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Research Project: Systematic Research Support for Insects of Agricultural Importance

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Project Number: 8042-22000-290-08-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 29, 2015
End Date: Sep 29, 2020

Objective:
The objective of this cooperative research project is to train and develop students and research associates in the systematics of agriculturally important insects and mites.

Approach:
Candidate insect and mite groups will be selected in consultation with the Research Leader and scientists of the Systematic Entomology Lab (SEL). SEL scientists will play an active role in the selection of students and definition of research areas and overall course of study. Prioritization of candidates will be based on qualification of the candidates and on current and future needs of ARS programs and in consultation with the ADODR. Special emphasis will be placed on groups that are of importance for quarantine, invasive species, and which are either not currently covered by ARS or for which there is a pressing need due to new emerging pest problems.