Jeffrey R. Garnas

Assistant Professor
Extraordinary Faculty, University of Pretoria
Phone: (603) 862-2094
Office: Natural Resources & the Environment, James Hall Rm 162, Durham, NH 03824


  • Ph.D., Ecology and Evolution, Dartmouth College
  • M.S., Ecology and Evolution, University of Maine
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder

Courses Taught

  • NR 506: Forest Entomology
  • NR 600: Work Experience
  • NR 782: Forest Health

Selected Publications

Garnas, J. R. (2018). Rapid evolution of insects to global environmental change: conceptual issues and empirical gaps. CURRENT OPINION IN INSECT SCIENCE, 29, 93-101. doi:10.1016/j.cois.2018.07.013

Wondafrash, M., Slippers, B., Garnas, J., & Hurley, B. P. (2018). Parasitoid assemblage associated with a North American pine weevil in South Africa. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 20(2), 208-216. doi:10.1111/afe.12246

Burgess, T., Mcdougall, K. L., Scott, P. S., Hardy, G., & Garnas, J. R. (2018). Predictors of Phytophthora diversity and community composition in natural areas across diverse Australian ecoregions. Ecography, 42, 1-14. doi:10.1111/ecog.03904

Garnas, J., Lombardero, F. J., & Ayres, M. P. (2018). Population Dynamics. In J. Allison, & T. D. Paine (Eds.), Forest Entomology. Springer.

Mbenoun, M., Garnas, J. R., Wingfield, M. J., Begoude Boyogueno, A. D., & Roux, J. (2017). Metacommunity analyses of Ceratocystidaceae fungi across heterogeneous African savanna landscapes. Fungal Ecology, 28, 76-85. doi:10.1016/j.funeco.2016.09.007

Hajek, A. E., Hurley, B. P., Kenis, M., Garnas, J. R., Bush, S. J., Wingfield, M. J., . . . Cock, M. J. W. (2016). Exotic biological control agents: A solution or contribution to arthropod invasions?. Biological Invasions, 18(4), 953-969. doi:10.1007/s10530-016-1075-8

Kemler, M., Garnas, J., Wingfield, M. J., Gryzenhout, M., Pillay, K. -A., & Slippers, B. (2013). Ion Torrent PGM as Tool for Fungal Community Analysis: A Case Study of Endophytes in Eucalyptus grandis Reveals High Taxonomic Diversity. PLoS ONE, 8(12), e81718. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0081718

Garnas, J. R., Ayres, M. P., Liebhold, A. M., & Evans, C. (2011). Subcontinental impacts of an invasive tree disease on forest structure and dynamics. Journal of Ecology, no. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2745.2010.01791.x

Dukes, J. S., Pontius, J., Orwig, D., Garnas, J. R., Rodgers, V. L., Brazee, N., . . . Ayres, M. (2009). Responses of insect pests, pathogens, and invasive plant species to climate change in the forests of northeastern North America: What can we predict?. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FOREST RESEARCH-REVUE CANADIENNE DE RECHERCHE FORESTIERE, 39(2), 231-248. doi:10.1139/X08-171

Groden, E., Drummond, F. A., Garnas, J., & Franceour, A. (2005). Distribution of an Invasive Ant, Myrmica rubra (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), in Maine. Journal of Economic Entomology, 98(6), 1774-1784. doi:10.1093/jee/98.6.1774

Most Cited Publications