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Subodh Adhikari

Subodh Adhikari

Research Assistant Professor


Ag Science, Room 337B

Mailing Address

Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2329
Moscow, ID 83844-2329

Conduct research and extension on the effects of climate-change-resilient (i.e., climate-smart) diversified cropping systems (e.g., cover cropping) on insect pests, weeds and beneficial insects.

Ph.D., Montana State University, 2018
M.S., Wichita State University, 2013

  • Agroecology
  • Integrated pest management
  • Invasive species
  • Plant-insect interactions
  • Climate-smart, sustainable and diversified cropping system

  • Eigenbrode, S. D. and S. Adhikari. 2023. Climate change and managing insect pests and beneficials in agricultural systems. J. Agron.
  • Eigenbrode, S. D., S. Adhikari, E. Kistner-Thomas, and L. Neven. 2022. Introduction to the collection: climate change, insect pests, and beneficial arthropods in production systems. J. Econ. Entomol.
  • Adhikari, S., E. Seamon, Y. Wu, S.E. Sadeghi, and S. D. Eigenbrode. 2022. Do invasive and naturalized aphid pest populations respond differently to climatic and landscape factors? J. Econ. Entomol. 10.1093/jee/toac044
  • Adhikari, S., S.R. Revolinski, S. D. Eigenbrode, and I.C. Burke. 2021. Genetic diversity and population structure of a global invader Mayweed chamomile (Anthemis cotula L.): management implications. AoB PLANTS, plab049,
  • Adhikari, S., I.C. Burke, J Piaskowski, and S. D. Eigenbrode. 2021. Phenotypic trait variation in populations of a global invader Mayweed chamomile (Anthemis cotula L.): Implications for weed management. Front. Agron. 3:662375. Doi:10.3389/fagro.2021.662375
  • Adhikari, S., I.C. Burke, S.R. Revolinski, J Piaskowski, and S. D. Eigenbrode. 2021. Within-population trait variation in a globally invasive plant species mayweed chamomile (Anthemis cotula L.): Implications for future invasion and management. Front. Agron. 3:640208. doi: 10.3389/fagro.2021.640208
  • Adhikari, A., K. P. Mainali, S. Adhikari, L. Rew, and B. D. Maxwell. 2020. Projecting distribution of invasive weed species across the road network landscape of Montana State: implication for weeds management. Reg. Environ. Change. 20:60.
  • Adhikari, S. and F. D. Menalled. 2020. Supporting beneficial insects for agricultural sustainability: the role of livestock-integrated organic and cover cropping to enhance ground beetle (Carabidae) communities. Agronomy.10, 1210.
  • Adhikari, S., I.C. Burke, and S. D. Eigenbrode. 2020. Mayweed chamomile (Anthemis cotula L.) biology and management – a review of an emerging global invader. Weed Res. 60:313-322.
  • Adhikari, S., A. Adhikari, D.K. Weaver, A. Bekkerman, and F. D. Menalled. 2019. Impacts of agricultural management systems on biodiversity and ecosystem services in highly simplified dryland landscapes. Sustainability, 11, 3223.
  • Adhikari, S., L. A. Burkle, K. M. O'Neill, D. K. Weaver, CM Delphia, and F. D. Menalled. 2019. Impacts of simplified dryland farming systems on forbs, bees, and bee-flower networks. Environ. Entomol. 48:826-835.
  • Adhikari, S., L. A. Burkle, K. M. O'Neill, D. K. Weaver, and F. D. Menalled. 2019. Dryland organic farming increases floral resources and bee colony success in highly simplified agricultural landscapes. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 270–271, 9–18.

  • First prize with most backers (and amount) in the "Entomological Society of America (ESA) Grant Challenge" 2019. Proposal title: "Impacts of a new invasive aphid pest in North America".
  • Montana State University (MSU) - Three Minute Research Competition: 2017. Judges' Choice Award
  • MSU College of Agriculture Newman Family & Friends Scholarship: 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, and 2017/2018
  • Montana Institute on Ecosystems Graduate Enhancement Fund/travel grant: 2015, 2016, 2017
  • MSU-Land Resources and Environmental Sciences -7th Annual LRES Research Colloquium-2017
  • First Prize in oral presentation; MSU-Land Resources and Environmental Sciences -7th Annual LRES Research Colloquium-2017.
  • First Prize; MSU-Graduate Summit Research Rendezvous Poster Session: 2016.
  • MSU Graduate School-Travel grants: 2016, 2017
  • MSU Graduate Student Competitive Research competition/research grant: 2015
  • Organic Crop Improvement and Association - Research & Education Micro Grant: 2014
  • International Student Scholarship, Wichita State University (WSU): 2013
  • Clauda L. Sheats Environmental Science Endowed Fellowship (WSU): 2012 and 2013
  • Delano Maggard Jr. Graduate Research Grant (WSU): 2012-2013
  • Donald D. Sbarra Endowed Fellowship (WSU): 2012-2013
  • Travel Grants from University Grant Commission (UGC) and National Academy of Science and Technology- Nepal: 2008, 2009 & 2010
  • Institutional Research Grant (Co-PI) from UGC-Nepal: 2010-2012
  • Student Research Grant from WWF Nepal: 2004


University of Idaho

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 242
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2329
Moscow, ID 83844-2329

Phone: 208-885-3776