Department of Plant and Soil Science
Bruce L. Parker, Ph.D.
Bruce L. Parker, Professor, Director, Entomology Research Laboratory
- Ph.D. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 1965
- M.S. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 1962
- B.A University of Maine, Orono, ME 1955
Areas of Expertise
Entomology, Forest Pest Management, International Agriculture
The Entomology Research Laboratory represents a team of scientists committed to the development of effective biological control agents for forest, greenhouse and vegetable insect pest management.
Contact InformationEmail: Bruce.Parker@uvm.edu
Phone: (802) 656-5440
Office Hours: by appointment
Coordinate statewide research, design and test survey and detection methods and efficacy of entomopathogenic fungi for pear thrips. Coordinate research on IPM of hemlock woolly adelgid, including studies on coldhardiness and efficacy of insect-killing fungi. Oversee survey and management projects in cooperation with state forestry agency.
Manage educational and public awareness programs for the introduced exotic pests: Asian longhorned beetle and hemlock woolly adelgid.
Oversee collaborative research on a broad range of insect pests focusing on development of fungi for biological control. Specific projects include Sunn Pest in Central and West Asia, Thrips palmi and diamondback moth in Taiwan, hemlock woolly adelgid in China, whitefly and sorghum chafer in Ethiopia.Graduate student involvement is encouraged and welcome.
- Deborah Neher, Department Chair
- John Aleong
- Sidney C. Bosworth
- Yolanda Chen
- Aleksandra Drizo
- Josef H. Gorres
- Vladimir V. Gouli
- Ann Hazelrigg
- Stephanie Hurley
- V. Ernesto Mendez
- Bruce L.Parker
- Leonard P. Perry
- Donald S. Ross
- Margaret Skinner
- Mark Starrett