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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
Katie Billé

Catherine Billé

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
Sherman Roberts

Sherman Roberts

Research Technician
Bernard Sweeney, Ph.D.

Bernard Sweeney, Ph.D.

Distinguished Research Scientist

Entomology News

A close view of green-dyed road salt on a walking path in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Who Can You Trust? Stroud Center Scientist Testifies on Threats of Road Salt to Fresh Water
The invitation came on the heels of the Stroud Center sharing data with the Philadelphia Inquirer underlining the gravity of the road salt crisis as it affects clean fresh water.
A metal scoop full of road salt being sprinkled on pavement.
Over-Seasoned: Our Taste for Salt is Killing Our Freshwater Ecosystems
The intense use of salt is now threatening our streams and rivers, marshes and ponds, and even groundwater — freshwater resources that were never meant to be so salty.
The Bug Whisperer: Dave Funk Decodes Mysteries of Mayflies and Other Clean-Water Lovers
The Bug Whisperer: Dave Funk Decodes Mysteries of Mayflies and Other Clean-Water Lovers
Funk's insatiable curiousity has served him well during 45 years as a instrumental player on landmark freshwater studies at the Stroud Center.
Katie Billé working with a composite macroinvertebrate sample next to a stream.
What Do Yoga, Creek Swimming, and Mystery Author Agatha Christie Have in Common?
Katie Billé left the Stroud Center to pursue a graduate degree in aquatic ecology. With that goal completed, she has returned for a second go at her dream job.
Four scientists collect simulated rainfall from soil in a cornfield in White Clay Creek watershed.
Saving Streams With Good Science
Building trust in the scientific process starts with communicating our research to non-scientists. To that end, our scientists share snapshots of three long-term experiments.
2021 entomology summer intern group photo.
Meet Our 2021 Summer Interns
Our summer internship program, now in its 49th year, has ushered through hundreds of interns seeking meaningful learning experiences.