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Mailing Address:
Division of Plant & Soil Sciences
1090 Agricultural Sciences Bldg
P.O. Box 6108
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506-6108
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Yong-Lak Park, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Entomology

Contact Information

Office Address: G164 Agricultural Sciences Building

Telephone: (304) 293-2882
Fax: (304) 293-2960
Email: YoPark@mail.wvu.edu

Education

Ph.D., 2003, Iowa State University, Department of Entomology, Ames, IA

M.S., 1997, Department of Agricultural Biology, Seoul National University, South Korea

B.S., 1993, Department of Agricultural Biology, Seoul National University, South Korea

Professional Employment

Post Doctoral Research Associate, 2003-2006. Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, California.

Licensed Commercial Pesticide Applicator, 2000-2003. Licensed by Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

Courses Taught

ENTO404, Principles of Entomology
ENTO/ENVP412, Pest Management
ENTO450, Insect Ecology
ENTO/PPTH470, Forest Pest Management
ENTO/PPTH471, Urban Tree and Shrub Health

Research Interests

spatial ecology of insect populations in agroecosystem
integrated pest management
areawide and site-specific pest management (precision agriculture)
geospatial and aerospace technology for insect pest management
ecology of insect pollinators and associated pests

Professional Affiliations

Entomological Soceity of America
Acarological Society of America
West Virginia Entomological Soceity
Sima Delta Gamma
National 4-H Forestry Invitational Committee

Selected Publications

Park, Y.-L., T. M. Perring, R. K. Krell, J. M. Hashim-Buckey, and B. L. Hill. 2011. Spatial Distribution of Pierce’s Disease Related to Incidence, Vineyard Characteristics, and Surrounding Land Uses. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture.

Adedipe, F., and Y.-L. Park. 2010. Visual and olfactory preference of Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) adults to various companion plants. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 13: 319-323.

Park, Y.-L., V. Kondo, J. White, T. West, B. McConnell, and T. McCutcheon. 2009. Nest-to-nest dispersal of Chaetodactylus krombeini (Acari: Chaetodactylidae) associated with Osmia cornifrons (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Journal of Applied Entomology 133: 174-180.

White, J. B., Y.-L. Park, T. P. West, and P. C. Tobin. 2009. Assessment of potential fumigants to control Chaetodactylus krombeini (Acari: Chaetodactylidae) associated with Osmia cornifrons (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 102: 2090-2095.

White, J. B., Y.-L. Park, and Y.-S. Son. 2009. Temperature-dependent emergence of Osmia cornifrons (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) adults. Journal of Economic Entomology 102: 2026-2032.

Park, Y.-L., M. E. Ellsbury, R. K. Krell, J. J. Tollefson, L. P. Pedigo, and B W. French. 2007. Spatial variability in corn and soybean insect pests: Precision farming and insect pest management for the future, pp. 1-5, in Site-Specific Management Guide 27, International Plant Nutrition Institute, Norcoross, GA.

Nay, J. E., Y.-L. Park, T. M. Perring. 2007. Effect of bunch sanitation on spatial distributions of abscised fruit and Phycitine moths (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in California date gardens. Journal of Economic Entomology 100: 1773-1780.

Park, Y.-L., R. K. Krell, M. W. Carroll. 2007. Theory, technology, and practice of site-specific insect pest management. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 10: 89-101.

Park, Y.-L., and J.-H. Lee. 2007. Seasonal dynamics of economic injury levels for Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae) on Cucumis sativus L. Journal of Applied Entomology 131: 588-592.

Krell, R. K., E. A. Boyd, J. E. Nay, Y.-L. Park, and T. M. Perring. 2007. Mechanical and insect transmission of Xylella fastidiosa to Vitis vinifera. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture 58: 211-216.

Park, Y.-L., T. M. Perring, R. Yacoub, D. Bartel, and D. Elms. 2006. Spatial and temporal dynamics of overwintering Homalodisca coagulata (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) adults. Journal of Economic Entomology 99: 1936-1942.

Park, Y.-L., and J. J. Tollefson. 2006. Development and economic evaluation of spatial sampling plans for corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) adults. Journal of Applied Entomology 130: 337-342.

Park, Y.-L., and J. J. Tollefson. 2006. Spatio-temporal distribution of corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) adults and their spatial association with environment. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 120: 105-122.

Park, Y.-L., T. M. Perring, R. K. Krell, C. A. Farrar, and C. Gispert. 2006. Spatial distribution of Pierce’s disease in the Coachella Valley: Implications for sampling. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture 57: 221-226.

Park, Y.-L., and J. J. Tollefson. 2006. Spatial distribution of corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) eggs and larvae: Implications for sampling. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 79: 129-135.

Park, Y.-L., T. M. Perring, C. A. Farrar, and C. Gispert. 2006. Spatial and temporal distribution of two sympatric Homalodisca spp. (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) in the Coachella Valley: Implications for areawide pest management. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment 113: 168-174.

Krell, R. K., T. M. Perring, C. A. Farrar, Y.-L. Park, and C. Gispert. 2006. Intraplant sampling of grapevines for Pierce’s disease diagnosis. Plant Disease 90: 351-357.

Park, Y.-L., and R. K. Krell. 2005. Generation of prescription maps for preventative and curative site-specific management of bean leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 8: 375-380.

Park, Y.-L., and J. J. Tollefson. 2005. Characterization of the spatial dispersion of corn root injury by corn rootworms (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 98: 378-383.

Park, Y.-L., and J. J. Tollefson. 2005. Spatial prediction of corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) adult emergence. Journal of Economic Entomology 98: 121-128.

Oleson, J. D., Y.-L. Park, T. M. Nowatzki, and J. J. Tollefson. 2005. Node-injury scale to evaluate corn rootworm injury. Journal of Economic Entomology 98: 1-8.

Park, Y.-L., and J.-H. Lee. 2005. Impact of twospotted spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) on growth and productivity of glasshouse cucumbers. Journal of Economic Entomology 98: 457-463.

Park, Y.-L., and J. J. Obrycki. 2004. Spatio-temporal distribution of lady beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) and aphids (Homoptera: Aphididae) in Iowa cornfields. Biological Control 31: 210-217.

Park, Y.-L., and J.-H. Lee. 2002. Leaf cell and tissue damage of cucumber, Cucumis sativus, caused by two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 95: 952-957.