Hannah Stowe

Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant
Natural Enemy Ecology, Integrated Pest Management

"Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on." - Feynman

Graduate Student Profile


I am currently working with Dr. Julie Peterson and Dr. John Ruberson studying both beneficial and pestiferous insect communities in agricultural and natural Nebraska landscapes. This research seeks to improve the application of conservation biological control in the agroecosystem, and to identify avenues of influence from the landscape on beneficial insects. I hope to use my interest in insect interactions to further awareness and conservation of insect biodiversity and to use my passion to communicate their importance in the ecological recovery of our crop fields.


  • B.S. in Biology, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2016
  • M.S. in Entomology, Kansas State University, 2021


Stowe, H.E. Michaud, J.P., Kim, T. N., (2021). The Benefits of Omnivory for Reproduction and Life History of a Specialized Aphid Predator, Hippodamia convergens (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Journal of Environmental Entomology, 50(1), 69-75 doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvaa154

Ajila, H. E. V., Michaud, J. P., Abdelwahab, A. H., Kuchta, S. V., & Stowe, H. E. (2019). How Efficient Is Fertilization by Traumatic Insemination in Orius insidiosus (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae)? Journal of Economic Entomology112(4), 1618–1622. doi.org/10.1093/jee/toz061


Personal Website: www.hannahstowe.com


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