Grace Hirzel

Grace Hirzel

Graduate Student

email: gehirzel@uark.edu
University of Arkansas, Department of Biological Sciences
Science and Engineering, Room 601

Fayetteville, AR 72701

Education

B.S. Zoology (2013), Michigan State University
Lyman Briggs College, Honors College
East Lansing, MI
Independent Study- Measuring predator avoidance behavior in soybean aphid. Advisors: Doug Landis & Megan Woltz

Research Experience

Research Technologist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE, Dec. 2016 – Aug. 2017

Ecology and integrated pest management of agricultural pests in field crops.
Principle Investigator: Dr. Julie Peterson

Research Specialist II, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Aug. 2015 – Jun. 2016
Role of pheromones in development and reproduction of model organism C. elegans.
Principle Investigator: Dr. Ilya Ruvinsky

Research Technician, North Carolina State University, Fort Bragg, NC, May  – Aug. 2015
Habitat restoration for endangered Saint Francis’ Satyr (Neonympha mitchellii francisci) and its surrogate species (Satyrodes appalachia).
Principle Investigator: Dr. Nick Haddad

Research Technician, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, May – Aug. 2013
Phylogeography of arctic Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  populations.
Principle Investigator: Dr. Kim Scribner

 

Teaching

English Teacher. Nanya Middle School, Changsha, Hunan, PRC, Aug.2013 – Jun. 2014
Oral English, Grades 7 & 10

Presentations
Grace Hirzel. (2013 April). “Measuring Predator Avoidance Behavior in Soybean Aphid”. Presented at the University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum (UURAF). Michigan State University. [talk]

Publications
Montezano, D.G., Mollet, K.A., Hirzel, G.E., Peterson, J.A. (2017) Evaluation of Foliar Insecticides for the Control of Western Bean Cutworm in Field Corn, 2015.  Arthropod Management Tests 42 (1): tsx088. Doi:10.1093/amt/tsx088

Montezano, D.G., Mollet, K.A., Hirzel, G.E., Peterson, J.A. (2017) Evaluation of Foliar Insecticides for the Control of Western Bean Cutworm in Field Corn, 2016.  Arthropod Management Tests 42 (1): tsx089. Doi:10.1093/amt/tsx089