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List of publications

42. Desurmont G.A., E. Kerdellant, and N. Lambin 2020. Between a rock and an egg-crushing place: selection pressure from natural enemies and plant defenses on eggs of the viburnum leaf beetle in its native range. Ecological Entomology, accepted for publication
 

41. Desurmont, G.A., M. van Arx, T.C.J. Turlings, and F.P. Schiestl 2020.
Floral odors can interfere with the foraging behavior of parasitoids searching for hosts. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, accepted for publication.
 
40. Escobar, Y., F. Guermache, M. Bon, E. Kerdellant, L. Petoux, and G.A. Desurmont 2020. Biology, ecology, and impact of Cryptonevra nigritarsis Duda, a potential biological control agent against the giant reed Arundo donax. Biological control, accepted for publication.
 
39. Trunz, V., M. Luchetti, D. Bénon, A. Dorchin, G.A. Desurmont, C. Kast, G. Glauser, and C.J. Praz 2020. To bee or not to bee – the “raison d’être” of toxic secondary compounds in the pollen of Boraginaceae. Functional Ecology, Accepted for publication.
 
38. Desurmont, G.A., S.P.G. Morelon, and B. Benrey 2020. First insights into the chemical ecology of an invasive pest: Olfactory preferences of the viburnum leaf beetle Pyrrhalta viburni (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Environmental Entomology, Accepted for publication.
 
37. Desurmont, G.A., M. Bon, E. Kerdellant, F. Guermache, T. Pfingstl, and M. Tixier 2020. An integrative approach combining molecular analyses and manipulative laboratory experiments to evaluate predation of insect eggs by a mite. Ecosphere, Accepted for publication.
 
36. Gols, R., G.A. Desurmont, and J.A. Harvey 2019. Variation in performance and resistance to parasitism of Plutella xylostella populations. Insects, 10.9, 293.
 
35. Cuny, M.A.C., D. La Forgia, G.A. Desurmont, G. Glauser, and B. Benrey 2019. Role of cyanogenic glycosides in the seeds of wild Lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus: Defense, nutrition or both? Planta, 250 (4), 1281–1292.
 

34. Desurmont, G.A., E. Kerdellant, T. Pfingstl, and M. Tixier 2019.
Mites associated with egg masses of the viburnum leaf beetle Pyrrhalta viburni (Paykull). Acarologia 59 (1), 57-72.
 

33. Jaffuel, G, V. Půža, A. Hug, R. G. Meuli, J. Nermuť, T. C. J. Turlings, G. A. Desurmont, and R. CamposHerrerae 2019.
Molecular detection and quantification of slug parasitic nematodes from the soil and their hosts. Journal of invertebrate pathology, 160, 18-25. 
 

32. Kellenberger, R. T., G. A. Desurmont, P. M. Schlüter, and F. P. Schiestl 2018.
Trans-generational inheritance of herbivory-induced phenotypic changes in Brassica rapa. Scientific reports, 8 (1), 3536.
 

31. Desurmont, G. A., A. Guiguet, and T. C. J. Turlings 2018.
Invasive insect herbivores as disrupters of chemically-mediated tritrophic interactions: effects of herbivore density and parasitoid learning. Biological Invasions, 20 (1), 195-206.
 

30. Desurmont, G. A., and F. P. Schiestl 2017.
The distracting power of flowers: floral volatiles can interfere with the host-searching behavior of parasitoids. Proceedings of the 11th CIRAA, Montpellier, France.
 

29. Carrasco, D.*, G. A. Desurmont*, D. Laplanche, M. Proffit, R. Gols, M. Larsson, H. Luka, T. C. J. Turlings, and P. Anderson 2017.
The multitrophic consequences of concurrent insect invasions: a rangeexpanding herbivore and its associated parasitoid affect native tritrophic interactions. Global Change Biology, 24(2), 631-643. *shared first authorship
 

28. Desurmont, G. A., A. Köhler, D. Laplanche, D. Maag, H. Xu, J. Baumann, C. Demairé, D. Devenoges, M. Glavan, L. Mann, and T. C. J. Turlings 2017.
The spitting image of plant defenses: effects of plant secondary chemistry on the efficiency of caterpillar regurgitant as an anti-predator defense. Ecology and Evolution, 7 (16), 6304-6313. 
 

