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PLS 3140 | 301-405-3928 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Research: Identifying, testing, and implementing strategies to minimize exposure to pesticides.
UMD Extension Pesticide Education & Assessment Program
PLS 3126 | 301-405-3945 | email@example.com
Research: Evolution of human-vector associations and pest responses to modern agriculture.
Fritz Lab Page
PLS 4142 | 301-405-3957 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Research: Regulation of species interaction and maintenance of biodiversity in ecological communities.
Gruner Lab Page
PLS 3124 | 301-314-1068 | email@example.com
Research: Sustainable agroecosystems and integrated pest management.
Hamby Lab Page
PLS 4132 | 301-405-2401 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Research: Using quantitative and molecular genetics to understand how insects become pests, how they evolve to counter control efforts, and how improve pest management through evolutionary thinking.
PLS 4144 | 301-405-4728 | email@example.com
Research: Determining mechanisms underpinning arthropod responses to habitat manipulation and using this information to enhance the effectiveness of natural enemies, suppress crop pests, and improve marketable crop yields.
Hooks Lab Page
Research: Shark faunas during the Neogene polytaxic maximum (NPM), 26 - 27 million years ago.
PLS 3142 | 301-405-3125 | firstname.lastname@example.org
PLS 4138 | 301-405-3959 | email@example.com
Research: The ecology of insects in the human environment, namely integrated pest management (IPM) of forage crops, understanding ecology of emerging insect pests, and implications of IPM and land use on invertebrates in streams and wetlands.
Lamp Lab Page
PLS 4120 | 301-405-0913 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Research: The extraordinary diversity of herbivorous insects and their interactions with plants, focusing mainly on molecular phylogenetic studies of the Lepidoptera.
Mitter Lab Page
PLS 6117 | 301-405-9780 | email@example.com
Research: The relationships between patterns of biological diversity and the processes that created them in order to develop effective conservation approaches and predict effects of changing these patterns and processes.
Neel Lab Page
UMD Shady Grove Campus | 240-314-6343 |firstname.lastname@example.org
Research: Insect molecular genetics and the development and application of insect genetic technologies to basic and applied problems in insect biology.
O'Brochta Lab Page
PLS 4126 | 301-405-3795 | email@example.com
Research: What controls stream ecosystem structure and function, focusing specifically on restoration ecology and how land use, hydrology, and geomorphology influence the health of running-water ecosystems.
Palmer Lab Page
PLS 4114 | 301-405-3914 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Research: Probing basic mechanisms underlying pattern formation, determination, differentiation, and morphogenesis in animal development, focusing mainly on the ftz Hox gene and its cofactor Ftz-F1.
Pick Lab Page
PLS 3104 | 301-405-8478 | email@example.com
Research: The creation of sustainable landscape systems with minimal dependence on synthetic pesticides through the conservation and enhancement of biological diversity with special emphasis on natural enemy communities.
Bug of the Week
PLS 3132 | 301-405-3922 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Research: Ecology, evolution, and conservation biology.
PLS 3148 | 301-405-3938 | email@example.com
Research: Ecology, diversity, and evolution.
PLS 3156 | 301-405-7664 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Research: Elucidate the roles of natural enemies as they relate to biological control of herbivorous insects in ornamental, turfgrass, and other managed ecosystems.
Shrewsbury Lab Page
PLS 4134 | 301-405-7519 | email@example.com
Research: The evolutionary/functional morphology and phylogeny of arthropods, focusing mainly on the evolution of North American harvestmen, with emphasis on morphological evolution associated with sexual selection.
Shultz Lab Page
PLS 3120 | 301-405-5402 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Research: Understanding the biochemistry and molecular biology of entomopathogenic fungi with the aim of using them as a source of innovation for the agricultural industries.
St. Leger Lab Page
PLS 3158 | 301-405-3942 | email@example.com
Research: Using an epidemiological approach to understand and improve honey bee and other pollinator health, which requires understanding the etiology of individual diseases and large scale monitoring.
