Floate, Kevin, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Biological control of insect pests


Contact Information:

5403 - 1 Avenue South
PO Box 3000
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4B1
Telephone: 403-317-2242
Fax: 403-382-3156
Email: kevin.floate@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Parasitoid wasps (Pteromalidae) for the biological control of pest flies (Muscidae) affecting livestock
  • Non-target effects to dung-dwelling insects of faecal residues in dung of cattle treated with endectocides
  • Fluctuating asymmetry as a bioindicator of environmental stress
  • Ground beetles (Carabidae) in agroecosystems
  • Response of herbivorous insects to the hybridization of their host plant species
  • Bacterial symbionts of insects

Current Projects:

  • DNA-barcoding of insects for biocontrol of pest insects and weeds
  • Control of khapra beetle with extreme temperatures
  • Biology and ecology of pestiferous cutworms (Noctuidae)
  • Symbiotic bacteria of pest and non-pest insects )
  • Non-target effects of parasiticides in cattle dung
  • Biology and ecology of dung-breeding beetles (Scarabaeidae)

Affiliations:

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Lethbridge, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Editor-in-Chief, The Canadian Entomologist
  • Entomological Society of Canada
  • Entomological Society of Alberta
  • Entomological Society of America
  • Canadian Forum for Biological Control
  • International Organisation for Biological Control, Western Palaearctic Regional Section
  • Biological Survey of Canada

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2015

  • Evans, L.M., Allan, G.J., DiFazio, S.P., Slavov, G.T., Wilder, J.A., Floate, K.D., Rood, S.B., and Whitham, T.G. (2015). "Geographical barriers and climate influence demographic history in narrowleaf cottonwoods.", Heredity, 114(4), pp. 387-396. doi : 10.1038/hdy.2014.115
  • Floate, K.D. and Spence, J.R. (2015). "'Outbreaks' of Amara stephens (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in Alberta, Canada.", Coleopterists Bulletin, 69(1), pp. 114-115. doi : 10.1649/0010-065X-69.1.114

