Lab Leader

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Dr. Louise Lynch-O'Brien

Rank: Assistant Professor
Area: Insect Biology, Citizen Science
Appointment: Teaching (70%) and Extension (30%)
Location: Entomology Hall, ENTO 109E, 1700 East Campus Mall, Lincoln, NE 68583


Graduate Students

Ariel DawdyAriel Dawdy, Entomology Graduate Student, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Ariel is supporting public health entomology intervention work for Nebraska One Health and the community science program Tick Tag Go. She is researching children's risk perceptions and safety behaviors regarding ticks. 




Timothy Thielen, Entomology Graduate StudentTimothy Thielen,
Entomology Graduate Student, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Timothy is working as the program coordinator for Nebraska Extension's Indigenous Youth Food Sovereignty Program and is participating in research that supports discovery in uniting Indigenous knowledge about the traditional relationship with grandmother earth (uncil maka), plant and insect relatives, with western One Health concepts (human-animal-plant-environmental relationships) in a community garden setting.

 

Collaborator

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Natalia Bjorklund, Ph.D., Nebraska Department of Agriculture Plant Health

Natalia supported communications and networking efforts with universities, colleges and researchers throughout the state for the Community Scientists of Nebraska Network through NET-grant funded work.



Student Employees

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Lynda Elaine, Entomology Graduate Student, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lynda led communcations and networking efforts with public, private and home school networks throughout the state for the Community Scientists of Nebraska Network through NET-grant funded work.



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Ceyenna Canne, Art and Psychology Undergraduate Student, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Ceyenna provide graphic design expertise on NET-grant funded work for the Community Scientists of Nebraska Network.

 



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Nia Kaufmann, Insect Science Undergraduate Student, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 

Nia wielded her creative side to support Tick Tag Go education and outreach materials and programming.






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Makenna Parker, Graphic Design Undergraduate Student, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Makenna lent her creative eye and supported design efforts through tick-related logo, outreach material and public health behavior prompt materials for the Tick Tag Go project.




Headshot of Genereuse Turabwe.

Genereuse Turabwe, Applied Science Undergraduate Student, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Genereuse helped build up a  citizen science project directory for the Community Scientists of Nebraska Network through NET-grant funded work.