- Pennsylvania State University, 1997, Ph.D. Ecology, Advisor: Jack C. Schultz
- Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1990, B.S., 1993, M.S. Biology, Advisor: Sandra J. Newell
University of Chicago, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Mentor, Joy M. Bergelson
Wright State University, Environmental Sciences Ph.D. program
Wright State University, Department of Biological Sciences
Associate Professor (2004-2008)
Assistant Professor (1999-2004)
Work in my laboratory generally focuses on understanding the mechanistic basis and outcomes of the interaction of plants with their abiotic and biotic environment. A historical focus has been on induced plant responses to herbivores and pathogens and the ecology of invasive plants, insects, and microbes. Within this context, our interests range from highly mechanistic descriptions of constitutive and inducible plant defenses and their impacts on other species and plant fitness, to evolution of plant defenses, to community level impacts. We have extended our understanding of plant resistance mechanisms to understand invasiveness and impacts of plants like garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata). Recent efforts have focused on the lethal effects of this plant on native herbivores, like West Virginia White (Pieris virginiensis) and Falcate Orangetip (Anthocharis midea) butterflies, but we've also looked at fungal and microbial pathogens of this plant that appear to serve as natural biocontrols. Our interests have extended to the expression and role of plant defenses in woody plant ecology, including that of the invasive shrub, Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) and interactions between the invasive beetle, the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis), and its susceptible and resistant ash (Fraxinus) tree hosts. In 2014, we identified white fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) as a novel host of this beetle in North America, and are currently exploring the causes and consequences of this apparent host range expansion. Cultivated olive, Olea europea, is a current focus in that regard. We have worked experimentally with bacteria, fungi, insects, and plants, and use a variety of techniques including basic experimental greenhouse and field ecology techniques, as well as laboratory techniques including the extraction and analysis of plant defenses. Other general interests include prairies and old growth forests, big trees, and wild nature, in general.
Peterson, D., and D. Cipollini. 2021. Attack dynamics and impacts of emerald ash borer on wild white fringetree populations. Biological Invasions 24: 9-15.
Friedman, M.S., C.M. Rigsby, D. Cipollini. 2021 Light influences growth but not constitutive and jasmonate induced defenses relevant to emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) in white fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) and black ash (Fraxinus nigra). Journal of Chemical Ecology, 46: 1117–1130
Agerbirk, N. C.C. Hansen, C. Kiefer, T.P. Hauser, M. Ørgaard, C. Bruun Asmussen Lange, D. Cipollini, M.A. Koch. 2020. Comparison of glucosinolate diversity in the crucifer tribe Cardamineae and the remaining order Brassicales highlights repetitive evolutionary loss and gain of biosynthetic steps. Phytochemistry, 185, 112668.
Agerbirk N., C.C. Hansen, C.E. Olsen, C. Kiefer, T.P. Hauser, S. Christensen, K.R. Jensen, M. Ørgaard, D.I. Pattison, C. Bruun Asmussen Lange, D. Cipollini, M.A. Koch. 2020. Glucosinolate profiles and phylogeny in Barbarea compared to other tribe Cardamineae (Brassicaceae) and Reseda (Resedaceae), based on a library of ion trap HPLC-MS/MS spectra of reference desulfoglucosinolates. Phytochemistry, 185, 112658.
Bonello, P. Campbell, F.T., Cipollini, D., Conrad, A.O., et al. 2020. Invasive Tree Pests Devastate Ecosystems— A Proposed New Response Framework. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change ISSN: 2624-893X
Peterson, D. L., K. Boroczky, J. Tumlinson, and D. Cipollini. 2020. Ecological fitting: chemical profiles of plant hosts provide insights on selection cues and preferences for a major Buprestid pest. Phytochemistry 176: 112397 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phytochem.2020.112397
Peterson, D. L., B. Slager, A. Anulewicz, and D. Cipollini. 2020. Feeding, survival, and fecundity of adult emerald ash borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) on foliage of two novel hosts and implications for host range expansion. Environmental Entomology: 1- 7 https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvaa046
Ellison, E. A., D. L. Peterson, and D. Cipollini. 2020. The fate of ornamental white fringetree through the invasion wave of emerald ash borer and implications for novel host use by this beetle. Environmental Entomology 49: 489-495. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvaa018
Cipollini, D., Davis, S., Lieurance, D., Cipollini, K., & Bahn, V. (2020). Biogeographic variation in resistance of the invasive plant, Alliaria Petiolata, to a powdery mildew fungus and effect of resistance on competitive dynamics. Biological Invasions. 22: 1657– 1668
Peterson, D. L., and D. Cipollini. 2020. L Larval performance of a major forest pest on novel hosts and the effect of stressors. Environmental Entomology: 1-7 https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvz160
Weidenhamer JD1, Montgomery TM2, Cipollini DF3, Weston PA4, Mohney BK J Chem Ecol. 2019. Plant density and rhizosphere chemistry: Does marigold root exudate composition respond to intra- and interspecific competition? Journal of Chemical Ecology 45:525-533\
Woods, MJ, Roberson E., Cipollini D, and Rua MA. 2019. White-tailed deer and an invasive shrub facilitate faster carbon cycling in a forest ecosystem. Forest Ecology and Management. 488: 104-111.
