Anne L. Nielsen

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Rutgers Agricultural Research and Extension
Center, 121 Northville Rd., Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: 856-455-3100, ext. 4110


  • Ph.D., Rutgers University
  • B.S., Virginia Tech


My research focus is on the development and refinement of phenological models for pests of tree fruits and small fruits. I incorporate this basic research with information on the physiology and behavior of insects into management programs that are both economically and environmentally sustainable. Much of this research is focused on invasive species, particularly Halyomorpha halys, the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. My laboratory also evaluates monitoring programs, biological control, and the integration of management tactics to provide a systems-level approach to pest management.

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Extension Specialist, Department of Entomology, Rutgers University, 2012 - present
  • Postdoctoral Research Entomologist, 2010-2012, Department of Entomology, Organic Pest Management Lab, Michigan State University
  • Postdoctoral Research Entomologist, 2008-2010, Department of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis

Recent Publications

  • Leskey, TC, GC Hamilton, AL Nielsen, DF Polk, C Rodriguez-Saona, JC Bergh, DA Herbert, TP Kuhar, D Pfeiffer, GP Dively, CRR Hooks, MJ Raupp, PM Shrewsbury, G Krawczyk, PW Shearer, J Whalen, C Koplinka-Loehr, E Myers, D Inkley, KA Hoelmer, D-H Lee, SE Wright. 2012. Pest Status of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys in the USA. Outlooks in Pest Management. August DOI: 10.1564/23aug00.
  • Nielsen, A.L., J. M. Pote, K. Beuhrer, M.J. Grieshop. 2012. The re-emergence of an old pest, Apple Flea Weevil, Orchestes pallicornis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). J. Integ. Pest Mngmt. 3(3): 1-4 DOI:
  • Nielsen, A.L. and E.E. Lewis. 2012 Designing the ideal habitat for entomopathogen use in nursery production. Pest Manag. Sci. 68:1053-1061 DOI: 10.1002/ps.3267.
  • Nielsen, A.L., J. Nakatani, K.O. Spence, and E.E. Lewis. 2011. Effect of soil salinity on entomopathogenic nematode survivorship and behavior. Nematology 13:859-867.
  • ielsen, A.L., G.C. Hamilton, and P. Shearer. 2011. Seasonal phenology and monitoring of the non-native Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in soybean. Env. Entomol. 40:231-238.
  • Nielsen, A.L. and R. Burruss (eds). 2010. The use of genetically modified organisms in entomology – the 2008 Student Debate. Am. Entomol. 56:108-116.
  • Aponte-Cordero, W.V. and A.L. Nielsen (eds). 2009 Understanding biosecurity and its limitations. [Nielsen, A., J. Ingerson-Mahar, and J. Ware. Student Debate CON: Research on potential insect invasive species that can transmit animal diseases should take precedence over invasive crop pests and diseases.] Am. Entomol. 55:148-156.
  • Nielsen, A.L. and G.C. Hamilton. 2009. Life history of the invasive species Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in the Northeastern United States. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 102: 608-616.
  • Nielsen, A.L. and G.C. Hamilton. 2009. Seasonal occurrence and impact of Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in tree fruit. J. Econ. Entomol 102: 1133-1140.
  • Nielsen, A.L., P. Shearer, and G.C. Hamilton. 2008. Toxicity of insecticides to Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) using a glass-vial bioassay. J. Econ. Entomol. 101(4): 1439-1442.
  • Nielsen, A.L., K.O. Spence, and E.E. Lewis. 2008. Efficacy patterns of biopesticides used in potting media. Biopestic. Int. 4: 87-101.
  • Nielsen, A., G. Hamilton and D. Matadha. 2008. Life table analysis for Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) under constant temperatures. Environ. Entomol. 37: 348-355.