Small insects. Big challenges.
In the forest insect ecology lab, we study how forest insects manifest global change in areas such as invasion biology and climate change. We work on insect challenges to trees and forests that span state, region, national, and international scales.
We currently have an open position for a postdoc to help with emerald ash borer.
News and Events
6 Feb 2024
Packed house at the annual DNR/US Forest Service Forest Health Day in Grand Rapids, where Jess and Grace shared their work. Everyone is hoping that conditions in 2024 fare better than 2023!
2 Feb 2024
'Crootin day! The Entomology Graduate program held its annual recruiting day over Zoom. It's always enjoyable talking to prospective students, some of whom we hope to see on campus for a visit soon!
9 Jan 2024
Emily's working with a collaborator at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC this week, describing and identifying what appears to be a new species of parasitoid from her field work!
8 Jan 2024
Sayesha is presenting a poster on her research plans with spongy moth at the USDA Interagency Research Forum on Invasive Species in Annapolis, MD.
1 Dec 2023
Oh she does so, so much more than budworms. Congrats to Jess, who just won the college graduate student chili cookoff! Bravo!
25 Oct 2023
Welcome to our newest team member, Clarissa, who joins us on the elongate hemlock scale project. As it turns out, she shares a birthday with the PI. Big party next month!
12 Sep 2023
Our newest lab member Sayesha is also giving a presentation today: the Valedictory Address at the MS graduation ceremony for the Erasmus Mundus program in Valencia, Spain!
11 Aug 2023
The lab website is back! Kinda like a cicada. Have we missed anything in the last few years? Bark beetles are still in family Scolytidae, right?
9 Aug 2023
Emily and Rose gave a presentation on insects to a 4H group with our good friend Sabrina from the Heimpel lab. The hissing cockroaches were a big hit.