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Ferenc A. de Szalay

Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Courses Taught

  • Entomology
  • Invertebrate Zoology
Current Research

Research in my laboratory examines factors regulating invertebrate communities in aquatic habits (wetlands, streams, and ponds). Invertebrates are important in diets of waterfowl, shorebirds, and gamefish, and some projects have studied aquatic invertebrate responses to wetland management practices. I also study mosquito ecology to develop control methods that do not adversely affect aquatic ecosystems. Other research projects have examined invertebrate communities in restored aquatic habitats, and have determined how factors such as food resources, hydrology, and plant structure affect wetland insect communities.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

de Szalay, F.A. and V.H. Resh. 2000. Factors influencing macroinvertebrate colonization of seasonal wetlands: responses to emergent plant cover.  Freshw. Biol. 45: 295-308

de Szalay, F.A., N.H. Euliss, and D.P. Batzer.  1999.  Seasonal and semipermanent wetlands of California; invertebrate community ecology and responses to management methods.  pp 829-855 in Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands of North America: Ecology and Management. (ed. by D.P. Batzer, R.B. Rader, S.A. Wissenger).  John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, NY.

de Szalay, F.A., and V.H. Resh. 1997. Responses of wetland invertebrates and plants important in waterfowl diets to burning and mowing of emergent vegetation. Wetlands 17:149-156.

Batzer, D.P., F.A. de Szalay, and V.H. Resh. 1997. Opportunistic response of a benthic midge (Diptera: Chironomidae) to management of California seasonal wetlands. Environ. Entomol. 26:215-222.

de Szalay, F.A., and V.H. Resh. 1996. Spatial and temporal variability of trophic relationships among aquatic macroinvertebrates in a seasonal marsh. Wetlands 16:458-466.

de Szalay, F.A., D.P. Batzer, and V.H. Resh. 1996. Mesocosm and macrocosm experiments to examine effects of mowing emergent vegetation on wetland invertebrates. Environ. Entomol. 25:303-309.

de Szalay, F.A., D.P. Batzer, E.B. Schlossberg, and V.H. Resh. 1995. A comparison of small and large scale experiments examining the effects of wetland management practices an mosquito densities. Proc. Calif. Mosq. Vector Control Assoc. 63:86-90.

Research Areas
  • Responses of aquatic invertebrates to management strategies in wetlands, streams, lakes, and ponds
  • Mosquito ecology and control methods
  • Vegetational, hydrological, and trophic factors regulating invertebrate communities in aquatic ecosystems
Ferenc A. de Szalay
Department of Biological Sciences
Center for Ecology and Natural Resources Sustainability
205 Cunningham Hall
Phone: 330-672-7936
Fax: 330-672-3713
Spring 2014
  • BSCI 30560 - 001 Invertebrate Zoology
  • HONR 40096 - 016 Individual Honors Work
  • BSCI 40196 - 002 Individual Investigation
  • BSCI 40375 - 001 Environmental Biology And Mgmt
  • BSCI 40600 - 006 Writing In Biological Sciences
  • BSCI 60198 - 014 Research
  • BSCI 60299 - 006 Thesis Ii
  • BSCI 60391 - 001 Seminar In Ecology
  • BSCI 70391 - 001 Seminar In Ecology
  • BSCI 80199 - 004 Dissertation I
  • BSCI 80299 - 005 Dissertation Ii
Summer 2014
  • BSCI 60198 - 005 Research
  • BSCI 60299 - 003 Thesis Ii
  • BSCI 80199 - 023 Dissertation I
  • BSCI 80299 - 021 Dissertation Ii
Fall 2014
  • BSCI 30360 - 001 General Ecology
  • BSCI 30580 - 001 Entomology
  • BSCI 40600 - 003 Writing In Biological Sciences