Insect Ecology at NDSU The Harmon Lab



Prospective Graduate Students

I am always seeking to recruit highly motivated students to pursue graduate degrees in Entomology (either MS or PhD) studying insect ecology in agroecosystems. While I do not have funding for new students at this time, you can email me at to let me know your interest in potentially joining my lab. Unfortunately, we would have to find funding for you before we could consider you joining the lab.

Specific research directions are always somewhat flexible, but I am looking for help with these projects
1) How bacterial endosymbionts and the surrounding environment structure aphid food webs. (More information)
2) The ecology and management of spider mites and other soybean pests. (More information)
3) The effect of soil health and salinity on above ground herbivore pests. (More information)

Before applying, I strongly encourage you to visit this page for a little bit more about my perspective on graduate school:

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Use the tab on the bottom of the page to learn more about my lab and ongoing research.


Undergraduate Research Opportunities

There are plenty of opportunities for undergraduate students to get a hands-on experience with scientific research during the school year and over the summer. I particularly welcome and encourage students to experience the full scope of the research experience from coming up with a question, through experimental design and implementation, and then analysis and publication.