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Our department offers outstanding academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students preparing for research, teaching, and extension careers in entomology, ecology and wildlife conservation.

Our teaching, research, and extension efforts emphasize whole-organism biology, conservation biology, and the interactions between humans and other species.

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  • Driven To Discover: Ben Sammarco

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | August 20, 2019

    Undergrad looks for ways to improve honey bee disease resistance

  • Scientists who selfie

    Article by Dante LaPenta | June 05, 2019

    Imogene Cancellare investigates public’s view of scientists, science communications on Instagram

  • Teaching the A's and Bees of food

    Article by Lauren Bradford | May 17, 2019

    Information on food production, waste, and healthy eating with Delaware youth

  • Driven To Discover: Ben Sammarco

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | August 20, 2019

    Undergrad looks for ways to improve honey bee disease resistance

  • Scientists who selfie

    Article by Dante LaPenta | June 05, 2019

    Imogene Cancellare investigates public’s view of scientists, science communications on Instagram

  • Teaching the A's and Bees of food

    Article by Lauren Bradford | May 17, 2019

    Information on food production, waste, and healthy eating with Delaware youth

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Faculty Spotlight

Doug Tallamy Professor of Entomology

Dr. Tallamy studies researches how plants that evolved elsewhere impact food webs and biodiversity. He speaks nationwide about his concerns that the approach to gardening must change. He contends the widespread planting of ornamental plants, native to other parts of the world, is creating ecosystem-wide problems.

Spotlights

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Non-native plants in homeowners’ yards endanger wildlife, UD researchers report

Human-dominated landscapes are one of the most rapidly expanding and least-understood ecosystems on Earth. Historically, in urban areas, landowners convert native plant communities into habitats dominated by non-native species. While less susceptible to pest damage and demanding less maintenance, non-native plants are extremely poor at supporting insects — critical food for higher order consumers like birds.

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10 ways to make your yard more friendly to bees and other pollinators 

Even non-gardeners are hearing the message that pollinators are in trouble. rofessor Doug Tallamy tells Penn Live the vast majority of our yards are loaded with grass and a handful of the same non-native plants, ones that are of little value to pollinators.

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