Dr. Tom Weissling

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Associate Professor and Online Education Coordinator
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Department of Entomology
214 Entomology Hall
Lincoln, NE
68583-0816
Phone: (402) 472-8680
Fax: (402) 472-4687
E-Mail: TWEISSLING2@unl.edu
Website: http://entomology.unl.edu/distedu/
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Appointment: 75% Teaching, 25% Extension

Education:
B.S. in Entomology, Colorado State University, 1984
M.S. in Entomology, Colorado State University, 1986
Ph.D. in Entomology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, 1990

Professional Responsibilities and Activities:
• Coordination of the online MS and the Insect Science BS degree programs.
• Provide instruction for a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, and graduate student advising.
• Develop educational and research opportunities that assist undergraduate students with their capstone project.
• Develop recruitment and marketing strategies to meet academic enrollment targets.
• Develop translational research and literacy programs related to arthropod ecology and conservation.
• Document insect diversity on milkweed plants in Nebraska.

Teaching Summary:
Courses taught UNL:
• ENTO 115, Insect Biology, 3 cr. 2015, 2016
• ENTO 200, Arthropod Behavior, 3 cr. 2015
• ENTO 315, Undergraduate Research Seminar, 1 cr. (Co-Instructor) 2012, 2015, 2016
• ENTO 485, Current issues in entomology, 3 cr. (Co-Instructor) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
• ENTO 407/807, Urban and Industrial Entomology, 3 cr. 2011.
• ENTO 403/803, Management of Horticultural Pest Insects, 3 cr. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
• ENTO818, Insect Identification and Natural History, 4 cr. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
• ENTO 819, Insect Behavior, 3 cr. 2011, 2013, 2015
• ENTO 888, M.S. Degree Project, 4 cr. (Co-Instructor) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
• ENTO 896, Independent Study, var. cr. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Awards:
• University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2012 Dinsdale Family Faculty Award
• University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, 2013 Junior Faculty Holling Family Award for Teaching Excellence
• Entomology Educational Project Award, ESA, NCB. Inside the Hive. 2013. (With D. Golick, A. Johns, T. Heng-Moss, and M. Ellis)
• University-wide Departmental Teaching Award from the University of Nebraska, 2015. (Member of the application writing team)
• Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching. 2016 North Central Branch Recipient, Entomological Society of America.

