My research interest is in the integrated pest management system, specifically in the tree fruit system which involves considerable field research. My main interests are the population dynamics aspects, field modeling, phenology modeling. I appreciate the collegial, open environment, and the ease of broad range collaboration opportunities, including disciplinary collaborations across the department, as well as at the university level. There is strong support for research, including funds for traveling to meetings for presentations. The support and rapport among students is very strong. It's a great place to be.