Insect Ecology at NDSU The Harmon Lab

 

 

 

 

 

Entomology

 

 

 

People

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Harmon
Associate Professor

PhD, Entomology, University of Minnesota (2003)

Department of Entomology
North Dakota State University
NDSU Dept. 7650; P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Office: 269 Hultz Hall
Lab: 227 Hultz Hall
Email: Jason.Harmon@ndsu.edu
Office Phone: (701) 231-5083
Fax: (701) 231-8557

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Lab Members

 

 

 

James (Jamie) Kopco
Graduate Student (PhD) Entomology

 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/James_Kopco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aleix Valls
Graduate Student (PhD) Entomology

 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Aleix_Valls

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adrienne Antonsen
Graduate Student (MS) - Entomology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don Carey
Research Specialist

Department of Entomology
North Dakota State University
NDSU Dept. 7650; P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Office: 259 Hultz Hall
Email: Donald.Carey@ndsu.edu
Office Phone: (701) 231-7920
Fax: (701) 231-8557

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lab Alumni

 

 

 

Jaclyn (Jacki) Eichele
2016 MS Entomology

The Effects of Salinity on Herbivorous Pests of Corn and Soybean

 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jaclyn_Eichele

 

Eichele, JL, J Dreyer, R Heinz, S Foster, DA Prischmann-Voldseth, JP Harmon. 2016 Soybean aphid response to their alarm pheromone E-β-Fernesene (EBF). Journal of Insect Behavior 29:385-394.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Momina Chaudhry
2016 NDSU Governor's School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erin McLean
2015 MS Entomology

Aphid Interactions with Environmental Variation in the Field and Lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Alfonso
2015 MS Entomology

The Effects of Abiotic Climate Change Factors on Aphid Life History and Populations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akriti Saxena
2015 NDSU Governor's School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jamin Dreyer
Postdoctoral Researcher

http://jamindreyer.com/

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jamin_Dreyer

 

Eichele, JL, J Dreyer, R Heinz, S Foster, DA Prischmann-Voldseth, JP Harmon. 2016 Soybean aphid response to their alarm pheromone E-β-Fernesene (EBF). Journal of Insect Behavior 29:385-394.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gift Ben-Bernard
2014 NDSU Governor's School

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steven Burdick

MS - Environmental & Conservation Sciences 2013
Interactions between ultraviolet light and soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura (Hemiptera:Aphididae)
Co-advised by Deirdre Prischmann-Voldseth

 

Burdick, SC, DA Prischmann-Voldseth, and JP Harmon. 2015. Density and distribution of soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in response to UV radiation. Population Ecology 57:457-466.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adrianna Mendez
2013 NDSU Governor's School

Project: Diurnal activity patterns in pea aphids

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Whalen

MS Entomology 2012
Density and movement of soybean aphid, Aphis glycines (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in response to temperature and resistant soybean plants.

Whalen R and JP Harmon. 2015. Temperature alters the interaction between a herbivore and a resistant host plant. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 9:233-240.

Whalen, R and JP Harmon. 2012. Rag1 aphid resistant soybeans alter the movement and distribution of soybean aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Environmental Entomology 41:1426-1434.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Solga

MS Range Science 2012
Timing is everything: How environmental change may disrupt the timing of plant-pollinator interactions

Co-advised by Amy Ganguli

Solga, MJ, JP Harmon, and AC Ganguli. 2014. Timing is everything: An overview of phenological changes to plants and their pollinators. Natural Areas Journal 34:227-234.

Harmon, JP, AC Ganguli, and M Solga. 2011. An overview to pollination in rangelands: who, why, and how. Rangelands 33(3):4-8.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kristy Brandt
2012 NDSU Governor's School

Cornicle Secretions in Soybean Aphids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kiran Ghising
MS Entomology 2011
Impact of Rag1 aphid resistant soybeans on Binodoxys communis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a parasitoid of soybean aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae).

Co-advised with Jan Knodel

 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kiran_Ghising

Ghising, K. J. J. P. Harmon, P. B. Beauzay, D. A. Prischmann-Voldseth, T. C. Helms, P. J. Ode, and J. J. Knodel. 2012. Impact of Rag1 aphid resistant soybeans on Binodoxys communis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a parasitoid of soybean aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Environmental Entomology 41:282-288.

Ballman, ES, K Ghising, DA Prischmann-Voldseth, and JP Harmon. 2012. Factors contributing to the poor performance of a soybean aphid parasitoid (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) on an herbivore resistant soybean cultivar. Environmental Entomology 41:1417-1425.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Manstrom
2011 NDSU Governor's School

How Temperature Affects Soybean Aphid Reproduction

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anne Thurn
MS Entomology 2010
Effects of soybean aphid resistance of the ladybeetle Harmonia axyridis mediated by the soybean aphid Aphis glycines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allison Wanner
NDSU Governor's School 2010
Consequences of a bad meal: Does past feeding on a resistant host plant negatively affect soybean aphid performance?