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B. S., Entomology & Nematology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
M. S., Entomology & Nematology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Ph.D., Entomology & Nematology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Genetic Engineering and Society (GES)-Please note current student funding opportunities are available through the NSF-IGERT PhD Fellowship -For students who have backgrounds in both the natural and social sciences who want to continue interdisciplinary work for their graduate studies. NSF funded project on "Genetic Engineering and Society: Exploring the case of transgenic pests"
My program is centered around the ecology of plants, insects, and their multi-trophic interactions. My current research radiates into a number of research foci including the effect soil biochemical factors on plant resistance to pests, biological control, and chemical mediation of plant-insect interactions for the sustainable management of economically important arthropod species in agricultural and turf systems. I am also interested in furthering our understanding of the role microbes (pathogenic and/or mutualistic) play in modulating interactions between insects an their environment.
ENT 601A/801A - Insect Mutualisms - with Dr. Jules Silverman-Fall 2011