Dr. Greenwood trapping carrion beetles 2013
I am a broadly trained
Invertebrate Zoologist and Ecologist with interests in Behavioral and Community Ecology of
assemblages of invertebrate organisms. I have worked extensively with
insects, arachnids and nematodes and have a particular interest in those that dwell in the soil. Students in my lab have addressed questions related to the impacts of disturbance on invertebrate communities (i.e. soil-dwelling invertebrates, forage taxa, native pollinators, predators, etc.), food web interactions,
conservation, and arthropod succession in the presence of an introduced resource. Disturbance
may occur naturally in a system or result from agricultural processes such as
tillage, prescribed burning, grazing, soil amendment, development, habitat
fragmentation, compaction or introduction of invasive species. We are
currently heavily involved in research focused on conservation of the federally
endangered American Burying Beetle. Work in the Greenwood lab includes a
heavy emphasis on field ecology and behavioral ecology.If you are interested in
invertebrate field ecology or behavioral ecology and would like to join our
very "student-focused" research team please email me regarding your
Projects currently underway in our lab::
methodologies for long term monitoring of relocation survival and population
density of federally endangered American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus
americanus) in Oklahoma, and Kentucky (duration Sep 2012- Dec 2015). This effort has expanded into a proposed re-introduction of American Burying Beetle into several locations in the eastern United States. Opportunities for research related to the re-introduction effort exist for students interested in conservation, ecology or basic biological questions related to carrion-feeding beetles. Student researchers involved:
Thomas Ferrari, M.S. candidate in Entomology
and Plant Pathology, Oklahoma State University
Kyle Risser, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology and
Plant Pathology, Oklahoma State University
David Kesler, undergraduate researcher,
Biological Sciences Dept., Murray State University
Beetle trappers 2013
Effect of Preferred Arthropod Availability on Bobwhite Quail Nest Site
Selection and Chick Survival (duration: July 2011- Dec 2014): This is a large,
interdisciplinary project involving multiple collaborators and multiple states.
Graduate students working on this project are evaluating the effects of a
variety of factors that impact arthropod community composition within
Beaver and Packsaddle Wildlife management areas of western Oklahoma. Studies
focus on arthropod taxa known to be key forage species for juvenile
quail. Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation. Student researchers
(2012) in Entomology and Plant Pathology: Native pollinator conservation within the Cow Creek remediation project at IERES (Integrated Environmental Research and Education Site)
Recent publications (*publications with students):
*Masloski, K., M. Payton, M. Reiskind, C. Greenwood. 2013. Evidence for diet-driven habitat partitioning
of Melanoplinae and Gomphocerinae grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae) along a
vegetation gradient in a Western Oklahoma grassland. Environmental
Entomology (in review).
Antonenko, P. and C.
Greenwood. 2013. Fostering collaborative problem solving and 21st century
skills using the DEEPER scaffolding framework. Journal of College Science Teaching. Accepted.
*Masloski, K. and C.
Greenwood. 2013. First record of Myrmecophilus nebrascensis
(Orthoptera: Myrmecophilidae) in Beaver
Co., Oklahoma. Journal of Orthoptera
Research. 22(1): 69-71.
*Risser, K. and C. Greenwood. 2013. Entomopathogenic Nematode (EPN)
Prevalence and Diversity Across a State Wide Precipitation Gradient in
Oklahoma. Southwestern Entomologist.
*Jochim, M., C.
Greenwood and K. Risser. 2013.
Impacts of Grazing (Cattle vs. Bison) and Controlled Burning on
Entomopathogenic Nematode (EPN) Prevalence in the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. Southwestern Entomologist. In review.
*Robideau, A., K. Risser and C. Greenwood. 2013.
Prevalence of native entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) in organic versus
conventional wheat and beef production systems in Oklahoma. Southwestern Entomologist. In review.
*Booher, E., C.
Greenwood and J. Hattey. 2012.
Effects of Soil Amendments on Soil Microarthropods in Continuous Maize in
Western Oklahoma.. Southwestern Entomologist. Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 12-20.
*Jones, M. E., Antonenko, P. D., and Greenwood, C. 2012. The impact of collaborative and individualized
Student Response System strategies on learner motivation, metacognition, and
knowledge transfer. Journal of Computer
Assisted Learning. 28(3): 477-487.
*Dubie, T. and C. Greenwood,
C. Godsey and M. Payton. 2011. Effects of tillage on soil microarthropods in
winter wheat. Southwestern Entomologist. 36(1): 11-21.
M., Antonenko, P., Greenwood, C., and
Wheeler, D. 2011. Effects of segmenting, signaling, and weeding on learning
from educational video. Learning, Media,
and Technology. 37(3): 220-235.
Greenwood, C., M.
Barbercheck and C. Brownie. 2011. Short term response of soil
microinvertebrates to application of
entomopathogenic nematode-infected insects in two tillage systems. Pedobiologia.
and E.G. Maurakis. 1998. Breeding Behaviors in Notropis alborus
(Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae). VA Journal of Science 49 (3): 163 -172.
Extension fact sheets
Greenwood C. and
E. Rebek. 2009. Detection, Conservation
and Augmentation of Naturally Occurring Beneficial Nematodes for Natural Pest
Suppression. Oklahoma State University
Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet EPP7670.