University of Vermont

College of
Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department of Plant and Soil Science

Svetlana Y. Gouli


Svetlana Y. Gouli, Research Affiliate

  • Ph.D. Entomology and Parasitology, All-Union Institute of Biological Plant Protection, Moldova, USSR, 1981-1984
  • M.S. Biological Plant Protection, District Siberian University for Agriculture, Novosibirsk USSR, 1973- 1978
  • C.V.
Areas of Expertise

Entomology, Parasitology, Biological Plant Protection

My research is concerned with different groups of microorganisms useful for biological pest control, namely entomopathogenic viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa. Current research is carried out cooperatively at the Entomology Laboratory, taking a team approach to the solution to the pest problem based on fungi.

Contact Information
Email: (802) 656-5438
Office Hours: by appointment
Website: Faculty Website

Current Research:

My research activities point in several principal directions, including isolation of fungi from invertebrates and different natural substrata (soil and plants), identification of fungi, estimation of basic properties of local strains, mass-production and evaluation of each strains activity in laboratory and field conditions. Targets include both agricultural and forest pests. At present I am responsible for the Collection of Entomopathogenic and Antagonistic Fungi. The Collection includes more than one thousand original fungal strains from different parts of the world.

I have served as an instructor for mycology and microbial control for specialists from developing countries such as Ethiopia, Syria and Turkey. I also participate in the Helix Outreach Program, where I serve as a scientific mentor to high school students.

Recent Publications:

Gouli, V.V., S.Y. Gouli, B.L. Parker, M. Skinner, D-S Kim, and M.V. Shternshis. 2011. New technology of mass-production of hyphomycetous fungi for plant protection. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin, Biological Pest Control in Greenhouses, Minsk.

Gouli, V.V., B.L. Parker, M. Skinner and S. Gouli. 2011. Estimation of aerosol spray equipment for application of industrial mycopesticides. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin, Biological Pest Control in Greenhouses, Minsk.

Gouli, V.V., S. Gouli, B.L. Parker and M. Skinner. 2011. Fungi as epizootic factor in Populations of sucking alien insects in north-eastern region of the USA. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin, Biological Pest Control in Greenhouses, Minsk.