Texas Invasive Species Institute

Texas Invasive Species Institute

Danny McDonald, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Biologist
Sam Houston State University
Texas Research Institute for Environmental Studies
Ant Toxicology Lab
Email: dlm063@shsu.edu

Research Interest

I am a Myrmecologist, specializing in invasive ant species ecology. At this time, my main focus is on Nylanderia fulva (the tawny crazy ant). I am interested in basic and applied research having the potential to mitigate the economic and ecological impact of this invasive species. Currently, I am investigating the reproductive phenology and mating flights of N. fulva. My lab is also determining the thermal and humidity thresholds for worker ant survival and production of brood to develop GIS models the presict the range potential of N. fulva. An additional project is a collaboration with a group od several other Texas Myrmecologists to develop a complete survey of the Ants of Texas.

I am a Myrmecologist, specializing in invasive ant species ecology.  At this time, my main focus is on Nylanderia fulva (the tawny crazy ant).  I am interested in basic and applied research having the potential to mitigate the economic and ecological impact of this devastating invasive species.  Currently I am investigating the reproductive phenology and mating flights of N. fulva.  My lab is also determining the thermal and humidity thresholds for worker ant survival and production of brood to develop GIS models that predict the range potential of N. fulva.  An additional project is a collaboration with a group of several other Texas Myrmecologists to develop a complete survey of all the Ants of Texas. - See more at: http://www.tsusinvasives.org/expert-list/DannyMcD.html#sthash.XW4xW53m.dpuf
I am a Myrmecologist, specializing in invasive ant species ecology.  At this time, my main focus is on Nylanderia fulva (the tawny crazy ant).  I am interested in basic and applied research having the potential to mitigate the economic and ecological impact of this devastating invasive species.  Currently I am investigating the reproductive phenology and mating flights of N. fulva.  My lab is also determining the thermal and humidity thresholds for worker ant survival and production of brood to develop GIS models that predict the range potential of N. fulva.  An additional project is a collaboration with a group of several other Texas Myrmecologists to develop a complete survey of all the Ants of Texas. - See more at: http://www.tsusinvasives.org/expert-list/DannyMcD.html#sthash.XW4xW53m.dpuf
vvI am a Myrmecologist, specializing in invasive ant species ecology.  At this time, my main focus is on Nylanderia fulva (the tawny crazy ant).  I am interested in basic and applied research having the potential to mitigate the economic and ecological impact of this devastating invasive species.  Currently I am investigating the reproductive phenology and mating flights of N. fulva.  My lab is also determining the thermal and humidity thresholds for worker ant survival and production of brood to develop GIS models that predict the range potential of N. fulva.  An additional project is a collaboration with a group of several other Texas Myrmecologists to develop a complete survey of all the Ants of Texas. - See more at: http://www.tsusinvasives.org/expert-list/DannyMcD.html#sthash.XW4xW53m.dpuf
I am a Myrmecologist, specializing in invasive ant species ecology.  At this time, my main focus is on Nylanderia fulva (the tawny crazy ant).  I am interested in basic and applied research having the potential to mitigate the economic and ecological impact of this devastating invasive species.  Currently I am investigating the reproductive phenology and mating flights of N. fulva.  My lab is also determining the thermal and humidity thresholds for worker ant survival and production of brood to develop GIS models that predict the range potential of N. fulva.  An additional project is a collaboration with a group of several other Texas Myrmecologists to develop a complete survey of all the Ants of Texas. - See more at: http://www.tsusinvasives.org/expert-list/DannyMcD.html#sthash.XW4xW53m.dpuf

Danny McDonald, Ph.D.

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