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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Effects of diversity on beneficial and pest arthropods, Mike W. Dunbar

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Inheritance and fitness costs Of field-derived resistance To Cry3Bb1 corn by western corn rootworm, Aubrey Rose Paolino

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Biological validation of ELISA results for the detection of Cry proteins, Vurtice Carroll Albright III

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Engineering Cry4Aa for toxicity against the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura, Benjamin Robert Deist

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Beyond biotypes: Aphis glycines (Hemiptera: Aphididae) biology and the durability of aphid-resistant soybean, Adam Jerry Varenhorst

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Phylogeny and diversity of the phantom crane flies (Diptera: Ptychopteridae), Andrew Fasbender

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Botanical pesticides: identification of a molecular target and mode of action studies, Aaron Donald Gross

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Characterization of Cry3Bb1 resistance in field-derived strains of western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), David Adam Ingber

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Investigating effects of surrounding landscape composition and complexity on populations of two polyphagous insect pest groups in Iowa soybean, Cody Daniel Kuntz

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Integrating soybean aphid and soybean cyst nematode management, Michael Thomas McCarville

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Modification of the Bt toxin Cry4Aa for improved toxin processing in the gut of the pea aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum), Michael Allen Rausch

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Characterization of inheritance of resistance to maize containing event DAS-59122-7 in laboratory selected colonies of western corn rootworm using the sub-lethal seedling assay, Stephen Drew Thompson

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Aphid small RNAs and viruses, Diveena Vijayendran

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Insect pollinators in corn and soybean agricultural fields, Michael Joseph Wheelock

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda and black cutworm Agrotis ipsilon susceptibility and avoidance to Bt maize, and implications for global insect resistance management, Rachel Renee Binning

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Impacts of conventional and organic agriculture on soil-borne entomopathogenic fungi, Eric Harold Clifton

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Development of best-practices for conserving beneficial insects within Iowa's agricultural landscape, Kelly Ann Gill

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Classical and conservation biological control of pest insects within prairie and crop systems, Rene Hessel

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Fitness costs associated with resistance to Cry3Bb1 corn in western corn rootworm, Amanda Hoffmann

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An investigation of soybean aphid ecology and management in the context of agricultural sustainability, Rebekah Marie Ritson

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The performance of Rag1 soybeans and their effects on the soybean herbivore community, Robert Fredrick Bruner

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Corn Rootworm (Diabrotica spp.) and Bt Corn: Effects on Pest Survival, Emergence and Susceptibility, Ryan Scott Keweshan

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Selection and genetic analysis of European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis): Plant abandonment vs. plant establishment, Michael Allen Rausch

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Investigations into the capabilities of switchgrass to phytoremediate atrazine contamination in surface water runoff, Vurtice Albright

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Morphological and molecular techniques for the differentiation of myiasis-causing Sarcophagidae, Jeffery T. Alfred

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Distribution of two rotation-resistant corn pests in eastern Iowa and effects of soybean varieties on biology of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera, Michael Wilson Dunbar

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Transcriptional regulation of mosquito oogenesis, Patrick David Jennings

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Exploring soybean integrated pest management in a changing agricultural environment: the impacts of decreasing ecosystem services, invasive species and specialty cultivars, Michael Thomas Mccarville

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Ecological, organismal, and cellular explorations of three medically significant species of ticks in Iowa, Jonathan David Oliver

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Cell biology of pathogen-hemocyte interactions in the mosquito innate immune response, Grishma Parikh

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Taxonomy, Phylogeny, and Biogeography of the Net-winged Midges of Madagascar (Diptera: Blephariceridae: Paulianina and Eupaulianina), Rebecca B. Sam

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Selective insecticides: the potential for improved control of the soybean aphid as a result of a bioresidual, Adam Jerry Varenhorst

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Pan trapping soybean aphids, Aphis glycines Matsumura (Hemiptera: Aphididae), using sex pheromones and plant volatiles, Nicholas Scott Behrens

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Expression of the Periplaneta americana's α-adrenergic-like octopamine receptor in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae: A high-throughput screening system in search of biorational insecticides, Aaron Donald Gross

