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Jeffrey Miller

Emeritus Appointment
jeffrey.miller [at]

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Agricultural & Life Sciences 4017

2750 SW Campus Way

2750 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

One of my primary activities involves studies on natural enemies of exotic insect pests, namely the spotted wing Drosophila and the brown marmorated stink bug. Another top prioity project involves Lepidoptera: associating caterpillars with food plants, identification, and photography.

Research projects have spanned all types of cropping systems, from cereals and vegetables to orchards, woodlands, and forests. These studies have been driven by exotic insect pests such as winter moth, gypsy moth, Russian wheat aphid, spotted wing Drosophila, and brown marmorated stink bug. The approach is to assess population suppression of the exotic pests by natural enemies, in particular, parasitoids and predators. International projects are a major component of current studies, searching for natural enemies of Drosophila and Halyomorpha, as well as studies on caterpillars. The primary countries of interest are Taiwan and Thailand.