Rea Manderino

Ecologist by training, entomologist at heart, I research the effects of gypsy moth presence in the eastern forests of the United States.  

I practice the art of science communication on Facebook via the popular entomology page, Relax, I'm an Entomologist.

2017 Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting
November 5 - 8, 2017
Denver, CO


2018 Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting
August 5 - 10, 2017
New Orleans, LA


Working with Kyle Haynes at the University of Virginia, I investigated the effects of past gypsy moth defoliation and insecticide treatments on native forest moth diversity and abundance.

In Greg Dwyer's lab at the University of Chicago, I modeled gypsy moth mortality based on virulence in the gypsy moth nuclear polyhedrosis virus (LdNPV).