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Associated Faculty
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Heather Andrews
Faculty Research Assistant
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Brittany Barker
Research Associate
541-737-9108
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I investigate how past and current environmental perturbations like climate change, fires, and the introduction of non-native species have influenced animal and plant population dynamics. My work is conducted on a variety of empirical systems, including insects, frogs, and plants. My passion...

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Carolyn Breece
Senior Faculty Research Assistant I
541-737-5440
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Apiculture

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  • Apiculture and Pollination Biology
  • Molecular Entomology: Insect Physiology / Proteomics / Metabolomics / Lipidomics / Functional Biology
  • Ecotoxicology and Molecular Ecology
  • Neuroethology in insects
  • Zoology

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Man Yeon Choi
Courtesy Appointment
541-738-4026
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Research interests are focused on insect neurohormones, Receptors, Bioactive peptides, Receptor-i, RNAi, and Chemical ecology for Arthropod pests. 

  1. Insect neuropeptides (NPs), G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), and receptor interference (Receptor-i) to...
Leonard Coop
Associate Professor (Practice), Associate Director of the Oregon IPM Center
541-737-5523
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I support agriculture in general by developing and placing online, weather and climate driven models for numerous areas including IPM/pest models, plant disease risk models, crop models, horticultural models, beneficial species models, climate suitability models, and others. I am Assoc....

Sandra DeBano
Associate Professor
541-567-6337
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My research focuses on how human activities affect terrestrial invertebrate communities and the ecosystem services they provide, with a special interest in riparian and grassland ecology, food webs, native bees, and invertebrate predators.

Current projects involve examining the...

Seth Dorman
Courtesy Appointment
541-738-4157
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The broad focus of my research program is to understand the ecology and population dynamics of critical arthropod pests in field crop production systems through space and time. These insights are used to improve...

William Gerth
Senior Faculty Research Assistant
541-737-1949
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Jadwiga Giebultowicz
Retired
541-737-5530
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Katerina Graham
Graduate Student

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Jessica Green
Senior Faculty Research Assistant I
541-737-5456
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  • Entomology
  • Pesticide research trials
  • Biological weed control
  • Technical asst. for AgSci Extension websites
  • Community outreach and insect ID
Fritzi Grevstad
Assistant Professor (Senior Research, Courtesy)
(541) 737-8371
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Population ecology, invasive species ecology, plant-insect interactions, biological control of weeds.

  • I am interested in the population dynamics and interactions of plants and herbivorous insects, particularly as they relate to the biological control of weeds. My current...
Richard Hilton
Senior Faculty Research Assistant, Entomologist
541-772-5165
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  • Integrated pest management.
  • Research focusing on arthropod pests in orchards and vineyards, including new invasive pests such as the brown marmorated stink bug and emergent problems such as red blotch virus in wine grapes.
  • Development and implementation of...
Jennifer Holt
Program Coordinator: Oregon Master Beekeeper Program and the Oregon Bee Atlas Master Melittologist Program
541-737-1875
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Beekeeping

Louisa Hooven
Assistant Professor (Senior Research)
541-231-5568
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Entomology

Hyo Sang Jang
Research Associate (Post Doc)
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Navneet Kaur
Assistant Professor, Extension Entomologist Field Crops
541-737-5884
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My research focus is to develop and facilitate the implementation of integrated pest management strategies for sustainable arthropod pest management in diverse Oregon cropping systems. My research interests include insect biology and ecology, host plant resistance, insect biocontrol, insect...

John Lambrinos
Associate Professor
541-737-3484
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We are beginning to understand that interactions between landscape elements underlie many of the important issues we face as a human society. I am fascinated by the ecological processes that tie landscapes together.

  • On-farm habitat restoration.
  • Habitat for...
Gail Langellotto
Professor, Urban and Community Horticulture Extension, Statewide Master Gardener Program Coordinator
541-737-5175
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The ecology of urban and suburban landscapes remains relatively unexplored - although such habitats have great potential to positively contribute to the conservation of pollinators, parasitoids and the ecosystem services that they confer. 

Working with the OSU Extension Master...

Jana Lee
Courtesy Appointment
541-738-4110
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Our team studies arthropod pests of small fruits and ornamental crops.  We focus on biologically-based approaches such as biological control (predators, parasitoids), characterizing host susceptibility, and behavioral manipulation to control these pests.

