Renewable Energy Ecology

Steven M. Grodsky, PhD

Join the Revolution: insects as wildlife, for wildlife

I am a wildlife ecologist that studies both vertebrates and invertebrates. Invertebrates are wildlife. Below are some venues at which colleagues and I previously discussed ideas related to integration of invertebrates into wildlife science and wildlife science into entomology:

  • Lead Organizer – “Integrating invertebrates into wildlife science and management: the importance of our most abundant and diverse wildlife group”. Half-day symposium. The Wildlife Society’s 21st Annual Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. 
  • Co-lead Organizer – “Use of arthropods in wildlife and entomological ecology studies: recognition of our common goals”. Half day symposium. The Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Co-lead Organizer – “Bird-invertebrate interactions in a changing world: a synthesis of understanding the importance of our most diverse wildlife group to Ornithology”. Half-day panel discussion. The Wildlife Society’s 22nd Annual Conference. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

If you are interested in joining our efforts, please contact me: smgrodsk@ncsu.edu

Invertebrates in a changing world

Invertebrates are excellent ecological indicators and may be affected by global change. Below are some current invertebrate research projects I am involved in:

  • Invertebrate response to harvest residue removal for forest-based bioenergy
  • Pollinator response to biofuel production in semi-natural grasslands
  • Invertebrate response to fire and silvicultural practices in mountain forests
  • Invertebrate use of wildflower-enhanced versus unenhanced field borders 
  • Inventory of ground-dwelling invertebrates in regenerating stands of the Southeast
  • Invertebrate use of leaf litter in Alabama caves