Alina Avanesyan
Among the redwoods -- Muir Woods

Publications & Presentations


Peer-Reviewed Publications

Journal Articles

  1. Jaffe, B.D., Avanesyan, A., Bal, H. K., Grant, J., Grieshop, M.J., Lee, J.C., Liburd, O.E., Rhodes, E., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Sial, A.A., Zhang, A., and C. Guédot (2018) Multistate comparison of attractants and the impact of fruit development stage on trapping Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in raspberry and blueberry. Environmental Entomology (Accepted; doi: 10.1093/ee/nvy052). exit_to_applink to publication
  2. Avanesyan, A., Jaffe, B.D., and C. Guédot (2017) Isolating spermatheca and determining mating status of the invasive spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii: a protocol for tissue dissection and its applications. Insects: Special issue “Invasive Insect Species”. 8(1), 32; doi:10.3390/insects8010032. Invited paper. file_downloadfull text
  3. Avanesyan, A., and T.M. Culley (2017) Tolerance of native and exotic prairie grasses to herbivory by Melanoplus grasshoppers: application of a non-destructive method for estimating plant biomass changes as a response to herbivory. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 144(1):15-25. exit_to_applink to publication
  4. Avanesyan, A., and T.M. Culley (2015) Feeding preferences of Melanoplus femurrubrum grasshoppers on native and exotic grasses: behavioral and molecular approaches. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 157: 153-163. exit_to_applink to publication
  5. Merritt, B.J., Culley, T.M., Avanesyan, A., Stokes, R., and J. Brzyski (2015) An empirical review: Characteristics of plant microsatellite markers that confer greater levels of genetic variation. Applications in Plant Sciences 3(8):1500025. file_downloadfull text
  6. Avanesyan, A., and T.M. Culley (2015) Herbivory of native and exotic North-American prairie grasses by nymph Melanoplus grasshoppers. Plant Ecology 216: 451-464. file_downloadfull text
  7. Avanesyan, A. (2014) Plant DNA detection from grasshopper gut contents: a step-by-step protocol, from tissues preparation to obtaining plant DNA sequences. Applications in Plant Sciences 2(2):1300082. file_downloadfull text
  8. Granovitch, А.I., Maximovich, A.N., Avanesyan, A.V., Starunova Z.I., and N.A. Mikhailova (2013) Micro-spatial distribution of two sibling periwinkle species across the intertidal indicates hybridization. Genetica 141 (7): 293-301. file_downloadfull text
  9. Ataev, G.L., Dobrovolskij, A.A., Avanessian, A.V., and E.S., Loker (2001) Germinal elements and their development in Echinostoma caproni and Echinostoma paraensei (Trematoda) miracidia. The Journal of Parasitology 87 (5): 1160-1164. file_downloadfull text
  10. Ataev, G.L., Avanessian, A.V., Loker, E.S., and A.A. Dobrovolskij (2001) The organization of germinal material and dynamics of mother sporocyst reproduction in the genus Echinostoma (Trematoda: Echinostomatidae). Parazitologia 35 (4): 307-319.(In Russian) exit_to_applink to publication file_downloadfull text

Published Abstracts

  1. Avanesyan, A. (2005) Cellular defense mechanisms of Planorbis planorbis and Planorbarius corneus snails. Journal of Ural Immunology 1 (4): 2. (In Russian)
  2. Avanesyan, A., and M.A. Gvozdev (2003) Epidemical importance of the pathogenic organism activity in water reservoirs. In Environment and Human Health: The complete Works of International Ecologic Forum, p. 30.
  3. Avanesyan, A., and M.A. Gvozdev (2003) Trematode infections of freshwater snails in small water reservoirs of Leningrad Area. The Journal of Infectional Pathology 10 (4): 8-9. (In Russian)
  4. Ataev, G.L., A.A. Dobrovolskij, A.V. Avanessian and C. Coustau (2000) Significance of amoebocyte-producing organ of Biomphalaria glabrata snails (strains selected for susceptibility/resistance) in cellular response to Echinostoma caproni mother sporocysts infection. Proceedings of the symposium on ecological parasitology at the turn of the millennium, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1-7 July, 2000. Bulletin of the Scandinavian Society for Parasitology 10 (2): 65. file_downloadfull text

Submitted manuscripts

  1. Avanesyan, A. (2018) Should I eat or should I go? Acridid grasshoppers and their novel host plants: implications for biotic resistance.

