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NCSU Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Doctor of Philosophy — Plant, Insect and Microbial Sciences (Entomology)
University of Missouri, Advisor: Dr. Deborah Finke
Conservation Biology Graduate Certificate
Advisors:  Dr. Rose-Marie Muzika, Dr. Matthew Gompper
Graduation Date: May 2014

Master of Science — Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Florida State University, Advisor: Dr. Walter Tschinkel
Graduation Date: December 2009

Master of Science — Biology Education
Syracuse University, Advisor: Dr. John W. Tillotson
Graduation Date: December 2004

Bachelor of Arts — Biology
University of Missouri
Graduation Date: August 2002


Professional Development and Certification

WERA 1021: Spotted Wing Drosophila Biology, Ecology and Management, Fall 2015, Entomological Society of America Meeting, Minneapolis, MN

WERA 1021: Spotted Wing Drosophila Biology, Ecology and Management, Fall 2014, Entomological Society of America Meeting, Portland, OR

Entering Mentoring  University of Missouri Spring 2014

MU Cover Crops Research and Extension Symposium University of Missouri Winter 2014

Coccinellid Course  International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC)
June 2013

Social Media Intern Natural Areas Association
Fall 2010 – Fall 2013

Teaching/Learning Workshop — Florida State University
Summer 2007

Missouri Teacher’s Certificates in General Science (5-9) and Biology
January 2005 – present

New York Teacher’s Certificates in General Science (7-12) and Biology

AP Teacher Development Institute (Biology) — Southeast Missouri State University
Summer 2005


Work Experience

Research

Post-Doctoral Research Scholar — North Carolina State University
June 2014 – Present

  • Research objectives:
    • Conduct on-farm research activities working directly with grower stakeholders with the goal of developing management programs for Drosophila suzukii, an invasive pest of soft skinned fruit.
    • Coordinate multi-institutional research under a Specialty Crops Research Initiative (SCRI) grant for the sustainable management of spotted wing drosophila (Fall 2015- )

Graduate Research Assistant — University of Missouri
August 2009 – May 2014

  • Research objective: Deciphering changes in the coccinellid community in Missouri, considering both historical changes in community composition with respect to the establishment of exotic coccinellid species, as well as differences in contemporary coccinellid communities within native and agricultural grassland habitats.
Graduate Research Assistant — Florida State University
August 2007- July 2009

  • Research objective: To determine the seasonal natural history of the trap-jaw ant, Odontomachus brunneus.

Research Intern — Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (LSUROP), Columbia, MO
June 2001 – May 2002

  • Mentor: Dr. Riddle, Molecular Biology and Genetics Area Program
  • Research objective:  To determine the correlation between glucose and ketone levels in the lifespan of C. elegans utilizing wild type nematodes and insulin receptor mutants.

Teaching and Advising

Graduate Teaching Assistant — University of Missouri
January 2011 – May 2011 and January 2013 – May 2013

  • Course taught: Forest Health and Protection Laboratory.

Graduate Teaching Assistant — Florida State University
August 2007 – May 2009

  • Courses taught: Non-majors Biology Lab, Animal Diversity Laboratory.
  • Mentor for FSU’s Young Scholars Program, summer 2008.
  • Mentor for an undergraduate research student (DIS program), Spring 2008 – Summer 2008.
  • Saturday at the Sea instructor.

Teacher — Hazelwood Central High School, Florissant, MO
January 3, 2005 – July 13, 2007

  • Courses taught: Chemical Systems, Biology I & II, Advanced Placement Biology.
  • Club advisor:  Science Olympiad (2005-2007), Student Council (2005-2007), Robotics (2007).
  • Head Girl’s Lacrosse Coach, 2006 and 2007 seasons.

Instructor — College for Kids at Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY
July 12, 2004 – July 30, 2004

  • Designed and taught three one week sessions for students age 11-13.
  • Courses taught: Science in Society and Science in Sports.

Biology Instructor — Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP), Syracuse, NY
September 2003 – December 2004

  • Responsible for planning and implementation of Biology curriculum for the Biology section of the STEP program; this program aims to improve the achievement of low-income students in math and science.

