Dr. Lance J. Meinke

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Professor of Entomology
Department of Entomology
109B Entomology Hall
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska 68583-0816
Telephone: (402) 472-8707
FAX: (402) 472-4687
Email: LMEINKE1@UNL.EDU
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Appointment:
80% Research, 20% Teaching
Education:
  1. Ph.D.in Entomology, North Carolina State University, 1984
  2. M.S. in Entomology, University of Arizona, 1977
  3. B.S. in Entomology, North Dakota State University, 1975 and in Biology, Concordia College, Seward, NE, 1971-1973
Professional Interests:
Insect Ecology and Behavior, Integrated Pest Management, Resistance Management, Chrysomelid Taxonomy

Professional Responsibilities:
  • Major research focus is on the biology, ecology, and management of Diabrotica species, particularly in field corn.  Specific areas of emphasis include: western and northern corn rootworm behavior and population dynamics; Diabrotica resistance management issues/strategies:  detection and characterization of western corn rootworm resistance to conventional insecticides or traits incorporated into transgenic corn; characterizing effects of transgenic events on corn rootworm life history traits/fitness. Secondary research areas include the biology and pest potential of Colaspis species in Nebraska, and the taxonomy, host relationships, and distribution of Chrysomelid Criocerinae in Nebraska.
Teaching:
  • Entomology 817 "Pest Management Systems"
  • Entomology 400 "Biology and Classification of Insects"
 Professional Activities and Service

National/International (examples: 2001-2016):

  • 1985-2016:  Nebraska representative to NCCC-46 Regional Corn Rootworm Research Committee, chair, 2001; NCCC-46 IRM subcommittee: 2001-2007.
  • 1996-2003:  Co-Coordinator, Resistance monitoring effort for USDA-ARS sponsored Corn Rootworm Areawide Management Pilot Program.
  • 2001, 2002:  Senior author of NCCC-46 letters submitted to EPA regarding resistance management issues surrounding use of corn rootworm protected transgenic plants.
  • 2001:  Invited participant in EPA sponsored workshop “Insect Resistant Management Strategies Framework Development” Washington, D.C.
  • 2002:  Co-Organizer, NC-205/NCCC-46/Industry Corn Insects Resistance Management Conference.
  • 2003:  Invited participant in USDA sponsored workshop “Future Directions and Research Priorities for the USDA Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program” Washington, D.C.
  • 2005:  Invited presenter/participant in regional Corn Rootworm Distance Education Workshop.
  • 2007:  Invited member of International Expert Group on western corn rootworm ecology, Nice, France
  • 2008:  Invited plenary speaker at the European Union DIABR-ACT project meeting, Gottingen, Germany.
  • 2008:  Invited panel member, Arthropod and Nematode Organismal and Population Biology NRI Competitive Grant Program, CSREES, USDA; Washington, DC.
  • 2009:  Invited participant in “External SAP Review Meeting for Optimum AcreMax 1 Insect Protection”. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., Ames, IA.
  • 2009, 2011:  Co-leader University of Nebraska Study Abroad Program, Tropical Insect Biodiversity - Costa Rica
  • 2010-2014:  Invited participant in 23 industry sponsored meetings/workshops as an expert/advisor pertaining to current or future technologies to manage corn insects or resistance management.
  • 2011-2016:  Invited member of ad-hoc group that advised EPA on emerging IRM issues pertaining to Bt corn.
  • 2011-2013:  Invited member of Advisory Committee for Monsanto-sponsored Corn Rootworm Knowledge Competitive Grant Program.
  • 2013:  Interviewed for National Public Radio piece pertaining to western corn rootworm resistance to plant incorporated traits and IRM research at Nebraska.  Radio piece aired 9 July 2013.
  • 2014: National webinar: “Corn rootworm management in the transgenic era”.
  • 2015:   Lead author on Nebraska letter to EPA pertaining to proposed changes in rootworm IRM policy
  • 2016:   Co-organizer of the symposium:  Challenges and opportunities for management of the western corn rootworm.  International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL.
