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...

  • Dr. Susan WellerDr. Susan Weller, director of the University of Nebraska State Museum and professor of Entomology, has been elected a fellow of the Entomological Society of America (ESA). The society noted Weller’s internationally-known research on arctiine moths and other Noctuoidea, and her administrative leadership in promoting entomology and science education. See the article at UNL News for more about Weller's recognition. Congratulations Susan!
  • Marilyn Weidner & GracieWe are pleased to announce that Marilyn Weidner has been named winner of the IANR Exemplary Service Award! Weidner has roles in administrative support, personnel management, data documentation and archiving, review preparation, promotion and evaluation tracking, payroll for 15 departments, and much more. Well deserved Marilyn!
  • Rogan Tokach winning scholarshipCongratulations to Rogan Tokach (Master's student co-mentored by Dr. Autumn Smart and Dr. Judy Wu-Smart) on being awarded a $10,000 national Christi Heintz Memorial Scholarship by Project Apis m!
    Well done, Rogan!
  • Steve Spomer with Beetle CollectionsSpomer nets 40-year Butterfly & Beetle Legacy. Best wishes to Steve Spomer who is retiring this December after 40 years in the Entomology Department. Spomer has identified nearly 700 insect species, including the Salt Creek Tiger Beetle, and taught countless University of Nebraska-Lincoln students. 
  • Bridget Gross with Bees.Bridget Gross, master's student in Entomology, mentored by Dr. Judy Wu-Smart and Dr. Doug Golick, was featured in the Nov. 11th IANR Student Spotlight. Bridget presented her master's degree seminar last month and graduates in December.

  • Check out the Emerald Ash Borer Resource Center, and our Emerald Ash Borer Look-Alike Insects Sheet - Be Sure Before You Treat!