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Entomology

Field Description

Excellent facilities for laboratory and field studies include the outstanding Entomology Library and a renowned insect collection on the Cornell campus. The Boyce Thompson Institute at Cornell and the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station at Geneva are outstanding research facilities.

For doctoral degree candidates, a prescriptive academic review is required and is usually held during the first year. The qualifying examination should be taken by the fifth semester.

Contact Information

Website: http://www.entomology.cornell.edu
Email: st342@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-6198

2134 Comstock Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Entomology

  • acarology
  • apiculture
  • applied entomology
  • aquatic entomology
  • biological control
  • general entomology (minor)
  • insect behavior
  • insect biochemistry
  • insect ecology
  • insect genetics
  • insect morphology
  • insect pathology
  • insect physiology
  • insect systematics
  • insect toxicology and insecticide chemistry
  • integrated pest management
  • medical and veterinary entomology

Faculty

Arthur M Agnello

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: applied entomology; insect toxicology and insecticide chemistry; integrated pest management
  • Research Interests: integrated pest management; tree-fruit insects; extension entomology

Anurag Agrawal

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: insect behavior; insect ecology
  • Research Interests: insect ecology; insect behavior

Gary W Blissard

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: insect biochemistry; insect pathology
  • Research Interests: virology; insect pathology; molecular biology

Nicolas S Buchon

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: general entomology; insect genetics; insect physiology; medical and veterinary entomology

Bryan Nicholas Danforth

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: insect behavior; insect ecology; insect morphology; insect systematics
  • Research Interests: morphology, molecular systematics and evolution of bees; social evolution; behavioral ecology; pollination biology

Jason Dombroskie

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Entomology: general entomology; insect morphology; insect systematics
  • Research Interests: insect systematics, general entomology, insect morphology

Angela E. Douglas

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: insect biochemistry; insect physiology
  • Research Interests: insect symbioses; insect nutrition; insect immunity

Cole Gilbert

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: general entomology; insect behavior; insect physiology
  • Research Interests: insect physiology; sensory systems; neural basis of behavior

Ann E Hajek

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: applied entomology; biological control; insect ecology; insect pathology; integrated pest management
  • Research Interests: insect pathology; biological control; ecology

Laura C Harrington

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: insect ecology; medical and veterinary entomology
  • Research Interests: medical entomology; mosquito biology; vector-borne disease ecology

Michelle L Heck

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: general entomology; insect genetics; integrated pest management
  • Research Interests: vector-borne pathogens, vector biology, plant-insect interactions, citrus greening, psyllids, aphids, whiteflies, proteomics, mass spectrometry, protein interactions

Tory Hendry

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: insect genetics; insect pathology; insect physiology
  • Research Interests: insect-microbe interactions

Michael P Hoffmann

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: biological control; insect ecology; integrated pest management
  • Research Interests: integrated pest management of vegetable crops; sustainable agriculture

Ronald Raymond Hoy

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: general entomology; insect behavior
  • Research Interests: animal communication; behavioral genetics; neural development

Brian Paul Lazzaro

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: insect genetics; insect pathology
  • Research Interests: insect population genetics; insect immune defenses; molecular evolution; insect pathology

James Kenneth Liebherr

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: insect morphology; insect systematics
  • Research Interests: systematics; biogeography; revisionary taxonomy

Charlie E. Linn

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: applied entomology; insect behavior; insect ecology; insect genetics; insect physiology
  • Research Interests: chemical ecology; pheromone communication; neuroethology; insect behavior

Gregory M. Loeb

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: applied entomology; biological control; insect ecology; integrated pest management
  • Research Interests: ecology; integrated pest management; viticulture

John E Losey

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: applied entomology; biological control; insect behavior; integrated pest management
  • Research Interests: applied entomology; biocontrol; insect behavior; insect and ecology; integrated pest management

Scott H. McArt

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: general entomology; insect ecology
  • Research Interests: Chemical ecology; Insect-plant interactions; Pollination biology

Lindsey Ryan Milbrath

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: biological control; integrated pest management
  • Research Interests: biological control; integrated pest management; biological and integrated control of invasive plants

Corrie Saux Moreau

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: general entomology; insect behavior; insect ecology; insect morphology; insect systematics
  • Research Interests: evolution and ecology of insects, molecular systematics and phylogenetics, biogeography, insect associated microbes

Brian A Nault

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: insect ecology; integrated pest management
  • Research Interests: landscape ecology; insect-transmitted viruses; population ecology; arthropod pest management in vegetable crops; native pollinators

Jan Peter Nyrop

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: applied entomology; biological control; insect ecology; integrated pest management
  • Research Interests: insect population ecology; biological control; computer application in pest management

Patrick Michael O'Grady

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: insect systematics
  • Research Interests: phylogeny and taxonomy of Diptera: Drosophilidae; insect evolution

Katja Poveda

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: applied entomology; insect behavior; insect ecology
  • Research Interests: landscape ecology; ecology of cropping systems; plant-insect interactions; agroecology

Alison G Power

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: biological control; insect behavior; insect ecology; integrated pest management
  • Research Interests: agricultural ecology; ecology of cropping systems; ecology of insect vectors

Robert A. Raguso

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: insect behavior
  • Research Interests: chemical communication between flowers and their pollinators; floral chemistry; insect behavior; sensory systems

Linda Susan Rayor

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: insect behavior
  • Research Interests: spider and insect behavior; behavioral ecology; arachnology

Robert D. Reed

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: insect genetics; insect morphology
  • Research Interests: evolution and development of butterfly wing patterns;strong organismal focus on insects - specifically Lepidoptera;insect biodiversity

John P Sanderson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: applied entomology; biological control; general entomology; insect ecology; integrated pest management
  • Research Interests: floricultural entomology; integrated pest management; biological control

Jeffrey Graham Scott

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: insect biochemistry; insect genetics; insect physiology; insect toxicology and insecticide chemistry
  • Research Interests: insecticide resistance and mode of action; population genetics; evolutionary biology; gene regulation

Thomas Dyer Seeley

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: apiculture; insect behavior; insect ecology
  • Research Interests: social behavior; behavioral ecology; evolution of social systems

Anthony M Shelton

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: applied entomology; biological control; general entomology; insect ecology; integrated pest management
  • Research Interests: biology, ecology, and management of insect pests on vegetable crops

Elson Shields

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: applied entomology; biological control; general entomology; integrated pest management
  • Research Interests: integrated pest management; population ecology; computer applications in agriculture; aerobiology

Jennifer S. Thaler

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: insect ecology
  • Research Interests: insect ecology

Saskya D. Van Nouhuys

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: biological control; general entomology; insect behavior; insect ecology
  • Research Interests: Population ecology, behavioral ecology, multitrophic level interactions, host-parasitoid interactions

John D Vandenberg

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: biological control; insect pathology
  • Research Interests: biological control; insect pathology

Ping Wang

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: insect biochemistry; insect genetics; insect pathology; insect physiology
  • Research Interests: insect biochemistry and molecular biology; molecular basis of insect-plant and insect-pathogen interactions

Kyle G. Wickings

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: insect ecology
  • Research Interests: soil arthropod ecology, turfgrass entomology,soil biogeochemistry, feedbacks between soil arthropod communities and ecosystem processes/services.

Stephen Paul Wraight

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: biological control; insect pathology; integrated pest management
  • Research Interests: insect pathology; biocontrol; integrated pest management