University (examples: 2011- 2016):
  • 2009-2016: IANR Dr. Plant Health Curriculum Steering, Admissions, Exam Committees
  • 2009-2016: UNL Biotechnology Field Release Committee
  • 2014-2016: UNL Greenhouse Committee
Department (examples: 2011-2016):
  • 1985-2016: Department liaison with Univ. Nebr. Agric. Research and Development Center, near Ithaca, NE
  • 2011-2016: Curriculum Committee
  • 2011-2016 Student Scholarship and Internship Committee
  • 2013-2014: Search Committee chair: Entomology Field Research Coordinator (ARDC)
  • 2015: Search Committee chair: Department of Entomology Insect Toxicology position
  • 2011-2012, 2015-2016: Chair, Department Promotion and Tenure Committee

Publications: Refereed Journal Articles (2000-2016)
  • Andow, D. A., S. G. Pueppke, A.W. Schaafsma, A. J. Gassmann, T.W. Sappington, L. J. Meinke, P.D. Mitchell, T.M. Hurley, R.L. Hellmich, R. P. Porter. 2016. Early detection and mitigation of resistance to Bt maize by western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). J. Econ. Entomol (forum). 109: 1–12.
  • Coats, B.S., A. Alves, H. Wang, X. Zhou, T. Nowatzki, H. Chen, M. Rangasamy, H. Robertson, C. Whitfield, K. Walden, S. Kachman, B. French, L. Meinke, D. Hawthorne, C. Abel, T. Sappington, B. Siegfried, and N. Miller. 2016. Quantitative trait locus mapping and functional genomics of an organophosphate resistance trait in the western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera. Insect Mol. Biol 25: 1-15. DOI: 10.1111/imb.12194
  • Haridas, C.V., L. J. Meinke, B. E. Hibbard, B.D. Siegfried, and B. Tenhumberg. 2016. Effects of temporal variation in temperature and density dependence on insect population dynamics. Ecosphere 7(5):e01287. 10.1002/ecs2.1287 .
  • Tinsley, N. A., P. D. Mitchell, R. J. Wright, L. J. Meinke, R. E. Estes, and M. E. Gray. 2016. Estimation of efficacy functions for products used to manage corn rootworm larval injury. J. Appl. Entomol. 140: 414-425. DOI: 10.1111/jen.12276
  • Wangila, D.S. and L. J. Meinke. 2016. Effects of adult emergence timing on susceptibility and fitness of Cry3Bb1-resistant western corn rootworms. J. Appl. Entomol. Early view online: doi: 10.1111/jen.12346
  • Frank, D., R. Kurtz, N. Tinsley, A.J. Gassmann, L. J. Meinke, D. Moellenbeck, M. Gray, L. Bledsoe, C. Krupke, R. Estes, P. Weber, and B. Hibbard. 2015. Effect of seed blends and soil-insecticide on western and northern corn rootworm emergence from mCry3A + eCry3.1Ab Bt maize. J. Econ. Entomol. 108: 1260-1270. DOI: 10.1093/jee/tov081.
  • Miwa, K. and L. J. Meinke. 2015. Developmental biology and effects of adult diet on consumption, longevity, and fecundity of Colaspis crinicornis. J. Insect Sci. (2015) 15(1): 78; DOI: 10.1093/jisesa/iev062
  • Miwa, K. and L. J. Meinke. 2015. Diel patterns of Colaspis brunnea and Colaspis crinicornis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in southeastern Nebraska. Environ. Entomol. 44: 1553-1561.
  • Pereira, A.E., H. Wang, S.N. Zukoff, L. J. Meinke, B. W. French, B. D. Siegfried. 2015. Evidence of field-evolved resistance to bifenthrin in western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) populations in western Nebraska and Kansas. PLoS ONE 10(11): e0142299. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0142299 published 13 Nov 2015.
  • Wangila, D. S., A. J. Gassmann, J. L. Petzold-Maxwell, B. W. French, and L. J. Meinke. 2015. Susceptibility of Nebraska western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) populations to Bt corn events. J. Econ. Entomol. 108: 742-751.
  • Sandall, L. D. Lee, L. J. Meinke, B. Siegfried. 2014. Corn rootworm: Small insect, big impact. Natural Sci. Edu. 43: 43-. DOI:10.4195/nse2013.05.0015.
  • Geisert, R.W. and L. J. Meinke. 2013. Frequency of extended diapause in Nebraska populations of Diabrotica barberi (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 106: 1619-1627.
  • Petzold-Maxwell, J. L., L. J. Meinke, M. E. Gray, R. E. Estes, and A. J. Gassmann. 2013. Effect of Bt maize and soil insecticides on yield, injury, and rootworm survival: Implications for resistance management. J. Econ. Entomol. 106: 1941-1951.
