Personal Biography of Dr. Ian V. MacRae
Dr. Ian V. MacRae is an Associate Professor with the Department of Entomology at the
University of Minnesota and is the State Coordinator for the USDA CSREES IPM
Program. Stationed at the Northwest Research & Outreach Center in Crookston. Dr.
MacRae has a 3-way appointment with responsibilities in research, outreach and
teaching. He received his PhD from the Dept. of Entomology at Oregon State University
in 1994 and was a post-doctoral research associate in the departments of Entomology and
then Bioagricultural Sciences & Pest Management at Colorado State University prior to
joining the faculty at the University of Minnesota. Dr. MacRae’s current research focuses on the spatial dynamics of insect pest populations (especially in agricultural crops of NW Minnesota), Site Specific Pest Management, the regional movement of insect populations between habitats, and the union of meteorological forecasting and spatial mapping into insect population predictions. Although a faculty member of the St Paul based Dept of Entomology, he fulfills his teaching responsibilities at the Crookston campus of UMN. He has taught Introductory & Applied Entomology there since the fall of 1997 and has trained approximately 300 undergraduate students through this course. He has a very active outreach program, publishing numerous educational articles via various media and participates in a variety of educational events for producers and Agricultural Professionals.