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  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Brian L. Strom

Research Entomologist
2500 Shreveport Highway
Pineville
Louisiana
United States
71360

Phone: 318-473-7235
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Current Research

My interests include the broad areas of plant-insect interactions, insect behavior, and the application of basic biological and ecological factors in developing management schemes for forest biota. Currently I have projects to:

  • Examine the effects and heritability of pine resistance traits to bark beetles,
  • Predict southern pine beetle-caused tree mortality in loblolly pine plantations,
  • Evaluate the role of behavior-modifying chemicals in host selection by forest insects,
  • Improve methods for deploying semiochemicals and traps for insect management,
  • Examine the role of visual (and other) cues in host selection by insects,
  • Assess the impacts of habitat on insect host selection behaviors, and
  • To evaluate the effectiveness of tree protectants and improve the methods used in their application and evaluation.

A sampling of my research projects, as they fit into the problem areas of our Research Work Unit, are outlined below.

Ecology and Biology of Bark Beetles and Invasive Insects Management of Bark Beetles and Invasive Insects of Conifers Semiochemical Attractants and Disruptants Damage Prediction Tree Protectants Resource Management and Insect Behavior Detection and Management of Exotic Insects

Education

  • Louisiana State University, Entomology , 2000
  • North Carolina State University, Entomology , 1994
  • University of Wisconsin, Forest Science , 1988

Professional Experience

  • Research Entomologist, USDA Forest Service
    2001 - Current
  • Entomologist, USDA Forest Service
    1991 - 2001

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Last updated on : 07/09/2015