  • Petzold-Maxwell, J. L., A. P. Alves, R. E. Estes, M. E. Gray, L. J. Meinke, E. Shields, S. Thompson, N. A. Tinsley, and A. J. Gassmann. 2013. Applying an integrated refuge to manage western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae): effects on survival, fitness and selection pressure. J. Econ. Entomol. 106: 2195-2207.
  • Clark, T, L., D. L. Frank, B.W. French, L. J. Meinke, D. Moellenbeck, T. T. Vaughn, and B. E. Hibbard. 2012. Mortality impact of MON863 transgenic maize roots on western corn rootworm larvae in the field. J. Appl. Entomol. 136: 721-729.
  • Pan, Z., D. W. Onstad, T. M. Nowatzki, B. H. Stanley, L. J. Meinke, J. L. Flexner. 2011. Western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) dispersal and adaptation to single-toxin transgenic corn deployed with block or blended refuge. Environ. Entomol. 40: 964-978.
  • Campbell, L. A., T. L. Clark, P. Clark, L. J. Meinke, J.E. Foster. 2011. Field introgression of D. barberi Smith and Lawrence and D. longicornis (Say) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) based on genetic and morphological characters. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 104: 1380-1391.
  • Onstad, D.W., and L.J. Meinke. 2010. Modeling evolution of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) to transgenic corn with two insecticidal traits. J. Econ. Entomol. 103: 849-860.
  • Campbell, L.A. and L. J. Meinke. 2010. Fitness of Diabrotica barberi, Diabrotica longicornis, and their hybrids (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am.103: 925-935.
  • Miller, N.J., T. Guillemaud, R. Giordano, B.D. Siegfried, M.E. Gray, L.J. Meinke, and T. W. Sappington. 2009. Genes, gene flow and adaptation of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera. Agricultural and Forest Entomol. 11:47-60. Review article.
  • Meinke, L.J., T.W. Sappington, D.W. Onstad, T. Guillemaud, N. J. Miller, J. Komaromi, N. Levay, L. Furlan, J. Kiss, and F. Toth. 2009. Western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) population dynamics. Agricultural and Forest Entomol. 11:29-46. Review article.
  • Becker, S.B., and L.J. Meinke. 2008. A technique to morphologically differentiate larvae of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera and D. barberi (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 81:77-79.
  • Parimi, S., L. J. Meinke, B. W. French, L. D. Chandler, and B. D. Siegfried. 2006. Stability and persistence of aldrin and methyl-parathion resistance in western corn rootworm populations (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Crop Protection 25: 269-274.
  • Caprio, M. A., T. Nowatzki, B. D. Siegfried, L. J. Meinke, R. J. Wright, and L. D. Chandler. 2006. Assessing the risk of resistance to aerial applications of methyl-parathion in the western corn rootworm. J. Econ. Entomol. 99: 483-493.
  • Clark, P. L., T. T. Vaughn, L. J. Meinke, J. Molina-Ochoa and J. E. Foster. 2006. Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) larval feeding behavior on trangenic maize (MON 863) and its isoline. J. Econ. Entomol. 99: 722-727.
  • Campbell, L. A., and L. J. Meinke. 2006. Seasonality and adult habitat use by four Diabrotica species at prairie-corn interfaces. Environ. Entomol. 35: 922-936.
  • Nowatzki, T.M., X. Zhou, L.J. Meinke, T. Vaughn, and B.D. Siegfried. 2006. Effect of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein on the feeding behavior and longevity of adult western corn rootworms (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 99: 927-930.
  • Stebbing, J. A., L. J. Meinke, S. E. Naranjo, B. D. Siegfried, R. J. Wright, and L. D. Chandler. 2005. Flight behavior of methyl-parathion resistant and susceptible western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) populations from Nebraska. J. Econ. Entomol. 98: 1294-1304.
  • Zhou, X., M.E. Scharf, L. J. Meinke, L.D. Chandler, and B.D. Siegfried. 2005. Immunological assessment of an insecticide resistance-associated esterase in the western corn rootworm. Arch. Insect Biochem. Physiol. 58: 157-165.
  • Zhou, X., M.E. Scharf, G. Sarath, L.J. Meinke, L.D. Chandler, and B.D. Siegfried. 2004. Partial purification and characterization of a methyl-parathion resistance-associated general esterase in Diabrotica virgifera virgifera(Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Pestic. Biochem. Physiol. 78: 114-125.
