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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Jeffrey Buler Wildlife Ecology

Dr. Buler studies radar aeroecology, avian ecology and migration, landscape ecology, and conservation biology.

Latest News

  • Bee on a sunflower

    Scientists decry death by 1,000 cuts for world’s insects

    January 12, 2021 | Written by Associated Press
    The world’s vital insect kingdom is undergoing “death by a thousand cuts,” the world’s top bug experts said.
  • Powerhouse plants

    December 11, 2020 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    Professor of Entomology Doug Tallamy published a new research study in Nature that systematically identifies the most critical plants needed to sustain food webs across the United States.
  • How Non-Native Plants Are Contributing to a Global Insect Decline

    December 06, 2020 | Written by Janet Marinelli at Yale Environment 360
    Recent research provides new evidence that the displacement of native plant communities is a key cause of a collapse in insect populations and is affecting birds as well.

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