Brockman

Robert Brockman
Graduate Research Assistant

Professional Profile

Laboratory

Gonthier Agroecology Lab

Education

  • BS: Horticulture, Plant and Soil Science, August 2015 – May 2018. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
  • PhD: Entomology, August 2018 – present. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA

Work Experience

  • August 2018 – present. Graduate Research Assistantship. University of Kentucky Department of Entomology
  • May 2018 – August 2018. Extension Internship. University of Kentucky
  • Feb 2016 – May 2018. Student Lab Technician in Dr. Daniel Potter’s Turf and Landscape Entomology Lab. University of Kentucky Department of Entomology
  • May 2016 – August 2016. Boone County Arboretum Internship. Union, KY

Research Interests

I am a PhD research assistant in Dr. David Gonthier’s Agroecology lab. I am interested in studying plant-insect interactions within fruit and vegetable fields. I am currently working on a project funded by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture that is focused on sustainably controlling flea beetles within select vegetable crops. My long-term research goals include research targeted at the sustainability of edible horticultural crops. My view of sustainability includes social, economic, and ecological aspects.