Browsing Entomology Student Research, Publications, and Undergraduate Research Symposium by Title

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  • Haman, Colter; Beals, Brendan; Park, Yoonseong (2017-12-7)
    Survival of questing ticks in the filed depends on uptaking water from environment. With there being little known about the amount of water that ticks consume, we were interested in whether drinking water is a common ...
  • Collingham, Logan; Marshall, Jeremy (2018-12-14)
    The Red flour beetle feeds on grain which is why it is considered a pest. Understanding their aggregation behavior can help us to find new ways to control them. What we don’t yet know is what makes them group together the ...
  • Smith, Colton; Campbell, James (2018-12-14)
    The red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum) is a major pest of food facilities such as flour mills and is often monitored using pitfall type traps with a food oil and pheromone attractant. Previous research had indicated ...
  • Wicoff, Clara; Campbell, James; Scheff, Deanna (2017-12-7)
    At the global level, approximately one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted each year. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, more than 40 percent of food losses ...
  • Strassburg, Meghan; Strassburg, Melissa; Phillips, Thomas (2017-12-7)
    Mites can be a major pest in our foods—especially ham and cheese. (US Fed News Service) Currently, there is a huge interest for reducing our impact on the ozone layer, so researchers are looking at ways to prevent pests ...
  • Calbreath, Jackson; Marshall, Jeremy L.; Michaud, J.P. (2017-12-7)
    In the year 2015, the USA produced 597 Million bushels of sorghum and planted 7.85 million acres. Kansas produced 281.6 million bushels and planted 3.2 million acres. With Green bug aphid and the sugarcane aphid a major ...
  • Alkhraissi, Maha; Chaudhari, Sushila; Jugulam, Mithila (2018-12-14)
    Mesotrione is a herbicide used for the selective pre- and post-emergence control of a wide range of broadleaf and grass weeds in corn (Zea mays). It inhibits the enzyme 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) which leads ...
  • Boyer, Matthew; Marshall, Jeremy
    Studying insects’ response to disturbance can tell us how these organisms survive in hostile environments. Studies have shown that soldier beetles can have different mating behaviors depending on the species around them ...
  • Wagner, Ricky; Menghwar, Sepna; Drame, Papa; Montenegro-Cadena, Lidia; Londono-Renteria, Berlin (2018-12-14)
    Ae. aegypti is an invasive species and playing a crucial role in disseminating the infectious diseases like dengue and Zika fever. This mosquito, prefers to live in areas close to humans where blood is easily accessible ...
  • Iacovetti, Victoria; Marshall, Jeremy L. (2017-12-7)
    Sleep deprivation is very common among college students, hitting 73% with sleep problems, according to “Regents of the University of Michigan.” To study the causes of sleep deprivation, I surveyed fifty students at Kansas ...
  • Schneck, Karen; Featherston, Kyah; Silver, Kristopher (2018-12-14)
    RNA interference (RNAi) uses double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) molecules to degrade and suppress the transcript level of a complementary mRNA target1. The RNAi pathway is complex and includes many different proteins, ...
  • Stewart, Nathan; Marshall, Jeremy
    This research project was set up to determine the suitability of two extreme diets. Since this experiment only used basic extremes, some of the data were already known, or assumed, such as that a flour beetle can survive ...
  • McNemee, Rachel; Marshall, Jeremy (2018-12-14)
    Male red flour beetles (Tribolium castaneum) are shown to attract females through an aggression pheromone that may be altered due to varying degrees of stress (Wade, 1984). If these females do follow certain pheromone cues, ...
  • Reynolds, Samantha; Marshall, Jeremy (2018-12-14)
    Estimating population occurs in many fields of study and professions. In order to accurately receive the closest estimate, it is important to know what model is the most accurate to use. After using the removal sampling ...
  • Dostal, Elyse; Enders, Laramy; Smith, C. Michael
    Damage from aphids to wheat plants is noticeable from a distance and can result in water stress, reduced plant growth and wilting. Different aphids are said to cause different colorations when damaging the plants. The ...
  • Davis, Brianna; Marshall, Jeremy (2018-12-14)
    The Red Flour Beetle is a major pest of grain processing plants. They are commonly found in temperate areas, such as the southern parts of the United States. The beetles are usually reddish brown, with adults ranging about ...
  • Brezina, Caleb; Spiesman, Brian (2018-12-14)
    This research project is involved in the ecological aspect of resource partitioning. This is important in the reproductive capacity of the bean beetle. (Mitchell, 1975). In order to test this reproductive capacity, an ...
  • Pfannenstiel, Luke; Phillips, Thomas W.
    Insects are known to be able to see different wavelengths of lights than humans can see. Because of this, there has been a lot of research done into using light to prevent damage caused by storedproduct pests. Common pests ...
  • Hesseltine, Elise; Gerken, Alison (2018-12-14)
    Courtship behaviors take place before and after copulation for the purpose of stimulating the female (Evardsson & Arnqvist 2000). Females will mate with different males within minutes of the first copulation (Pai &Yan ...

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