University of Florida Entomology and Nematology
Masters and Doctoral Graduates

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 Masters and Doctoral Graduates 2015    
NameThesis / Dissertation TitleAdvisorDegree

Alfaress, Serine

Laser Surgery to Revisit the Biological Functions of Aphid Cornicles

Killiny-Mansour Ph.D.

Aristizabal, Luis

Integrated Management of Chilli Thrips , Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on Ornamental Roses

Arthurs M.S.

Aryal, Sudarshan

Integrated Pest Management of Sting Nematode (Belonolaimus longicaudatus) on Bermudagrass

Crow Ph.D.

Baidoo, Richard

Root-knot Nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) on Cut Foliage Crops in Florida

Crow Ph.D.

Beard, Holly

Effects of Feeding Regime and Relative Humidity on Development and Fecundity for the Bed Bug, Cimex lectularius L.

Koehler M.S.

Bernard, Sara

Response of Subterranean Termites to Neighboring Colony After Baiting

Su M.S.

Brast, Cynthia


Capinera M.S.

Bustamante, Tomas

Testing Geometric Morphometrics as a Method for Discriminating African Honey Bee Subspecies Apis mellifera scutellata and Apis mellifera capensis

Ellis M.S.

Cluever, Jeffrey

Effects of Insecticide Regimes on Control and Species Composition of Thrips in Florida Strawberry

Smith M.S.

Crockett, Christopher

Evaluation of Ground-level Remote Sensing Methods for the Detection of Twospotted Spider Mites (Tetranychus urticae Koch) in Strawberry

Liburd M.S.

Croxton, Scott

Understanding and Exploiting Psyllid Dispersal Behavior in Florida Citrus

Stansly Ph.D.

Devkota, Shashan

Ecology and Management of the American Serpentine Leafminer, Liriomyza Trifolii (Bugress) (Insecta: Diptera: Agromyzidae) on Five Major Vegetable Crops

Seal M.S.

Diaz, Daniel

Effects of Nitrogen on Population Dynamics of the Chilli Thrips, Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), on Hydroponically Grown Jalapeño Peppers in South Florida

Seal M.S.

Efstathion, Caroline

Improving Conservation and Reproductive Success of Cavity Nesting Birds by the Use of Insecticides to Control Hematophagous Arthropods and Nest Site Competing Social Hymenoptera

Kern Ph.D.

Gallice, Geoffrey

Macroecology of Neotropical Clearwing Butterflies (Nymphalidae: Ithomiini)

Willmott Ph.D.

Herrera, Pablo


Ellis M.S.N.

Hottel, Benjamin

Implications of Surface Topography on Monitoring, Detecting, and Controlling Bed Bugs, Cimex lectularius L. (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)

Koehler Ph.D.

Kakkar, Garima

Temporal and Spatial Assessment of Molting in Workers of Coptotermes Formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae): an Approach to Speed Up the Colony Elimination with the Use of Chitin Synthesis Inhibitor Baits

Su Ph.D.

Kartzinel, Mark

Evaluation of an Autodissemination Station for the Suppression of Dengue Fever and Chikungunya Vectors in Florida

Burkett-Cadena M.S.

Kerr, Christopher

Mass-Rearing and Quality Control of Tamarixia radiata, a Parasitoid of the Asian Citrus Psyllid

Leppla M.S.

Leveen, Eric

Before the Invasion: Determining the Potential Host Range in Florida of Halyomorpha Halys (Stal) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)

Hodges M.S.

Machtinger, Erika

Studies on the Biology and Chemical Ecology of Spaliangia cameroni (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae), a Pupal Parasitoid of Filth Flies

Geden and McAuslane Ph.D.

Nakahara, Shinichi

Systematic revision of the genus Euptychia Hübner, 1818 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae)

Willmott M.S.

Panthi, Babu

Biology and Population Dynamics of Melonworm, Diaphania hyalinata L. (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on Four Different Types of Cucurbits

Seal M.S.

Steininger, M. Sedonia

Development and Implementation of a Trapping Protocol for Large-Scale Monitoring of Bark and Ambrosia Beetles

Lucky M.S.

Streeter, Travis


Baldwin M.S.

Taravati, Siavash

Biology of Rugose Spiraling Whitefly (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae: Aleurodicus rougiopercalatus) and Its Biological Control Using Nephaspis oculata

Mannion Ph.D.

Vitone, Tyler

From Pavement to Population Genomics: Using Citizen Science to Characterize the Introduced Pavement Ant, Tetramorium Caespitum, and to Engage Students with Science in an Undergraduate

Lucky M.S.

Xu, Yao

Biological Studies on the Gut Symbiont Burkholderia Associated with Blissus insularis (Hemiptera: Blissidae)

Boucias Ph.D.

Zukowski, John

Water Management in Termites: a Comprehensive Look at the Behavior and Physiology of Resistance to Desiccation

Su, Kern Ph.D.

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