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Aug 082012

Sanford EigenbrodeProfessor of Chemical Ecology
Plant, Soil, and Entomological Sciences

(208) 885-2972



Dr. Sanford Eigenbrode received a BS, MS and PhD from Cornell University. Sanford conducts research on chemical ecology of insects, plant-insect interactions, chemical and structural plant attributes affecting plant-insect and tritrophic interactions, insect behavior, plant surface waxes, with expertise in extraction and analysis of chemicals from plant tissues, scanning electron microscopy, host plant resistance, and integration of host plant resistance into pest management. Interests also include the effects of crop variety and management practice on arthropod communities in agroecosystems. Research in this area includes effects of tillage practices on ground-dwelling insect predators in wheat and pea and in the surrounding landscape. Similar questions are being addressed concerning ant communities in coffee systems in Costa Rica. These last two emphasis areas are part of a larger training and research project funded by NSF/IGERT at the University of Idaho and CATIE in Costa Rica. more info

CRISSP Classes

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Ent WS443: Insect Ecology
Ent ID-J445/ID-J549: Plant-Insect Interactions

 August 8, 2012
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