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Entomology and Nematology Department

Entomology and Nematology Department

Masters and Doctoral Graduates

Masters and Doctoral Graduates 2018

Towards the Development of an Integrated Pest Management Program for Strawberries: Investigation of Cultivar Susceptibility to Twospotted Spider Mites (Tetranychus urticae Koch) and Sting Nematodes (Belonolaimus longicaudatus Rau) and Integration of the Predatory Mite (Neoseiulus californicus McGregor) and Chemical Tactics

Name Thesis/Dissertation Title Advisor Degree
Asbani, Nur The Evaluation of Sugarcane Rust Mite as
Potential Pest of Sugarcane
Nuessly Ph.D.
Badon, Jade Aster Tumala Understanding the Effects of Land Use Change and Typhoons on the
Diversity, Richness, and Communities of Butterflies
(Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) on Negros Island, Philippines
Emmel Ph.D.
Bateman, Craig C non-thesi    
Burman, Harry non-thesis   Carrillo  M.S. 
Carias, Ann M non-thesis distance Alto M.S. 
Delong, Brittany E Biology and Control of Two Species of Human Parasitic Bed Bugs:
Cimex Lectularius Linnaeus and Cimex Hemipterus Fabricius
Baldwin Ph.D.
Doherty, Ethan Michael The Effects of Turfgrass Cultivar Diversity and
Composition on Herbivore Fitness and Behavior
Dale M.S.
Dosunmu, Omatola Evaluation of Integrated Strategies for Management of
Twospotted Spider Mite (Tetranychus Urticae Koch)
in Organic Strawberry Production
Liburd Ph.D.
Fee, Riley non-thesis distance Oi, Faith M.S.
Gillenwaters, Benjamin M. Effective Application Dosage for Sulfuryl Fluoride against Bed Bugs Scheffrahn M.S.
Heve,William Kobla Interactions between Entomopathogenic Nematodes, the Caribbean
Fruit Fly (Anastrepha Suspensa Loew) and the Parasitoid
(Diachasmimorpha Longicaudata Ashmead) for Fruit Fly
Integrated Pest Management
Duncan Ph.D.
Hull,Michael S. non-thesis Renkema M.S.
Iglesias,Lindsy Erin Studies on the Behavior and Ecology of Drosophila suzukii
(Diptera: Drosophilidae) and Development of
IPM Strategies in Berry Crops
Liburd Ph.D.
Johnston,Nicholas Shawn Dispersal Patterns of Asian Citrus Psyllid (Diaphorina itri Kuwayama)
and Secondary-Host Interactions
Stansly M.S.
Jones, William Brandon Efficacy of Organic Amendments on Turfgrass
Nematodes and Turf Health
Crow M.S.
Karounos, Michael George Feeding Behavior of the Corn Wireworm,
Melanotus communis, in Florida Sugarcane
Cherry M.S.
Khadka, Arjun Host and Relative Humidity: Assessment of Halyomorpha
Halys (Stal) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
Hodges M.S.

Lietzenmayer, Laurel B

Potential Food or Potential Mates: The Use of Male Jumping
Spider Coloration and Ornamentation in Courtship



Lopez, Marice

Adopting Integrated Pest Management Strategies against Major above
and below Ground Pests in Organic Squash
Liburd M.S.
Lyman, Marian non-thesis distance Lucky M.S.
Neal, Anita S. Distribution, Biology and Management of Myllocerus undecimpustulatus
undatus Marshall (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in the Landscape
and Horticulture Industry
Cave Ph.D.
O’Bosky, Raymond non-thesis distance Smith M.S.
Olaniyi, Omotola Gbemisola Liburd Ph.D.
Pandey, Pritika Assessment of Dicyphus Hesperus (Knight) for the Biological Control
of Bemisia Tabaci (Gennadius) in Greenhouse Tomato
Smith M.S.
Ray, Haleigh A Floral Fragrance, Pollination, and Seed Germination of
Two Native, Epiphytic Orchids in South Florida
Gillett-Kaufman M.S.
Razzak, Mohammad Abdur Development of an Integrated Approach for Managing Melon Thrips,
Thrips palmi Karny (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in Vegetable Crops
Seal Ph.D.
Runkel IV, Alfred E. non-thesis distance Baldwin M.S.
Scocco, Christopher M. Genetic Investigation of the Invasive Ghost Ant,
Tapinoma melanocephalum (F.)
Bahder Ph.D.
Short, Clancy Alexander The Storage Protein LSP-2 Is Associated with the Timing of Reproductive
Maturation in Males of the Caribbean Fruit Fly, Anastrepha suspensa
Hahn M.S.
Simoes Dias De Castro, Vanessa Condition-Dependent Expression of Sexual Traits Based on Enzymatic
Antioxidants in the Caribbean Fruit Fly, Anastrepha suspensa
Hahn Ph.D.
Sloyer, Kristin E. Evaluating Sampling Strategies and Ecological Niche Models for
Florida No See Ums (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae: Culicoides)
Burkett-Cadena M.S.
Smith, Eliott Effect of Huanglongbing Antimicrobials Therapies on the
Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina Citri Kuwayama
(Hemiptera: Liviidae), and Their Endosymbiont Community
Pelz-Stelinski M.S.
Sprague, Danielle M. Susceptibility of Thrips to Neonicotinoid and Spinosyn Insecticides Funderburk M.S.
Tan, Denise The Use of Multiple Data Types for Elucidating Drivers of Speciation
in the Butterfly Genus Hermeuptychia (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae: Euptychiina)
Willmott Ph.D.
Vizza, Melissa L. non-thesis distance Kaufman M.S.
Waldo, Benjamin D. Nematicide Effects on Non-Target Soil Invertebrate
Populations in Turfgrass Systems
Crow M.S.
Xia, Qinwen Evolutionary Changes in Endocrine Regulation of Diapause
Trigger Diversification by a Shift in Life Cycle Timing
Hahn Ph.D.