Department of Entomology

The mission of the Department of Entomology is to conduct research and education in the science of entomology, emphasizing the systematics, biodiversity, biology, ecology, and importance of insects and their relatives in relation to human welfare, and the maintenance of a healthy environment.


American Bumblebee Population Dramatically Declines

November 1, 2021

Over the last two decades, the American bumblebee population has dramatically declined, according to a recent petition from the Center for Biological Diversity and Bombus Pollinators Association of Law Students. Read more.

Beekeeping for veterans

October 25, 2021

Keeping bees enables a unique closeness to nature. For military veterans, beekeeping can be a peaceful and purposeful hobby for life after active duty. Read more.

How One Entomologist Works to Bridge Molecular Mechanisms With Evolutionary Processes

September 30, 2021

Amelia Lindsey, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Entomology Department at the University of Minnesota. Her lab uses functional genomics to understand insect biology across symbiotic and parasitic associations. Read more.

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