Linda Bui headshotLinda M. Hooper-Bùi

Position: Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences


Bachelor's Degree(s): California State Univ. Long Beach. B.A. Biology. 1991.

Master's Degrees(s): University of California, Riverside. M.S. Entomology 1995.

Ph.D.(s): University of California, Riverside. Ph.D. Entomology 1998.

Biosketch: Biosketch of Linda M. Hooper-Bùi

Research Interests

Community structure, niche theory, disturbance/disaster ecology and multi-stressors in ecosystems, climate change and sea-level rise, intricate details of basic biology about how insects and spiders survive stressors, food webs and nutrient dynamics – from large scale to minuscule.

Classes Taught

Intro to Environmental Science

Conservation Biology (Fall)

Applied Ecology (Spring even years)

How to Write a Scientific Paper (Summer – McNair Scholars)

Ecosystem Ecology (in development stage)

Awards & Honors

2012 Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America’s 2012 award for Distinguished Achievement in Teaching.

2004 Youth Service America State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Award

2001 Orkin Award for Excellence in Research

Recent Publications

Callicott, K., Hooper-Bui, L. M. (2019). An investigation of environmental concentrations of atrazine, chlorothalonil, and fipronil in a Mississippi River-influenced marsh in southern Louisiana. MICROCHEMICAL JOURNAL, 146, 1241-1248.

Qin, W., Chen, X., Hooper-Bui, L. M., Cai, J., Wang, L., Sun, Z., Wen, X., Wang, C. (2019). Food-burying behavior in red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). PEERJ, 7.

Snyder, B. F., Hooper-Bui, L. M. (2018). A Teachable Moment: The Relevance of Ethics and the Limits of Science. BioScience, bix165.

Sokolov, I., Chen, X., Strecker, R. M., Hooper-Bui, L. M. (2018). An Annotated List of Auchenorrhyncha and Heteroptera Collected in the Coastal Salt Marshes of the Mississippi Delta in Louisiana. Psyche.

Bam, W., Hooper-Bui, L. M., Strecker, R. M., Adhikari, P. L., Overton, E. B. (2018). Coupled effects of oil spill and hurricane on saltmarsh terrestrial arthropods. PLOS ONE, 13(4).

Wang, C., Chen, X., Hooper-Bui, L. M., Strecker, R., Wen, Y.-Z., Qin, W.-Q., Ma, T., Sun, Z.-H., Chen, X.-Y., Wen, X.-J. (2018). How do groups of red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) feed on a droplet of sugar water? INSECT SCIENCE, 25(3), 499-507.

Adams, B. J., Chen, X., Strecker, R., Hooper-Bui, L. M. (2017). A comparison of two insect collection techniques in oiled and non-oiled salt marshes in Louisiana. Florida Entomologist, 100(2), 366-371.

Chen, X., Adams, B., Layne, M., Swarzenski, C., Norris, D., Hooper-Bui, L. M. (2017). Effects of isolation on ant assemblages depend on microhabitat. ECOSPHERE, 8(12).

Olin, J. A., Burns, Christine M. Bergeon, Woltmann, S., Taylor, S. S., Stouffer, P. C., Bam, W., Hooper-Bui, L. M., Turner, R. E. (2017). Seaside Sparrows reveal contrasting food web responses to large-scale stressors in coastal Louisiana saltmarshes. ECOSPHERE, 8(7).

Chen, X., Adams, B., Sabo, A., Crupi, T., Hooper-Bui, L. M. (2016). Ant Assemblages and Co-Occurrence Patterns in Cypress-Tupelo Swamp. WETLANDS, 36(5), 849-861.

Wen, Y., Ma, T., Chen, X., Liu, Z., Zhu, C., Zhang, Y., Strecker, R., Henderson, G., Hooper-Bui, L. M., Chen, X., Sun, Z., Wen, X., Wang, C. (2016). Essential Balm: A Strong Repellent Against Foraging and Defending Red Imported Fire Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 109(4), 1827-1833.

Wang, C., Chen, X., Strecker, R., Henderson, G., Wen, X., Hooper-Bui, L. M. (2016). Individual and Cooperative Food Transport of the Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Laboratory Observations. JOURNAL OF INSECT BEHAVIOR, 29(1), 99-107.

Chen, X., Adams, B., Bergeron, C., Sabo, A., Hooper-Bui, L. M. (2015). Ant community structure and response to disturbances on coastal dunes of Gulf of Mexico. JOURNAL OF INSECT CONSERVATION, 19(1), 1-13.

