Former Lab Members
Dr. Francis Wamonje, Now Research Leader in Entomology, NIAB EMR, Kent UK
Dr. Abigail Cohen, Now Postdoctoral Reserarcher, University of Calgary
Dr. Adam Jewiss-Gaines, Now working for Alberta Government
Former Graduate Students
Kristy Vavra, MSc., Thesis: Oviposition and larval establishment of Sitodiplosis mosellana (Géhin) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) and its parasitoid, Macroglenes penetrans (Kirby) (Hymenoptera: Platygasteridae) on wheat with two potential mechanical resistance traits
Ningxing Zhou, MSc., Thesis: Developing An Economic Injury Level And Economic Threshold For Pea Aphid (Acyrthosiphon Pisum) Management On Lentil (Lens Culinaris) And Faba Bean (Vicia Faba L.) In Saskatchewan, Canada
Samantha Morrice, MSc., Thesis: Diversity and Abundance of Bees in Canadian Prairie Agroecosystems: Understanding the Role of Remnant and Restored Habitat in Supporting Native Bee Populations
Dan Malamura, MSc. Thesis: Assessing chemical control options and their effects on lesser clover leaf weevil, red clover pollinators and evaluating red clover seeding rates for optimal seed production and N fixation in Saskatchewan, Canada
Rachel Weller, Project: Pollinators in fava bean
Meredith Cholin, Project: A comparison of wireworm sampling methods
Corrie de Winter, Thesis "What is the Relationship between Pollinators, Pest Insects, and Yield in Saskatchewan Canola?"
Fallon Gabb, Thesis "Aster Leafhopper preferences when given choices of wheat and canola"
Morgan Follensbee, Thesis "Comparison of Efficiency of Sampling Methods for Pea Aphids (Acyrthosiphon pisum) of Field Pea (Pisum sativum) in Saskatchewan"
Raleen Siwak, Thesis "A Description of the Insect Community in Saskatchewan Potato Crops"
Kristy Vavra, Thesis "Effects of Drought Tolerance and Seeding Rates on Production of Red Clover"
Nicole Wilyman, Thesis "Comparing bee communities in two hybrid canola varieties in Southern Alberta"
Lorrae Strasser, Thesis "Bee Communities over Distance and Time in a Red Clover Field."
Raidin Brailsford, Thesis "Toxicity and Risk Characterization of an Anthranilic Diamide and Butenolide Insecticide to Bumble Bees"
Kirsten Scholten: Thesis: “Direct and indirect effects of seed treatments on ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) health and weed seed consumption.
Jingting Lei: Thesis: “Host plant preference of aster leafhopper among barley, canola, and spiny annual sow-thistle”
Wangyu Cai: Thesis: “Effect of Fertilizer Concentration on Leafhopper Feeding Behaviour”
Farrah Fischer: Thesis: "Feasbility of gut contents analysis and the identification of plant DNA from Aster Leafhoppers (Macrosteles quadrilineatus (Forbes) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)
Lawrence Entz: Thesis: "Fecundity and Egg Load of Aster Leafhoppers (Macrosteles quadrilineatus Forbes) as Affected by Rearing on Drought Stressed Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)"
Former Staff and Visitors
Valeria Molina Martinez, Graduate Reserach Assistant
Ramandeep Bamrah, Technician. Raman was responsible for numerous projects in the lab. This included most of our collaborative work at the Canadian Light Source.
Ugo Mendes Diniz, Mitacs Globalink Intern, Project: Choice behaviors of bees when presented with stressed and healthy plants
Khaled Kchouck, Mitacs Globalink Intern, Project: Video observation of choice behaviors of leafhoppers
Randi Sommerville, Research assistant focussed on plant and insect maintanance