Natural resources and biodiversity

Student looking at insect in waterSupporting natural resources and biodiversity. MSU entomologists examine interactions in nature from microbes that mediate insect fitness and community dynamics to how landscape design affects insect populations. Questions such as how human and natural disturbances impact ecosystem dynamics and biodiversity are central to our research, teaching and outreach programs. View a gallery of images.

Note to prospective graduate students: Assistant, Associate and full Professors serve as graduate student major advisors. Professor Emeriti (retired professors), Adjunct Professors and Academic Specialists may serve on graduate student committees.

Aquatic entomology

Ecology, behavior and spatial dynamics of insects or nematodes

Forest entomology

Adjunct faculty, USDA Forest Service North-Central Research Station

Insect systematics and biodiversity

Adjunct curators

  • Charley Chilcote, Adjunct Curator
  • Elwin Evans, Adjunct Curator
  • John Fricke, Adjunct Curator
  • Ralph Gorton, Adjunct Curator
  • Jiri Hulcr, Adjunct Curator
  • Eric Metzler, Adjunct Curator
  • Ron Priest, Adjunct Curator
  • Sarah Smith, Adjunct Curator
  • Franklin West, Adjunct Curator
  • John Wilterding, Adjunct Curator
  • James Zablotny, Adjunct Curator

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) research/extension programs

Molecular entomology

Pollination and pollinator health