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Exotic Fruit Fly

Summary Coordinates the Annual Exotic Fruit Fly Research meeting bringing international research participants together from industry, academia and government research and regulatory agencies. Develop annual priorities for fruit fly research and improved coordination between researchers, industry, and regulators. The workgroup also contributes to facilitating discussions on olive fly management and biology among various institutions, agencies, and organizations within California. Management guidelines are updated annually so growers can better control this new invasive species.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Marshall Johnson (Chair)
Phone (559) 646-6519
Unit: Entomology (UCR)
Location: Dept of Entomology University of California
308 College Building North
Riverside, 92521
Name Ted Batkin (Co-Chair)
Name Susan Opp (Co-Chair)
Phone (510) 885-3475
Unit: CSU East Bay
Membership List
AES Scientist
Atkinson, Peter Entomology (UCR)
  Entomologist   Professor of Entomology Insect genetics, molecular biology, & mosquitoes
Carey, James Entomology (UCD)
  Professor Application of demographic methods to insect population, analysis of life histories, demography of aging
Cooksey, Donald Plant Pathology
  Emeritus Professor and Bacteriologist Bacterial diseases; molecular biology, bactericide resistance; biological control
Millar, Jocelyn Entomology (UCR)
  Entomologist   Professor Insect behavior; identification, synthesis, and testing of insect kairomones and pheromones; insect acoustic signaling
Miller, Thomas Entomology (UCR)
  Entomologist   Professor of Entomology Citculatory system of insects, physiology of cotton pests, genetic control of insects, symbiotic control
Morse, Joseph Entomology (UCR)
  Entomologist and Professor of Entomology, Emeritus Citrus and avocado pest management, biological control; applied insect ecology; pesticide impacts on natural enemies; resistance management
Paine, Timothy Entomology (UCR)
  Distinguished Professor and Entomologist, Divisional Dean CNAS UCR Integrated pest management of insects affecting nursery stock, woody ornamental or landscape plants, and trees in urban or recreational forests; ecological interactions between environmental stress on plants and insect herbivores; chemical ecology; insect-microorganism-plant interactions; biological control
Roderick, George Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  William Muriece Hoskins Professor and Chair global change, environmental science, sustainability, biodiversity, invasive species, genomic observatories
Trumble, John Entomology (UCR)
  Distinguished Professor Plant compensation for insect herbivory; impact of air and heavy metal pollution on plant-insect interactions; biological and microbial control in sustainable agriculture; chemical ecology; participate on the celery and tomato guidelines
Van Gundy, Seymour Nematology Department
  Emeritus, Professor Nematology Nematology and plant pathology; nematode ecology and host-parasite relationship in plants
CE Advisor
Bianchi, Mary San Luis Obispo County
  Emeritus - Horticulture Farm Advisor Horticulture, pomology, subtropicals, water management and water quality. Horticulture in San Luis Obispo County and Northern Santa Barbara County.
Caprile, Janet Contra Costa County
  Farm Advisor Commercial fruit, nut, vine, vegetable, field, specialty crops
Connell, Joseph Butte County
  Farm Advisor Emeritus Almonds, olives, citrus, subtropicals, ornamentals
Krueger, William Glenn County
  Farm Advisor Emeritus All tree crops in Glenn County and olives in Tehama County, integrated pest management
Niederholzer, Franz Colusa County
  Farm Advisor   Orchard Systems Prunes, almonds, pears, apple, cherry, olive, plum, citrus, and pomegranate
O'Connell, Neil Tulare County
  Retired Farm Advisor Citrus, Avocado
Pickel, Carolyn Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Area IPM Advisor, Emeritus IPM programs
Vossen, Paul Sonoma County
  Farm Advisor - Emeritus (Sonoma & Marin Counties) Fruits / Vegetables / Marketing Tree fruits and nuts, vegetable crops, small farm specialty crops; marketing, Master Gardener Program, organic - sustainable production, olive oil, chestnuts, apples
CE Specialist
Burrack, Hannah UC Davis
Daane, Kent ESPM - Organisms and the Environment
  CE Specialist Biological control and IPM of insect pests in perennial crops (almond, grape, stone fruit, olives, pistachios), annual crops (lettuce) and ornamentals (eucalyptus, ornamental).
Ferguson, Louise Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  CE Pomologist Pistachio, olive, citrus, fig and persimmon production; alternate bearing, mechanical pruning, mechanical harvesting, citrus Mandarins, root stocks
Hoddle, Mark Entomology (UCR)
  Entomologist   CE Entomology Specialist Biological control of ornamental and agricultural pests. Pest and natural enemy biology and behavior. Assessing impact of natural enemies on pest population growth
Johnson, Marshall Entomology (UCR)
  IPM Specialist and Research Entomologist, Emeritus Integrated pest management of grapes, stone fruit, almonds and walnuts; biological control of arthropods; pesticide resistance in pests and natural enemies
VanSteenwyk, Robert Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  CE Entomologist Deciduous fruits, nuts and vines
Zalom, Frank Entomology (UCD)
  Distinguished Professor, CE Specialist and Entomologist in the Agricultural Experiment Station Fruit and Vegetable Crop Entomology; Integrated Pest Management
Other ANR
Melnicoe, Rick Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Retired effective June 28, 2012. Contact Lisa Blecker 530-750-1251,
Nadel, Hannah UC Kearney Ag. Ctr
Rice, Dick UCD Entomology - KAC
  Entomologist Entomology
Rugman-Jones, Paul University of California, Riverside
Tollerup, Kris University of California, Riverside
  PPQ Officer
Agosta, Gary CDFA
  Program Supervisor
Alphey, Luke Oxford University
Aluja, Martin Instituto del Ecologia, A.C.