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2014

  • Bell, A., Phillips, I.D., Floate, K.D., Hoemsen, B.M., and Phillips, C.E. (2014). "Effects of pitfall trap lid transparency on catches of carabid beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in tame pasture.", Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Canada and Saskatchewan. Symposium: Arthropod “omics” – Impact on Management, Saskatoon, Canada, September 26-October 1, 2014. (Poster)
  • Bourchier, R.S., Coghlin, P.C., Dunlop, B., Ostrander, D., LeSage, L., and Floate, K.D. (2014). "Assessment of the diversity of Aphthona beetles for the biological control of leafy spurge on the prairies.", 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of Saskatchewan and Entomological Society of Canada, Saskatoon SK, Canada, September 28-October 1, 2014. (Poster)
  • Bourchier, R.S., Coghlin, P.C., Dunlop, B., Ostrander, D., LeSage, L., and Floate, K.D. (2014). "Assessment of the diversity of Aphthona beetles for the biological control of leafy spurge on the prairies.", 62nd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Alberta, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, October 16-18, 2014. (Poster)
  • Bourchier, R.S., Coghlin, P.C., Dunlop, B., Ostrander, D., LeSage, L., and Floate, K.D. (2014). "Assessment of the diversity of Aphthona flea beetles for biological control of leafy spurge on the prairies.", 62nd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Alberta, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, October 16-18, 2014. (Poster)
  • Dufton, S., Benn, A., Erlandson, M.A., Floate, K.D., and Otani, J.K. (2014). "2014 CARP cutworm project summary: Peace River region.", Alberta Canola Producers Commission’s Regional Meetings, Rycroft, Alberta, Canada, November 26, 2014. (Presentation)
  • Dufton, S., Benn, A., Erlandson, M.A., Floate, K.D., and Otani, J.K. (2014). "2014 CARP cutworm rearing project summary: Peace River region.", Alberta Canola Producers Commission’s Regional Meetings, Falher, Alberta, Canada, November 27, 2014. (Presentation)
  • Floate, K.D. (2014). "The changing diversity of dung beetles on the Canadian prairies: a never-ending story.", 62nd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Alberta, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, October 16-18, 2014.
  • Floate, K.D. (2014). "The changing diversity of dung beetles on the Canadian prairies: a never-ending story.", Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Canada and Saskatchewan. Symposium: Arthropod “omics” – Impact on Management, Saskatoon, Canada, September 26-October 1, 2014.
  • Floate, K.D. and Coghlin, P.C. (2014). "Invasion dynamics of Wolbachia bacteria in populations of the wasp, Trichomalopsis sarcophagae (Pteromalidae).", 62nd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Portland, OR, USA, November 16-19, 2014. (Poster)
  • Floate, K.D. and Coghlin, P.C. (2014). "The role of host genetics on the maternal transmission of Wolbachia bacteria in the wasp, Urolepis rufipes (Pteromalidae).", 62nd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Alberta, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, October 16-18, 2014.
  • Godbout, J., Floate, K.D., Lau, M.K., Whitham, T.G., and Isabel, N. (2014). "Regional response of galling arthropods in a trispecific system of hybridizing Populus: a community approach.", XXII International Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-14, 2014.
  • Hervet, V.A.D., Laird, R.A., and Floate, K.D. (2014). "Effects of diet protein concentration on the development of caterpillars (Noctuidae) and their parasitoids (Braconidae).", Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Canada and Saskatchewan. Symposium: Arthropod “omics” – Impact on Management, Saskatoon, Canada, September 26-October 1, 2014.
  • Hervet, V.A.D., Laird, R.A., and Floate, K.D. (2014). "Tri-trophic influence of nitrogen on the development of a parasitoid wasp.", 62nd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Alberta, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, October 16-18, 2014.
  • Hummel, J.D., Otani, J.K., Broatch, J.S., Reid, P., Erlandson, M.A., Benn, A., Loberg, K., Dufton, S., and Floate, K.D. (2014). "Cutworm outbreaks in Alberta.", 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of Saskatchewan and Entomological Society of Canada, Saskatoon SK, Canada, September 28-October 1, 2014, pp. 16.
  • Hummel, J.D., Otani, J.K., Broatch, J.S., Reid, P., Erlandson, M.A., Benn, A., Loberg, K., Dufton, S., and Floate, K.D. (2014). "Cutworm outbreaks in Alberta.", 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of Saskatchewan and Entomological Society of Canada, Saskatoon SK, Canada, September 28-October 1, 2014, pp. 16. (Poster)
