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Bowers, M Deane Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Bowers's research concentrates on the interactions between plants, herbivores, pollinators and natural enemies and how environmental variation (both natural and anthropogenic) affects these interactions. Her research combines field, greenhouse and laboratory work to investigate these interactions from many perspectives, including behavior, evolution, ecology, physiology and chemistry. This research has its roots and context in attempts to understand how plant-insect-pollinator-natural enemy interactions evolve and are maintained. Dr. Bowers's research is concentrated in the following areas: multitrophic interactions; factors affecting variation in plant secondary chemistry and how this affects other organisms; the effects of human disturbance on native and introduced plant and insect populations; effects of human agriculture and disturbance on native insect communities; biological control of invasive plants.

keywords

  • plant-insect interactions, the effects of human disturbance on plants and insects, biological control of invasive weeds, chemical ecology, ecology and evolution of insects, butterfly ecology and evolution, multitrophic interactions

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • EBIO 2840 Independent Study: Lower Division (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 4840 Independent Study: Upper Division (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 4870 Independent Research: Upper Division (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 4990 EBIO Honors Thesis Research (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 5840 Independent Study (Master's Level) (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 6100 Seminar in Environmental Biology (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 6840 Independent Research (Master's Level) (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 6940 Master's Degree Candidate - Plan II (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 7840 Independent Study (Doctoral Level) (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 8840 Independent Research (Doctoral Level) (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • MUSM 5900 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 2840 Independent Study: Lower Division (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 3930 Internship (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 4660 Insect Biology (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 4840 Independent Study: Upper Division (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 4870 Independent Research: Upper Division (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 4990 EBIO Honors Thesis Research (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 5000 EBIO Colloquia (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 5660 Insect Biology (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 5840 Independent Study (Master's Level) (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 6840 Independent Research (Master's Level) (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 6940 Master's Degree Candidate - Plan II (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 6950 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 7840 Independent Study (Doctoral Level) (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 8840 Independent Research (Doctoral Level) (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • MUSM 5900 Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • MUSM 6950 Master's Thesis in Museum and Field Studies (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 4840 Independent Study: Upper Division (Summer 2018)
  • EBIO 4870 Independent Research: Upper Division (Summer 2018)
  • EBIO 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018)
  • EBIO 2840 Independent Study: Lower Division (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 4840 Independent Study: Upper Division (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 4870 Independent Research: Upper Division (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 4990 EBIO Honors Thesis Research (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 5000 EBIO Colloquia (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 5840 Independent Study (Master's Level) (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 6100 Seminar in Environmental Biology (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 6840 Independent Research (Master's Level) (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 6940 Master's Degree Candidate - Plan II (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 7840 Independent Study (Doctoral Level) (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 8840 Independent Research (Doctoral Level) (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)
  • MUSM 5900 Independent Study (Spring 2018)

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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