Dr. Verble directs the Missouri S&T Ozark Research Field Station located south of Rolla in the Bohigian Conservation Area.
On campus, she runs an insect conservation and fire ecology laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences that explores topics related to insect biodiversity loss, endangered species management and conservation, forest and rangeland management practices, and community ecology. Her lab is funded by state and federal sources. To date, she has advised 9 M.S. students and one Ph.D. student who have gone on to work at places such as the Army Corps of Engineers, United States Geological Survey, Tennessee Department of Public Works, and prominent national and international graduate programs.
At Missouri S&T, she teaches courses in Biodiversity, Animal Behavior, and Insect Biodiversity.
She is a member of the Entomological Society of America and Association for Fire Ecology.
She serves as an elected member of the Missouri Prescribed Fire Council and previously served on the Texas Prescribed Burn Board.
fire ecology, forest entomology, insect ecology, ant ecology, community ecology, disturbance ecology, wildland fire, prescribed fire, prescribed burning, minorities in STEM