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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.

Looking for macroinvertebrate identification resources?

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
John Jackson, Ph.D.

John Jackson, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist
Kelly McIntyre

Kelly McIntyre

Research Technician
Sally Peirson

Sally Peirson

Research Technician
Sherman Roberts

Sherman Roberts

Research Technician
Photo of Maria Scarborough with mountains in distance

Maria Scarborough

Research Technician
Bernard Sweeney, Ph.D.

Bernard Sweeney, Ph.D.

Distinguished Research Scientist

Entomology News

New Entomologist Cuts Her Own Path
New Entomologist Cuts Her Own Path
A year spent backpacking on the West Coast ignited a passion for fresh water in Maria Scarborough, the newest addition ... Read More
Photo of the Stroud Center's 2018 summer interns
Meet Our 2018 Summer Interns!
The internship experience allows undergraduates to see if they have the passion and fortitude necessary to meet the challenges of ... Read More
Get Your Freshwater Science Taxonomic Certification
Get Your Freshwater Science Taxonomic Certification
Through the accurate and precise identification of these organisms, you will be better prepared to record taxonomic data for biomonitoring ... Read More
Brachycentridae (brachycentrid caddisflies)
#MysteryMacro Quiz Answers
Spoiler alert! These are the ANSWERS for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Facebook #MysteryMacro questions featuring photos by Stroud ... Read More
Isopoda (aquatic sowbugs)
Test Your Skills With the #MysteryMacro Quiz
Want a fun way to learn about freshwater macroinvertebrates? Check out the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission #MysteryMacro quiz featuring ... Read More
Publication title with image of a mayfly
The good, the bad and the lethal: gene expression and metabolomics reveal physiological mechanisms underlying chronic thermal effects in mayfly larvae (Neocloeon triangulifer)
Chou, H., W. Pathmasiri, J. Deese-Spruill, S.J. Sumner, D. Jima, D. Funk, J. Jackson, B. Sweeney, and D. Buchwalter. 2018 ... Read More
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