Chemical communication and insect-plant interactions

May R Berenbaum

Head and Professor, Entomology; Swanlund Endowed Chair; Director, Center for Advanced Study

Interactions between insects and plants; herbivores; pollinators; natural communities and agroecosystems

Lawrence M Hanks

Professor

Chemical ecology and conservation biological control; beetles

Aron Katz

Research Biologist, US Army Corps of Engineers, Affiliate, Entomology

Molecular ecology; subterranean biology; evolution; systematics; molecular tools for wildlife management and conservation (e.g., environmental DNA analysis, DNA barcoding, phylogenetics, population genetics)

Brenda Molano-Flores

Principal Research Scientist, Plant Ecology

Plant-insect interactions; reproductive biology of plants; population biology; conservation biology; restoration

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Esther Ndumi Ngumbi

Assistant Professor

Chemical signals (both volatile and non-volatile) by herbivores, natural enemies, plants, and associated microorganisms and insects; beneficial soil microbes; improving crop production; alleviating drought stress; sustainable pest management; using model tritrophic systems

Xuguo (Joe) Zhou

Professor; Kearns, Metcalf and Flint Endowed Chair

Behavioral- and socio- genomics in eusocial termites; regulatory issues and technical challenges of RNAi-based biopesticides; insect-plant-pathogen multitrophic interactions

Conservation biology

Jason Bried

Assistant Research Scientist, Wetland Ecology

Insect conservation (prioritization, monitoring, vulnerability), metacommunity ecology, odonata; wetlands; bioindicators

Mark Allen Davis

Associate Research Scientist, Conservation Biology

Conservation biology

Christopher H Dietrich

Systematic Entomology, Section Leader

Insect systematics; evolution, biodiversity, and conservation of leafhoppers and related insects

Aron Katz

Research Biologist, US Army Corps of Engineers, Affiliate, Entomology

Molecular ecology; subterranean biology; evolution; systematics; molecular tools for wildlife management and conservation (e.g., environmental DNA analysis, DNA barcoding, phylogenetics, population genetics)

Eric R Larson

Associate Professor

Conservation science; environmental DNA; freshwater ecology; invasive species; species distribution modeling

Jason Lesley Robinson

Associate Research Scientist, Entomology

Biogeography; caddisflies; bumble bees; conservation

Paleoentomology

Christopher H Dietrich

Systematic Entomology, Section Leader

Insect systematics; evolution, biodiversity, and conservation of leafhoppers and related insects

Sam William Heads

Associate Research Scientist, Paleontology

Paleoentomology

Behavior, physiology, and genomics of social insects

May R Berenbaum

Head and Professor, Entomology; Swanlund Endowed Chair; Director, Center for Advanced Study

Interactions between insects and plants; herbivores; pollinators; natural communities and agroecosystems

Lawrence M Hanks

Professor

Chemical ecology and conservation biological control; beetles

Aron Katz

Research Biologist, US Army Corps of Engineers, Affiliate, Entomology

Molecular ecology; subterranean biology; evolution; systematics; molecular tools for wildlife management and conservation (e.g., environmental DNA analysis, DNA barcoding, phylogenetics, population genetics)

Brenda Molano-Flores

Principal Research Scientist, Plant Ecology

Plant-insect interactions; reproductive biology of plants; population biology; conservation biology; restoration

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Esther Ndumi Ngumbi

Assistant Professor

Chemical signals (both volatile and non-volatile) by herbivores, natural enemies, plants, and associated microorganisms and insects; beneficial soil microbes; improving crop production; alleviating drought stress; sustainable pest management; using model tritrophic systems

Xuguo (Joe) Zhou

Professor; Kearns, Metcalf and Flint Endowed Chair

Behavioral- and socio- genomics in eusocial termites; regulatory issues and technical challenges of RNAi-based biopesticides; insect-plant-pathogen multitrophic interactions

Bioinspiration

Marianne Alleyne

Assistant Professor

Bioinspired design

Andrew Suarez

Acting Director, School of Integrative Biology; Professor, Entomology

Ant ecology and behavior; biological invasions

Molecular evolution, biodiversity, and systematics

May R Berenbaum

Head and Professor, Entomology; Swanlund Endowed Chair; Director, Center for Advanced Study

Interactions between insects and plants; herbivores; pollinators; natural communities and agroecosystems

Christopher H Dietrich

Systematic Entomology, Section Leader

Insect systematics; evolution, biodiversity, and conservation of leafhoppers and related insects

