Our papers can be downloaded through my profile in or by directly emailing me. IAEL author names are printed in bold.

*denotes graduate student, ^denotes undergraduate student

Bueno, E. M.* and Y. H. Chen. Submitted. Insecticide tolerance shapes performance responses to multiple stressors in an invasive crop pest.

Monroy-Sais, A. S., D. Tobin, M. R. Bellon, M. Astier, A. Cibrián-Jaramillo, N. Gálvez-Reyes, A. Mastretta-Yanes, J. Ruiz-Arocho*, A. Wegier, and Y. H. Chen. Accepted. Smallholder farmers’ diverse values in maize landrace conservation: a case study from Chiapas, Mexico. Journal of Rural Studies.

Mastretta-Yanes, A., D. TobinM. R. BellonE. von Wettberg, A. Cibrián-JaramilloA. WegierA. S. Monroy-SaisN. Gálvez-ReyesJ. Ruiz-Arocho*, and Y. H. Chen. 2024. Human management of ongoing evolutionary processes in agroecosystems. Plants, People, Planet

Gunn, J. C., B. M. Christensen*, E. M. Bueno*, Z. P. Cohen, A. S. Kissonergis*, and Y. H. Chen. 2024. Agricultural insect pests as models for studying stress-induced evolutionary processes. Insect Molecular Biology

Hodgdon, E. A., C. A. Stratton, C. A. Hoepting, A. E. M. Campbell*, A. E. Grandish, B. G. Evans, R. H. Hallett, and Y. H. Chen. 2024. Organic management of the invasive swede midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on Brassica vegetables: multiple dead ends necessitate novel approaches. Journal of Integrated Pest Management 15(1): 17.

Ruiz-Arocho, J.*, R. González-Salas, G. LeMay, N. Steinthal^, A. Mastretta-Yanes, A. Wegier, O. Vargas-Ponce, L. Solís-Montero, Q. Orozco-Ramírez, Y. H. Chen. 2024. How is leaf herbivory related to agriculture? Insights from the Mexican center of crop origin. Arthropod-Plant Interactions.

Cohen, Z., M. S. Crossley, R. F. Mitchell, P. Engsontia, Y. H. Chen, and S. D. Schoville. 2024. Evolution of chemosensory genes in Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata. Journal of Evolutionary Biology :1-14.

Brevik, K.*, S. D. Schoville, A. Muszewska, B. Péllissié, Z. Cohen, V. Izzo, and Y. H. Chen. 2023. Transposable elements differ between geographic populations of the Colorado potato beetle, Lepinotarsa decemlineata. Environmental Entomology 52(6): 1162–1171.

Chen, Y. H., Z. P. Cohen, E. M. Bueno*, B. M. Christensen*, and Sean D. Schoville. 2023. Rapid evolution of insecticide resistance in the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata. Current Opinion in Insect Science 55: 101000.

Cohen, Z. P., Y. H. Chen, R. Groves, and S. D. Schoville. 2022. Evidence of hard-selective sweeps suggest independent adaptation to insecticides in Colorado potato beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) populations. Evolutionary Applications 15(10): 1691-1705.

Bueno, E. M.*, C. McIlhenny^, and Y. H. Chen. 2022. Cross-protection interactions in insect pests: Implications for pest management in a changing climate. Pest Management Science.

Hodgdon, E. A., A. M. Campbell*, D. S. Conner, C. A. Hoepting, A. K. Galimberti, and Y. H. Chen. 2022. Farm-level losses and grower willingness to try management strategies for swede midge in vegetable crops. HortTechnology 32(5): 471-478.

*Hodgdon, E. A., R. H. Hallett, J. D. Heal, *C. A. Stratton, C. A. Hoepting, and Y. H. Chen. 2022. Field tests of candidate pheromone blends show promise for mating disruption of the invasive swede midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae). The Canadian Entomologist 154(1): e37.

Pélissié, B., Y. H. Chen, Z. P. Cohen, M. S. Crossley, D. J. Hawthorne, V. Izzo, and S. D. Schoville. 2022. Genome resequencing reveals rapid, repeated evolution in the Colorado potato beetle. Molecular Biology and Evolution 39(2): msac016.

Shafer, P. J., T. Reynolds, Y. H. Chen, and E. J. B. von Wettberg. 2022. Farm to institution to farm: Circular food systems with native entomoculture. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems.5: 10.3389/fsufs.2021.721985

Margus, A., S. Piiroinen, P. Lehmann, A. Grapputo, I. Ovcarenko, L. Gilbert, Y. H. Chen, and L. Lindström­. 2021. Qualitative and quantitative differences in the acetylcholinesterase genes can partly explain the resistance differences in Leptinotarsa decemlineata populations. Ecology and Evolution 11(22): 15995-16005.

Mori, B. A., C. Coutu, Y. H. Chen, E. O. Campbell, J. R. Dupuis, M. A. Erlandson, and D. D. Hegedus. 2021. De novo whole genome assembly of the swede midge (Contarinia nasturtii), a specialist of Brassicaceae, using linked-read sequencing. Genome Biology and Evolution 13(3): evab036.

Brevik, K., E. M. Bueno, S. McKay, S. D. Schoville, and Y. H. Chen. 2021. Insecticide exposure affects intergenerational patterns of DNA methylation in the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata. Evolutionary Applications

Cohen, Z. P., K. Brevik, Y. H. Chen, D. J. Hawthorne, B. D. Weibel, and S. D. Schoville. 2021. Elevated rates of positive selection drive the evolution of pestiferousness in the Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata, Say). Molecular Ecology 30(1): 237-254.

