My current research program involves multidisciplinary collaborative research with multiple research faculty and undergraduate research assistants. The focus of my research is providing new information on trophic interactions in arthropod communities to aid in integrated pest management programs in agricultural settings and to understand interactions in natural environments.
Intraguild interactions in foliar predatory arthropod communities. Research focused on assessing field rates of intraguild predation in these communities.
Interactions between spiders and carnivorous plants. Multiple on-going research projects headed by Dr. James Krupa in the Department of Biology, University of Kentucky. Primary goals are to document predation events in the field (PCR) and space use of spiders.
Collaborators: Phil Crowley, Sam Gruber, Kevin Hopper, James Krupa
Organic cucurbit production – feasibility of biological control? This multidisciplinary research program is designed to understand cultural practices important for maintaining and promoting effective control of pest insects in organic squash and melon systems.
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