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Entomology and Nematology Department

Entomology and Nematology Department

Masters and Doctoral Graduates

Masters and Doctoral Graduates 2017

Name Thesis/Dissertation Title Advisor Degree
Abbate, Anthony P The Native Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) of
Coastal Dune Environments of Florida
Kern M.S.
Allen Monge, Pablo Esteban Consequences of Environmental and Genetic Stress on the
Male Weapons of Narnia femorata (Hemiptera: Coreidae)
Miller Ph.D.
Arp, Alex Characterizing the Innate Immune System of the
Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri
Stelinski Ph.D.
Ashby, Dallin M American Cockroach Survival and Control in Wood Voids Koehler M.S.
Baniya, Anil Babu Functional Characterization of Genes Involved in Sex
Determination of Meloidogyne incognita
Mengistu M.S.
Calibeo, Dawn Renee An Integrated Pest Management Strategy for Nylanderia fulva in Florida Oi,Faith Ph.D.
Carnohan, Lucas P Evaluating the Potential of 20-Hydroxyecdysone as a Termiticide for
Use in Subterranean Termite Baiting Systems,
with Comparison to Noviflumuron
Su Ph.D.
Carrasquilla Ferro, Maria Cristina Reproductive Interference and Spermathecal
Use in Invasive Mosquito Vectors
Chen, Xulin Improving the Efficiency of Mass Rearing Tamarixia radiata
(Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) Based on Behavioral Aspects
of the Functional Response, Host Marking,
and Endosymbiont Detection
Stansly Ph.D.
Erskine,Heather A Evaluation of Silica and Polymer in a Neoteric
Residual Insecticide Formulation
Koehler M.S.
Foley, Jeremiah Survey of Nematodes Associated with Alates of Coptotermes Gestroi
and Coptotermes Formosansus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) with
Evidence for Within-Colony Transmission
Su M.S.
Gonzalez, Michael A non-thesis Liburd M.S.
Hoyer, Isaiah Ecology of Culex (Melanoconion) cedecei,
Vector of Everglades Virus in Florida
Burkett-Cadena M.S.
Koppenhofer, Heather Diversity among Bacterial Symbionts of Entomopathogenic
Nematodes and a Study of Their Evolutionary Histories
Jones/ Maruniak (co-chair) Ph.D.
Menocal Sandoval, Octavio Artificial Rearing of Xyleborus volvulus and Xyleborus bispinatus and
Vertical Distribution of Ambrosia Beetles in Laurel Wilt
Affected Avocado Orchards
Carrillo M.S.
Qiu, Sai Evaluation of Root-Knot Nematodes (Meloidogyne Spp.)
on Peach (Prunus Persica) in Florida
Dickson M.S.
Robertson, Charles Non-thesis Alto M.S.
Stevens, Kristen Control of Aedes aegypti Using Mosquitocidal Chips Containing
the Insect Growth Regulator Pyriproxyfen
Koehler M.S.
Stockton, Dara Behavioral Ecology of the Asian Citrus Psyllid: How Associative
Learning Influences the Behavior and Fitness of an Invasive
Citrus Pest, Diaphorina Citri Kuwayama
Stelinski Ph.D.

Strzyewski, Iris

Injury by Thrips Species to Florida Strawberry Funderburk M.S.
Tucker, Nicholas Steve Permethrin-Etofenprox Cross-Resistance Status in the Brown Dog Tick,
Rhipicephalus Sanguineus Sensu Lato (Latreille) and Prevalence of
Pathogens in Peridomestic Populations
Kaufman M.S.
Vau,Silvia Joao Use of the Mi-1 Gene Carring Tomato (Solanum Lycopersicum)
for Management of Root-Knot Disease in Florida, Usa
Dickson Ph.D.
Yuan, Weimin Evaluation of Resistance to Meloidogyne Arenaria in the
Peanut (Arachis Hypogaea. L) Cv. Tifguard
Dickson Ph.D.