Mark Brinkman, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Mark Brinkman, PhD.

Title: Professor of Biology  

Office: IC 237

Phone: 678-359-5848


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Research Interests:  Invertebrates, Insects, Ants

Courses taught at Gordon State College:

BIOL 1111K and BIOL 1112K Introductory Biology I and II, Area D non-science and allied health majors       

BIOL 1107K and BIOL 1108K Principles of Biology I and II, Area F required courses for biology and science majors     

BIOL 3500K Ecology, required course in the Bachelor of Science in Biology core curriculum      

BIOL 3520K Invertebrate Zoology, upper-level elective in the Bachelor of Science in Biology

Refereed Journal Publications:

Babb, M.E., C. Kang, M.A. Brinkman, C. Lee. 2014. Argentine worker ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) mortality response to sodium salicylate and sodium cinnamate. Journal of Entomological Science 49(4): 1-10.

Brinkman, M.A. and C.G. Rogers. 2010. Bait preferences of ground-dwelling ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in central Georgia. Journal of Entomological Science 45(1): 51-53.

Gardner, W.A., S. Diffie, R.K. Vander Meer, and M.A. Brinkman. 2008. Distribution of the fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) hybrid in Georgia. Journal of Entomological Science 43(1): 133-137.

Brinkman, M.A. 2006. Argentine ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) worker attacks on post-nuptial red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) queens in Central Georgia. Journal of Entomological Science 41(4): 394-396.

Brinkman, M.A. and W.A. Gardner. 2004. Mortality of ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) pest species exposed to sodium hydrogen carbonate. Florida Entomologist 87(3): 324-329.

Brinkman, M.A., W.A. Gardner, and R.M. Ipser. 2004. Red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) mortality following exposure to sodium hydrogen carbonate (NaHCO3). Journal of Entomological Science 39(2): 188-201.

Brinkman, M.A. and W.A. Gardner. 2001. Use of diatomaceous earth and entomopathogen combinations against the red imported fire ant.  Florida Entomologist 84(4): 740-741.

Brinkman, M.A., W.A. Gardner, R. Ipser, and S.K. Diffey. 2001. Ground-dwelling ants attracted to four food baits in Georgia. Journal of Entomological Science 36(4): 461-463.

Brinkman, M.A., T.M. Jenkins, N.H. Granholm, and S.A. Clay. 2001. Genetic variation in Aphthona nigriscutis Foudras (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) populations introduced into the United States to biologically control leafy spurge. Journal of Entomological Science 36(4): 391-401.

Brinkman, M.A., S.A. Clay, and R.J. Kremer. 1999. Influence of deleterious rhizobacteria on leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula) roots. Weed Technology 13(4): 835-839.

Brinkman, M.A., B.W. Fuller, K.G. Leubke, and M.B. Hildreth. 1997. Susceptibility of alfalfa leafcutting bees (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) to Beauveria bassiana infection. Journal of Agricultural Entomology 14(4): 393-397.

Brinkman, M.A., W.G. Duffy, and C.F. Facemire. 1995. Impact of phorate on the genetic diversity of wetland aquatic invertebrates. Journal of the Minnesota Academy of Science 59(2): 11-17.

Brinkman, M.A. 1994. Observations of the plains topminnow in South Dakota. The Prairie Naturalist 26(4): 307-308.