Associated Faculty

Associated Faculty
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Heather Andrews
Faculty Research Assistant
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Brittany Barker
Research Associate (Post Doc)
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I investigate how past and current environmental perturbations like climate change, fires, and the introduction of non-native species have influenced animal and plant population dynamics. My work is conducted on a variety of empirical systems, including insects, frogs, and plants. My passion...

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Carolyn Breece
Senior Faculty Research Assistant I
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Research Associate
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  • Apiculture and Pollination Biology
  • Molecular Entomology: Insect Physiology / Proteomics / Metabolomics / Lipidomics / Functional Biology
  • Ecotoxicology and Molecular Ecology
  • Neuroethology in insects
  • Zoology

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Man Yeon Choi
Courtesy Appointment
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Research interests are focused on insect neurohormones, Receptors, Bioactive peptides, Receptor-i, RNAi, and Chemical ecology for Arthropod pests. 

  1. Insect neuropeptides (NPs), G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), and receptor interference (Receptor-i) to...
Leonard Coop
Assistant Professor (Practice), Associate Director of the Integrated Plant Protection Center
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I support agriculture in general by developing and placing online, weather and climate driven models for numerous areas including IPM/pest models, plant disease risk models, crop models, horticultural models, beneficial species models, climate suitability models, and others. I am Assoc....

Sandra DeBano
Associate Professor
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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...

William Gerth
Senior Faculty Research Assistant
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Jadwiga Giebultowicz
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Jessica Green
Senior Faculty Research Assistant I
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  • Entomology
  • Pesticide research trials
  • Biological weed control
  • Technical asst. for AgSci Extension websites
  • Community outreach and insect ID
Fritzi Grevstad
Assistant Professor (Senior Research, Courtesy)
(541) 737-8371
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Population ecology, invasive species ecology, plant-insect interactions, biological control of weeds.

  • I am interested in the population dynamics and interactions of plants and herbivorous insects, particularly as they relate to the biological control of weeds. My current...
Richard Hilton
Senior Faculty Research Assistant, Entomologist
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  • Integrated pest management.
  • Research focusing on arthropod pests in orchards and vineyards, including new invasive pests such as the brown marmorated stink bug and emergent problems such as red blotch virus in wine grapes.
  • Development and implementation of...
Jennifer Holt
Coordinator Oregon Master Beekeeper Program
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Louisa Hooven
Assistant Professor (Senior Research)
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Navneet Kaur
Assistant Professor, Extension Entomologist Field Crops
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My applied research program involves the evaluation of new insecticide chemistries/mode (s) of actions as they become available for addressing insect pest management needs for the field crops grown in the state of Oregon, investigating host plant resistance due to plant-fungal endophyte...

John Lambrinos
Associate Professor
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We are beginning to understand that interactions between landscape elements underlie many of the important issues we face as a human society. I am fascinated by the ecological processes that tie landscapes together.

  • On-farm habitat restoration.
  • Habitat for...
Gail Langellotto
Professor, Urban and Community Horticulture Extension, Statewide Master Gardener Program Coordinator
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The ecology of urban and suburban landscapes remains relatively unexplored - although such habitats have great potential to positively contribute to the conservation of pollinators, parasitoids and the ecosystem services that they confer. 

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Jana Lee
Courtesy Appointment
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Hannah Lucas
Faculty Research Assistant
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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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Andony Melathopoulos
Assistant Professor - Pollinator Health Extension
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I lead OSU Extension's efforts to design, develop, implement and evaluate a state-wide pollinator health program. The focus of this program is not restricted to Oregon's four managed pollinator species (honey bees, alfalfa leafcutter bees, orchard mason bees and alkali bees) but also to the...

Betsey Miller
Instructor, Ecampus and Research Assistant, IPM (Walton Lab)
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I teach an undergraduate course in entomology. My goal in teaching entomology to non-entomologists is to provide insight into a group of organisms that is largely ignored. The vast and varied world of insects impacts human society more than we think.

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Rachele Nieri
Research Associate (Post Doc)
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  • Psyllids and Leafhoppers
  • Phytoplasmas
Inga Reich
Research Associate (Postdoctoral Scholar)
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  • Slug and carabid beetle ecology
  • Molecular gut content analysis
  • Biological control
Stuart Reitz
Professor and Director
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Responsible for Extension and Research programming related to cropping systems in Malheur County.

Silvia Rondon
Professor & Extension Entomology Specialist
(541) 567-8321
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  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Insects-Plant Interactions
  • Biological Control
  • Insect Ecology-Insect Movement
  • Chemical Control

The goal of my research program is to develop and implement cost-effective reduced-risk Integrated...

Robin Rosetta
Nursery Integrated Pest Management Extension Agent
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  • Biological control implementation
  • Pacific Northwest Nursery IPM website development and expansion
  • Current research areas include: Intelligent Spray Systems; Azalea lace bug; and Maple spider mite.
  • Career-long research topics include: Assessment of...
Darrell Ross
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Research Associate (Post Doc)
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Ramesh Sagili
Associate Professor-Apiculture
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To promote sustainable apiculture and pollination, our research program focuses on three prime areas: (1) honey bee health (2) honey bee nutrition and (3) honey bee pollination. Our research program addresses both basic and applied questions to improve honey bee health and...

Melissa Scherr
Project Coordinator, Organic Agriculture Graduate Certificate
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  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Insect Ecology-Movement
Gabriella Tait
Research Associate (Post Doc)
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Daniel Thompson
Bio Science Research Tech 3
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My responsibility is to assist the irrigated ag entomology program on Rondon's research on biological control, insect biology and ecology, and population dynamics; basic and applied field and greenhouse production.

Ellen Topitzhofer
Faculty Research Assistant
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Bee Lab

Vaughn Walton
Professor, Horticultural Entomologist
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  • Entomology
  • IPM
  • Biorational pest control agent
  • Biological control
  • Small fruit and tree nut crops

I work on economically important pests, with the aim to provide environmentally sustainable and minimal impact pest...

Tyson Wepprich
Research Associate (Post Doc)
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Nik Wiman
Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist—Orchard Crops
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  • biological control
  • population biology
  • orchard ecology
  • insect behavior
  • integrated pest management

Nik earned a BS (biology) and MS (entomology) from Montana State University where he worked on biological control of weeds...

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

June-Sun Yoon
Post Doc
(541) 738-4041

The mechanism of RNA interference in insects; Develop RNAi as a pest management tool.

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Corvallis, OR