Anamika Sharma, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Research Associate - Entomology/Insect Ecology
Dr. Anamika Sharma has joined Montana State University Western Triangle Agriculture Research Center as Post Doctoral Research Associate on April 20, 2017. She received her bachelor's and master’s degrees from India and completed her PhD from Australia in insect and plant interaction in 2015. She has research experience in nutritional and chemical ecology of insect plant interaction. Her research interests include integrated pest management and biological control of weeds. Her earlier work experience as Research Assistant (Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India) include field and greenhouse/laboratory based study of entomology/insect ecology and as a Technical Officer (Charles Sturt University, Orange, NSW, Australia) include supervision of undergraduate and Master’s students to conduct ecology-based research.
Anamika's work at WTARC consists of evaluation of the effectiveness of entomopathogens and trap crops for the management of wireworms on spring wheat. Her primary responsibility is to: 1) evaluate the efficacy of different combinations of entomopathogenic nematodes and fungi and low risk insecticides against wireworms, 2) effect of seeding density of the trap crops against wireworms on spring wheat