2323 Gardner Hall
B. S., M. S., and Ph.D., Entomology & Nematology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Agronomist, Panamerican School of Agriculture, Zamorano, Honduras
Genetic Engineering and Society (GES)- NSF-IGERT 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.
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES: New PHD Opportunity for Fall 2014!!!
ENT 731-Insect Ecology
ENT 601A/801A - Insect Mutualisms - with Dr. Jules Silverman