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One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
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Rachel Arango
Rachel Arango

Rachel Arango

Durability and Wood Protection Research
Unit: FPL-4723
Research Entomologist
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI
United States
53726-2398

Phone: 608-231-9573
rarango@fs.fed.us

Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Phd Entomology , 2016
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Masters Entomology , 2009
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bachelor Of Arts Biological Aspects of Conservation , 2004

Below are the 48 US Forest Service publications sorted by year. You may re-sort the list by: Title, Date Posted, Category, Publication or Year.

Publication Year: 2018
 
Title: Increasing durability of mass timber products in interior applications
Source: Research In Progress FPL-RIP-4723-037. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 2 p.
Author(s) Nejad, Mojgan; Ohno, Katie, M.; Arango, Rachel
Year: 2018   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2017
 
Title: Evaluating the role of Actinobacteria in the gut of wood-feeding termites (Reticulitermes spp.)
Source: In: The International Research Group on Wood Protection, Section 1, Biology: Paper prepared for the IRG48 Scientific Conference on Wood Protection. Ghent, Belgium: 4-8.
Author(s) Arango, Rachel A.; Green III, Frederick; Yang, Vina W.; Lindholm, Joliene R.; Chotlos, Nathaniel P.; Raffa, Kenneth F.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Evaluation of nonpressure wood preservatives for military applications
Source: Res. Pap. FPL-RP-693. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 32 p.
Author(s) Lebow, Stan T.; Zelinka, Samuel L.; Arango, Rachel A.; Woodward, Bessie M.; Lebow, Patricia K.; Ohno, Katie M.; Chotlos, Nathaniel P.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Variation in natural durability of seven Eucalyptus grandis x Eucalyptus urophylla hybrid clones
Source: Forest Products Journal. 67(3/4): 230-235.
Author(s) Franca, F.J.N.; Franca, T.S.F.A.; Arango, R.A; Woodward, B.M.; Vidaurre, G.B.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2016
 
Title: Antimicrobial activity of actinobacteria isolated from the guts of subterranean termites
Source: Environmental Entomology
Author(s) Arango, Rachel; Carlson, C. M.; Currie, C. R.; McDonald, B. R.; Book, A. J.; Green, Frederick; Raffa, K. F.; Lebow, N.K.
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Beetles (Coleoptera) of Peru: a survey of the families
Source: Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society. 89(3): 249-252.
Author(s) Arango, Rachel A.; Chaboo, Caroline S.
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Cold tolerance adaptations in the Eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes
Source: fplrip-4723-025-UW-Arango-Schoville
Author(s) Arango, Rachel; Schoville, Sean
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Evaluating the effects of post dip-treatment laser marking on resistance to feeding by subterranean termites
Source: Proceedings IRG Annual Meeting (ISSN 2000-8953) 2016 The International Research Group on Wood Protection; IRG/WP 16-10854 THE INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH GROUP ON WOOD PROTECTION; Section 1 Biology...
Author(s) Arango, Rachel A.; Woodward, Bessie; Lebow, Stan
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Natural resistance of plantation grown African mahogany (Khaya ivorensis and Khaya senegalensis) from Brazil to wood-rot fungi and subterranean termites
Source: International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation. 107 (2016): 88-91.
Author(s) França, Tâmara Suely Filgueira Amorim; França, Frederico José Nistal; Arango, Rachel A.; Woodward, Bessie M.; Arantes, Marina Donária Chaves
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2015
 
Title: Cellulose Nanocrystal Entrapment of Benzalkonium Chloride in Southern Pine: Biological, Chemical, and Physical Properties
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Paper, FPL-RP-680, 2015; 10 p.
Author(s) Clausen, Carol A.; Yang, Vina W.; Arango, Rachel A.; Hasburgh, Laura E.; Lebow, Patricia K.; Reiner, Richard S.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Efficacy of alternatives to zinc naphthenate for dip treatment of wood packaging materials
Source: International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation
Author(s) Lebow, Stan; Arango, Rachel; Woodward, Bessie; Lebow, Patricia; Ohno, Katie
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Fifty-Year Durability Evaluation of Posts Treated with Industrial Wood Preservatives
Source: Forest Products Journal
Author(s) Lebow, Stan T.; Lebow, Patricia; Woodward, Bessie; Kirker, Grant T.; Arango, Rachel
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: First Record of the Arid-Land Termite Reticulitermes tibialis Banks, in Wisconsin
Source: THE GREAT LAKES ENTOMOLOGIST Volume 48, Number 1 - 2, 2015; pp. 98-99.
Author(s) Arango, Rachel A.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Genetic Analysis of Termite Colonies in Wisconsin
Source: ENVIRONMENTAL ENTOMOLOGY Volume 44, Number 3, 2015; pp. 890-897.
Author(s) Arango, R.A.; Marschalek, D.A.; Green III, F.; Raffa, K.F.; Berres, M.E.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Remote sensing for detection of termite infestations—Proof of Concept
Source: Proceedings IRG Annual Meeting (ISSN 2000-8953) 2015. The International Research Group on Wood Protection IRG/WP 15-10846; 2015; 11 p.
Author(s) Green III, Frederick; Arango, Rachel A.; Boardman, Charles R.; Bourne, Keith J.; Hermanson, John C.; Munson, Robert A.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2014
 
