Lori Spears

Biology Dept

Entomology, Agriculture, Horticulture Specialist


Lori Spears

Contact Information

Phone: 435-797-0354
Email: 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 | Books

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Publications | Fact Sheets

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Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

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Publications | MultiMedia

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Publications | Other

Bulletins

Newsletter

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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