Alvarado, Richard Betterworld MFG
Alzubaidy, Mohammed CDFA
  Sr. Economic Entomologist
Arakelian, Gevoprk LA County Ag Commissioners office
  Inspector II
Ariav, Ehud Citrus Research Board
Armstrong, Jack USDA ARS
Armstrong, Karen Lincoln University, New Zealand
Baltazar, Eduardo CDFA
Batkin, Ted
Bellamore, Thomas Ca. Avocado Comm.
Berry, Don Sun Pacific
Boucher, Ray
Brown, Valarie CDFA
(info only) Brown, N.J. AgriSense BCS Ltd.
  Business Manager
(info only) Burnett, Wayne USDA-APHIS
  National Program Manager
Burns, Reed FDACS
  Biological Administrator
Bush, Guy Michigan State University
(info only) Busto, Estuardo
Canaday, John USDA
Carpenter, Loren USDA APHIS PPQ
  Florida Fruit Fly Coordinator
Carranza, Rogelio LA County Ag Commissioners Office
Chang, Chiou USDA ARS
Chapman, Tracy University College, London
Chou, Ming-Yi
Christofaro, Massimo
Coler, Reginald ISCA Technologies
Cook, Peter Farma Tech
  DIrector of Operations
Cook, John Farma Tech Int.
Dechoretz, Nate CDFA
  Branch Cheif
Diana, Hoffman USDA-APHIS PPQ
Dowell, Robert CDFA
  Primary State Entomologust
Dueben, Barbara USDA-ARS
Durbin, Melanie California State East Bay
Durso, Stephen San Diego County Dept. of Ag.
Economopoulos, A.P. University of Crete, Bio Dept
Elliott, Bob Sunkist Growers
Epsky, Nancy USDA-ARS-SHRS
Fenio, Antonio
Fisher, Joan Suterra LLC
Fisher, Eric CDFA
  Sr. Insect Biosystemist
Fox, Abbie
Frampton, Ruth Plant Pest Surveillance
Gamimari, Stephen CDFA
  Sr. Insect Biosystematist
Garza, Roxanne USDA, APHIS, CPHST
Gaskalla, Richard FDACS, Div. of Plant Industry
Gaspari, Richard USDA APHIS PPQ
  Senior Regional Director
Gersabeck, Edward USDA APHIS International Services
Gilbert, Art CDFA
  Assoc. Econ. Entomologist
Gomez, Juan CDFA
Hafner, Carol Fresno County Dept. of Ag.
Haines, Dennis
Hallman, Guy USDA-ARS Texas
Hamon, Dan USDA-ARS/ Sacramento
  Research Scientist arthopod BC, foreign exploration
Handler, Alfred
Haniotakis, George Greece
Hannapel, Dennis CDFA APHIS
Harris, Ernest USDA ARS
  Research Entoologist
Hashioka, Barbara USDA-APHIS-PPQ SITC
  SITC LBI Officer
Hawkins, Larry USDA
Heath, Robert USDA ARS
  Research Leader
Hennessey, Michael USDA APHIS PPQ
  Supervising PPQ Officer
Hernandez, Luis Suterra LLC
Hoffman, Kevin
Holler, Tim
Iizuka, Richard LA County Ag Commissioners Office
  Bureau Chief
Iqbal, Javaid CDFA
Irons, Laura CDFA
  Econmic Entomoligist
Jang, Eric USDA ARS
John, Blasius CDFA
Jordan, Sandy USDA APHIS PPQ
  Regional Program Manager
Kaneshiro, Ken University of Hawaii
Malkin, Richard
  Professor Emeritus Photosynthesis: energy transduction in biological membranes
Kerimian, Ashot USDA-ARS
  Research Chemist
Kerr, Peter
Kirk, Alan USDA-ARS
Kitron, Uriel University of Illinois
Klungness, L. Michael Pacific Basin Ag. Research USDA-ARS
Knapp, John Farma Tech Int.
