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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
Email address

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

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: 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: 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: 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