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Pyrokinin/PBAN peptides in the central nervous system of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae), Erica Hellmich

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Detection, fate, and bioavailability of erythromycin in environmental matrices, Ashley M. Jessick

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Development of integrated pest management techniques: Insect pest management on soybean, Kevin Dennis Johnson

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Characterization and optimization of animal and culture models of Leishmania chagasi, Soi Meng Lei

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Revisionary systematics and evolutionary ecology of Neophylidorea (Diptera: Tipuloidea), Jessica Diane Petersen

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Translation and replication of Rhopalosiphum padi virus RNA in a plant cellular environment, Zachary Thomas Regelin

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tritrophic interactions among larval western corn rootworm, Bt corn and entomopathogens, Melissa Lynn Rudeen

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Local and regional approaches to studying the phenology and biological control of the soybean aphid, Nicholas P. Schmidt

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Interaction of the baculovirus occlusion-derived virus envelope proteins ODV-E56 and ODV-E66 with the midgut brush border microvilli of the tobacco budworm, Heliothis virescens (Fabricius), Wendy Olissa Sparks

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Investigation of mechanisms of action of monoterpenoid insecticides on insect gamma-aminobutyric acid receptors and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, Fan Tong

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Exploring soybean aphid (Aphis glycines Matsumura) resistance germplasm across the Midwest and its relationship with free amino acids accumulation in leaves, Mariana Victoria Chiozza

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Uptake and degradation of atrazine utilizing phytoremediation technology with switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), Ian James Murphy

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Characterization of botanical terpene activity in arthropods, Gretchen Elizabeth Paluch

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Physiological impact of a Bacillus thuringiensis toxin on the black cutworm that enhances baculovirus pathogenicity, Nina Schmidt

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Analyzing the relationship of Leishmania chagasi and complement resistance through protein-protein interactions, genetic complementation, and innovative techniques, Eric Joseph Scolaro

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The ecology, morphology, and phylogeography of the Nearctic species Axymyia furcata (Diptera: Axymyiidae), Matthew William Wihlm

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Evaluation of Serbian commercial corn hybrid tolerance to feeding by larval western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) using the novel difference approach, Stephanie Rose Kadličko

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Studies on the vector competence of a Mid-western strain of Aedes vexans (Meigen) (Diptera: Culicidae) for West Nile Virus, Jason Robert Kinley

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Bt-resistant European corn borers and Nosema pyrausta: implications for resistance management, Miriam Dorothy Lopez

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Non-target effects of soybean aphid, Aphis glycinces Matsumura (Hemiptera: Aphididae), management in Iowa, Wayne J. Ohnesorg

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A systematic investigation of the crane fly subfamily Limoniinae (Tipuloidea: Limoniidae), Matthew Jon Petersen

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Tissue Specificity Of A Baculovirus-Expressed, Basement Membrane-Degrading Protease In Larvae Of Heliothis virescens, Hailin Tang

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Bean pod mottle virus biology and management in Iowa, Jeffrey Donald Bradshaw

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Ecological and behavioral studies of the western bean cutworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in corn, David Lee Dorhout

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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The biology of Rosa multiflora (Rosaceae) and two of its biotic mortality factors , Laura Christine Jesse

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Management of grape colaspis, Colaspis brunnea (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), in seed corn production , Benjamin Carl Kaeb

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Ecological studies of the European corn borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae): nosema dose-response, pheromone trapping, and adult dispersal , Brendon James Reardon

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Sampling and management of aphidophagous natural enemies in Iowa soybean , Nicholas Patrick Schmidt

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Multitrophic interactions in wetlands infested by an invasive species Lythrum salicaria L., Bethzayda Matos Carrion

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Genomic markers for the study of Ostrinia nubilalis population dynamics and traits conferring resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) crystalline toxins , Brad Steven Coates

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Field distribution and effects of Bt-expressing corn anthers on survival, development, and behavior of the monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus (L) , Patricia Lynn Anderson

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Population genetic studies of the tsetse fly, Glossina pallidipes (Diptera: Glossinidae) , Johnson Ouma Odera

