Lindsy Iglesias

Lindsy Iglesias

PhD Student

liglesias@ufl.edu

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Lindsy was born in Michigan and grew up in Tampa, Florida. She received her B.S. from the University of Florida in Environmental Science with a minor in Sustainability Studies. She graduated with her M.S. in Interdisciplinary Ecology (concentration Entomology) at the University of Florida in the summer of 2013. Her masterís thesis was titled Integrated Management Strategies for Spotted Wing Drosophila in Southern Highbush Blueberries. Her research included a statewide survey for Drosophila suzukii in blueberries to determine the breadth of the problem in Florida. She performed behavioral bioassays to investigate D. suzukii oviposition preferences for different species and developmental stages of blueberries. Lindsy also conducted comparison studies of different trap designs and baits in hopes of enhancing monitoring recommendations for D. suzukii in small fruit cropping systems. Finally, she conducted a field-based bioassay to examine the efficacy of reduced-risk pesticides for control of D. suzukii. Lindsy continued her Ph.D. program with Dr. Liburd in the Small Fruit and Vegetable IPM Lab where she will be investigating the mechanisms by which D. suzukii selects its hosts in hopes of developing an effective trap-and-lure system for D. suzukii. In her spare time she is a fervent hula hooper, enjoys listening and playing music, travels and explores with her fiance, and spends as much time outdoors as possible.

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