• Laurie Kerzicnik, Insect Diagnostician and Assistant IPM Specialist, Ph.D. from Colorado State University, 2011.

Office/Lab: 56 Marsh Lab
Office/Lab Phone: 406-994-5704

Fax: 406-994-3786
Email Laurie Kerzicnik



AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

My primary responsibility is as an Insect Diagnostician at the Schutter Diagnostic Lab, which serves to assist with pest identifications, management advice, and education/outreach for Montana extension agents and the community.  My background is in educational outreach and integrated pest management with spiders in agroecosystems.

EDUCATION

B.S. Zoology, Miami University, 1995

M.S. Entomology, Colorado State University, 2002

Ph.D. Entomology, Colorado State University, 2011

PRESENTATIONS

Spiders and insects. Missoula Farmer's Market. Missoula, MT. 1 Oct 2016.

IPM of insect pests of tree fruits. Cherry Growers Symposium. Polson, MT. 13 Sep 2016.

IPM of insect pests of tree fruits. Western Agricultural Research Center Field Day. Corvallis, MT. 28 Jul 2016.

The allure of spiders:  the best of Pecha Kucha. Pecha Kucha. Ellen Theatre. Bozeman, MT. 20 Jul 2016.

Emerald ash borer biology and management. EAB Roadshow III. Forde Nursery. Great Falls, MT. 7 May 2016.

Bed bugs and management.  Ravalli County Extension. Hamilton, MT. 3 May 2016.

Emerald ash borer biology and management. EAB Roadshow III. Big Timber, MT.  25 Apr 2016.

Introduction to insects and urban insect integrated pest management.  Choteau County Master Gardeners Class. Fort Benton, MT. 6 Apr 2016.

Urban Tree Pests.  MSU Extension. Terry, MT. 31 Mar 2016.

Urban Tree Pests.  MSU Extension. Glendive, MT. 31 Mar 2016.

Introduction to insects and urban insect integrated pest management.  Fallon County Master Gardeners Class. Baker, MT. 30 Mar 2016.

Bed bugs and management.  Riverstone Health. Billings, MT. 21 Mar 2016.

Emerald ash borer.  City Commissioners Meeting. Helena, MT. 16 Mar 2016.

Emerald ash borer biology and management.  EAB Roadshow III. Conrad, MT. 17 Feb 2016.

Emerald ash borer biology and management. EAB Roadshow III. Havre, MT. 16 Feb 2016.

IPM and managing insects. AMTOPP Annual Conference. Fairmont Hot Springs, MT. 25 Jan 2016.

The allure of spiders. GPDN Webinar series. 19 Jan 2016.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Kerzicnik LM, TR Day. 2014. Japanese beetle. Montguide MT201404AG. Montana State University Extension.

Kerzicnik LM,FB Peairs, PE Cushing, ML Draney, SC Merrill. 2013. Spider fauna of semi-arid eastern Colorado agroecosystems: diversity, abundance, and effects of crop intensification. Environmental Entomology 42: 131-142.

Kerzicnik LM, FB Peairs, PE Cushing, ML Draney, SC Merrill. 2013. Spider fauna of semi-arid eastern Colorado agroecosystems: diversity, abundance, and effects of crop intensification. Environmental Entomology 42: 131-142.

Kerzicnik LM, EG Chapman, JD Harwood, FB Peairs, PE Cushing. 2012. Molecular characterization of Russian wheat aphid consumption by spiders in winter wheat. Journal of Arachnology 40:  71-77.

Kerzicnik LM, FB Peairs, JD Harwood. 2010. Implications of Russian wheat aphid, Diuraphis noxia, falling rates for biological control in resistant and susceptible winter wheat. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 4: 129-138.

INFORMATION ON SPIDERS AND URBAN INSECTS

Spiders:  the allure and fear of our eight-legged friends. 14 Mar 2015. Oxford University Press. http://blog.oup.com/2015/03/spider-arachnid-slideshow-biology-fascinating-facts

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Entomological Society of America

American Arachnological Society