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Beatriz Nobua-Behrmann Ph.D.

Urban Forestry and Natural Resources Advisor
South Coast Research and Extension Center
7601 Irvine Blvd.
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 301-9182 Ext 1006
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South Coast Research & Extension Center
Los Angeles County



Ph.D. Biology, Universidad de Buenos Aires. 2014
B.S. Biological Sciences, Universidad de Buenos Aires. 2008


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Peer Reviewed

  • Rust, M.K.; Lee, C.-Y.; Park, H.E.; Campbell, K.; Choe, D.-H.; Sorensen, M.; Sutherland, A.; Hubble, C.; Nobua-Behrmann, B.; Kabashima, J.; al., et (2023). The Potential of Fluralaner as a Bait Toxicant to Control Pest Yellowjackets in California. Insects. 311, 14. https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4450/14/4/311
  • Nobua-Behrmann, B; Eskalen, A; Hishinuma, S; Lynch, S; Eatough-Jones, M; Kabashima, J (2023). UC IPM Pest Notes: Invasive Shothole Borers. UC ANR Publication 74179. Oakland, CA. https://ipm.ucanr.edu/PDF/PESTNOTES/pninvasiveshotholeborer.pdf
  • Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz; Oliver, Randall (2021). Invasive Shothole Borers - an Ongoing Threat to California's Trees. UC IPM Green Bulletin. 11:1, 3-5. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PDF/PUBS/greenbulletin.2021.summer.pdf?src=GBmailing
  • Shennan, Carol; Muramoto, Joji; Baird, Graeme; Zavatta, Margherita; Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz; Mazzola, Mark (2020). Effects of crop rotation, anaerobic soil disinfestation, and mustard seed meal on disease severity and organic strawberry production in California. Acta Horticulture. 1270, 63-70. 2020. https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2020.1270.7
  • Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz (2018). Managing Invasive Shot-Hole Borers in Southern California. UC IPM Green Bulletin. 8:2, 4-5. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=28508
  • Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz; Lopez de Casenave, Javier; Milesi, Fernando; Farji-Brener, Alejandro (2017). Coexisting in harsh environments: temperature-based foraging patterns of two desert leafcutter ants (Hymenoptera: Attini). Myrmecological News. 25, 41-49.
  • Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz; Lopez de Casenave, Javier; Milesi, Fernando; Pavan, Barbara (2013). Forager abundance and its relationship with colony activity level in three species of South American Pogonomyrmex harvester ants. Insectes Sociaux. 60, 243-249.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz; Hishinuma, Stacey; Lara, Ricky (2023). Emerald ash borer: a menace at our doorstep. Adviser Magazine. XXVI:3, 42-44. June 2023. https://capca.com/publication/adviser-magazine-june-2023/
  • Jetter, Karen; Hollander, Adam; Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz; Love, Natalie; Lynch, Shannon; Teach, Erika; Van Dorne, Natalie; Kabashima, John; Thorne, James (2022). Bioeconomic modeling of invasive species management in urban forests. Final Report - UC IPM ISHB Master Grant. https://ucanr.edu/sites/pshb/files/367604.pdf
  • Rust, Michael; Choe, Dong-Hwan; Sutherland, Andrew; Sorensen, Mary; Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz; Kabashima, John; Campbell, Kathleen; Hubble, Casey; Ho Eun, Park (2022). Controlling yellowjackets in urban recreational areas. Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Urban Pests.R. Bueno-Marí, T. Montalvo and W. Robinson. 45-48. https://www.icup.org.uk/media/humonick/3-rust-17-f-pp-45-48.pdf
  • Gonzales, Janis; Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz; Coerlla, Kim; Hishinuma, Stacy; Turner, Kevin; Scott, Tom; Barraza, Abigail; Nabors, Annika (2022). Goldspotted oak borer infested wood best management practices: BMPs to prevent the spread of GSOB through the movement of logs and firewood. https://ucanr.edu/sites/gsobinfo/files/377974.pdf
  • Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz; Shedden, Jennifer; Eskalen, Akif; Lynch, Shannon; Kabashima, John (2022). Integrated pest management techniques for the control of invasive shothole borers (Euwallacea Spp.) and Fusarium dieback in Platanus Spp. in Southern California - Final Report UC IPM Master Grant.
  • Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz; Oliver, Randall (2022). Invasive Shothole Borers Threaten California’s Urban Forests. UC IPM Home & Garden Pest Newsletter. UC IPM. 2:1, 1-3. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PDF/PUBS/Spring_2022_home-garden-pest-newsletter.pdf
  • Holmquist, Heidi; Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz; Gonzales, Janis (2022). Invasive tree pests. Beware of this costly triple threat.
  • Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz (2022). Participatory science project helps protect Southern California trees from invasive beetles. UC Delivers. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=55191
  • Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz (2022). Protect Urban Trees from Invasive Shothole Borers. NAISMA (North America Invasive Species Management Association) blog. https://naisma.org/2022/05/02/protect-urban-trees-from-invasive-shothole-borers/
  • Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz; Oliver, Randall; Vasilis, Hannah (2022). Three preferred host trees of invasive shothole borers.
  • Ewing, Curtis; Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz; Oliver, Randall; Dimson, Monica; Kabashima, John (2021). Alerta de Plagas: Barrenador mediterráneo del roble (Xyleborus monographus). https://ucanr.edu/sites/mobpc/files/357070.pdf
  • Oliver, Randall; Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz; Dimson, Monica; Kabashima, John; Eskalen, Akif; Gonzales, Janis (2021). Escarabajos Barrenadores invasores y Marchitez por Fusariosis: Aviso a los residentes de California.
  • Oliver, Randall; Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz; Dimson, Monica; Kabashima, John; Eskalen, Akif; Gonzales, Janis (2021). Invasive Shothole Borers and Fusarium Dieback Homeowners Advisory. 04/2021. https://ucanr.edu/sites/pshb/files/348589.pdf
  • Eskalen, Akif; Lynch, Shannon; Ewing, Curtis; Brown, Albre; Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz; Oliver, Randall (2020). Invasive shot hole borers + Fusarium dieback: How to sample a suspect tree. December 2020. https://ucanr.edu/sites/pshb/files/204933.pdf
  • Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz; Dimson, Monica; Kabashima, John; Oliver, Randall (2020). Invasive shot-hole borers - Symptoms of infestation. Spanish-English bilingual handout.
  • Dimson, Monica; Kabashima, John; Eskalen, Akif; Gonzales, Janis; Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz (2020). Los Escarabajos Barrenadores Invasores + Marchitez por Fusariosis: Una devastadora amenaza para los árboles en California.
  • Ewing, Curtis; Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz; Oliver, Randall; Dimson, Monica; Kabashima, John (2020). Pest Alert – Mediterranean Oak Borer (Xyleborus monographus).
  • Nobua Behrmann, Beatriz; Dimson, Monica; Lynch, Shannon; Kabashima, John; Eskalen, Akif (2019). FD–ISHB Management Matrix - Infested Urban and Peri-urban Forest.
  • Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz; Kabashima, John (2018). Invasive Shot-Hole Borers and Fusarium Dieback: how to deal with the beetles and the tree killing fungi they vector. Parks and Rec Business magazine. December 2018, 44-47. https://www.parksandrecbusiness.com/articles/2018/12/invasive-shot-hole-borers-and-fusarium-dieback
  • Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz (2018). Invasive Shot-Hole Borers: Tree-killing invasive beetles that hitchhike on infested wood. The Garden Beet. http://mgorange.ucanr.edu/files/284970.pdf
  • Choe, Dong-Hwan; Campbell, Kathleen; Rust, Michael; Kabashima, John; Nobua-Behrmann, Beatriz (2017). Use of hydrogel matrix and metaflumizone for western yellowjacket baiting program at Irvine Regional Park.

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