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Entomology and Nematology Department

Entomology and Nematology Department

Dr. Jiri Hulcr

Ambrosia Symbiotic Complex

As the Forest Entomologist, I am pondering the mysteries of the bark and ambrosia beetles. My team addresses the most fundamental questions of the symbiotic complex of beetles, fungi and bacteria, as well as the evolution and systematics of the insects. We also study how the tree-killing symbiosis is impacting trees, forests, and people, and help stakeholders and the government tackle the pestiferous and invasive ones.

  • Research

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  • Extension

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Dr. Jiri Hulcr


(352) 273-0299
Newins-Ziegler Hall room 361

  • Education
    • Postdoc, North Carolina State University
    • Postdoc, University of Wisconsin,  Madison 
    • Ph.D., Michigan State University
    • Ph.D., University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
    • Undergraduate: University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
  • Google Scholar Publications