422 Hodson Hall
219 Hodson Hall
1980 Fowell Avenue
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN 55108 (612-624-2209)
University of California, Davis, B.S., 1974, Entomology
University of California, Davis, Ph.D., 1979, Entomology
Veterinary entomology, population ecology, and integrated pest management of arthropods that affect large animals and people. Ongoing projects involve phenology, population dynamics, and management options for filth flies at organic dairies; and biting fly vectors of arboviruses and nematodes.
Veterinary Entomology (Ent 3281 in fall), Veterinary Parasitology (CVM 6202 in fall with Bert Stromberg), Insect Population Dynamics (Ent 5045 in alternate falls with Dave Andow), and Applied Experimental Design (Ent/Agro 5121 in spring with Nancy Ehlke). I also coordinate Ethics and Scientific Communication (Ent 8061 in fall with three others), and am in charge of Graduate Seminar (Ent 8300 in fall and spring).
Provide back-up identifications of arthropods for UM’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, and advise veterinarians, livestock producers and the general public on flies and other insects of veterinary importance. Technical advisor for Metropolitan Mosquito Control District, and member of University of Minnesota’s Equine Extension Advisory Team.
Foreign exploration for parasites of invasive muscid flies in Russia and Kazakhstan, and ecology and management of filth flies in South America.
Graduate faculty appointments in Entomology, Veterinary Medicine, Risk Analysis for Introduced Species and Genotypes, and Sustainable Agriculture Systems.
Faculty Award for Mentorship in Entomology (FAME); Frenatae, the Graduate Student Organization in the Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota; 2006, 2008, 2011.
Distinguished Teaching Faculty Award, College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences, 2011.
Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching, North Central Branch, Entomological Society of America, 2011.
N. Read, M.S., 1984
V. Cervenka, M.S., 1987
D. P. Davis, Ph.D., 1989
F. Light, M.S., 1993
D. Crane, M.S., 1994
N. Read, Ph.D.,1996
P. James, Ph.D., 1997
J. Hinton, M.S., 1999
E. Castro, M.S., 2001 (external reviewer, Univ. Federal de Pelotas, Brasil)
K. Borewicz, M. S., 2007
J. Filipek, M. S., 2007, PhD (pending)
J. Starcevich, M.S., (pending)
A. Hansen, M.S., (pending)
Taylor, D. B., R. D. Moon and D. R. Mark. 2012. Economic impact of stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae) on cattle production. Journal of Medical Entomology 49: 198-209.
Moon, R. D. 2012. Design of tables and figures for display of scientific data. Chapter 2, in: Jennings, C. A., T. E. Lauer and B. Vondracek [eds.], Scientific Communication for Natural Resource Professionals, American Fisheries Society, Herndon, VA. 180 pp.
Moon, R. D. 2009. Chapter 16: Muscid flies (Muscidae), pp. 267-287. In G. Mullen and L. Durden (eds.), Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 2nd ed. Academic Press, NY.