Entomology Stridulations: Autumn 2022

The summer and autumn are often referred to as a “growing season” and our department certainly took advantage of this time.  We grew our faculty and staff, expanded laboratory and research capacity, and transitioned our collaboration with the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic to Wooster. Construction begins soon to welcome our departmental USDA-ARS colleagues to the Wooster Science Building.

Newsletter Editor: Erin Parker

Department Announcements

  1. We expanded our faculty by hiring two forest entomologists. Kayla Perry, PhD, started in August 2022 and is based on the CFAES Wooster campus.

Awards and Honors

  1. Bold indicates current department member or student. *Indicates former PhD/MS student, post-doc, visiting scholar, or undergraduate advised by CFAES Department of Entomology faculty.

Graduate Student Next Steps

  1. Master of Science, Entomology

    Kyle Akred, Advisor: Tilmon. "Determining the Relationship Between Asiatic Garden Beetle Grub Density and Damage to Field Corn"
    Next Steps: Kyle is moving on to a laboratory position with BASF in his home state of Michigan.

Outreach Highlights

  1. Contributed by Jeni Ruisch, program director, Insectary and BUGmobile

  2. Contributed by Jeni Filbrun, program manager, United Titanium Bug Zoo

  3. Contributed by Denise Ellsworth, program director, Pollinator Education

Publications and Courses

  1. Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

    Bold indicates current department member or student. *Indicates former PhD/MS student; post-doc; visiting scholar; or undergraduate, advised by CFAES Department of Entomology faculty.

Featured Project

  1. Research Focus: Metal contamination threatens bumble bee foraging efficiency in cities

    Sarah Scott, Frances Sivakoff and Mary Gardiner

Entomology Student Groups

  1. Contributed by Matthew Semler, Chrysalis President

  2. Contributed by Erick Martinez Rodriguez, EGSA president

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