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Alison R Gerken

Research Molecular Biologist


Dr. Alison Gerken    

Dr. Alison Gerken
Research Quantitative Ecologist

USDA-ARS-CGAHR-SPIERU
ATTN: Alison Gerken
1515 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS  66502

alison.gerken@usda.gov
Telephone: 785.537.5503
Fax: 785.537.5584
www.ars.usda.gov/pa/cgahr/spieru/gerken


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RESEARCH INTERESTS

Alison Gerken is a Research Quantitative Ecologist with the USDA-ARS at the Center for Grain and Animal Health Research in Manhattan, KS. She received her Ph.D. in biology from Kansas State University in 2014 and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florida from 2014 to 2016. Her research interests focus on understanding the phenotypic and genetic plasticity responses to stress using behavioral, thermal, and life-history bioassays.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Gerken, A. R., E. D. Scully, J. F. Campbell and W. R. Morrison. 2021. Effectiveness of long-lasting insecticide netting on Tribolium castaneum is modulated by multiple exposures, biotic, and abiotic factors. Pest Manag. Sci. 77: 1235-1244.
Scheff, D. S., A. R. Gerken, W. R. Morrison, J. F. Campbell, F. H. Arthur, and K. Y. Zhu. 2021. Assessing repellency, movement, and mortality of three species of stored product insects after exposure to deltamethrin-incorporated long-lasting polyethylene netting. J. Pest Sci. 94: 885-898.
Scully, E. D., A. R. Gerken, A. Fifield, V. Nguyen, N. Van Pelt, and F. H. Arthur. 2021. Impacts of Storicide II on internal feeders of brown rice. J. Stored Prod. Res. 90: 101758.
Arthur, F. H., S. R. Bean, D. Smolensky, A. R. Gerken, K. Siliveru, E. D. Scully, and N. Baker. 2020. Development of Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) on sorghum milling fractions. J. Stored Prod. Res. page.
Gerken, A. R., and J. F. Campbell. 2020. Oviposition and development of Tribolium castaneum Herbst (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) on different types of flour. Agronomy 10: 1593.
Gerken, A.R., S. R. Abts, E. D Scully, and J. F. Campbell. 2020. Artificial selection to a non-lethal cold stress in Trogoderma variabile shows associations with chronic cold stress and body size. Environmental Entomology 49: 422-434.
Amoah, B. A., R. M. Mahroof, A. R. Gerken and J. F. Campbell. 2019. Effect of delayed mating on longevity and reproductive performance of Lasioderma serricorne (Coleoptera: Anobiidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 112: 475-484.
Arthur, F. H., B. A. Hale, L. A. Starkus, A. R. Gerken, J. F. Campbell, and T. McKay. 2019. Development of Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) on rice milling components and by-products: Effects of diet and temperature. J. Stored Prod. Res. 80: 85-92.
Arthur, F. H., L. A. Starkus, A. R. Gerken, J. F. Campbell, and T. McKay. 2019. Growth and development of Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) on rice flour and brown rice as affected by time and temperature. J. Stored Prod. Res. 83: 73-77.
Gerken, A. R., and J. F. Campbell. 2019. Using long-term capture data to predict Trogoderma variabile Ballion and Plodia interpunctella (Hübner) population patterns. Insects 10: 93.