Andrew Paul Gutierrez

Andrew Paul Gutierrez, PhD

Professor Emeritus in the Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley, California



Education & Languages

BS in Biology, Arizona State College (Northern Arizona University), Flagstaff, Arizona

MS in Biological Control/Insect Ecology, University of California, Berkeley

PhD in Ecology/IPM/Biological Control, University of California, Berkeley

Postdoctoral studies, Institute of Animal Resource Ecology, University of British Columbia, Canada


English, Spanish, Portuguese

Expertise & Interests

Systems ecology and modeling, population dynamics, field ecology in a wide variety of crop systems

Relevant Experience

  • Member, Executive Committee and Associate Director, National IPM project (Huffaker Projects)
  • Associate Director, National IPM Project (Adkisson Project) – Leader, systems analysis
  • Leader, IPM cotton project, California
  • Co –leader, IPM alfalfa project, California
  • Founder – University of California Statewide IPM Project
  • Numerous national and international consultantships

Selected Publications

Gutierrez, A. P., L. Ponti, T. d’Oultremont and C. K. Ellis and Thibaud d’Oultremont. 2008. Climate change effects on poikilotherm tritrophic interactions. Climatic Change 87: 167-192.

Gutierrez, A. P., L. Ponti, and Q. A. Cossu. 2009. Prospective comparative analysis of global warming effects on olive and olive fly (Bactrocera oleae (Gmelin)) in Arizona-California and Italy. Climatic Change 95:195-217.

Ponti, L., Q. A. Cossu, and A. P. Gutierrez. 2009. Climate warming effects on the olive-Bactrocera oleae system on Mediterranean Islands: Sardinia as an example. Global Climate Change 15(12)2:874-2884;

Gutierrez, A. P., G. Gilioli, and J. Baumgärtner. 2009. Eco-social consequences of disease management in East African agro-pastoral systems: Policy implications. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 106: 13136-13141.

Gutierrez, A. P., N. J. Mills, and L. Ponti. 2010. Limits to the potential distribution of light brown apple moth in Arizona–California based on climate suitability and host plant availability. Bio Invasions DOI 10.1007/s10530-010-9725-8.

Gutierrez, A. P. and L. Ponti. 2011. Assessing the invasive potential of the Mediterranean fruit fly in California and Italy. Biol Invasions DOI 10.1007/s10530-011-9937.

Gutierrez, A. P., L. Ponti, and G. Gilioli. 2010. Climate change effects on plant-pest-natural enemy interactions. In D. Hillel and C. Rosenzweig (eds.), Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: Impact, adaptation and mitigation. Imperial College Press, UK. 452pp.

Gutierrez,, A. P., L. Ponti, M. Hoddle, R. P.P. Almeida, and N. A. Irvin. Submitted. Evaluation of the factors affecting the geographic distribution and abundance of glassy-winged sharpshooter (Homalodisca vitripennis Germar) and two egg parasitoids in California. Forum article. Environ Entomol 40(4):755-769.

Rodríguez, D., J. R. Cure, J. M. Cotes, A. P. Gutierrez, and F. Cantor. 2011. A coffee agroecosystem model I. Growth and development of the coffee plant. Ecol Modelling 222:3626–3639.

Gutierrez, A. P., and L. Ponti. 2011. Assessing the invasive potential of the European grape berry moth (Lobesia botrana) in California. Agricultural and Forest Entomology DOI 10.1111/j.1461-9563.2011.00566.x.

Rodríguez, D., J. R. Cure, J. M. Cotes, A. P. Gutierrez, and F. Cantor. 2012. . A coffee agroecosystem model: II. Dynamics of coffee berry borer. Ecol Modelling 248:203-214.

Gutierrez, A.P., and L. Ponti. 2013. Eradication of Invasive species: Why the biology matters. Forum article. Environ Entomol

Gutierrez, A.P., and L. Ponti. 2013. Deconstructing the control of the spotted alfalfa aphid in California. Agric & Forest Entomol [need publication info].

Gutierrez, A.P., and L. Ponti. In press. Analysis of invasive plants and insects: Links to climate change. Chapter 3 in L. Zinka and J. Dukes (eds.), Climate Change and Invasive Species. CABI, London.

Gutierrez, A.P., and L. Ponti. 2014. Eradication of invasive species: Revisiting the screwworm. Agric & Forest Entomol.


Parasitis Prize, van den Bosch Medal, NIH Fellow