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Aug 072012


Associate Professor of Natural Resource Entomology
Plant, Soils, and Entomological Sciences



(208) 885-2722


Dr. Stephen Cook received a BS in Environmental Biology from Heidelberg College, a MS in Entomology from Texas A&M University and a PhD in Entomology from North Caroling State University. Steve’s research is on Forest entomology with emphases on: Chemical and behavioral ecology of insect-tree interactions; Insect population and community dynamics; Impact of invasive species on forest community dynamics; Use of remotely-sensed data for detection and assessment of insect infestations and damage; Biological control of forest insects; Management of selected insect populations. For Steve, forest entomology represents the ideal combination of basic and applied research and Idaho represents an ideal location. Whether they are basic or applied questions, there are many facets of forest entomology that can be addressed within a short drive of Moscow. Currently, one of my primary areas of interest is in developing detection and management strategies for ‘pest’ species (including non-native forest insects such as Balsam Woolly Adelgid).

CRISSP Classes

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FOR 466: Forest Diseases and Insects

FOR 207: Sustainable Forestry

FOR 569: Advanced Forest Entomology

 August 7, 2012