Emily Kraus

Postdoctoral Fellow: Waterweeds Programme 

Emily Kraus Postdoc CBC

Office: F17.2, First Floor, Life Science Building
PhD, Entomology, Louisiana State University (2018)

Supervisor: Prof. Julie Coetzee

Emily completed her PhD at Louisiana State University. Her dissertation involved plant-insect interactions in agriculture, specifically induced resistance in rice, Oryza sativa, and its utility as part of an integrated pest management program. She joined to CBC in January 2019 and plans to apply her knowledge of induced resistance to aquatic weeds. She hopes to elucidate the mechanisms of induced resistance in water hyacinth, and the effects of these defenses on insect biological control agents.

Emily C. Kraus
and Michael J. Stout. 2019. “Effects of defoliation on the resistance and tolerance of rice, Oryza sativa, to root injury by the rice water weevil, Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus”. Entomologica Experimentalis et Applicata (In Press).

Emily C. Kraus and Priyanka Mittapely. Accepted in press. “Unbiased introduction, Louisiana State University and Ohio State University, Topic 2: What is the most urgent and feasible use for CRISPR/Cas9 in entomology?”. ESA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 2017.

Zinan Wang, Lori Moshman, Emily C. Kraus, Blake Wilson, Namoona Acharya, and Rodrigo Diaz. 2016. “A Review of the Tawny Crazy Ant, Nylanderia fulva, an Emergent Ant Invader in the Southern United States: Is Biological Control a Feasible Management Option?”. Insects 7(4):77.

Lina Bernaola, Nick DeLisi, Emily Kraus, Zinan Wang, Blake Wilson. “Entomological Society of America Student Debates 2015: Topic 2: With the development of tools like RNAi, in the future we may be capable of eradicating species. If we can eradicate a species should we? : Pro”. American Entomologist 63(1):114-123.

Monique Ferrira, Emily Kraus, M. T. VanWeelden, Nathan Mercer. 2016. "Entomological Society of America Student Debates 2014: Management Strategies--Solutions to Grand Challenges: Topic 1: The calls for the end of invasion biology are justified; this field should be replaced by the ecology of species redistribution: Con”. American Entomologist 62(2): 98-107.

Ewen F. Kirkness, Emily Kraus, et al. 2010. “Genome sequences of the human body louse and its primary endosymbiont provide insights into the permanent parasitic lifestyle”. PNAS 107(27): 12168-12173.

Editor reviewed publications
Rica Flor, Emily Kraus, Rathmuny Then, Parameas Kong, and Alexander Stuart. 2018. “Working with Cambodian rice farmers to combat a plague of rodents”. Rice Today April-June 2018: 39-41.

Emily C. Kraus and Michael J. Stout. 2017. “Comparison of Neonicotinoid Foliar and Seed Treatments for Management of Rice Water Weevil in Three Commercial Rice Varieties, 2016”. Arthropod Management Tests (2017) 42(1). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/amt/tsx010

Extension publications
Emily C. Kraus,
J. Villegas, M. Mulcahy, L. Bernaola, B. Wilson, and M. Stout. 2018. Rice Varietal Resistance to Stem Borers.  109th Annual Research Report – H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station, 109.

Bernaola, L., Mohamad, M., Villegas, J., Kraus, E., Wilson, B., Frey, M.J., and Stout, M. 2018. Effects of Dermacor against SouthAmerican Rice Miner. 109th Annual Research Report – H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station, 109.

Villegas, J., Bernaola, L., Kraus, E., Wilson, B., and Stout, M. 2018. Effects of planting date on stem borer populations in drill-seeded rice. 109th Annual Research Report – H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station, 109.

Bernaola, L., Mohamad, M., Villegas, J., Kraus, E., and Stout, M. 2018. Understanding plant resistance is a fundamental component of pest management in Louisiana. Louisiana Agriculture. Winter (In press).

Emily C. Kraus and Blake Wilson. 2017 “Rice Delphacid”. Rice Insect Fact Sheets, LSU AgCenter. http://www.lsuagcenter.com/profiles/lblack/articles/page1510929921458

Blake Wilson, Lina Bernaola, Emily Kraus, James Villegas, Michael J. Stout. 2015. “Mexican Rice Borer Update”. Rice Research Station News, Vol 12: Issue 4.

Emily Kraus and Rodrigo Diaz. 2015. “Spined Soldier Bug”. BUG BIZ Pest Management and Insect Identification Series. Pub. 3481



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