I am a 4th year student majoring in Zoology at the University of Guelph. My interests lie in entomology, including all aspects such as, IPM, curation, conservation, and research. My current project is on Ambrosia Beetles, a pest of growing interest in high density apple orchards.
I graduated from the University of Guelph with a B.Sc. Honours in zoology. For the Summer of 2016 I am working on a field study with alfalfa leafcutter bees. I hope to be starting my M.Sc. in Dr. Scott-Dupree's lab in September 2016 working on toxicological studies involving the alfalfa leafcutter bee. I have a lifelong passion for entomology which i hope to follow into integrative pest management or rearing insects for human consumption.
Tyler is a research assistant in Dr. Scott-Dupree’s lab in the School of Environmental Sciences. He is specifically involved with projects involving the development of risk assessment methodology for the common eastern bumblebee (Bombus impatiens), and the efficacy of insecticides to control the invasive insect pest, the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys). He completed his B.Sc. in Toxicology at the University of Guelph in 2016, and hopes to pursue a M.Sc. in the coming year with a focus in ecotoxicology specific to distribution and risk assessment in aquatic or agricultural environments.