27. Danner Holger, G.A. Desurmont, S.M. Cristescu, N.M. van Dam 2017.
Herbivore-induced plant volatiles accurately predict history of co-existence, diet breadth, and feeding mode of herbivores. New Phytologist, 220(3), 726-738.
 

26. Xu, H., G. Desurmont, T. Degen, G. Zhou, D. Laplanche, L. Henryk, and T.C.J Turlings 2017.
Combined use of herbivore-induced plant volatiles and sex pheromones for mate location in braconid parasitoids: HIPVs strongly attract virgin parasitoids. Plant, cell, and the environment. Plant, Cell & Environment, 40
(3), 330-339.
 

25. Desurmont, G. A., H. Xu, and T.C.J. Turlings 2016.
Powdery mildew suppresses herbivore-induced plant volatiles and interferes with parasitoid attraction in Brassica rapa. Plant, Cell & Environment, 39
(9), 1920-1927.
 

24. Desurmont, G.A., M.A. Zemanova, and T.C.J. Turlings 2016.
The Gastropoda menace: Arion slugs on Brassica plants affect caterpillar survival through predation and interference with parasitoid attraction. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 42(3), 183-192.
 

23. Dominik Klauser, G. A. Desurmont, G. Glauser, A. Vallat, P. Flury, T. Boller, T.C.J. Turlings, and S. Bartels 2015.
The Arabidopsis Pep-PEPR system is induced by herbivore feeding and contributes to JAmediated plant defence against herbivory. Journal of experimental botany, 66 (17): 5327-5336.
 

22. Desurmont, G. A., D. Laplanche, F. P. Schiestl, and T. C. J. Turlings 2015.
Floral volatiles interfere with plant attraction of parasitoids: ontogeny-dependent infochemical dynamics in Brassica rapa. BMC ecology 15 (1).
 

21. Chabaane, Y., D. Laplanche, T. C. J. Turlings, and G. A. Desurmont 2015.
Impact of exotic insect herbivores on native tritrophic interactions: a case study of the African cotton leafworm, Spodoptera littoralis. Journal of Ecology, 103 (1), 109-117.
 

20. Desurmont, G.A., and P.A. Weston 2014.
Switched after birth: Performance of the viburnum leaf beetle [Pyrrhalta viburni (Paykull)] after transfer to a suboptimal host plant. Insects, 5 (4): 805-817.
 

19. Desurmont, G. A, A. E. Hajek, and A. A. Agrawal 2014.
 Seasonal decline in plant defense is associated with relaxed offensive oviposition behavior in the viburnum leaf beetle Pyrrhalta viburni . Ecological Entomology, 39 (5), 589-594.
 

18. Desurmont, G. A., and I. S. Pearse 2014.
Alien plants versus alien herbivores:  does it matter who is non-native in a novel trophic interaction? Current Opinion in Insect Science, 2: 20-25.
 

17. Desurmont, G. A., J. Harvey, N. M. van Dam, S. Cristescu, F. P. Schiestl, S. Cozzolino, P. Anderson, M. C. Larsson, P. Kindlmann, H. Danner, and T. C. J. Turlings 2014.
Alien interference: Disruption of infochemical networks by invasive insect herbivores. Plant, Cell & the Environment, 37(8): 1854-1865 .
 

16. Florian P. Schiestl, H. Kirk, L. Bigler, S. Cozzolino, G. A. Desurmont 2014.
Herbivory and floral signalling: phenotypic plasticity and trade-offs between reproduction and indirect defence. New Phytologist, 203 (1): 257-266.
 

15. Desurmont, G.A., and A. A. Agrawal 2014
. Do plant defenses predict damage by an exotic herbivore? A comparative study of the viburnum leaf beetle. Ecological applications, 24 (4): 759-769.

14. Desurmont, G.A., P.A. Weston, and A.A. Agrawal 2013.
Reduction of oviposition time cost and larval group feeding: two potential benefits of aggregative oviposition for the viburnum leaf beetle. Ecological Entomology, 39 (1): 125-132.

13. Desurmont, G.A., F. Hérard, and A. A. Agrawal 2012.
Oviposition strategy as a means of local adaptation to plant defense in native and invasive populations of the viburnum leaf beetle. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 279 (1730): 952-958. 

