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Entomology and Nematology Department

Entomology and Nematology Department

Dr. Phillip Kaufman

Professor of Veterinary Entomology

Dr. Phillip Kaufman is a professor of veterinary entomology.

  • Research

    My research program focuses on the development of new pest management tools for Florida's livestock operators. Beef cattle, dairy cattle and horses are the predominant livestock in Florida and are the focus of this program. Insecticide resistance and control failures are commonplace for many of the fly pests; therefore, innovative systems are needed to assist in their management. However, to successfully manage these pests, studies investigating their biology and ecology are needed.

    The role that biological control can play in assisting with pest control is another research avenue. Producer pesticide selection and the resultant impacts on non-target, beneficial arthropods in grazing systems are of particular interest.

  • Extension
    • Deliver cost-effective pest management systems for Florida livestock producers.
    • Provide outreach support for county-based faculty.
    • Revise and write electronic (EDIS) and hardcopy publications for homeowner and livestock producer use.

Dr. Phillip E. Kaufman


Steinmetz Hall
1881 Natural Area Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 273-3975

  • Education
    • Ph.D., Entomology, University of Wyoming , 1997
    • M.S., Entomology, University of Wisconsin, 1994
    • B.S., Animal Science, University of Illinois, 1991
  • Employment
    • 2017-present, Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville
    • 2011-2017, Associate Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville
    • 2005-2011, Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville
    • 1997-2005, Research Associate, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • EDIS Publications
  • Google Scholar Publications
  • Courses