Yolanda Fanslow Chen

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.

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Instagram: @InsectAgroEco

Twitter: @Yolanda_H_Chen

Publications

Stratton, C. A., E. Hodgdon, C. Rodriguez-Saona, A. M. Shelton, and Y. H. Chen. 2019. Odors from phylogenetically-distant plants to Brassicaceae repel an herbivorous Brassica specialist. Scientific Reports. 9: 10621.

Hodgdon, E. A., R. H. Hallett, K. F. Wallin, C. A. Stratton, and Y. H. Chen. 2019. Racemic pheromone blends disrupt mate location in the invasive swede midge, Contarinia nasturtii.. Journal of Chemical Ecology 45(7): 549–558.

Chen, Y. H., J. Ruiz-Arocho*, E. J. B. von Wettberg. 2018. Crop domestication: Anthropogenic effects on insect-plant interactions in agroecosystems. Current Opinion in Insect Science 29: 56-63.

Stratton, C. A.*, E. A. Hodgdon*, S. G. Zuckerman^, A. M. Shelton, and Y. H. Chen. 2018. A single swede midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) can render cauliflower unmarketable. Journal of Insect Science 18(3): 1-6.

Brevik, K.*, L. Lindström, S. D. McKay, and Y. H. Chen. 2018. Transgenerational effects of insecticides – implications for rapid pest evolution in agroecosystems. Current Opinion in Insect Science. Special Issue, “Ecological Adaptation in Agroecosystems”.

Associations and Affiliations

Colorado Potato Beetle Genome Project co-coordinator

Yolanda Chen

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Insect Ecology, Population Genetics, Agroecology, Evolutionary Biology

Education

  • Ph.D. Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley, 2001
  • B.S. Natural Resource Management, Rutgers University, NJ 1995
  • B.S. Natural Resource Management, Rutgers University, NJ 1995

Contact

Phone:
  • (802) 656-2627
Office Location:

209 Jeffords Hall

Office Hours:

By appointment

Courses Taught

Entomology & Pest Mgmt PSS 106
Biological Control PSS 232