Hodgdon, E. A., R. H. Hallett, J. D. Heal, A. E. M. Swan, and Y. H. Chen. 2020. Synthetic pheromone exposure increases calling and reduces subsequent mating in female Contarinia nasturtii (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae). Pest Management Science 77(1): 548-556.

Thomas, G.W.C., et al. 2020. Gene content evolution in the arthropods. Genome Biology 21: 15.

Stratton, C. A., E. Hodgdon, C. Rodriguez-Saona, A. M. Shelton, and Y. H. Chen. 2019. Odors from phylogenetically-distant plants to Brassicaceae repel an herbivorous Brassica specialist. Scientific Reports 9:10621.

Hodgdon, E. A., R. H. Hallett, K. F. Wallin, C. A. Stratton, and Y. H. Chen. 2019. Racemic pheromone blends disrupt mate location in the invasive swede midge, Contarinia nasturtii. Journal of Chemical Ecology 45(7): 549-558.

Hodgdon, E. A., R. H. Hallett, C. A. Stratton, and Y. H. Chen. 2019. Diel patterns of emergence and reproductive behaviour in the invasive swede midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae). The Canadian Entomologist 151(4): 510-520.

Chen, Y. H., J. Ruiz-Arocho*, E. J. B. von Wettberg. 2018. Crop domestication: Anthropogenic effects on insect-plant interactions in agroecosystems. Current Opinion in Insect Science 29: 56-63.

Stratton, C. A.*, E. A. Hodgdon*, S. G. Zuckerman^, A. M. Shelton, and Y. H. Chen. 2018. A single swede midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) can render cauliflower unmarketable. Journal of Insect Science 18(3): 1-6.

Chen, Y. H. and S. D. Schoville. 2018. Editorial overview: Ecology: Ecological adaptation in agroecosystems: novel opportunities to integrate evolutionary biology and agricultural entomology. Current Opinion in Insect Science. 26:IV-VIII.  2018.

Brevik, K.*, L. Lindström, S. D. McKay, and Y. H. Chen. 2018. Transgenerational effects of insecticides – implications for rapid pest evolution in agroecosystems. Current Opinion in Insect Science. Special Issue, “Ecological Adaptation in Agroecosystems”. 26:34-40.

Hernandez-Cumplido, J., M. Giusti, Y. Zhou, V. Kyryczenko-Roth, Y. H. Chen and C. Rodriguez-Saona. 2018. Testing the ‘plant domestication-reduced defense’ hypothesis in blueberries: The role of herbivore identity. Arthropod-Plant Interactions.

Brevik, K.*, S. D. Schoville, D. Mota-Sanchez, and Y. H. Chen. 2018. Pesticide durability and the evolution of resistance: A novel application of survival analysis. Pest Management Science 10.1002/ps.4899.

Schoville, S. D., Y. H. Chen, M. N. Andersson, J. B. Benoit, A. Bhandari, J. H. Bowsher, K. Brevik*, K. Cappelle, M-J. M. Chen, A. K. Childers, C. Childers, O. Christiaens, J. Clements, E. N. Elpidina, P. Engsontia, M. Friedrich, I. García-Robles, C. Goswami, A. Grapputo, K. Gruden, M. Grynberg, B. Henrissat, E. C. Jennings, J. W. Jones, M. Kalsi, S. A. Khan, A. Kumar, F. Li, V. Lombard, X. Ma, A. Martynov, N. J. Miller, R. F. Mitchell, M. Munoz-Torres, A. Muszewska, Brenda Oppert, S. R. Palli, K. A. Panfilio, Y. Pauchet, L. C. Perkin, M. Petek, M. F. Poelchau, E. Record, J. P. Rinehart, H. M. Robertson, A. J. Rosendale, V. M. Ruiz-Arroyo, G. Smagghe, Z. Szendrei, E. M. Szuter, G. W. C. Thomas, A. S. Torson, I. M. Vargas Jentzsch, M. T. Weirauch, A. D. Yates, G. D. Yocum, J-S Yoon, Stephen Richards. 2018. A model species for agricultural pest genomics: the genome of the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

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Izzo, V. M.*, Y. H. Chen, S. D. Schoville, C. Wang, and D. J. Hawthorne. 2018. Origin of the Colorado potato beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Journal of Economic Entomology.

Bernal, J. S., A. M. Dávila-Flores, R. F. Medina, Y. H. Chen, K. E. Harrison, and K. A. Berrier. 2018. Did maize domestication and early spread mediate the population genetics of corn leafhopper? Insect Science.

Chen, Y. H., L. R. Shapiro, B. Benrey, A. Cibrián-Jaramillo. 2017. Back to the origin: in situ studies are needed to understand selection during crop diversification. Special Issue: Ecology and Evolution of Plant under Domestication in the Neotropics. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, section Agroecology and Land Use Systems. 18 October.

Crossley, M. S.,  Y. H. Chen, R. L. Groves, and S. D. Schoville. 2017. Landscape genomics of Colorado potato beetle provides evidence of polygenic adaptation to insecticides. Molecular Ecology 26(22): 6284-6300. DOI: 10.1111/mec.14339

Alyokhin, A. and Y. H. Chen. 2017. Adaptation to toxic hosts as a factor in the evolution of insecticide resistance. Current Opinion in Insect Science 21:33-38.

Sulovari, A., Y. H. Chen, J. J. Hudziak, D. Li. 2017. Atlas of human diseases influenced by genetic variants with extreme allele frequency differences. Human Genetics 136(1):39-54. 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 109 (4): 542–554.

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.

Cao, W., M. Zheng, Y. H. Chen, and X. Yu. 2015. Pichia anomala, a new species of yeast-like endosymbionts and its variation in small brown planthopper (Laodelphax striatellus). Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering 119(6):669-673.

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.

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