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Julia J. Mlynarek

Address: 136 Arthur Street South, Harrow, ON, NOR 1G0, Canada.

Tel: (514) 813-0708

e-mail: julia.mlynarek@gmail.com

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-1569-9403

CURRENT POSITION

2016-current — Research Scientist (Field Entomology)

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Harrow, ON

EDUCATION

2014-20916 — Post-doctoral Research Fellow

  • University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB

2010-2014 — Ph.D. Biology

  • Carleton University, Ottawa, ON

2007-2009 — M.Sc. Entomology

  • McGill University, Ste.-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC

2003-2006 — B.Sc. (Agr. Env.), Major in Wildlife Biology

  • McGill University, Ste.-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC

2000-2003 — Double DEC: Health Science and Music

  • Marianopolis C.E.G.E.P., Montreal, QC

Continuing education

2019 — Dale Carnegie Course (DC12WI-1901), Dale Carnegie, Windsor, ON

Scholarships and Awards

2016 (awarded but declined) — Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, NSERC ($90,000)

2014-2016 — Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, FQRNT ($65,000)

2014 — Nomination for Senate medal, Carleton University

2010-2013 — Canada Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral), NSERC ($101,000)

2009 — President’s Prize, Entomological Society of America

  • winner of student oral competition at annual conference

2008 — President’s Prize, Entomological Society of America

  • winner of student poster competition at annual conference

2008 — Margaret Duporte Fellowship in Entomology, McGill University ($8000)

2008 — Alma Mater Travel Grant, McGill University

2007 — Margaret Duporte Fellowship in Entomology, McGill University ($8000)

2007 — Alma Mater Travel Grant, McGill University

2008 — President’s Prize, Entomological Society of Canada

  • winner of student poster competition at annual conference 

2001-2002 — Dean’s List, Marianopolis C.E.G.E.P., Montreal, Quebec

Research Employment

01/2007-09/2007 — Acting Curator – Lyman Entomological Museum

summers 2005, 2006 — Curatorial assistant – Lyman Entomological Museum

Research Funding

2014-2016 — Quebec/New Brunswick University Cooperation in Advanced Education and Research Program

  • fieldwork on leafminer-astereae host range project in NB and QC (10000$)

2012 — Research Travel Grant (PhD), Entomological Society of Canada (2000$)

  • fieldwork on Enallagma damselfly- Arrenurus water mite interactions in Alberta

2008 — Student Research Grant, The Dipterology Fund (1000$)

  • fieldwork on chloropid Diptera biodiversity in southern Appalachians

2008 — Curtis W. Sabrosky Fund, United States National Museum (1000$)

  • curation of chloropid flies in the USNM Diptera collection

TEACHING

Teaching Experience

Lead Teaching Assistant, Carleton University

  • Winter 2011 — Introductory Biology 2
  • Fall 2010 — Introductory Biology 1

Teaching Assistant, Carleton University

  • Winter 2014 — Animal Form and Function
  • Fall 2013 — Ecosystem and Environmental Conservation
  • Winter 2013 — Animal Form and Function
  • Fall 2012 — Insect Diversity
  • Winter 2012 — Evolutionary Concepts
  • Fall 2011 — Insect Diversity
  • Winter 2010 — Introductory Biology 2

Teaching assistant, McGill University

  • Fall 2008 — Evolution and Systematics
  • Winter 2008 — Phylogeny and Zoogeography
  • Fall 2007 — Evolution and Systematics

Guest lectures

  • Fall 2018 — Plant Ecology (Windsor University)
    • Insect-plant evolution and associations
  • Fall 2015 — Introduction to Insects (University of New Brunswick)
    • Odonata and EPTs
    • Diptera and Strepsiptera
  • Winter 2012 — Evolutionary Concepts (Carleton University)
    • Coevolutionary Concepts
  • Fall 2012 — Evolution and Systematics (McGill University)
    • Adaptation to disturbance
  • Falls 2011, 2012 — Insect diversity (Carleton University)
    • Diptera

 

