GANDHI FOREST ENTOMOLOGY LAB

Community and Population Dynamics of Forest Insects in a Changing World

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  MISSION STATEMENT  

Our mission is to elucidate ecological principles underlying the populations and communities of forest insects in temperate ecosytems. We conduct both basic and applied research, train the next generation of forest health specialists, and assist foresters and land-owners with insect pest and conservation issues. We are multi-disciplinary, multi-national, and collaborate with many state and federal agencies across the world.
     
  MAJOR RESEARCH THEMES  


INVASION DYNAMICS OF NON-NATIVE INSECTS

Our lab studies the ecological impacts of non-native forest insects, their interaction with other disturbances, and efficacy of various management techniques.

CHEMICAL ECOLOGY OF FOREST INSECTS

We study multi-trophic insect responses to tree volatlies and insect pheromones in coniferous forest ecosystems.

ABIOTIC DISTURBANCES AND FOREST INSECTS

Forest insects are critical disturbances, and we focus on their community-level interactions with many abiotic and biotic disturbances.

 
 
  RECENT NEWS  

Jenny Staeben (Ph.D.), Kayla Brownell (M.S.), and Derek Robertson (M.S.) successfully graduated in Spring 2014. Congratulations to all!

Ashley Schulz won the prestigious Sigma Xi, Travel-in-Aid Award.

A number of students won awards at the Annual Warnell Banquet.

A paper on siricids has been accepted in the Journal of Economic Entomology.



 

Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
E Green Street, University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, 30602
706-542-2686


University of Georgia
Athens, GA, 30602
706-542-3000


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