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Lina Weiler

Entomologist


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CONTACT

Phone: (309) 681-6133

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Room: 2109A

 

USDA ARS NCAUR

1815 N University

Peoria, IL 61604

EDUCATION

PhD, Entomology, University of Minnesota, 2006

MS, Entomology, University of the Philippines, 1996

BS, Agriculture, Central Mindanao University, 1989

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research focus on utilization of biological control agents on arthropod vectors (mosquitoes and ticks) affecting human and animal health. More generally, we are looking on the susceptibility of different stages of these arthropod vectors to microbials particularly fungi and also looking on the effects of botanicals against mosquitoes and ticks.

LAB MEMBERS:

Currently working under Dr. Alex Rooney

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
Entomological Society of America (ESA), 2002 - present
Society for Invertebrate Pathology (SIP), 2004- present
Acarological Society of America (ASA), 2003-2006
Illinois Mosquito and Vector Control Association (IMVCA), 2014 - present
Philippine Association of Entomologists (PAE), Life time member since 1997
Fulbright-Philippine Scholars Alumni Association, 2006-present
Gamma Sigma Delta, The Honor Society of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Banos Chapter, College, Laguna, Philippines, 1996 – present
Federation of Crop Science Society of the Philippines (FCSSP), 1999 – 2002

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HONORS AND AWARDS

Best Paper Award (2007), Philippine Association of Entomologists, Inc.
Fulbright Scholarship Award for a Ph.D. degree Program, University of Minnesota, USA, 2001-2006
University of Minnesota International Student Tuition Award, 2002-2006
Scholastic Achievement Award for Ph.D., during the 21st PhilRice Anniversary, 2006
Fulbright Professional Enhancement Grant, Through the Institute of International Education, NY, USA, 2004
Graduate Research Assistantship Grant, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, USA, 2001.
Outstanding Senior Science Researcher Award, received during the 15th PhilRice Anniversary, 2000
Scholastic Achievement Award for Masters of Science, received during the 11th PhilRice Anniversary, 1996
University Academic Excellence Award (1986, 1987,1988, 1989), Central Mindanao University, Philippines

Invited Conference Lectures and Departmental Seminars
LB Flor-Weiler. Biological Control of Medically Important Arthropods: Ticks and Mosquitoes. Seminar Speaker. Central Mindanao University, Philippines. February 27, 2017
LB Flor-Weiler. Vulnerability of Ticks and Container Mosquitoes to Entomopathogens. Workshop Seminar Speaker. Department of Entomology, Central Mindanao University, Philippines. March 1, 2017.
LB Flor-Weiler. Is Career in Science Best for You? Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL, April 24, 2015.
LB Flor. Beaveria bassiana: An Infectious Entomopathogen. Biological Control Lecture Speaker. Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA. April, 2003
LB Flor, A.R. Velilla, J.P. Ulep, T.F. Marcos, K.G. Schoenly and P.S. Teng. Arthropod Characterization of the Batac and Badoc Transect Sites. Review and Planning Workshop on Exploiting Biodiversity for Sustainable Pest Management. Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. October, 1998.
LB Flor, A.R. Velilla, J.P. Ulep, T.F. Marcos, K.G. Schoenly and P.S. Teng. Arthropod Association in Rice and Non-rice Habitats. Review and Synthesis Meeting on Exploiting Biodiversity for Sustainable Pest Management. Institute of Agricultural Science of South Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. November, 1999