Title: Changes in bacterial gut community of Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) and Reticulitermes tibialis Banks after feeding on termiticidal bait material
Source: The International Research Group on wood Protection, Section 1, Biology, IRG/WP 14-10819, 2014; pp. 2-10.
Author(s) Arango, Rachel A.; Green III, Frederick; Raffa, Kenneth F.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Is there a role for termite alates in colony expansion in Wisconsin?
Source: The International Research Group on Wood Protection, section 1, Biology, IRG/WP 14-10820, 2014; pp. 2-10.
Author(s) Green III, Frederick; Arango, Rachel A.; Esenther, Glenn R.; Shelton, Thomas G.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Mechanisms of Termite Spread in Wisconsin and Potential Consequences as a Result of Changing Climate Trends
Source: Proceedings of the 109th American Wood Protection Association, April 28-May 1, 2013; Honolulu, Hawaii: 109: 2014; pp. 111-114.
Author(s) Arango, R. A.; Green, F. III; Esenther, G.R.; Marschalek, D.A.; Berres, M.E.; Raffa, K.F.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2013
 
Title: Synergy of Diflubenzuron Baiting and NHA Dusting on Mortality of Reticulitermes flavipes
Source: In: Proceedings of 109th AMERICAN WOOD PROTECTION ASSOCIATION, April 28-May 1, 2013; pp. 156-160.
Author(s) Green, F. III; Arango, R.A.; Esenther, G.R.; Rojas, M.G.; Morales-Ramos, J.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: The role of extractives in naturally durable wood species
Source: Biodeterioration & Biodegradation , 82 (2013) pp. 53-58.
Author(s) Kirker, G.T.; Blodgett, A.B.; Arango, R.A.; Lebow, P.K.; Clausen, C.A.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2012
 
Title: Biological performance of Liquidambar orientalis Mill. heartwood
Source: Biodeterioration & Biodegradation , 75 (2012). pp. 104-108.
Author(s) Terzi, Evren; Kartal, S. Nami; Ibáñez, Claudia Marcela; Köse, Coþkun; Arango, Rachel; Clausen, Carol A.; Green III, Frederick.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Death-Watch and Spider Beetles of Wisconsin—Coleoptera: Ptinidae
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-209, 164 p.
Author(s) Arango, Rachel A.; Young, Daniel K.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Preliminary evaluation of storax and its constituents: Fungal decay mold and termite resistance
Source: International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 70 (2012) 47-54; 2012
Author(s) Kartal, S. Nami; Terzi, Evren; Yoshimura, Tsuyoshi; Arango, Rachel; Clausen, Carol A.; Green III, Frederick
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2011
 
Title: NHA Choice test : Feeding Dilemma for Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar)
Source: In: The international research group on wood protection, Section 1, Biology, IRG/WP 11-10746, 2011
Author(s) Green II, F.; Kartal, S. Nami; Lebow, Patrica K.; Arango, Rachel A.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: The role of particle size of particulate nano-zinc oxide wood preservatives on termite mortality and leach resistance
Source: Nanoscale Research Letters 2011, 6:465. doi:10.1186/1556-276X-6-465; 2011
Author(s) Clausen, Carol A; Kartal, Nami S; Arango, Rachel A; Green III, Frederick
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2010
 
