Aaron S. Weed

 

Research Expertise

Insect Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Invasion Ecology, Biological Control, Forest Health, and Climate Change


Research Interests

I am interested in the processes (ecological, biological, and abiotic) that affect the distribution and abundance of populations in space and time. I am especially interested in studying how variation in weather and forest community structure affects forest pest population dynamics across landscapes and to better understand how forest health is affected under climate change. Read more about my research interests here and about recent projects here.


My main research goal is to improve our basic understanding of cross-scale drivers of populations that are consequential to natural resource management (e.g., forest insects, invasive insects and plants). I am also interested in developing and implementing safe, effective biological control strategies into natural resource management.

Recent Research Projects


Population Ecology

  1. - Forest insect population dynamics

  2. Climate effects on forest pests

  3. Winter cold and mountain pine beetle outbreaks

  4. Geographic variation of bark beetle-clerid dynamics in the southeastern US

  5. Adelgid population dynamics


Past research projects

Invasion ecology and biological control

  1. - Linaria dalmatica biological control


  1. - Biological control of Vincetoxicum spp. (swallow-worts)

Contact Information

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Department of Biological Sciences

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755 


E-Mail: aaron.s.weed@dartmouth.edu

Website: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~asweed/

Phone: 571-279-5824

Education

Ph.D. Environ. Science

Univ. of Rhode Island (2010)


M.S. Entomology

University of Florida (2003)


B.S. Biology

University of Maine (2001)


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