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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Blue Hens gain hands-on experience in insect identification: youtube.com/watch?v=13-o5Yjt2q4

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Kyle McCarthy Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology

Dr. McCarthy applies advanced resource selection models and population abundance models to rare and elusive species.

Latest News

  • A cicada in Delaware


    June 07, 2021 | Written by Katie Young
    It’s the roaring twenties again — at least if you live in New Castle County. This summer, residents of northern Delaware will listen to the hip new sound of Brood X, the latest emergence of periodical cicadas that only occurs every 17 years.
  • Why the next big gardening trend is taking a cue from local biodiversity

    June 03, 2021 | Written by Nadia Hassani of Salon.com
    Here are the scientific reasons why native plants are decidedly better than non-natives: Natives support biodiversity and wildlife by providing food, shelter, and breeding locations.
  • What to Know About the Brood X Cicadas Emergence in Delaware

    June 01, 2021 | Written by Meg Ryan of Delaware Today
    The periodical cicadas known as Brood X have begun their emergence. Brian Kunkel, Ornamentals Integrated Pest Management Extension Specialist says he’s already spotted some near his Newark home.

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