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*denotes graduate student, ^denotes undergraduate student

Sulovari, A., Y. H. Chen, J. J. Hudziak, D. Li. 2016. Atlas of human diseases influenced by genetic variants with extreme allele frequency differences. Human Genetics. DOI: 10.1007/s00439-016-1734-y

Cuong, N. L., G. A. Langellotto, T. L. Thuy, V. Quynh, N. T. T. Thuy, A. T. Barrion, and Y. H. Chen. 2016. Arthropod diversity and abundance in wild rice, Oryza rufipogon in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

Chen, Y. H. 2016. Crop domestication, global human-mediated migration, and the unresolved role of geography in pest control. Special Forum: New Pathways to Sustainability in Agroecosystems. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. 4: 000106. doi: 10.12952/journal.elementa.000106.

Chen, Y. H., R. Gols, *C. A. Stratton, *K. A. Brevik, B. Benrey. 2015. Complex tritrophic interactions in response to crop domestication: predictions from the wild. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 157(1):40-59.

Chen, Y. H., R. Gols, and B. Benrey. 2015. Crop domestication and its impact on naturally selected trophic interactions. Annual Review of Entomology. 60:35-58.

Xu, Yipeng, Y. H. Chen, X-P Yu. 2014. Cell culture of the rice brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens Stal (Hemiptera: Delphacidae). In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology 50(5):384-388.

Izzo, V.*, J. Armstrong^, N. Mercer^, Y. H. Chen. 2014. Variation in host usage among geographic populations of Leptinotarsa decemlineata, the Colorado potato beetle. Journal of Pest Science 87:597-608.

Izzo, V.*, J. Armstrong^, D. J. Hawthorne, Y. H. Chen. 2014. Geographic variation in winter hardiness of a common agricultural pest, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, the Colorado potato beetle. Evolutionary Ecology 28:505-520.

Izzo, V., J. Armstrong^, D. J. Hawthorne, and Y. H. Chen. 2014. Time of the season: Effect of photoperiodism on host-mediated cues for diapause induction in Leptinotarsa decemlineata. Ecological Entomology 39(1): 75-82.

Ferrater, J. B.*, Peter W. De Jong, M. Dicke, Y. H. Chen, and F. G. Horgan. 2013. Symbiont-mediated adaptation by planthoppers and leafhoppers to resistant rice varieties. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 7:591-605.

Hou, Yun, Z. Ma, S-Z Dong, Y. H. Chen, and X-P Yu. 2013. Analysis of yeast-like symbiote diversity in the brown planthopper (BPH), Nilaparvata lugens Stål, using a novel nested PCR-DGGE protocol. Current Microbiology 67(3):263-70

Sangha, J. S.*, Y. H. Chen, J. Kaur, W. Khan, Z. Abduljaleel, M. Alanazi, A. Mills, C. B. Adalla, J. Bennett, H. Leung. 2013. Proteome Analysis of Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Mutants reveals candidate genes for resistance to brown planthopper (Nilaparvata lugens) Infestation. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Special Issue Abiotic and Biotic Stress Tolerance Mechanisms in Plants. 14:3921-3945.

Piiroinen, S.,  L. Lindström, A. Lyytinen, J. Mappes, Y. H. Chen, V. Izzo*, A. Grapputo. 2013. Pre-invasion history and demography shape the evolution of the insecticide resistance-related acetylcholinesterase 2 gene in the invasive Colorado potato beetle. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:13.

Chen, Y. H., G. A. Langellotto, A. T. Barrion, and N. L. Cuong. 2013. Cultivation of domesticated rice alters arthropod biodiversity and community composition. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 106(1): 100-110.

Jacobsen, K. L., K. L. Niewolny, M. S. Schroeder-Moreno, M. Van Horn, A. H. Harmon, Y. H. Chen Fanslow, M. A. Williams, D. Parr. 2012. Sustainable Agriculture Undergraduate Degree Programs: A Land-Grant University Mission. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 23(4) 13-26.

Chen, Y. H., C. C. Bernal, J. Tan, F. G. Horgan, and M. A. Fitzgerald. 2011. Planthopper “adaptation” to resistant rice varieties: Changes in amino acid composition over time. Journal of Insect Physiology 57:1375-1384.

Chen, Y. H. and C. Bernal. 2011. Arthropod diversity and community structure on wild and cultivated rice. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 13:181-189.

Chen, Y. H., S. H. Berlocher, S. B. Opp, and G. K. Roderick. 2010. Post-colonization temporal genetic variation of an introduced fly, Rhagoletis completa. Genetica 138:1059-1075.

