Curator of Homoptera (except scales and whiteflies) and Hemiptera
Phone: 352-372-3505 x 185
s-Mail: PO Box 147100,Gainesville, FL 32614-7100
PhD: University of Illinois
My identification responsibilities at the Division of Plant Industry include Hemiptera and Homoptera except for scales, and whiteflies.My specialty is Aphididae.
My research interests are biology and taxonomy of aphids, especially with respect to plant virus transmission and pest complexes on agricultural crops. I also have an interest in aphids associated with Artemisia spp.
I enjoy international adventures and have spent time doing research in China and collecting biological control agents for Russian wheat aphid in the republics of the former Soviet Union. I especially enjoyed Kyrghyzstan and Kazakhstan.
My recent publications are on taxonomy of aphids as it relates to agricultural pest species, biological control of aphids, and epidemiology of plant viruses (especially barley yellow dwarf virus, bean common mosaic virus and aphid-transmitted potato viruses).
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