Department of Plant and Soil Science
Yolanda Chen, Ph.D.
Yolanda Chen, Assistant Professor
- Ph.D. Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley, 2001
- B.S. Natural Resource Management, Rutgers University, NJ 1995
Areas of Expertise
Agroecology, Entomology, Biological Control
Humans have strongly influenced insect pest evolution and ecology through host shifts, crop domestication, change in cultivation practices, and human-mediated translocations. My research studies these themes to determine how we can use ecological and evolutionary information to improve sustainable pest management.
Contact InformationEmail: Yolanda.Chen@uvm.edu
Phone: (802) 656-2627
Office Hours: by appointment
I teach the following classes:
Agroecology of Vegetable Crops PSS 124
Organic Farm Planning PSS 208
Organic Farm Practicum PSS 209
Chen, Y. H., C. C. Bernal, J. Tan, F. G. Horgan, and M. A. Fitzgerald. 2011. Planthopper "adaptation" to resistant rice varieties: Changes in amino acid composition over time. Journal of Insect Physiology 57:1375-1384.
Chen, Y. H. and C. Bernal. 2011. Arthropod diversity and community structure on wild and cultivated rice. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 13:181-189.
Chen, Y. H., S. H. Berlocher, S. B. Opp, and G. K. Roderick. 2010. Post-colonization temporal genetic variation of an introduced fly, Rhagoletis completa. Genetica 138:1059-1075.
- Deborah Neher, Department Chair
- John Aleong
- Sidney C. Bosworth
- Yolanda Chen
- Josef H. Gorres
- Vladimir V. Gouli
- Ann Hazelrigg
- Stephanie Hurley
- V. Ernesto Mendez
- Bruce L. Parker
- Jason S. Parker
- Leonard P. Perry
- Donald S. Ross
- Margaret Skinner
- Mark Starrett