2008-2015: Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Advised by Nicholas J. Mills
2004-2007: B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara
College of Creative Studies: Biology
Global Change Biology, Biological Control, Insect Ecology, Multitrophic Interactions, Marine Biology and Parasitology
Hopper J.V., P.D. Pratt, K.F. McCue, M. J. Pitcairn, P. J. Moran, and J. D. Madsen. 2017. Spatial and temporal variation of biological control agents associated with Eichhornia crassipes in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Biological Control. 111, 13-22.
Hopper J.V. and Mills N.J. 2016. Novel multitrophic interactions among an exotic, generalist herbivore, its host plants and resident enemies in California. Oecologia.182 (4), 1117-1128.
Hopper J.V., Huang W-F, Solter L.F., Mills N.J. 2016. Pathogenicity, morphology, and characterization of a Nosema fumiferanae isolate (Microsporidia: Nosematidae) from the light brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in California. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 134: 38-47.
Hopper J.V. and Mills N.J. 2016. Pathogenicity, prevalence and intensity of a microsporidian infection by Nosema fumiferanae postvittana in the light brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana, in California. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 134: 27–34.
Hopper J.V. and Mills N.J. 2015. Consequences of infanticide for a gregarious ectoparasitoid of leafroller larvae. Ecological Entomology 40: 461-470.
Hopper J.V., Kuris A.M., White C., Lorda J., Koch S.E., Hechinger R.F. 2014. Reduced parasite diversity and abundance in a marine whelk in its expanded geographic range. Journal of Biogeography 41: 1674–1684.
Hopper J.V., Nelson E.H., Daane K.M., Mills N.J. 2011. Growth, development and consumption by four syrphid species associated with the lettuce aphid, Nasonovia ribisnigri, in California. Biological Control 58: 271-276.
Hopper J.V., Poulin R., Thieltges D.W. 2008. Buffering role of the intertidal anemone Anthopleura aureoradiata in cercarial transmission from snails to crabs. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 367: 153-156.
2016-18 Delta Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, California Sea Grant: ~100K/year
2016 Mauro Martignoni Student Award, Society for Invertebrate Pathology: $1000
2014 Marc Dresden Travel Award, American Society of Parasitologists
2012-14 Robert and Peggy van den Bosch Memorial Scholarship
2012-13 Outstanding GSI award, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley
2012 Northern California Parasitologists Meeting Award- research presentation
2012 Lillian and Alex Feir Graduate Student Award – ESA research presentation
2008-09 NSF GRFP: Two Honorable Mentions
GSI for ESPM 50AC, Culture and Natural Resource Management, Summer 2015
GSI for ESPM 44, Biological Control, Fall 2014
GSI for ESPM 113, Insect Ecology, Spring 2014
GSI for ESPM 147, Field Entomology, Spring 2014
GSI for ESPM C107/IB 158LF, Biology and Geomorphology of Tropical Islands, Fall 2013
GSI for ES 100, Methods in Environmental Sciences, Spring 2013
GSI for Bio1B Field Section, Spring 2012