Agricultural pest insects

Professor, Entomology, Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Specialist, Entomology, Specialist, BIO5

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, Entomology, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Chair, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute

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.

Department Head, Entomology, Professor, Entomology, Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Regents Professor, Professor, BIO5 Institute