Eric earned his PhD from Penn State in May 2014 and started working for the EPA.
Ian earned his PhD from Penn State in August 2015 and started working as a postdoc in the lab Larry Godfrey at UC-Davis.
I worked as a Research Technologist with Kevin Rice. Primarily, I assisted on several projects to further our understanding of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug ecology by focusing on its behavior in agricultural systems. I like to run.
I am interested in the relationships between agricultural pests and their arthropod predators as well as insect-plant interactions in sustainable farming systems. My research goals are to assess slug population density and movement which could aid farmers in preventing crop damage. I am also interested in investigating plant defense mechanisms against slugs as well as the ecology of fear in slugs.
I earned my PhD in Ecology from Penn State in August 2015, am staying at Penn State as a postdoc. I am interested in the chemical ecology of plant-insect interactions, and especially how plants defend themselves against insect herbivores.
I investigate interactions among invasive species, native plants and arthropods. I’m primarily interested in how plant defenses affect invasive herbivore host-plant choice and fitness.