John Pickering

Associate Professor Emeritus

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Ph.D., Harvard University

Research Interests
  • Biodiversity
  • Fire ecology

Research Projects

Community science of Malaise traps for studying insect diversity (Biotic Surveys and Inventories Program, NSF) PI; Diversity and trophic interactions of parasitic wasps (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea) in tropical lowland forests (Mellon Fellowship) PI; Diversity of parasitic wasps in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park) PI.

Selected Publications

Pickering, J., A. F. Read, S. Guerrero and S. A. West. Sex ratio and virulence in two species of lizard malaria parasites. Evol. Ecol. Res. (in press).85:879-885.

Bartlett, R., J. Pickering, I. Gauld and D. Windsor. 1999. Estimating global biodiversity: tropical beetles and wasps send  different signals. Ecological Entomology 24: 118-121.

Pickering, J. 1999. Discover Life in America & the database needs of the All-Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Metadiversity – The Call for Community. Pages 51-56 in Proceedings of the U. S. Geological Survey Biological Resources Division & the National Federation of Abstracting & Information Services Symposium, November, 1998, Natural Bridge, Virginia.

Gaasch, C. M., J. Pickering and C. T. Moore. 1998. Flight phenology of parasitic wasps (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) in  Georgia’s piedmont. Environmental Entomology 27:606-614.

Camann, M. A., A. K. Culbreath, J. Pickering, J. W. Todd and J. W. Demski. 1995. Spatial and temporal patterns of spotted wilt epidemics in peanut. Phytopathology 85: 879-885.