Knight, Steve CDFA
  Operation Office
Lance, David USDA APHIS
Lauzon, Carol CSU Hayward
  Professor insect endosymbiotes
Lawsen, Andrew California State University, Fresno
Leopold, Roger USDA ARS
  Scientist entomology
Liedo, Pable ECOSUR
Loghry, John
Lopez, Virginia CDFA
Lubinski, Mark CDFA
Macheel, William USDA-APHIS
Mafra-Neto, Agenor ISCA Technologies
Malavasi, Aldo University of Sao Paulo
Mau, Ronald F.L. Univ of Hawaii
  Professor of Entomology & Extension Specialist
Mayse, Mark California State University, Fresno
  Professor of Entomology entomology
  Laboratory Director-Hawaii
McGovern, Terry USDA-APHIS-PPQ
  Port Director
McInnis, Donald USDA ARS
  Research Geneticist
McPheron, Bruce Pennsylvania State University
Mercolgliano, Juan Pest Detection & Emergency
  Area Manager
Messing, Russell University of Hawaii
Miller, Jay Farma Tech Int.
Minyard, Patrick Pest Detection & Emergency
  Branch Chief
Montoya, Pable Moscamed Program
Morales, Oscar Moscamed Operations
Moreno, Daniel USDA ARS
Mulholland, Tom Citrus Research Board
Nelson, Jan California Olive Committee
Neville, Cathy San Diego County Dept of Ag
  Deputy Ag Commissioner
Nigg, Herb University of Florida
Niide, David University of Hawaii ar Manoa
Nilakhe, Shashank Texas Department of Agriculture
  State Entomoloigist
O.Brochta, David University of Maryland
Opp, Susan CSU East Bay
Orman, Chuck Sunkist Growers
Orr, Roger Citrus Research Board
Ortega, Katherine USDA-APHIS-PPQ-SITC LBI Officer
  SITC LBI Officer
Osorio, An Maria CDFA
Pandey, Raju University of Hawaii
Paredes, Cesar CDFA
Penrose, Richard CDFA
  Sr. Economic Entomologist
Pereira, Rui University of Florida, CMAVE
Petro, Laura CDFA
  Economic Entomologist
Pickett, Charlie CDFA-Biological Control Program/ Sacramento
  Assoc. Environmental Research Scientist arthropod and weed pests BC
Pierro, Rui University of Florida
Pizzo, Carolyn USDA-APHIS-PPQ
  State Operations Support Officer
Pongprachakkul, Suttamas CDFA
  PPQ Officer
Pratter, Paul Interchem Technologies
  Technical Director
Prelo, Ximeno USDA-APHIS IS
  Agriculture Supervisor
Rendon, Pedro Programma Moscamed
Reynolds, Jim USDA-APHIS PPQ Western Region
  Regional Director
Richardson, Jesse Dow Agro Sciences
Robacker, David USDA ARS
  Research Entomologist
Robertson, Mark
  Senior Environmental Scientist Pest Managment
Robidart, Emily California Farm Bureau Federation
Robinson, Alan FAD/IAEA. & BIOTECH LAB
Rosenberg, Dan Ca. Avocado Comm.
  Ag. Consultant
Russell, Carol USDA-APHIS PPQ
Salinas, Elma Josie USDA APHIS
Saul, Stephen University of Hawaii
Saunders, Jamie CDFA PD/EP
Savakis, Babis University of Crete
Scheiman, Joan CDFA
  Area Manager
Serrato, Eddie CDFA
  Ag. Pest Control Specialist
Sharma, Nawal CDFA
Shelly, Todd USDA APHIS
Siderhurst, Matthew USDA ARS
Slagell, Kenneth Dynamic Aviation
Smith, Norm Fresno County Dept. of Ag.
Smith, Eileen USDA
  Program Director
Staten, Robert USDA APHIS
Stein, Stuart USDA ARS PPQ
  Dir. Sterile Release Facility
Tafreshinia, Mohammed CDFA PD/EP
Takahasi, Curtis CDFA
Taylor, Brian
  Economic Entomologist
Teal, Peter E.A. USDA-ARS
Thomas, Donal USDA ARS
  Research Entomologist
Tween, Gordon USDA APHIS
  Regional Director-Medfly
  USDA Officer
Vargas, Roger USDA ARS
Vick, Ken USDA ARS BARC-West
  National Program Leader
Victoria, Yokoyama USDA ARS
War, Mamadou CDFA
  Associate Biologist
  PPQ Officer
Webster, Francis State University of New York
Whalen, Mike Scentry Biologicals, Inc
Wharton, Bob Texas A & M
Whitney, Guy Ca. Avocado Comm.
  Production Research
Wiseman, Jim LA County Ag Commissioners
  Deputy Commissioner
Wong, Lyle Hawaii Dept. Of Ag.
  Plant Industry Administrator
Wright, Helene USDA APHIS PPQ
  Plant Health Director
Wynn, Robert CDFA
  Statewide Coordinator for PD control program
Yasui, Trenton University of Hawaii
  Research Entomologist
Yokoyama, Victoria USDA-ARS
Zettler, Larry USDA-APHIS-PPQ
Zimowska-Handler, Grazyna USDA-ARS-CMAVE
  Research Associate
Other UC
Lynn-Patterson, Kris Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  GIS Academic Coordinator
Nunney, Len UC Riverside
  Biology Professor Epidemiology
Membership Totals
Number of Members218
ANR Members32
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