Current Lab Members
Dissertation Topic: Southern Hackberry Dieback and Mortality
Lab Alumni and Previous Lab Members
Jim Quick, Research Professional IV (retired), 2005-2020
Amy Janvier, posthumous degree awarded 2021, MS Entomology co-advisor with Mike Ulyshen, Pollinator Health and Ecology
Rebecca Griffin, 2019. MPPPM Entomology, Georgia pollinator census: a citizen science project. Currently UGA/ CES Extension, Pollinator Health Program Associate, School and Community Garden Coordinator.
Conor Fair, 2015, MS in Entomology, Potential for farmscaping to reduce squash bug injury. Currently a PhD student at UGA with Joe McHugh and Mike Ulyshen.
Bethany Harris, 2015, MS in Entomology, Urban habitat management for pollinator and beneficial insect conservation. Currently Assistant Director of Education, Entomology and Horticulture, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA.
Jessica A. Kalina, 2013, MS in Entomology, Potential of a native lace bug for biological control of Chinese privet. Currently Crop Protection Territory Manager (NC/ SC/ GA), Corteva AgriscienceTM
Agriculture Division of DowDuPontTM
Lake Maner, 2012, MS in Entomology, Life history, rearing and habits of the redbay ambrosia beetle
Cheri M. Abraham, 2012, PhD in Entomology, Developing integrated pest management strategies for greenhouse gerbera daisies. Currently Operations Manager/Entomologist, US Citrus, LLC UGA Researchers Tackle Gerbera Daisy Pests. CAES YouTube May 19, 2011
Shakunthala Nair, 2011, PhD in Entomology, Stephanitis lace bugs affecting ericaceous plants host range, mechanisms of resistance, and management
Nair, S., Bauske, E. M., Braman, S. K. 2012. Managing Garden Insects Begins With a Question: Friend or Foe? UGA CAES Cooperative Extension
Currently an Extension Associate at University of Arizona in Community IPM at the Maricopa Ag. Center in Maricopa, Arizona.
Evelyn Carr, 2010, MS in Entomology, Ecology and biology of Leptodictya plana
Shimat V. Joseph, 2010, PhD in Entomology, Management strategies to reduce hemlock wooly adelgid; 2006, MS in Entomology, The potential role of heteropteran predators Geocoris punctipes, G. uliginosus and Orius insidiosus in warm season turfgrass
Currently Assistant Professor, UGA
Gretchen V. Pettis, 2005, PhD in Entomology, Management of insect pests of crapemyrtle with special reference to the ecology and biology of Altica sp.
Currently with BioSafe Systems as an Entomologist working out of Hendersonville, NC.
Gretchen with Young Scholars Marcus Webb, Adrienne Wilson, and Sherika Morris
Punya Nachappa, 2004, MS in Entomology, Biology and management of two lined spittlebug in turfgrass. Currently Assistant Professor at Colorado State University.
Gregory S. Hodges, 2001, PhD in Entomology, Life history information (including degree day relationships) and taxonomy of scale insects found in urban landscapes.
Currently Bureau Chief for Entomology, Nematology, and Plant Pathology at FDACS-DPI
University of Florida
Susan L. Shortman, 2001, MS in Entomology, PhD in Entomology, Resistance and susceptibility among turfgrass and potential weedy host to two lined spittlebug
Colin D. Stewart, 2000, PhD in Entomology, Evaluating and improving pest management in the urban landscape. Currently Assistant Director, USDA, APHIS PPQ- Pests, Pathogens and Biocontrol Permits.
William E. Klingeman III, 1998, PhD in Entomology, Developing decision-making guidelines for control of the azalea lace bug. Currently Professor and Graduate Director, Dept. of Plant Sciences, UT.
Jeffery H. Gillman, 1998, PhD in Horticulture, Resistance of Buddleia taxa to the two-spotted spider mite
Yuefang Wang, 1996, MS in Horticulture, Identification of azalea genotypes resistant to the azalea bug and possible resistant mechanisms
Julie Balsdon, 1993, MS in Entomology, Biology and ecology of Anagrus takeyanus, an egg parasitoid of azalea lace bug