My research program focuses on contributing to the theory and practice of biological control of arthropod pests in managed ecosystems. Specifically, research has focused on ecology and behavior of natural enemies and pests via field and laboratory studies.
Works By Students
Works By Students
chaired theses and dissertations
Bellota Villafuerte, Edwin (2013-05).
Effects of Life History, Domestication, and Breeding of Zea on the Specialist Herbivore Dalbulus maidis (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae).
Butler, James Joseph (2004-08).
Predicting boll weevil eradication induced pest outbreaks in Texas cotton.
Chinchilla-Ramirez, Milena (2014-12).
Mutual Impacts on a Specialist Herbivore and its Host Plants: Variation in Insect Morphology and Plant Tolerance.
Davila-Flores, Amanda (2012-12).
Host Plant Influences on Performance and Haplotype Diversity of Dalbulus maidis, a Specialist Herbivore of Zea.
Diaz Galarraga, Rodrigo Rogelio (2003-05).
Impact of the red imported fire ant upon cotton arthropods.
Fontes Puebla, Ana Aurora (2019-12).
Effects of Domestication, Spread, and Breeding on Maize Defenses Against Western Corn Rootworm.
Hopkins, Bradley Wayne (2005-12).
Species composition and seasonal abundance of stink bugs in cotton in the Lower Texas Gulf Coast and the virulence of Euschistus species to cotton.
Joyce, Andrea Lee (2007-08).
Courtship acoustics and mating in Cotesia, a genus of parasitoid wasps.
Lomeli-Flores, Refugio (2007-12).
Natural enemies and mortality factors of the coffee leafminer Leucoptera coffeella (Guerin-Meneville) (Lepidoptera: Lyonetiidae) in Chiapas, Mexico.
Manrique, Veronica (2003-12).
Host habitat location mediated by olfactory stimuli in anaphes iole (hymenoptera: mymaridae), an egg parasitoid of lygus hesperus (hemiptera: miridae).
Pruter, Luke Steven (2019-11).
Integration of Disease and Insect Risk Assessment and Management in Maize.