Current Lab Members

Dr. Gerhard J. GriesProfessor

NSERC-Industrial Research Chair in
Multimodal Animal Communication Ecology
Dr. forest., Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen (Germany)

I am a genuinely curious fellow and consider it my hobby to run a large and diverse research program with many bright and enthusiastic students.  Other hobbies are wildflower gardening and wildlife photography.

Research Associates

Dr. Santosh Kumar AlamsettiResearch Associate

Syntheses of novel or non-purchasable semiochemicals; development of efficient or large scale syntheses of semiochemicals for applied purposes.

Dr. Stephen (Steve) TakácsResearch Associate

Acquisition and analyses of sonic and ultrasonic sound signals and cues; recordings and analyses of infrared (IR) foraging cues; laboratory and field testing of novel bait technologies.

Regine GriesResearch Associate

Isolation and identification of candidate semiochemicals; electrophysiology; technical assistance in student projects; maintenance of laboratory equipment and vehicles.

Graduate Students

Adam BlakePh.D.

The use of polarized light as a host location and selection cue in phytophagous insects. more...

Michael (Mike) HrabarPh.D.

Life history traits and pheromone biology of Xenos peckii, a strepsipteran parasitoid of the paper wasp Polistes fuscatus. more...

Danielle HoefeleM.P.M.

Foraging behaviour of the European Fire Ant, Myrmica rubra

Asim RenyardPh.D.

Foraging and communication ecology of the Carpenter Ant, Camponotus modoc. more...

Elana VarnerPh.D.

Intra- and interspecies chemical ecology of murine rodents. more...

Andreas FischerPh.D.

The chemical communication in False Black Widow Spiders (Steatoda)

Yonathan UrielM.P.M.

Experimental evolution and comparative transcriptomics in the Green Peach Aphid, Myzus persicae

Warren WongM.P.M.

Foraging Ecology of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys

Elton KoM.P.M.

Mating ecology of Mosquitos

Jaime ChalisseryM.P.M.

Foraging and communication ecology of Fire Ants

Sam MerajM.P.M.

Immune response in Bed Bugs

Stephanie CooperM.P.M.

Host finding cues in the Blacklegged Tick