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S-225 Ag. Sciences Center North
Dr. Michael Sharkey
Accepted for the Masters Program in Entomology
Winter 1993-Winter 1998
Ecole d’Art d’Aix en
Guest student and artist’s assistant at this institute for art and technology, Department of New Media
Fall 1990-Spring 1992
Dr. Michael Sharkey
Development of interactive keys to the Hymenopteran families using D.E.L.T.A. (DEscription Language for Taxonomy). Photograph key characters using Auto-montage by Syncroscopy© and database these characters as part of the Large Scale Phylogenetic Analysis of the Hymenoptera project. Make these keys available on the internet for use by researchers, extension specialists and the community.
Keys are available at: http://www.uky.edu/~mjshar0/datasets/welcome.html
Nowak, John. T., Christopher J. Fettig,
Kenneth W. McCravy, Christopher S. Asaro, Katja C. Seltmann, Richard C. Reardon & C. W. Berisford. 2001.
Guide to Common Natural Enemies of the
Sullivan, Brian T., Eva M. Petterson, Katja Seltmann, & C.W. Berisford. 2000. Attraction of the Bark Beetle Parasitoid Roptrocerus xylophagorum to Host-Associated Olfactory Cues. Environmental Entomology 29(6): 1138-1151.
Sullivan, Brian T., Katja Seltmann, & C.W. Berisford.1999. A Simple and Continuous Rearing Technique for the Bark Beetle Parasitoid, Roptrocerus xylophagorum. Journal of Entomological Sciences 34(2): 260-264.
Summer Symposium of the Center for Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. Building a Pleasing Key to the Families of Hymenoptera. 10 minute presentation. May, 2002.
Outreach radio series. Entomelodical Moments.
Broadcast on WRFL 88.1 fm. Entomology graduate students are interviewed about
Dr. Charles W. Berisford, March 1998-Janurary 2002
Microsporidia LD50 studies with the
Roptrocerus xylophagorum project with Brian Sullivan Responsibilities included maintenance of a continuous
reared colony of pine beetle parasitoid Roptrocerus
xylophagorum and pine beetle host Ips granicollis. Supplying the insects with basic needs, assessing the colony vigor,
and diagnosis of present or potential problems within the colony. Bioassays using a Y-tube olfactometer, experiencing female R. xylophagorum
prior to experimentation, observing and recording behavior and behavioral
changes in R. xylophagorum and
of southern pine infesting insects and their related parasitoids. Population trends of common
Maintain domestic and exotic live specimens for the Entomology Department’s "Insect Zoo", used during outreach programs.
Dr. Michael Adang, May 1997-1999
Primary job rearing a Bacillus thuringiensis resistant, sustainable, colony of Heliothis virescens, bioassay the colonies progress, carry out selection and fecundity experiments, observe and diagnose current and potential problems in colonies and rearing techniques.
Rearing multiple species of insects including Manduca sexta, Ostrinia nubilalis, Diabrotica virgifera, Spodoptera exigua, Heliothis zea and Plutella xylostella
Dissection of insects to obtain the larval mid-gut. Mid-gut and whole insect body isolation of brush border membranes, qualified enzyme activity in insect tissue and determination of protein concentration by quantitated aminopeptidase Bradford Assay.
Dr. Fred Gould, 1989-1992
Worked primarily with graduate student Tracy Johnson
Responsibilities included colonies of H. virescens parasitoids, Campoletis sonorensis and Cardiochiles nigericepts
Laboratory and field observations of parasitoids and behavioral interrelations with H. virescens on toxic plants and/or in the presence of other natural enemies
Dr. George Kennedy, 1987-1989
General laboratory and field responsibilities including identification of pests/natural enemies on major crop species
Care of rescued wildlife and non-poisonous living displays
Assistant in outreach programs
Volunteer recognition award 1989
The Begonia Society (www.begoniasociety.org)
Entomological Society of
Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.