Student supervision and mentoring

  • Fall 2018 — Supervision of Co-op student (B.Sc University of Waterloo) –  independent project on the diversity of beetles in southwestern Ontario
  • Summers 2017-2018 — Supervision of summer student (B.Sc University of Windsor) – project on the diversity of insects in hazelnut orchards
  • 2011 — Co-supervised Honours research project of (B.Sc., Carleton University) – project on determining co-infection of different parasites in lestid damselflies – resulted in publication

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Publications

See Publications page

Non-refereed publications

  1. Mlynarek, J.J. 2018. Book Review: Moth. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada. 50(4): 192.
  2. Mlynarek, J.J. 2018. Book Review: Scorpions. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada. 50(1): 75.
  3. Mlynarek, J.J. 2015. Recovery Strategy for the Riverine Clubtail (Stylurus amnicola) in Ontario. Ontario Recovery Strategy Series. Prepared for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Peterborough, Ontario. v + 22 pp.
  4. Mlynarek, J.J. 2015. Book Review: Britain’s Dragonflies: A Field Guide to the Damselflies and Dragonflies of Britain and Ireland. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada 47: 54-55.
  5. Moffat, C. and J.J. Mlynarek. 2015. Lab Profile: Heard. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada 47: 49-52.
  6. Mlynarek, J.J. 2014. Book Review: Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada 46: 211-212.
  7. Mlynarek, J.J. 2013. Book Review: Dragonflies and Damselflies in the Hand: an Identification Guide to Boreal Forest Odonates in Saskatchewan and Adjacent Regions. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada 45: 42-43.
  8. Mlynarek, J.J. 2012. Book Review: Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada 44: 145-146.
  9. Mlynarek, J.J. 2011. Report on the Informal Conference of the North American Dipterists Society. Fly Times 46: 42-43.

Invited Presentations

  1. Mlynarek, J.J. and V. Levesque-Beaudin. 2018. Identifying the freeloaders: Revision of the Nearctic Paramyia (Diptera: Milichidae). symposium presentation. Entomological Society of America – Entomological Society of Canada Joint Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC.
  2. Mlynarek, J.J. 2017. Natural history collections matter: their role in Biological research. symposium presentation. Société de l’Entomologie du Québec. Longueil, QC.
  3. Mlynarek, J.J. 2017. Biology, impacts and monitoring of the Tomato leaf mining moth. PROCINORTE. Beltsville, MD
  4. Mlynarek, J.J. and S. B. Heard. 2015. Exploring host associations of leaf miners attacking the tribe Astereae. symposium presentation. Entomological Society of Canada, Montreal, QC.
  5. Mlynarek, J.J. 2015. Multidisciplinarity and the importance of taxonomy. seminar, AAFC. Ottawa, ON.
  6. Mlynarek, J.J. 2014. Why some damselfly species are so parasitized? Susceptibility, resistance and immunity. Invited seminar speaker, UNB biology seminar series, Fredericton, NB.
  7. Mlynarek, J.J. 2014. Why some damselfly species are so parasitized? Symposium presentation. Entomological Society of Canada, Saskatoon, SK.
  8. Mlynarek, J.J. and T.A. Wheeler. 2009. Phylogeny of the tribe Elachipterini (Diptera: Chloropidae). Symposium Presentation. Entomological Society of Canada, Winnipeg, MB.

