Yolanda Chen, Ph.D.
Yolanda Chen,Associate 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
Insect Ecology, Population Genetics, Agroecology, Evolutionary Biology
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: Jeffords 209, by appointment
Website: Faculty Website
I teach the following classes:
- Entomology & Pest Mgmt PSS 106
- Agroecology of Vegetable Crops PSS 124
- Organic Farm Planning PSS 208
- Biological Control PSS 232
*denotes graduate student, ^denotes undergraduate student
Chen, Y. H., R. Gols, *C. A. Stratton, *K. A. Brevik, B. Benrey. 2015. Complex tritrophic interactions in response to crop domestication: predictions from the wild. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 156(4):XX-XX.
Chen, Y. H., R. Gols, and B. Benrey. 2015. Crop domestication and its impact on naturally selected trophic interactions. Annual Review of Entomology. 60:35-58.
Xu, Yipeng, Y. H. Chen, X-P Yu. 2014. Cell culture of the rice brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens Stal (Hemiptera: Delphacidae). In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology 50(5):384-388.
Izzo, V.*, J. Armstrong^, N. Mercer^, Y. H. Chen. 2014. Variation in host usage among geographic populations of Leptinotarsa decemlineata, the Colorado potato beetle. Journal of Pest Science 87:597-608.
Izzo, V.*, J. Armstrong^, D. J. Hawthorne, Y. H. Chen. 2014. Geographic variation in winter hardiness of a common agricultural pest, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, the Colorado potato beetle. Evolutionary Ecology 28:505-520.
Izzo, V., J. Armstrong^, D. J. Hawthorne, and Y. H. Chen. 2014. Time of the season: Effect of photoperiodism on host-mediated cues for diapause induction in Leptinotarsa decemlineata. Ecological Entomology 39(1): 75-82.
Ferrater, J. B.*, Peter W. De Jong, M. Dicke, Y. H. Chen, and F. G. Horgan. 2013. Symbiont-mediated adaptation by planthoppers and leafhoppers to resistant rice varieties. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 7:591-605.
- Deborah Neher,Department Chair
- Sidney C. Bosworth
- Terence Bradshaw
- Yolanda Chen
- Joshua Faulkner
- Josef H. Gorres
- Ann Hazelrigg
- Stephanie Hurley
- V. Ernesto Mendez
- Scott C. Merrill
- Bruce L.Parker
- Jason S. Parker
- Leonard P. Perry
- Donald S. Ross
- Margaret Skinner
- Mark Starrett