|R Morrison Lab - Robert Grosdidier|
Biological Sciences Aide I
Email: rflgrosd [at] ksu.edu
Robert is a Wildlife and Conservation Biology major and Entomology minor at Kansas State University. His research areas of interest are focused in ecology, primarily at the community and landscape scales. More specifically, he is interested in trophic cascades involving plants, insects, predators, and soil microbes. He is also interested in research related to biodiversity and conservation, including modelling the positive effects of ecosystem services and evaluating the negative effects of climate change on biodiversity. Robert currently works as a Biological Sciences Aide in Dr. Rob Morrison’s lab at the USDA-ARS’s Center for Grain and Animal Health Research in Manhattan, Kansas. His research is focused on finding a behavioral surrogate species for the invasive stored product pest Trogoderma granarium, as well as evaluating the efficacy of different commercial trap types to capture the larvae of Trogoderma spp. Robert plans to use his degree to further our knowledge about the ecological processes that influence community assembly in ecosystems and apply that knowledge to reduce the global loss of biodiversity.