Manuscripts in preparation

  1. Avanesyan, A., Lamp, W., Snook, K., and P. Follett. Short-term physiological response of a native Hawaiian plant, Hibiscus arnottianus, to injury by the exotic leafhopper, Sophonia orientalis (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae).

Conference Presentations

  1. Omanovic E., Welsch A., Graving S., Christiansen K., Avanesyan A., and I. Hazan (2017) Sequencing of GAPDH Gene in Cilantro and Rosemary. Annual Grand View Scholarship Symposium. Des Moines, IA. Poster presentation file_downloadfull text
  2. Christofferson D., Miller R., Piatt D., Backer S., Reyes-Zuniga K., Avanesyan A., and I. Hazan (2017) Sequencing the GAPDH Gene of Rosmarinus officinalis. Annual Grand View Scholarship Symposium. Des Moines, IA. Poster presentation file_downloadfull text
  3. Geisinger S., Jones K., Sopher K., Salazar-Klock L., Avanesyan A., and I. Hazan (2017). Sequencing of GAPDH Gene in Coriandrum sativum (Cilantro). Annual Grand View Scholarship Symposium. Des Moines, IA. Poster presentation file_downloadfull text
  4. Merritt, B.J., Culley, T.M., Avanesyan A., Stokes, R., and J. Brzyski (2015) An empirical review: Characteristics of plant microsatellite markers that confer greater levels of genetic variation. Botany 2015: Annual Meeting of the Botanical Society of America, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Poster presentation file_downloadfull text
  5. Culley, T. M., and Avanesyan A. (2014) Estimating the tolerance of native and exotic grasses to grasshopper herbivory. Botany 2014: Annual Meeting of the Botanical Society of America. Boise, ID. Oral presentation file_downloadfull text
  6. Avanesyan, A., and T.M. Culley (2014) Prevalence of exotic and native plant food in the gut contents of Melanoplus femurrubrum grasshoppers: molecular confirmation of diet. 5th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium. Toledo, OH. Oral presentation file_downloadfull text
  7. Avanesyan A., and T.M. Culley (2013) A comparison of Miscanthus sinensis and two native grasses in their resistance and tolerance to herbivory by a generalist insect. Ohio Invasive Plants Council Research Conference. Columbus, OH. Poster presentation file_downloadfull text
  8. Avanesyan, A., and T.M. Culley (2013) Plant DNA detection from grasshoppers’ gut contents: method and applications. 61st Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Austin, TX. Oral presentation file_downloadfull text
  9. Avanesyan A., and T.M. Culley (2013) Interaction of native and invasive grasses with a generalist herbivore insect (Updated: results from 2012-2013). 98th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Minneapolis, MN. Oral presentation file_downloadfull text
  10. Avanesyan A., and T.M. Culley (2013) Interaction of native and invasive grasses with a generalist herbivore insect. 4th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium. Toledo, OH. Oral presentation file_downloadfull text
  11. Avanesyan A., and T.M. Culley (2013) Feeding preferences of the generalist insect herbivore, Melanoplus femurrubrum grasshopper, on invasive and native plants. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Eastern Branch. Lancaster, PA. Oral presentation file_downloadfull text
  12. Avanesyan A., Stamper T.I. , Timm A., Wong E., Dahlem G.A., and R. DeBry (2010) Phylogenetic relationships of the Sarcophagidae (Diptera), using three mitochondrial loci (COI, COII, and ND4) and one nuclear locus (PER). 58th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. San Diego, CA. Poster presentation file_downloadfull text
  13. Avanesyan A., Stamper T.I., and R. DeBry (2010) Infection rate of grasshoppers in Montana, parasitized by Sarcophagidae flies: a host range and parasite species determination. Graduate Poster Forum, University of Cincinnati. Poster presentation file_downloadfull text
  14. Berendzen, P.B., J.D. Ophus and A.V. Avanesyan. (2007) A cross-cultural study of students’ understanding of evolution. The nature of science and their need for cognition. X Russian-American Conference: Modern Concepts in Higher Education. Herzen State University, St. Petersburg, Russia. Oral presentation
  15. Gvozdev, M.A. and A.V. Avanesyan. (2006) Bioethical aspects of the development of aquaculture in Russia. Annual Scientific Conference: Problems of biology and ecology training under the modernization of higher education, Herzen State University of Russia, Saint-Petersburg. November 2006. Oral presentation
  16. Avanesyan, A.V. and G.L. Ataev. (2001) The organization of amoebocyte-producing organ in different pulmonate snails. International Symposium: Animal Physiology, I. M. Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry, St.-Petersburg, Russia. Poster presentation
  17. Ataev, G.L., A.A. Dobrovolskij, A.V. Avanessian and C. Coustau. (2000) Significance of amoebocyte-producing organ of Biomphalaria glabrata snails (strains selected for susceptibility/resistance) in cellular response to Echinostoma caproni mother sporocysts infection. The symposium on ecological parasitology at the turn of the millennium. St. Petersburg, Russia. Oral presentation

