Dr. Kyle G. Koch

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Assistant Extension Educator
Department of Entomology
12BB Entomology Hall
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska 68583-0816
Telephone: (402) 472-8691
FAX: (402) 472-4687
Email: kyle.koch@unl.edu

 

Appointment:
100% Extension
Education:
  1. B.S. in Biology, Creighton University, 2009
  2. M.S. in Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013
  3. Ph.D. in Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2017

Professional Responsibilities and Activities:
  • Develop and deliver educational programs and resources to support Nebraska Extension’s statewide issue teams.
  • Provide state-wide, regional, and national leadership in developing rapid and innovative insect diagnostics.
  • Train extension personnel, UNL students, faculty, and staff, and other professionals in new insect diagnostic technologies.
  • Lead and innovate Nebraska’s identification, surveillance, and mapping of invasive and threatening arthropod species, especially those of economic importance.
  • Engage Nebraskans and others in citizen science projects focused on invasive species topics.

Publications:
See http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/entomologyfacpub/ for publications available online.

Recognition/Awards:
  • North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Graduate Student Teaching Award of Merit, 2016
  • Dean’s Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 2015
  • Milton E. Mohr Research Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Center for Biotechnology, Lincoln, NE, 2014
  • Milton E. Mohr Teaching Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Center for Biotechnology, Lincoln, NE, 2014
  • Milton E. Mohr Teaching Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Center for Biotechnology, Lincoln, NE, 2012
  • North Central Branch Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Student Competition, Oral 10-minute paper (1st Place), Lincoln, NE, 2012
  • President’s Prize Student Competition at the Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Reno, NV, 2011

Breaking Entomological News...

  • Insect Science major Earl Agpawa (conducting undergraduate research with Joe Louis and Eileen Hebets) was named the 2020 winner of the ESA’s Plant-Insect Ecosystems Undergraduate Student Achievement Award.This is a national award that recognizes outstanding accomplishments in entomology by an undergraduate student working with insect-plant interactions. Congratulations, Earl!
  • PhD student Sajjan Grover (mentored by Joe Louis) was named the 2020 winner of the ESA’s Plant-Insect Ecosystems Kenneth and Barbara Starks Plant Resistance to Insects Graduate Student Award. This is a national award recognizing a graduate student for outstanding work in the area of host plant resistance. Congratulations, Sajjan!
  • Dr. Joe Louis receives a grant to study resistance in sorghum to fall armyworm
  • We are well-represented in ESA North Central Branch awards this year. Déia Montezano is the 2020 John Henry Comstock Outstanding PhD Student Award winner, Gary Brewer is the 2020 recipient of the Award of Merit, and Bob Wright is the 2020 recipient of the C.V. Riley Award. Congratulations, Déia, Gary, and Bob!
  • Congratulations to Dr. Troy Anderson on being elected Vice President Elect for the Physiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology Section of the Entomological Society of America!
  • Dr. Kyle Koch named new insect diagnostician
  • Check out the Emerald Ash Borer Resource Center, and our Emerald Ash Borer Look-Alike Insects Sheet - Be Sure Before You Treat!