PhD Student, Forest Entomology
Advisor: Dr. Scott Salom
Dissertation title: Subterranean survivorship and temperature depended development of Laricobius osakensis (Coleoptera: Derodontidae), a biological control agent against Adelges tsugae (Hemiptera: Adelgidae)
Research interests: My interests lie within the realm of biological control in natural systems. My research is focused on increasing HWA predator populations by understanding how soil factors affect their survivorship. I’m also pursuing the potential for Laricobius to opportunistically consume fungi, during a portion of their life we know little about.
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