Skip Navigation
Faculty | Courses | Giving

Brodie, Bekka

M.A. Program Director, Lecturer in the Discipline of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology

M.A. Program Director, Lecturer
PhD in Biology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada


M.S., SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry

Ph.D., Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Research Description

Professor Brodie “talks to bugs”! Her research focuses on understanding insect communication pathways in insects (inter- and intra-specific communication) and their environment (plant-insect interactions and resource foraging), and general insect ecology.  She uses chemical ecology, behavioral ecology, and physiology methods to elucidate smell, sight, sound signals or cues, and investigates how they have evolved in response to community composition, scarceness of resources, and physical parameters of the habitat.  Acquired knowledge is also developed for applications in insect conservation, pollination, pest management, and viable monitoring techniques and strategies.

Research Keywords: Insect Ecology, Insect Behavior, Insect Communication and Foraging, Insect Conservation, Pollination, Pest Management


Representative Publications

Brodie, B.S., V.D. Popescu, R. Iosif, C. Ciocanea, S. Manolache, G. Vanau, A.A. Gavrilidis, R. Serafim, and L. Rozylowicz. 2019. Implementing rapid and non–lethal surveys of longicorn beetle communities using generic pheromone lures and occupancy methods.  Ecological Indicators. 101, 330–340

Yan, G., A.C. Shlink, B.S. Brodie, J. Hu, G. Martin.  2019. The effects of different diets and long–term laboratory rearing on reproduction, behavior and morphology of Lucilia cuprina (Wwiedemann). Journal of Medical Entomology. 56(3) 665–670

Eichorn, C.E.*, M. Hrabar, E. Van Ryn*, B.S. Brodie, A. Blake, and G. Gries. 2017.  How flies are flirting on the fly. BMC Biology. 15:2. (F1000 Recommended)

Brodie, B.S., W. H. L. Wong*, S. L. Vanlaerhoven, and G. Gries. 2014. Is aggregated oviposition by the blow flies Lucilia sericata and Phormia regina (Diptera: Calliphoridae) pheromone–mediated? Insect Science.22(5):651–660.

Back to Faculty
Return to Top