Kier D. Klepzig

Assistant Director - Threats to Forest Health
200 W.T. Weaver Blvd.
Asheville, NC 28804
Phone: 828-257-4307
Fax: 828-257-4313
kklepzig@fs.fed.us

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

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

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

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