Elizabeth Robles Olson

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To assess the likelihood that monarch larvae will be exposed to Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) pollen, we studied milkweed and monarch densities in habitats which comprise much of the land available to breeding monarchs, e.g., cornfields, cornfield edges, other agricultural fields, and nonagricultural areas, in four regions of the monarch breeding range. We(More)
During 1995-1998, we tested 134 geographically discrete populations of Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say), from the United States, Canada, Germany, France, and Poland for susceptibility to imidacloprid. Neonates were assayed on potato-based agar diet incorporated with imidacloprid and exposed on filter paper to esfenvalerate,(More)
Soil-applied imidacloprid exhibits exceptional efficacy as a systemic insecticide against the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say). An uneven distribution of the chemical within potato plants could result in differential concentrations, which may allow for discrimination between genotypes of varying susceptibility. In this study,(More)
Ultra-high energy resolution superconducting gamma ray detectors operated at temperatures of 0. 1 K can improve the accuracy of non-destructive analysis of nuclear materials. These detectors offer an order of magnitude improvement in resolution over conventional high-purity germanium detectors. The increase in resolution improves the peak-to-background(More)
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