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...

  • Congratulations to all of our student winners at the ESA National Meeting - Andrea Rilaković, 1st Place Undergrad Virtual Poster, Sajjan Grover, 2nd Place Grad Infographic, Jeffrey Cluever, 2nd Place Grad Infographic, Earl Agpawa, 2nd Place Undergrad Poster, Timothy Dang, 2nd Place Grad Poster, Annie Krueger, 1st Place Grad Poster and 1st Place 3-Minute Competition, Jordy Reinders, 1st Place Oral paper, Gabriela Carmona, 2nd Place Oral paper, Molly Darlington, 1st Place Oral paper, and Kelly Willemssens (SNR student), 2nd Place 3-Minute Competition. The group came in second in the number of awards won by one department.
  • Dr. Joe Louis receives the Early Career Innovation award from the Entomological Society of America
  • Congratulations to Dr. Troy Anderson on being elected Vice President Elect for the Physiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology Section of the Entomological Society of America!
  • Scott O’Neal (NIFA Postdoctoral Fellow with Troy Anderson) was recognized as the 2019 New Investigator of the Year by the American Chemical Society AGRO Division. Congratulations, Scott!
  • 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!