Faris, Ashleigh individual record
Instructional Assistant Professor

My research interests lie in two areas: forensic entomology and field crop entomology. In regard to forensic applications, my research studies focus on the variation in blow fly development using molecular, ecological modeling, and biological approaches to improve time of colonization (TOC) estimates in decomposition ecology. My field crop interests focus on biological control through natural enemies, including predators and parasitoids, of invasive pest species and their plant-insect interactions. My study system is grain sorghum and the sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari) (Hemiptera: Aphididae). If you are an undergraduate student and these projects sound interesting to you, reach out to me with your interests so you can learn more about potential research opportunities with me.

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