Entomology Area of Study for M.S., M.P.S. or Ph.D. in Environmental and Forest Biology
Graduate study opportunities prepare students in the basic aspects of insect life and the role of insects in relation to humans and their environment.
The wide range of effects stemming from insect activity, from the beneficial to the deleterious, allows for a variety of research subjects in which insects play a major role. Thesis topics may concern insects that affect forests, shade trees and wood products, those relating to the health and well-being of humans, those playing key roles as parasites and predators of pest species, and those serving as food for many birds and vertebrate animals. Current research areas include population dynamics of forest defoliators, pheromone communications in beetles and moths, evolution of chemical communication, effects of forest practices on stream benthic insects, natural control of insects in forest systems and biochemistry of insect detoxification mechanisms.
- Lawrence P. Abrahamson; firstname.lastname@example.org
entomology, pathology, pesticides, vegetation management, forest insects
- Melissa K. Fierke; email@example.com
forest entomology, forest ecology, invasive forest pests, insect-tree interactions, tree defenses
- Brian F. Leydet; firstname.lastname@example.org
infectious and vector-borne diseases, arthropods of veterinary and medical importance, vector biology, vector-pathogen-host interactions, disease ecology, molecular biology, epidemiology of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases
- Dylan Parry; email@example.com
Biological invasion, climate change, and conservation, primarily in the context of insects in forested ecosystems.
- Neil H. Ringler; firstname.lastname@example.org
fish ecology and behavior, foraging behavior of fishes, salmon reproduction, vertebrate anatomy, aquatic insect ecology, stream ecology and management, aquatic and fisheries restoration, aquatic entomology
- Stephen A. Teale; email@example.com
forest entomology, insect behavior, pheromones of forest insects, insect ecology, pest management, chemical ecology, evolution of pheromone communications
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Current Graduate Students in Entomology
Current Students Only currently registered students appear new names appear at start of academic year
Graduate Research Topic
The identification and analysis of chemical attractants for the management of Philornis downsi, an invasive parasitic fly species in the Galapagos Islands.
Previous Graduate Study: University of Virginia (Environmental Science)
Graduate Research Topic
Understanding Compsilura concinnata densities, distribution drivers, and their effects on native moths in Northeastern forests.
"Reality has a well-known liberal bias, and who can you count on to kowtow to Reality like it's the only game in town? Scientists." - Stephen T. Colbert
Degree Sought: MS
Degree Sought: PHD