Dr. Kamal J.K. Gandhi


Kamal joined the Warnell School in 2008 and is a Professor of forest entomology. She conducts research on all aspects of community and population dynamics of terrestrial insects with a tight focus on forest management and sustainability. She is also a disturbance ecologist with an emphasis on insect-plant interactions and chemical ecology. Kamal has >25 years experience years working in the field of forest health with a M.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Alberta and Ph.D. in Entomology and Forestry from the University of Minnesota. She conducts both basic and applied research, trains the next generation of forest entomologists, and assist foresters and landowners with insect pest and conservation issues. Her lab group is multi-disciplinary, multi-national, and collaborates with many scientists, and state and federal agencies across the world.