Dr. Jaret C. Daniels


  • Insect ecology, population dynamics and conservation, with particular emphasis on Lepidoptera and native insect pollinators.
  • Integrated crop pollination
  • Road ecology
  • Imperiled species recovery

Current Research Projects

  • Developing sustainable pollination strategies for U.S. specialty crops.
  • Evaluating the importance of roadside mowing regimes for native insect pollinators.
  • Occurrence, distribution and ecological Studies for the federally endangered Schaus Swallowtail butterfly (Heraclides aristodemus ponceanus).
  • "Plant for Wildlife" - evaluating the ability of three types of Florida urban/suburban landscapes - native plants, Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM, and exotic plants - to support native wildlife, including insect pollinators.
  • Ecology and conservation of the Florida atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala).
  • Remote surveys of the federally endangered Miami blue butterfly (Cyclargus thomasi bethunebakeri).
  • Evaluation of native and non-native plants (seed mixtures) in agricultural landscapes for the conservation of insect pollinators.


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Associate Professor, Lepidoptera Research, Insect Conservation