Dr. Cindy Perkovich, Phd Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Dr. Cindy Perkovich graduated with a PhD in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from Kent State University in Spring 2021.

Where she is working:

Dr. Perkovich started in her position on June 1st, 2021 in the Entomology Department at Tennessee State University. She is working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Nursery Crop Research Center in McMinnville for Karla Addesso. Karla gave the keynote speech for the Tennessee Entomological Society in September, 2021.

Citations of papers published:

Perkovich, C., & Ward, D. (2021). Aboveground herbivory causes belowground changes in twelve oak Quercus species: a phylogenetic analysis of root biomass and non‐structural carbohydrate storage. Oikos130(10), 1797-1812.

Perkovich, C. & Ward, D. (2021). Differentiated plant-defense strategies: herbivore community dynamics affect plant-herbivore interactions. Ecosphere, in press.

Perkovich, C. & Addesso, K. (2021). Reduction in potato leaf hopper attacks on red maple trees using selected insecticides. Arthropod Management Tests, in press

Perkovich, C., & Ward, D. (2021). Herbivore‐induced defenses are not under phylogenetic constraints in the genus Quercus (oak): Phylogenetic patterns of growth, defense, and storage. Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.7409

Perkovich, C., & Ward, D. (2020). Protein: Carbohydrate Ratios in the Diet of Gypsy Moth Lymantria dispar Affect its Ability to Tolerate Tannins. Journal of chemical ecology, 46:1-9.

Awards and recognition she received while at Kent State:

Dr. Perkovich received the following awards (not including travel and book awards):

2020 Graduate Student Senate Research Award, Kent State University, funded ($2000)

2019 Herrick Grant, Kent State University, funded ($2000)

2019 Graduate Student Senate Research Award, Kent State University, funded ($2000)

2019 Kent State Graduate Student Senate outstanding presentation on gypsy moth dietary preferences at the Kent State Graduate Research Symposium