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Carol von Dohlen

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Evolution and genomics of insect-bacterial symbioses; insect phylogenetics; insect life cycle evolution; historical biogeography

Professor & Co-Director Graduate Programs | Director, USU Insect Collection - Biology Department

Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: BNR 237
DialPhone: 435-797-2549
SendEmail: carol.vondohlen@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Zoology, University of Maryland, College Park, 1991
Ecology, Systematics, and Evolution of Complex Life Cycles of the Hormaphidinae (Homoptera:Aphididae)
MS, Zoology, University of Maryland, College Park, 1987
The Ecology and Evolution of Life Cycles of the Witch-hazel Gall Aphid, Hormaphis hamamelidis
Other, Biology, Dartmouth College, 1981

Awards

Mini-PEET, 2005

Travel Fellowship, 2004

Most Outstanding Dissertation in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 1991

Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1991

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Evolution; Alternate candidate, 1991


Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Book Chapters

    • Anderson, J.E, Ellis, M., von Dohlen, C.D, Romme, W.H, (2004). Establishment, Growth, and Survival of Lodgepole Pine in the First Decade: After the Fires: The Ecology of Change in Yellowstone National Park. Yale University Press
    • von Dohlen, C.D, (2004). Macroevolution of aphid-plant relationships: an integrated approach.. Aphids in a New Millennium. Proceedings of the VIth International Symposium
    • Ellis, M., von Dohlen, C.D, Anderson, J.E, Romme, W.H, (1994). Some important factors affecting density of lodgepole pine seedlings following the 1988 Yellowstone fires. Plants and their Environments: Proc., 1st Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • von Dohlen, C.D, Spaulding, U., Patch, K., Weglarz, K.M, Foottit, R.G, Havill, N.P, Burke, G.R, Dynamic acquisition and loss of dual-obligate symbionts in the plant-sap-feeding Adelgidae (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Aphidoidea). Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, 1-15.
        • Nieto Nafria, J.M, Mier Durante, M.P, von Dohlen, C.D, Ortego, J., García-Tejedor, S., Fuertes Fernández, P., Aphis species (Hemiptera, Aphididae) living on Adesmia (Fabales, Fabaceae) in Argentina and Chile, with description of five new species. Boletín de la Asociación Española de Entomología, 40, Published online 16-Dec-2016.
        • Rodriguez, J., Waichert, C., von Dohlen, C.D, Poinar, G., Pitts, J., (2016). Eocene and not Cretaceous origin of spider wasps (Pompilidae): fossil evidence from amber. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 61, 89-96. doi: 10.4202/app.00073.2014
        • Rodriguez, J., Pitts, J., von Dohlen, C.D, (2016). Molecular phylogeny of Pompilinae (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae): Evidence for rapid diversification and host shifts in spider wasps. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 94, 55–64. doi: doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2015.08.014
        • Hardy, N.B, Peterson, D.A, von Dohlen, C.D, (2015). The evolution of life cycle complexity in aphids: ecological optimization, or historical constraint?. Evolution, 69, 1423-1432. doi: DOI: 10.1111/evo.12643
        • Waichert, C., Rodriguez, J., Wasbauer, M., von Dohlen, C., Pitts, J., (2015). Molecular phylogeny and systematics of spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae): redefining subfamily boundaries and the origin of the family. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society , 175, 271-287.
        • Waichert, C., Pitts, J., von Dohlen, C.D, (2015). Resurrection, revision and molecular phylogenetics of Eragenia Banks with implications for Ageniellini systematics (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Systematic Entomology, 40:2, 291–321. doi: DOI: 10.1111/syen.12101
        • Rodriguez, J., Pitts, J., von Dohlen, C.D, (2015). Historical biogeography of the widespread spider wasp tribe Aporini (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Journal of Biogeography, 42:3, 495-506. doi: DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12430
        • Rodriguez, J., Pitts, J., von Dohlen, C.D, Wilson, J.S, (2014). Müllerian mimicry as a result of codiversification between velvet ants and spider wasps. Evolution
