Robert Haack, Emeritus Adjunct Professor, Forest Entomology

Robert Haack

Ph.D.

3101 Technology Blvd., Suite F

Phone: (517) 884-8057

Education

Ph.D. in Forest Entomology, University of Florida, 1984
M.S. in Forest Entomology, University of Wisconsin, 1980
B.S. in Forestry, University of Wisconsin, 1974

Research Interests

From 1986 through 2015, I was employed as a forest entomologist with the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Insect Unit, which is located on the MSU campus.  Since 1992, I worked almost exclusively on the exotic bark- and wood-boring insects, such as the pine shoot beetle, Asian longhorned beetle, and emerald ash borer.  More recently, I worked with the International Forestry Quarantine Research Group on treatments to minimize the threat of live wood-boring insects being transported in wood packaging materials such as pallets and crating.  I am also interested in firewood and live plants as pathways for international movement of forest pests.  I retired from the USFS in late 2015, but I am still active in forest entomology research.

Selected Publications

 

Chamorro, M.L.,  E. Jendek, R.A. Haack, T.R. Petrice, N.E. Woodley, A.S. Konstantinov, M.G. Volkovitsh, X.-E. Yang, V.V. Grebennikov and S.W. Lingafelter. 2015. Illustrated guide to the emerald ash borer Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire and related species (Coleoptera, Buprestidae). Pensoft, Sofia, Bulgaria. 198 pp.

Colunga-Garcia, M. and R.A. Haack. 2015. Following the transportation trail to anticipate human-mediated invasions in terrestrial ecosystems. Pages 35-48 in R.C. Venette, ed., Pest Risk Modelling and Mapping for Invasive Alien Species. CAB International.

Haack, R.A., Y. Baranchikov, L.S. Bauer and T.M. Poland. 2015. Emerald ash borer biology and invasion history. Pages 1-13 in R.G. Van Driesche and R.C. Reardon, eds., Biology and Control of Emerald Ash Borer. USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, Morgantown, WV, FHTET-2014-09.

Brockerhoff, E.G., M. Kimberley, A.M. Liebhold, R.A. Haack, and J.F. Cavey. 2014. Predicting how altering propagule pressure changes establishment rates of biological invaders across species pools. Ecology 95: 594-601.

Haack, R.A., K.O Britton, E.G. Brockerhoff, J.F. Cavey, L.J. Garrett, M. Kimberley, F. Lowenstein, A. Nuding, L.J. Olson, J. Turner and K.N. Vasilaky. 2014. Effectiveness of the international phytosanitary standard ISPM No. 15 on reducing wood borer infestation rates in wood packaging material entering the United States. PLOS ONE 9: e96611.

Koch, F.H., D. Yemshanov, R.A. Haack, R.D. Margery. 2014. Using a network model to assess risk of forest pest spread via recreational travel. PLoS ONE 9(7)): e102105.

Petrice, T.R. and R.A. Haack. 2014. Biology of the European oak borer in Michigan, United States of America, with comparisons to the native twolined chestnut borer. Canadian Entomologist 146: 36-51.

Haack, R.A. and R.J. Rabaglia. 2013. Exotic bark and ambrosia beetles in the United States: potential and current invaders. Pages 48-74 in J.E. Peña, ed. Potential Invasive Pests of Agricultural Crops, CABI International.

Haack, R.A., F. Hérard, J. Sun and J.J. Turgeon. 2010. Managing invasive populations of Asian longhorned beetle and citrus longhorned beetle: a worldwide perspective. Annual Review of Entomology 55: 521-546.

Haack, R.A., T.R. Petrice and A.C. Wiedenhoeft. 2010. Incidence of bark- and wood-boring insects in firewood: a survey at Michigan’s Mackinac Bridge. Journal of Economic Entomology 103: 1682-1692.