Jess Hartshorn

Assistant Professor
Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department

Office: Lehotsky 264
Phone: 864-656-4861


 Educational Background

Ph.D. Forest Entomology
University of Arkansas 2016

M.S. Forest Entomology
University of Arkansas 2012

B.S. Zoology
Southern Illinois University 2010

 Courses Taught

FOR 4130/6130 - Integrated Forest Pest Management


Professional Organizations:
Entomological Society of America
Southern Forest Insect Work Conference
North American Forest Insect Work Conference
International Union of Forest Research Organizations

 Research Interests

Biology, ecology, and management of forest insects and diseases, biological control of forest pests.


Fisher, D.M., J.A. Hartshorn, D.C. Steinkraus, L.D. Galligan, and F.M. Stephen. 2017. Variation in sterilization by Deladenus proximus on the native woodwasp, Sirex nigricornis, in Arkansas. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society. 90(2): 85-93.

Hartshorn, J.A., J.R. Fisher, J.J. Riggins, and F.M. Stephen. 2017. Molecular identification of the roundworm, Deladenus proximus (Tylenchida: Neotylenchidae): a parasite of Sirex nigricornis (Hymenoptera: Siricidae). Nematology 19(1): 15-20.

Hartshorn, J.A., L.D. Galligan, A.J.W. Lynn-Miller, and F.M. Stephen. 2016. Sirex nigricornis rearing methods in relation to host age and a novel live-trapping system for wood-borers. Great Lakes Entomologist 49(3-4): 173-183.

Hartshorn, J.A., K.D. Chase, L.D. Galligan, J.J. Riggins, and F.M. Stephen. 2016. Interactions among latitude, nematode parasitization, and female Sirex nigricornis F. (Hymenoptera: Siricidae) fitness. Environmental Entomology 45(6): 1515-1520.

Hartshorn, J.A., L.J. Haavik, J.D. Allison, J.R. Meeker, W. Johnson, L.D. Galligan, K.D. Chase, J.J. Riggins and F.M. Stephen. Decrease in average minimum temperature initiates emergence of adult female Sirex nigricornis F. (Hymenoptera: Siricidae). Agricultural and Forest Entomology 18(3): 206-213.

Hartshorn, J.A., D.M. Fisher, L.D. Galligan, and F.M. Stephen. 2015. Seasonal phenology of Sirex nigricornis F. (Hymenoptera: Siricidae) in Arkansas with implications for management of S. noctilio. Florida Entomologist 98(3): 933-938.

Skvarla, M.J., J.A. Hartshorn, and A.P.G. Dowling. 2014. Report on a large collection of Merope tuber Newman, 1838, (Mecoptera: Meropidae), from Arkansas, with notes on collection technique, sex ratio, and male clasper size. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology 2014: 1-6.


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