Faculty & Staff

John C. Schneider

Discipline: Entomology

Specialty: Insect Ecology
Email: jcs1@msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-2977
Office Location: Clay Lyle Entomology Building, Room 129

Mailing Address
Box 9775
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Physical Address
100 Old Hwy. 12
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Insect Rearing Center


  • Ph.D., Princeton University
  • B.S., Purdue University

Courses Taught

  • EP 8272 - Empirical Research Theory and Practice
  • EPP 8624 - Population Ecology of Insects

Research Interests

  • Mechanisms, movement, management, and overwintering of host plant resistance of cotton to tobacco budworm
  • Physiological ecology of H. zea, Lygus lineolaris (tarnished plant bug) (Hemiptera: Miridae), and Amblyomma maculatum (Gulf Coast tick) (Ixodidae: Amblyomminae) with application to the pest management, rearing, and population ecology of these and other arthropod species

Recent Publications

  • Goddard, J., A.S. Varela-Stokes, J.C. Schneider. 2011. Observations on questing activity of Adult Gulf Coast Tick, Amblyomma maculatum Koch (Acari: Ixodidae), in Mississippi, U.S.A. Systematic & Applied Acarology 16:195-200. Download
  • Schneider, J.C. 2011. Irreplaceable mortality: is it?. Environmental Entomology 40(6):1341-44. Download
  • Caprio, M.A., C.D. Parker, J.C. Schneider. 2009. Future fitness of female insect pests in temporally stable and unstable habitats and its impact on habitat utility as refuges for insect resistance management. Journal of Insect Science 9(44):1536-2442. Download
  • Schneider, J.C. 2009. Principles and procedures for rearing high quality insects. Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, p. 352 pp.