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    The Cicada are Coming!

    May 19, 2021

    Faculty specialist David Ingber, Ph.D. wrote about the coming of the cicada in a recent Discover NEPA article.

    "Right now, an entomological phenomenon nearly two decades in the making is poised to explode!" he wrote in the article. "You may have heard the buzz (pun 100% intended) surrounding this year’s 'Brood X' cicada, emerging from underground for the first time in 17 years."

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    Dr. Ingber is the coordinator of the General Biology Laboratories (BIOL 141L/142L) and an instructor of General Biology (BIOL 141/142). Dr. Ingber has studied the evolution of Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) resistance in species of insect pests of corn as a response to transgenic corn hybrids. His research interests are in the fields of entomology, integrated pest management (IPM), insect resistance management (IRM), invertebrate zoology, ecology, and evolution.

    Find out what you need to know about the coming of the "periodical" cicada, here.

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