  • Hummel, J.D., Otani, J.K., Broatch, J.S., Reid, P., Erlandson, M.A., Benn, A., Loberg, K., Dufton, S., and Floate, K.D. (2014). "Where the cutworms are: Three years of cutworm reports and collections in Alberta.", 2014 Entomological Society of Alberta AGM, Canmore, AB, Canada, October 25, 2014. (Poster)
  • Hummel, J.D., Otani, J.K., Broatch, J.S., Reid, P., Erlandson, M.A., Benn, A., Loberg, K., Dufton, S., and Floate, K.D. (2014). "Where the cutworms are: Three years of cutworm reports and collections in Alberta.", 62nd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Alberta, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, October 16-18, 2014.
  • Lahr, J., Blanckenhorn, W.U., Floate, K.D., Lumaret, J.-P., Tixier, T., Wohde, M., Düring, R-A., and Römbke, J. (2014). "An international ring test to assess effects of ivermectin.", 24th Annual Meeting of SETAC Europe, Basel, Switzerland, May 11-15, 2014. (Poster)
  • Li, Y.Y., Floate, K.D., Fields, P.G., and Pang, B. (2014). "Wolbachia supergroup typing based on wsp and MLST of stored-product insect pests.", 3rd Annual Biology Graduate Research Symposium, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, January 31, 2014.
  • Otani, J.K., Floate, K.D., Hervet, V.A.D., Hummel, J.D., Broatch, J.S., Reid, P., Erlandson, M.A., Evenden, M.L., Meers, S., Barkley, S., Laird, R.A., Sharanowski, B., Hartley, S., and Gavloski, J.E. (2014). "Cutworm update.", Agronomy Update Conference 2006, Red Deer, AB, Canada, January 10-11, 2006, pp. 5.
  • Otani, J.K., Floate, K.D., Hervet, V.A.D., Hummel, J.D., Broatch, J.S., Reid, P., Erlandson, M.A., Evenden, M.L., Meers, S., Barkley, S., Laird, R.A., Sharanowski, B., Hartley, S., and Gavloski, J.E. (2014). "Cutworm update.", Agronomy Update, Red Deer, AB, Canada, January 12, 2014. (Presentation)
  • Philipsen, L., Woodman, S., Floate, K.D., and Goater, C.P. (2014). "Distribution of an invasive ground beetle, Pterostichus melanarius, in woodlands in Cypress Hills Inter-Provincial Park, Alberta.", 62nd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Alberta, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, October 16-18, 2014.
  • Scheffczyk, A., Floate, K.D., Blanckenhorn, W.U., Coghlin, P.C., Düring, R-A., Klockner, A., Lahr, J., Lumaret, J.-P., Tixier, T., Wohde, M., and Römbke, J. (2014). "Non-target effects of ivermectin residues on soil organisms at 4 grassland sites (France, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Canada).", 24th Annual Meeting of SETAC Europe, Basel, Switzerland, May 11-15, 2014. (Poster)
  • Wilches Correal, D.M., Coghlin, P.C., and Floate, K.D. (2014). "Wolbachia and the effect of antibiotic treatments on the microbiome of Drosophila suzukii.", 62nd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Alberta, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, October 16-18, 2014. (Poster)
  • Wilches Correal, D.M., Coghlin, P.C., and Floate, K.D. (2014). "Wolbachia and the effect of antibiotic treatments on the microbiome of Drosophila suzukii.", Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Canada and Saskatchewan. Symposium: Arthropod “omics” – Impact on Management, Saskatoon, Canada, September 26-October 1, 2014. (Poster)
  • Wilches Correal, D.M., Laird, R.A., Floate, K.D., and Fields, P.G. (2014). "Effects of extreme temperatures on the survival of the quarantine stored-product pest, Trogoderma granarium (khapra beetle).", 62nd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Alberta, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, October 16-18, 2014.
  • Wilches Correal, D.M., Laird, R.A., Floate, K.D., and Fields, P.G. (2014). "Effects of extreme temperatures on the survival of the quarantine stored-product pest, Trogoderma granarium (khapra beetle).", Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Canada and Saskatchewan. Symposium: Arthropod “omics” – Impact on Management, Saskatoon, Canada, September 26-October 1, 2014.
  • Wilches, D., Laird, R.A., Floate, K.D., and Fields, P.G. (2014). "Effects of extreme temperatures on the survival of the quarantine stored-product pest, Trogoderma granarium (khapra beetle).", 11th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection, Chiang Ma, Thailand, November 24-28, 2014. (Poster)
  • Wohde, M., Blanckenhorn, W.U., Coghlin, P.C., Floate, K.D., Lahr, J., Lumaret, J.-P., Römbke, J., Scheffczyk, A., Tixier, T., and Düring, R-A. (2014). "Dissipation of the antiparasitic agent ivermectin in cattle dung and soil at 4 parallel field studies.", 24th Annual Meeting of SETAC Europe, Basel, Switzerland, May 11-15, 2014. (Poster)

