Julia J. Mlynarek, Ph.D

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Research Scientist - Field Entomologist

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

Key publications

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



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