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Summary This WG brings together professionals from UC Riverside and Davis, CDFA, USDA, commodities, and industries interested in Nematology. Its purpose is to report and discuss new advances, coordination of activities, research and extension needs, and training programs.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Andreas Westphal (Chair)
Phone 559-646-6555
Unit: Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
Membership List
AES Scientist
Baldwin, James Nematology Department
  Professor Nematologist Systematics; morphology; fine structure; phylogenetic analysis
Caswell-Chen, Edward Nematology CAES
  Associate Nematologist   Associate Professor Teaches nematode management; advanced nematology; research includes host-parasite relations; nematodes in disease complexes; applied nematology; cropping systems design
Crump, Amanda
  Lecturer, International Agricultural Development Extension Education, Postsecondary Education, Women and Vulnerable Groups, International Agricultural Development, International Program Management and Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Integrated Pest Management, Tree Health, Technology Transfer Evaluation
De Ley, Paul Nematology Department
  Professor and Nematologist Ecology, Phylogeny and Taxonomy of Nematodes
Ferris, Howard Nematology CAES
  Professor   Nematologist-AES Nematode biology and pest management, population biology, population assessment, ecology, integrated pest management
Groen, Simon University Of California Riverside
  Assistant Professor Evolutionary Systems Biology
Kaloshian, Isgouhi Nematology CAES
  Associate Nematologist   Associate Professor Molecular mechanisms of root-know nematode resistance in tomatoes.
Nadler, Steven Entomology (UCD)
  Professor and Department Chair Systematics, phylogenetics, biodiversity, genetic structure of nematodes.
Platzer, Edward Nematology CAES
  Professor of Nematology & Biology Physiology and nutrition
Roberts, Philip Nematology Department
  Chair, Nematologist & Professor of Nematology Nematode host-parasite relations, genetics and pest management in field and vegetable crops
Siddique, Shahid
  Asst. Nematologists in AES Research in the Siddique lab focuses on elucidating interactions between parasitic nematodes and their hosts using molecular and applied methodologies
CE Advisor
Beede, Robert Kings County
  (Retired) Farm Advisor Emeritus Horticulture: Tree fruit, nuts, grapes
Downer, A. James Ventura County
  Environmental Horticulture/Plant Pathology Advisor Pathology of landscape ornamentals , Phytophthora Root Rot, Mulches, Potting soils, Palm horticulture, climate ready trees, arboriculture, Master Gardener Advisor.
Stapleton, James Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  IPM Plant Pathologist Integrated pest management; alternatives to synthetic chemical products for disease and pest control; solar energy in pest management; ecological engineering; pest issues in natural areas; biological, physical, and cultural management of reservoirs of weedy plant propagative materials; seed pathology; sustainable and appropriate pest management technologies; circular economy issues
Turini, Thomas Fresno County
  Vegetable Crops Advisor Vegetable crops production with emphasis in plant disease management and activities in entomology and nutrient management.
CE Specialist
Becker, J
  Professor of Cooperative Extension in Nematology and Nematologist Integrated pest management of plant-parasitic nematodes
McKenry, Michael Nematology Department
  Emeritus Nematologist and CE Nematology Specialist, Emeritus Field pathogenicity and practical control of nematodes in perennial crops
Ploeg, Antoon Nematology Department
  Nematology Specialist Management of plant-parasitic nematodes in field and vegetable crops.
Westerdahl, Becky Nematology CAES
  CE Specialistáá Professor Applied nematology, integrated pest management
Westphal, Andreas Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  UC Riverside Professor of Cooperative Extension Nematology Applied Nematology in perennial crops including walnut, almond, pistachio, grape and citrus
Other ANR
Dillman, Adler Nematology Department, scott.edwards
Stefanovskova, Tatiana
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Williamson, Valerie Nematology CAES
  Nematologist and Professor Molecular biology, molecular genetics of the host-nematode interaction, nematode resistance
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Hodson, Amanda
Koike, Steven Monterey County
  Plant Pathology Farm Advisor, Emeritus Plant pathology research and education for vegetable, fruit and ornamental crops; plant disease diagnostics; food safey research and extension.
Sanchez, Kristi TriCal
  Senior Researcher/Nematologist Nematode diagnostic
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Membership Totals
Number of Members31
ANR Members25
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