Entomology and Plant Pathology
Dr. Carmen Greenwood, Associate Professor
B.S. Western Carolina University, 1989
M.S. Longwood University, 1999
Ph.D. North Carolina State University, 2004
Links:Faculty member for Environmental Sciences program (undergraduate)
Faculty member for Environmental Sciences program (graduate)
|ENTO 2003||Insects and Society|
|ENTO 4464/5464||Insect Biology and Classification|
|ENTO 4483/5483||Aquatic Entomology|
|ENTO 4733/5733||Insect Behavior and Chemical Ecology|
I am interested in how disturbance impacts abundance, diversity and community composition of invertebrate assemblages or individual invertebrate taxa (eg. American Burying Beetle). 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 invasive plant species. Most of our lab's work takes place in the context of conservation.
Projects currently underway in our lab:
1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant title: Expanded methodologies for long term monitoring of relocation survival and population density of federally endangered American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) in Oklahoma (duration: Sep 2012 - Dec 2015). Student researchers involved:
Thomas Ferrari, M.S. candidate in Entomology and Plant Pathology
Kyle Risser, Ph.D. student in Entomology and Plant Pathology
2. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Grant title: The Effect of Preferred Arthropod Availability on Bobwhite Quail Nest Site Selection and Chick Survival (duration: July 2011 - May 2015). 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. Student researchers involved:
Allison Giguere; M.S. candidate in Entomology and Plant Pathology
Kenneth Masloski; M.S. candidate in Entomology and Plant Pathology
Shane Foye; M.S. candidate in Entomology and Plant Pathology
3. Profile of ecoregion and management practices impacts on prevalence of native entomopathogenic nematodes, and community composition of soil-dwelling microarthropods (primarily soil mites) in Oklahoma. Student researchers involved:
Kyle Risser; M.S. candidate in Entomology and Plant Pathology
4. Undergraduate research scholars:
Alexandra Robideau; undergraduate Niblack scholar (2011) in Entomology and Plant Pathology: Prevalence of native Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) in organic versus conventional wheat and beef production systems in Oklahoma
Mackenzie Jochim; undergraduate Niblack scholar (2012) in Entomology and Plant Pathology: Impacts of Grazing (Cattle vs. Bison) and Controlled Burning on Entomopathogenic Nematode (EPN) Prevalence in the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
Colby Gregg: undergraduate Niblack scholar (2012) in Entomology and Plant Pathology: Native pollinator conservation and biological monitoring of the Cow Creek remediation project at IERES (Integrated Environmental Research and Education Site)
Recent publications (*publications with students):
*Jochim, M., C. Greenwood and K. Risser. 2012. Impacts of Grazing (Cattle vs. Bison) and Controlled Burning on Entomopathogenic Nematode (EPN) Prevalence in the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve (in review)
*Risser, K. and C. Greenwood. 2012. Susceptibility of native fly larvae (Diptera: Calliphoridae and Muscidae) infection by native entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae and Herterorhabditidae) in central Oklahoma. Southwestern Entomologist. In review.
*Robideau, A., K. Risser and C. Greenwood. 2012. 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.
*Dubie, T. and C. Greenwood, C. Godsey and M. Payton. 2011. Effects of tillage on soil microarthropods in winter wheat. Southwestern Entomologist. Vol. 36, No. 1. pp 11-21.
Greenwood, C., M. Barbercheck and C. Brownie. 2010. Short term response of soil microinvertebrates to application of entomopathogenic nematode-infected insects in two tillage systems. Pedobiologia (54) 2010: 177-186.
*Ibrahim, 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2011.585993
*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.
Greenwood, C.M. 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.
Risser, K, C. Greenwood, and A. Robideau. 2011 Profile of Ecoregion and Management Practices Impacts on Abundance and Diversity of Native Entomopathogenic nematode ( EPN) taxa. National meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Reno, NV, 2011.
Navesky, A. and C. Greenwood. 2011. Characterization of aquatic macroinvertebrate communities exposed to prescribed burning and grazing land management practices in Oklahoma Cross Timbers pastureland ponds. Southwestern Branch meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Lubbock, TX. March, 2011.
Risser, K., C. Greenwood and A. Robideau. 2011. Entomopathogenic Nematodes (EPN) in Oklahoma Beef and Wheat Production Systems: Profile of Ecoregion and Management Practices Impacts on Abundance and Diversity of Native EPN taxa. Southwestern Branch meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Lubbock, TX. March, 2011.
Robideau, A, C. Greenwood and K. Risser. 2011. Community composition of native Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) in organic versus conventional wheat and beef production systems in Oklahoma. Oklahoma State University Research Symposium, March 2011. Second place in poster competition
Greenwood, C. M. Ibrahim and P. Antonenko. Dec. 12-15, 2010. Why bugs?: Why a general education course in entomology makes an ideal setting for research in cognitive theory. Invited presentation for Symposium on Teaching Entomology to Non-Science Majors, Entomology Society of America National Meeting. San Diego, CA.
Greenwood, C. April 24, 2010. Interactions between entomopathogenic nematodes and microarthropods. Kansas (Central States) Entomological Society annual meeting. Stillwater, OK
Hanson, W. and C. Greenwood. 2009. Impact of watershed burning and grazing on riparian arthropod communities on Oklahoma State University Research Range ponds. Entomological Society of America, Southwestern Branch. Stillwater, OK.
Dubie, T. and C. Greenwood. 2009. Impacts of tillage on soil-dwelling microarthropod communities in winter wheat. Entomological Society of America, Southwestern Branch. Stillwater, OK. Third place graduate student competition.
Greenwood, C.M. 2009. Impacts of controlled burning and grazing on aquatic macroinvertebrates and riparian insects. For Water Research and Extension Center meeting with NRCS, Stillwater, OK
Greenwood, C.M. 2009. Impacts of Land Use on the Invertebrate Interface between Aquatic and Terrestrial Systems for Water Research and Extension Center meeting with ODWC, Stillwater, OK
Greenwood, C.M. and M.E. Barbercheck. 2007. Response of soil microarthropod communities to tillage and application of entomopathogenic nematode-infected insect cadavers. Entomological Society of America national meeting, San Diego, CA.