Kenneth E Masloski

Ph.D. student
Area of Expertise: 
Plant-Insect Interactions
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I graduated from Oklahoma State University in May of 2014 with an M.S. in Entomology and Plant Pathology.  My thesis is titled "Comparative Sampling Methods and Community Composition of Grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae) in Northern Bobwhite Habitat."  My research uncovered ways in which Acrididae subfamilies partition resources (food and oviposition space) and how that may impact northern bobwhite that rely on them for prey.

I joined the Gassmann lab in July of 2014 to begin working on my PhD.  I will be conducting research on the survival of western corn rootworm larvae after exposure to different novel soil insecticides.  I may also participate in studies focused on the efficacy of pyramided Bt maize at controlling western corn rootworm populations that are resistant to different Cry toxins.

M.S., Entomology and Plant Pathology, Oklahoma State University, 2014
B.A., Biology, University of Maine at Farmington, 2010
B.A., English, University of Maine at Farmington, 2006
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