University of Vermont

College of
Agriculture and Life Sciences

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
  • C.V.
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 Information
Phone: (802) 656-5440
Office Hours: by appointment
Website: Faculty website

Vermont Research:

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.

International Research:

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.