Ph.D. Entomology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2018-present)
M.S. Agroecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2018-2020)
B.S. Environmental Science, University of Oregon Clark Honors College (2017)
My goal as a scientist and communicator is to be a connector of diverse scientists, researchers, practitioners, farmers, and communities. I want to leverage interdisciplinary collaboration to develop stronger ways to solve issues of injustice and inequities in food systems. Overall, I’m interested in agroecology, social justice in food systems, and managing insect pests more sustainably in agricultural systems. In my current work, I use an agroecological approach to understand how pest management practices impact the whole agroecosystem. My dissertation research evaluates plastic mulches as a management practices for the invasive pest spotted-wing drosophila, examining a web of interactions among the plastic mulches, pest, arthropod diversity, plant productivity, fruit yield and quality, and soil.
In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, gardening, practicing and teaching yoga, running, cycling, hiking, watercoloring, knitting & crocheting, and dogs & cats.
Hanna McIntosh, Amaya Atucha, Philip Townsend, W. Beckett Hills, Christelle Guédot (2021) Plastic Mulches Decrease Adult and Larval Populations of Drosophila suzukii in Fall-Bearing Raspberry. Journal of Pest Science.
Sean Stankowski, Madeline Chase, Hanna McIntosh, Matthew Streisfeld. (2021) Integrating top-down and bottom-up approaches to understand the genetic architecture of speciation across a monkeyflower hybrid zone. BioRXIV
Hanna McIntosh, Victoria Skillman, Gracie Galindo, Jana Lee. (2020) Floral Resources for Trissolcus japonicus, a Parasitoid of Halyomorpha halys. Insects.
Hanna McIntosh, David M. Lowenstein, Nik G. Wiman, Jessica S. Wong & Jana C. Lee (2019): Parasitism of frozen Halyomorpha halys eggs by Trissolcus japonicus:
applications for rearing and experimentation, Biocontrol Science and Technology. PDF Here