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Jim Hanula

James L. Hanula

Research Entomologist (Emeritus)
320 Green Street
United States

Phone: 706-559-4253
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Current Research

● Pollinators in Forests

● Effects of Prescribed Fire and Shrub Removal on Pollinators

● Effect of Chinese Privet and its Removal on Plant and Pollinator Communities

● Forest Condition and Pollinators

● Redbay Ambrosia Beetle (RAB) and Laurel Wilt

● Kudzu Bug

● Biological Control of Chinese Privet

Past Research

● Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

● Effects of Forest Management on RCW Food Availability

● Effects of Fire on Arthropods

● The Role of Dead Wood in Forests

See more research details at my RWU page


  • University of Georgia, Ph.D. Forest Entomology 1983
  • University of Georgia, M.S. Forest Entomology 1981
  • Texas A&M University, B.S. Forest Management 1978

Professional Experience

  • Research Entomologist, USDA-FS-SRS
    1991 - Current
    My research focuses on the functional roles of insects in forest ecosystems and the effects of forest management on them. Recently, I have also worked on invasive insects and plants in southeastern forests.
  • Assistant Entomologist, Connecticut Agric. Exp. Station
    1985 - 1991

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Research Highlights


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 ...


Have Changing Forest Conditions Contributed to Native Pollinator Decline

This study compared bee communities within seven common forest conditions or types on the Oconee National Forest in Georgia. Forest Service rese ...


Heavy infestations of Chinese privet in forests exclude most butterflies

Heavy infestations of Chinese privet, an invasive shrub, to crowd out most other plants in affected forests. . This results in very few butterfl ...


Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Predator Beetle Releases and Recovery Efforts in the North Georgia Mountains.

Eastern hemlock are threatened by the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid. Three predators of this pest were released in North Georgia to combat thi ...


Removing Chinese Privet Benefits Pollinators for up to Five Years.

Results from a study by Forest Service researchers showed that removal of Chinese privet can last at least five years, during which time native ...


Using Predators and Chemicals together to Protect Hemlock Trees.

A non-native insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid, is eliminating an ecologically important tree species, eastern hemlock, from southern Appalachi ...


Last updated on : 12/12/2018