12. Desurmont, G.A., M. J. Donoghue, W. L. Clement, and A. A. Agrawal 2011.
Evolutionary history predicts plant defense against an invasive pest. PNAS, 108 (17): 7070-7074.

11. Desurmont, G.A., and P.A. Weston 2011.
Aggregative oviposition of a phytophagous beetle overcomes plant defenses. Ecological Entomology, 36 (3): 335-343.

10. Desurmont, G.A., and P.A. Weston 2010.
Stimuli associated with viburnum leaf beetle aggregative oviposition behavior, Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 135 (3): 245-251.

9. Desurmont, G. A., C. M. Fritzen, and P. A. Weston 2009.
Oviposition by Pyrrhalta viburni (Paykull) on dead plant material: Successful reproductive strategy or maladaptive behavior? In: P. Jolivet, J. SantiagoBlay, and M. Schmitt (eds), Research on Chrysomelidae vol. 2. Brill academic publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands.

8. Desurmont, G.A. 2009.
Oviposition of viburnum leaf beetle [Pyrrhalta viburni (Paykull)]: from ecology to biological control of an emerging landscape pest. Ph. D. Thesis, Cornell University.

7. Desurmont, G. A., and P. A. Weston. 2008.
Predation by Podisus maculiventris (Say) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) on viburnum leaf beetle, Pyrrhalta viburni (Paykull) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) under laboratory and field conditions. Environmental Entomology 37(5): 192-202.

6. Weston, P. A., and G. A. Desurmont. 2008.
Pupation by viburnum leaf beetle (Coleoptera:
Chrysomelidae): behavioral description and impact of environmental variables and entomopathogenic nematodes. Environmental Entomology 37 (4): 845-849.

5. Weston, P. A., G. A. Desurmont, and M. D. Diaz. 2008.
Ovipositional ecology of viburnum leaf beetle Pyrrhalta viburni (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Environmental Entomology 37 (2): 520-524.

4. Desurmont, G. A., and P. A. Weston. 2008.
Biological and environmental factors influencing predation of Podisus maculiventris (Say) on viburnum leaf beetle [Pyrrhalta viburni (Paykull)]. Canadian Entomologist 140: 1241-1251.

3. Weston, P. A., G. Desurmont, and E. R. Hoebeke.  2007. 
Viburnum leaf beetle: Biology, invasion history in North America, and management options.  American Entomologist 53: 96-101.

2. Desurmont, G. 2006.
Evaluation of Podisus maculiventris (Say) as a biological control agent against viburnum leaf beetle [Pyrrhalta viburni (Paykull)]. M.S. Thesis, Cornell University.

1. Weston, P. A., and G. Desurmont. 2002.
Suitability of various species of Viburnum as hosts for Pyrrhalta viburni, an introduced leaf beetle. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 20(4): 224-227.
 
PRESENTATIONS & SEMINARS (First author and presenter)
 
03/20/05. ESA Eastern branch meeting, student competition (oral presentation). Natural occurrence and predatory efficiency of several predators against viburnum leaf beetle. Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

12/13/05. M.S. defense. Evaluation of Podisus maculiventris (Say) as a biological control agent against viburnum leaf beetle [Pyrrhalta viburni (Paykull)]. Location: Ithaca, New York.

12/16/05. ESA National meeting, student competition (oral presentation): Potential of Podisus maculiventris (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) for biological control of viburnum leaf beetle, Pyrrhalta viburni (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

03/12/06. ESA Eastern branch meeting, student competition (oral presentation): Factors influencing predation of Podisus maculiventris (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) on viburnum leaf beetle, Pyrrhalta viburni (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a major landscape pest in Eastern US. Location: Charlottesville, Virginia.

12/11/06. ESA national meeting, student competition (oral presentation): Switched after birth: Performance of viburnum leaf beetle (Pyrrhalta viburni [Paykull]) larvae after transfer to suboptimal hosts. Location: Indianapolis, Indiana.

18/03/07. ESA Eastern branch meeting. student competition (oral presentation): Evidence of an aggregative oviposition behavior for viburnum leaf beetle [Pyrrhalta viburni (Paykull)] and costs and benefits associated. Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

12/10/07.
ESA National meeting. student competition (oral presentation): Benefits of aggregative oviposition behavior for viburnum leaf beetle [Pyrrhalta viburni (Paykull)]. Location: San Diego, California.