Title: Decay and termite resistance, water absorption and swelling of thermally compressed wood panels
Source: International Biodeterioration &. Biodegradation 63 (2009) 548-552; 2010
Author(s) Unsal, Oner; Kartal, S. Nami; Candan, Zeki; Arango, Rachel A.; Clausen, Carol A.; Green III, Frederick
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Field Testing of the Experimental Wood Preservative N'N-naphtaloylhydroxylamine: Five and Eight Years Results
Source: In: Proceedings One Hundred Sixth Annual Meeting of the American Wood Protection Association, Hyatt Regency Riverfront, Savannah, Georgia, May 23-25, 2010, pp. 192-196; 2010
Author(s) Green, III, Frederick; Arango, Rachel A.; Lebow, Stan T.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Invasive Soil Organisms and Their Effects on Belowground Processes
Source: In: US Forest Service Research and Development, Gen. Tech. Report, WO-79/83, May 2010
Author(s) Lilleskov, Erik; Callaham, Mac A.; Pouyat, Richard; Smith, Jane E.; Castellano, Micheal; Gonzalez, Grizelle; Lodge, D. Jean; Arango, Rachel; Green Frederick
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Invasive soil organisms and their effects on belowground processes
Source: In: Dix, Mary Ellen; Britton, Kerry, editors. A dynamic invasive species research vision: Opportunities and priorities 2009-29. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-79/83. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Research and Development: 67-83
Author(s) Lilleskov, Erik; Callaham, Jr. Mac A.; Pouyat, Richard; Smith, Jane E.; Castellano, Michael; Gonzalez, Grizelle; Lodge, D. Jean; Arango, Rachel; Green, Frederick.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Observations on colony collapse in Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) in laboratory and field settings in Wisconsin
Source: From IRG CD titled 41st iRG Biarritz, May 9-13, 2010 in the 41st annual meeting of the International Research Group on Wood Protection; pp.
Author(s) Green III, Frederick; Arango, Rachel A.; Esenther, Glenn R.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Stake Tests of Northeastern Species Treated with Copper-based Preservatives: Five-Year Results
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Note FPL-RN-0314
Author(s) Stan T. Lebow; Bessie M. Woodward; Steven A. Halverson; Rachel Arango
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2009
 
Title: A NEW SPECIES OF NEARCTIC ERNOBIUS THOMSON (COLEOPTERA:PTINIDAE:ERNOBIINAE) FROM WISCONSIN
Source: The Coleopterists Bulletin, 63(3): 353-356. 2009.
Author(s) Arango, Rachel A.
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Community-wide suppression of R. flavipes from Endeavor, Wisconsin - Search for the Holy Grail
Source: IRG2009, BEIJING CHINA, THE 40th ANNUAL MEETING OF INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH GROUP ON WOOD PROTECTION, IRG/WP 08-10674, Section 1, Biology, pp. 2-10; 2009
Author(s) Green, Fredrick III; Arango, Rachel A.; Esenther, Glenn R.
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Correlation between oxalic acid production and tolerance of Tyromyces palustris strain TYP-6137 to N',N-naphthaloylhydroxamine
Source: International biodeterioration & biodegradation. Vol. 63, no. 1 (Jan. 2009): pages 46-51.
Author(s) Arango, Rachel A.; Lebow, Patricia K.; Green, Frederick III.
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Feasibility of Nanozinc Oxide as a Wood Preservative
Source: In: Proceedings One Hundred fifth annual meeting of the American Wood Protection Association, Hyatt Regency Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas; April 19-21, 2009 Volume 105, pp. 255-260, 2009
Author(s) Clausen, Carol A.; Yang, Vina W.; Arango, Rachel A.; Green, Federick III
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2008
 
Title: Preliminary investigation of biological resistance, water absorption and swelling of thermally compressed pine wood panels
Source: IRG/WP ; 08-40396. Stockholm, Sweden : IRG Secretariat, 2008: 11 pages
Author(s) Unsal, Oner; Kartal, S. Nami; Candan, Zeki; Arango, Rachel; Clausen, Carol A.; Green, Frederick
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Transfer of termiticidal dust compounds and their effects on symbiotic protozoa of Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar)
Source: IRG/WP ; 08-10661. Stockholm, Sweden : IRG Secretariat, 2008: 9 pages
Author(s) Green, Frederick; Arango, Rachel A.; Esenther, Glenn R.
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2007
 