Refereed Publications

Diepenbrock, L.M., Hardin, J.A., and H.J. Burrack. 2017. Evaluation of season-long management strategies for Drosophila suzukii in southeastern blackberry crops. Crop Protection. DOI: 10.1016/j.croppro.2017.03.022

Diepenbrock, L.M. and H.J. Burrack. 2016. Variation of within-microhabitat use by Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in blackberry. Journal of Applied Entomology. DOI: 10.1111/jen.12335

Diepenbrock, L.M., K.V. Tindall, K. Fothergill, J.E. Losey, R.R. Smyth, and D.L. Finke. 2016. The influence of exotic lady beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) establishment on long-term changes in the native lady beetle community in Missouri. Environmental Entomology. DOI: 10.1093/ee/nvw065

Diepenbrock, L.M., K.A. Swoboda-Bhattarai, and H.J. Burrack. 2016. Invited manuscript: Ovipositional preference, fidelity, and fitness of Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in a co-occurring crop and non-crop host system. Journal of Pest Science. DOI: 10.1007/s10340-016-0764-5

Diepenbrock, L.M., D.O. Rosensteel, J.A. Hardin, A.A. Sial, and H.J. Burrack. 2016. Evaluation of season-long management strategies for Drosophila suzukii in southeastern blueberry crops. Crop Protection81: 76-84.

Diepenbrock, L.M. and D.L. Finke. 2012. Refuge for native lady beetles (Coccinellidae) in grassland habitats. Insect Conservation and Diversity. 6(6): 671-679.

Worsham, H. and L. Diepenbrock. 2012. Evaluating Scientific Content: Misinformation About Insects in a Popular Children’s Movie. American Biology Teacher. 75(5): 341-343.

Hart, L.M. and W.R. Tschinkel. 2011. A seasonal natural history of Odontomachus brunneus. Insectes Sociaux. 59(1): 45-54.


Technical Reports

Diepenbrock, L.M., and H.J. Burrack. 2016. Efficacy of bait sprays for the control of Drosophila susukii in blueberries. Arthropod Management Tests.

Diepenbrock, L.M., J. Hardin, and H.J. Burrack. 2016. Efficacy of insecticides against Drosophila susukii in blueberries. Arthropod Management Tests.


Extension Materials


Research Grants

Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium
$5000 small grant to develop molecular techniques to determine source-sink dynamics of spotted wing drosophila to target management programs.

Missouri Department of Natural Resources
$1081.95 small grant for food web pilot study using stable isotopes (declined).

Prairie Biotic Research Grant
$1000 equipment grant for the study of coccinellid communities in tallgrass prairies.


Awards

Early Career Professional Award for Extension (2016)
Recognition from the Entomological Society of America for excellence in entomological extension as a Student Transition or Early Professional member of the society.

Leonard and Elosia Haseman Memorial Scholarship Award (2014)
Departmental scholarship recognizing an outstanding entomology doctoral student based on scholarship, research, teaching and/or extension productivity.

North Central Branch Graduate Student Scholarship (2014)
$500 Scholarship from the North Central Branch of the Entomological Society of America in recognition of coursework and scholarship in entomology.

University of Missouri Graduate Professional Council Travel Award (2014)
$295 Travel award for participation in the 2014 Entomological Society of America North Central Branch meeting in Des Moines, Iowa.

International Organisation for Biological Control Student Travel Grant (2013)
800 € Travel award for participation in the Ecology of Aphidophaga International symposium in Belgrade, Serbia.

Fred N. Clute Memorial Scholarship Award in Entomology (2013)
Departmental award for having demonstrated outstanding performance in pest management research, extension or teaching activities.

Thomas R. Yonke Award in Insect Biodiversity (2013)
$500 departmental scholarship for a scholarly experience in insect biodiversity that is not an integral part of the student’s research program.

Douglas Randall Young Scientists Development Fund (2013)
$400 travel grant to assist travel for the 2013 Ecology of Aphidophaga meeting in Belgrade, Serbia.

