Colorado potato beetle
Applied Entomology Laboratory ~ Dr. Andrei Alyokhin

Abbreviated Curriculum Vita


EDUCATION:
1999 Ph.D. in Entomology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.
1994 B.S. in Education in Biology and Chemistry, Moscow Pedagogical State University, Moscow, Russia. Graduated Summa Cum Laude.
09/92-05/93 Exchange student at Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

RESEARCH/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
PresentProfessor, School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine, Orono.
2007-2013Associate Professor, School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine, Orono.
2001-2007Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maine, Orono.
1999-2000Junior Entomologist, Department of Entomology, University of Hawaii, Manoa.
1999 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Kauai Agricultural Research Center, University of Hawaii, Kapaa.
1994-1999 Research Assistant, Department of Entomology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • Special Recognition for Outstanding Support and Contributions (U.S. National Park Service, 2012)
  • Faculty Outstanding Public Service Award (College of Natural Sciences, Food, and Agriculture, University of Maine, 2011)
  • Selected to present A. Randall Alford Memorial Lecture of the Friends of Dr. Edith Marion Patch, Inc.
  • Long-Term Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan (the Japan Society for Promotion of Science, 2009)
  • Sustainable Agriculture Award (University of Maine, 2005)
  • Harry A. Rosenfeld Award in Applied Entomology (University of Massachusetts, 1999)
  • Lotta M. Crabtree Graduate Fellowship in Agriculture (Crabtree Trusts, 1996 - 1999)
  • University Fellowship (University of Massachusetts, 1994-95)
  • Gardner BBB Research Award (Baylor University, 1993)
  • Frank G. Brooks Award for Excellence in Student Research (BBB, 1993)
  • Silver Medal for Excellent Academic Performance in Secondary School (Russian Ministry of Education, 1989)



SERVICE:




SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:


  1. Alyokhin, A. 2013. Impact of pesticide resistance on IPM practices. Symposium “Current Issues in Insecticide Resistance Management.” Annual Meeting of the Eastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America, Lancaster, PA.
  2. Alyokhin, A. 2012. Colorado potato beetle: Why is it such a pain in the neck? Symposium “Growing Potatoes: A Tale or Emerging and Old Pests.” XXIV International Congress of Entomology, Daegu, South Korea.
  3. Alyokhin, A., J. Dwyer, and G. Sewell. 2012. Vegetation surrounding potato fields as a reservoir for Potato Virus Y. Potato Expo, Orlando, Florida.
  4. Alyokhin, A. 2011. Global change on local scale: aphids on potatoes in Northern Maine. School of Biology and Ecology Seminar, University of Maine, Orono.
  5. Alyokhin, A. 2010. Why can’t they just get along: population trends and interactions in aphids and lady beetles. A. Randall Alford Memorial Lecture of the Friends of Dr. Edith Marion Patch, Inc.
  6. Alyokhin, A. 2010. Plant-mediated effects of soil management on insect herbivores. Joint Seminar by the South Dakota State University Department of Plant Science and the US Department of Agriculture North Central Agricultural Research Laboratory, Brookings.
  7. Alyokhin, A. 2010. Biological control, volcanoes, and live squid for dinner: my pacific sabbatical. School of Biology and Ecology Seminar, University of Maine, Orono.

  8. Alyokhin, A. 2010. Refuse, treasure, and tree-hugging: response of insect herbivores to soil amendments. Department of Entomology Seminar, Michigan State University, East Lansing.

  9. Alyokhin, A. 2009. Reduced Colorado potato beetle densities on manure-amended plots of the long-term Potato Ecosystem Project. Member Symposium “The Colorado Potato Beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) Past, Present, and Future: Integrating Management and Reality” at the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

  10. Alyokhin, A. 2008. Imidacloprid resistance in the Colorado potato beetle in Maine. Syngenta Crop Protection Technical Training Session, Las Vegas, NV.

  11. Alyokhin, A. 2006. Colorado potato beetle control and philosophy of transcendental evil. Department of Biological Sciences Seminar, University of Maine, Orono.

  12. Alyokhin, A. 2006. Imidacloprid resistance in Maine populations of the Colorado potato beetle. Resistance Management Potato Symposium, San Antonio, Texas.

  13. Alyokhin, A. 2006. It's all natural, man: explaining a few unexpected declines in pest populations. Department of Entomology Seminar, University of Maryland, College Park.

  14. Alyokhin, A. 2006. Natural regulation in unnatural systems: ecological view on a potato field (and beyond). Biology Department Seminar, Queens College, City University of New York, New York.

  15. Alyokhin, A. 2006. Colorado potato beetle control and harsh lessons in applied evolutionary biology. Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and Department of Entomology Joint Seminar, The Ohio State University, Wooster.

  16. Alyokhin, A. 2005. Long-term trends and regulation of aphid populations. Department of Biological Sciences Seminar, University of Maine, Orono.

  17. Alyokhin, A. and F. Drummond. 2004. Density dependence in the regulation of populations of potato-colonizing aphids. Insect Population Dynamics Symposium, Joint Annual Meeting of the Acadian Entomological Society and the Entomological Society of Canada, Charlottetown, PEI, October 15-18.

  18. Alyokhin, A.V. 2003. Being an invader in alien-dominated ecosystems: establishment of the two-spotted leafhopper in Hawaii. Department of Wildlife Ecology Seminar, University of Maine, Orono.

  19. Alyokhin, A.V. 2002. Potato insect pest research in Maine: current status and future directions. Agriculture Canada Potato Research Centre Seminar, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

  20. Alyokhin, A.V. 2002. Biotic facilitation and biotic resistance in the invasion of island ecosystems: a story of two trees, one leafhopper, and a whole bunch of wasps in Hawaii. Department of Entomology Seminar, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

  21. Alyokhin, A.V. 2000. The great chess game: predicting effects of pest management practices. Department of Biological Sciences Seminar, University of Maine, Orono.

