Principal Investigator: John O. Stireman III – Associate Professor
Current Graduate students
Juan Manuel Perilla-Lopez – PhD student
M.S. South Dakota State University
Interests: Insect systematics and ecology, agronomy, Tachinidae, Cecidomyiidae (gall midges) and their hymenopteran parasitoids
Ari Zakroff – Master’s Student
Interests: Ecology, e.g. tritrophic interactions (e.g., the interplay between plants, insect herbivores, and parasitoids). Impacts of anthropogenic change, such as rising global temperatures and invasive species introductions, on trophic interactions.
Adam Foster – Research volunteer (Diversity and community patterns of native bees)
Marvena Fahmy – Research volunteer (Ladybird beetles)
Joe Wilson – Research volunteer (Robberflies)
We have a PhD student working on winter moth and we have samples of Cyzenis from Europe, Nova Scotia, British Columbia and from Bruce spanworm in MA. Wondering what primers to use, can you suggest one of your papers that has the current primers you are using?