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I hold a joint appoint in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management and the Entomology Department and as well as serving as a faculty member in the interdepartmental graduate program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Courses I teach include Plant Protection Using Natural Enemies, Pollination Biology, Forest Insect and Disease Ecology and Principles of Wildlife Conservation. My research program addresses issues of pollinator diversity, pollinator habitat quality and environmental hazards to pollinators in an agricultural setting.
Currently members of my lab are studying pollinator habitat provisioning in the intensively farmed landscape of Iowa through investigations of native bee species use of tallgrass prairie strips within row crops. Also, we are investigating exposure of honey bees foraging on resources potentially contaminated with neonicotinoid contaminated dust generated at the time of planting treated corn seed.