        • Pitts, J., von Dohlen, C.D, Rodriguez, J., (2014). Historical biogeography of the recently diverged widespread spider wasp tribe Aporini (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). . Journal of Biogeography, doi: DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12430
        • Rodriguez, J., von Dohlen, C.D, Pitts, J., (2014). Assessing Species Boundaries and Sex-Associations in the Genus Drepanaporus (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae), With Comparison of the Utility of Cytochrome C Oxidase I and a Nuclear Molecular Marker. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 107, 709-720.
        • Rodriguez, J., Pitts, J., von Dohlen, C.D, Wilson, J.S, (2014). Müllerian mimicry as a result of codivergence between velvet ants and spider wasps. PLoS One, doi: DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112942
        • von Dohlen, C.D, Spaulding, U., Shields, K., Havill, N.P, Rosa, C., Hoover, K., (2013). Diversity of proteobacterial endosymbionts in hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae) (Hemiptera: Adelgidae) from its native and introduced range. Environ Microbiol, 15:7, 2043-62.
        • Ren, Z., Zhong, Y., Kurosu, U., Aoki, S., Ma, E., von Dohlen, C.D, Wen, J., (2013). Historical biogeography of Eastern Asian–Eastern North American disjunct Melaphidina aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Eriosomatinae) on Rhus hosts (Anacardiaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 69:3, 1146-1158.
        • Husnik, F., Nikoh, N., Koga, R., Ross, L., Duncan, R.P, Fujie, M., Tanaka, M., Satoh, N., Bachtrog, D., Wilson, A.C, von Dohlen, C.D, Fukatsu, T., McCutcheon, J.P, (2013). Horizontal gene transfer from diverse bacteria to an insect genome enables a tripartite nested mealybug symbiosis. Cell, 153:7, 1567-78.
        • Teulon, D.A, Stufkens, M.A, Drayton, G.M, Maw, H.E, Scott, I.A, Bulman, S.R, Carver, M., von Dohlen, C.D, Eastop, V.F, Foottit, R.G, (2013). Native aphids of New Zealand-diversity and host associations. Zootaxa, 3647:4, 501-517.
        • Novakova, E., Hypsa, V., Klein, J., Foottit, R.G, von Dohlen, C.D, Moran, N.A, (2013). Reconstructing the phylogeny of aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) using DNA of the obligate symbiont Buchnera aphidicola. Mol Phylogenet Evol, 68:1, 42-54.
        • Rodriguez, J., Waichert, C., von Dohlen, C.D, Pitts, J., Review of fossil spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) with the description of new fossil genera and species. Journal of Paleontology
        • Wilson, J.S, von Dohlen, C.D, Forister, M., Pitts, J., (2013). Family-level divergences in the stinging wasps (Hymenoptera: Aculeata) with correlations to Angiosperm diversification. Evolutionary Biology, 40, 101-107. doi: DOI: 10.1007/s11692-012-9189-0
        • von Dohlen, C.D, Mier Durante, P., Foottit, R.G, Ortego, J., (2012). First American records of Aphis intybi (Hemiptera: Aphididae) with notes on two other related adventive species in Argentina. Florida Entomologist, 95:4, 1154-1162.
        • Waichert, C., Rodriguez, J., von Dohlen, C.D, Pitts, J., (2012). Pompilidae of the Dominican Republic: Pepsinae and Pompilinae. Zootaxa, 3353, 1-47.
        • Wilson, J.S, Williams, K.A, Forester, M.L, von Dohlen, C.D, Pitts, J., (2012). Repeated evolution in overlapping mimicry rings among North American velvet ants. Nature Communications, 3, 1272.
        • Wilson, J.S, Williams, K., Forister, M., von Dohlen, C.D, Pitts, J., (2012). Repeated evolution in overlapping mimicry rings among North American velvet ants. Nature Communications, 3, 1272.
        • Pitts, J., von Dohlen, C.D, Williams, K.A, Manley, D.G, Deyrup, M., (2012). Systematic Review of the Dasymutilla monticola species-group (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae). . Zootaxa, 3554, 1-29.
        • Pilgrim, E.M, von Dohlen, C.D, (2012). Phylogeny of the dragonfly genus Sympetrum (Odonata: Libellulidae) and its implications for the historical biogeography of the genus.. Organisms, Diversity & Evolution, 3, 281-295.
        • Pike, K.S, Foottit, R.G, Graf, G., von Dohlen, C.D, Harpel, J., Pantoja, A., Emmert, S., Hagerty, A.M, (2012). Eriosomatine aphids (Hemiptera, Aphididae, Eriosomatinae) associated with moss and roots of conifer and willow in forests of the Pacific Northwest.. Canadian Entomologist, 144, 555-576.
