Affiliates and Centers

Harsh Bais and Connor Sweeney in the lab plant discover

Diversifying opportunity

Partnerships through centers and various collaborative programs allow our department to grow and enhance research. Laboratories provide additional opportunity to expand and diversify research mechanisms while also allowing the integration for both undergraduate and graduate students to get involved.

The UD Apiary is home to twenty-two hives translating to some 1.3 to 2.2 million honey bees, providing pollination services to the surrounding fields and gardens.
The goal of the FRAME is to provide useful recommendations for improving ecosystem function, with an emphasis on ecosystem services.
The focus of MAAREC research has been on the identification of alternatives to chemical controls and promotion of less reliance on chemical pesticides for mite control.
The University of Delaware and Mt. Cuba Center have entered into a new research collaboration to assess the ecological value of native plants, and determine if insects are more attracted to ‘store bought’ native plants or plants that grow in the wild.
A planthopper is any insect in the infraorder Fulgoromorpha within the Hemiptera. The intent of the site is to provide an updated overview of the current taxonomy and nomenclature of planthoppers north of Mexico, including photos of representatives of all genera within the study area.
This is an analytical laboratory that primarily supports the research projects of department personnel and other University researchers.