Biology and efficiency of native and stocked blueberry pollinators; Small scale rearing
Systematics Position (current vacant)
Evolution, natural history, and classification of important taxonomic arthropod fauna. Biodiversity informatics, especially the development and employment of ontologies in evolutionary biology and the accruement and exchange of natural history collections data.
Forest Entomology Position (currently vacant)
Host/insect interactions of the forest pests in natural stands and plantations. Christmas tree IPM is concerned with the development of cultural practices that will encourage both native and introduced natural enemy populations.
Queen rearing and instrumental insemination. Mating behavior and reproductive success of queen bees. Regulation of pollen foraging. Competition and lethal fighting among virgin honey bee queens.