Dominic Evangelista

Assistant Professor

Tropical insect biodiversity; molecular systematics; phylogenomics; bioinformatics; evolutionary history; cockroaches; evolution of wings and other phenotypes

Kevin Paul Johnson

Principal Ornithologist

Coevolutionary history of birds and ectoparasitic lice

Aron Katz

Research Biologist, US Army Corps of Engineers, Affiliate, Entomology

Molecular ecology; subterranean biology; evolution; systematics; molecular tools for wildlife management and conservation (e.g., environmental DNA analysis, DNA barcoding, phylogenetics, population genetics)

Thomas Christian McElrath

Assistant Research Scientist, Entomology

Insect systematics; beetles

Mary A Schuler

Professor

Molecular biology, biochemistry and genomics; pre-mRNA processing; P450 monooxygenases

Landscape-scale ecology

Brian F Allan

Associate Director for Academic Affairs, School of Integrative Biology; Professor, Entomology

Ecology of infectious diseases

Jason Bried

Assistant Research Scientist, Wetland Ecology

Insect conservation (prioritization, monitoring, vulnerability), metacommunity ecology, odonata; wetlands; bioindicators

Carla E Cáceres

On Sabbatical; Director, School of Integrative Biology and Professor, Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

Population, community and evolutionary ecology; life-history evolution; disease ecology; limnology

Alexandra Nicole Harmon-Threatt

Director of Graduate Studies; Associate Professor, Entomology

Pollination ecology; conservation; restoration

Aron Katz

Research Biologist, US Army Corps of Engineers, Affiliate, Entomology

Molecular ecology; subterranean biology; evolution; systematics; molecular tools for wildlife management and conservation (e.g., environmental DNA analysis, DNA barcoding, phylogenetics, population genetics)

Eric R Larson

Associate Professor

Conservation science; environmental DNA; freshwater ecology; invasive species; species distribution modeling

Brenda Molano-Flores

Principal Research Scientist, Plant Ecology

Plant-insect interactions; reproductive biology of plants; population biology; conservation biology; restoration

Medical entomology and disease ecology

Brian F Allan

Associate Director for Academic Affairs, School of Integrative Biology; Professor, Entomology

Ecology of infectious diseases

Christopher Michael Stone

Medical Entomologist

Ecology of infectious diseases; mosquitos; ticks

Holly C Tuten

Associate Research Scientist, Vector Ecology

Vectors; medical entomology

Agricultural entomology

Kacie Jo Athey

Assistant Professor

Ecology; specialty crops; cicadas

Christopher H Dietrich

Systematic Entomology, Section Leader

Insect systematics; evolution, biodiversity, and conservation of leafhoppers and related insects

Nicholas J Seiter

Assistant Professor

Integrated pest management

Joseph Lee Spencer

Principal Insect Behaviorist

Behavior; ecology; field crop insect pests; beetles

Aquatic entomology

Jason Bried

Assistant Research Scientist, Wetland Ecology

Insect conservation (prioritization, monitoring, vulnerability), metacommunity ecology, odonata; wetlands; bioindicators

Ralph Edward Dewalt

Associate Research Scientist, Aquatic Entomology

Aquatic entomology; Plecoptera; caddisflies

Aron Katz

Research Biologist, US Army Corps of Engineers, Affiliate, Entomology

Molecular ecology; subterranean biology; evolution; systematics; molecular tools for wildlife management and conservation (e.g., environmental DNA analysis, DNA barcoding, phylogenetics, population genetics)

Eric R Larson

Associate Professor

Conservation science; environmental DNA; freshwater ecology; invasive species; species distribution modeling

Jason Lesley Robinson

Associate Research Scientist, Entomology

Biogeography; caddisflies; bumble bees; conservation

Systematics

Jason Bried

Assistant Research Scientist, Wetland Ecology

Insect conservation (prioritization, monitoring, vulnerability), metacommunity ecology, odonata; wetlands; bioindicators

Ralph Edward Dewalt

Associate Research Scientist, Aquatic Entomology

Aquatic entomology; Plecoptera; caddisflies

Aron Katz

Research Biologist, US Army Corps of Engineers, Affiliate, Entomology

Molecular ecology; subterranean biology; evolution; systematics; molecular tools for wildlife management and conservation (e.g., environmental DNA analysis, DNA barcoding, phylogenetics, population genetics)

Eric R Larson

Associate Professor

Conservation science; environmental DNA; freshwater ecology; invasive species; species distribution modeling

Jason Lesley Robinson

Associate Research Scientist, Entomology

Biogeography; caddisflies; bumble bees; conservation