Jennifer Seltzer

Research Associate I
Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology
Mississippi State University, Box 9775
Mississippi State, 39762-9775

TEL: (662)325-2085, 2990email:jls30@entomology.msstate.edu

Jennifer Seltzer sorting flies

B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies (Biochemistry and Biological Sciences), Mississippi State University

M.S.
Applied Anthropology (Environmental Archeology), Mississippi State University

Ph.D. Candidate. Entomology, Mississippi State University. Biogeography of the genus Phytometra (Erebidae).

Research Interests:

My research is focused on understanding the biogeographical history of prairie endemics, such as Phytometra ernestinana. I plan to look at population groups in the prairies to look at genetic exchange and population size limits, in effort to better understand the conservation needs for population stability.

My work at the Museum entails the curation of the Macrolepidoptera, bark beetle surveys, and various collection projects to further enhance the museum collection.

Other areas of interest include charcoal identification from Southeastern archaeological sites and the impact of humans on prehistoric landscapes.

Presentations

Hill, J. G. and J. L. Seltzer. 2010. Insect Collecting at Night. The Elsie Quarterman Glade Festival, Cedars of Lebanon State Park. April 30 - May 1, 2010.

Hill, J. G., J. L. Seltzer, and J. A. MacGown. 2010. Insect Collecting Methods. The Elsie Quarterman Glade Festival, Cedars of Lebanon State Park. April 30 - May 1, 2010.