Entomology and Nematology

 

Dr. Lauren M. Diepenbrock

  Dr. Lauren M. Diepenbrock

  Assistant Professor
  Entomology
  Phone: 863.956.8801
  Email: ldiepenbrock@ufl.edu

Program Emphasis

Integrated Pest Management and Insect Ecology . [Read More]


  Dr. Larry DuncanDr. Larry Duncan

  Professor
  Nematology
  Phone: 863.956.8821
  Email: lwduncan@ufl.edu

Research

Our research focus is on the ecology and management of plant parasitic nematode pests of citrus and the ecology of entomopathogenic nematodes and their potential role in citrus IPM. Specific projects relate to the phylogenetics of plant parasitic nematodes; population assessment of nematode and insect pests; crop loss assessment; soilborne foodweb dynamics; and IPM tactics. [Read More]


Dr. Michael Rogers

  Dr. Michael Rogers

  Center Director and Professor
  Entomology
  Phone: 863.956.5897
  Email: mrgrs@ufl.edu

Research

Extension responsibilities focus on the development and implementation of integrated pest management programs for citrus. Research examines the ecology of insect pests of citrus and the integration of chemical and biological control in the citrus system.


Dr. Kirsten Pelz-Stelinski

  Dr. Kirsten Pelz-Stelinski

  Associate Professor
  Entomology
  Phone: 863.956.8666
  Email: pelzstelinski@ufl.edu

Research

My research program focuses on the biology and microbial ecology of insect vectors of plant diseases. Currently, I am investigating transmission of the Huanglongbing (HLB) pathogen Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (Las) by the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), Diaphorina citri,to further the development of successful ACP management programs. Aspects of this research include evaluating the effects of Las on ACP fitness and investigating the distribution and function of ACP endosymbionts. [Read More]


Dr. Lukasz Stelinski

  Dr. Lukasz Stelinski

  Associate Professor
  Entomology and Nematology
  Phone: 863.956.8851
  Email: stelinski@ufl.edu

Research

My research focuses on development of integrated management strategies for insect pest control. Although citrus is the focal commodity for my current research program, I extensively collaborate with colleagues on research projects involving insect pests of temperate tree fruit, small fruit (both temperate and tropical), as well as in other agricultural commodities such as ornamental plants and vegetables. [Read More]