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Pollinating Insect-biology, Management, Systematics Research
Cox-Foster, Diana
Research Leader
Diana.Cox-Foster@ars.usda.gov
(435)797-0530
USDA-ARS-PWA Pollinating Insect-Biol., Mgmt. Syst.
UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, DEPT. BIOLOGY, UMC5310
LoganUT84322

Mission:
The mission of the Pollinating Insect-Biology, Management, Systematics Research unit is the development of non-Apis bees and enhancement of the role of native species in the pollination of annual, perennial, greenhouse, and nursery crops while maintaining environmental quality. Such bees include, but are not limited to, mason bees, leafcutting bees, and bumble bees. Research emphases include the development and improvement of commercial management systems (including pest and disease control and diagnosis), biology and natural history that relates to bee management, pollination for crop production, conservation and ecology, and taxonomy and systematics. The primary goals are to quantify pollinator populations over time, to investigate factors impacting pollinators, to improve pollinator availability, and to understand better how bee population size and density affect crop pollination. Critical to this mission is determining how pathogens and parasites, pesticides, and floral resource diversity and availability affect all pollinators. Evaluating and conserving wild bee diversity are equally important to preserve environmental quality and pollination services.

  Pacific West Area
    Logan, Utah
      Pollinating Insect-biology, Management, Systematics Research
People:
Anderson, Alan
(435) 797-0581

Biological Science Aid
Boyle, Natalie
(435) 797-2588

Entomologist
Cane, James Jim
(435) 797-3879

Research Entomologist
Covert, Michelle
(435) 797-2524

PROGRAM SUPPORT ASSISTANT (OA)
Cox-Foster, Diana
(435) 797-0530

Research Leader
Frehner, Ethan
(435) 797-2526

Biological Science Aid
Griswold, Terry
(435) 797-2526

Research Entomologist
Hanson, Jenna
(435) 797-8011

Biological Science Aid
Hazlett, Leah
(435) 797-2524

Biological Science Aid
Hillman, Allison
(435) 797-7151

Biological Science Aid
Huntzinger, Craig
(435) 797-8011

Biological Science Technician
Ikerd, Harold
(435) 797-2522

Biological Science Lab Technician
Jarvis, Hannah
(435) 797-0581

Biological Science Aid
Jenkins, Braden
(435) 797-3879

Biological Science Aid
Klinger, Ellen
(435) 797-8011

Biological Science Lab Technician
Klomps, Ellen -
(435) 797-2512

Biological Science Technician (Insects)
Knoblett, Joyce
(435) 797-7013

Physical Science Technician
Lindsay, Tien
(435) 797-7013

Biological Science Aid
Love, Byron
(435) 797-1752

Biological Science Technician (Insects)
Meatoga, Penina
(435) 797-8011

Biological Science Aid
Pitts Singer, Theresa
(435) 797-0581

Research Entomologist
Rozick, Brian
(435) 797-2526

Biological Science Aid
Strange, James Jamie
(435) 797-7151

Research Entomologist
Treasure, Matthew
(435) 797-8011

Biological Science Aid
Tripodi, Amber
(435) 797-7013

Entomologist
Villanueva, Ezti
(435) 797-2524

Biological Science Aid
Wardell, Teresa
(435) 797-0581

Biological Science Aid
Last Modified: 8/27/2016
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