Graduate Students

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Fares Alzahrani Contact person by email Master of Science, Crop Science
Aaron Anderson Contact person by email Ph.D., Horticulture
Alexander Butcher Contact person by email

I am studying the use of synthetic elicitors as a pest management strategy in potatoes. I am also looking at mixed infection environments with Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum vectored by the potato psyllid and potato plants infected with PVY.

Crop Science option Entomology
Emily Carlson Contact person by email

How pesticide exposure differs between honey bees and native bees with varying landscape context.

Ph.D., Horticulture
Daniel Dalton Contact person by email

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Research on biological aspects of Drosophila suzukii;
  • Examination of biological control agents that may impact Drosophila suzukii populations;
  • Investigation of cultural controls against Drosophila...
    Ph.D., Horticulture
Claire Donahoo Contact person by email

Her PhD will focus on dispersal patterns and nontarget effects of the samurai wasp, Trissolcus japonicus, a biological control agent of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, in specialty crop areas in Oregon.

A native of Lincoln, NE, Claire received her BS in Fish & Wildlife Biology with a concentration in Conservation Biology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She then received her MS in Entomology at Montana State University in Bozeman, where she studied mortality dynamics of...
Ph.D., Horticulture

Serhan Mermer
Research Associate
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Ph.D., Horticulture
Scott Mitchell Contact person by email

I am broadly interested in invertebrate ecology in both natural and agricultural ecosystems. I am interested in studying the ecosystem effects of cattle, elk and deer grazing in rangelands riparian areas. I am particularly interested in the effects on native bee species and on flowering plant...
PhD, Wildlife Science, MSc, Wildlife Science, 2020, Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching, 2020, BS, Biology (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), 2015

Anthony Mugica Contact person by email

Biology and ecology of the Flathead borer

Master of Science, Horticulture
Kyoo Rok Park
Research Associate
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Ph.D., Horticulture
Ryssa Parks Contact person by email

Nima Rad Contact person by email