Bee Informed Project Page
vanEngelsdorp Lab Page
PLS 3149 | 301-405-8941 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Research: Currently focused on climate change outreach and extension, though previous work focused on insect-plant interactions in the pea aphid system.
Via Lab Page
PLS 3144 | 301-405-7892 | email@example.com
Research: Understanding the fundamental molecular mechanisms that guide the formation and maintenance of the nervous system using the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, as a model system
Wang Lab Page
PLS 3136 | 301-405-3946 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Research: Agricultural Pest Management; Ecology/Biological Control
Barbosa Lab Page
PLS 4182 | 301-405-7524 | email@example.com
Research: Agricultural Pest Management; Ecology/Biological Control; Insect Pathology; Molecular Biology, Physiology, Toxicology, and Molecular Genetics; Pesticide Technology, Assessment, and Policy
Research emphasis: Agricultural Pest Management
PLS 3138 | 301 - 405 - 3920 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Research: Molecular Biology, Physiology, Toxicology, and Molecular Genetics
PLS 3116 | 301-405-3941 | email@example.com
Research: Molecular Biology, Physiology, Toxicology, and Molecular Genetics; Pesticide Technology, Assessment, and Policy
PLS 3146 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Research: Ecology/Biological Control; Evolutionary Biology; Pesticide Technology, Assessment, and Policy; Systematics/Morphology; Urban, Structural, and Green Industries Pest Management
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Pam Biery, Business Coordinator
PLS 4116 | 301-405-3915 | email@example.com
PLS 4116 | 301-405-3916 | firstname.lastname@example.org
PLS 4112 | 301-405-3911 | email@example.com
PLS 4143 | 301-405-8911 | firstname.lastname@example.org
PLS 4116 | 301-405-4338 | email@example.com
PLS 4116 | 301-405-3917 | firstname.lastname@example.org
PLS 4112 | 301-405-3913 | email@example.com
PLS 4176 | 301-405-3799 | firstname.lastname@example.org
PLS 4176 | 301-405-3799 | email@example.com
PLS 3188 | 301-405-2862 | firstname.lastname@example.org
PLS 3154 | 301-717-9524 | email@example.com
PLS 4168 | 301-405-0913 | firstname.lastname@example.org
PLS 3128 | 301-405-3942 | email@example.com
PLS 3160 | 301-405-7947 | firstname.lastname@example.org
PLS 4176 | 301-405-3799 | email@example.com
PLS 3130 | 301-405-0478 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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Rebecca Eckert, PhD student, Lamp Lab
Research: Aquatic ecology & aquatic entomology
Awards: Gahan Fellowship (2015-2017), Charlie Mitter Travel Award (2016), Teaching Achievement Award (2016)
Alexander Forde, PhD student, Gruner Lab, BEES
Research: Community ecology, multi-trophic interactions, ecological effects of biodiversity.
Awards: Charlie Mitter Travel Award (2012, 2014); 2nd Place, Oral Paper Competition, ESA Eastern Branch Meeting (2011); Graduate Student Summer Fellowship (2010); 1st Place, Oral Paper Competition, ESA Eastern Branch Meeting (2010)
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Postdoctoral Research Associates
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Graduate Student Alumni
Grace Anderson, MS, 2017, Shultz Lab
Research: Revision of the North American Harvestman Genus Hadrobunus (Opiliones, Sclerosomatidae)
Awards: Gahan Fellowship (2015, 2016)
Current Position: Coordinator, UMD Insect Camp, University of Maryland Department of Entomology
Olivia Bernauer, MS, 2017, vanEngelsdorp Lab
Research: The Maryland Native Pollinator Survey: combining Citizen Scientists with a specimen collection to determine the floral preferences of Maryland’s native pollinators.