Conference Presentations

  1. Mlynarek, J.J. M. MacDonald, K. Sim, K. Hiltz, M.R. MacDonald and Blatt, S. 2018. Who likes onions? Distribution and feeding preference of Delia in Eastern Canadian onion. Entomological Society of America – Entomological Society of Canada Joint Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC.
  2. Mlynarek, J.J. 2017 Key challenges in biocontrol in 50 years – Cover crops. Entomological Society of Canada, Winnipeg, MB.
  3. Mlynarek, J.J. and R. Labbe. 2017. On the importance of recording introduced species: the case of Trialeurodes abutilonea. Entomological Society of Canada, Winnipeg, MB.
  4. Mlynarek, J.J. and S.B. Heard. 2016. Host- and habitat-associated genetic structure in an apparently generalist leaf-miner of Astereaceae. Ecological Society of America, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  5. Mlynarek, J.J. and S. B. Heard. 2015. Diversity and host associations of Astereae (Asteraceae) leaf miners. Acadian Entomological Society, Fredericton, NB.
  6. Mlynarek, J.J. and S. B. Heard. 2015. Diversity and natural history of Astereae (Asteraceae) leaf miners. Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution, Saskatoon, SK.
  7. Mlynarek, J.J. and S. Heard. Host ranges and cryptic diversity in leaf-miners of Astereae (Asteraceae). Entomological Society of Canada, Saskatoon, SK.
  8. Mlynarek, J.J. 2014. Host phenology and distribution characteristics can explain host-parasite associations. Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, Montreal, QC.
  9. Mlynarek, J.J. 2014. Host phenology and distribution characteristics can explain host-parasite associations. Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology, Ottawa, ON.
  10. Wheeler, T.A. and J.J. Mlynarek. 2013. Chloropid flies (Diptera) associated with pitcher plants in North America. Entomological Society of Canada, Guelph, ON.
  11. Mlynarek, J.J. 2013. Testing enemy release in a damselfly with an expanding range. Ecological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN.
  12. Mlynarek, J.J. 2013. Explaining resistance in a multi-host parasite. Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, Kelowna, BC.
  13. Mlynarek, J.J. 2013. Resistance to a multi-host parasite: it’s good to be rare. Entomological Society of America Eastern Branch, Lancaster, PA.
  14. Mlynarek, J.J. and J.H. Acorn. 2012. Testing enemy release in a damselfly with an expanding range. Entomological Society of Canada, Edmonton, AB.
  15. Mlynarek, J.J. 2012. Parasite resistance due to host habitat specialization in damselfly-water mite associations. Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR.
  16. Mlynarek, J.J. 2012. Damsels in Distress: parasitism in sibling host species in relation to geographic range. Entomological Society of America Eastern Branch, Hartford, CT.
  17. Mlynarek, J.J. and M.R. Forbes. 2011. Host distribution and parasitism in damselfly-gregarine system. Canadian Society of Zoologists, Ottawa, ON.
  18. Morrill, A., J.J. Mlynarek and M.R. Forbes. 2011. Do Parasites Mix? Water mite and gregarine coinfection in lestid damselflies. Canadian Society of Zoologists, Ottawa, ON.
  19. Mlynarek, J.J. 2011. Effects of damselfly distribution on parasitism by gregarines. Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, Banff, AB.
  20. Mlynarek, J.J. and M.R. Forbes. 2010. Compensatory dynamics in a multiple parasite host system: water mites, gregarines and damselflies. Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA.
  21. Wheeler, T.A., C. Borkent, V. Lévesque-Beaudin and J.J. Mlynarek. 2010. Forging an alliance: linking taxonomy, phylogeny and community ecology in terrestrial insects. Ecological Society of America, Pittsburgh, PA.
  22. Mlynarek, J.J. and T.A. Wheeler. 2009. Unravelling the phylogeny of the Chloropidae (Diptera): tribe Elachipterini. Entomological Society of America, Indianapolis, IN.
  23. Wheeler, T.A., C. Borkent, V. Lévesque-Beaudin and J.J. Mlynarek. 2009. Forging an alliance: linking taxonomy, phylogeny and community ecology. Entomological Society of America, Indianapolis, IN.
  24. Mlynarek, J.J. and T.A. Wheeler. 2008. Monophyly and limits of the tribe Elachipterini (Diptera: Chloropidae). Entomological Society of America, Reno, NV.
  25. Wheeler, T.A., J.J. Mlynarek and A. Grégoire-Taillefer. 2008. Effect of tree species and decay stage on saproxylic Diptera diversity in an eastern Canadian deciduous forest. Entomological Society of America, Reno, NV.
  26. Mlynarek, J.J. and T.A. Wheeler. 2008. Limits of the tribe Elachipterini (Diptera: Chloropidae). Entomological Society of Canada, Ottawa, ON.
  27. Wheeler, T.A., J.J. Mlynarek and A. Grégoire-Taillefer. 2008. Patterns of community assembly in saproxylic Diptera of an eastern deciduous forest. Entomological Society of Canada, Ottawa, ON.
  28. Wheeler, T.A., J.J. Mlynarek and A. Grégoire-Taillefer. 2008. Effect of tree species and decay stage on saproxylic Diptera diversity in an eastern Canadian deciduous forest. Ecological Society of America, Milwaukee, WI.
  29. Mlynarek, J. and T.A. Wheeler. 2007. Systematics of Goniaspis and review of the tribe Elachipterini (Diptera: Chloropidae). Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  30. Mlynarek, J. and T.A. Wheeler. 2006. Systematics of Goniaspis and implications for higher classification of Chloropidae (Diptera). Entomological Society of Canada Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC.

