Molly Darr

Post-Doctoral Associate
Forest Health & Invasive Species
Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department

Office: Remote
Phone: 703-431-9579
Email: mndarr@clemson.edu

 

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Forest Entomology
Virginia Tech 2017

B.Sc. Wildlife Science
Virginia Tech 2009

 Profile

I joined the Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Conservation at Clemson in 2018, and began working in the regional forest health program as a post-doctoral associate in Dr. David Coyle's Forest Health & Invasive Species Extension lab. As a program contributor, I will be coordinating the Southern Forest Health and Invasive Species program, which provides education and training to forestry professionals across the southeastern U.S. Previously, I worked as a tree fruit entomologist in Wenatchee, WA, where I provided expertise in entomology, pathology, tree health and management in an orchard setting. I am a recent Virginia Tech graduate, where I received my Ph.D. in Forest Entomology.

 Research Interests

My research interests include forest ecology with an emphasis on the relationships among invasive insects, diseases and their associated hosts. I specialize in integrated pest management techniques, with a concentration in biological control. Above all, I am interested in community science and public outreach.

 Extension and Outreach

Development and maintenance of the Southern Forest Health and Invasive Species program with the aim of educating people about forest health, invasive species & forest management.

 Publications

Darr, M.N., R.K. Brooks, N.P. Havill, E.R. Hoebeke and S.M. Salom. 2018. Phenology and Synchrony of Scymnus coniferarum (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) with Multiple Adelgid Species in the Puget Sound, WA, USA. Forests. 9(9):558. DOI: 10.3390/f9090558. First published online: 11 September 2018.

Darr, M.N., S.M. Salom, R.K. Brooks, R.G. Foottit, G.L. Miller and N.P. Havill. 2018. First report of Pineus strobi (Hartig, 1839) (Hemiptera: Adelgidae) in western North America. Pan-Pacific Entomologist. 94(1):40-42. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3956/2018-94.1.40. First published online: 30 March 2018.

Darr, M.N., T.J. McAvoy, C.C. Brewster, S.M. Salom. 2016. Field-cage evaluation of the survival, reproduction and feeding behavior of adult Scymnus coniferarum, a predator of Adelges tsugae (Homoptera: Adelgidae). J. Environmental Entomology. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvw124 nvw124. First published online: 17 September 2016

 Links

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