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Biocontrol and Insect Pathology

Two of the current research projects in this area include those of Dr. Consuelo De Moraes, who is searching for the critical role of chemical communication in ecological interactions across trophic levels, and Dr. Jim Tumlinson, who is investigating the interactions among herbivorous insects, their host plants, and their natural enemies.
  • Professor of Entomology


814-863-2982

Entomopathogenic nematodes and fungi; conservation biological control

  • Professor of Entomology


814-863-6369

Physiological mechanisms of resistance in gypsy moth to its host specific baculovirus; functions of key viral genes in pathogenesis and transmission of the gypsy moth baculovirus; biological control of hemlock woolly adelgid

  • Senior Research Associate


814-865-2483

Control and prevention of bed bug infestations

  • Ralph O. Mumma Professor of Entomology
  • Director, Center for Chemical Ecology


814-863-1770