OTHER SELECTED PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS
LB Flor-Weiler, AP Rooney, RW Behle and EJ Muturi. 2018. Impact of Tolypocladium cylindrosporum (Hypocreales: Ophiocordycipitaceae) on eggs of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus at low temperature. 84th Annual Meeting of American Mosquito Control Association. Kansas City, MO. Feb 26 – Mar 2, 2018.
LB Flor-Weiler, RW Behle, ET Johnson, DA Strickman and AP Rooney . 2017. Soil application of a formulated Metarhizium brunneum F52 (Hypocreales: Clavipitaceae) containing microsclerotia controls eggs of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Denver, CO., Nov 5-8, 2017.
LB Flor-Weiler, RW Behle, ET Johnson, DA Strickman and AP Rooney . 2017. Granular formulation of Metarhizium brunneum F52 (Hypocreales: Clavipitaceae) containing microsclerotia: An effective tool for soil application targeting eggs of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). Illinois Mosquioto and Vector Control Association Annual Meeting. Springfield, IL. Nov 20-21, 2017.
LB Flor-Weiler, AP Rooney, RW Behle and DA Strickman. 2015. Characterization of Tolypocladium cylindrosporum (Hypocreales: Ophiocordycipitaceae) and its effectiveness in infecting Aedes aegypti eggs. (Diptera: Culicidae). International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control and the 48th Annual Meeting of Society for Invertebrate Pathology. Vancouver, CA. Aug 9-13, 2015
LB Flor-Weiler, RW Behle, DA Strickman and AP Rooney . 2014. Ovicidal activity of Metarhizium brunneum (Mb F52) on Aedes aegypti. Illinois Mosquito and Vector Control Association Annual Meeting, Springfield, IL, Nov 20-21, 2014.
LB Flor-Weiler, A Yang, S Han, P Himmel and P Marrone. 2012. Effect of GrandevoTM on Green Peach Aphids, Myzus persicae (Sulzer). 60th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Knoxville, TN, Nov 10-14, 2012.
LB Flor-Weiler, AVC Alcala and SR Brena. Preference of Dominant Post Harvest Pest on Newly Released Rice Varieties. 39th Anniversary and Annual Scientific Conference of the Pest Management Council of the Philippines. Asturias Hotel, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines. May 6-9, 2008.
LB Flor-Weiler, TJ Kurtti and UG Munderloh. Morphological and Molecular Characterization of an Entomopathogenic Fungus: It’s Pathogenesis in Black-legged ticks, Ixodes scapularis (Say) (Acari: Ixodidae). 38th Anniversary and Annual Scientific Conference of the Pest Management Council of the Philippines. Bohol Tropics Resort, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines. March 20-23, 2007.
LB Flor, TJ Kurtti and UG Munderloh. Characterization of a Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuill. Isolate from Feral Black-legged Ticks, Ixodes scapularis (Say). 38th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology, Anchorage, Alaska, USA. August 7-11, 2005.
LB Flor and TJ Kurtti. Characterization and Pathogenesis of an Entomopathogenic Fungus Isolated from Black-legged Ticks, Ixodes Scapularis (Say). Entomological Society of America 2004 Annual Meeting. Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. November 14-17, 2004.
LB Flor. Strain Differences of Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemen and Use in Pest Management. Seminar Series. Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA. May 4, 2002.
LB Flor. Interaction of Entomopathogenic Fungi and Black-legged Ticks, Ixodes scapularis. Seminar Series. Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA. November 18, 2003.
L.B. Flor, A.R. Velilla, J.P. Ulep, T.F. Marcos, K.G. Schoenly and P.S. Teng. Pest and Natural Enemies in Rice and Non-Rice Habitats: Their Compatibility with Rice. 13th National Rice R and D Conference. Philippine Rice Research Institute. Maligaya, Munoz, Nueva Ecija. Philippines. March, 2000.
Flor, L.B., E.M. Marquez, L.V. Marquez, A.B.Estoy. Response of Rice Hopper Parasitoid, Anagrus sp. to Rice Varieties. 31st Anniversary and Annual Scientific Convention of the Pest Management Council of the Philippines, Baguio City. May 3-6, 2000.
Estoy, A.B., L.B. Flor, E.M. Valdez, C.E. Constantino and L.V. Marquez. Population Fluctuations of Major Rice Insect Pests at the PhilRice Experiment Stations. 31st Anniversary and Annual Scientific Convention of the Pest Management Council of the Philippines, Baguio City. May 3-6, 2000.