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Lori Spears

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Invasive species; Insect ecology; Integrated pest management

Professional Practice Associate Professor - Biology Department

Prof Practice Assoc Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: BNR 235B
DialPhone: 435-797-0354
SendEmail: lori.spears@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Ecology, Utah State University, 2012
Spider community composition and structure in a shrub-steppe ecosystem: the effects of prey availability and shrub architecture
BS, Anthropology, (Zoology), Weber State University, 2001

Research Interests

I conduct invasive species surveys throughout Utah. My research focuses on invasive species dynamics including the ecology and management of brown marmorated stink bug (Haylomorpha halys), factors affecting spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) abundance in the Intermountain West, and using bycatch to evaluate arthropod communities in the agricultural landscapes of Utah.

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Books

    • D'Souza, N., Murray, M., Spears, L., (2021). Invasive species handbook: a resource for educators. *

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - Fact Sheets

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    Publications - Curriculum

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Journal Articles

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      Publications - Literary Journal

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        Publications - MultiMedia

          Web

        • Burrows, S., Ritner, C., Christman, M., Spears, L., Smith-Pardo, A., Price, S., Ramirez, R., Griswold, T., Redford, A., (2021). Exotic Bee ID.
        • Burrows, S., Christman, M., Spears, L., Smith-Pardo, A., Price, S., Ramirez, R., Griswold, T., Redford, A., (2018). Exotic Bee ID.

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - Technical Reports

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          Publications - Translations & Transcripts

            Publications - Other

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            Extension

            Exotic Bee ID , 2016 - Ongoing
            First Detector Training, 2016 - Ongoing
            Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey, 2013 - Ongoing
            Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Lab (UPPDL), 2013 - Ongoing

            Graduate Students Mentored