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Department of Entomology Faculty

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Dr. Lance J. Meinke
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


 

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

 

Professional Responsibilities:

Research:
  • Research: Major research focus is on the biology, ecology, and management of Diabrotica species, particularly in field corn. Specific areas of emphasis include: western corn rootworm, D. virgifera virgifera LeConte, behavior and population dynamics; ecology/fitness of sibling species D. longicornis and D. barberi; phylogeny, population structure, and ecology of species in the genus Diabrotica; transgenic plant resistance to Diabrotica spp. and associated resistance management issues/ strategies. Secondary research areas include the biology and pest potential of Colaspis species in Nebraska, and the taxonomy and distribution of Chrysomelid species in Nebraska.
Teaching:
  • Entomology 817 "Pest Management Systems"
  • Entomology 400 "Biology and Classification of Insects"

 

National/International Professional Activities (examples: 2001-2012)

  • 1985-2012 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
  • 2010-2012 Invited participant in 15 industry sponsored meetings/workshops as an expert/advisor pertaining to current or future technologies to manage corn insects or resistance management.
  • 2011-2012: Invited member of ad-hoc group that advised EPA on emerging IRM issues pertaining to Bt corn.
  • 2011-2012: Invited member of Advisory Committee for Monsanto-sponsored Corn Rootworm Knowledge Competitive Grant Program.

 

Publications:

Refereed Journal Articles (2000-2012)

  • 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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