Mercedes Burns, PhD, 2014, BEES, Shultz Lab
Research: Phylogenetic Exploration of Mating System Evolution in the Eastern North American Leiobunine Harvestmen (Opiliones: Sclerosomatidae)
Awards: Charlie Mitter Travel Award (2013); BISI Graduate Program Merit Award (2012); BISI Graduate Program Video Award (2012); NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (2011); 1st Place, Poster Competition, ESA Eastern Branch Meeting (2010); Graduate School Summer Research Fellowship (2010); BISI Graduate Program Service Award (2010); NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2009)
Initial position: NSF Postdoctoral Research Associate, Hedin Lab, San Diego State University
Steve Epting, MS, MEES, Palmer Lab
Research: Using landscape metrics to predict hydrologic connectivity patterns between forested wetlands and streams in a coastal plain watershed.
Current position: Biologist with the EPA Healthy Watersheds Program and National Tribal Nonpoint Source Coordinator
Rosemary Fanelli, PhD, 2016, MEES, Palmer Lab
Research: Effects of urbanization and infiltration-based watershed restoration on the hydro-ecology of headwater streams.
Awards: Drach Mellody Navigator Award (2012)
Current Position: Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Baltimore, MD
Andrew Garavito, MS, 2017, vanEngelsdorp Lab
Research: Pollen Nutrition, Pesticides, and Pathogens: Interactive Effects on Honey Bee Health.
Awards: Gahan Fellowship (2014)
Current position: Faculty Research Assistant, vanEngelsdorp Lab, UMD Department of Entomology
Ryan Gott, PhD, 2016, Lamp/Hawthorne Lab
Research: Tying the molecular to the ecological: Gene expression as a biomarker of exposure in the amphipod Hyalella azteca.
Awards: Charlie Mitter Travel Award (2015); Gahan Fellowship (2012, 2013);
Current position: IPM Specialist, Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, PA
Jessica Grant, MS, 2016, Lamp Lab
Research: Phenology and Cold Tolerance of Megacopta cribraria: An Invasive Soybean Pest at its Northern Limit.
Awards: Steinhauer Teaching Award (2016); Gahan Fellowship (2015, 2016)
Current Position: Insect Zoo and Butterfly Pavilion Contractor, Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of Natural History
Jake Hosen, PhD, 2015, MEES, Palmer Lab
Research: Alterations to headwater stream microbial communities and carbon cycling in response to environmental change.
Awards: Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship (2012)
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University
Cora Ann Johnston, PhD, 2016, BEES, Gruner Lab
Research: Marine community assembly in a dynamic ecotone.
Awards: Graduate School Summer Research Fellowship (2012); Charlie Mitter Travel Award (2012)
Current Position: Post-doctoral Researcher, USGS, Parasite Ecology Lab, University of California, Santa Barbara
Alan Leslie, PhD, 2014, Lamp Lab
Research: The diversity of burrowing benthic invertebrates and their impact on phosphorus dynamics in agricultural drainage ditches
Awards: Ann G. Wyle Dissertation Fellowship (2013); Gahan Fellowship (2011), Teaching Achievement Award (2011); 3rd Place, Oral Paper Competition, ESA Eastern Branch Meeting (2011)
Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Hooks Lab, Entomology Department, University of Maryland
Armando Rosario-Lebron, MS, 2016, Hooks Lab
Research: The effect of barley cover crop residue and herbicide management on the arthropod community in no-till soybeans.
Awards: Award for Excellence in Extension & Outreach (2014); NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2012)
Andrew Sensenig, PhD, 2009, Shultz Lab
Research: Elastic Sclerites and Hydraulics in Arachnid Locomotion
Awards: 2nd Place, Oral Paper Competition, ESA Eastern Branch Meeting (2008); Steinhauer Teaching Award (2003); Gahan Fellowship (2000, 2007)
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Biology, Fresno Pacific University
Christopher Taylor, PhD, 2016, Mitter/Dively Lab
Research: Understanding the Relationship between the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål), and its symbiont, Candidatus Pantoea carbekii, with implications for stink bug management.
Awards: Award for Excellence in Extension & Outreach (2016); Charlie Mitter Travel Award (2014); Gahan Fellowship (2011-2015)
Postdoctoral Research Associate Alumni
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