Danny McDonald

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Danny McDonald, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

Danny McDonald is a myrmecologist specializing in invasive ant species ecology. His focus is on Nylanderia fulva (the tawny crazy ant). He is interested in basic and applied research having the potential to mitigate the economic and ecological impact of this devastating invasive species. Currently, he is investigating the reproductive phenology and mating flights of N. fulva. His lab is also determining the thermal and humidity thresholds for worker ant survival and production of brood to develop GIS models that predict the range potential of N. fulva. An additional project is a collaboration with a group of several other Texas myrmecologists to develop a complete survey of all the Ants of Texas.

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Email: dlmcdonald@shsu.edu

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.