WSU CAHNRS

College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Department of Entomology

About Us

We are a group of students, staff, and faculty that are exploring basic and applied aspects of biology and our chosen field, entomology.  Our outstanding permanent and adjunct faculty, high quality facilities that include an insectary, greenhouses, apiary, well-equipped labs, and the 2.5 million specimen M. T. James Entomological Collection, make WSU an exceptional place to study and conduct research.

Our faculty are housed at the main campus in Pullman, one of our branch campuses in Tri-Cities, and at Research and Extension Centers throughout the state.  The diversity of our faculty, both in terms of geographic distribution and discipline provide students exceptional classroom and research opportunities.  Additionally, we have a group of exceptional affiliate and adjunct faculty, several of which are located at the USDA/ARS Yakima Agricultural Research Lab located in Wapato, Washington, with whom students may study.

The main areas of emphasis of the Department are biologically-based beneficial and pest arthropod management, human and environmental health as they relate to entomological issues, and teaching.

We encourage you to explore your options and opportunities with Entomology at Washington State University.

Three Main Goals

  1. Integrating Biological Control into existing and developing IPM programs
    The faculty directly involved in making this goal a reality are:
    Elizabeth BeersJay Brunner, Laurel Hansen, David Horton, David James, Vince Jones, Peter LandoltLisa Neven, William Snyder, John Stark, Lynell Tanigoshi, Thomas Unruh, Douglas Walsh, and Richard Zack.
  2. Addressing the Pesticide Issues & Questions of our Constituencies
    The faculty directly involved in making this goal a reality are:
    Elizabeth BeersJay Brunner, Catherine Daniels, Allan Felsot, Vince Hebert, David James, Vince Jones, Carol Black, John Stark, Lynell Tanigoshi, and Douglas Walsh.
  3. Providing Quality Education in Basic Life Sciences using insects as a Model Animal System
    The faculty directly involved in making this goal a reality are:
    Laura Corley-Lavine, Laurel Hansen, Peter Landolt, Maciej Pszczolkowski, Lisa Neven, Walter S. Sheppard, John Stark, and Richard Zack.

Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 99164-6382 USA, 509-335-5422, Contact Us
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