Rigsby, C.M., Villari, C., Peterson, D.L., Herms, D.A., Bonello, P., and D. Cipollini.. 2018. Girdling increases survival and growth of emerald ash borer larvae on Manchurian ash. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, https://doi.org/10.1111/afe.12292
Cipollini, D. and D.L. Peterson. 2018. The potential for host switching via ecological fitting in the emerald ash borer-host plant system. Oecologia, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-018-4089-3
Rigsby, C.M., McCartney, N.B. Tumlinson, J.H., Herms, D.A., and D. Cipollini. 2017. Variation in the volatile profiles of black and Manchurian ash in relation to emerald ash borer oviposition preferences. Journal of Chemical Ecology 43:831-842 DOI 10.1007/s10886-017-0873-5
Cipollini, D., C.M. Rigsby, and D.L. Peterson. 2017. Feeding and development of emerald ash borer on cultivated olive, Olea europaea. Journal of Economic Entomology 110: 1935–1937
Peterson, D.L. and D. Cipollini, 2017. Distribution, predictors, and impacts of emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis, Coleoptera: Buprestidae) infestation of white fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus). Environmental Entomology 46: 50-57
Lombardero M.J., Ayres, M.P., Bonello, P. Cipollini, D., and D.A. Herms 2016. Effects of defoliation and site quality on growth and defenses of Pinus pinaster and P. radiata. Forest Ecology and Management 382-39-50.
Olsen CE, Huang XC, Hansen CI, Cipollini D, Ørgaard M, Matthes A, Geu-Flores F, Koch MA, Agerbirk N. 2016. Glucosinolate diversity within a phylogenetic framework of the tribe Cardamineae (Brassicaceae) unraveled with HPLC-MS/MS and NMR-based analytical distinction of 70 desulfoglucosinolates. Phytochemistry. 132:33-56. doi: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2016.09.013
Davis, S.L. and D. Cipollini. 2016. Range, genetic diversity, and future of the threatened butterfly, Pieris virginiensis. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 9: 506-516
Cipollini, K., Lavretsky, P., Cipollini, D. and J. Peters. 2016. Genetic population structure across the range of endangered northeastern bulrush, Scirpus ancistrochaetus. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 167-67-78.
Rigsby, C.M., Herms, D.A., Bonello, P., and D. Cipollini. 2016. Higher activities of defense-associated enzymes may contribute to greater resistance of Manchurian ash to emerald ash borer than a closely related and susceptible congener. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 42:782-792.
Thiemann, D., Lopez, V., Ray, A., and D. Cipollini. 2016. The history of attack and success of emerald ash borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) on white fringetree in Southwestern Ohio. Environmental Entomology: nvw073
Davis, S., and D. Cipollini. 2016. Evidence for use of Alliaria petiolata in North America by the European cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae" Psyche, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/9671506
Cipollini, D, and K. Cipollini. 2016. A review of garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) as an allelopathic plant. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 143: 339-348
Lieurance, D., S. Chakraborty, S. R. Whitehead, J. R. Powell, P. Bonello, M. D. Bowers, and D. Cipollini. 2015. Comparative herbivory rates and secondary metabolite profile in the leaves of native and non-native Lonicera species. Journal of Chemical Ecology 41: 1069-1079
Davis, S.L., T. Frisch, N. Bjarnholt, and D. Cipollini. 2015. How does garlic mustard lure and kill the West Virginia White butterfly? Journal of Chemical Ecology DOI: 10.1007/s10886 015-0633-3
Villari, C., D.A. Herms, J.G.A. Whitehill, D.F. Cipollini and P. Bonello 2015. Progress and gaps in understanding mechanisms of ash resistance to emerald ash borer, a model for wood boring insects that kill angiosperm trees. (Invited Tansley Review.). New Phytologist - DOI:10.1111/nph.13604.
Cipollini, D. and C.M. Rigsby. 2015. Incidence of infestation and larval success on emerald ash borer on white fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus), Chinese fringetree (Chionanthus retusus), and devilwood (Osmanthus americanus). Environmental Entomology DOI: 10.1093/ee/nvv112
Rigsby, C.M. Showalter, D.N., Herms, D.A., Koch, J.L., Bonello, P., and D. Cipollini. 2015. Physiological responses of emerald ash borer larvae to feeding on different ash species reveal putative resistance mechanisms and insect counter-adaptations. Journal of Insect Physiology, DOI: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2015.05.001
Cipollini, D. 2015. White fringetree, Chionanthus virginicus, as a novel larval host for emerald ash borer. Journal of Economic Entomology DOI: 10.1093/jee/tou026
Ali, J, Lieurance, D., and Cipollini, D. 2015. Soil biota affect growth and mycorrhizal infection of Impatiens capensis and alter the effects of rhizosphere extracts of Lonicera maackii. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, 142: 1-11, dx.doi.org/10.3159/TORREY-D-14-00009.1