For her master's degree, Amanda tested whether the ecological important variables of host-plant resistance and entomopathogens could affect the magnitude and dominance of fitness costs associated with resistance to Cry3Bb1 in western corn rootworm.
Aubrey's research addressed fitness costs of Bt resistance and inheritance of resistance traits in western corn rootworm.
Paolino, A. R. and Gassmann, A. J. 2017. Assessment of inheritance and fitness costs associated with field-evolved resistance to Cry3Bb1 maize by western corn rootworm. Toxins 9(5):159; doi:10.3390/toxins9050159
Dunbar, M. W., Gassmann A. J. and O’Neal, M. E. 2017. Impacts of rye cover crop on beneficial arthropods. Environmental Entomology. 46:284-290 Read more about Publications