2013

  • Bell, A., Phillips, I.D., Floate, K.D., Hoemsen, B.M., and Phillip, C.E. (2013). "Effects of pitfall trap lid transparency and habitat structure on the catches of carabid beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in tame pasture.", XVI European Carabidologists Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic, September 21-27, 2013.
  • Floate, K.D. (2013). "Calling on more troops. New beetles help degrade dung on Canadian pastures.", Farming for Tomorrow (Alberta Edition), April/May, pp. 26-27. (Newsletter)
  • Floate, K.D. (2013). "Trust but verify. A field ecologist ponders the power and pitfalls of molecular methods.", 69th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 1-2, 2013.
  • Floate, K.D. and Coghlin, P.C. (2013). "Invasion dynamics of Wolbachia bacteria in populations of the wasp, Trichomalopsis sarcophagae (Pteromalidae).", 61st Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of Alberta, Olds College, Olds, AB, Canada, October 10-11, 2013.
  • Floate, K.D. and Coghlin, P.C. (2013). "Invasion dynamics of Wolbachia bacteria in populations of the wasp, Trichomalopsis sarcophagae (Pteromalidae).", 69th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 1-2, 2013.
  • Floate, K.D. and Coghlin, P.C. (2013). "Invasion dynamics of Wolbachia bacteria in populations of the wasp, Trichomalopsis sarcophagae (Pteromalidae).", Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC, Canada, May 12-16, 2013.
  • Floate, K.D. and Coghlin, P.C. (2013). "Invasion dynamics of Wolbachia bacteria in populations of the wasp, Trichomalopsis sarcophagae (Pteromalidae).", Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Ontario and Canada, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, October 20-23, 2013.
  • Floate, K.D. and Kadiri, N. (2013). "Seasonal activity of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) on native grasslands in southern Alberta.", 2013 Canadian Forage and Grassland Association, Olds, AB, Canada, December 10-11, 2013.
  • Floate, K.D., Hoover, S.E.R., and Cutler, G.C. (2013). "Open access, predatory publishers, The Canadian Entomologist, and you.", Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada, 45(3), pp. 131-137.
  • Floate, K.D., Lysyk, T.J., and Gibson, G.A.P. (2013). "Haematobia irritans L., Horn Fly, Musca domestica L., House Fly, and Stomoxys calcitrans (L.), Stable Fly (Diptera: Muscidae).", in Mason, P.G. and Gillespie, D.R. (eds.) - Biological Control Programmes in Canada 2001-2012, CABI Publishing, Chapter 25, pp. 182-191.
  • Hervet, V.A.D., Floate, K.D., and Laird, R.A. (2013). "Assessment of a hymenopteran parasitoid’s potential as biocontrol agent of cutworms.", 61st Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of Alberta, Olds College, Olds, AB, Canada, October 10-11, 2013.
  • Hervet, V.A.D., Floate, K.D., and Laird, R.A. (2013). "Biocontrol potential for cutworms (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) of a braconid wasp newly recorded in North America.", Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Ontario and Canada, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, October 20-23, 2013.
  • Hervet, V.A.D., Floate, K.D., and Laird, R.A. (2013). "Cotesia vanessae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): a potential biological control agent of crop pest caterpillars.", Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC, Canada, May 12-16, 2013.
  • Li, Y., Floate, K.D., Field, P., and Baoping, P. (2013). "How to remove Wolbachia bacteria from insects.", Meeting of the Minds Conference, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, March 16, 2013. (Presentation)
  • Li, Y.Y., Floate, K.D., Fields, P.G., and Pang, B. (2013). "Effect of antibiotics on Wolbachia infections in Tribolium confusum and on host reproduction.", 61st Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of Alberta, Olds College, Olds, AB, Canada, October 10-11, 2013.
  • Li, Y.Y., Floate, K.D., Fields, P.G., and Pang, B. (2013). "Effect of antibiotics on Wolbachia infections in Tribolium confusum and on host reproduction.", 69th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 1-2, 2013.
  • Li, Y.Y., Floate, K.D., Fields, P.G., and Pang, B. (2013). "Effect of antibiotics on Wolbachia infections in Tribolium confusum and on host reproduction.", Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Ontario and Canada, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, October 20-23, 2013.
  • Lumaret, J.-P., Römbke, J., Kadiri, N., Errouissi, F., Tixier, T., and Floate, K.D. (2013). "Antiparasitics and their impact on soil and dung fauna.", Workshop hosted by the German Federal Environment Agency titled “Pharmaceuticals in Soil, Sludge and Slurry”, Dessau-Roßlau, Germany, June 18-19, 2013. (Presentation)
  • Moffat, C.E., Lalonde, R.G., Pither, J., Grosskopf-Lachat, G., and Floate, K.D. (2013). "Cryptic diversity of the Pilosella leaf gall wasp: geography, host or Wolbachia?", 98th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, August 4-9, 2013.