Adams-Meiner Doctoral Scholarship Award in Entomology (2012)
$1500 departmental scholarship for an academic pursuit that would not otherwise be included in the doctoral education of the trainee; used for participation in the 2012 Natural Areas Association meeting.

Adams-Meiner Doctoral Scholarship Award in Entomology (2011)
$1500 departmental scholarship for an academic pursuit that would not otherwise be included in the doctoral education of the trainee; used for participation in the 2011 Natural Areas Association meeting.

First Place, Student Poster Competition (2011)
2011 Natural Areas Association Annual Meeting
Tallahassee, FL

First Place, Student Poster Competition (2011)
2011 North Central Branch of the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting
Minneapolis, MN

Natural Areas Association Scholarship (2010)
$300 student scholarship to attend the 2010 Natural Areas Conference.

Division of Plant Sciences Travel Grant (2009)
$627 travel support to attend the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America.


Symposia Organized

Co-organizer of the symposium “Ecological Pest Management” at the Entomological Society of America Southeastern Branch meeting, March 2017

Co-organizer of the symposium “Pest issues and management at the interface of natural and managed systems” at the Entomological Society of America Southeastern Branch meeting, March 2016


Invited Symposia

Diepenbrock, L.M., Lundgren, J., and H.J. Burrack. Member Symposium: Ecological Pest Management. Oral Presentation. Entomological Society of America Southeastern Branch meeting, Memphis, TN, 2017

Burrack, H.J., Diepenbrock, L.M, and K.A. Swoboda-Bhattarai. Member Symposium: Tackling IPM Busters – Invasive Species Panic. Oral Presentation. Entomological Society of America Southeastern Branch meeting, Memphis, TN, 2017

Diepenbrock, L.M., Swoboda-Bhattarai, K.S., and H.J. Burrack. Member Symposium: Emerging technologies for tomorrow’s collaborative discoveries. Oral Presentation. XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL, 2016

Burrack, H. J., Diepenbrock, L.M, Swoboda-Bhattarai, K.A., Zheng, Y., and A. Sial. Member Symposium: Drosophila suzukii, an Invasive Pest of Small and Stone Fruits. Oral Presentation. XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL, 2016

Diepenbrock, L.M., Swoboda-Bhattarai, K.A., and H.J. Burrack. Member Symposium: Pest issues and management at the interface of natural and managed systems. Oral Presentation. Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Raleigh, NC, 2016

Diepenbrock, L.M. and H.J. Burrack. Organized Symposium: Two invasive pests that fundamentally changed IPM in fruit and nut crops: Brown marmorated stink bug and spotted wing drosophila. Oral Presentation. 8th International Integrated Pest Management Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, 2015

Diepenbrock, L.M. and D.L. Finke. Member Symposium: Predatory Lady Beetles: Global opportunities for Biological Control and Challenges as Invasive Species. Oral Presentation. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Portland, OR, 2014

Reall, T., K. Ingerslew, B. Alexander, L.M. Diepenbrock, J. Krauska, M.A.B. Mahmoud, D. Reynoso-Velasco, and H. Zhang. Member Symposium: Grand Challenge: Effective Science Education with Communication. Poster Presentation. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Portland, OR, 2014


Invited Extension Presentations

Diepenbrock, L.M., Swoboda-Bhattarai, K.A., Johnson, D.T., and H.J. Burrack. SWD and broad mite management updates in blackberry. 10th Annual NC Blackberry and Raspberry Growers Association Meeting. Shelby, NC 2017

Diepenbrock, L.M. and H.J. Burrack. SWD Management in blueberry: Optimizing available tools and ongoing research. Blueberry Education Workshop, Hattiesburg, MS, 2017

Diepenbrock, L.M., Hamby, K., Walton, V, and H.J. Burrack. Does pruning reduce SWD infestation? Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference: Caneberry Conference. Savannah, GA, 2017

Diepenbrock, L.M. and H.J. Burrack. Spotted wing drosophila control- experimental results, insecticide recommendations and future research directions. North Carolina Blueberry Council 50th Annual Open House and Trade Show. Fayetteville, NC, 2016

