Graduate Students

Eric Y Yu

Area of Expertise: 
Life-History Tradoffs
M.S. Student

I graduated from Concordia College in December of 2014 After graduating I did lab work at North Dakota State University, in the entomology department, working with invasive species.

I joined the Gassmann lab in May of 2016 and I will be working on getting my master's. The title of my project is "Understanding dispersal by western corn rootworm: effects of larval density on flight and effect of flight on female reproduction".

Eric Clifton

Area of Expertise: 
Crop pest management
Ph.D. candidate
Graduate Assistant-Teaching/Research

I accepted a research assistantship at Iowa State University in 2011 focused on insect-pathogenic fungi and their interactions with cropping practices.  Along the way I have helped with experiments on western corn rootworm, including a field studies that used insect pathogens to help manage corn rootworm.  I completed my M.S. in summer 2013 and began my Ph.D. research the same summer with the management of soybean aphid and soybean cyst nematode using host plant resistance and pesticidal seed treatments.  

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