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Entomology: Personnel

Faculty in Entomology

Dr. Paul F. Smith

IPM Coordinator
Athens Campus
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2009

Contact Information

Address: Department of Entomology
University of Georgia
413 Biological Sciences Building
Athens, GA 30602-2603

Phone: (706) 542-2264
Fax: (706) 542-2279

Paul F. Smith

I am the IPM coordinator in the Department of Entomology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. I completed my bachelor’s and master’s degree at New Mexico State University. I have a broad background in agriculture and have experience in many different systems. My master’s work examined population dynamics of the saltcedar leafhopper feeding on invasive populations of this plant in New Mexico. Upon receiving my degree, I spent two years as a laboratory manager working on integrated pest management of insect pests in cotton and alfalfa. My Ph.D. work focused on insect-vectored transmission of vesicular stomatitis New Jersey virus in livestock. I have extensive research experience in field and laboratory settings. I also have extensive experience in working under BSL-3Ag biocontainment protocols both at the University of Georgia, and at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center. Currently I coordinate funding and research and extension activities for the Georgia Integrated Pest Management Program.

Selected Publications

Smith, P.F., Howerth, E.W., Carter, D., Gray, E.W., Noblet, R., Rodriguez, L.L., Mead, D.G. (In review). Domestic Cattle (Bos taurus) as a non-conventional amplifying host of Vesicular Stomatitis New Jersey Virus (Rhabdoviridae: Vesiculovirus). Submitted to Medical and Veterinary Entomology.

Smith, P.F., Howerth, E.W., Carter, D., Gray, E.W., Noblet, R., Mead, D.G. 2009. Mechanical Transmission of Vesicular Stomatitis New Jersey Virus by Simulium vittatum (Diptera: Simuliidae) to Domestic Swine (Sus scrofa). J. Med. Entomol. 46: 1537-1540.

Overmyer, J.P., Smith, P.F., Kellock, K.A., Kwon, J.W., Armbrust, K.L. (2009). Assessment of the toxicological interaction of sertraline with cholinesterase inhibiting insecticides in aquatic insects using the black fly, Simulium vittatum IS‐7. Environ. Toxicol. DOI 10.1002/tox.

Bundy, C.S., Smith, P.F., Richman, D.B., Steiner, R.L. 2005. Survey of the spiders of cotton in New Mexico with seasonal evaluations between Bt and non‐Bt varieties. Journal of Entomological Science, 40(4): 355‐367.

Bundy, C.S., Smith, P.F., English, M.L., Sutton, D., Hanson, S. 2005. Strain distribution of alfalfa weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in an intergrade zone. Jounal of Economic Entomology, 98(6): 2028‐2032.

Bundy, C.S., McPherson, J.E., Smith, P.F. 2005. Comparative laboratory rearing of Mecidea major and M. minor (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of Entomological Science, 40(3): 291‐294.


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