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EDUCATION

 

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

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

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, "Urban Small Farms and Gardens Pest Management" 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, Z?rich, 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.

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Entomological Society of America:

Co-organizer and Moderator of symposia at ESA annual meetings, including:

  "Thinking ahead: Proactive science addressing pest invasions,” Eastern Branch, Newport, 2017

   "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 President, 2017-2018

 

International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods:  

5th ISBCA, September 2017 (Langkawe, Malaysia): “Accidental introductions of biocontrol agents: positive and negative aspects”

4th ISBCA, March 2013 (Pucon, Chile): “Functional implications of non-prey feeding in biological control” and “Use of volatiles to monitor or manage natural enemies”

 

International Organization for Biological Control, Nearctic Regional Section

Corresponding Secretary, 2011-2012; President-Elect, 2013-2014; President, 2015-2016; Past President, 2017-2018. 

 

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 (2010-2017). Guest Editor, Biological Control Nov. 2009 Special Issue, "Trophic Ecology of the Coccinellidae" Guest Editor, Journal of Pest Science Special Issue, June 2017, “The brown marmorated stink bug: an emerging pest of global concern”

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 

OLDER PUBLICATIONS

 

 

Google Scholar Profile with Citations (not a USDA ARS site)


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