Refereed Publications:
Capinera, J.L., T.J. Weissling & E.E. Schweizer. 1985. Compatibility of intercropping with mechanized agriculture: effects of strip intercropping of pinto beans and sweet corn on insect abundance in Colorado. J. Econ. Entomol. 78: 354-357.
Meinke, L.J., Z B Mayo & T.J. Weissling. 1989. A pheromone delivery system: western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) pheromone encapsulation in a starch borate matrix. J. Econ. Entomol. 82: 1830-1835.
Weissling, T.J., L.J. Meinke, D. Trimnell & K.L. Golden. 1989. Behavioral responses of Diabrotica adults to plant-derived semiochemicals encapsulated in a starch borate matrix. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 53: 219-228.
Weissling, T.J. & L.J. Meinke. 1991. Potential of starch encapsulated semiochemicals-insecticide formulations for adult corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) control. J. Econ. Entomol. 84: 601-609.
Weissling, T.J. & L.J. Meinke. 1991. Semiochemical-insecticide bait placement and vertical distribution of corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) adults: implications for management. Environ. Entomol. 20: 945-952.
Weissling, T.J., L.J. Meinke & K.A. Lytle. 1991. Effect of starch-based corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) baits on selected non-target insect species: influence of semiochemical composition. J. Econ. Entomol. 84: 1235-1241.
Weissling, T.J., F.B. Peairs & S.D. Pilcher. 1992. Comparison of chemigated and aerially-applied chlorpyrifos and fenvalerate for control of European corn borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) larvae. J. Econ. Entomol. 85: 539-543.
Weissling, T.J., R.M. Giblin Davis, R.H. Scheffrahn & N. Marban M. 1992. Trap for capturing and retaining Rhynchophorus cruentatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) adults using Sabal palmetto as bait. Florida Entomol. 75: 212-221.
Weissling, T.J. & R.M. Giblin Davis. 1993. Water loss dynamics and humidity preference of Rhynchophorus cruentatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) adults. Environ. Entomol. 22: 93-98.
Weissling, T.J., R.M. Giblin-Davis & R. H. Scheffrahn. 1993. Laboratory and field evidence for a male produced aggregation pheromone in Rhynchophorus cruentatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). J. Chem. Ecol. 19: 1195-1203. Oehlschlager, A.C., A. Perez, L.M. Gonzalez, H. Pierce, B. Morgan, P. Wimalaratne, K. Slessor, G.S. King, G. Gries, R. Gries, N.D.P. Hallet, D.P. Angerilli, J.H. Borden, C.M. Chinchilla, R.G. Mexzon, A. Rauf, B. Prior, S. Laup, M.K. Rashed, M.S. Gassoouma, M. Kouda, M. Zebeyou, N. Nanou, R. Giblin-Davis & T.J. Weissling. 1993. Pheromone-baiting trapping of oil palm weevils and rhinoceros beetles – significant pests of palms. In Proceedings of International Development Research Center Conference on Natural Products, Quebec, Canada. 18 p.
Weissling, T.J., R.M. Giblin-Davis, G. Gries, R. Gries, A.L. Perez, H.D. Pierce & A.C. Oehlschlager. 1994. Aggregation pheromone of palmetto weevil Rhynchophorus cruentatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). J. Chem. Ecol. 20: 505-515.
Weissling, T.J. & A.L. Knight. 1994. Passive trap for monitoring codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) flight activity. J. Econ. Entomol. 87: 103-107.
Giblin-Davis, R.M., T. J. Weissling, A.C. Oehlschlager & L.M. Gonzalez. 1994. Field responses of Rhynchophorus cruentatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to its aggregation pheromone and fermenting plant volatiles. Florida Entomol. 77: 164-177.
Knight, A.L., M. Weiss & T. Weissling. 1994. Diurnal patterns of adult activity of four orchard pests (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) measured by timing trap and actograph. J. Agric. Entomol. 11: 125-136.
Weissling, T.J., R.M. Giblin-Davis, B.J. Center & T. Hiyakawa. 1994. Flight behavior and seasonal trapping of Rhynchophorus cruentatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 87: 641-647.
Weissling, T.J. & R.M. Giblin-Davis. 1994. Fecundity and fertility of Rhynchophorus cruentatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Florida Entomol. 77: 373-376.
Weissling, T.J. & R.M. Giblin-Davis. 1995. Oligidic diets for culture of the palmetto weevil, Rhynchophorus cruentatus. Florida Entomol. 78: 225-234. Weissling, T.J. & A.L. Knight. 1995. Vertical distribution of codling moth adults in pheromone-treated and untreated plots. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 77: 271-275.
