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David Cowan

David Cowan

Office: (269) 387-3853
Lab: (269) 387-3853

Office: 3438 Haenicke Hall
Lab: 3438 Haenicke Hall

Mailing Address
Department of Biological Sciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008 USA

Research interests

Professor Cowan’s interests are in behavioral ecology and evolution, and in particular, the reproductive behavior of insects in the Order Hymenoptera. His current projects involve the relationship between inbreeding and sex determination in solitary wasps and the influence of venereally transmitted mites on mating behavior. Dr. Cowan’s work includes the study of populations in nature, laboratory breeding and behavior experiments, and the use of molecular markers for genetic analysis.