Applied and Technology Driven Research


The LSU entomology department is a leader in combining applied and basic research to answer problems in entomology. These techniques not only help stakeholders throughout the country, but help provide valuable information in resistance management. The LSU Department of entomology is applying cutting edge techniques in the areas of basic and applied entomological research. This involves the use of new and advanced technology, including -omics based research. Our graduate students not only win awards at national competitions, but are successful in their career pursuits due to their experience in applied systems.

Relevant Courses

  • ENTM 4006 - Fundamentals of Applied Entomology
  • ENTM 4012 - Fundamentals of Horticultural Entomology
  • ENTM 4015 - Conservation Biology (cross listed w PLHL)
  • ENTM 4018 - Forest Insects and Diseases
  • ENTM 7001 - General Entomology
  • ENTM 7002 - Plant Resistance to Arthropods
  • ENTM 7006 - Advanced IPM
  • ENTM 7008 - Special Topics in Entomology
  • ENTM 7015 - Insect Pathology and Biological Control


Julien Beuzelin
Field crops IPM

Jeff Davis
Insect vectors of plant pathogens

Rodrigo Diaz
Invasive species ecology and biological control

Lane Foil
Veterinary entomology

Kristen Healy
Public Health entomology

Gregg Henderson
Urban Entomology

Fangneng Huang
Grain crop pest IPM

Seth Johnson (Emeritus)
Biological Control

David Kerns
Row crop IPM

Rogers Leonard
Cotton IPM

James Ottea
Insecticide toxicology

Gene Reagan
Sugarcane IPM

Michael Stout
Host-plant resistance, Forage crop IPM