Dr. Julia J. Mlynarek
I monitor insect and other arthropod diversity in field and horticultural crops and orchards. I also develop IPM strategies for pest arthropods and I also develop molecular tools for detection and identification for economically important insects.
Current research and/or projects
I am en entomologist with a strong background in insect systematics. The aim of my research is to improve agricultural productivity and promote ecosystem health through developing sound IPM strategies.
Research and/or project statements
1- Biomonitoring of Coleoptera (beetles) in Southerwestern Ontario.
2- Biomonitoring and development of molecular identification tools for Delia (root maggot fly) in horticultural and field crops.
3- Surveying and testing potential biocontrol agents for tomato pests.
4- Surveying insect populations and communities in hazelnut orchards.
5- testing degree day models insects in carrots
Education and awards
Post-doctoral research Fellow, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB
Ph.D. Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
M.Sc. Entomology. McGill University, Ste.-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC
B.Sc. (Agr. Env.), Major in Wildlife Biology, McGill University, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, QC
For a complete list of publications, please visit: AAFC Online
Mlynarek, J.J, and R. Labbé. 2018. Trialeurodes abutiloneus (Haldeman) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), a species long present but never officially recorded in Canada. The Canadian Entomologist 1-7. doi:10.4039/tce.2018.26
Mlynarek, J.J. and T.A. Wheeler. 2018. Chloropid flies (Diptera, Chloropidae) associated with pitcher plants in North America. PeerJ 6:e4491 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.4491
Mlynarek, J.J., J.-H. Kim and S.B. Heard. 2016. Identification of leaf-mining insects via DNA recovered from empty mines. FACETS https://doi.org/10.1139/facets-2016-0026
Mlynarek, J.J. 2015. Testing the enemy release hypothesis for an insect species with an expanding range. PeerJ 3:e1415 https://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1415
Honorary Research Associate at University of New Brunswick