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 Cornell AgriTech 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

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Subject and Degrees

Entomology

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

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.

Denis S Willett

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Entomology: insect ecology
  • Research Interests: chemical ecology, sensor technology, digital agriculture

Stephen Paul Wraight

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