Social Insects and Pollinator Biology

ABOUT:

The LSU Department of entomology has several full time and adjunct faculty working in the area of social insects and pollinator biology.  Research projects include those studying termite biology and control, honey bee biology, genetics, and physiology, and the effects of pesticides on honey bees.

 

 

RELEVANT COURSES:

ENTM 4001 - Household and Structural Entomology

ENTM 4002 - Insect Biology (cross listed w BIOL)

ENTM 4011 - Biology and Management of the Honey Bee

ENTM 4016 - Introduction to Insect Physiology

ENTM 4100 - Insect Behavior

ENTM 7008 - Special Topics in Entomology

ENTM 7015 - Insect Pathology and Biological Control

ENTM 7017 - Introduction to Insecticide Toxicology

 

 

 

FACULTY WITH RESEARCH INTERESTS IN SOCIAL INSECTS AND POLLINATORS

Kristen Healy - Studies the effects of pesticides on honey bees

Gregg Henderson - Urban entomology and formosan subterranean termites

Claudia Husseneder - Research on gut symbionts in termites

Jim Ottea - Insecticide Toxicology

Daniel Swale - Insect Physiology

Kate Aronstein (Adjunct) - Research Molecular Biologist, USDA Bee lab

Lanie Bourgeios (Adjunct) - USDA Bee lab

Robert Danka (Adjunct) - USDA Bee lab

Thomas Rinderer (Adjunct)- USDA Bee lab

Yu Cheng Zhu (Adjunct) - USDA -ARS, Research Entomologist