Bethia King Lab

Current Graduate Students

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Edwin (Ted) Burgess
Graduate student (Ph.D.)
Fall 2012- 12 Sep 2016 defense

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Aspen Kremer
Graduate student (M.S.)
Fall 2016-present

Graduate Student Theses and Dissertations

  • Tyler Wittman, MS, 2016. Behavioral and chemical ecology of a parasitoid wasp.
  • Edwin Burgess, PhD, 2016 anticipated. Comparative toxicities and behavioral effects of commonly used filth fly (Diptera) pesticides on the filth fly parasitoids Urolepis rufipes (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) and Spalangia endius (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae).
  • Scott Broski, MS, 2013. The effects of host size and age on the fitness of Spalangia endius (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae).
  • Angela Buesse, MS, 2012. coadvisor. Effects of prairie restoration on small mammal assemblages at Nachusa Grasslands.
  • Kaylee Kuban (Miller), MS, 2012. The parasitoid wasp Urolepis rufipes: finding and choosing a mate.
  • Rachel Moran, MS, 2013. coadvisor. Mate choice copying, nuptial coloration, and anti-predator behavior in banded darters and fantail darters.
  • Jennifer Cooper, MS, 2010. Mating behaviors, receptivity signaling and male abdomen marking of the parasitoid wasp Urolepis rufipes.
  • William Nichols, MS, 2009. Identification of methyl 6-methylsalicylate in Spalangia endius and the sexual response elicited by six species of Pteromalidae to heterospecifics.
  • C. Robyn Fischer, PhD, 2009. Variation in male attraction to females in the parasitoid wasp Spalangia endius: its causes and consequences.
  • Sarah Hong, nonthesis, MS, 2008. Plugging the dorsal collar pore to block antiaphrodisiac and a discussion on crouching posture in female Spalangia endius.
  • C. Robyn Fischer, MS, 2003. Mating behavior of the parasitoid wasp Spalangia endius.
  • Debra Olbrich, MS, 2002. Got Wasps? A natural survey of parasitoid wasps on a northern Illinois dairy farm.
  • Jeff Baeder, MS, 2002. Associative learning in male Nasonia vitripennis, a parasitoid wasp (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae).
  • Rebecca Bratzke (Dickenson), MS, 2001. Mating effects on behavior in two parasitoid wasps.
  • Sarah Oliai, MS, 1998. Associative learning in response to color in the parasitoid wasp, Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae).
  • Melanie Napoleon (Welch), MS, 1998. Offspring sex ratio in response to host size in the parasitoid wasp Spalangia endius.
  • Mary Drury (Blackmore), nonthesis MS, 1995. Factors influencing clutch size of the imported willow leaf beetle.
  • Kathy Faber, nonthesis MS, 1994. Biological control of filth flies.
  • Colleen Lynch, MS, 1994. Relationship between kinship and behavior in a zoo colony of Guinea baboons.
  • Mary Crowe, PhD, 1994. The evolutionary significance and behavioral mechanisms of aggregation in the imported willow leaf beetle Plagiodera versicolora.
  • Steve Nett, nonthesis MS, 1993. Biology laboratory exercises.
  • Sandra Seidl, MS, 1992. Sex ratio manipulation by the parasitoid wasp Muscidifurax raptor.
  • Undergraduate directed research students

Students that Have Done Research in Bethia King's Laboratory

Joseph Morrow 2016-present; Benjamin Walter 2015-2016; Kara Kresanek 2016, Elizabeth Stauffer 2015; Brooke Heinsohn 2014-2016; Cameran Hackman 2014 – 2016; Aspen Kremer 2014 – 2016; Kyle Huttner 2014-2015; Tyler Bieda 2015, Nancy Aguillon 2014; Lynn Hanlon 2014; Nicole Walker 2014; Courtney Meyers 2013 – 2014; Lydia Trebels 2013-2014; Alex Larson, 2013; Megan Sieg, 2013; Rebecca Stith 2013; Kaila Colyott, 2010-2012; Tessa Schulmeister, 2011 – 2012; Hannah Hildebrand 2012; Tegan Carr 2012; Heather Olson 2011 – 2012; Lisa Hege 2011; Matthew Hyett 2011; Zachary T. Benzio 2011; Kia Eabron 2010; Tanya OBrien 2010; Ted Burgess 2009 – 2010; Amber Colletta 2008 – 2010; Allison Johnson 2008; Dan Kozlowski 2008; Kayla Henson 2008; Aaron Owen 2007; Angela Rosc 2007; 2007; Jesus Raya 2007; Leila Siciliano 2007; Tamir Shelo 2006; Thomas Kazecki 2006; Amy Kahl 2006; Ashley Kent 2005; Jessica Nicholson 2005; Jenni Johnson 2005; Kris Rosy 2005; Scott Whipple 2005; Andrea van Pelt 2004 – 2005; Dana Thomas 2004; Dejavanna Morris 2004; Carol Mack 2004; Harmony Leaich, 2003; Brandi Medlin 2003; Laura Offerman 2003; Juliet D'Souza, 2002; Amy Voss 2002; LaMonica Cybul 2002; Jeremy Zink 2001; Kathleen Meeke 2000; Karen Burnell (Saporito), 2000; Wendy Ayala 1999; Ria Tsaliagos 1998-1999; Wendy Lanham 1997-1998; Jennifer Sanders 1997; Lisa Baroody 1996; Srinivas Tumuluri 1996; Jen Smith 1996; Hilary Lee (Reno), 1992-1993; Jennifer Cline, 1993; Sarah Kozar 1993; Lisa M. Templeton 1993; Carolyn Maslanka 1993; Shannon Wiggins, 1992; Diana Johnston 1991; Mark Song 1990; Angel Rodriguez 1989.

Professional Pursuits of Some Students That Have Done Research in My Laboratory

Photos of Students in the Lab


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Dr. Bethia King
(815) 753-8460
Office: MO 446
Lab: MO 404
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115