  • Siegfried, B. D., L.J. Meinke, S. Parimi, M.E. Scharf, T.J. Nowatzki, X. Zhou, and L.D. Chandler. 2004. Monitoring western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) susceptibility to carbaryl and cucurbitacin baits in the areawide management pilot program. J. Econ. Entomol. 97: 1726-1733.
  • Parimi, S., M.E., Scharf, L.J. Meinke, L.D. Chander, and B.D. Siegfried. 2003. Inheritance of methyl-parathion resistance in Nebraska western corn rootworm populations (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 96: 131-136.
  • Parimi, S., L.J. Meinke, T. Nowatzki, L.D. Chandler, B.W. French, and B.D. Siegfried. 2003. Toxicity of different insecticide bait mixtures to insecticide resistant and susceptible western corn rootworm populations from Nebraska (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Crop Protection 22: 781-786.
  • Zhou, X., M. E. Scharf, L. J. Meinke, L. D. Chandler, and B. D. Siegfried. 2003. Characterization of general esterases from methyl parathion-resistant and -susceptible populations of western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 96: 1855-1863.
  • Nowatzki, T.M., B. Niimi, K.J. Warren, S. Putnam, L.J. Meinke, D.C. Gosselin, F.E. Harvey, T.E.Hunt, and B.D. Siegfried. 2003. In-field labeling of western corn rootworm adults (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) with rubidium. J. Econ. Entomol. 96: 1750-1759.
  • Zhou, X., M.E. Scharf, S. Parimi, L.J. Meinke, R.J. Wright, L.D. Chandler, and B.D. Siegfried. 2002. Diagnostic assays based on esterase-mediated resistance mechanisms in western corn rootworms (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 95: 1261-1266.
  • Hoback, W.W., T.C. Clark, L.J. Meinke, L.G. Higley, and J.M. Scalzitti. 2002. Immersion survival differs among three Diabrotica species. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 105: 29-34.
  • Urias-Lopez, M.A., L. J. Meinke. 2001. Influence of western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) larval injury on yield of different types of maize. J. Econ. Entomol. 94: 106-111.
  • Scharf, M.E., S. Parimi, L.J. Meinke, L.D. Chandler, and B.D. Siegfried. 2001. Expression and induction of three family 4 cytochrome P450 (CYP4) genes identified from insecticide-resistant and susceptible western corn rootworms, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera. Insect Molecular Biol. 10: 139-146.
  • Clark, T. L., L. J. Meinke, and J. E. Foster. 2001. Molecular phylogeny of Diabrotica beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) inferred from analysis of combined mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. Insect Molecular Biol. 10: 303-314.
  • Clark, T. L., L. J. Meinke, and J. E. Foster. 2001. PCR-RFLP of mitochondrial COI DNA provides diagnostic markers for selected Diabrotica species (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Bull. Entomol. Res. 91: 419-427.
  • Clark, T. L., L. J. Meinke, S. Skoda, and J. E. Foster. 2001. Occurrence of Wolbachia in selected Diabroticite (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) beetles. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 94: 877-885.
  • Darnell, S.J., L.J. Meinke, and L.J. Young. 2000. Influence of corn phenology on adult western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) distribution. Environ. Entomol. 29: 587-595.
  • Wright, R.J., M.E. Scharf, L.J. Meinke, X.Zhou, B.D. Siegfried, and L.D. Chandler. 2000. Larval susceptibility of an insecticide-resistant western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) population to soil insecticides: Laboratory bioassays, assays of detoxification enzymes, and field performance. J. Econ. Entomol. 93: 7-13.
  • Scharf, M. E., B.D. Siegfried, L.J. Meinke, R.J. Wright, and L.D. Chandler. 2000. Cytochrome P450 mediated N-demethylation activity and induction in insecticide-resistant and susceptible western corn rootworm populations (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Pestic. Biochem. Physiol. 67: 137-143.
  • Scharf, M. E., B.D. Siegfried, L.J. Meinke, and L.D. Chandler. 2000. Fipronil metabolism, oxidative sulfone formation and toxicity among organophosphate and carbamate-resistant and -susceptible western corn rootworm populations. Pesticide Manag Sci.56:757-766.
  • Urias-Lopez, M.A., L.J. Meinke, L.G. Higley, and F. J. Haile. 2000. Influence of western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) larval injury on photosynthetic rate and vegetative growth of different types of maize. Environ. Entomol. 29: 861-867.
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