About Seth

In the Forest Health Lab, we focus our research on understanding the chemical, behavioral, and microbial ecology of insects in both forest and agricultural ecosystems. Research interests in the lab are broad, and current projects are centered on plant-insect interactions, effects of pathogens and environmental stress on plant chemical signaling, and the development of new applications in ecosystem management. We also offer extension services to support effective land management in Colorado and elsewhere.

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  • Plant-insect interactions, animal behavior, population ecology, ecosystem management, natural range of variation, functional and population genetics, phenotypic diversity, virus ecology


PHD, Forest Science - Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, 2011

MS, Forestry - Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, 2008

BS, Forestry - Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, 2006

Awards, Honors, Grants

  • Entomological Society of America - Presidents Prize, 2009

Selected Publications

Connecting active to passive fluorescence with photosynthesis: a method for evaluating remote sensing measurements of Chl fluorescence

  • Magney, T., Frankenberg, C., Fisher, J., Sun, Y., North, G., Davis, T.,... Siebke, K.,

Plant Water Stress Affects Interactions Between an Invasive and a Naturalized Aphid Species on Cereal Crops

  • Foote, N., Davis, T., Crowder, D.Bosque-Pérez, N., & Eigenbrode, S.,

Insect-Borne Plant Pathogens and Their Vectors: Ecology, Evolution, and Complex Interactions

  • Eigenbrode, S.Bosque-Pérez, N., & Davis, T.,

The Effects of Bean Leafroll Virus on Life History Traits and Host Selection Behavior of Specialized Pea Aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum, Hemiptera: Aphididae) Genotypes

  • Davis, T.Wu, Y., & Eigenbrode, S.,

An ordinal day model of spruce beetle trap capture phenology in northern Colorado

  • Davis, T., & Hansen, E.,


  • Applied Statistics by Northern Arizona University, 2011


  • International Society for Chemical Ecology
  • Entomological Society of America