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Kirk Tonkel
Great Basin Rangelands Research
Biological Science Technician (Insects)

Phone: (775) 784-6057 ext. 240
Fax: (775) 784-1712
Room M LAB 2

USDA, ARS, PWA, GBRRU
920 VALLEY ROAD
RENO, NV 89512

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Life history and distributional information for three species of Periploca Braun (Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae) inhabiting Juniperus spp. (Cupressaceae) berries in the western U.S. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tonkel, K.C., Dimitri, L.A., Rector, B.G., Longland, W.S., Kirchoff, V.S. 2019. Life history and distributional information for three species of Periploca Braun (Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae) inhabiting Juniperus spp. (Cupressaceae) berries in the western U.S. Pan-Pacific Entomologist. 95(1):37-46. https://doi.org/10.3956/2019-95.1.37.
Impacts of granivorous and frugivorous arthropods on pre-dispersal seed production of western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dimitri, L.A., Longland, W.S., Tonkel, K.C., Rector, B.G., Kirchoff, V.S. 2018. Impacts of granivorous and frugivorous arthropods on pre-dispersal seed production of western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis). Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 12(3):465-476. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11829-018-9603-3
Ecology, genetics, and biological control of invasive annual grasses in the Great Basin - (Abstract Only)
Stephanopachys conicola Fisher (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) feeding on decaying western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis Hook. var. occidentalis) berries: a novel association for Bostrichidae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tonkel, K.C., Rector, B.G., Longland, W.S., Dimitri, L.A., Ivie, M.A. 2014. Stephanopachys conicola Fisher (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) feeding on decaying western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis Hook. var. occidentalis) berries: a novel association for Bostrichidae. The Coleopterists Bulletin. 68:403-406.
Natural enemies of perennial pepperweed, lepidium latifolium L., in its introduced range - (Abstract Only)
Williams III, L.H., Tonkel, K.C., Pitcairn, M. 2014. Natural enemies of perennial pepperweed, lepidium latifolium L., in its introduced range. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. p. 132.
Characterization of Retention and Transfer of Protein Labels in the Saltcedar Leaf Beetle for use in Ecological Studies - (Abstract Only)
Williams III, L.H., Hagler, J.R., Tonkel, K.C. 2014. Characterization of Retention and Transfer of Protein Labels in the Saltcedar Leaf Beetle for use in Ecological Studies. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. p. 131.
The insect microcosm of western juniper berries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dimitri, L.A., Tonkel, K.C., Longland, W.S., Rector, B.G. 2014. The insect microcosm of western juniper berries. Rangelands. 36(3):8-11.
Does dimethyl sulfoxide increase protein immunomarking efficiency for dispersal and predation studies? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams III, L.H., Hagler, J.R., Tonkel, K.C. 2013. Does dimethyl sulfoxide increase protein immunomarking efficiency for dispersal and predation studies? Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 148:275-286.
Comparison of entomofauna between native and medusahead-invaded habitats in northeastern California and northwestern Nevada - (Abstract Only)
Tonkel, K.C., Mathat, C., Rector, B.G. 2011. Comparison of entomofauna between native and medusahead-invaded habitats in northeastern California and northwestern Nevada [abstract]. Entomology Society of America. 1:1.
Retention of immunolabels by Diorhabda carinulata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a biological control agent of saltcedar - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams III, L.H., Hagler, J.R., Tonkel, K.C. 2011. Retention of immunolabels by Diorhabda carinulata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a biological control agent of saltcedar. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 141:154-162.
Natural enemies associated with the invasive weed, Lepidium latifolium L., in its introduced range - (Abstract Only)
Williams Iii, L.H., Tonkel, K.C. 2012. Natural enemies associated with the invasive weed, Lepidium latifolium L., in its introduced range. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. 1:31.