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Theses from 2018

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Determining Bioindicators for Coastal Tidal Marsh Health Using the Food Web of Larvae of the Greenhead Horse Fly (Tabanus nigrovittatus), Devika Rajeev Bhalerao

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Impact of Temperature, Plant Species, and Sorghum Cultivar on the Population Dynamics of Melanaphis sacchari, Monique Ferreira de Souza

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The Effects of Juvenile Exposure to Sub-lethal Concentrations of Pesticides on the Adult Reproductive Biology of the Male Southern House Mosquitoe, Culex quinquefasciatus, Shiloh Dean Judd

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Ecology of Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus Planipennis: Buprestidae) in Louisiana, Balwinder Kaur

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Susceptibility of Field-Collected Pupations of the Corn Earworm, Helicoverpa zea (Boddie) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from Three Southern States of the U.S. to Cry1A.105 and Cry2Ab2 Proteins, Gagandeep Kaur

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Impact of Sorghum Cultivar, Phenology, Nitrogen, and Silicon Fertilization on Melanaphis sacchari Biology, Luna Lama

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Characterizing the Physiological Role of Inward Rectifier Potassium (Kir) Channels in Tick Salivary Gland Function, Zhilin Li

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Risk Assessment of Fall Armyworm Resistance To Transgenic Corn Containing Single or Pyramided Bacillus Thuringiensis Genes, YING NIU

Theses from 2017

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Fitness costs and inheritance of Bt Cry2Ab2 resistance in fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith), Binod Acharya

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Ecology and Biology of the Redbanded Stink Bug, Piezodorus guildinii (Westwood) in Louisiana, Anup Bastola

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Determining the Influence of Imidacloprid and Glufosinate Ammonium on the Population Dynamics of Twospotted Spider Mite Populations in Louisiana Cotton, Sebe Anthony Brown

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Evaluation of Control Tactics for Management of Sweetpotato Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), Jie Chen

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Effects of Elicitor Induced Host Plant Resistance on Lepidopteran Insecticide Efficacy, Abigail Cox

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Susceptibility of the southern house mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus, in East Baton Rouge Parish to larval insecticides, Nicholas Alexander DeLisi

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Incorporation of Biorationals and Trap Crop for Stink Bug Management in Soybeans, Kukuh Hernowo

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Role of Varietal Resistance in Managing the Rice Water Weevil, a Major Insect Pest of Louisiana Rice, Maisarah Mohamad Saad

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Evaluation of Winter Management Methods to Enhance Survival of the Giant Salvinia Weevil, Cyrtobagous salviniae, Lori Robyn Moshman

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Occurrence and Phenology of Polistine Wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) in Southern Louisiana, Scott Nacko

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Cold Tolerance and Overwintering Physiology of the Salvinia Weevil (Cyrtobagous salviniae): Improving the Biological Control of Giant Salvinia in Temperate Louisiana, Alana D. Russell

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Termite Gut Microbes as Tools and Targets for Termite Control, Chinmay Vijay Tikhe

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Effects of Soil Silicon Amendment and Nitrogen Levels on Rice Insect Pest Complex, James Michael P. Villegas

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Biology and Ecology of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale, Acanthococcus Lagerstroemiae (Kuwana) (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae), Zinan Wang

Theses from 2016

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Analysis of Insect Pest Reports at LSU Residential Life, Namoona Acharya

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Ant Diversity and Community Structure in Coastal Dunes and Wetlands, Xuan Chen

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Cockroaches (Blattodea) of Southern Louisiana: Morphology, Diversity, and Life Histories, Forest Brady Huval

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Results of Operation Full Stop: Terminix Service Co. Inc., control of Formosan Subterranean Termites (Coptotermes Formosanus) in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Edward Joseph Martin IV

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Effects of Truck Based Ultra-Low Volume Mosquito Adulticides on Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) in a Real World Scenario, Vivek Pokhrel

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Mexican Rice Borer (Eoreuma loftini) Pheromone Trap Efficacy and Role in Invasive Species Monitoring and Pest Management, Blake Emerson Wilson

Theses from 2015

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Effects of spinosad on Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae), Dependra Bhatta

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Herbivore Response to Soybean Under Differing Induction Methods, John L. Dryburgh

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Effects of Detrital Subsidy on Arthropod Communities in Louisiana Rice Fields and Predation on Rice Water Weevil (Lissorhoptrus Oryzophilus), Nathan Mercer

