Hello, my name is Jared Dyer and I am currently an Entomology MS student at the Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Winchester, Virginia. In 2019, I graduated from Kent State University with a BS in Zoology and began work towards my Master's project at Virginia Tech in the summer of 2019 under the direction Dr. Chris Bergh and Dr. Tracy Leskey (USDA).
My research focuses on methods of monitoring the samurai wasp (Trissolcus japonicus), a natural enemy of brown marmorated stinkbug (Halyomorpha halys), and investigating the kairomonal influences in its foraging ecology. More broadly, I am interested in biological control, integrated pest management, invasive species, and science communication.