Other Presentations/Public talks/Outreach

Mlynarek, J. 2018. Arctic insect plant interactions: pollinator and leaf miner diversity in the Yukon. Tombstone Territorial Park Interpretive Centre Special Event Presentation. Tombstone Territorial Park, YT.

Butterfly tours 2010-2013 – Carleton University, Ottawa, ON

  • English and French tours to schoolchildren (K-8)

Let’s Talk Science Ottawa 2010-2013

  • science activities to schoolchildren (K-8)
  • Judging science fairs at elementary schools

Lyman Entomological Museum tours to children (2009-2010)

  • English and French tours to schoolchildren (K-11)

Membership in Scientific Societies

2016-current — Member Entomological Society of Ontario

2008-current — Member Entomological Society of Canada

2012-2015 — Student member of the Natural History Network

2011-2016 — Student member of the Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution

2011-2012 — Student member of the Canadian Society of Zoologists

2010-2015 — Student member of Ecological Society of America

2007-2015 — Student member of Entomological Society of America

 

Social media presence

2018-current — member of editorial board

  • Rapid Ecology Blog

2014-current — Personal Twitter account focused on disseminating science news and natural history observations

2018-current — Personal Blog focused of Poetry in Nature

  • X lines about Y legs

2012-2015 — Personal Blog focused on Natural History Observations and advice for research

  • Observations of a Budding Biologist

2012-current — Profiles on LinkedIn, ResearchGate, Academia.edu and Google Scholar

 

ADMINISTRATION AND SERVICE

Committee appointments

2017-current — Positive Space Champion, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

2017-2020 — Director, Entomological Society of Ontario

2017-2018 — Production Systems: Plants Theme Review Committee (OMAFRA-University of Guelph Partnership)

2017 —Symposium Co-organizer, Entomological Society of Canada

2013-2017 — Communications Committee, The Natural History Network

2013 — Program and Initiatives Committee, The Natural History Network

2013 — Chair, Student Affairs Committee, Entomological Society of America Eastern Branch

2012 — Co-chair, Student Affairs Committee, Entomological Society of America Eastern Branch

2011-2013 — Trustee, Entomological Society of Canada

2011-2013 — Student Affairs Committee, Entomological Society of Canada

2011-2012 — Graduate Student Symposium Committee, Entomological Society of Canada

2010 — Symposium Organizer, Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting

2010-2011 — Carleton University Student Rep to Entomological Society of America

Editorial experience

2018-current — Subject Editor, The Canadian Entomologist

2013-current — Editorial Board, Journal of Natural History Education and Experience

2011-2013 — Assistant Editor, Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada

2009-current — Reviewer for

  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B,
  • Ecography,
  • Biological Journal of the Linnean Society,
  • Ecological Entomology,
  • Environmental Entomology,
  • The Canadian Entomologist,
  • International Journal of Odonatology,
  • European Journal of Zoology,
  • Zootaxa,
  • Journal of Natural History Education and Experience
  • Biological Invasions
  • PLoS ONE
  • PeerJ

2005-2007 — Technical secretary for electronic newsletter infogeos.com

Languages

Fluent in English, French and Polish.

Basic knowledge of Spanish

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Field Experience

July 2015 — Yukon –

  • Serpentine leaf miner host associated genetic differentiation

June 2008 — Great Smoky Mountains –

  • Chloropid Diptera biodiversity in southern Appalachians

2005-2007 — McGill Bird Observatory –

  • Bird banding assistant
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