Josh Snook

I have always been intrigued by the complexity of ecosystems and the relationship between biotic and abiotic components. For my undergraduate thesis, I documented the effects of coniferous canopy cover on abiotic variables such as temperature, wind-speed, snow depth, and sunlight in relation to wintering white-tailed deer in the Adirondacks of New York State. I have since worked in multiple conservation-oriented positions as a technician and group leader on projects involving forest management, urban tree management, endangered salmonids, Harlequin duck breeding surveys, urban Red-tailed hawks, Golden Eagle banding, and Sage grouse habitat restoration. My interests in the interaction between plants and animals has led me to pursue a Master’s degree in entomology and ecology, evolutionary biology, and behavior. I am currently studying the effects of heat waves on the interaction and development of potatoes and the Colorado potato beetle.

email: snookjo2 ‘at’

Department of Entomology
288 Farm Lane
243 Natural Science Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824
Phone 517-355-4633
Fax 517-432-7061

MSU AgBioResearch

109 Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, Michigan 48824

Dr. Zsofia Szendrei
Vegetable Entomology Lab
Department of Entomology
Michigan State University
1129 Farm Lane, Room 348
Food Safety and Toxicology Bldg.
East Lansing MI 48824