Title: Feasibility study for eradication of Reticulitermes flavipes from Endeavor, Wisconsin
Source: Wood Protection 2006 : March 21-23, 2006 ... New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society, c2007: ISBN: 1892529483: pages 363-366.
Author(s) Arango, Rachel A.; Green, Frederick
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Firewood--Transport, Insects, Storage
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Techlines, 2007
Author(s) Arango, R.A.
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Seasonal response of feeding, differentiation, and growth in the eastern subterranean termite Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) in Wisconsin
Source: IRG/WP 07-10604. Stockholm, Sweden : IRG Secretariat, 2007: 9 pages
Author(s) Arango, Rachel Ann; Green, Frederick; Esenther, Glenn R.
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Wood protection by commercial silver formulations against Eastern subterranean termites
Source: IRG/WP ; 07-30422. Stockholm, Sweden : IRG Secretariat, 2007: 6 Pages
Author(s) Green, Frederick; Arango, Rachel Ann
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2006
 
Title: Detecting and identifying termites in a structure
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Techlines, 2006
Author(s) Arango, Rachel; Green, Frederick
Year: 2006   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Detecting and Idetifying Termites in a Structure
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Techlines, 2006
Author(s) Arango, R.A.; Green, F.; Hintz, K
Year: 2006   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Natural durability of tropical and native woods against termite damage by Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar)
Source: International biodeterioration & biodegradation. Vol. 57 (2006): pages 146-150
Author(s) Arango, Rachel A.; Green, Frederick; Hintz, Kristina; Lebow, Patricia K.; Miller, Regis B.
Year: 2006   view abstract, download publication »
Title: The role of oxalic acid in tolerance to N'N-napthaloylhydroxylamine in Tyromyces palustris
Source: Stockholm, Sweden : IRG Secretariat, 2006: IRG/WP ; 06-10584: [8] pages
Author(s) Arango, R.A.; Clausen, C.A.; Green, Frederick
Year: 2006   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2005
 
Title: Unique preservative tolerance in Tyromyces palustris
Source: IAWPS 2005 : 50th Anniversary of the Japan Wood Research Society : International Symposium on Wood Science and Technology : Pacifico Yokohama, Japan, November 27-30, 2005 : oral presentations. Pacifico Yokohama, Japan : Japan Wood Research Society, 2005:
Author(s) Green, Frederick; Arango, Rachel A.; Clausen, Carol A.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2004
 
Title: An investigation into the potential of ionic silver as a wood preservative
Source: Proceedings from the Woodframe Housing Durability and Disaster Issues Conference : October 4-6, 2004 ... Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society, 2004: Pages 133-145.
Author(s) Dorau, Benjamin; Arango, Rachel; Green, Frederick
Year: 2004   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Evaluating the natural durability of native and tropical wood species against Reticulitermes flavipes
Source: IRG documents 2004: IRG 35, 6-10 June 2004, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Stockholm,Sweden: IRG Secretariat, 2004: [10] pages
Author(s) Arango, R.A.; Green, F.; Hintz, K.; Miller, R.B.
Year: 2004   view abstract, download publication »
 
Publication Year: 2015
Sequential vacuum treatment of southern pine with naturally occurring cellulose nanocrystals followed by biocide demonstrated penetration of wood before agglomeration occurred (left), but reversing the treatment sequence resulted in agglomeration on the surface of southern pine (right). USDA Forest Service
Highlight ID: 602
Cellulose Nanocrystals Chemically Entrap Biocide in Wood

Forest Service scientists evaluated naturally occurring cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) that are reported to have unique chemical properties and impart high strength were evaluated for the potential to improve durability of wood. CNC were shown to penet ...

 
Publication Year: 2010

Highlight ID: 186
Identification of economically significant death-watch and spider beetles in Wisconsin

Two widely distributed beetle families, the death-watch (Anobiidae) and spider beetles (Ptinidae), include a number of economically significant species which cause damage to wooden materials and/or stored products. Distribution and abundance of sever ...

Termites dusted with N
Highlight ID: 155
Termite Eradication: A search for the Holy Grail

Regarding Wisconsin termines, laboratory tests were initiated to evaluate transfer of a number of different dusting compounds to un-dusted colony mates with varied results. ...

TitleDate Posted
map for termite distributionTermites of the Frozen Tundra:

One look at our snowy landscape in Wisconsin and it would be easy to assume termites couldn't survive here. These wood-destroying critters are a common concern for people living in warmer climates, but amazingly, certain species of subterranean termites have been introduced and become established in...

12-07-2016

Amy-B--Rachel-A--Bessie-W(1)Looking into the Future of Wood Preservation

Carol Clausen and her group are serious about wood as a sustainable and versatile building material. Here Amy Blodgett, Rachel Arango, and Bessie Woodword check soil block samples in their ongoing research...

07-29-2014