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Joseph Elkinton

Joseph Elkinton
Professor
Specialty: 
Entomology
Tel: 
(413) 545-4816
Department of Environmental Conservation
310 Ag. Engineering
University of Massachusetts
250 Natural Resources Rd
Amherst, MA 01003-9295
Profile: 

Population dynamics of invasive forest insects with a current emphasis on winter moth and hemlock woolly adelgid. Both projects involve introduction, release and evaluation of natural enemies of these two species as biological control agents. Earlier research on gypsy moth elucidated the role of small mammal predators and viral and fungal pathogens in the dynamics of gypsy moth populations.

Topics: 
Commercial Horticulture
Commercial Horticulture topics: 
Insects and Mites
Invasives