Data Center Description
The Texas A & M University Department of Entomology provides several programs of research and study. They include:
-Discoveries on the structure, regulation, and function of biological molecules within arthropods continue to provide unique insights and applications to human, animal and plant health.
-The Texas A&M University Insect Collection is the centerpiece of entomological systematics as it houses more than two million curated specimens and serves as a foundational piece to understanding biological diversity.
-Transitional research programs elucidating the interactions of arthropods with their environment and each other are essential to understanding the dynamics of arthropod systems. Often, this knowledge is used in creating novel, environmentally friendly approaches to controlling arthropod pests of plants, animals, and man. Indeed, discovery and transitional research supplies the infrastructure for designing and testing hypothetical control systems.
-The Extension faculty and agents within the Texas IPM Program conduct research that evaluates and tailors new discoveries to provide immediate benefit in improving health, the production of food, fiber, and ornamentals, and quality of life.
-The Apiary Inspection Service supports applied research, conducts educational programs, and provides a vital regulatory role in serving the Texans interested in bees.
The Department enjoys a long-standing and productive collaboration with numerous agencies, universities and organizations worldwide. The Department is particularly proud of its collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) in multiple research areas as well as its joint involvement in graduate student training.