Catherine Loudon (UCI)

Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology



Shaffer, J. F., S. E. Schriner, C. Loudon, S. J. Dacanay, U. Alam, J. V. Dang, N. Aguilar-Roca, P. Kadandale, and B. K. Sato. 2018. Impacts of physiology prerequisites on future anatomy and physiology courses. Human Anatomy and Physiology Society Educator22(3): 199-207. [link to pdf]

Loudon, C. and A. Macias-Muñoz. 2018. Item statistics derived from 3-option versions of multiple-choice questions are usually as robust as 4- or 5-option versions: implications for exam design.  Advances in Physiology Education 42: 565-575.[link to pdf]

Bustamante Jr., J., J. F. Panzarino, T. J. Rupert, and C. Loudon. 2017. Forces to pierce cuticle of tarsi and material properties determined by nanoindentation: The Achilles’ heel of bed bugs. Biology Open 6(10), 1-11 DOI:10.1242/bio.028381. [link to pdf]

Loudon, C. 2017. Rapid killing of bed bugs (Cimex lectularius L.) on surfaces using heat: application to luggage. Pest Management Science DOI: 10.1002/ps.4409. [link to pdf]

Loudon, C., J. Bustamante Jr., D. W. Kellogg. 2014. Cricket antennae shorten when bending (Acheta domesticus L.) Frontiers in Invertebrate Physiology 10.3389/fphys.2014.00242 [link to pdf]

Szyndler, M.W., K. F. Haynes, M. F. Potter, R. M. Corn, and C. Loudon. 2013. Entrapment of bed bugs by leaf trichomes inspires microfabrication of biomimetic surfaces. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 10: 20130174. [link to pdf]

Loudon, C., E.C. Davis-Berg and J. T. Botz. 2012. A laboratory exercise using a physical model for demonstrating countercurrent heat exchange. Advances in Physiological Education. 36:58-62. [link to pdf]

Feldlaufer, Mark and C. Loudon. 2011. Undesirable Dispersal of Eggs and Early-Stage Nymphs of the Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) by Static Electricity and Air Currents. Journal of Entomological Science 46(2): 169-170. [link to pdf]

Loudon, C. 2009. Antennae. in Encyclopedia of Insects (Resh, V. H. and R. Cardé, eds.) pp. 21-23. Second Edition. Elsevier, Academic Press Inc. San Diego, CA. [link to pdf]

Miller, G. L., C. Loudon, and S. Freed. 2007. Position around a tree: consequences for pheromone detection. Journal of Chemical Ecology 33(3): 525-539. [link to pdf]

Bau, J., K. A. Justus, C. Loudon, and R. T. Cardé. 2005. Electroantennographic resolution of pulsed pheromone plumes in two species of moths with bipectinate antennae. Chemical Senses 30: 1-10. [link to pdf]

Breed, M. and C. Loudon. 2005. Mechanical properties of arthropod structures: engineering the future. American Entomologist 51(1): 30. [link to pdf]

Loudon, C. 2005. Flexural stiffness of insect antennae. American Entomologist 51(1): 48-49. [link to pdf]

Loudon, C. and E. C. Davis. 2005. Divergence of streamlines approaching a pectinate antenna: consequences for chemoreception. Journal of Chemical Ecology 31(1): 1-13. [link to pdf]

Loudon, C. 2003. Antennae. in Encyclopedia of Insects (Resh, V. H. and R. Cardé, eds.) pp. 26-28. Elsevier Science, Academic Press, Inc. San Diego, CA. [link to pdf]

Botz, J. T., C. Loudon, J. B. Barger, J. S. Olafsen and D. W. Steeples. 2003. Effects of slope and particle size on ant locomotion: implications for choice of substrate by antlions. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 76: 426-435. [link to pdf]

Loudon, C. 2003. The biomechanical design of an insect antenna as an odor capture device. pp. 609-630 in Insect Pheromone Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: The Biosynthesis and Detection of Pheromones and Plant Volatiles (Blomquist, G. J. and R. G. Vogt, eds.). Elsevier Academic Press: New York, NY. [link to pdf]

