José F. Negrón

USDA Forest Service, USA


José F. Negrón serves as a Research Entomologist at the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, in Fort Collins, Colo, USA. He holds a B.S. degree in biology from the University of Puerto Rico and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Louisiana State University completed in 1988. He has worked at the US Forest Service for over twenty years, the last 18 with the Research Branch, and is a Member of the Western Bark Beetle Research Group. His research has focused on the biology, ecology, and management of bark beetles of conifers in western United States. Particular emphasis has been on the examination of stand susceptibility of bark beetles and more recently addressing bark beetle and fire interactions. Other interests and current research studies comprise bark beetle population movement at various scales, biological diversity of insects, developmental models for bark beetles, host transition of bark beetles, and exotic species.

Biography Updated on 2 January 2012

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