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Bob Gillespie

Bob Gillespie, WVC Agriculture, Natural Resources and Biology facultyOffice: Batjer Hall 8033
Phone: 509.682.6624

B.S., Education, University of Nebraska
M.S., Entomology, University of Idaho
Ph.D., Biological Sciences, Montana State University

Bob Gillespie has taught natural resources, agriculture and biology courses at WVC since 1998.

His master's thesis was on the biological control of spotted and diffuse knapweed, and his dissertation was on the plant and grasshopper communities associated with rangeland and winter wheat.

His areas of professional interest include native plants and native plant pollinators, including native bee pollinators, and native plant restoration. He presented "Pollinators of North Central Washington" at the first annual WVC Speaks Lecture Series, and he and his students are conducting a study to identify the native bees pollinating native plants that border cherry orchards on Stemilt Hill and Wenatchee Heights.

Gillespie enjoys hiking, backpacking, cycling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and studying the life histories of insects and plants.

He is an adviser for the Agriculture Students Association on the Wenatchee campus.