2012

  • Bourchier, R.S., Floate, K.D., and LeSage, L. (2012). "Assessment of the diversity of biocontrol agents at historic leafy spurge release sites in Southern Alberta.", Entomological Society of Canada 62nd and Entomological Society of Alberta 60th joint Annual Meeting, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Edmonton, AB, Canada, November 4-7, 2012, #18. (Abstract)
  • Bourchier, R.S., Floate, K.D., and Mason, P.G. (2012). "Biocontrol Data: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.", National Invasive Species Forum, Delta Ottawa Hotel & Suites, Ottawa, ON, Canada, Februrary 28-March 1, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Bourchier, R.S., Mason, P.G., and Floate, K.D. (2012). "Agriculture Information and IAS Management National Invasive Species Forum.", National Invasive Species Forum, Delta Ottawa Hotel & Suites, Ottawa, ON, Canada, Februrary 28-March 1, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Bourchier, R.S., Mason, P.G., and Floate, K.D. (2012). "Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Invasive Species.", National Invasive Species Forum, Delta Ottawa Hotel & Suites, Ottawa, ON, Canada, Februrary 28-March 1, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Floate, K.D. (2012). "Calling on more troops. New beetles help degrade dung on Canadian pastures." (Factsheet)
  • Floate, K.D. (2012). "Non-target effects of veterinary parasiticides on the insect communities of cattle dung.", Entomological Society of America (ESA) 60th Annual Meeting, Knoxville Convention Centre, Knoxville, TN, USA, November 11-14, 2012, #1411.
  • Floate, K.D. and Nassera, K. (2012). "Seasonal activity of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) on native grasslands in southern Alberta.", Entomological Society of Canada 62nd and Entomological Society of Alberta 60th joint Annual Meeting, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Edmonton, AB, Canada, November 4-7, 2012, #59. (Abstract)
  • Floate, K.D., Blanckenhorn, W.U., Lumaret, J.-P., Tixier, T., Joost, L., and Römbke, J. (2012). "An international multi-species ring test to assess the non-target effects of residues in dung of cattle treated with veterinary pharmaceuticals.", Entomological Society of Canada 62nd and Entomological Society of Alberta 60th joint Annual Meeting, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Edmonton, AB, Canada, November 4-7, 2012, #60. (Abstract)
  • Floate, K.D., Broatch, J.S., Erlandson, M.A., Evenden, M.L., Gavloski, J.E., Hartley, S., Hummel, J.D., Laird, R.A., Meers, S., Olivier, C.Y., Otani, J.K., and Sharanowski, B. (2012). "New projects for control of cutworms (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) affecting canola crops on the prairies.", Entomological Society of Canada 62nd and Entomological Society of Alberta 60th joint Annual Meeting, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Edmonton, AB, Canada, November 4-7, 2012, #61. (Abstract)
  • Hervet, V.A.D., Laird, R.A., and Floate, K.D. (2012). "Cotesia plathypenae Muesebeck (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): a potential biological control agent of cutworms (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).", Entomological Society of Canada 62nd and Entomological Society of Alberta 60th joint Annual Meeting, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Edmonton, AB, Canada, November 4-7, 2012, #77. (Abstract)
  • Li, Y., Floate, K.D., Field, P., and Baoping, P. (2012). "Methods to cure symbiotic bacteria in insects.", Entomological Society of Canada 62nd and Entomological Society of Alberta 60th joint Annual Meeting, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Edmonton, AB, Canada, November 4-7, 2012, #111. (Abstract)
  • Mason, P.G., Floate, K.D., Brooks, S.E., Buddle, C.M., and Bennett, R.G. (2012). "Cambridge University Press – ESC’s new partner for publication of The Canadian Entomologist.", Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada, 44(1), pp. 36.
  • Römbke, J., Blanckenhorn, W.U., Floate, K.D., Lumaret, J.-P., Tixier, T., and Lahr, J. (2012). "Effects of ivermectin application to cattle on dung fauna and dung degradation: an international comparison of field studies.", 6th SETAC World Congress / SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting, Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany, May 20-24, 2012.
  • Scheffczyk, A., Floate, K.D., Lumaret, J.-P., Adler, N., and Römbke, J. (2012). "Sublethal effects of Ivermectin on dung beetles of the genus Onthophagus (O. taurus, O. nuchicornis).", 6th SETAC World Congress / SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting, Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany, May 20-24, 2012.

