John Wenzel

Director of Powdermill Nature Reserve

Areas of focus: Insect behavior, pollinators, forest regeneration, Marcellus gas development, and Appalachian ecology

John Wenzel is an entomologist and the director of Powdermill Nature Reserve, Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s environmental research center. Wenzel has traveled to tropical America, Africa, and Europe on expeditions, and has published a large volume of research on insect and arachnid behavior. Wenzel created new educational and research programs at Powdermill that include gardening with native plants, landscape-level research in forest regeneration, field experiences in North American ecology for South American students, and basic research on the crisis in bee health. He also created web tools for following the hydrofracture (fracking) gas industry.

To schedule an interview, email Sloan MacRae or call him at 412.353.4678.