Associate Professor of Entomology and Extension Specialist, Pennsylvania State University

We study relationships among plants, insect herbivores, and natural enemies to understand factors that regulate populations of herbivorous insects. We are interested in both plant- and natural-enemy-mediated factors and how they influence insect behavior, community composition, and herbivore mortality. Our long-term goal is to exploit the ecology/biology of our study organisms to provide strategies and tactics for more sustainable insect pest management.

Education
B.S. - Bates College, 1992
M.S. - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999
Ph.D. - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Entomology and Extension Specialist, Pennsylvania State University