Loudon, C. and J. Zhang. 2002. Measuring drag without a force transducer: a terminal velocity assay. Functional Ecology 16: 268-272. [link to pdf]

Loudon, C. and M. A. R. Koehl. 2000. Sniffing by a silkworm moth: wing fanning enhances air penetration through and pheromone interception by antennae. Journal of Experimental Biology 203: 2977-2990. [selected for “Editor’s Choice,” Science, Sept. 22, 2000, vol. 289 p. 2007] [link to pdf]

Loudon, C. 1999. How is fluid mechanics taught to biologists? Proceedings of the 3rd ASME/JSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference FEDSM99-6828:1-5. [link to pdf]

Loudon, C. and K. McCulloh. 1999. Application of the Hagen-Poiseuille equation to fluid feeding through short tubes. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 92(1): 153-158. [link to pdf]

Loudon, C. and A. Tordesillas. 1998. The use of the dimensionless Womersley number to characterize the unsteady nature of internal flow. Journal of Theoretical Biology 191: 63-78. [link to pdf]

Loudon, C. 1995. Insect morphology above the molecular level: Biomechanics. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 88: 1-4. [link to pdf]

Loudon, C., B. Best, and M. A. R. Koehl. 1994. When does motion relative to neighboring surfaces alter the flow through arrays of hairs? Journal of Experimental Biology 193: 233-254. [link to pdf]

Loudon, C. and D. N. Alstad. 1993. Mechanical analysis of particle capture by rectangular-mesh nets. in Fluid Dynamics in Biology, Proceedings of an AMS-IMS-SIAM Joint Summer Research Conference July 6-12, 1991 (Cheer, A. Y. and C. P. van Dam, eds.) Contemporary Mathematics 141: 123-134. [link to pdf]

Loudon, C. and D. N. Alstad. 1992. Architectural plasticity in net construction by individual caddisfly larvae (Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 70: 1166-1172. [link to pdf]

Loudon, C. 1990. Empirical test of filtering theory: Particle capture by rectangular-mesh nets. Limnology and Oceanography 35(1): 143-148. [link to pdf]

Loudon, C. and D. N. Alstad. 1990. Theoretical mechanics of particle capture: Predictions for hydropsychid caddisfly distributional ecology. American Naturalist 135(3): 360-381. [link to pdf]

Loudon, C. 1989. Tracheal hypertrophy in mealworms: Design and plasticity in oxygen supply systems. Journal of Experimental Biology 147: 217-235. [link to pdf]

Loudon, C. 1988. Development of Tenebrio molitor in low oxygen levels. Journal of Insect Physiology 34(2): 97-103. [link to pdf]

Rudolph, S. and C. Loudon. 1986. Load size selection by workers of the leafcutter ant (Atta cephalotes). Ecological Entomology 11: 401-410. [link to pdf]

Vogel, S. and C. Loudon. 1985. Fluid mechanics of the thallus of an intertidal red alga, Halosaccion glandiforme. Biological Bulletin (Woods Hole) 168: 161-174. [link to pdf]

Scheltema, R.S., I.P. Williams, M.A. Shaw, and C. Loudon. 1981. Gregarious settlement by the larvae of Hydroides dianthus (Polychaeta; Serpulidae). Marine Ecology Progress Series 5: 69-74. [link to pdf]


PUBLICATIONS – invited book reviews

Loudon, C. 2003. Six legs of one, half a dozen of the other. BioScience 53(10): 1006-1007. [review of Klowden, M. J. 2002. Physiological Systems in Insects. Academic Press: San Diego, CA and Nation, J. L. 2002. Insect Physiology and Biochemistry. CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL.]

Loudon, C. 1997. Warming up with cold insects. Ecology 78: 2271-2272.
[review of Heinrich, B. 1996. The Thermal Warriors: Strategies of Insect Survival. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. 221 pp.]