Cornell University, Entomology Dept.
Lindsy is a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University in Geneva, NY in the Vegetable Entomology Lab lead by Dr. Brian Nault. Her current research focuses on developing sustainable management strategies using plastic mulches, resistant cultivars, and OMRI-approved insecticides, for onion thrips in organic onion production. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida where she conducted research on another invasive pest, the spotted-wing drosophila, in berry crops. She has designed and conducted many field studies, including trapping trials where she evaluated trap design and bait type for monitoring spotted-wing drosophila. Lindsy has also worked closely with many farmers during her research trials. Lindsy has experience designing and conducting behavioral assays looking at egg-laying preference of spotted-wing drosophila and the invasive African fig fly on different types of berries. Finally, Lindsy is well-versed in data analysis using SAS, JMP, and R programs.