03/09/08. ESA Eastern branch meeting, student competition (oral presentation). Stimuli associated with aggregative oviposition of viburnum leaf beetle [Pyrrhalta viburni (Paykull)]. Location: Syracuse, New York.

07/11/08. International Congress of Entomology (ICE).  Invited speaker at the symposium “Advances in implementing biological control for perennial ornamental crops grown outdoors”.  Potential of Podisus maculiventris (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) for biological control of viburnum leaf beetle, Pyrrhalta viburni (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), an emerging landscape pest in North America. Location: Durban, South Africa.

07/09/08. International Congress of Entomology (ICE). Invited speaker at the symposium “Biology of the
Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera)”. Oral presentation. Aggregative oviposition of viburnum leaf beetle [Pyrrhalta viburni (Paykull)]: Mechanisms and benefits of an unusual social behavior. Location: Durban, South Africa.

08/13/08. 12th International Behavioral Ecology Congress (ISBE). Poster presentation. Aggregative oviposition of viburnum leaf beetle [Pyrrhalta viburni (Paykull)] and a realized benefit of overcoming plant defenses. Location: Ithaca, NY.

02/13/09. Jugatae Seminar series (Entomology department). Invited speaker. Viburnum leaf beetle [Pyrrhalta viburni (Paykull)]: from ecology to biological control of an emerging landscape pest. Location: Ithaca, NY.

02/18/09. Plant Insect Group (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department). Invited speaker. Viburnum leaf beetle [Pyrrhalta viburni (Paykull)]: from ecology to biological control of an emerging landscape pest. Location: Ithaca, NY.

03/20/09. ESA Eastern branch meeting, student competition (poster presentation). Aggregative oviposition behavior of viburnum leaf beetle and plant defenses  of North American and European viburnums. Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

04/21/09. Graduate Student Seminar Series (Entomology Department). Invited speaker. Cooperation, competition, conflict: complexity of a subsocial behavior. Location: Ithaca, New York.

07/24/09. Ph.D defense. Oviposition of viburnum leaf beetle [Pyrrhalta viburni (Paykull)]: from ecology to biological control of an emerging landscape pest. Location: Ithaca, New York.

10/16/09. Cooperation: Self-interest and Mutual interest (One-day conference). Poster presentation. Viburnum leaf beetle aggregative oviposition: cooperation and competition in avoidance of plant defenses. Location: Ithaca, New York.

10/24/09. Cornell University-Penn State University Chemical Ecology meeting. Poster presentation. Viburnum leaf beetle aggregative oviposition: cooperation and competition in avoidance of plant defenses. Location: Ithaca, New York.

01/21/10. Cornell Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 2-day symposium. Egg-crushing through time and space: evolution of plant defenses against a major invasive pest. Location: Ithaca, New York. 02/24/10. Gordon Conference on plant-herbivore interaction. Poster presentation. Can the evolutionary history of plant defenses explain the success of an invasive species? A phylogenetic study of Viburnum & a specialist leaf beetle. Location: Galveston, Texas. Presenter: Anurag Agrawal.

03/09/10. ESA Eastern branch meeting. Symposium  “IDEP (Insect detection, Evaluation and Prediction)”. Invited speaker. Invasion of viburnum leaf beetle: Understanding susceptibility to infestation of native and exotic viburnums.

03/09/10. ESA Eastern branch meeting. Student symposium invited speaker (Comstock award recipient). Tale of a Ph.D: viburnum leaf beetle biological control and ovipositional ecology.

03/30/10. Ohio State University Entomology seminar. Invited speaker. Egg-crushing and subsociality: understanding the ecological context of viburnum leaf beetle invasion in North America.

03/31/10. Ohio State University, 1-day outreach seminar for Master Gardeners. Viburnum leaf beetle: biology, ecology, and management of an emerging invasive pest.

12/14/10. ESA National meeting (San Diego, CA). Symposium “ESA showcase of excellence: fostering our innovative and emerging entomologists”. Invited speaker.  Understanding the invasion success of viburnum leaf beetle, an emerging landscape pest in the Northeastern U.S.

