Jerry Cook

cookProfessor & Associate Vice President for Research
Entomology
Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Office: LDB 103B (LDB 143) 
Phone: 
(936) 294-3620 
Fax: 
(936) 294-3940 
Website: 
http://www.shsu.edu/~bio_jlc
E-mail: jcook@shsu.edu

 

Research Interest

I have several areas of research interest within the discipline of Entomology. My research can generally be put into the context of diversity. I am conducting survey and inventories of the Texas Big Thicket region. I study ants, and I am currently using them in the context of terrestrial indicator species. My lab has projects in Forensic Entomology, and I also conduct research on the taxonomy and systematics of Strepsiptera.

 

Selected Publications

Cook, J. L. 2006 Review of the genus Mengenilla Hofender 1910 (Strepsiptera: Mengenillidae), with description of a new species from Madagascar. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, (In Press)

Derr, D. P. and J. L. Cook. 2005. Morphology of the antenna of Caenocholax fenyesi Pierce (Strepsiptera: Myrmecolacidae) based on scanning electron microscopy. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 107(4): 762-769.

Reeves, W. K. and J. L. Cook. 2005. First record of Triozocera vernalis Kifune and Brailovsky (Strepsiptera: Corioxenidae) from the United States, with additional records for Strepsiptera in South Carolina. Entomological News, 116(3): 191-192.

Cook, J. L., L. A. Calcaterra, and L. Nunez. 2004. First record ofCaenocholax fenyesi (Strepsiptera: Myrmecolacidae) parasitizing Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Argentina with a discussion on its distribution and host range. Entomological News, 115(2): 61-66.


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