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Edward M. Barrows, Research Interests

I’m interested in biology, in general.

Specifically, my current main research work involves (1) biodiversity, ecology, and conservation of arthropods and (2) scientific communication.

Students and I are working on the arthropods of Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve (DMWP), part of the national park George Washington Memorial Parkway, Virginia, USA and arthropods and pollination in Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (COCNHP) and the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) (both national parks) and in a private nature preserve in Maryland.   Current investigations (2008) on DWMP regard deer, horse, and solider flies (Kelly Differding, intern); fireflies (Shawna Arsenault, Nick Grenier); long-horned beetles (Deblyn Mead); and odonates (damselflies and dragonflies) (Oliver Flint, Claire McNulty).   Current investigations in COCNHP and GWMP regard phenology and pollination of three rare plant species (Aaron Howard).   Aaron is also work on gene flow in Asclepias syriaca .

With regard to scientific communication, I’m working on the third edition of my book (Barrows, E. M. 2001. Animal Behavior Desk Reference. A Dictionary of Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution. Second Edition. CRC Press LCC, Boca Raton, FL. 922 pp.).

My popular-style book on local nature came out in 2006.

I’ve been the advisor of 18 M.S. and Ph.D. students and scores of senior-thesis and other undergraduate researchers over the years.

(updated 3 February 2008)

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