Upcoming Presentations

  1. Avanesyan, A., and W. Lamp (2018) Use of molecular markers for plant DNA to determine host plant usage for potato leafhopper, Empoasca fabae. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America: 2018 ESA, ESC, and ESBC Joint Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Oral presentation.
  2. Avanesyan, A. (2018) Should I eat or should I go? Acridid grasshoppers and their novel host plants: implications for biotic resistance. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America: 2018 ESA, ESC, and ESBC Joint Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Poster presentation.

Invited Talks

  1. Avanesyan A. (2016). Identifying and controlling spotted wing drosophila. Berry Field Day organized by Wisconsin Berry Growers Association. River Falls, WI.
  2. Avanesyan A., and T.M. Culley (2014) Interaction of generalist grasshoppers with native and exotic grasses: behavioral and molecular approaches. 62nd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Portland, OR. file_downloadfull text
  3. Avanesyan A. (2008). Biology education in Russia. Departmental research seminar. Biology Department, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA.

GenBank Submissions

  1. Backer, S., Christiansen, K., Christofferson, D., Geisinger, S., Graving, S., Jones, K., Miller, R., Omanovic, E., Piatt, D., Reyes-Zuniga, K., Salazar-Klock, L., Sopher, K., Welsch, A., Avanesyan, A., and I. Hazan. (2017) Salvia rosmarinus isolate rs GAPC-2 gene, partial cds. Direct Submission, GenBank Accession no. MF074139 exit_to_applink to publication

Non Peer-Reviewed Publications

Research Report

  1. Avanesyan, A., Thurman C.L., and P.B. Berendzen (2008) Exploring effective methods of DNA extraction and the amplification of specific mtDNA and nDNA regions in fiddler crabs (Uca). Functional Morphology, Ecology and Animal Life Cycles 8: 15-20. (In Russian)
  2. Avanesyan, A. (2005) Structural changes in the amebocyte-producing organ of Biomphalaria pfeifferi snails during Echinostoma caproni infection. Functional Morphology, Ecology and Animal Life Cycles 5: 102-106. (In Russian)
  3. Avanesyan, A. and G.L. Ataev (2004) Hematopoiesis in gastropods. Functional Morphology, Ecology and Animal Life Cycles 4: 105-111. (In Russian)
  4. Ataev, G.L., and A. Avanesyan (2000) Snail defense responses to infection by trematodes. Functional Morphology, Ecology and Animal Life Cycles, pp. 118-122. (In Russian)

Course Materials

  1. Avanesyan, A.V. (2003) Animal Ecology: Lecture notes. Herzen State University. St. Petersburg, Russia. 40 p. exit_to_applink to publication
  2. Avanesyan, A.V. (2003) Animal Ecology: Lab assignments. Herzen State University. St. Petersburg, Russia. 15 p. exit_to_applink to publication

Newsletters

  1. Avanesyan, A. and C. Guédot. (2016) Exclusion barriers as a sustainable strategy for management of Spotted Wing Drosophila. Wisconsin Fruit News, 1(6). file_downloadfull text
  2. Avanesyan, A. and C. Guédot. (2016) Raspberry varieties and their infestation by Drosophila suzukii. Wisconsin Fruit News, 1(4). file_downloadfull text