Spotted lanternfly was recently reported in Virginia for the first time – about two weeks ago in Winchester, to be exact. An invasive insect originating from China, it was first detected in the United States in eastern Pennsylvania in 2014. Why do we care? Due to its invasive status, spotted lanternfly has few or […]
The Kuhar lab has returned to the blog-o-sphere and would like to wish you and yours a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year! We look forward to sharing more of our science with you in 2018. Stay tuned! -Katlyn
VIPR Lab rocking the 2016 International Congress of Entomology Meeting in Orlando, FL. Pictured from left to right: John Aigner, Jake Bova, Ben Aigner, Tom Kuhar, James Mason, Louis Nottingham, Holly Wantuch, Tony DiMeglio.
In just one short week Hallie Harriman, one of the lab’s technicians for this past year, will be moving to work in Wisconsin with one of Notre Dame’s undergraduate research programs, UNDER-C. She will be at their environmental research center studying the role of dissolved organic carbon in lakes and their role in benthic diversity. We […]
Recently, the Lab’s own Tony Dimeglio was included in an interview conducted by the area’s local television station WDBJ7. Him along with Jason Lancaster and Dorothea Tholl explained their collaborative research to create a plant that will hopefully attract stinkbugs away from farmers’ crops, thereby decreasing overall damage and increasing yield. The plant will do […]
At the end of February, one of our lab technicians, Casey Federovitch, presented her undergraduate research at the 2016 Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Conference at Virginia Tech. Congratulations on your first poster presentation session, Casey!
Louis Nottingham had his PhD research published in an article on Entomology Today, a website that brings the latest entomology news to the masses. In the article Louie says, “It was time to bring more attention to this beetle that is so significant in our growers’ lives.” Click here to learn more about the Mexican […]
Classes have officially started for the Spring 2016 semester at Virginia Tech! VIPR Lab’s undergraduate technicians are enrolled in fascinating courses, such as Pesticide Usage, Foundations of Agribusiness, and Forest Ecology. PhD Candidate James Wilson will be teaching the lecture and lab for an extremely popular undergraduate course, Bees and Beekeeping. Masters Candidate James Mason […]
Congratulations to the Virginia Tech team for conquering the ESA Eastern Branch Linnaean Games! This is the second year in a row for Virginia Tech! GO HOKIES! (From left) Dr. Thomas Kuhar, Ben Aigner, Louis Nottingham, James Wilson, Jamie Wahls
The Entomological Society of America’s 2016 Eastern Branch meeting is underway! The Pest and Soil Conference runs from Sunday, January 3rd through Thursday, January 7th in Philadelphia, PA. Students have the opportunity to learn from and share their research with other scientists in the area. This event is highly anticipated by everyone in the VIPR […]