Grzegorz Buczkowski received his M.S. (2000) and Ph.D. (2003) degrees in entomology from the North Carolina State University, USA, followed by a Postdoctoral position in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at the Ohio State University, USA. Buczkowski joined the Department of Entomology at the Purdue University in 2004 where he serves currently as a Research Assistant Professor and Director of the Industrial Affiliates Program. His main research focuses on the ecology, behavior, and genetics of urban pest species, with emphasis on invasive ants. He conducts both basic and applied research relevant to urban entomology, which provides fundamental information on how urban pests interact with their environment and respond to management practices. His areas of expertise include chemical and behavioral ecology, social insect biology, urban ecology, and biological invasions. Buczkowski has authored or coauthored over 35 scientific publications and numerous extension publications and presented over 50 papers at scientific and industry meetings. His work in urban entomology has been recognized by numerous awards including a scholarship from Phi Chi Omega, a scholarship from the North Carolina Pest Control Association, and a recognition award in urban entomology from the Entomological Society of America. Regarding academic distinctions, Buczkowski has served as a subject editor for 2 journals and a reviewer for over 35 scientific journals, various granting agencies, and book publishers.
Biography Updated on 18 July 2012