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Entomology and Nematology Department

Entomology and Nematology Department

Masters and Doctoral Graduates

Masters and Doctoral Graduates 2015

Name Thesis/Dissertation Title Advisor Degree
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 Non-thesis 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 Non-thesis 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
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 Non-thesis 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.