GANDHI FOREST ENTOMOLOGY LAB

Community and Population Dynamics of Forest Insects in a Changing World

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  MISSION STATEMENT  

Our mission is to elucidate ecological principles underlying the populations and communities of forest insects in temperate ecosytems. We conduct both basic and applied research, train the next generation of forest health specialists, and assist foresters and land-owners with insect pest and conservation issues. We are multi-disciplinary, multi-national, and collaborate with many state and federal agencies across the world.
     
  MAJOR RESEARCH THEMES  


INVASION DYNAMICS OF NON-NATIVE INSECTS

Our lab studies the ecological impacts of non-native forest insects, their interaction with other disturbances, and efficacy of various management techniques.

CHEMICAL ECOLOGY OF FOREST INSECTS

We study multi-trophic insect responses to tree volatlies and insect pheromones in coniferous forest ecosystems.

ABIOTIC DISTURBANCES AND FOREST INSECTS

Forest insects are critical disturbances, and we focus on their community-level interactions with many other abiotic and biotic disturbances.

 
 
  RECENT NEWS  

A paper on the review of pine decline in the Southeast has been accepted in a journal.

Our Southeast Pine Health Working Group announces a new website. Link to the Website.

Congratulations to Ansley Silva for winning the Elmo Hester Scholarship.

Congratulations to Angela Mech for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation on hemlock woolly adelgid in the southern Appalachians!

Welcome to Jiangming Yao, a Visiting Ph.D. Scholar from China. He will spend a year working on forest health issues in the Southeast.

A paper on the ecological value of native plants for insect herbivores has been published in the journal- Nature: Horticulture Research.

 

Fall Colors of Aspen in Sub-alpine Utah


 

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Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
E Green Street, University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, 30602


University of Georgia
Athens, GA, 30602


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