Principal Investigator: John O. Stireman III – Associate Professor
Z.L. “Kai” Burington – PhD student
M.S. Clemson Universitykeroplatus at gmail.com
Interests: Insect systematics, Trichoptera (Caddis flies), Keroplatidae (predaceous fungus gnats), and Tachinidae
Check out Kai’s blog, Trichopterology!
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
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 – Masters Student (see Matt’s flickr page)
Thesis topic-Behavioral ecology and population genetics of phasiine parasitoids in Ohio.
Mohan Dash – Masters student
Thesis Topic: Thailand Tachinids: spatial diversity patterns of parasitoids
Alia Eckhardt – undergraduate research assistant and REU recipient