Graduate Student Dissertation and Thesis Defenses

Adrian Pekarcik's PhD Defense

Doctor of Philosophy, Entomology

Adrian Pekarcik, Advisor: Kelley Tilmon. “Ecology and management of the Asiatic garden beetle, Maladera formosae, in corn-soybean rotated agroecosystems”

Summer 2022 - Tae Lee, Advisor: Larry Phelan. “Behaviorally characterizing chemical cues from wood and nestmates that mediate food discovery in the eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar)”

Dylan Ricke's Thesis Defense
Master of Science, Entomology

Dylan Ricke, Advisor: Reed Johnson. "Assessing the long-term risk posed by metal pollutants on honey bees and their colonies"

Summer 2022 - Karlan Forrester, Advisor: Reed Johnson. “Measuring factors affecting honey bee attraction to soybeans using nectar and bioacoustics monitoring”

Master in Plant Health Management

James Morris: Advisor: Andy Michel. "Assessment of Soybean Insect Populations in Southern Ohio"

James Morris MPHM Seminar