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Faculty Profile
Melissa Fierke

Melissa  Fierke


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205 Illick Hall



  • B.S. Environmental Chemistry, B.S. Environmental Biology, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, Arkansas

  • M.S. Fisheries Science, M.S. Environmental Science (Water Resources), Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
  • Ph.D. Entomology (Minor: Biology), University of Arkansas, 2006

Research in my lab has largely focused on introduced forest insects, e.g., emerald ash borer or Sirex noctilio and their parasitoids, while other recently funded work includes landscape variables associated with black legged ticks (BLT) & prevalence of human diseases in BLTs, as well as pollinators.

Prospective Students: If you are interested in becoming a part of our lab, please send an email indicating why as well as your CV, undergraduate coursework and GPA, and GRE percentile scores.

American Burying Beetle

We are excited to collaborate with Carmen Greenwood, SUNY Cobleskill,

on the American Burying Beetle project: