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George Hoffman
Research Associate
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Integrated Pest Management, crop pollination, slugs, mites, blue orchard bees (Osmia)

Stuart Reitz
Professor and Extension Faculty, Cropping Systems
(541) 881-1417
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Responsible for Extension and Research programming related to cropping systems in Malheur County.

Silvia Rondon
Professor & Extension Entomologist Specialist
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IPM, Biological Control, Insect Ecology, Integrated Pest Management.

The goal of my research program is to develop and implement cost-effective reduced-risk Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices for irrigated crops in eastern Oregon, including potatoes, onions, corn, wheat, etc. ...

Faculty Research Assistant
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Richard Hilton
Senior Faculty Research Assistant II, Ag Entomologist
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  • Development and implementation of methods for pear pest management in certified organic orchard systems.
  • Mating disruption and microbial controls for major pest species.
  • Conservation of natural enemies.



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Bio Science Research - Entomology

Insect Identification

Alexzandra Murphy
541-567-6337 x105
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I am a native of Hermiston Oregon and am currently working on the economic threshold for the beet leafhoppers in potatoes in the Columbia Basin. Beet leafhoppers vector a phytoplasma, known as beet leafhopper-transmitted virescence agent (BLTVA) that causes purple top disease in potatoes.


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Sandra DeBano
Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology
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My research focuses on how human activities affect terrestrial invertebrate communities and the ecosystem services they provide, with a special interest in riparian and grassland ecology, food webs, native bees, and invertebrate predators. 

Current projects involve examining the effects...

Joseph DeFrancesco
Pesticide Registration Research Faculty—Emeritus
(541) 737-0718
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Extension IPM, Small fruit

Gwendolyn Ellen
Coord-Conservation BioControl
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Farmscaping for Beneficials

Jadwiga Giebultowicz
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Paul Jepson
Professor, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
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  • Integrated pest management, including pesticide application, efficacy, drift management and ecological risk management
  • Population level risk assessment, particularly the importance of scale, landscape factors and long-term population processes
  • Applications of basic ecology...
Hang-Kwang Luh
Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
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Research Data Interface

David Lytle
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David Madison
Faculty Research Assistant
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I will be working to improve the Pacific Northwest shellfish industry by exploring a sustainable method to combat larval mortalities caused by the pathogen Vibrio coralliilyticus.

Christopher Marshall
Mgr-Collection Curator
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Peter Mc Evoy
Professor, Emeritus
541-737-5507 x8371
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Ecology and Evolution of Plant-Insect Interactions, Ecology and Biological Control of Invasive Plant Species, Conservation of Plants and Insects

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The research in my laboratory focuses primarily on the ecology of invasive plant species...

Darrell Ross
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David Shaw
Associate Professor
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David Wooster
Associate Professor of Fisheries
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My research interests would be stream ecology, aquatic invertebrate biology, restoration effectiveness monitoring, stream food webs, stream and riparian linkages.