The Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison is a world-class graduate training and research institution committed to advancing research in insect biology in both basic and applied contexts. We offer MS and Ph.D. degrees in Entomology and two undergraduate majors (Entomology & Global Health). Our faculty and staff members along with our graduate students, postdoctoral associates, affiliated and emeritus professors offer a dynamic and interdisciplinary research and teaching environment to prepare students for a future in entomology.
Values such as inclusion, integrity, community, and respect are an integral part of department culture and official code of conduct.
- New paper co-authored by Sean Schoville explores the genetic history of a rare color morph of Colias butterflies
March 24, 2023 By bbradford
A new paper recently published in Scientific Advances explores the genetic history of a rare color morph of Colias butterflies. Read the abstract below, or […]
- PJ Liesch recognized as Best Communicator by the Agriculture Institute
March 14, 2023 By bbradford
PJ Liesch, extension entomologist and director of the insect diagnostic lab, received Best Communicator in the 2023 UW-Madison Agriculture Institute staff and faculty awards! Congratulations, […]
- Scott Chapman, Dan Heider receive national IR-4 awards
Scott Chapman, a scientist in the Department of Entomology, and Dan Heider, a research program coordinator in the Department of Horticulture, were recently honored with national […]
- Swarm To Table food and insect celebration returns April 15, 2023
The UW-Madison Undergraduate Entomology Society, Slow Food UW, and MIGHTi are pleased to announce the 2023 Swarm To Table event, to be held 2:00-5:00 pm, […]
- Single Mow of Park Trails Not Enough to Reduce Ticks
January 31, 2023 By bbradford
Dr. Xia Lee, public health entomologist in the Vectorborne, Respiratory, and Invasive Diseases Unit at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, shares an update on […]
Embodying the Wisconsin Idea, making the boundaries of our work the boundaries of the Wisconsin and beyond.
Interdisciplinary instruction to inform students, collaborators, and the community.
We focus on high-impact science that leverages our collective expertise on arthropod biology to solve problems in agriculture, the environment, and human health.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison occupies Ho-Chunk Land, a place their nation has called Teejop (Day-JOPE) since time immemorial. In an 1832 treaty, the Ho-Chunk were forced to cede this territory. Decades of ethnic cleansing followed when both the federal and state government repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin.
This history of colonization informs our shared future of collaboration and innovation. Today, UW-Madison respects the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation, along with the eleven other First Nations of Wisconsin.
Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, migration and settlement that bring us together here today. And please join us in uncovering such truths every day. Learn more about the Department’s Mission and Values.