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Welcome to the University of Arkansas Forest Entomology web page. Our lab members have worked on a variety of projects over the years, but the overarching theme is forest insect ecology. Our current research projects include 1) Monitoring and assessment of Ips bark beetle populations in the southeast, 2) Sirex nigricornis ecology and life table development, and 3) Monochamus wood borers; trapping, ecology, and role in bark beetle populations. Previous research projects have examined ecology of red oak borers in oak-hickory forests; southern pine beetle population dynamics, host resistance and role of natural enemies. Additional research has targeted impacts of gypsy moth eradication on non-target insects and birds, Nantucket pine tip moth, Pales weevil and periodical cicadas.

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