Dr. Louise Lynch-O'Brien

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Dr. Louise Lynch-O'Brien

Rank: Assistant Professor
Area: Insect Biology
Appointment: Teaching and Extension
Location: UNL Department of Entomology, Lincoln

Email:  llynchobrien@unl.edu

 

Appointment:  70% Teaching, 30% Extension

Education:
  1. B.S. in Biological Sciences, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2006
  2. M.S. in Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012
  3. Certificate of Mixed Methods Research, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2015
  4. Ph.D. in Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2016
Professional Responsibilities and Activities:

  • Coordination of the Insect Science undergraduate program
  • Provide instruction for undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Develop citizen science, informal science and other extension programming to support Nebraska One Health and the Entomology Department’s Science Literacy Mission
  • Participate in the Beneficial Insects issue team
  • Provide practical extension and outreach training for undergraduate students
Course Assignments:
  • ENTO 115: Insect Biology
  • SCIL 101: Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World

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!