Agricultural pest insects
Professor, Entomology, Specialist, BIO5, Specialist, Entomology, Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP
Peter Ellsworth is working to develop science-based solutions for integrated pest management through applied ecological investigations and organized outreach programs of Cooperative Extension, with principal focus on cotton; Integrated whitefly, Lygus, and pink bollworm management in cotton.
Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Professor, Entomology, Chair, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP
Molly Hunter works to understand the role of heritable microbial symbionts in the biology of herbivorous arthropod, or pest biology. Current projects include: Investigating Rickettsia in the sweet potato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci, and investigating interactions between Cardinium and Wolbachia, in whitefly parasitoids in the genus Encarsia and Eretmocerus.