 31-32.

L.M. Hooper-Bùi. Fire Ant Control in Urban Areas. Louisiana Agriculture (Spring 2001).Volume 44(2):6-8. /LouisianaAgriculture/agmag/toc_44_2.htm.