2011

  • Floate, K.D., Blanckenhorn, W.U., Coghlin, P.C., Davies, I., Gray, J., Höhn, P., Kadiri, N., Lumaret, J.-P., Scheffczyk, A., Schmidt, T., Schwarz, A., Sekine, T., Taylor, C.G., Taylor, K., and Römbke, J. (2011). "Lessons learned during the selection of a dung beetle species as a test for insecticidal residues in cattle dung.", Entomological Society of Canada 61st and Acadian Entomological Society 71st joint Annual Meeting, Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, November 6-9, 2011.
  • Floate, K.D., Blanckenhorn, W.U., Coghlin, P.C., Davies, I., Gray, J., Höhn, P., Kadiri, N., Lumaret, J.-P., Scheffczyk, A., Schmidt, T., Schwarz, A., Sekine, T., Taylor, C.G., Taylor, K., and Römbke, J. (2011). "Lessons learned during the selection of a dung beetle species as a test for insecticidal residues in cattle dung.", SETAC Europe 21st Annual Meeting, Milano Convention Centre, Milan, Italy, May 15-19, 2011.
  • Floate, K.D., Isabel, N., and Foottit, R.G. (2011). "Genetic typing of hosts and aphids provides new insights on galling arthropods of hybrid cottonwoods.", Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada and Acadian Entomological Society, Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, November 6-9, 2011, pp. 58. (Presentation)
  • Floate, K.D., Watson, D.W., Weiss, R.M., and Olfert, O.O. (2011). "Introducing new species of dung beetles into Canada to improve pasture productivity.", Entomological Society of Canada 61st and Acadian Entomological Society 71st joint Annual Meeting: Canadian Forum for Biological Control, Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, November 6-9, 2011.
  • Isabel, N. and Floate, K.D. (2011). "The first look at the complexity of gene exchange in a trispecific system of hybridizing cottonwoods (Populus spp.) and its influence on community structure of galling arthropods.", 8th Annual Cottonwood Symposium, Flagstaff, AZ, USA, February 23-25, 2011.
  • Isabel, N., Floate, K.D., Lamothe, M., Whitham, T.G., and Rood, S.B. (2011). "A first genomic portrait of Alberta’s native poplar hybrid zones.", Poplar Council of Canada Conference & Annual Meeting - Poplars and Willows on the Prairies: Traditional Practices meet Innovative Applications, Edmonton, AB, Canada, September 18-24, 2011.
  • Leggett, F.L., Floate, K.D., and Coghlin, P.C. (2011). "Detection and distribution of Wolbachia bacteria in insect hosts determined using confocal microscopy.", Entomological Society of Canada 61st and Acadian Entomological Society 71st joint Annual Meeting, Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, November 6-9, 2011, pp. 67.

