James L. Hanula

Research Entomologist
320 Green Street
Athens, GA 30602-2044
Phone: 706-559-4253
E-mail: jhanula@fs.fed.us

Current Research

●        Pollinators in Forests

●        Effects of Prescribed Fire and Shrub Removal on Pollinators

●        Effect of Chinese Privet and its Removal on Plant and Pollinator Communities

●        Forest Condition and Pollinators

●        Redbay Ambrosia Beetle (RAB) and Laurel Wilt

●        Kudzu Bug

●        Biological Control of Chinese Privet

Past Research

●        Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

●        Effects of Forest Management on RCW Food Availability

●        Effects of Fire on Arthropods

●        The Role of Dead Wood in Forests


See more research details at my RWU page


  • University of Georgia, Ph.D. Forest Entomology, 1983
  • University of Georgia, M.S. Forest Entomology, 1981
  • Texas A&M University, B.S. Forest Management, 1978

Professional Experience

  • Research Entomologist, USDA-FS-SRS
    1991 - Current
    My research focuses on the functional roles of insects in forest ecosystems and the effects of forest management on them. Recently, I have also worked on invasive insects and plants in southeastern forests.
  • Assistant Entomologist, Connecticut Agric. Exp. Station
    1985 - 1991

Featured Publications & Products

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Research Highlights


Heavy infestations of Chinese privet in forests exclude most butterflies

Heavy infestations of Chinese privet, an invasive shrub, to crowd out most other plants in affected forests. . This results in very few butterfl ...


Last updated on : 02/10/2015