Danielle Lightle
Assistant Professor (Practice)
503-694-9790

Hannah Lucas
Faculty Research Assistant
541-737-1447
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David Lytle
Sabbatical
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David Madison
Faculty Research Assistant
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I will be working to improve the Pacific Northwest shellfish industry by exploring a sustainable method to combat larval mortalities caused by the pathogen Vibrio coralliilyticus.

Christopher Marshall
Mgr-Collection Curator
541-737-4349
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Andony Melathopoulos
Assistant Professor - Pollinator Health Extension
541-452-3038
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I have wide interests in the area of keeping native and managed bees healthy in working and natural landscapes. 

A major area of my work focuses on how pesticide applicators understand the risks associated with pest management decisions. This has taken the form of large scale...

Betsey Miller
Instructor, Ecampus and Research Assistant, IPM (Walton Lab)
541-737-3913
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I teach an undergraduate course in entomology. My goal in teaching entomology to non-entomologists is to provide insight into a group of organisms that is largely ignored. The vast and varied world of insects impacts human society more than we think.

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Tiziana Oppedisano Contact person by email
  • Psyllids and Leafhoppers
  • Phytoplasmas
Ryan Paul
USDA-NIFA Postdoctoral Fellow
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My research focuses on ecology and biological control using parasitoid wasps. I am currently exploring the foraging behaviors and nontarget impacts of Trissolcus japonicus, a parasitoid of the brown marmorated...

Inga Reich
Research Associate (Postdoctoral Scholar)
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  • Slug and carabid beetle ecology
  • Molecular gut content analysis
  • Biological control
Stuart Reitz
Professor and Director
(541) 889-2174
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Responsible for research and extension programming related to cropping systems in Malheur County

IPM

Ecology and management of insect vectors of plant pathogens

James Rivers
Assistant Professor
541-737-6581
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I am an animal ecologist with research interests that extend into the fields of animal behavior, physiological ecology, and conservation science. The research questions I pursue are grounded in both basic and applied principles, and nearly all are investigated through empirical field studies...

Silvia Rondon
Oregon Integrated Pest Management Director & Professor-Entomology Specialist
(541) 567-8321
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  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Insects-Plant Interactions
  • Biological Control
  • Insect Ecology-Insect Movement
  • Chemical Control

The goal of my research program is to develop and implement cost-effective reduced-risk Integrated...

Robin Rosetta
Retired Nursery Integrated Pest Management Extension Agent
503-678-1264
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  • Biological control implementation
  • Pacific Northwest Nursery IPM website development and expansion
  • Current research areas include: Intelligent Spray Systems; Azalea lace bug; and Maple spider mite.
  • Career-long research topics include: Assessment of...
Ramesh Sagili
Associate Professor-Apiculture
541-737-5460
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To promote sustainable apiculture and pollination, our research program focuses on three prime areas: (1) honey bee health (2) honey bee nutrition and (3) honey bee pollination. Our research program addresses both basic and applied questions to improve honey bee health and...

Melissa Scherr
Project Coordinator, Organic Agriculture Graduate Certificate
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Govinda Shrestha
Hemp specialist, SOREC
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  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Insect Ecology-Movement
Gabriella Tait
Research Associate (Post Doc)
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Daniel Thompson
Bio Science Research Tech 3
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My responsibility is to assist the irrigated ag entomology program on Rondon's research on biological control, insect biology and ecology, and population dynamics; basic and applied field and greenhouse production.

Ellen Topitzhofer
Faculty Research Assistant
541-737-4896
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Bee Lab

Vaughn Walton
Professor, Horticultural Entomologist
541-740-4149
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  • Entomology
  • IPM
  • Biorational pest control agent
  • Biological control
  • Small fruit and tree nut crops

I work on economically important pests, with the aim to provide environmentally sustainable and minimal impact pest...

Tyson Wepprich
Research Associate (Post Doc)
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Nik Wiman
Associate Professor, Extension Specialist—Orchard Crops
503-678-1264 X 67825
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  • biological control
  • population biology
  • orchard ecology
  • insect behavior
  • integrated pest management

Nik earned a BS (biology) and MS (entomology) from Montana State University where he worked on biological control of weeds...

David Wooster
Associate Professor
541-567-6337
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My research interests would be stream ecology, aquatic invertebrate biology, restoration effectiveness monitoring, stream food webs, stream and riparian linkages.