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Heather Andrews Heather Andrews
Faculty Research Assistant
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Brittany Barker
Senior Research Associate 1
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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
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Apiculture

Priyadarshini Chakrabarti Basu
Courtesy Status
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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
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Research interests are focused on insect neuropeptides, GPCRs, Bioactive peptides, and pheromones for Arthropod pests, such as spotted-wing drosophila, thrips, and slugs.  

  1. Insect neuropeptide (NP), G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR), and Receptor interference (Receptor-i...
Leonard Coop
Associate Professor (Practice)
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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
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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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Entomology, Integrated Pest Management, Insect Ecology, Insect Toxicology

The broad focus of my research program is to understand the ecology and population dynamics of critical arthropod pests in field crop...

William Gerth
Senior Faculty Research Asst I
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Jadwiga Giebultowicz
Emeritus Appointment
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Jessica Green
PSEP Trainer / Ag. Extension
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  • Entomology
  • Pesticide research trials
  • Technical assistant for AgSci Extension websites
  • Community outreach and insect ID
Fritzi Grevstad
Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
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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 II
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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...
Louisa Hooven
Assistant Professor (Sr Res) and Instructor
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Entomology

Hyo Sang Jang
Research Associate
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Navneet Kaur
Assistant Professor
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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 John Lambrinos
Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor
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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
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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. 

I am helping to develop a better research-...

Jen Larsen
Coord Oregon Master Beekeeper
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Beekeeping

Jana Lee
Courtesy Status
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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.

Dani Lightle Danielle Lightle
Assistant Professor (Practice)

Hannah Lucas
Senior Faculty Research Assistant
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David Lytle
Professor
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David Madison Contact person by email

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 Christopher Marshall
Mgr-Collection Curator
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Andony Melathopoulos
Associate Professor
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
Senior Instructor I
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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
Postdoctoral Scholar
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  • Psyllids and Leafhoppers
  • Phytoplasmas
Ryan Paul
Post-Doctoral 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 Contact person by email
  • Slug and carabid beetle ecology
  • Molecular gut content analysis
  • Biological control
Stuart Reitz
Director
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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
Associate Professor
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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
Director - OIPMC
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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...

Robin Rosetta
Emeritus Appointment
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
Professor
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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 Melissa Scherr
Research Associate
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Govinda Shrestha
Assistant Professor (Practice)
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  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Insect Ecology-Movement
Gabriella Tait
Research Associate
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Daniel Thompson
Faculty Research Assistant
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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 Ellen Topitzhofer
Senior Faculty Research Assistant I
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Bee Lab

Vaughn Walton
Professor
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  • Entomology
  • Ecology
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Biorational pest control agent
  • Biological control
  • Small fruit and tree nut crops

I work on economically important pests, with the aim to provide...

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Nik Wiman Nik Wiman
Associate Professor
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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...

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