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Evaluating popcorn as potential refuge for European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis) and corn rootworm beetles (Diabrotica spp) , Colothdian Deavonder Tate

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Evaluation of prairie grasses for reducing the environmental impact of herbicide contamination , Jason B. Belden

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Corn rootworms (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in space and time , Yong-Lak Park

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Vector competence of Ochlerotatus trivittatus (Coquillett), Aedes albopictus (Skuse), and Culex pipiens (L) (Diptera: Culicidae) for West Nile virus , Sonthaya Tiawsirisup

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Use of the internet for information organization, distance learning, and specimen presentation , John Kevin VanDyk

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Fitness of the western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte, exposed to transgenic plants and farmer perceptions of transgenic corn , Ted A. Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Bean pod mottle virus ecology and management in Iowa , Rayda Kathryn Krell

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Investigation of natural and synthetic cyanohydrins, insecticidal properties, and their metabolism , Dong-Sik Park

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Wildtype and recombinant baculoviruses for management of insect pests , Anthony John Boughton

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Dynamics of the fungus Beauveria bassiana , Denny Joseph Bruck

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Zoogeographical analysis of mitochondrial diversity in the house fly, Musca domestica L (Diptera:Muscidae) , Jose Gerardo Marquez

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Effects of glyphosate and glyphosate-resistant soybeans on twospotted spider mite and green cloverworm , Wilmar Ernesto Morjan

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Improvements in management of corn rootworms (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) , Timothy Martin Nowatzki

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Insect repellents of natural origin: catnip and osage orange , Christopher John Peterson

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Integrated pest management: an evaluation of adoption in field crop production , Carol Lea Pilcher

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Enhancing biotic mortality of the potato leafhopper, Empoasca fabae , Laura Anne Weiser

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The influence of vegetation, microbial inoculation, and aging of pesticide residues on the degradation of atrazine and metolachlor in soils , Shaohan Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Use of insect pathogen Bacillus thuringiensis for control of grubs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in turf , Tracy Ellis Michaels

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Effects of weed management systems on canopy-inhabiting and surface-active arthropods in Iowa soybeans , Lamar Douglas Buckelew

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Winter survival and population dynamics of bean leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) , Wai-Ki Frankie Lam

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Alfalfa resistance to the potato leafhopper: deciphering the resistance mechanism and updating management guidelines , Stephen Alan Lefko

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Phenological, physiological, and ecological influences of transgenic Bt corn on European corn borer management , Clinton Drake Pilcher

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Introgressing a new source of host-plant resistance to European corn borer into two elite maize inbred lines , Craig Arthur Abel

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Studies on vector competence of Culex (Cx) tarsalis Coq from an epidemic/epizootic area in Iowa for an enzootic strain of western equine encephalomyelitis (WEE-7738) virus and vertical transmission of the WEE virus in Aedes (Ae) trivittatus (Coq) , Joon-Hak Lee

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Population dynamics and management of potato leafhopper and other insect pests in forage systems , Todd Allen DeGooyer

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Insecticidal properties of monoterpenoids and their derivatives as a new natural means of crop protection , Sang Kyun Lee

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Relationship between poplar leaf chemicals and cottonwood leaf beetle adult feeding preferences , Sisi Lin

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Sample distance and observer characteristic effects on corn rootworm beetles counts in corn and resource allocation optimization in corn rootworm insecticide trials , James Joel McNutt

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Evaluation of natural enemies of the European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) , Mpho Wycliffe Phoofolo

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The colonization of corn, Zea mays L., by the entomopathogenic fungus, Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin , Bruce Lamoine Wagner

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Optimizing biotic mortality for management of the alfalfa weevil Hypera postica Gyllenhal (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) , Kristopher Lynn Giles

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Enhanced degradation of pesticide wastes in soil: implications for bioremediation of agrochemical dealer sites , Ellen Louise Kruger

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Assessment of Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) predation of the Colorado potato beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) , Joseph Munyaneza

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Effects of transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn on secondary lepidopteran pests and nontarget predators, Clinton Drake Pilcher