        • McCutcheon, J.P, von Dohlen, C.D, (2011). An interdependent metabolic patchwork in the nested three-way symbiosis of mealybugs (Pseudococcidae: Planococcus). Current Biology, 21, 1366-1372.
        • Pitts, J., von Dohlen, C.D, Williams, K., Pilgrim, E., Manley, D., (2011). . Multifaceted assessment of species validity in the D. bioculata species-group (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae). . Systematic Entomology, 36, 180-191.
        • Williams, K.A, Manley, D.G, Pilgrim, E.M, von Dohlen, C.D, Pitts, J., (2010). Multifaceted assessment of species validity in the Dasymutilla bioculata species group (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae). Systematic Entomology , online early, doi: 0.1111/j.1365-3113.2010.00555.x
        • Rodriguez, J., von Dohlen, C.D, Pitts, J., (2010). The genus Psorthaspis (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) in Colombia. Caldasia, 32
        • Pitts, J., Wilson, J.S, von Dohlen, C.D, (2010). Evolution of the nocturnal Nearctic Sphaeropthalminae velvet ants (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) driven by Neogene orogeny and Pleistocene glaciation.. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 56, 134-145.
        • von Dohlen, C.D, (2010). Evolutionary history of aphid-plant associations and their role in aphid diversification. Comptes rendus Biologies, 333, 474-487.
        • Brammer, C.A, von Dohlen, C.D, (2010). Morphological phylogeny of the variable fly family Stratiomyidae (Insecta, Diptera). Zoologica Scripta, 39, 363-377.
        • Pitts, J., von Dohlen, C.D, Rodriguez, J., (2010). The genus Psorthaspis (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) in Colombia. Caldasia , 32, 407-403.
        • Wilson, J.S, Pitts, J., von Dohlen, C.D, (2009). Lack of variation in nuclear genes among isolated populations of the sand dune restricted bee Colletes stepheni (Hymenoptera: Colletidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 82, 316-320.
        • von Dohlen, C.D, (2009). Aphid molecular systematics: History, progress and prospects. Redia, 92, 39-45.
        • von Dohlen, C.D, (2008). Species identifications of aphids (Insecta: Hemiptera: Aphididae) through DNA barcodes. Molecular Ecology Resources, 8, 1189-12.
        • von Dohlen, C.D, (2008). Molecular phylogenetics of Vespoidea indicate paraphyly of the superfamily and novel relationships of its component families and subfamilies. Zoological Scripta, 37, 539-560.
        • Pitts, J., Pilgrim, E., von Dohlen, C.D, (2008). Molecular phylogenetics of Vespoidea indicate paraphyly of the superfamily and novel relationships of its component families and subfamilies. . Zoologica Scripta, 37, 539-560.
        • Pilgrim, E.M, von Dohlen, C.D, (2008). Phylogeny of the Sympetrinae (Odonata: Libellulidae): further evidence of the homoplasious nature of wing venation. Systematic Entomology, 33, 159-174.
        • Pilgrim, E.M, von Dohlen, C.D, (2007). Molecular and morphological study of species-level questions within the dragonfly genus Sympetrum (Odonata: Libellulidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 100, 688-702.
        • Havill, N.P, Foottit, R.G, von Dohlen, C.D, (2007). Evolution of host specialization in the Adelgidae (Insecta: Hemiptera) inferred from molecular phylogenetics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 44, 357-370.
        • Brammer, C.A, von Dohlen, C.D, (2007). Evolutionary history of Stratiomyidae (Insecta: Diptera): The molecular phylogeny of a diverse family of flies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 43, 660-673.
        • Drake, C.A, McCarthy, D.A, von Dohlen, C.D, (2007). Molecular relationships and species divergence among Phragmatopoma spp. (Polychaeta: Sabellaridae) in the Americas. Marine Biology, 150, 345-358.
        • von Dohlen, C.D, Rowe, C.A, Heie, O.E, (2006). A test of morphological hypotheses for Aphidinae (Insecta: Hemiptera: Aphididae) tribal and subtribal relationships using DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 38, 316-329.
        • Pitts, J., Wasbauer, M.S, von Dohlen, C.D, (2006). Preliminary morphological analysis of relationships between the spider wasp subfamilies (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae): Revisiting an old problem. Zoological Scripta, 35, 63-84.