Diepenbrock, L.M. Spotted wing drosophila management trials. 11th International Rubus and Ribes Symposium pre-symposium tour presentation at Killdeer Farm, Kings Mountain, NC, 2015

Diepenbrock, L.M. with Spanish language translation by M. Quinto. Spotted wing drosophila in blackberry: how pickers can help manage. Picker training day, Killdeer Farm, Kings Mountain, NC, 2015

Diepenbrock, L.M. and H.J. Burrack. Spotted wing drosophila control- experimental results and insecticide recommendations for 2015. North Carolina Blueberry Council 49th Annual Open House and Trade Show. Fayetteville, NC, 2015

Diepenbrock, L.M. and K.A. Swoboda-Bhattarai. Spotted wing drosophila update. NC Cooperative Extension Service Blackberry Field Day, Kings Mountain, NC, 2014

 


Contributed Presentations at Professional Meetings

Diepenbrock, L.M. and H.J. Burrack. Spatial variation in host use by Drosophila suzukii in blackberry. Poster Presentation. North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association Conference. Williamsburg, VA, 2016

Diepenbrock, L.M. and H.J. Burrack. Spatial variation in host use by Drosophila suzukii in blackberry. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Oral presentation. Minneapolis, MN, 2015.

Diepenbrock, L.M. and H.J. Burrack. 2015. WERA 1021: North Carolina Report 2015.Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Poster Presentation. Minneapolis, MN, 2015.

Diepenbrock, L.M., K.A. Swoboda-Bhattarai, and H.J. Burrack. Comparison of crop to non-crop host choice by spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii). 11th International Rubus and Ribes Symposium. Poster presentation. Asheville, NC, 2015.

Burrack, H., J. Hardin, and L. Diepenbrock. Spotted wing drosophila management in southeastern blackberry and raspberry production: comparing management tools and developing strategy. 11th International Rubus and Ribes Symposium. Poster presentation. Asheville, NC, 2015.

Diepenbrock, L.M. and D.L. Finke. 2014. Refuge for native lady beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in perennial grassland habitats. Member Symposium: Predatory Lady Beetles: Global opportunities for Biological Control and Challenges as Invasive Species. Oral Presentation. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Portland, OR.

Reall, T., K. Ingerslew, B. Alexander, L.M. Diepenbrock, J. Krauska, M.A.B. Mahmoud, D. Reynoso-Velasco, and H. Zhang. 2014. Adventures in education: Using entomology to engage children in science. Member Symposium: Grand Challenge: Effective Science Education with Communication.  Poster Presentation. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Portland, OR.

Diepenbrock, L.M and D.L. Finke. 2013. Factors influencing native coccinellid communities in Missouri. Oral Presentation. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.

Losey, J., Hesler L.S., Lai, J., Fothergill, K., Diepenbrock, L.M., Tindall, K.V. and Finke, D.L. 2013. Competition, compression and exclusion: Impact of paleartic coccinellids on neartic natives. Oral presentation. Entomological Society of America Meeting, Austin, TX.

Diepenbrock, L.M. and D.L. Finke. 2013. Impacts of exotic species invasion and refuge habitats on the persistence of native lady beetle species. Ecology of Aphidophaga International Symposium, Belgrade, Serbia.

Diepenbrock, L.M. and D.L. Finke. 2012. Impacts of the establishment of two exotic coccinellid species on the historical native lady beetle community in Missouri. Oral Presentation. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN.

Diepenbrock, L.M. and D.L. Finke. 2012. Impacts of exotic species invasion and refuge habitats on the persistence of native lady beetle species. Oral Presentation. Natural Areas Association Annual Meeting, Norfolk, VA.

Diepenbrock, L.M. and D.L. Finke. 2012. Impacts of exotic species invasion and refuge habitats on the persistence of native lady beetle species. Oral Presentation. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.

Diepenbrock, L.M. and D.L. Finke. 2011. Comparison of coccinellid community assemblages between agricultural grass-dominated habitats and natural tallgrass prairies. Oral Presentation. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Reno, NV.

