Research Entomologist, Adjunct Faculty
- BS The University of Florida, 1981. Zoology
- Ph.D. The University of Notre Dame, 1987. Biology. Special program in Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology.
Specialization and Areas of Particular Interest
- Development of non-chemical quarantine treatments to meet export requirements for decidious tree fruits and vegetables
- Treatments include high and low temperatures, controlled atmospheres, irradiation, and GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) chemicals.
- Development of information for postharvest field (orchard) sanitation procedures.
- Cold hardiness adaptations of tree fruit pests.
- Effects of environmental stress on insect respiration.
- Effects of radiation on insect development and expression of genes.
Molecular Approaches to Pest Control:
- Development of Autocidal Biological Control technique for codling moth and oriental fruit moth
- Development of engineered baculoviruses for control of tree fruit pests.
- Development of molecular method of species identification of immature Lepidopterian pests to facilitate exports.
Neven. L. and E. Mitcham. 1996. CATTS (Controlled Atmosphere/Temperature Treatment System): A Novel tool for the development of quarantine treatments. American Entomologist. 42(1): 56-59.
Neven, L. G. 1998. Respiratory response of fifth instar codling moth to rapidly changing temperatures. Journal of Economic Entomology 91: 302-308.
Neven, L. G. 1998. Effects of heating rate on the mortality of fifth instar codling moth. Journal of Economic Entomology 91: 297-301.
Neven, L.G. 1999. Cold hardiness adaptations of the codling moth, Cydia pomonella. Cryobiology 38: 43-50.
Neven, L. G. and S. R. Drake. 2000. Effects of the rate of heating on apple and pear fruit quality. Journal of Food Quality 23: 317-325.
Neven, L.G. 2000. Insect Physiological Responses to Heat. Postharvest Biology and Technology 21: 103-111.
2000 Women’s Leadership Through Science, Washington State Horticultural Association.
1998 USDA-ARS Early Career Scientist of the Year, Pacific West Area
1997 USDA-ARS Certificate of Merit
1996 USDA-ARS Certificate of Merit
1987 NIH Post-Doctoral Training Fellowship in Atherosclerosis, Department of Pathology, University of Chicago
1983 Program in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology Research Fellowship, University of Notre Dame College of Science