Hooper-Bui, L. M., Kwok, E., Buchholz, B., Rust, M., Eastmond, D., Vogel, J. (2015). Insecticide Transfer Efficiency and Lethal Load in Argentine Ants. Nucl Instrum Methods Phys Res B, 15(361), 665-669.

Turner, R. E., Overton, E., Meyer, B., Miles, S., Hooper-Bui, L. M. (2014). Changes in the concentration and relative abundance of alkanes and PAHs from the Deepwater Horizon oiling of coastal marshes. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 86, 291-297.

Turner, R. E., Overton, E., Meyer, B., Miles, S., Hooper-Bui, L. M., Summers-Engel, A., Swenson, E., Lee, J., Milan, C. (2014). Distribution and recovery trajectory of Macondo (Mississippi Canyon 252) oil in Louisiana coastal wetlands. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 87(1-2), 57-67.

Pennings, S. C., McCall, B. D., Hooper-Bui, L. M. (2014). Effects of Oil Spills on Terrestrial Arthropods in Coastal Wetlands. BIOSCIENCE, 64(9), 789-795.

Hooper-Bui, L. M., Rabalais, N., Engel, A. S., Turner, R. E., McClenachan, G., Robert, B., Overton, E., Justic, D., Strudivant, K., Brown, K., Conover, J. (2014). Overview of Research into the coastal effects of the Macondo Blowout from the Coastal Waters Consortium: A GoMRI Consortium. International Oil Spill Conference Proceedings, 1, 604-617.

Miscellaneous Publications
Hooper-Bùi, LM. Gulf Science Sputters. The Scientist. 16 March 2011.

Hooper-Bùi, LM. Not Yet. 225 Magazine. 1 April 2011.

Foil, L.D, L.M. Hooper-Bùi, D. Colby, G. Gentry, W. Hilbun, C. Husseneder, L.M. Inmon, S. Johnson. 2010. Balancing benefits and damage from fire ants in pastures. Louisiana Agriculture. 53:32-33.

Hooper-Bùi, L.M. 2010. Op-Ed: A Gulf Science Blackout. NY Times. 24 August 2010.

Hooper-Bùi, L.M. 2010. Oil’s Stain on Science. The Scientist.

Hooper-Bui LM, and M Seymour. 2007. Leaf-cutting Ants: Miniature ‘Town’ Builders. Louisiana Agriculture. 50:18-19

Hooper-Bui. 2007. Community-wide control of Argentine ants in Louisiana. Louisiana Agriculture. 50:20-21.

Hooper-Bui, B. Wiltz, M. Seymour. and L. Womack. 2007. Fire ants in New Orleans post Katrina. Louisiana Agriculture. 50:22-23.

B.M. Drees, C.L. Barr, S.B. Vinson, R.E. Gold, M.E. Merchant, E. Brown, K. Engler, M. Keck, P. Nester, D. Kostroun, K. Flanders, F. Graham, D. Pollet, L.M. Hooper-Bùi, P. Beckley, P.M. Horton, T. Davis, W. Gardner, K. Loftin, K. Vail, R. Wright, W. Smith, D.C. Thompson, J. Kabashima, L. Blake, P. Koehler, D. Oi, A-M. Callcott. 2006. Managing fire ant in urban areas. 30 pages. Authors not listed in order of contribution.

C. Barr, T. Davis, K. Flanders, W. Smith, L.M. Hooper-Bùi, P. Koehler, K. Vail, W. Gardener, B. Drees, T. Fuchs. 2005. Broadcast Baits for Fire Ant Control.

L.M. Hooper-Bùi. 2005. Managing Argentine ants in Louisiana. Bug Biz. Pub No. 2916. 2 pages.

S.T. Dash, L.M. Hooper-Bùi, and M.A. Seymour. 2005. Pest Ants of Louisiana: A Guide to Their Identification, Biology, and Control. Pub No. 2915. LSU AgCenter 28 color pages.

M.A. Seymour and L.M. Hooper-Bùi. 2003. Fire on the Mound: A Study of the Life and Times of Louisiana’s Red Imported Fire Ant. The Louisiana Conservationist. May/June 2003. 3 Pages with 6 color photos.

L.M. Hooper-Bùi. 2001. Using Broadcast Granular Baits for Large-scale Fire Ant Management in Louisiana. In: Integrated Pest Management in the Southern Region. Edited by Bobby Pass† at University of Kentucky. P. 31-32.

L.M. Hooper-Bùi. Fire Ant Control in Urban Areas. Louisiana Agriculture (Spring 2001).Volume 44(2):6-8. /LouisianaAgriculture/agmag/toc_44_2.htm.