ABOUT ME

With Dylan Parry at SUNY-ESF, I continue to examine the repurcussions of gypsy moth in North America.  I am currently investigating parasitism of the rogue biological control agent, Compsilura concinnata, on native silk moths, and what forest community factors contribute to Compsilura distributions. I also regularly contribute to the popular entomology Facebook page, Relax. I'm an Entomologist.

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

2015 - Present

State University of New York - College of Environmental Science and Forestry

PhD: Environmental and Forest Biology - Entomology

2010 - 2013

University of Virginia

MS: Environmental Science - Ecology

2005 - 2009

University of Chicago

AB: Biology - Ecology

Community Ecology

What determines the composition of moth species in forests?

Parasitioid Ecology

Specifically, to what extent tri-trophic interactions affect parasitoid populations.

Invasive Species Interactions

How does the ecosystem change with the introduction of novel species?

Science Communication on Social Media

It's the 21st-century!  How are we changing the teaching and consumption of new knowledge? 

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