As of July 2016, I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at
Oregon State University

I recently completed a PhD working with Emily Minor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I completed a Masters in Entomology with Russ Groves at the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelors in Biology at Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York-Lehman College. 

My research interests include insect ecology, pollinators, and predator-prey interactions. I have experience in researching and developing Integrated Pest Management practices in cucurbits and brassica. My studies in urban neighborhoods investigated how characteristics of the urban landscape impact bees and their subsequent visits to native wildflowers and managed crops. I've recently completed a study on biological control of cabbage worms and natural enemies in urban agriculture. I intend to defend my dissertation in May 2016. 

For a copy of my CV (updated 12/15), please click the CV link at the bottom of the page.

Twitter - @DLoEnto

Flowers in the city thrive in atypical places

                                                      Sampling for aquatic insects in the Bronx River