Dr. Meghan Vankosky

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Research Scientist
  • Research in agricultural entomology, including integrated pest management of pulse and oilseed insects
  • Co-chair of the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network

Current research and/or projects

  • Biology and management of the pea leaf weevil
  • Distribution and ecology of field crop pests on the prairies
  • Biological control of insect pests
  • Studying ecology and impact of invasive insect species

Recent Publications:

Olfert, O., R.M. Weiss, D. Giffen, M.A. Vankosky. 2021. Modeling ecological dynamics of a major agricultural pest insect (Melanoplus sanguinipes; Orthoptera: Acrididae): a cohort-based approach incorporating the effects of weather on grasshopper development and abundance. Journal of Economic Entomology 114: 122-130. DOI: 10.1093/jee/toaa254

 

Campbell, E.O., J.R. Dupuis, J. Holowachuk, S. Hladun, M.A. Vankosky, B.A. Mori. 2020. Disjunction between canola distribution and the genetic structure of its recently described best, the canola flower midge (Contarinia brassicola). Ecology and Evolution 10: 13284-13296. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.6927

 

Olfert, O., R.M. Weiss, M. Vankosky, S. Hartley, J.F. Doane. 2020. Modelling the tri-trophic population dynamics of a host crop (Triticum aestivum; Poaceae), a  major pest insect (Sitodiplosis mosellana; Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), and a parasitoid of the pest species (Macroglenes penetrans; Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae): a cohort-based approach incorporating the effects of weather. The Canadian Entomologist 152: 311-329 DOI: 10.4039/tce.2020.17

 

Morley-Senkler, V., J. Williams, M.A. Vankosky. 2020. Effect of temperature, population density, and sex on feeding damage caused by adult pea leaf weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). The Canadian Entomologist 152: 159-168. DOI: 10.4039/tce.2019.76

 

Key publications

  1. Vankosky, M., H. Carcamo. 2021.The pea leaf weevil: an invasive pest that could impact field pea and faba bean production in Manitoba. Pulse Beat. Fall / Winter Edition. Pages 49 - 50.

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  2. Turkington, T.K. , Weiss, R., Otani, J., Vankosky, M. 2021. 2021 Cereal Rust Risk Report (June 22-28, 2021). Prairie Crop Disease Monitoring Network Blog Post. Released June 30, 2021. url: https://prairiecropdisease.blogspot.com/2021/06/2021-cereal-rust-risk-report-june-22-28.html (retrieved 2022 Feb 11).

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  3. Turkington, T.K. , Weiss, R., Otani, J., Vankosky, M. 2021. 2021 Cereal Rust Risk Report (June 16-21, 2021). Prairie Crop Disease Monitoring Network Blog Post. Released June 24, 2021. url: https://prairiecropdisease.blogspot.com/2021/06/2021-cereal-rust-risk-report-june-16-21.html (retrieved 2022 Feb 11).

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  4. Turkington, T.K. , Weiss, R., Otani, J., Vankosky, M. 2021. 2021 Cereal Rust Risk Report (June 11-15, 2021). Prairie Crop Disease Monitoring Network Blog Post. Released June 18, 2021. url: https://prairiecropdisease.blogspot.com/2021/06/2021-cereal-rust-risk-report-june-11-15.html (retrieved 2022 Feb 11).

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  5. 9. Turkington, T.K. , Weiss, R., Otani, J., Vankosky, M. 2021. 2021 Cereal Rust Risk Report (June 4-10, 2021). Prairie Crop Disease Monitoring Network Blog Post. Released June 11, 2021. url: https://prairiecropdisease.blogspot.com/2021/06/2021-cereal-rust-risk-report-may-28_11.html (retrieved 2022 Feb 11).

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  6. Turkington, T.K. , Weiss, R., Otani, J., Vankosky, M. 2021. 2021 Cereal Rust Risk Report (May 28-June 3, 2021). Prairie Crop Disease Monitoring Network Blog Post. Released June 4, 2021. url: https://prairiecropdisease.blogspot.com/2021/06/2021-cereal-rust-risk-report-may-28.html (retrieved 2022 Feb 11).

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  7. 11. Turkington, T.K. , Weiss, R., Otani, J., Vankosky, M. 2021. 2021 Cereal Rust Risk Report (May 21-27, 2021). Prairie Crop Disease Monitoring Network Blog Post. Released May 28, 2021. url: https://prairiecropdisease.blogspot.com/2021/05/2021-cereal-rust-risk-report-may-21-27.html (retrieved 2022 Feb 11).

