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Entomology and Nematology Department

Entomology and Nematology Department

Dr. Edwin R. Burgess IV

Assistant Professor
Veterinary Entomology

Dr. Burgess specializes in veterinary entomology. His common goal is to improve control of arthropods that are damaging to non-human vertebrates, especially in the animal production industry. Pest systems involving animals can be highly variable and complicated, necessitating a multidisciplinary approach to this type of research. Dr. Burgess is mainly focused on two broad areas:

  1. Developing new chemical and biological control solutions that are safe for animals. 

  2. Discovering aspects of the biology of pests that:
  1. May be exploitable for control purposes.
  2. May help determine cycles in economic losses and/or disease transmission.
  • Research

    Dr. Burgess conducts his research in both field and laboratory settings, merging tools from physiology, toxicology, biochemistry, behavioral ecology, surveillance, and environmental science, to name a few. His research systems focus on filth flies, ticks, and mosquitoes in animal production and natural systems, but new pests and systems are being evaluated regularly.

Dr. Edwin Burgess


Steinmetz Hall
1881 Natural Area Dr
Room 3213
Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 273-3975