Alicia Bray

Associate Professor

Biology

Contact Information

Nicolaus Copernicus Hall 353

Phone: 860.832.1651

Email: aliciabray@ccsu.edu

I am an entomologist that truly enjoys learning about the most diverse and abundant group of animals on the planet - the insects. I have two diverse interests on which I focus my research. The first is in the field of medical and veterinary entomology, which includes behavioral ecology, species distributions, and pathogen infection rates of insects and ticks important to human/animal health. The second field of research is in agricultural entomology in the nursery industry to develop improved management strategies for invasive and native wood-boring insects.

My current projects include: 1) species distributions of mosquito vectors important for West Nile and eastern equine encephalitis viruses, and 2) management of wood-boring beetles that are problematic to the commercial nursery industry.

 

Courses Taught:
  • BIO 101 - Insects and Society
  • BIO 121 - General Biology I lecture and laboratory
  • BIO 122 - General Biology II laboratory
  • BIO 200 - Integrative Biology laboratory
  • BIO 469 - Entomology