03/14/11. ESA North Central meeting (Minneapolis, MN).  Symposium “Invaders from the East”, invited speaker. Invasion of viburnum leaf beetle, Pyrrhalta viburni, in North America: current status and research directions.

08/15/11. Symposium of Insect-Plant Interactions (SIP) meeting (Wageningen, the Netherlands). Poster presentation.  A behavioral adaptation to plant defenses facilitates the invasion of viburnum leaf beetle [Pyrrhalta viburni (Paykull)] in North America.

01/30/12. Gordon Research Conference on Plant Volatiles: Ecology, Biosynthesis, Regulation and Animal Perception of Floral and Vegetative Volatiles (Ventura, CA). Poster presentation.  Alien interference: disruption of volatile-mediated interactions between plants and parasitoids by invasive insect herbivores.

07/02/12. 2nd International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) Symposium on Woody Ornamentals of the Temperate Zone (Ghent, Belgium). Poster presentation. Viburnum leaf beetle: ecology and management of an invasive landscape pest.

08/10/12.
Ecological Society of America (ESA) National meeting (Portland, OR). Symposium “Community Context of Species’ Range Expansions: Novel Community Associations In Response to Biological Invasions and Climate Change”, invited speaker. Conquering a defense-free space: history and ecological context of viburnum leaf beetle invasion in North America.

11/03/12. 1st Viburnum world summit, Yale University (New Haven, CT), invited speaker. Viburnum leaf beetle: impact of a specialist herbivore on the evolution of defenses in the Viburnum genus. 01/22/2013. National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) final meeting, Neuchâtel University (Switzerland). Poster presentation. Impact of non-host herbivores on a plant-parasitoid association: a test of the robustness of infochemicals.

02/08/2013: Biology 13 conference, Basel University (Switzerland). Poster presentation. Impact of nonhost herbivores on a plant-parasitoid association: a test of the robustness of infochemicals.

02/26/2013:
Gordon Research Conference on plant-herbivores interactions (Ventura, CA). Poster presentation. Alien interference: effects of exotic herbivores on volatile-mediated interactions between plants and parasitoids.

04/03/2013: EuroVol mid-project meeting (Florence, Italy), invited speaker. The dazzling effect of exotic perfumes:  impact of exotic herbivores on the foraging behavior of native parasitoids.

01/21/2014: Gordon Research Conference on Plant Volatiles (Ventura, CA). Poster presentation.  Impact of volatiles induced by exotic herbivores on the attraction of natural enemies.

08/22/2014:
Symposium on Insect-Plant Interactions (SIP meeting) (Neuchâtel, Switzerland). 1) Poster presentation. The interplay between pollinator and parasitoid attraction: impact of Brassica rapa floral volatiles on the foraging behavior of parasitoids. 2) Invited speaker. Alien interference : disruption of infochemical networks by invasive insect herbivores.

11/16/2014: Entomological Society of America (ESA) National meeting (Portland, OR). Impact of exotic herbivores on native tritrophic interactions: A case study of the African cotton leafworm, Spodoptera littoralis.

12/15/2014: Joint 2014 Annual Meeting British Ecological Society and Société Française d’Ecologie (Lille, FR). Impact of exotic insect herbivores on chemically mediated plant-parasitoid interactions. 

01/21/2015: Socité Entomologique Neuchâteloise (SEN) Seminar series (Museum of Natural History, Neuchâtel, Switzerland). Invited speaker. Impact des insectes invasifs sur l'écologie chimique des relations plantes-insectes.
 
07/07/2015: International Society of Chemical Ecology (ISCE) meeting (Stokholm, Sweden). Invited speaker: the true cost of exotic perfumes. Impact of exotic herbivores on infochemical networks.

25/06/2016: Ecole Thématique Ecologie Chimique (ETEC) (Roscoff, France). Poster presentation. Conséquences de la domestication de Brassica rapa pour les interactions plante-insectes.

25/09/2016: International Congress of Entomology (Olrando, Florida). Oral presentation, Invited speaker. Alien interference: understanding the impact of invasive herbivores on infochemical networks and plant-parasitoid interactions. 

