Name: Chen, Yolanda (Researcher)PrintGo Back

Institution: University of Vermont

Description of Expertise:

I am interested in how humans have strongly influenced insect pest evolution, genetics, and ecology by selecting particular strains of crop plants, cultivating crops, and moving them around the world. Our research focuses on how these human-mediated historical ecological, evolutionary, and anthropogenic changes have facilitated insect pest outbreaks in agricultural systems.


Countries: Mexico, Philippines, Vietnam

States: California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, Vermont, Washington

Species: Terrestrial Invertebrates, Swede midge (Contarinia nasturtii), Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata),

Ecosystems: Agricultural

Research Areas: Chemical ecology, Extension and education

NY Regions: Finger Lakes

Last updated: October 9, 2015 at 1:16 am