2010

  • Floate, K.D. (2010). "Insects of cattle dung.", Entomological Society of Canada 60th and Entomological Society of British Columbia joint Annual Meeting, Coast Plaza Hotel, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 31-November 3, 2010.
  • Floate, K.D. and Coghlin, P.C. (2010). "Consequences of Wolbachia bacteria in populations of the wasp, Trichomalopsis sarcophagae (Pteromalidae).", Entomological Society of Canada 60th and Entomological Society of British Columbia joint Annual Meeting, Coast Plaza Hotel, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 31-November 3, 2010.
  • Floate, K.D. and Coghlin, P.C. (2010). "Consequences of Wolbachia bacteria in populations of the wasp, Trichomalopsis sarcophagae (Pteromalidae).", Entomological Society of Alberta 58th Annual Meeting, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, October 14-16, 2010.
  • Floate, K.D. and Coghlin, P.C. (2010). "Consequences of Wolbachia infection in the wasp, Trichomalopsis sarcophagae.", 6th International Wolbachia Conference: Wolbachia On The Bay, Asilomar Conference Center, Asilomar, CA, USA, June 9-14, 2010.
  • Floate, K.D. and Coghlin, P.C. (2010). "Consequences of Wolbachia infection in the wasp, Trichomalopsis sarcophagae.", Joint International Organization of Biological Control (IOBC). Nearctic and Neotropic Regional Sections Conference: Biocontrol in the Americas – Past, Present and Future, Sheraton Fallsview Hotel and Conference Centre, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, May 11-13, 2010.
  • Floate, K.D., Watson, D.W., Weiss, R.M., and Olfert, O.O. (2010). "CLIMEX models for potential distributions of Onthophagus taurus and Digitonthophagus gazella (Scarabaeidae) in North America.", Entomological Society of Alberta 58th Annual Meeting, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, October 14-16, 2010.
  • Floate, K.D., Watson, D.W., Weiss, R.M., and Olfert, O.O. (2010). "CLIMEX models for potential distributions of Onthophagus taurus and Digitonthophagus gazella (Scarabaeidae) in North America.", Entomological Society of Canada 60th and Entomological Society of British Columbia joint Annual Meeting, Coast Plaza Hotel, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 31-November 3, 2010.
  • Floate, K.D., Watson, D.W., Weiss, R.M., and Olfert, O.O. (2010). "CLIMEX models for potential distributions of Onthophagus taurus and Digitonthophagus gazella (Scarabaeidae) in North America.", IVth International Pest Risk Modelling & Mapping Workshop in Australia, Port Douglas, Australia, August 23-25, 2010.
  • Floate, K.D., Watson, D.W., Weiss, R.M., and Olfert, O.O. (2010). "CLIMEX models for potential distributions of Onthophagus taurus and Digitonthophagus gazella (Scarabaeidae) in North America.", Joint International Organization of Biological Control (IOBC). Nearctic and Neotropic Regional Sections Conference: Biocontrol in the Americas – Past, Present and Future, Sheraton Fallsview Hotel and Conference Centre, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, May 11-13, 2010.
  • Isabel, N., Talbot, P., Lamothe, M., Bousquet, J., Schroeder, W.R., Floate, K.D., Foottit, R.G., Ruiz, P., Cunningham, S.M., McIntire, E.J.B., and Thompson, S. (2010). "Contemporary gene flow between poplars with exotic component and natural populations of native species across Canada.", 5th International Poplar Symposium - Poplars and willows: from research models to multipurpose trees for a biobased society, Orvieto TR, Italy, September 20-25, 2010.
  • Isabel, N., Talbot, P., Lamothe, M., Bousquet, J., Schroeder, W.R., Floate, K.D., Foottit, R.G., Ruiz, P., Cunningham, S.M., McIntire, E.J.B., and Thompson, S. (2010). "Contemporary gene flow between poplars with exotic component and natural populations of native species across Canada.", 5th International Poplar Symposium - Poplars and willows: from research models to multipurpose trees for a biobased society, Orvieto TR, Italy, September 20-25, 2010.
  • Olivier, C.Y., Galka, B., Floate, K.D., Dumonceaux, T.J., and Zchori-Fein, E. (2010). "Identification of symbionts in the aster leafhopper, Macrosteles quadrilineatus, their association with phytoplasma and their geographical distribution in Canada.", Entomological Society of Canada 60th and Entomological Society of British Columbia joint Annual Meeting, Coast Plaza Hotel, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 31-November 3, 2010.
  • Olivier, C.Y., Galka, B., Saguez, J., Vincent, C., Lowery, D.T., Stobbs, L.W., Whybourne, K.J., Bittner, L.A., Xiansheng, C., Lasnier, J., and Floate, K.D. (2010). "Les jaunisses à phytoplasmes dans les vignobles Canadiens: état de l’art.", VII Conférence Internationale Francophone d'Entomologie (CIFE 2010), Louvain la Neuve, Belgium, July 5-10, 2010.

