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Entomology and Nematology Department

Entomology and Nematology Department

Masters and Doctoral Graduates

Masters and Doctoral Graduates 2019

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
Alake, Gideon Characterization of Soil Communities Using Nematode
and Microbiome Data Analytics
DiGennaro Ph.D.
Baldwin, Jessica Occurrence, Biology and Yield Impact of Insects Associated
with Brassica carinata in the Southeastern U.S.
Paula-Moraes M.S.
Bibbs, Christopher Characterization of Volatile Pyrethroids for Mosquito Management Kaufman  Ph.D.
Brown, James Relationship between Diapause Preparation and Diapause
Length: A Possible Target for European Corn Borer Management  
Hahn M.S. 
Buckley, Randy Attraction of Four Mosquito Species to UV LED Light Koehler Ph.D. 
Calvin, Wilfrid Effects of Intercropping and Biological Insecticides on Sugarcane
Aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) Infestations in Sorghum, and
Identification of Natural Enemies and Alternate Hosts in Haiti
Beuzelin M.S.
Cuba, Ingeborg Activity of Halogenated Aromatic Amides
against Anopheles Mosquitoes
Bernier M.S.
Dyrdahl-Young, Ruhiyyih Tools and Insights into the Use of Biological Controls on
Plant Parasitic Nematodes
DiGennaro Ph.D.
Foley, Erin non-thesis Gillett-Kaufman M.S.
Foster, Donald Comparison of The House Fly, Musca Domestica (Diptera, Muscidae)
Responses to Ultraviolet LED and Ultraviolet Fluorescent Light Traps
Koehler M.S.
Gannon, Alex A Sorghum Trap Crop to Prevent Stink Bugs from
Infesting Organic Tomato
Leppla M.S.
Gill, Caitlyn non-thesis Martini M.S.
Gordon, Johnalyn Colony-age-dependent Variation in Cuticular Hydrocarbon
Profiles in Coptotermes gestroi (Rhinotermitidae) 
Chouvenc M.S.
Gu, Mengyi Bermudagrass Root Rot Complexes between Plant-Parasitic
Nematodes and Pythium Species on Golf Courses in Florida
Crow Ph.D.
Harmon, Laura Permethrin Use on Deer Farms in Florida, Potential for
Sequestering in Deer and Influence on Resistance
Development in Culicoides
Weeks, E. M.S.
Jiang, Shiyao Mosquito-Effective Insecticides and Repellents: Potassium Channel
Blocker-Synergized Pyrethroid Mosquitocidal Effects, and a
Highthroughput Screening Method for Spatial Activities
Bloomquist Ph.D.
Kaplan, Zach A Survey of Pesticide Resistance and Potential Resistance
Mechanisms in Amblyomma americanum
Weeks, E. M.S.

Khan, Rafia

Sustainable Management Approaches for Controlling Thrips
(Thysanoptera: Thripidae) and Their Transmitted Tospovirus
in Tomatoes in South Florida 



LaTora, Gabrielle

Innovations in Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii Matsumura)
Monitoring and Attract-and-Kill for Development of More
Targeted IPM Programs
Liburd M.S.
Lopez, Lorena Development and Application of Integrated Pest Management
Strategiesto Manage Key Arthropod Pests and Beneficials
in Organic Zucchini Squash
Liburd Ph.D.
McGregor, Bethany Ecology of Culicoides Biting Midges and Their Role as
Vectors of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Virus on
Florida Big Game Preserves
Burkett-Cadena Ph.D.
Mellick, Jacob Non-thesis Mathias M.S.
Mills, Anne Non-thesis Beuzelin M.S.
Overmire, Nicholas Non-thesis Mathias M.S.
Penca, Cory The Catfacing Pest Complex in Florida Peaches and the Use of
Pyriproxyfen for Diapause Interference and Parasitoid Rearing
Hodges Ph.D.
Perry, Chastity Non-thesis Mathias M.S.
Phillips, Eleanor Survey of Arthropod Pests of Olea europaea in
North Central Florida Olive Groves
Gillett-Kaufman M.S.
Pinkerton, Morgan Invasive Species and Plant Biosecurity Education with a Focus of
Rearing Stink Bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) of Concern to Florida
Hodges M.S.
Quenaudon, Matthew Ecological Analysis of Arthropods Involved in
Mango Pollination in South Florida
Carrillo M.S.
Roldan Salazar, Erik Status of the Sugarcane Borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) and
Its Biological Agents in Florida Sugarcane and Rice
Beuzelin M.S.
Shugart, Holly Probing Behavior and Host Preference in Diaphorina citri
(Hemiptera: Liviidae)
Rogers Ph.D.
Talton, Hannah Assessing Cultural Practices, Injury, and Susceptibility of Selected Strawberry
Cultivars to the Strawberry Seed Bug (Neopamera bilobata Say)
in Organic Strawberry Production
Liburd M.S.
Traczyk, Edward Exploiting Behaviors of a Biological Control Agent for Thrips
Integrated Pest Management in Florida Bell Pepper
Martini M.S.
Wells, Lincoln Non-thesis Mathias M.S.
West, Richard Seasonal Changes in Host Use and Vectorial Capacity of Culiseta melanura
(Diptera: Culicidae) in Relation to Epizootic Transmission of Eastern
Equine Encephalitis Virus in Central Florida
Burkett-Cadena M.S.
White, Roxie Assessing Virulence of Beauveria bassiana against House
Fly (Musca domestica) Immatures and Adults 
Geden M.S.
Wilner, Daniela Brief Nutritional Stress in Early Adulthood Has Long-Term Effects
on Reproductive Success in Narnia femorata
Miller, C. Ph.D.
Yeboah, Simon Development of IPM Tools for Managing Anastrepha suspensa and
Bactrocera dorsalis in Guava and Mango Orchards
Liburd Ph.D.