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