  22. Alyokhin, A.V. 1999. Preventing insect adaptation to transgenic plants: an example of the Colorado potato beetle. Department of Entomology Seminar, University of Hawaii, Manoa.

  23. Alyokhin, A.V. 1998. Predicting gene flow between Bt-resistant and Bt-susceptible Colorado potato beetle populations: implications for resistance management. Department of Entomology Seminar, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


Principal Investigator(s)

Sponsoring Agency

Total Amount

Project Duration

Project Title

Alyokhin, A., G. Sewell, and J. Dwyer

Maine Potato Board

$11,000

05/01/11–04/30/12

Efficiency of stylet oils and new biorational insecticides in suppressing PVY transmission in potato.

 

Alyokhin, A. D. Mota-Sanchez, M. Baker, and M. Whalon

USDA-CSREES-AFRI

$409,619

06/01/09 – 05/31/11

Geographic variation in the Colorado potato beetle resistance to imidacloprid.

 

De los Reyes, B. and A. Alyokhin

Maine Potato Board

$11,000

04/01/08 – 03/31/09

Genetic and molecular dissection of aphid resistance mechanisms in Solanum bulbocastanum.

 

De los Reyes, B. and A. Alyokhin

Maine Potato Board

$9,000

04/01/07 – 03/31/08

Genetic evaluation of aphid resistance in recurrent backcross progenies of S. tuberosum x S. bulbocastanum somatic hybrids

Tavantzis, S., R. Larkin, J. Jemison, S. Erich, and A. Alyokhin

USDA-CSREES-NRI

$297,100

07/01/07 - 06/30/10

A systems approach to optimize organic crop production: enhancing soil functionality and plant health to suppress plant diseases and pests

Tavantzis, S., R. Larkin, S. Erich, and A. Alyokhin

USDA-CREES-IPM

$59,911 

04/14/07 - 09/30/09

An integrated approach for enhanced soil fertility, improved plant health and suppression of plant diseases and pests

Alyokhin, A., R. Alford, and G. Sewell

Maine Potato Board

$3,500

05/01/06 – 12/20/06

Soybean aphid as a potential vector of Potato Virus Y in Maine potatoes

De los Reyes, B. and A. Alyokhin

Maine Potato Board

$8,700

04/01/06 – 03/31/07

R-genes and aphid resistance in Solanum species

Alyokhin, A., G. Dively, J. Dwyer, and A. Plant

EPA-PESP

$46,745

05/01/06 – 04/30/08

Improving sustainability of neonicotinoid use in potato production

 

Alyokhin, A.

University of Maine

$4,700

N/A

Environmental chambers for teaching BIO 326, BIO 327, and BIO 448/548

Alyokhin, A. and G. Sewell

Maine Potato Board

$ 9,000

05/30/05 – 12/20/05

Field performance of the resistance management plan for the Colorado potato beetle

Alyokhin, A.

Maine Agricultural Center

$ 5,000

05/30/04 – 06/30/05

Imidacloprid resistance in the Colorado potato beetle: addressing the problem before it gets out of control

Alyokhin, A., and G. Sewell

Maine Potato Board

$ 6,000

05/01/04 - 12/20/04

Controlling imidacloprid-resistant Colorado potato beetles

 

Alyokhin, A., A.R. Alford, D. Weber, and J. Dickens

USDA-CREES-IPM

$140,000

05/01/03 – 04/30/06

Integrating behavioral control with reduced area treatment approach for managing Colorado potato beetle and other insect pests of potato

Porter, A., M. Baker, A. Alyokhin, and D. Ferro

USDA-CSREES-NRI

$185,000

10/01/02 - 09/30/04

Evolution and spread of insecticide resistance in the Colorado potato beetle

Porter, A., M. Baker, D. Ferro, and A. Alyokhin

NSF

$212,000

04/15/03 – 04/14/05

Creating clines to study dispersal and adaptation

Alyokhin, A., and G. Sewell

Maine Potato Board

$ 6,000

03/09/02 - 12/20/02

Perimeter spray as a deployment strategy for systemic imidacloprid in potatoes

Alford, A.R., A. Alyokhin, E. Groden, M. Erich, E. Gallandt, D. Lambert, L. Osher, G. Porter, T. Dalton, S. Smith

Maine Potato Board

$7,000

04/01/02 - 03/31/03

Integration of crop rotations using barley, soybean, and forage rotation crops into potato production systems

Alyokhin, A., and G. Sewell

USDA-CSREES/ Special Potato Grant Program

$2,500

07/01/02 - 06/30/03

Potato breeding and variety development to enhance pest resistance and marketing in the Eastern U.S.  Procedure 2.g. Evaluate promising varieties for virus resistance

Alyokhin, A., and G. Sewell

Maine Potato Board

$ 10,000

03/09/01 - 02/28/02

Addressing emerging insect pest problems in Maine

 

Alyokhin, A., and G. Sewell

Maine Agricultural Center

$ 5,000

05/01/01 – 11/30/01

The development of trapping techniques to detect wireworm infestation in Maine potato fields

Groden, E, A. Alyokhin, and G. Sewell

Maine Potato Board

$ 7,900

04/01/01 – 03/31/02

Evaluation of pheromone traps for predicting damage by the European corn borer

Alford, A.R., A. Alyokhin, E. Groden, M. Erich, E. Gallandt, D. Lambert, L. Osher, G. Porter, T. Dalton, S. Smith

Maine Potato Board

$ 12,000

04/01/01 – 03/31/02

Integration of soybean and forage rotation crops and pest management using fewer pesticides into potato production systems