David Crowder

David Crowder Professor Research My research deals with the ecology of arthropod communities. Most of my work is conducted in agricultural systems, at the interface between basic and applied ecology. My interests are broad, currently focusing on five areas: Arthropod natural enemy biodiversity and herbivore control Landscape effects on predator and prey populations Patterns of… » More ...

Walter S. Sheppard

Walter S. Shepard Entomology Department Chair Professor, Graduate Faculty Apiculturist, Thurber Memorial Chair   Areas of Interest Population genetics & evolution of honey bees, insect introductions & mechanisms of genetic differentiation. Dr. Sheppard also heads the Apis Molecular Systematics Laboratory. A video report exploring the impact of pesticides on bee colonies. view Education University of… » More ...

Richard S. Zack

Richard S. Zack Graduate Faculty Professor, Associate Entomologist and Extension Specialist Director of the M. T. James Entomological Collection Areas of Interest Research My research interests are varied but center around insect systematics and entomological diversity as broad fields of exploration - I often refer to this as "ecosystematics." I am interested in the interactions… » More ...

Laura Corley Lavine

Laura Corley Lavine Associate Professor Areas of Interest The development and evolution of adaptive phenotypic plasticity in insects. Education Ph.D. Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky, May 1999 M.S. Department of Biological Sciences, Clemson University, August 1995 B.S. Biology (with a Chemistry minor), Lander University, May 1992 Department of Entomology, Washington State University Pullman, WA… » More ...

John J. Brown

John J. Brown Specialization and Areas of Particular Interest Insect physiologist interested in host/parasite interactions and rearing of lepidopteran hosts and their parasites, and diapause physiology. Toxicologist interested in insect growth regulators that selectively kill target pests without harming beneficial arthropods, especially in aquatic systems. Education B.S. in Forestry, University of Missouri 1971 Ph.D. in… » More ...

Jeb P. Owen

  Jeb P. Owen Assistant Professor Areas of Interest Interactions between parasitic arthropods and vertebrate hosts. In particular, the mechanisms of host location and selection by parasites and the role of host immune responses in shaping the population dynamics of parasites. These interests are focused on identifying critical factors in the transmission of pathogens by… » More ...

Carol M. Anelli

Professor Areas of Interest Current areas focus on the history of entomology and evolutionary thought, teaching of evolution, scientific literacy, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.  Other research areas include insect physiology and assessment of student learning. Education B.A. Biology, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT (1975) M.S. Entomology, University of Illinois at… » More ...

William E. Snyder

  William E. Snyder Professor Areas of Interest Biodiversity conservation, sustainable agriculture, agriculture and human health, predator-prey interactions, community ecology. Education Ph. D. University of Kentucky, Entomology, May 1999 M. S. Clemson University, Zoology (Ecology), August 1995 B. A. University of Delaware, Biology, January 1992 Current Funding 2015-2020       WE Snyder et al. (with 16 co-PIs),… » More ...