- BS Biology, Gettysburg College 2006
- MS Entomology, Penn State University 2009
- Ph. D. candidate in Entomology
Adviser: John Tooker, Ph.D.
My current research focuses on agroecosystem management using transgenic crops. One aspect of my research focuses on managing European corn borer and corn earworm in northeastern field corn. I am looking at the value of Bt corn hybrids for control as well as pest population levels across Pennsylvania and trying to understand where Bt hybrids are economical for growers and where growers might be able to use other options. I am also looking at potential non-target effects of the synthetic-auxin herbicide dicamba, on insect pests, natural enemies and other non-target insects in crop and non-crop systems.
Bohnenblust, E., Hull, L.A., Krawczyk, G. 2011. A comparison of various mating disruption technologies for control of two internally feeding lepidoptera pests in apples. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 138 (3): 202-211.
Bohnenblust, E., Hull, L.A., Krawczyk, G., Joshi, N.K. 2011. Capture of two moth species in traps placed at different heights in pheromone treated and untreated apple orchards. Journal of Entomological Science. 46 (3): 223-231.
Joshi, N.K., Hull, L.A., Rajotte, E.G., Krawczyk, G., Bohnenblust, E. 2011. Efficacy of sex pheromone and kairomone-based lures for monitoring of codling moth adults in Pennsylvania apple orchards. Pest Management Science. 67 (10): 1332 – 1337.
2012 USEPA Science to Achieve Results Fellowship
2012 PSU Department of Entomology Adams Award
2012 PSU College of Agricultural Sciences Graduate Student Competitive Grant
2011 Entomological Society of Pennsylvania Outstanding Student Award
2010 Eastern Branch ESA Asa Fitch Memorial Award