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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
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

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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
Online Atlas of Aquatic Insects Aids Water-Quality Monitoring
Online Atlas of Aquatic Insects Aids Water-Quality Monitoring
A new online field guide promises to be an important tool for monitoring water quality and learning how to correctly ... Read More
Former Intern Deirdre Flemming Is Farming Like a Scientist
Former Intern Deirdre Flemming Is Farming Like a Scientist
“I feel like the farm is our living laboratory, and I look at farming like an entomologist. It’s an integrated ... Read More
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Anaxipha hyalicetra sp. n. (Gryllidae, Trigonidiinae), a new sword-tailed cricket species from Arizona
Cole, J.A., and D.H. Funk. 2019. Journal of Orthoptera Research 28(1):3–9 ... Read More
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Salting for Safety is Taking a Toll
In some areas, salt is necessary for safe winter driving and walking. But we have to decide how much is ... Read More
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Temperature affects acute mayfly responses to elevated salinity: implications for toxicity of road de-icing salts
Jackson, J.K., and D.H. Funk. 2018. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 374(1764) ... Read More
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