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US Forest Service Research & Development
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  • US Forest Service Research & Development
  • 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, LA 71360
Phone: 318-473-7235


Current Research

My current 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 that: examine the effect of oleoresin flow and chemistry on pine resistance to bark beetles; evaluate the role of behavior-modifying chemicals in host selection by bark beetles; examine the role of visual cues in host selection by bark beetles; relate visual responses of bark beetles to other host selection behaviors; relate fire injury to subsequent bark beetle behavior; and seek to improve our ability to protect trees from bark beetle attack without traditional insecticides.

Education

  • North Carolina State University, M.S. Entomology, 1994
  • University of Wisconsin, B.S. Forest Science, 1988

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Last updated on : 07/10/2013