        • von Dohlen, C.D, (2003). Phylogeny and historical biogeography of New Zealand indigenous Aphidini aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae): A hypothesis. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 96, 107-116.
        • von Dohlen, C.D, Kurosu, U., Aoki, S., (2002). Phylogenetics and evolution of the eastern Asian-eastern North American disjunct aphid tribe, Hormaphidini (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 23:2, 257-267.
        • Aoki, S., Kurosu, U., von Dohlen, C.D, (2001). Colony defense by wingpadded nymphs in Grylloprociphilus imbricator (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Florida Entomologist, 84:3, 431-434.
        • Kwon, S., von Dohlen, C.D, Anderson, A., (2001). Gene sequence analysis of an opportunistic wheat pathogen, an isolate of Fusarium proliferatum. Canadian Journal of Botany, 79, 1115-1121.
        • von Dohlen, C.D, Kohler, S., Alsop, S.T, McManus, W.R, (2001). Mealybug beta-proteobacterial endosymbionts contain gamma-proteobacterial symbionts. Nature, 412:6845, 433-6.
        • Spaulding, A.W, von Dohlen, C.D, (2001). Psyllid endosymbionts exhibit patterns of co-speciation with hosts and destabilizing substitutions in ribosomal RNA. Insect Molecular Biology, 10:1, 57-67.
        • Aoki, S., von Dohlen, C.D, Kurosu, U., (2001). Revision of the Japanese species of the aphid genus Hamamelistes (Hemiptera, Aphididae, Hormaphidinae) based on the mitochondrial DNA sequence data. Entomological Science, 4:1, 59-67.
        • von Dohlen, C.D, Moran, N.A, (2000). Molecular data support a rapid radiation of aphids in the Cretaceous and multiple origins of host alternation. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 71:4, 689-717.
        • Spaulding, A.W, von Dohlen, C.D, (1998). Phylogenetic characterization and molecular evolution of bacterial endosymbionts in psyllids (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha). Molecular Biology and Evolution, 15:11, 1506-13.
        • Aoki, S., von Dohlen, C.D, Kurosu, U., Ishikawa, H., (1997). Migration to roots by first-instar nymphs, and not by alates, in the gall aphid Clydesmithia canadensis. Naturwissenschaften, 84:1, 35-36.
        • Crespi, B., Carmean, D., Vawter, L., von Dohlen, C.D, (1996). Molecular phylogenetics of Thysanoptera. Systematic Entomology, 21, 79-87.
        • Rouhbakhsh, D., Lai, C.Y, von Dohlen, C.D, Clark, M.A, Baumann, L., Baumann, P., Moran, N.A, Voegtlin, D.J, (1996). The tryptophan biosynthetic pathway of aphid endosymbionts (Buchnera): genetics and evolution of plasmid-associated anthranilate synthase (trpEG) within the aphididae. Journal of Molecular Evolution, 42:4, 414-21.
        • Moran, N.A, von Dohlen, C.D, Baumann, P., (1995). Faster evolutionary rates in endosymbiotic bacteria than in cospeciating insect hosts. Journal of Molecular Evolution, 41:6, 727-731.
        • von Dohlen, C.D, Moran, N.A, (1995). Molecular phylogeny of the Homoptera: a paraphyletic taxon. Journal of Molecular Evolution, 41:2, 211-23.
        • Smothers, J.F, von Dohlen, C.D, Smith, L., Spall, R.D, (1994). Molecular evidence that the myxozoan protists are metazoans.. Science, 265, 1719-1721.
        • Moran, N.A, Baumann, P., von Dohlen, C.D, (1994). Use of rDNA sequences to reconstruct the history of the association between members of the Sternorrhyncha (Homoptera) and their bacterial endosymbionts.. European Journal of Entomology, 91, 79-83.
        • Sanderson, M.J, Baldwin, B.G, Bharathan, G., Campbell, C.S, von Dohlen, C.D, Ferguson, D., Porter, J.M, Wojciechowski, M.F, Donoghue, M.J, (1993). The Growth of Phylogenetic Information and the Need for a Phylogenetic Data Base. Systematic Biology, 42:4, 562-568.
        • von Dohlen, C.D, Stoetzel, M.B, (1991). Separation and redescription of Hormaphis hamamelidis (Fitch, 1851) and Hormaphis cornu (Shimer, 1867) on witch-hazel in eastern North America. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 93, 533-548.
        • von Dohlen, C.D, (1990). Evolutionary loss of the secondary host in heteroecious aphids: phylogenetic evidence. Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica, 25:1-4, 243-252.
        • von Dohlen, C.D, Gill, D.G, (1989). Geographic variation and evolution in the life cycle of the witch-hazel leaf gall aphid, Hormaphis hamamelidis. Oecologia, 78, 165-175.

