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Alison R Gerken

Research Ecologist

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
www.ars.usda.gov/pa/cgahr/spieru/gerken

    Dr. Alison Gerken

EDUCATION
B.S., Psychology, University of South Dakota
M.S., Biology, University of South Dakota
Ph.D., Biology, Kansas State University

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
Flight capacity and behavior of Ephestia kuehniella Zeller (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in response to kairomonal and pheromonal stimuli - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Predicted range expansion of the larger grain borer, Prostephanus truncatus (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae), under projected climate change scenarios - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Real-time stored product insect detection and identification using deep learning: System integration and extensibility to mobile platforms - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Badgujar, C., Armstrong, P.R., Gerken, A.R., Pordesimo, L.O., Campbell, J.F. 2023. Real-time stored product insect detection and identification using deep learning: System integration and extensibility to mobile platforms. Journal of Stored Products Research. 104. Article 102196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jspr.2023.102196.
The behavioral response to the putative necromones from dead Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in traps by conspecifics as a function of density and time since capture - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harman, R.H., Morrison III, W.R., Bruce, A., Ranabhat, S., Quellhorst, H.E., Wilkins, R.V., Campbell, J.F., Gerken, A.R. 2023. The behavioral response to the putative necromones from dead Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in traps by conspecifics as a function of density and time since capture. Environmental Entomology. 52(6):1020-1032. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvad098.
Identifying common stored product insects using automated deep learning methods - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Badgujar, C., Armstrong, P.R., Gerken, A.R., Pordesimo, L.O., Campbell, J.F. 2023. Identifying common stored product insects using automated deep learning methods. Journal of Stored Products Research. 103. Article 102166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jspr.2023.102166.
Viewing Farm2Fork agriculture through the lens of community ecology: The who, why, and what of IPM in the postharvest agricultural supply chain - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gerken, A.R., Morrison III, W.R. 2023. Viewing Farm2Fork agriculture through the lens of community ecology: The who, why, and what of IPM in the postharvest agricultural supply chain. Frontiers in Agronomy. 7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2023.1137683.
Behavioral response of unmated female Plodia interpunctella Hübner (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) to synthetic sex pheromone lure - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gerken, A.R., Dryer, D.L., Abts, S.R., Campbell, J.F. 2022. Behavioral response of unmated female Plodia interpunctella Hübner (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) to synthetic sex pheromone lure. Environmental Entomology. 51(6):1200-1209. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvac087.
Resiliency of, adaptation of, and mitigation of risk to pest management in the postharvest agricultural supply chain in the face of ongoing climate change - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gerken, A.R., Morrison Iii, W.R. 2022. Resiliency of, adaptation of, and mitigation of risk to pest management in the postharvest agricultural supply chain in the face of ongoing climate change. Frontiers in Agronomy. 4:918845. https://doi.org/10.3389/fagro.2022.918845.
Spatial and temporal variation in stored-product insect pest distributions and implications for pest management in processing and storage facilities - ()
Gerken, A.R., Campbell, J.F. 2021. Spatial and temporal variation in stored-product insect pest distributions and implications for pest management in processing and storage facilities. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 115(3)239-252. https://doi.org/10.1093/aesa/saab049.
Long-lasting insecticide treated netting affects reproductive output and mating behavior in Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) and Trogoderma variabile (Coleoptera: Dermestidae)Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gerken, A.R., Campbell, J.F., Abts, S.R., Arthur, F.H., Morrison III, W.R., Scheff, D.S. 2021. Long-lasting insecticide treated netting affects reproductive output and mating behavior in Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) and Trogoderma variabile (Coleoptera: Dermestidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toab204.