|Short CV of Donald C. Weber|
Ph.D. Entomology, 1992, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dissertation: Dispersal and Diet of Colorado Potato Beetle
M.S. Entomology, 1984, University of California, Berkeley
Thesis: Aphids in California Winter Cauliflower
B.A. Biology, 1979, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, magna cum laude.
Senior thesis: Vegetation of The Dome, a Mountain in Vermont
Research Entomologist and Lead Scientist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland, February 2002 to present. Lead Scientist for the current 5-year project on insect management for small farms and urban gardens, with emphasis on cole crops and cucurbits, and focal pest species of cucumber beetles, and true bugs such as harlequin bug, squash bugs, and brown marmorated stink bug.
Principal Agricultural Scientist, originally Agricultural Scientist, Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc., Lakeville, Massachusetts, 1995-2001.
Oberassistant (Assistant Professor, non-tenure track), Institute of Plant Sciences / Applied Entomology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, 1993-1995.
Research Assistant, Department of Entomology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1988-1992.
Sweet Corn Integrated Pest Management Specialist, University of Massachusetts. 1986-1988.
Research Technologist, USDA Appalachian Fruit Research Station, Kearneysville, WV, 1984-1986.
Cauliflower IPM Project Leader, East Bay Regional Parks District, California, 1983-1984.
Biological Control Research Assistant, Division of Biological Control, UC Berkeley, 1981-1983.
Research Assistant, Rachel Carson Council, Chevy Chase, MD, 1979-1980.
Co-organizer and Moderator of 9 symposia at ESA annual meetings, including:
“Use of Aggregation Pheromones in Pest Management,” Austin, 2013.
“Insect Research on the Urban Frontier: Biocontrol and Pollination Services,” Reno, 2011.
“Seizing the Night: Nocturnal studies of insect predation yield new insights,” Reno, 2008.
“Lady Beetle Linkages: Connections of the Coccinellidae,” San Diego, 2007.
“Diversity of trophic relationships in the Carabidae,” Fort Lauderdale, 2005.
Committee on Awards & Honors, 2003-2006 and 2012- ; Chair 2004-2005, 2013-2014.
Eastern Branch Nomination Chair, 2012-2014
4th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods: Co-organizer & Moderator of Sessions 10 and 13, “Functional implications of non-prey feeding in biological control” and “Use of volatiles to monitor or manage natural enemies”, March 2013 (Pucón, Chile).
Corresponding Secretary, 2011-2012; President-Elect, 2013-2014; President, 2015-2016.
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (USDA-NIFA NE-SARE)
Adminstrative Council USDA-ARS representative, 2012 - present
Executive Council 2013 - present ; Chair of Executive Council, 2014 - present.
Subject Editor: Journal of Pest Science, Journal of Integrated Pest Management, International Journal of Pest Management. Guest Editor, Biological Control Nov. 2009 Special Issue, “Trophic Ecology of the Coccinellidae”