Insects and Microbes
A world leader in entomology research
The UGA Department of Entomology is ranked No. 8 in the world among university entomology programs (2017, Center for World University Rankings). That ranking rests on the department's well-balanced strengths in basic, applied and directed science. Our deep, diversified team of outstanding scientists across Georgia enables the department to respond to urgent needs, like controlling an outbreak of whiteflies attacking food crops or identifying new pests like kudzu bugs and brown marmorated stinkbugs appearing in fields or ports. While applied scientists work to get the immediate issue under control, basic scientists go to work in the lab to understand the insect biology and seek long-term control solutions. Entomology is an integral part of UGA multidisciplinary teams working to improve agriculture at home and around the world. The unit plays a role in ensuring the success of every area of agriculture but also impacts public health, animal health and environmental health.
Alternative Social Structures and Modes of Reproduction in Fire Ants (2017) Endocrinology of Mosquito Reproduction (2017) Habitat Modification to Enhance Natural Enemies of Squash Bugs (2017) Local and landscape conservation for protecting crops and provisioning biodiversity (2017) Management of overwintering cowpea curculio in southern peas (2017) Parasite-host interactions (2017) Sugarcane Aphid Management on Sorghum (2017) The genetics of social variation in a highly invasive fire ant species (2017) Viral parasite-host interactions (2017)
The strength of the UGA Department of Entomology is the breadth and balance of its programs. View the core areas of research below as well as the faculty whose programs contribute to these areas.
- Agroecosystems, Integrated Pest Management and Applied Ecology
- Apiculture, Biological Control, Conservation and Pollinator Protection
- Insect-Microbial Interactions
- Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Endocrinology and Genomics
- Vector Biology, Livestock and Medical Entomology
- Urban Entomology
- Wetland-Aquatic Entomology
- Evolutionary Biology and Systematics
- Science Literacy and Entomaphagy