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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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1997, University of Maryland, Department of Entomology, Ph.D. Dissertation: Genetic basis for host range expansion of Eudryas unio, an oligophagous lepidopteran herbivore, onto an introduced plant species, Lythrum salicaria. Advisor: Dr. Pedro Barbosa

1982, University of Maryland, Department of Botany, M.S. Thesis: Pollination biology of lima beans. Co-advisors: Drs. Jane Rissler & Glenn Patterson

1977, North CarolinaStateUniversity, Department of Botany, Major: Plant Ecology


Professional Experience:


South Africa: Conduct research on trapping methods for Cactoblastis cactorum

Brazil: Collect Heteroperreyia hubrichi (sawfly) for Hawaiian host specificity studies

Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay: Survey for natural enemies of Schinus terebinthifolius

Mexico: Participate in four week tropical ecology class

Germany: Conduct ecological studies on insect species attacking Lythrum salicaria

Switzerland: Survey and evaluate impact of insect species attacking Lythrum salicaria

Argentina: Collect and identify dung beetles for ecological studies

2000-Present, USDA-ARS-CMAVE and FloridaA&MUniversity, Center for Biological Control, Tallahassee, Florida, Research Entomologist,

1998-2000, Institute of PacificIslands Forestry and University of Hawaii, Volcano, Hawaii, Assistant Entomologist

1994-1997, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, Graduate Assistant

1984-1994, USDA, ARS, Insect Biocontrol Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.

1981-1984, Department of Botany, University of Maryland, Faculty Research Assistant

1979-1981, Department of Botany, University of Maryland, Graduate Teaching Assistant


Professional Societies:


Entomological Society of America

Entomological Society of Florida

Entomological Society of Hawaii

Entomological Society of Washington

International Organization of Biological Control

Natural Areas Association

Ecological Society of America

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