Hart, L.M. and D.L. Finke. 2011. Greater abundance and diversity of native coccinellids in agricultural grass-dominated habitats than natural tallgrass prairies. Poster Presentation. Natural Areas Association Annual Meeting, Tallahassee, FL.

Hart, L.M. and D.L. Finke. 2011. Greater abundance and diversity of native coccinellids in agricultural grass-dominated habitats than natural tallgrass prairies. Oral Presentation. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.

Hart, L.M. and D.L. Finke. 2011. Greater abundance and diversity of native coccinellids in agricultural grass-dominated habitats than natural tallgrass prairies. Poster Presentation. North Central Branch of the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY.

Hart, L.M. and D.L. Finke. 2010. Impact of tallgrass prairie restoration on coccinellid communities. Oral Presentation. Entomological Association of America Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Hart, L.M. and Finke D.L. 2010. Lady beetle diversity and composition varies among agricultural fields, native tallgrass prairies and restored tallgrass prairies. Poster. Natural Areas Association Annual Conference, Lake of the Ozarks, MO.

Hart, L.M. and W.R. Tschinkel. 2010. Distribution of labor as determined by the foraging phenotype of the Ponerine ant, Odontomachus brunneus. Poster. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

Hart, L.M. and W.R. Tschinkel. 2009. Foraging biology of the Ponerine ant, Odontomachus brunneus, Oral presentation. Entomological Association of America Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

Hart, L.M., Tschinkel, W.R. 2009. A Brief Natural History of the Ant Odontomachus brunneus. Ecology and Evolution Seminar. Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

Hart, L.M. and W.R. Tschinkel. 2008. Sociometry of Odontomachus brunneus. Poster. Entomological Association of America Annual Meeting, Reno, NV.


Service

Ad hoc manuscript reviewer
Acta Horticulturae, Environmental Entomology, Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, Journal of Economic Entomology, Journal of Pest Science, Journal of Pest Management, Journal of Insect Behavior

C.V. Riley Entomological Society — University of Missouri
2009 – 2014
President, Academic year 2012 – 2013
PR Officer, Academic year 2011 – 2012

Conservation Biology Program — University of Missouri
2010 – 2014
Seminar series co-coordinator, Academic years 2011 – 2013

Division of Plant Sciences Graduate Student Association — University of Missouri
Spring 2011 – 2014

Congress of Graduate Students — Florida State University
2007 – 2009
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology student representative


Professional Associations

Entomological Society of America 
2007 – present
North Central Branch member,  2009 – 2014
Southeastern Branch member, 2014- present
Member of the University of Missouri Linnean Games Team,  2010, 2011, 2013, 2014

Ecological Society of America 
2007 – 2015

Natural Areas Association 
2010 – 2015

Sigma Xi 
2012 – 2014

International Organization for Biological Control
2013-present
Member of the Conservation Biological Control and Ecology of Aphidophaga Working Groups

North Carolina Entomological Society
2014-present

Keck Center for Behavioral Biology
2014-present

National Postdoctoral Association
2014-present

International Society for Horticultural Science
2015


Outreach

Meet the Scientist, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
2016: Using citizen science and museum data to understand impacts of invasive lady beetles on their native counterparts, general audience presentation

Podcast interview, Arthro-Pod
2016: Biocontrol Basics
http://arthro-pod.blogspot.com/2016/08/episode-21-biocontrol-basics-with-dr.html

SciREN Triangle, Raleigh, NC
2016, Collaborative program with local teachers to bring relevant science and current research into classrooms

Students Discover, Raleigh, NC
2015, mentor freshman high school student interested in the sciences

Bugfest, Raleigh, NC
2014, 2015, 2016 North Carolina State Entomological Society activity booth- termite trails

Science Safari, Columbia, MO
2013-14, small group demonstrations of coccinellid ecology

Adventures in Education, Columbia, MO
2011-14, interactive insect booth for children K-6

GK-12 Mini-Grant Reviewer, Columbia, MO
2012-14

Prairie Insect “Expert”, Columbia, MO
2012-13, GK-12 Middle School classroom

Southfarm Showcase, Columbia, MO
2011-2013, informational insect booth


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