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Michael Ulyshen

Michael Ulyshen
Research Entomologist
Insects, Diseases, and Invasive Plants
320 Green Street
Athens, GA 30602
United States
Current Research
  •     Pollinator conservation
  •     Invasive species
  •     Saproxylic insects

 See more research details at my RWU page

Research Interest

Pollinators, Species invasions, Novel ecosystems, Saproxylic Insects, Decomposition, Biodiversity, Conservation

  • University of Georgia, Ph.D., Entomology, 2009
  • University of Georgia, M.S., Entomology, 2005
  • Miami University, B.S., Zoology, 2002
  • Miami University, B.A., Chemistry, 2002
Professional Experience
  • Research Entomologist,  USDA-FS-SRS,  2014 - Current
  • Entomologist,  USDA-FS-SRS,  2010 - 2014
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate,  The Ohio State University,  2010 - 2010
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate,  Michigan State University,  2009 - 2010
Featured Publications
Other Publications
Research Highlights

Saproxylic insects: diversity, ecology, and conservation

Year: 2018
A new book synthesizes global knowledge about one of the most diverse groups of insects in forests, those associated with dying and dead wood.

Developing a simple rearing method for Emerald ash borer biological control agents

Year: 2011
The emerald ash borer, a buprestid beetle native to Asia, is one of the most ecologically and economically significant invasive forest pests in North America.

Forest Bees are More Active in the Canopy Than Near the Ground in the Southeastern U.S.

Year: 2014
Results from one of the first studies to investigate how bees are vertically distributed in temperate deciduous forests suggest these insects are more numerous in the canopy than near the forest floor.

Assessing the Role of a Little-known Wood-boring Beetle in Sugarberry Decline

Year: 2019
Ongoing research seeks to explain an ongoing, severe episode of sugarberry mortality in the southeastern U.S. A rarely collected species of buprestid beetle, Agrilus macer, is attacking dying trees at high densities. USDA Forest Service research results suggest that Agrilus macer is a secondary pest...