2017: Neuchâtel talk, CABI Talk, STUDIUM talk, ESA poster, GDR talk, Monpt chemical ecology talk

2018: ESA eastern branch meeting, ISBCW 2018, ESA national meeting

2019: Perugia meeting

RESEARCH SUPPORT

 
Summer 2004:  Petro Canada Company (Pesticide evaluation against viburnum leaf beetle): $2,500.
Summer 2005: Cleary Chemical Company (Pesticide evaluation against viburnum leaf beetle): $2,500.
2005-2006 academic year: U.S Forest Service (Hemlock wooly adelgid management): $ 35,000.
Summer 2006: New York State IPM program (Viburnum leaf beetle management): $3,000.              
Summer 2007: New York State Biodiversity Research Institute (Viburnum leaf beetle ecological impact):
$1,500, IR-4 Northeast support (Viburnum leaf beetle management): $1,000.
Summer 2008: U.S Forest Service (Gypsy moth pathogens project): $2,500.
2011-2014: Inva-Vol project, EuroVol and EUROCORES program, European Science Foundation grant:
$225 000.
2014-2015: Inva-Vol project, EuroVol and EUROCORES program, European Science Foundation grant 1year extension: $75 000.
2016-2019: “Exploring the chemical Ecology of Insect-Slug-Plants project”, National Swiss Foundation grant: $500 000.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 
Fall 2004: Teaching assistant (TA) for the course ENTOM 443, Cornell University: Entomology and Pathology of Trees and Shrubs. Teacher: Paul Weston.
Spring 2005: TA for the course ENTOM 277, Cornell University: Natural Enemies Managing Pests: An Introduction to Biological Control. Teachers: Ann Hajek and Jan Nyrop.
Fall 2005: TA for the course ENTOM 452, Cornell University: Insect Ecology. Teacher: Jennifer Thaler. Spring 2007: TA for the course ENTOM 201, Cornell University: Alien Empire. Teacher: John Losey.
Fall 2007: TA for the course ENTOM 444, Cornell University: Integrated Pest Management. Teachers:
John Losey and Antonio DiTommaso. 
Spring 2008: TA for the course ENTOM 277, Cornell University: Natural Enemies and Invasive species.
Teacher: Jan Nyrop.
Fall 2008: TA for the course ENTOM 4630, Cornell University: Invertebrate pathology. Teacher: Ann Hajek.
Fall 2011-2013, spring 2015: Teacher of the M.S. Biology course “Integrated Pest management/Fighting insect pests”, University of Neuchâtel.
Spring 2012-2015: Teacher for the course “Apprentissage par problème (APP): vers une agriculture durable” (learning through experimenting: toward a sustainable agriculture), University of Neuchâtel.

 

OUTREACH EXPERIENCE

Insectapalooza (Cornell Entomology Department open house 1-day event) 2004-2009: volunteer, coorganizer of Cockroach Races (2004-2009)/Integrated pest management demos (2006-2007).
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences centennial celebration 2005: volunteer.

Cornell Turf & Ornamentals Field Day 2005: volunteer.

Intenational Behavioral Ecology Congress (ISBE) 2008: volunteer and session coordinator. “Expanding your horizons in science and mathematics” conference (Cornell University)
2009-2010: volunteer.

Self interest and mutual interest one-day conference (Cornell University) 2009: volunteer and press rapporteur.

Cornell University-Penn State University chemical ecology meeting 2009: volunteer and event coordinator.

One-day outreach seminar 2010, Ohio State University: volunteer/viburnum leaf beetle expert.
 

COMMITTEE AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

 
Provided reviews for the following journals: Ecology letters, Ecology, New Phytologist, Molecular Ecology, Functional Ecology, Animal Behaviour, Oecologia, Oikos, Biological Invasions, Frontiers in Chemical Ecology, Journal of Chemical Ecology, Biology letters, Ecological Entomology, Environmental Entomology, Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, Diversity, Journal of Pest Science, Basic and Applied Ecology, Journal of arthropod-plant interactions, Plant Biology, Insects.

Member of the ESA (Entomological Society of America): 2004-2011; 2014; 2017

Member of the Insectary and Greenhouse committee (Entomology Department, Cornell University): 2005-2007.

Entomological Society of America (ESA) student representative (Entomology Department, Cornell University): 2006-2008.

Jugatae President (Entomology Department graduate student organization, Cornell University): 2007.