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  8. Turkington, T.K. , Weiss, R., Otani, J., Vankosky, M. 2021. 2021 Cereal Rust Risk Report (May 12-20, 2021). Prairie Crop Disease Monitoring Network Blog Post. Released May 21, 2021. url: https://prairiecropdisease.blogspot.com/2021/05/2021-cereal-rust-risk-report-may-12-20.html (retrieved 2022 Feb 11).

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  9. 14. Turkington, T.K. , Weiss, R., Otani, J., Vankosky, M. 2021. 2021 Cereal Rust Risk Report (May 1-13, 2021). Prairie Crop Disease Monitoring Network Blog Post. Released May 14, 2021. url: https://prairiecropdisease.blogspot.com/2021/05/2021-cereal-rust-risk-report-may-1-13.html (retrieved 2022 Feb 11).

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  10. Turkington, T.K. , Weiss, R., Otani, J., Vankosky, M. 2020. 2020 Cereal Rust Risk Report (Jun 30-Jul 6). Prairie Crop Disease Monitoring Network Blog Post. Released Jul 9, 2020. url: https://prairiecropdisease.blogspot.com/2020/07/the-latest-wind-trajectory-cereal-rust.html (retrieved 01Mar2021).

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  11. Otani, J., Weiss, R., Giffen, D., Svendsen, E., Van Baal, F., Vankosky, M. 2020. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network “Weekly Update” Webpage-bulletin, August 20, 2020 edition (Issue 17). url: https://prairiepest.ca/2020/week-17/#post_9677 (retrieved 2020Jan06).

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  12. Weiss, R., Giffen, D., Trudel, S., Rounce, T., Otani, J., Vankosky, M. 2020. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network “Weekly Update” Webpage-bulletin, August 13, 2020 edition (Issue 16). url: https://prairiepest.ca/2020/week-16/#post_9478 (retrieved 2020Jan06)

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  13. Weiss, R., Trudel, S., Rounce, T., Otani, J., Vankosky, M. 2020. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network “Weekly Update” Webpage-bulletin, August 6, 2020 edition (Issue 15). url: https://prairiepest.ca/2020/week-15/#post_9326 (retrieved 2020Jan06).

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  14. Weiss, R., Trudel, S., Rounce, T., Otani, J., Vankosky, M. 2020. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network “Weekly Update” Webpage-bulletin, July 23, 2020 edition (Issue 13). url: https://prairiepest.ca/2020/week-13/#post_8877 (retrieved 2020Jan06).

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  15. Weiss, R., Trudel, S., Rounce, T., Otani, J., Vankosky, M. 2020. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network “Weekly Update” Webpage-bulletin, July 16, 2020 edition (Issue 12). url: https://prairiepest.ca/2020/week-12/#post_8649 (retrieved 2020Jan06).

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  16. Cross, B., Vankosky, M., Otani, J. 2020. Website helps monitor insect pests. Western Producer. url: https://www.producer.com/news/website-helps-monitor-insect-pests/ . Published July 10, 2020.

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  17. Otani, J., E. Svendsen, O. Olfert, M. Vankosky. 2020. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Website. url: https://prairiepest.ca/ . Edited by J. Otani. (Website made “Public” with first Weekly Update released 09Jul2020).

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  18. Otani, J., Weiss, R., Trudel, S., Rounce, T., Svendsen, E., Olfert, O., Vankosky, M. 2020. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network “Weekly Update” Webpage-bulletin, July 9, 2020 edition (Issue 11). url: https://prairiepest.ca/2020/week-11/#post_8573 (retrieved 2020Jan06).

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  19. Turkington, T.K., Weiss, R., Otani, J., Vankosky, M. 2020. Weekly Cereal Rust Risk Report (Jul 7-13). Prairie Crop Disease Monitoring Network Blog Post. Released Jul 9, 2020. url: https://prairiecropdisease.blogspot.com/2020/07/the-latest-wind-trajectory-cereal-rust.html (retrieved 01Mar2021).

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  20. Otani, J., Weiss, R., Rounce, T., Trudel, S., Svendsen, E., Tansey, J., Turkington, T.K., Olfert, O., Vankosky, M. 2020. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Weekly Update e-Bulletin July 2, 2020 edition. 2020 (10): 1-24. url: https://tinyurl.com/yywqjhgl

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Research facility

107 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X2
Canada

Affiliations

Entomological Society of Canada

Entomological Society of Saskatchewan

Language

English