Horton, D.R., T.M. Lewis & T.J. Weissling. 1995. Reduction in feeding by diapausing and postdiapause pear psylla (Homoptera: Psyllidae) caused by extract from buffalogourd (Cucurbitaceae). J. Entomol. Soc. Bri. Col. 92: 9-15. Weissling, T.J. & A.L. Knight. 1996. Oviposition and calling behavior of codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in the presence of codlemone. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 89: 142-147.
McDonough, L.M., P.S. Chapman, T.J. Weissling & C.L. Smithhisler. 1996. Efficacy of non-pheromone communication disruptants of codling moth (Cydia pomonella (L.): effect of chemical composition, and of distance between calling females and dispensers. J. Chem. Ecol. 22: 415-423.
Giblin-Davis, R.M., A.C. Oehschlager, A. Perex, G. Gries, R. Gries, T.J. Weissling, C.M. Chinchilla, J.E. Pena, R.H. Hallett & H.D. Pierce, Jr. 1996. Chemical and behavioral ecology of palm weevils. Florida Entomologist. 79: 154-167.
Weissling, T.J., T.M. Lewis, L.M. McDonough & D.R. Horton. 1997. Reduction in pear psylla (Homoptera: Psyllidae) oviposition and feeding by foliar application of various materials. Can. Entomol. 129: 637-643.
Su, N.-Y, R.H. Scheffrahn & T.J. Weissling. 1997. A new introduction of a subterranean termite, Coptotermes havilandi (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in Miami, Florida. Florida Entomol. 80: 408-411.
Vanderbilt, C.F., R.M. Giblin-Davis & T.J. Weissling. 1998. Mating behavior and sexual response to aggregation pheromone of Rhynchophorus cruentatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Florida Entomol. 81: 351-360.
Weissling, T.J. & E.M. Thoms. 1999. Use of an acoustic emission detector for locating formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) feeding activity when installing and inspecting aboveground termite bait stations containing hexaflumuron. Florida Entomol. 82: 60-71.
Howard, F.W.. A. Hamon, M. McLaughlin, & T. Weissling. 1999. Aulacaspis yasumatsui (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Diaspididae), a scale insect pest of cycads recently introduced into Florida. Florida Entomol. 82: 14-27.
Weissling, T.J. & T. K. Broschat. 1999. Integrated management of palm pests. Proceedings Florida State Horticultural Society 112: 247-250.
Howard, F.W. & T.J. Weissling. 1999. Questions and answers about the cycad aulacaspis scale insect. Proceedings Florida State Horticultural Society 112: 243- 245.
Hunsberger, A.G.B., R.M. Giblin-Davis & T.J. Weissling. 2000. Symptoms and population dynamics of Rhynchophorus cruentatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Canary Island date palms. Florida Entomol. 83: 290-303.
F. W. Howard, T.J. Weissling & Lois B. O'Brien. 2001. The larval habitat of Cedusa inflata (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Derbidae) and its relationship with adult distribution on palms. Florida Entomol. 84: 119-122.
Broschat, T.K. & T.J. Weissling. 2001. Susceptibility of Lantana cultivars to Orthezia insignis. HortTechnology, 11: 460-462.
Weissling, T., R. Giblin-Davis, B. Center, R. Heath & J. Peña. 2003. Oviposition by Metamasius hemipterous sericius (Coleopera: Curculionidae). Florida Entomol. 86: 174-178.
Puche, H., T. J. Weissling, R. Schnell, N. D. Epsky, & R. R. Heath. 2005. Estimating dispersal rate of the silky cane weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). J. Applied Entomology 129 (6): 293-299.
Heath, Robert R., P. E. A. Teal, N. D. Epsky, B. D. Dueben, S. D. Hight, S. Bloem, J. E. Carpenter, T. J. Weissling, P.E. Kendra, J. Cibrian-Tovar, & K. A. Bloem. 2006. Pheromone-Based Attractant for Males of Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Environ. Entomol. 35(6): 1469-1476.
Epsky, N.D., T.J. Weissling, A. Walker, A.W. Meerow, & R.R. Heath. 2008. Life History and Damage of a new Baradinae Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on Amaryllis. Florida Entomol. 91(2): 214-219.

Book Chapters:
Knight, A.L. & T.J. Weissling. 1999. Behavior-modifying chemicals in management of arthropod pests. pp. 521-545. In: J.R. Ruberson [ed.], Handbook of pest management. Marcel Dekker, New York.
Weissling, T.J., P.G. Koehler, N.-Y. Su & R.H. Scheffrahn. 1998. Baits to control subterranean termites: The Sentricon system. pp. 163-165. In P.G. Koehler, D.E. Short, & W.H. Kern, Jr. (eds.) Pests in and around the Florida home. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Publication SP 134.

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