2009

  • De Clerck-Floate, R.A., Floate, K.D., and Saunders, P. (2009). "A test of containment efficacy using living insects in a release and recapture study.", Entomological Society of Alberta 57th Annual Meeting, Lakeland College, Vermilion, AB, Canada, November 5-7, 2009, pp. 21.
  • De Clerck-Floate, R.A., Floate, K.D., and Saunders, P. (2009). "A test of containment efficacy using living insects in a release and recapture study.", Entomological Society of Canada 59th and Manitoba Entomological Society Joint Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, October 18-21, 2009, pp. 46.
  • Floate, K.D. and Coghlin, P.C. (2009). "Consequences of Wolbachia infection in wasps parasitic on filth flies.", Dan Otte Symposium, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, June 16, 2009.
  • Floate, K.D. and Tiberg, K. (2009). "What happened to the coprophilous insects associated with bison?", Entomological Society of Alberta 57th Annual Meeting, Lakeland College, Vermilion, AB, Canada, November 5-7, 2009, pp. 21.
  • Floate, K.D. and Tiberg, K. (2009). "What happened to the coprophilous insects associated with bison?", Entomological Society of Canada 59th and Manitoba Entomological Society Joint Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, October 18-21, 2009, pp. 50.
  • Floate, K.D. and Watson, D.W. (2009). "Introduction of exotic dung beetles into Canada to accelerate degradation of cattle dung.", Entomological Society of Alberta 57th Annual Meeting, Lakeland College, Vermilion, AB, Canada, November 5-7, 2009, pp. 21-22.
  • Floate, K.D. and Watson, D.W. (2009). "Introduction of exotic dung beetles into Canada to accelerate degradation of cattle dung.", Entomological Society of Canada 59th and Manitoba Entomological Society Joint Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, October 18-21, 2009, pp. 50.
  • Olivier, C.Y., Galka, B., and Floate, K.D. (2009). "Identification of symbiont organisms in leafhopper vectors of phytoplasma.", Entomological Society of Alberta 57th Annual Meeting, Lakeland College, Vermilion, AB, Canada, November 5-7, 2009, pp. 22.
  • Olivier, C.Y., Galka, B., and Floate, K.D. (2009). "Identification of symbiont organisms in leafhopper vectors of phytoplasma.", Entomological Society of Canada 59th and Manitoba Entomological Society Joint Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, October 18-21, 2009, pp. 66.