Anne Louise Averill
(413) 545-2285 (Amherst lab)
Postdoctoral Research, Department of Entomology
Research program A component of my research focuses on fundamental questions in behavior and ecology of cranberry/blueberry insects, particularly the Vaccinium specialists, cranberry weevil (Anthonomus musculus) and cranberry fruitworm (Acrobais vaccinii). I also study pollination, honey bee abundance and native (non-Apis) bee diversity in cranberry. I am evaluating impacts of agricultural practices on pollinator health and conservation and working with collaborators to develop molecular methods for determination of pathogen ID and level in both wild and commercial non-Apis (e.g. bumble bees and leafcutter bees).
Teaching experience--University of Massachusetts/Amherst I have served as major advisor for 14 graduate students and have been a member of 31 graduate student committees
Notestine, M., S. L. Haire, S. Chen, and A.L. Averill. Effects of agricultural intensification on native pollinators of Massachusetts cranberry (in preparation for Conservation Biology)
Tewari, S. and A. L. Averill. Feeding injury to apical meristem of cranberry uprights by Dasineura oxycoccana (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) reduces flowering in the next growing season (in preparation for J. Economic Entomology)
Caruso, F.L., A.C. Schilder, J.J. Polashock, and A.L. Averill (eds). 2011. Compendium of blueberry, cranberry, and lingonberry diseases and insects, 2nd edition. American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN (accepted, in review)
Szendrei, S., A.L. Averill, H. Alborn, C. Rodriguez-Saona. 2011. Identification and field evaluation of semiochemically-based attractants for the cranberry weevil, Anthonomus musculus Say (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). J. Chemical Ecology: published online 29 March 2011.
Morkeski, A. and A.L. Averill. 2010. Wild bee status and evidence for pathogen spillover with honey bees. American Bee Journal November: 1049-1052.
Welch, A., F. Drummond, S. Tewari, A.L. Averill, J.P. Burand. 2009. Presence and prevalence of viruses in local and migratory honey bees (Apis mellifera) in Massachusetts. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75(24): 7862-7865.
Robbins, P.S., S.R. Alm, C.D. Armstrong, A.L. Averill & 40 additional authors, alphabetically listed. 2007. Trapping Phyllophaga spp. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) in the United States and Canada using sex attractants. J. Insect Sciences www.insectscience.org vol. 6: Article 39 (144 pp).
E.J. Wenninger and A.L. Averill. 2006. Influence of body and genital morphology on relative male fertilization success in oriental beetle. Behavioral Ecology 17: 656-663.
P.S. Robbins, A. Zhang, A.L. Averill, C.E. Linn, Jr., W.L. Roelofs, M.M. Sylvia, and M.G. Villani. 2006. Sex pheromone of the cranberry root grub Lichnanthe vulpina. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 32: 1663-1672.
E.J. Wenninger and A.L. Averill. 2006. Effects of delayed mating on reproductive output of female oriental beetle Anomala orientalis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 8: 221-231.
L. A. F. Teixera and A.L. Averill. 2006. Evaluation of flooding for cultural control of Sparganothis sulfureana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in cranberry bogs. Environmental Entomology 35: 670-675.
E.J. Wenninger and A.L. Averill. 2006. Mating disruption of oriental beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in cranberry using retrievable point-source dispensers of sex pheromone. Environmental Entomology 35: 458-464.