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Expert in Forest Entomology/Tree Protection

Expert ID: 718531 Wisconsin, USA

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FORESTRY; ENTOMOLOGY. Expert has expertise in forest entomology with an emphasis on tree protection. He is very knowledgeable regarding tree-feeding insects in both forested and urban areas. He has investigated genetically engineered tree resistance to insects, primarily from the standpoint of preventing the development of immune insect biotypes.

INSECT. Expert is also very knowledgeable regarding the protection of other plant species from insects. He has researched the mechanisms of attack resistance in plants so that these mechanisms may be enhanced or exploited. This knowledge is used to behaviorally modify insects by deploying the chemical signals they use, to predict outbreaks by sampling plant traits, to kill or deter insects with plant products, and to elevate plant resistance by cultural, chemically elicited, breeding, and transgenic methods.

PEST CONTROL. Expert also has experience in agricultural entomology. He was involved in insecticide discovery, development of nontraditional pest control such as antifeedants and plant resistant inducers, and insecticide resistance management. Because of the nature of his research, he has worked in conjunction with tree producers, chemical companies, citizen groups, and arborists.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin - Kenosha, Wisconsin - Racine, Wisconsin - Appleton, Wisconsin - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - Waukegan, Illinois - Schaumburg, Illinois

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1981 Degree: PhD Subject: Entomology Institution: Washington State University
Year: 1976 Degree: MS Subject: Entomology Institution: University of Delaware
Year: 1972 Degree: BS Subject: Biology Institution: St. Joseph's University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1985 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Forest Entomology Responsibilities:
Years: 1981 to 1985 Employer: E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co. Title: Section Research Biologist Department: Biochemicals Department Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations, the Entomological Society of America, the Ecological Society of America, and Sigma Xi.
Awards / Recognition
He was a Distinguished Dissertation Award finalist in the Council of Graduate Schools/University Microfilms International competition.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has authored or coauthored many technical publications, several book chapters, and three proceedings.

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