Aaron S. Weed

 

Research Expertise

Insect Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Invasion Ecology, Biological Control, Population Modeling, 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 and I use a combination of field surveying, experimentation, and modeling in my research. I typically evaluate spatio-temporal patterns of populations in the context of biological control of insects and plants and have done so in a variety of ecosystem types (forest, rangeland, old field). I am particularly interested in the role that climate and landscape variables play in population dynamics across space. 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: 208.301.4805 

Fax: 603.646.1347

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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