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David Andow

Professor and Department Head; GES Center Executive Committee Member

Department of Applied Ecology, College of Agriculture and Life Science


Faculty page: https://cals.ncsu.edu/applied-ecology/people/daandow/ | Email: daandow@ncsu.edu | Google Scholar


Ecologist David Andow began his role leading the Department of Applied Ecology in August 2023. He served as a Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of Minnesota for 38 years. His research has focused on insect population and community ecology, ecological risk assessment of invasive species and genetically engineered organisms, insect resistance management, and science policy. He has had long-standing cooperative research with Embrapa in Brazil, where he was for three years before coming to NC State. He has given over 250 invited presentations, and published 214 peer-reviewed articles, 96 book chapters, seven consensus reports, and edited 13 books.


Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University; Postdoctoral Associate, National Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan; PhD, Ecology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; BSc, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, Biology, magna cum laude; NSF HS Program, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.

Featured In


  • Japanese American Citizens League Scholarship
  • King/Chavez/Parks Visiting Professor, University of Michigan
  • OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) Fellow
  • Best Publication in Landscape Ecology (International Association for Landscape Ecology)
  • McMaster Fellow (Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization, Australia)
  • JSPS Fellow (Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science), twice
  • Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota
  • International delegate to the Brazilian Entomological Society
  • Visiting Professor, Aarhus University, Flakkebjerg, Denmark
  • Fellow, Bellagio Center of the Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy
  • You Tube Your Entomology Winner, Instruction Category, “Invasive Species.” Entomological Society of America
  • Fellow, Entomological Society of America, Washington, DC

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