Department: Land Resources & Environmental Sciences
University System: Montana State University - Bozeman
My research focuses on sustainable management of agricultural pests. Processes I am interested in are biological control, host plant resistance, and chemical ecology. The key pest I work on is the wheat stem sawfly, which cannot be managed using conventional agricultural inputs. Thus concepts like refugia, host suitability, and landscape patterns are all of interest.
Plant chemical ecology, particularly secondary metabolites that serve as attractants for pollinators, as well as anti-herbivore and anti-pathogen compounds are also a major area of interest