Kier D. Klepzig

Assistant Director
200 W.T. Weaver Blvd.
Asheville, NC 28804
Phone: 828-257-4307
Fax: 828-257-4313


Current Research

Ecology of microbial and anthropod associates of southern pine beetle; association of fungal root pathogens and their insect vectors with management practices in southern pines; Sirex woodwasp; invasive insects, diseases and plants of southern forests.

Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D. Entomology and Plant Pathology, 1994
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.S. Entomology and Plant Pathology, 1989
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville, B.S. Biology and Reclamation, 1986

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Director, Southern Research StationUSDA Forest Service
    2008 - Current
  • Project Leader and Research Entomologist, Southern Pine Beetle and Invasives: Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service
    1998 - 2008
  • Research Entomologist, Southern Pine Beetle and Invasives: Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service
    1995 - 1998
  • Assistant Professor, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge
    1994 - 1995

Featured Publications & Products

Publications & Products

Research Highlights

HighlightTitleYear


SRS-2011-10
First ever detailed images of the structure the southern pine beetle uses to carry the fungi that helps kill trees.

Highly detailed images from advanced microscopy provide researchers with new visual insight into the interactions between bark beetles and their ...

2011


SRS-2011-13
International Partnership to combat Sirex woodwasp

Southern Research Station and the Forest Agriculture and Biotechnology Institute (FABI) work together to help combat the Sirex woodwasp, a known ...

2011


SRS-2012-14
School Children Explore the World of Forest Science

2012


Last updated on : 08/25/2014