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Effectiveness of an Artisanal McPhail Trap for Mass Trapping Tephritid Fruit Flies in Haiti, Fractyl Mertilus

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Integrated Multiple-tactic Management of the Redbanded Stink Bug on Soybeans in Louisiana, Miyanda Nzala Moonga

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Impact and Management of the Mexican Rice Borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Bioenergy Crop Agroecosystems, Matthew Travis VanWeelden

Dissertations from 2014

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Evaluation of Economic Injury Levels and Chemical Control Recommendations for Rice Stink Bug (Oebalus Pugnax) in Louisiana, Bryce Blackman

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Effects of Induced Plant Resistance and Potassium Fertilization Rates on Soybean Looper (Chrysodeixis Includens) Development in Soybean, Xuan Chen

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Characterization of Cry1F Resistance in Fall Armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) Obtained from Puerto Rico and Florida, Vikash Dangal

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Resistance of fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) to Bacillus thuringiensis, Ying Niu

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A Revision and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Genus Eutyphlus LeConte (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae) with a Comparison of Sampling Methodologies, Brittany Elin Owens

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Research in Biological Control of the Formosan Subterranean Termite, Cai Wang

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Evaluation of Pyramided Bt Corn for Management of Corn Earworm and Fall Armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Fei Yang

Theses from 2013

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A survey of chemical elicitors and their effectiveness as promoters of plant defense against herbivory by Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), John Gordy

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Taxonomy and systematics of New Zealand Faronitae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae), Jong-Seok Park

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Development of integrated pest management for sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis in rice, Jaspreet Kaur Sidhu

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Effects of caste on the constitutive and induced expression of genes associated with immunity and detoxification in Formosan subterranean termites, Dawn M. Simms

Theses from 2012

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Oil-Mediated Mortality and Induced Behavioral Modifications of Coastal Insects, Benjamin Jacob Adams

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Evaluating the efficacy of methoxyfenozide on Louisiana, Texas and the mid-southern soybean looper populations, Sebe Anthony Brown

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Integrated management of the red imported fire ant in pastures, William Sullivan Hilbun

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The effects of spinosad on Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) and non-target insect species, Owen McBride Jones

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Incorporating neonicotinoid and anthranilic diamide insecticides into integrated pest management of rice water weevil, Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus, Srinivas K. Lanka

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Assessment of stink bug feeding damage in Louisiana soybean: use of a no-choice feeding field protocol, Jessica Leigh Parker

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Evaluation of Bacillus thuringiensis corn containing pyramided traits for management of sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F.), David Sindani Wangila

Dissertations from 2011

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Agroecological factors impacting stem borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) dynamics in Gulf Coast sugarcane and rice, Julien M. Beuzelin

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The reproductive morphology and physiological age-grading of female Cyrtobagous salviniae, the salvinia weevil, Lee Jared Eisenberg

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Ecology and Systematics of Coleoptera in Woody Debris of Eastern North American Forests, Michael Leslie Ferro

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Role of substrate moisture, relative humidity and temperature on survival and foraging behavior of Formosan subterranean termites, Bal Krishna Gautam

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Revision and Reclassification of the Genera of Phalacridae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea), Matthew Gimmel

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Ecology and chemical ecology of plant-insect interactions in rice: implications for pest management, Jason Charles Hamm

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Contribution of Bacillus thuringiensis cotton cultivars and insecticides to a fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith), (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae) management strategy, Jarrod T. Hardke

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Introduction and Establishment of Cyrtobagous salviniae Calder and Sands (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) for the Control of Salvinia minima Baker (Salviniaceae), and Interspecies Interactions Possibly Limiting Successful Control in Louisiana, Katherine A. Parys

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Characterization of the subcortical interactions between larvae of the southern pine sawyer Monochamus titillator (F.) and the larvae of the southern pine beetle guild using molecular gut analyses, Erich N. Schoeller

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Redbanded stink bug, Piezodorus guildinii (Westwood): pest status, control strategies, and management in Louisiana soybean, Joshua H. Temple

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Advanced management of the Mexican rice borer (Eoreuma loftini) in sugarcane, Blake Emerson Wilson

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Molecular Mechanisms of Bacillus thuringiensis Resistance in the Sugarcane Borer, Yunlong Yang

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Molecular mechanisms of Bacillus thuringiensis resistance in the sugarcane borer, Yunlong Yang

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A study of horn fly, Haematobia irritans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae), target-site sensitivity, susceptibility, and resistance management at selected sites in Louisiana, Cole David Younger

