Tom Klubertanz

Tom Klubertanz

UW-Rock County
Biological Sciences

E11 Engineering Wing of Williams Hall
(608) 758-6565 x722
Office Hours / Schedule 

Classes (Fall 2018)

Bio 285

  • MW 8:30 - 9:45 AM
  • T 8:15 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Th 9:00 - 9:50, 10:30 - 11:20 AM

Office Hours:

  • M 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • W 2:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Th 1:00 - 2:00 PM

I currently teach courses in the biological sciences, including Animal Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Human Biology, Concepts of Biology, Environmental Biology, Natural History of Wisconsin, and Ornithology. I have broad academic interests in the biological sciences and have taught a very wide array of other courses, including Microbiology, Wildlife Ecology, Developmental Biology, General Chemistry, and Physical Geology.

In my classes, students work hard to master the fundamental terminology, to acquire the essential skills, to establish the foundations for future learning, and to improve their analytical skills. General skills related to a liberal arts education, including writing skills, use of computer technologies, and use of the experimental method, also are emphasized.

My primary research interests are in entomology, ornithology, and ecology. In the area of entomology, my research has focused on: 1) mayfly taxonomy, distribution, and ecology, 2) soybean insect pest management, and 3) bird conservation and ecology. Ornithological work primarily involves monitoring projects, including a long-term research project at the Cook Arboretum in Janesville, which has a website at

I enjoy working closely with undergraduate students in my research projects, and actively seek students interested in research. I also invite questions and/or specimens from students, colleagues, and the community related to insects, birds, and other critters from our environment.


Klubertanz, T. H. 2016. Mayfly larvae of Wisconsin. University of Wisconsin Extension Publications, Madison. 291 pp.

Klubertanz, T. H. 2016. New records of mayflies (Ephemeroptera) from Kenora District and northwestern Ontario, Canada. Entomological News 125(5):341-350.

Klubertanz, T. H. 2015. New state and county mayfly (Ephemeroptera) records for six Midwest states. Entomol. News 125(2):117-126.

Schmude, K. L., T. D. Ledder, T. H. Klubertanz, and J. L. Dimick. 2012. First report of the Neoephemeridae (Ephemeroptera) in Wisconsin. Great Lks. Entomol. 45(1-2): 99-101.

McCafferty, W. P., T. Hubbard, T. H. Klubertanz, R. P. Randolph, and M. Birmingham. 2003. Mayflies (Ephemeroptera) of the Great Plains. II: Iowa. Trans. Amer. Entomol. Soc. 129(1): 77-105.

Klubertanz, T. H. 2002. Bean leaf beetles and bean pod mottle virus in Wisconsin. Proceedings of the Wisconsin Fertilizer, Aglime, & Pest Management Conference 41:169-171.

Grau, C. R., J. L. Wedberg, D. B. Hogg, N. C. Kurtzweil, S. W. Myers, M. E. Lee, C. M. Boerboom, J. M. Gaska, and T. H. Klubertanz. 2001. Control strategies for soybean aphid-virus complex. Proceedings of the Thirty-First Soybean Seed Research Conference 2001. 31:74-94.

Klubertanz, T. H. and C. R. Hess. 2001. Additional Illinois and Wisconsin mayfly records, including Homoeoneuria ammophila (Ephemeroptera: Oligoneuriidae) in Illinois. Entomol. News 112(4): 254.

McCafferty, W. P., T. H. Klubertanz, R. P. Randolph, A. W. Provonsha, H. R. Lawson, and B. C. Kondratieff. 2001. Mayflies (Ephemeroptera) of the Great Plains. I: Nebraska. Trans. Amer. Entomol. Soc. 127(1): 5-29.

Klubertanz, T. H. 2000. Rock County. in: Tessen, D. D. [ed]. Wisconsin's Favorite Bird Haunts. Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, 544 pp.

Klubertanz, T. H. & D. M. Jones. 1999. Adults of Camelobaetidius waltzi (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae), with field notes. Entomol. News 110(3): 173-176.

Klubertanz, T. H. & M. P. Evanson. 1996. ENSTAT System of Computer Programs. Supplemental Material In: Pedigo, L. P. & M. R. Zeiss. Analyses in Insect Ecology and Management. Iowa State University Press, Ames.

Klubertanz, T. H., L. P. Pedigo, & R. E. Carlson. 1996. Relative reliability of yield models of defoliated soybean based on leaf area index versus leaf area removed. J. Econ. Entomol. 89(3): 751-756.

Klubertanz, T. H., L. P. Pedigo, & R. E. Carlson. 1996. Soybean physiology, regrowth, and senescence in response to defoliation. Agron. J. 88(4): 577-582.

Klubertanz, T. H. 1995. Survey of Iowa mayflies (Ephemeroptera). J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 68: 20-26.

Zeiss, M. R. & T. H. Klubertanz. 1994. Sampling programs for soybean arthropods, Chapter 19, pp. 539-601 In: L. P. Pedigo & G. D. Buntin [eds]. Handbook of Sampling Methods for Arthropod Pests in Agriculture. CRC Press, Boca Raton, 714 pp.

McCafferty, W. P. & T. H. Klubertanz. 1994. Camelobaetidius (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) in Indiana and Iowa: new species and range extension. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 96:37-43.

Klubertanz, T. H. 1994. Twospotted spider mite. pp 92-94 In: L. Higley & D. Boethel [eds]. Handbook of Soybean Insect Pests. Entomological Society of America, Lanham, Maryland, 136 pp.

Peterson, R. K. D., R. B. Smelser, T. H. Klubertanz, L. P. Pedigo, & W. C. Welbourn. 1992. Ectoparasitism of the bean leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) by Trombidium hyperi Vercammen-Grandjean, Von Driesche, and Gyrisco and Trombidium newelli Welbourn and Flessel (Acari: Trombidiidae). J. Agric. Entomol. 9(2):99-107.

Klubertanz, T. H., L. P. Pedigo, & R. E. Carlson. 1991. Impact of fungal epizootics on the biology and management of the twospotted spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) in soybean. Environ. Entomol. 20:731-735.

Klubertanz, T. H., L. P. Pedigo, & R. E. Carlson. 1990. Effects of plant moisture stress and rainfall on population dynamics of the twospotted spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae). Environ. Entomol. 19(6):1773-1779.

Higley, L., W. K. Wintersteen, T. H. Klubertanz, & M. E. Rice. 1989. Two-spotted spider mites on soybeans and corn. Iowa Cooperative Extension Service PM-1363, Ames.


Ph.D., co-majors in Entomology and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Iowa State University (1993)
M.S. Entomology, Iowa State University (1989)
B.S. Biology, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, minors in Chemistry and Geology (1986)