Christina Mogren

Mogren, Christina
Title Post Doctoral Researcher
Department Entomology Department
Address 1 404 Life Sciences Building - LSU
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone 225-578-1634
Fax 225-578-2257

  • Evaluating the risks associated with in-hive and environmental pesticide exposures to pollinators and the physiological effects of sublethal exposures
  • Physiological response of bees to biotic stressors
  • Respond to declining native and managed pollinator communities by promoting quality forage in the landscape
  • Pollinator nutrition and dietary breadth
  • Urban pollinator conservation

  1. Mogren, CL, Lundgren JG (2016) Neonicotinoid-contaminated pollinator strips adjacent to cropland reduce honey bee health. Scientific Reports 6: 29608.
  2. Mogren CL, Rand TA, Fausti SW, Lundgren JG (2016) The effects of crop intensification on the diversity of native pollinator communities. Environmental Entomology 45(4): 865-872.
  3. Mogren CL, Walton WE, Trumble JT (2014) Tolerance to individual and joint effects of arsenic and Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis or Lysinibacillus sphaericus in Culex mosquitoes. Insect Science 21: 477-485.
  4. Mogren CL, Webb SM, Walton WE, Trumble JT (2013) Micro x-ray absorption spectroscopic analysis of arsenic localization and biotransformation in Chironomus riparius Meigen (Diptera: Chironomidae) and Culex tarsalis Coquillett (Culicidae). Environmental Pollution 180: 78-83.
  5. Mogren CL, Walton WE, Parker DR, Trumble JT (2013) Trophic transfer of arsenic from an aquatic insect to terrestrial insect predators. PLOS ONE 8: e67817.
  6. Mogren CL, von Kiparski GR, Parker DR, Trumble JT (2012) Survival, reproduction, and arsenic body burdens in Chironomus riparius exposed to arsenate and phosphate. Science of the Total Environment 425: 60-65.
  7. Mogren CL, Trumble JT (2010) The impacts of metals and metalloids on insect behavior. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 135: 1-17.

Invited presentations
  • Mogren CL, Ottea J, Healy KB (2016) Paper presentation. "Costs and benefits of supplemental feeding in honey bees." Louisiana Beekeepers Association 55th Annual Convention, Baton Rouge, LA. Dec 2-3.
  • Mogren CL (2016) Paper presentation. "Risks of pesticidal RNAi to honey bees." XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL. Sept 25-30.
  • Mogren CL (2015) Paper presentation. “Considerations for risk assessment of neonicotinoids and RNAi in corn.” The South Dakota Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Oacoma, SD. February 23-25.
  • Mogren CL, Rand TA, Lundgren JG (2014) Paper presentation. “Agricultural landscape diversity shapes pollinator communities.” Entomological Society of America’s 62nd Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. November 16-19.
  • Mogren CL, Nemec KT, Bredeson MM, Lundgren JG (2014) Paper presentation. “Using diversity to decrease the risks of plant-incorporated pesticides to pollinators.” 12th International Symposium of the International Commission for Plant-Pollinator Relationships, Ghent, Belgium. September 15-17.
  • Trumble JT, Mogren CL (2014) Paper presentation. “Overview of pollution effects on insect behaviors in aquatic systems and movement of arsenic between aquatic and terrestrial systems.” 30th International Society of Chemical Ecology, Champaign-Urbana, IL. July 8-12.
  • Mogren CL, Rand TA, Lundgren JG (2014) Paper presentation. “Evaluating the risks posed by RNAi crops to pollinators in an agricultural landscape.” 25th IWGO Conference, Chicago, IL. Apr 14-17.
  • Mogren CL, Walton WE, Parker DP, Trumble JT (2013) Paper presentation. “Mosquitoes as biovectors of arsenic from aquatic to terrestrial environments” 97th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America, Tahoe, NV. Apr 7-10.


  • Mogren CL, Lundgren JG (2015) Paper presentation. “Non-target plant uptake of neonicotinoids in pollinator conservation strips.” Entomological Society of America’s 63rd Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. Nov 15-18.
  • Mogren CL, Welch KD, Lundgren JG (2014) Poster presentation. “An adaptive framework for non-target risk assessment of RNAi-based, insect resistant GM crops.” Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grant (BRAG) Project Directors Meeting, Riverdale, MD. June 5.
  • Mogren CL, Lundgren JG (2013) Poster presentation. “Considerations for risk management of RNAi technology and pollinators.” Entomological Society of America’s 61st Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. Nov 10-13.
  • Mogren CL, Webb SM, Trumble JT (2012) Paper presentation. “Biotransformation and sequestration of arsenic in aquatic Diptera.” Entomological Society of America’s 60th Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN. Nov 11-14.
  • Mogren CL, Webb SM, Trumble JT (2012) Paper presentation. “Arsenic accumulation, sequestration, and biotransformation in aquatic Diptera.” XXIV International Congress of Entomology, Daegu, South Korea. Aug 19-25.
  • Mogren CL, Trumble JT (2012) Paper presentation. “Arsenic altered susceptibility to Bacillus sp. in Culex mosquitoes.” 96th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America, Portland, OR. Mar 25-28.
  • Mogren CL, von Kiparski GR, Parker DR, Trumble JT (2011) Paper presentation. “The determination of arsenic accumulation in Chironomus riparius Meigen (Diptera: Chironomidae) and its significance.” Entomological Society of America’s 59th Annual Meeting, Reno, NV. Nov 13-16.
  • Mogren CL, Trumble JT (2011) Poster presentation. “Outcomes of arsenate and phosphate exposure in Chironomus riparius”. 95th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America, Waikoloa, HI. Mar 27-30. *Second place PhD student poster award
  • Mogren CL, Trumble JT (2010) Poster presentation. “Survival and reproductive outcomes of arsenic and phosphorus exposure in Chironomus riparius Meigen (Diptera: Chironomidae)”. Entomological Society of America’s 58th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. Dec 12-15.

Invited Seminars

  • Mogren CL (2016) Monocultured landscapes and pollinators: Conservation and consequences. Louisiana State University, Department of Entomology, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Mogren CL (2015) Risks posed by neonicotinoids to pollinators and other beneficial insects. Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA.

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture-Education Learning Initiative (NIFA-ELI 2016-67012-24826). Using biodiversity to mitigate the risks posed by insecticidal seed treatments to pollinators. Mogren, CL (PI), JG Lundgren. (2016-2018: $150,000)

National Honey Board. Field exposure and toxicity of neonicotinoid insecticides to honeybees via flowering field margins: The importance of continual pesticide exposure in bee forage. Lundgren, JG, CL Mogren (Co-PI). (2014-2015: $50,000)

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