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

              Research Reports

            • Teuon, D.A, Stufkens, M.A, von Dohlen, C.D, Kean, J., (2003). Status of New Zealand Indigenous Aphids, 2002. Crop & Food Research Confidential Report No. 727 *

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            Publications - Translations & Transcripts

              Publications - Other

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                Scheduled Teaching

                BIOL 3010 - Evolution, Spring 2017

                BIOL 4750, 6750 - Ecology and Evolution of Symbioses, Fall 2016

                BIOL 3010 - Evolution, Spring 2016

                BIOL 6750 - Ecology and Evolution of Interacting Genomes, Fall 2015

                BIOL 5530 - Insect Systematics and Evolution, Fall 2014

                BIOL 3010 - Evolution, Spring 2014

                BIOL 6750 - Phylogenetic Systematics, Fall 2013

                BIOL 6750 - Topics in Biology, Fall 2013

                BIOL 3010 - Evolution, Spring 2013

                BIOL 6750 - Tree Thinking, Fall 2012

                BIOL 3010 - Evolution, Spring 2012

                BIOL 5530 - Insect Systematics and Evolution, Fall 2011

                BIOL 6750 - Model-Based Inference in Molecular Systematics, Spring 2011

                BIOL 6750 - Topics in Phylogenetics, Fall 2010

                BIOL 4750/6750 - Concepts in Insect Behavior, Spring 2010


                Graduate Students Mentored

                Jonathan Bravo, Biology, August 2017
                Megan Licht, Biology, August 2017
                Kathryn Weglarz, Biology, August 2012
                Zachary Portman, Biology, August 2011 2017
                Juanita Rodriguez, Biology 2014
                Cecilia Waichert, Biology, August 2008 - April 2014
                Kevin Williams, Biology 2011
                Erik Pilgrim, 2006
                Kimberly Hunzinger, Biology 2005
                Carrie Drake, Biology 2005
                Colin Brammer, Biology 2005
                Carol Rowe, 2003
                Kistie Patch, Biology 2003
                Rebekah Andrus, Biology 2003
                Allen Spaulding, Biology 1998