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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UD researcher Jeff Buler protects birds against light pollution: youtube.com/watch?v=Ym9n2gBXLq0

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Michael Crossley Agricultural Entomologist

Dr. Crossley explores the role of rapid evolution in driving pest success and seeks to develop and refine innovative pest management strategies that benefit growers, the environment and society.

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  • Want to become a birder?

    March 16, 2023 | Written by Scott Kirkwood
    In his books “Bringing Nature Home” and “Nature’s Best Hope," Doug Tallamy, a professor of entomology at the University of Delaware, identifies “powerhouse plants”— such as sunflowers in the Mid-Atlantic and native goldenrod just about everywhere — that attract appealing insects like caterpillars.
  • Capturing the moment

    February 17, 2023 | Written by Kate Zincone
    A 2020 graduate of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Patrick Carney double majored in wildlife ecology and conservation and insect ecology and conservation. He now works as an outdoor environmental educator and naturalist at Westmoreland Sanctuary in Mount Kisco, New York.
  • Attract more pollinators with native flowers

    February 03, 2023 | Written by Scott Woodbury of Farm Progress
    Attract more pollinators with native flowers: Doug Tallamy and Kimberly Shropshire record butterfly and moth interactions with native plants. It turns out that some native plants are far better at feeding caterpillars than others.

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