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Entomology Group

600 400 Stroud Water Research Center

The Entomology Group studies factors that affect the distribution and abundance of aquatic invertebrates, the functional role of invertebrates in stream and river ecosystems, and how these invertebrate communities respond to human activities in temperate and tropical watersheds.

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Entomology Staff

Juliann Battle

Juliann Battle

Research Technician
Michael Broomall

Michael Broomall

Research Technician, Taxonomic Certification Program Coordinator
David Funk

David Funk

Entomologist, Director of Facilities
Adam Gochnauer

Adam Gochnauer

Research Technician
Courtland Hess

Courtland Hess

Research Technician
John Jackson, Ph.D.

John Jackson, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist
Sally Peirson

Sally Peirson

Research Technician
Sherman Roberts

Sherman Roberts

Research Technician
Bernard Sweeney, Ph.D.

Bernard Sweeney, Ph.D.

Distinguished Research Scientist

Entomology News

Photo of the mayfly, Neocloeon triangulifer, by DH Funk
Modeling Mayflies to Understand the Challenges of a Warming Planet
There are some questions too complicated for lab experiments to answer ... Read More
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Space colonization by branching trachea explains the morphospace of a simple respiratory organ
Ruiz-Sobrino, A., C.A. Martín-Blanco, T. Navarro, I. Almudi, G. Masiero, M. Jimenez-Caballero, D.B. Buchwalter, D.H. Funk, J.L. Gattolliat, M.C. Lemos, ... Read More
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Evaluating water quality for Amazonian streams along the Interoceanic Highway in Peru using macroinvertebrates collected by hand and with leaf packs
Sweeney, B.W., J.M. Battle, D.H. Funk, R.W. Flowers, T. Gonzales Ojeda, A. Huamantinco, J.K. Jackson, and M. Arnold. 2020. Limnologica, ... Read More
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Phenological modeling of the parthenogenetic mayfly Neocloeon triangulifer (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) in White Clay Creek
Kolpas, A., D.H. Funk, J.K. Jackson, and B.W. Sweeney. 2019. Ecological Modeling 416, 108892 ... Read More
Video still from Episode 5 of the WHYY "Stories From the Streams" video series
Stories From the Streams: Salty Streams
How salty is too salty? Road salt keeps travelers safe in winter but can pose a serious threat to nearby ... Read More
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Why some mayfly adults are older and larger: photoperiodic induction of larval quiescence
Funk, D.H., B.W. Sweeney, and J.K. Jackson. 2019. Freshwater Science, early online access ... Read More