Dr. Lauren M. Diepenbrock

Dr. Lauren M. Diepenbrock

Program Emphasis

Integrated Pest Management and Insect Ecology


University of Missouri Ph.D. Plant, Insect and Microbial Sciences (Entomology emphasis) Columbia, MO 2014 Dissertation: Historical, landscape and resource influences on the coccinellid community of Missouri Graduate Certificate: Conservation Biology

Florida State University M.S. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Tallahassee, FL 2009 Thesis: The seasonal natural history of the ant, Odontomachus brunneus, in North Florida

Syracuse University M.S. Biology Education Syracuse, NY 2004

University of Missouri B.A. Biology Columbia, MO 2002 Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Opportunities Internship

Refereed Publications

Diepenbrock, L.M., Lundgren, J.G, Sit, T.L, and H.J. Burrack. 2018. Detecting specific resource use by Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae), a mobile, highly polyphagous fruit pest, using gut content analysis. Journal of Economic Entomology. DOI: 10.1093/jee/toy077

Diepenbrock, L.M. and D. R. McPhie. Accepted. Use of a novel host plant family, Basallaceae, by Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington

Van Timmeren, S., Diepenbrock, L.M., Bertone, M. A., Burrack, H. J. and R. Isaacs. 2017. A filter method for improved monitoring of Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) larvae in fruit. Journal of Integrated Pest Management

Diepenbrock, L.M., Hardin, J.A., and H.J. Burrack. 2017. Season-long
programs for control of Drosophila suzukii in southeastern blackberry crops. Crop Protection. DOI: 10.1016/j.croppro.2017.03.022

Diepenbrock, L.M. and H.J. Burrack. 2016. Variation of within-crop microhabitat use by
Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in blackberry. Journal of Applied Entomology. DOI 10.1111/jen.12335

Diepenbrock, L.M., K.V. Tindall, K. Fothergill, J.E. Losey, R.R. Smyth, and D.L. Finke. 2016.
The influence of exotic lady beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) establishment on in the species composition of the native lady beetle community in Missouri. Environmental Entomology. DOI 10.1093/ee/nvw065

Diepenbrock, L.M., K.A. Swoboda-Bhattarai, and H.J. Burrack. 2016. Ovipositional preference,
fidelity, and fitness of Drosophila suzukii in a co-occurring crop and non-crop host system. Journal of Pest Science. DOI 10.1007/s10340-016-0764-5

Diepenbrock, L.M., D.O. Rosensteel, J.A. Hardin, A.A. Sial, and H.J. Burrack. 2016.
Season-long programs for control of Drosophila suzukii in southeastern blueberries. Crop Protection. 81: 76-84.

Diepenbrock, L.M., and H.J. Burrack. 2015. Efficacy of bait sprays for the control of
Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in blueberries. Arthropod Management Tests.40 (1).

Diepenbrock, L.M., J. Hardin, and H.J. Burrack. 2015. Efficacy of insecticides
against Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in blueberries. Arthropod Management Tests. 40 (1).

Diepenbrock, L.M., and D.L. Finke. 2013. Refuge for native lady beetles (Coccinellidae)
in grassland habitats. Insect Conservation and Diversity. 6(6): 671-679.

Worsham, H. and L. Diepenbrock. 2012. Evaluating Scientific Content: Misinformation About
Insects in a Popular Children's Movie. American Biology Teacher. 75(5): 341-343.

Hart, L.M., and W.R. Tschinkel. 2011. A seasonal natural history of Odontomachus
brunneus. Insectes Sociaux. 59(1): 45-54.

Extension / Non-Refereed Publications

Diepenbrock, L.M. Local finding of Cordyceps, the insect “zombie-making” fungus

Diepenbrock, L. M. Insecticide recommendations for spotted wing drosophila management
during harvest https://entomology.ces.ncsu.edu/2016/06/using-insecticides-for-spotted-wing-drosophila-during-harvest/
*Also featured in Vegetable Growers News, June 17 2016. http://vegetablegrowersnews.com/news/insecticide-recommendations-swd-management-harvest/

Diepenbrock, L.M. Variation in spotted wing drosophila infestation throughout blackberry
canes https://entomology.ces.ncsu.edu/2016/06/variation-in-spotted-wing-drosophila-infestation-throughout-blackberry-canes/

Diepenbrock, L.M. Sprayer calibration for use in berry fields against Spotted Wing Drosophila https://entomology.ces.ncsu.edu/2015/04/preparing-for-swd/