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Entomology and Nematology Department

Entomology and Nematology Department

Masters and Doctoral Graduates

Masters and Doctoral Graduates 2013

Name Thesis/Dissertation Title Advisor Degree
Albrecht, Dehlia Non-thesis Hahn M.S.
Alexander, Jennifer Non-thesis Koehler M.S.
Badon, Jade The Effects of Anthropogenic Land Use on the Distribution
of Butterflies in Negros Oriental, Phillippines
Emmel M.S.
Ben-Mahmoud, Sulley Transgenic Control of the Citrus Weevil, Diaprepes abbreviatus:
a Three-Pronged Approach Targeting Digestion,
Gut Physiology, and Gene Expression
Cave Ph.D.
Cao, Runxin Temperature Dependent Survival and Activity Level of Four
Subterranean Termite Species (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)
Su M.S.
Carnohan, Lucas Development of a Novel Management Method for Rhipicephalus sanguineus
Using Semiochemical-baited Traps
Kaufman M.S.
Cerezo, Rene Non-thesis Cave M.S.
Chen, Xulin Manipulation, Rearing and Storage of Tamarixia radiata (Waterston)
(Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) Parasitoid of Diaphorina citri
(Hemiptera: Psyllidae)
Stansly M.S.

Crowley, John

Non-thesis Baldwin M.S.
Davis, James Non-thesis Koehler M.S.
Davis, Timothy Oviposition Strategies of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) (Diptera: Culicidae):
Analyzing Behavioral Patterns for Surveillance Techniques and Control Tactics
Kaufman Ph.D.
Eiden, Amanda Determining Resistance Levels and Mechanisms in Rhipicephalus sanguineus
(Latreille) to Acaricide Used to Treat Domestic Animals and Residential Environments
Kaufman Ph.D.
Engh, Eric Non-thesis Connelly M.S.
Fitzpatrick, Daniel Escape from Short-Interfering RNA-induced Silencing
in an Orthobunyavirus, Tensaw Virus
Maruniak M.S.
Garcia, Gretell Non-thesis Kaufman M.S.
Garrick, Tamika Investigating Abiotic Factors Influencing the Abundance of Frankliniella
in Blueberries, and the Development of a Predictive Risk
Model for Thrips Damage in North-Central Florida
Liburd M.S.
Hammons, Katherine Non-thesis Baldwin M.S.
Hawkings, Chloe RNA Interference-based Strategy for Asian Citrus Psyllid
(Diaphornia citri Kuwayama) Control: A Method to Reduce the Spread
of Citrus Greening Disease (Huanglongbing)
Cave M.S.
Hill, Stephanie Foraging Strategies and Aggression Patterns of Nylanderia fulva (Mayr)
(Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in North Central Florida
Koehler Ph.D.
Hillman, Hillary Non-thesis Maruniak M.S.
Jenson, Lacey Characterization of Neuronal Structure and Insecticide Target Site Expression
in Spodoptera frugiperda (Sf21) and Anopheles gambiae (Sua1b) Insect Cells
Bloomquist Ph.D.

Jordan, Bennett

New Concepts in Management of Drywood (Blattodea: Rhinotermitidae) and
Subterranean Termites (Blattodea: Kalotermitidae) Termite Control Strategies
Koehler Ph.D.
Kaur, Navneet Manipulating Maintenance Practices to Reduce the Susceptibility of Two
St. Augustinegrass Cultivars to Blissus insularis Barber
(Hemiptera: Blissidae)
E. Buss Ph.D.
Kim, Ki Integrated Management of Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama,
for Protecting Young Citrus Trees from Huanglongbing
Rogers Ph.D.
Koi, Sandra

Ecology and Conservation of the Imperiled South Florida Butterfly
Eumaeus atala Poey 1832

Daniels M.S.
Liu, Ruohan Developing Site-specific Pest Management Strategies for Twospotted
Spider Mites, Tetranychus urticae (Kocy) in
North Central Florida Strawberry Fields
Liburd M.S.
Louton, Jessica Non-thesis Branham M.S.
MacKenzie, Martin Non-thesis Koehler M.S.
Mendez-Martinez, Joel Non-thesis Stansly M.S.
Molifua, Benjamin Non-thesis Mannion M.S.
Mortensen, Ashley Impact of Managed European Honey Bee Colonies on the
Composition of Drone Congregation Areas
Ellis M.S.

Nino Beltran, Angie

Evaluation of the Green Lacewing Chrysoperia rufilabris
Burmeister (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) as a Biological
Control Agent of the Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle
Microtheca ochroloma Stal (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
Cave M.S.

Okins, Katherine

Non-thesis Thomas M.S.
Poplin, Ashley A Florida Perspective on Host Preference, Early Detection, and Identification
of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stal)
Hodges M.S.
Poudel, Manish Effects of Rate and Application Frequency on Residual Toxicity of Neem-Based
Insecticides to the Leafminer Liriomyza trifolii
(Burgess) (Diptera: Agromyzidae) on Snap Bean
Leibee M.S.
Reeves, Lawrence The Ecological Importance of Secondary Forests to Frugivorous Butterfly
Communities in Mount Kanlaon National Park, Negros, Philippines
Daniels M.S.
Russell, Jennifer Non-thesis Connelly M.S.
Shaffer, Lindsay Non-thesis Cave M.S.
Sharma, Shweta Associations between Hemipteran Honeydew Producers and Nylanderia fulva
(Mayr) with Management Implications for Florida Landscapes
Buss Ph.D.
Tamayo, David Non-thesis Koehler M.S.
Thom, Matthew The Ecology and Conservation of Callophrys irus Godart:
the Role of Fire and Microhabitat
Daniels Ph.D.
Tyler-Julian, Kara A Novel Push-pull Method of Integrated Pest Management of
Thrips and Tospoviruses on Peppers and Tomatoes
Funderburk M.S.
Van Ekert, Evelien Identification and Characterization of Farnesoic Acid Methyltransferase in
Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Liviidae), and Targeting This
Enzyme as a Biorational Control Strategy to Reduce the Spread of
Citrus Greening Disease
Cave Ph.D.
Weaver, Christine Management Strategies to Increase Effectiveness of Insecticides Used
to Manage Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, in Citrus
Rogers M.S.
Wise, Larry Temperature Effects on Vapor Toxicity of Volatile Compounds to
Bed Bugs, Cimex lectularius L.
Koehler M.S.
Zhang, Ziyi Non-thesis Leppla M.S.