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Michael Ulyshen

Research Entomologist
320 Green Street
United States

Phone: 706-559-4296

Current Research

●        Emerald Ash Borer Biological Control

●        Role of Insects in Promoting Wood Decomposition and Forest Productivity


See more research details at my RWU page

Research Interests

Species invasions, Novel ecosystems, Decomposition, Biodiversity, Pollination, Conservation


  • University of Georgia, Entomology , 2009
  • University of Georgia, Entomology , 2005
  • Miami University, Zoology , 2002
  • Miami University, Chemistry , 2002

Professional Experience

  • Research Entomologist, USDA-FS-SRS
    2014 - Current

    Major research topics, arranged in chronological order, include:

    1. Impacts of timber harvesting on forest insect communities,
    2. the vertical stratification of forest insect assemblages,
    3. the value of woody debris to arthropod conservation in managed forests,
    4. biological control of the emerald ash borer and
    5. contributions of termites and other wood-feeding insects to decomposition and forest productivity.
  • Entomologist, USDA-FS-SRS
    2010 - 2014
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Ohio State University
    2010 - 2010
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Michigan State University
    2009 - 2010

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Research Highlights


Developing a simple rearing method for Emerald ash borer biological control agents

The emerald ash borer, a buprestid beetle native to Asia, is one of the most ecologically and economically significant invasive forest pests in ...


Forest Bees are More Active in the Canopy Than Near the Ground in the Southeastern U.S.

Results from one of the first studies to investigate how bees are vertically distributed in temperate deciduous forests suggest these insects ar ...


Last updated on : 10/08/2015