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The Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison is a world-class graduate training and research institution committed to advancing research in insect biology in both basic and applied contexts. 

We offer an MS and Ph.D. degree (ranked in the top 5 nationally) in Entomology and an undergraduate major. 

Our 15 faculty members along with our graduate students, postdoctoral associates, affiliated and emeritus professors offer a dynamic and interdisciplinary research and teaching environment to prepare students for a future in entomology.    

The UW Insect Research Collection (WIRC) houses 3,000,000 curated specimens with more than 5,000,000 additional specimens held largely as EtOH bulk samples sorted by project or Order.  The WIRC is the result of nearly 170 years of collecting by amateur and professional entomologists.  Although worldwide in general scope, as the only Wisconsin entomological collection with a largely research-based mission, the WIRC focuses primarily on the entomofauna of Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest & Great Lakes regions.

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Recent Papers

High-resolution food webs based on nitrogen isotopic composition of amino acids. Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1103

2014. A new species of Pseudopyrochroa Pic, 1906 (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae:Pyrochroinae) from the Mae Chaem District, Thailand. Zootaxa 3785: 95-100.
http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3785.1.8
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2014. Potato leafhopper (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) ecology and integrated pest management focused on alfalfa. Journal of Integrated Pest Management 5(1) DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1603/IPM13014

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Faculty Profile

Gene flow, pollination biology and evolutionary biology
Insect Biochemistry and Endocrinology
Landscape ecology, food webs, conservation, biological control
Vegetable crops IPM, insects in relation to plant disease, resistance management
Fruit Crop Entomology/Pollination Ecology research and extension
Population Ecology, Pest Management
Chemical ecology, climate change, trophic interactions, "genes to ecosystems" ecology, bioenergy
Medical Entomology
Forest Entomology, Insect Ecology, Plant-Insect Interactions, Chemical Ecology
Molecular ecology, population genetics, climate change, alpine biology
Cranberry IPM, community ecology, biological control
Turfgrass and Ornamental Entomology Research and Extension
Teaching Entomology, Systematics of Coleoptera
Spatial/temporal statistics with applications in biology, ecology, and environmental sciences

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