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Clyde E. Sorenson – SEI Executive Director

Clyde E. Sorenson is Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor of Entomology in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University. He received his B.S. in Wildlife Biology (’80), M.S. in Entomology (’84), and Ph.D. in Entomology (’88), all from NCSU. After faculty positions at the University of Nevada-Reno and the University of Missouri-Columbia, he returned to North Carolina to join the faculty of NCSU in 1996. In addition to extensive teaching responsibilities, Dr. Sorenson’s research efforts have two primary foci: 1. The ecology and management of pestiferous and beneficial insects in agricultural crops; and 2. The ecology and management of insects and related arthropods in longleaf pine savanna ecosystems. Current projects include a study of the role of insects in the reproductive ecology of three endangered species of plants found on Fort Bragg, NC, and a study of the reproductive ecology of the Venus flytrap in coastal NC.