Vera Krischik, PhD

Department of Entomology at the St. Paul, University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN

Vera Krischik

Vera Krischik, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, obtained her PhD from the University of Maryland in 1984, held a Post Doc at the University of Maryland, was a researcher at the New York Botanical Garden (NSF sponsored Visiting Professor for Women, 1991-1993), and was an IPM coordinator at USDA, Washington DC from 1988-1994. Since 1995, she is a professor in the Department of Entomology at the St. Paul, University of Minnesota. She taught two courses from 1999-2014: ENT 5009, Pesticide Use and Misuse and ENT 4015, Greenhouse, Ornamental and Turf IPM.  She was author on three books: one published in 1991, the first USDA grain insect management manual, a second book in 1991 by John Wiley entitled "Microbial Mediation of Plant Insect Interactions" and another published in 2004 by the MN Agricultural Experiment Station on "IPM of Midwest Landscapes", 316 pp.  She has partnered with MDA, DNR, MNLA, MNTGF, and watershed districts for her outreach and research programs and publications. She teaches at least five large workshops each year on proper pesticide use in cooperation with MDA and MNLA. She has trained eight graduate students and two post docs. She is Director of CUES: Center for sustainable urban ecosystems that promote natural resource management, online at In 2010, 2014, and 2017 Krischik received state grants on Mitigating pollinator decline