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Frank E. Kurczewski

Professor Emeritus

133 Illick Hall
SUNY-ESF
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210

Telephone: (315) 470-6809

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Kurczewski, F.E. (1998). Distribution, Status, Evaluation, and Recommendations for the Protection of Tachysphex pechumani Krombein, the Antennal-Waving Wasp. Natural Areas Journal 18: 242-254.

F.E. Kurczewski and M.G. Spofford (1998). Alternative nesting strategies in Ammophila urnaria (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae) J. of Nat. Hist. 32, 99-106.

F.E. Kurczewski (1998). Territoriality and Mating Behavior of Sphex pensylvanicus L. (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). J Hym. Res. 7(1), 74-83.

M. G. Spofford, and F.E. Kurczewski (1990). Comparitive larvipositional behaviours and cleptoparasitic frequencies of Neartic species of Miltogrammini (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). J. of Nat. Hist. 24, 731-755.

B.J. Hager and F.E. Kurczewski (1986). Nesting Behavior of Ammophila harti (Fernald) (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). The American Midland Naturalist 116(1) 7-24.

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COURSES TAUGHT

EFB 352 Elements of Entomology (3 credit hours). Two hours of lecture, three hours of laboratory/field work. General classifications of insects, morphology, physiology, ecology, behavior, and basic principles of population control.

EFB 797 Climate Reconstruction/Great Lakes Ecosystems (1 credit hour). The effects of the Wisconsinan glaciation and the Holocene on the distribution of plants and animals in the Great Lakes region.

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RESEARCH INTERESTS

Insect taxonomy, morphology and behavior; systematics and evolutionary behavior of predatory wasps; host/parasite relationships of Hymenoptera, Diptera; climate reconstruction of the Great Lakes Region and Atlantic Coastal Plain.

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