Dr. Bjostad began at Colorado State University in 1984. He is a professor of entomology in the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management. He earned his doctoral degree in entomology from the University of California-Riverside in 1978, and his bachelor's in biology from Virginia's William and Mary College in 1973. He is the recipient of numerous honor and awards, including a recent USDA Certificate of Appreciation for Homeland Security Pest Detection Survey and two Meritorious Teaching Awards from the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. Dr. Bjostad's research has been funded by the USDA, the National Science Foundation, the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station, the Department of Defense and others. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 journal articles and given professional presentations throughout the United States and overseas. In 2003 he was named recipient of the Colorado State University Research Foundation's Technology Transfer Award, formerly titled the Researcher of the Year Award.
Other Research Interests
Chemical ecology; Insect behavior; Basic and applied investigations of chemical relationships among insects and plants
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