Chen, Y. H. and A. Romena. 2008. Rice domestication decreases tolerance to the yellow stem borer, Scirpophaga incertulas. International Rice Research Notes 32(2):21-27

Sangha, J. S., Y. H. Chen, K. Palchamy, G. C. Jahn, M. Maheswaran, C. B. Adalla, and H. Leung. 2008. Categories and inheritance of resistance to Nilaparvata lugens (Hemiptera : Delphacidae) in mutants of indica rice ‘IR64’. Journal of Economic Entomology 101:575-583.

Karban, R. and Y. Chen. 2007. Induced resistance in rice against insects. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 97:327-335.

Chen, Y. H. and S. C. Welter. 2007.  Crop domestication creates a refuge from parasitism for a native moth. Journal of Applied Ecology. 44: 238-245.

Chen, Y. H., S. Opp, S. H. Berlocher, G. K. Roderick. 2006. Are bottlenecks associated with colonization? Genetic diversity and diapause variation of native and introduced Rhagoletis completa populations. Oecologia 149 (4): 656-667.

Chen, Y. H. and A. Romena. 2006. Feeding patterns of Scirpophaga incertulas (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on wild and cultivated rice during the booting stage. Environmental Entomology 35(4): 1094-1102.

Xu, X., B. R. Lu, Y. H. Chen, M. Xu, J. Rong, P. Ye, J. Chen, Z. P. Song. 2006. Inferring population history from fine scale spatial genetic analysis in Oryza rufipogon (Poaceae). Molecular Ecology 15:1535-1544. IF = 5.522.

Chen, Y. H. and S. C. Welter. 2005. Crop domestication disrupts a native tritrophic interaction. Ecological Entomology 30 (6): 673-684.

Heong, K. L., Y. H. Chen, D. E. Johnson, G. C. Jahn, M. R. Hossain, R. Sackville-Hamilton. 2005. Debate over a GM rice trial in China. Science 310 (5746): 231-231.

Chen, Y. H., and S. C. Welter. 2003. Confused by domestication: incongruent behavioral responses of the sunflower moth, Homoeosoma electellum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) and its parasitoid, Dolichogenidea homoeosomae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), towards wild and domesticated sunflowers. Biological Control 28:180-190.

Chen, Y. H. and S. C. Welter. 2002. Abundance of a native moth (Homoeosoma electellum, Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in relation to activity of its indigenous parasitoids in wild and agricultural sunflower fields. Environmental Entomology 31(4): 626-636


Book Chapters        

Alyokhin, A. A., Y. H. Chen, M. Udalov, G. Benkovskaya, and L. Lindstrom. 2012. Evolutionary considerations in potato pest management. In P. Giordanengo, C. Vincent, and A. A. Alyokhin, Insect pests of potato: biology and management. Academic Press. Waltham, MA, USA.

Chen, Y. H. 2009. Variability in planthopper-rice interactions: exploration of three-trophic levels. Edited by K. L. Heong and B. Hardy. Planthoppers: new threats to the sustainability of intensive rice production. International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, Philippines.

A. Hilbeck, D. A. Andow, S. Arpaia, N. E. Birch, Y. H. Chen, E. M. G. Fontes, A. Lang, L. T. T. Hong, G. Lövei, B. Manachini, N. T. T. Cúc, N. V. Huynh, N. V. Tuat, P. V. Lam, P. V. Toan, C. Pires, E. Sujii, T. K. Lai, E. Underwood, R. Wheatley, L. Wilson, and C. Zwahlen. 2008. Chapter 5. Non-target and biological diversity risk assessment. Edited by A. Hilbeck and D. A. Andow. Environmental risk assessment of genetically modified organisms. Vol. 1. A case study of Bt cotton in Vietnam.

Jahn, G. C., J. A. Litsinger, Y. Chen, and A. T. Barrion 2007. Integrated pest management of rice: ecological concepts. Page 315-366 in Ecologically based integrated pest management, eds. O. Koul and G. W. Cuperus. CABI, Wallingford.

Leung, H., H. Wang, J. Wu, M. E. Naredo, M. Baraoidan, A. Bordeos, S. Madamba, G. Carrilo, J. Sangha, Z. Negussie, J. Cairs, B. Liu, Y. Chen, D. Brar, I. R. Choi, C. Vera Cruz, R. Lafitte, L. Comai, K. L. McNally. 2005. Allelic and functional diversity of stress-tolerance genes in rice. Pages in Rice is Life: Scientific Perspectives for the 21st Century, ed. by K. L. Heong. International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines.

Teaching tools

“Unintended Consequences of Plant Domestication on Plant-Insect Interactions” is by Glenna M. Malcolm (Department of Plant Science, Pennsylvania State University) and Yolanda H. Chen (Department of Plant and Soil Science, The University of Vermont).

NSF National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science