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Entomology and Nematology Department

Entomology and Nematology Department

Masters and Doctoral Graduates

Masters and Doctoral Graduates 2020

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
Adeleye, Victoria Management of the Pepper Weevil, Anthonomus eugenii,
Using Sustainable Strategies
Seal M.S.
Adhikari, Rosan Distribution Pattern, Biology, and Management of Asian Bean Thrips
(Megalurothrips usitatus Bagnall) and Melon Thrips (Thrips palmi Karny)
Seal M.S.
Agramonte, Natasha Neuroethology of Pyrethroid-Resistant Aedes aegypti: Toxicological Differences,
Excito-Repellent Behaviors, and Electrophysiological Firing Response to
Pyrethroid Insecticides (Aedes aegypti)
Bloomquist Ph.D.
Atchison, Rachel Ant Community Composition and Seed Removal in Longleaf Pine
Forests Managed with Frequent Fire
Lucky M.S.
Jessica Awad Building a Diagnostic Framework for the Genus Synopeas
Based on Reared Specimens from Papua New Guinea 
Hodges  M.S.
Borden, Matthew Evaluating Soil Mitigation Tactics and Alternate Shrub Selection
to Create More Sustainable Residential Landscapes 
Dale M.S.
Braatz, Elizabeth Non-thesis Daniels M.S.
Branch, Andrew Spinosad Resistance in Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) and
Effects of Ingestion at Different Life Stages through Various Media
Kaufman M.S.
Cabrera, Sarah Steele  Ecology and Conservation of an Endangered Butterfly with
an Evaluation of Reintroduction Techniques
Daniels M.S.
Cirino, Lauren Consequences of Environmental Heterogeneity on Reproductive
Output in Narnia femorata Stål (Hemiptera: Coreidae)
Miller, C. Ph.D.
dos Santos de Carvalho, Ana Paula  The Evolution of the Sphragis in Butterflies Kawahara Ph.D.
Dritsoulas, Alexandros The Occurrence of Entomopathogenic Nematodes and
Their Natural Enemies in Greek Citrus Orchards
Duncan Ph.D.
Federovitch, Casey Leef Non-thesis  Koehler M.S.
Gallagher, Samantha  Non-thesis  Burkett-Cadena M.S.
Gonzalez, Rafael Survey and Molecular Characterization of Nematodes Associated as External
Epibionts on the Florida Manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris 
Giblin-Davis M.S.
Gregory, Michelle  Non-thesis  Burkett-Cadena M.S.
Hughes, Tony Ground-Dwelling Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Composition, Distribution,
and Diversity in Relation to Vegetation and Habitat Quality of Protected
Longleaf Pine Forests in Florida Sandhills
Koehler Ph.D.
Humphries, Alessandra Non-thesis  Bahder M.S.
Ivey, Cleveland Rearing and Quality Control for the Invasive Species,
Bagrada hilaris (Burmeister) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) 
Hodges/Leppla M.S.
Jack, Cameron Facilitating the Development of an Integrated Pest Management
Approach for Controlling Varroa Destructor in Florida 
Ellis  Ph.D.
Keller, Oliver Studies on Robopus Motschulsky, 1853 and Heterophotinus
Oliver, 1894 and Related West Indian Fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) - 
Robopus and Heterophotinus 
Connelly Ph.D.
Komondy, Lidia Genomic Analysis and Phenology of Haplaxius crudus Van Duzee
(Hemiptera: Cixiidae) in Palm Agroecosystems 
Bahder M.S.
Lee, Sang-Bin Task Allocation, Age Polyethism and Foraging Behavior
of the Formosan Subterranean Termite
Su Ph.D.
Lynch, Chealsey Non-thesis  Kaufman M.S.
Lyons, Bridget Non-thesis  Hahn, D.  M.S.
McKay, Sean Influence of Limited Mortality Transfluthrin Exposure
on Aedes albopictus (Skuse)
McMackin, Grace Non-thesis  Ellis M.S.
Miller, Matthew Biology, Ecology, and Control of Alluaud's Little Yellow Ant,
Plagiolepis alluaudi (Formicidae: Formicinae)
Chouvenc M.S.
Noordyke, Emily Determining The Efficacy of Pollen Substitutes as a Management Tool
for Western Honey Bee (Apis Mellifera L.) Colonies 
Ellis M.S.
Panthi, Babu Ecology, Behavior, and Management of Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood
in Florida Strawberry and Blueberry (Scirtothrips dorsalis)
Liburd Ph.D.
Parker, Casey Dynamics of Insecticide Susceptibility Status in Florida
Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus) and Aedes albopictus (Skuse) Populations
and Evaluation of Mosquito Education Campaigns
Connelly Ph.D.
Patel, Jayshree Biology of the Hybrid Termites of Coptotermes Formosanus and
C. Gestroi (Blattodea: Rhinotermitidae) (C. Gestroi)
Su Ph.D.
Perry, Rebecca Investigating the Effects of Plant Diversity and Nutrients on
Drivers of Monarch Fitness and Abundance 
Dale M.S.
Pileggi, Matthew Prevalence, Identification, and Genetic Basis of Antibiotic Resistant
Bacteria Isolated from Livestock-Associated House Flies and Stable Flies 
Wong M.S.
Plotkin, David Systematics of the Emerald Moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae) Kawahara Ph.D.
Post, Kimberly Kester Non-thesis Martini M.S.
Prade, Patricia The Biological Control of Brazilian Peppertree in Florida, USA  Minteer Ph.D.
Regmi, Homan Integrated Management of Root-Knot Nematode (Meloidogyne spp.)
on Tomato Combining Host Resistance and Nematicides
Desaeger Ph.D.
Rosulme, Jean Solon   Non-Thesis  Liburd  M.S. 
Schumacher, Lesley  Sod-Based Rotation for Rotylenchulus reniformis Management and
Effects on Nematode Community Structure in Peanut-Cotton Systems  
Grabau  Ph.D. 
Short, Sierraa  Non-thesis  Wong  M.S.
Soto, Noemi Assessing the Genetic Diversity of the 16SrIV-D Phtytoplasma in Florida
and Its Response to Oxytetracycline-hydrochloride
Bahder M.S.
Steele, Gabriella  The Influence of Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus on Dispersal by
Bemisia tabaci MEAM1 (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) 
Smith  M.S. 
Thompson, Sage  Establishment Potential and Impact of
Bagrada hilaris in Florida Cole Crops 
Hodges/Leppla  M.S. 
Vickers, Michael  Predator Psychology and Responses to
Aposematic Signals in Jumping Spiders 
Taylor  Ph.D. 
Weaver, James  Floral Use and Competition between Wild Bees and
Managed Honey Bees in Florida Flatwoods 
Mallinger  M.S. 
Zimler, Rebecca  Emergence and Transmission Potential of Zika Virus by
Invasive Mosquitoes from Florida and Puerto Rico 
Alto  Ph.D.