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Entomology and Nematology Department

Entomology and Nematology Department

Masters and Doctoral Graduates

Masters and Doctoral Graduates 2009

Name Thesis/Dissertation Title Advisor Degree
Bahder, Brian W. Taxonomy of the Soldierless Termites (Isotera: Termitidae: Apicotermitinae)
of the Dominican Republic Based on Morphologic Characters and
Genetic Analysis of mtDNA and Nuclear DNA
Scheffrahn M.S.
Njumwa, Glady Mkakisha Non-thesis Overholt M.S.
Smith, Bradley W. Firefly Diversity in Colombia: Patterns Across a Dynamic Landscape Branham M.S.
Thorson, Greta Claire Evaluation of Rhyzobius lophanthae (Blaisdell) and Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
Mulsant (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) as Predators of Aulacaspis yasumatsui
Takagi (Hemiptera: Diaspididae)
Cave M.S.
Toth, Patricia L. Sublethal Effects of Imidacloprid and Amitraz on Apis mellifera Linnaeus
(Hymenopters: Apidae) Larvae and Pupae
Ellis M.S.
Congdon, Julie Cara Initial Steps for Developing a Resistance Management Program for
Southern Chinch Bug, Blissus insularis Barber
Buss Ph.D.
Herbert, John J. Multitrophic Interactions Among Crapemyrtle Ilagertroemia Spp.,
Crapemyrtle Aphids Sarucallis kahawaluokalani and Aphid Predators
Mizell Ph.D.
Saarinen, Emily V. Population Genetics of the Endangered Miami Blue Butterfly
Cyclargus thomasi bethunebakeri: Implications for Conservation
Daniels Ph.D.
Eans, Shainnel Esterase Isolation, Expression, and Population Analyses of Culex nigripalpus
Theobald (Diptera: Culicidae) of Manatee County, FL
Smartt M.S.
Juneau, Kevyn Integrated Pest Management in University of Florida
Structures and Landscapes
Leppla M.S.
Mullins, Aaron Succession Ecology of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki
Following Area-Wide Colony Elimination
Su M.S.
Sandoval Mojica, Andres Antifeedant Effect of Commercial Chemicals and Plant Extracts Against
Schistocerca americana (Orthoptera: Acrididae) and Diaprepes abbreviatus
(Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
Capinera M.S.
Vrzal, Erin The Effects of Various Carbohydrate Sources on Longevity and Nutritional
Reserves of Culex quinquefasciatus Say, Culex nigripalpus Theobald
and Culex salinarius Coquillett
Allen M.S.
Zettel, Catherine Comparitive Behavioral Analysis of Oviposition Behavior in Aedes and
Culex Mosquitoes and the Impact of Pathogen
Infection on Oviposition Behavior
Allen M.S.
McManus, Valerie The Biology of the Eastern Pygmy Blue Butterfly, Brephidium pseudofea
(Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae): Physiological Adaptions to an Intertidal Environment
Daniels M.S.
Larrick, Stephanie Interactions Between Age and Reproductive Fitness of
Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae)
Connelly M.S.
Derksen, Andrew Host Susceptibility and Population Dynamics of Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood
(Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on Select Ornamental Hosts in Southern Florida
Mannion M.S.
Chouvenc, Thomas Defense Mechanisms in Termites Against the
Infection of Entomopathogenic Fungi
Su Ph.D.
Obenauer, Peter Surveillance of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) (Diptera: Culicidae) Suburban and
Sylvatic Populations Using Traps and Attractants in North Central Florida
Kaufman Ph.D.
Orajay, Joey Population Dynamics of Pasteuria penetrans in a Peanut Field and
Description of a Pasteuria Isolate Infecting Mesocriconema ornatum
Dickson Ph.D.
Roubos, Craig Monitoring and Managing Blueberry Gall Midge
(Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in Rabbiteye Blueberries
Liburd Ph.D.
Martin, Cliff Effects of Herbivory by Diaprepes abbreviatus (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
and Flooding on the Physiology and Growth of Select Ornamental Plant
Species in South Florida
Mannion Ph.D.
Chan, Wai-Han Survival of Subterranean Termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)
Isolated in Wood of Various Moisture Contents
Koehler M.S.
Holt, Jonathan Non-thesis Steck M.S.
Malone, Colin Non-thesis Leppla M.S.
Platt, Jessica Life History and Management of a Bullet Gall Wasp,
Disholcaspis quercusvirens (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) on
‘Cathedral’ Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) in Northern Florida
Buss M.S.
Seferina, Gisette Non-thesis Gerberg M.S.
Beucke, Kyle Phylogenetics, Niche Modeling, and Biogeography of
Mycotrupes (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae)
Branham Ph.D.
Bustamante, Dulce Culex nigripalpus (Diptera: Culicidae) Population Age Structure
under Heterogeneous Environments and Sources of Error on
the Estimation of Mosquito Infection Rates
Lord Ph.D.
Cooper, Teresa An Assessment of a Biological Control Agent, Lixadmontia franki
(Diptera: Tachinidae), to control Metamasius callizona (Coleoptera: Curculionidae),
an Invasive Herbivore Destroying Florida’s Native Bromeliads
Frank Ph.D.
Li, Hou-Feng Phylogeography, Interspecific Competition, and Control of Coptotermes
formosanus
and Coptotermes gestroi (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in Taiwan
Su Ph.D.
Luc, John Eric Utilization of In Vitro Produced Pasteuria Species Endospores as a
Biological Control for Belonolaimus longicaudatus
Crow Ph.D.
Tarver, Matthew Influence of Soldier Derived Semiochemicals on Reticulitermes flavipes
Worker Caste Differentiation and Gene Expression
Scharf Ph.D.