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


100% Extension
  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.

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

  • 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

Entomology News at Nebraska

Breaking Entomological News...

  • Student working with a laptop for online degreeOnline students in the online Master's of Science (MS) degree program will benefit from a reduced credit-hour requirement and a reduced time requirement following changes by the UNL Graduate College and the Entomology Department. Starting next fall, students may earn an online MS degree for 30 credits, instead of 36 credits, under the Option B.  The new degree plan must be completed within five years, instead of 10 years.  More details about this change may be found on the IANR News website.
  • Dr. Gary Brewer
  • Dr. Gary Brewer, professor of Entomology has a new Push-Pull Strategy to manage Stable Flies.  These flies cause billions in economic losses for the US and the world. Brewer explains the Strategy on this YouTube Video. 
  • Annie KruegerAnnie Krueger, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology, was featured in the IANR Student Spotlight this week. Annie is from Stevensville, MD, and plans to graduate this August. She is mentored by Dr. Troy Anderson

  • Dr. Doug GolickDr. Doug Golick, associate professor of Entomology, received a $19,259 grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET) in April. He received one of 23 grants that were awarded to faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Golick will study Milkweed as a teaching tool in the classroom. 
  • Dr. Autumn SmartThe Economics of Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Mgt. & Overwintering Strategies of Colonies Used to Pollinate Almonds,” co-authored by Dr. Autumn Smart, was chosen as a runner-up in the 2019-20 Readers' Choice Award for the Journal of Economic Entomology. Congratulations Autumn!
  • Matthew GreinerMS student Matt Greiner (mentored by Ana Vélez) was awarded 1st place in the student paper competition at the recent Ozark-Prairie SETAC meeting. The victory will provide him with funds to attend the national SETAC meeting in November. Way to go, Matthew!