Principal Investigator: John O. Stireman III – Associate Professor
Zachary Burington – PhD student
M.S. Clemson Universitykeroplatus at gmail.com
Interests: Insect systematics, Trichoptera (Caddis flies), Keroplatidae (predaceous fungus gnats), and Tachinidae
Check out Zach’s blog, Trichopterology!
Thesis topic: Tritrophic determinants of host plant use in Ecuadorian Altinote species (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)
Thesis topic- Host location and host-associated divergence in parasitoids of the gall midge Asteromyia carbonifera
Drew Sheaffer – Masters student
Thesis topic-Parasitoid diversity and community structure in original and reconstructed prairies
Matt Duncan – Master’s Student (see Matt’s flickr page)
Thesis topic-Behavioral ecology and population genetics of phasiine parasitoids in Ohio.
Alia Eckhardt – undergraduate research assistant and REU recipient