Theses from 2010

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Quantifying tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois), resistance to acephate in Louisiana, Josh T. Copes

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Association of Esterases in Resistance to Naled and Resmethrin in the Southern House Mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus, Jennifer R. Gordon

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Toxicity interaction of fipronil and imidacloprid against Coptotermes formasanus, Pan Luo

Dissertations from 2009

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Categorization and Indentification of Mechanisms of Sugarcane Resistance to the Sugarcane Aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae), Waseem Akbar

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Effects of acephate on the distribution of tarnished plant bugs within the cotton plant profile, Kyle Andrew Fontenot

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Survivorship, tunneling and feeding behaviors of Formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in response to trans-caryophyllene, Qiaoling Qi

Theses from 2008

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Characterizing the epidemiology of bluetongue virus serotype one in south Louisiana, Michael Edward Becker

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Survival, growth, and behavior of Helicoverpa zea (Boddie) and Heliothis virescens (F.) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on genetically engineered cotton expressing the Vip3A insecticidal protein, Padma Latha Bommireddy

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The integration of mosquito avian host preference with West Nile virus activity in wild bird and mosquito populations in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jessica Erin Brauch

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Factors potentially influencing the abundance of mosquitoes in Louisiana rice fields, Ana Maria Sanchez de Cuadra

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Succession of Coleoptera on freshly killed loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) and southern red oak (Quercus falcata Michaux) in Louisiana, Stephanie Gil

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Novel methods for the control of phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae), Thomas Michael Mascari

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Resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis in sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F.), Xiaoyi Wu

Dissertations from 2007

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Population ecology of Pseudacteon tricuspis Borgmeier (Diptera: Phoridae), an introduced parasitoid of the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: formicidae) in Louisiana, Donald Charles Henne

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Culture-independent identification of gut bacteria in fourth-instar red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, larvae, Albert Hon-Yu Lee

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Detection of West Nile virus activity in male and female mosquitoes, and evaluation of host-utilization patterns of mosquitoes, in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Andrew James Mackay

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Chemical ecology, fungal interactions and forest stand correlations of the exotic Asian ambrosia beetle, Xylosandrus crassiusculus (Motschulsky) (Curculionidae), Eric Paul Ott

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Effect of red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta Buren) on the nesting success of Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus L.), Michael Andrew Seymour

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Evaluating precision agricultural technologies in a Louisiana cotton insect pest management system, Joshua Heath Temple

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Impact and interaction of Samea multiplicalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) and Cyrtobagous salviniae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on Salvinia minima in south Louisiana and the foraging behavior of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on Salvinia minima, Sunil Tewari

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Detection of the bloodmeal origin of mosquitoes collected at alligator farms, and West Nile Virus activity in mosquitoes collected from alligator farms, sentinel chicken surveillance sites, and larval habitats, Isik Unlu

Theses from 2006

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Interactions between Formosan subterranean termites, brown rot fungus (Gloeophyllum trabeum) and some of the fungi present on the termite integument and gut, Poornima Jayasimha

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Effect of light intensity and weld thickness on the performance of UV-cured FRP composite joints, Jerry Alan Peck

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Biology and chemical ecology of the sugarcane beetle and integrated pest management of sweet potato soil insects in Louisiana, Tara Parker Smith

Dissertations from 2005

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Revision of Pocadius Erichson (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae), Andrew R. Cline

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Evaluation of selected refuges in a Bollgard cotton production system: heliothine movement and effects on boll injury, Rhett Hunter Gable

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Evaluation of vetiver oil and alate biology as preventative measures against the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae), Karen Elizabeth Nix

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Liquid feeding in the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Kathryn Shea O'Brien

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Evaluation of Beauveria bassiana and host plant resistance for the management of rice stink bug in rice agro-ecosystem, Dilipkumar Thakorbhai Patel

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Integrated pest management of the Mexican rice borer in Louisiana and Texas sugarcane and rice, Francis P. F. Reay-Jones

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Seasonal abundance and detection of West Nile virus in ceratopogonids (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Isidra Joselina Sabio

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Phylogenetic revision of the genus Mesynodites Reichardt (Coleptera: Histeridae: Hetaeriinae), Alexey K. Tishechkin

Theses from 2004

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Bees associated with Louisiana longleaf pine savannas, Chanda Sara Bartholomew

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Field evaluation of mosquito control and repellent devices in southern Louisiana, Brett Warren Collier