Dr. Kirsten Pelz-Stelinski

Dr. Kirsten Pelz-Stelinski

  Associate Professor
  Entomology
  Phone: 863.956.8666
  Email: pelzstelinski@ufl.edu

 

Refereed Papers

2012

Boina, D. R., M. Salyani, S. Tiwari, K.S. Pelz-Stelinski, and L.L. Stelinski. 2012. Spray droplet size affects efficacy of fenpropathrin against Asian citrus psyllid. Journal of ASTM International. Accepted.

Mann, R.S., J.G. Ali, S.L. Hermann, S. Tiwari, K.S. Pelz-Stelinski, H.T. Alborn and L.L. Stelinski. 2012. Induced release of a plant defensive volatile ‘deceptively’ attracts insect vectors to plants infected with a bacterial pathogen. PloS Pathogens. 8(3): e1002610.

Kuhns, E.H., K.S. Pelz-Stelinski, and L.L. Stelinski. 2012. Exposure of female moths to their sex pheromone reduces mating success by possibly reducing their response to male aphrodisiacs: a potential new mechanism of mating disruption. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 38:168-175.

2011

Mann, R., K.S. Pelz-Stelinski, and L.L. Stelinski. 2011. Sexual transmission of a plant pathogenic bacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, between conspecific insect vectors during mating. PLoS One. 6(12): e29197.

Pelz-Stelinski, K.S., M. G. Kaufman, and E. D. Walker. 2011. Beetle (Coleoptera: Scirtidae) facilitation of larval mosquito growth in tree hole habitats is linked to multitrophic microbial interactions. Microbial Ecology. 62:690-703.

Tiwari, S., K. Pelz-Stelinski, R. S. Mann and L.L. Stelinski. 2011. Glutathione S-transferase and cytochrome P450 (general oxidase) activity levels in Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus-infected and uninfected Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 104: 297-305. PDF

Tiwari, S., K. Pelz-Stelinski, and L.L. Stelinski. 2011. Effect of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus infection on susceptibility of Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri, to selected insecticides. Pest Management Science. 67: 94-99. PDF

2010

Tiwari, S., H. Lewis-Rosenblum, K. Pelz-Stelinski, and L.L. Stelinski. 2010. Incidence of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus infection in abandoned citrus occurring in proximity to commercially managed groves. Journal of Economic Entomology. 103: 1972-1978. PDF

Pelz-Stelinski, K. S., R.H. Brlansky, and M.E. Rogers. 2010. Transmission of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus by the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri. Journal of Economic Entomology. 103: 1531-1541. PDF

Hartung, J. S., S. E. Halbert, K. S. Pelz-Stelinski, R. H. Brlansky, C. Chen, F. G. Gmitter. 2010. Lack of evidence for transmission of ‘Candidatus’ Liberibacter asiaticus through true citrus seed. Plant Disease. 94: 1200-1205. PDF

M.G. Kaufman, K. S . Pelz-Stelinski, D. Yee, S. Juliano, P. Olstrom, and E.D.Walker. 2010. Stable isotope analysis reveals detrital resource base sources of the tree hole mosquito, Ochlerotatus triseriatus. Ecological Entomology. 35: 586-593.

Forbes, A. A., K. S. Pelz-Stelinski, and R. Isaacs. 2010. Transfer of life history phenology from mothers to progeny in a solitary univoltine parasitoid. Physiological Entomology. 35: 192-195.

Pelz-Stelinski, K. S., M.G. Kaufman, and E.D. Walker. 2010. Senescent leaf exudate increases mosquito survival and microbial activity. Ecological Entomology. 35: 329-340.

2006

Pelz-Stelinski, K. S., L. J. Gut, and R. Isaacs. 2006. Behavioral responses of Rhagoletis cingulata (Diptera: Tephritidae) to GF-120 insecticidal bait enhanced with ammonium acetate. Journal of Economic Entomology. 99: 1316-1320.

Pelz-Stelinski, K. S., L. J. Gut, and R. Isaacs. 2006. Vertical position of traps influences captures of eastern cherry fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae). Florida Entomologist. 89: 80-83.

Stelinski, L.L., K.S. Pelz-Stelinski, and L.J. Gut. 2006. Male Diachasma alloeum parasitoids from two host species of tephritid fruit flies respond equally to female-produced sex pheromone. Physiological Entomology.

Stelinski, L. L., K. S. Pelz-Stelinski, O. E. Liburd, and L. J. Gut. 2006. Control strategies for Rhagoletis mendax disrupt host-finding and ovipositional capability of its parasitic wasp, Diachasma alloeum. Biological Control. 36: 91-99.

Pelz-Stelinski, K.S., L.J. Gut, L.L. Stelinski, O.E. Liburd, and R. Isaacs. 2005. Host-fruit volatiles are attractive to Rhagoletis mendax and R. cingulata (Diptera: Tephritidae). Environmental Entomology. 34:1013-1018.

Pelz, K. S., R. Isaacs, J. Wise, and L. J. Gut. 2005. Protection of fruit against infestation by apple maggot and blueberry maggot flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) using GF-120 Fruit Fly Bait. Journal of Economic Entomology. 98 (2): 432-437.

Stelinski, L. L., K. S. Pelz, and O. E. Liburd. 2004. Field observations quantifying attraction of the parasitic wasp, Diachasma alloeum (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) to blueberry fruit infested by the blueberry maggot fly, Rhagoletis mendax (Diptera: Tephritidae). Florida Entomologist. 87: 124-129.

Past Positions

Post Doctoral Researcher 2008. University of Florida, Lake Alfred, FL

Research Assistant 2004-2008. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Research Assistant 2002-2004. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Education

Ph.D. 2008. Departments of Entomology and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior - Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

M.S. 2004. Department of Entomology - Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

B.A. 2001. Biology, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI