Monica Dimson

Monica Dimson

Graduate Student



MA Geography, University of California, Los Angeles 2017

BA Geography summa cum laude, Minor in French, Sonoma State University 2012


biogeography, cartography, conservation planning, GIS, invasive species, species distribution modeling

Selected Publications

Dimson M, Lynch SC, and Gillespie TW (2019). Using biased sampling data to model the distribution of invasive shot-hole borers in California. Biological Invasions, 21(8).

Choe DH, Campbell K, Hoddle MS, Kabashima J, Dimson M, and Rust MK (2018). Evaluation of a hydrogel matrix for baiting western yellowjacket (Vespidae: Hymenoptera). Journal of Economic Entomology, 111(4).

Jones ME, Kabashima J, Eskalen A, Dimson M, Mayorquin JS, Carillo JD, Hanlon CC, and Paine TD (2017). Evaluations of insecticides and fungicides for reducing attack rates of Polyphagous shot hole borer (Euwallacea sp., Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in infested landscape trees in California. Journal of Economic Entomology, 110(4).

Rust MK, Choe DH, Wilson-Rankin E, Campbell K, Kabashima J, and Dimson M (2017). Controlling yellow jackets with fipronil-based protein baits in urban recreational areas. International Journal of Pest Management, 63(3).

Hoddle MS, Hoddle CD, Alzubaidy M, Kabashima J, Nisson JN, Millar J, and Dimson M (2017). Rhynchophorus vulneratus palm weevil is eradicated from Laguna Beach. California Agriculture, 71.

Grants & Awards

La Kretz Center Graduate Research and Stunt Ranch Reserve Combined Grant, 2017-2018
Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship, 2019-2020


Dr. Thomas W. Gillespie