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Ta-I Huang (CV)

Graduate Research Assistant

Contact Information

Address: Department of Entomology
University of Georgia 
417 Biological Science Building
Athens, GA 30602

Email: dai7030@uga.edu

Ta-I

Education

2008 - present  Pursuing Ph.D. in Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens (Anticipate to graduate in May/2012)
2006 - 2008 M.S. in Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida, Gainesville
1999 - 2003 B.S. in Department of Forestry and Nature Conservation, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan

Professional Research

My doctoral research focuses on the ecology and behavior of stink bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in cotton agroecosystem. Specifically, I am studying the stink bug population dynamics and intercrop movement in southern Georgia row crop system by using immunomarking techniques. I also evaluate the movement and feeding behavior of two important stink bug species, Nezara viridula and Euschistus servus, on individual cotton plant by digital video based technology. The overall goal is to develop ecological based sustainable strategies for stink bug IPM.  

Major Professor

Michael D. Toews
http://www.ent.uga.edu/personnel/faculty/toews.htm

Research Publications

Huang, T., R. Srinivasan, and M. D. Toews. 2012. Quantifying movement patterns of stink bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) by immunomarking techniques and potential impacts on cotton agroecosystem. Environmental Entomology (In preparation).

Huang, T. and M. D. Toews. 2012. Population structure and dynamics of stink bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in Georgia farmscape containing cotton, peanut, and soybean. Environmental Entomology (In preparation).

Huang, T. and M. D. Toews. 2011. Feeding Preference and Movement of Nezara viridula (L.) and Euschistus servus (Say) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) on Individual Cotton Plants. Journal of Economic Entomology (submitted).

Huang, T., O.Kostromytska, K. E. Kenworthy and E. A. Buss. 2011. Genotype resistance of bermudagrass and zoysiagrass to Sphenophorus venatus vestitus. Florida Entomologist (In press).

Buss, E.A., and T. Huang. 2009. Seasonality, development and cultural control of hunting billbug. Golf Course Management 77 (10): 90-98.

Huang, T., and E.A. Buss. 2009. Billbug (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) species composition, abundance, seasonal activity, and development time in Florida. Journal of Economic Entomology 102 (1): 309-314.

Research Presentations

Huang, T. and M. D. Toews. 2011. Intercrop movement of the green stink bugs in Georgia. 59th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, November 13-16, Reno, NV.

Huang, T. and M. D. Toews. 2011. Intercrop movement of the green stink bug, Acrosternum Hilare, in Georgia. 75th Annual Meeting of the Georgia Entomological Society, 7 April, Lake Blackshear Resort, Cordele, GA.

Huang, T. and M. D. Toews. 2010. Selection of cotton feeding sites by the southern green stink bug. 84th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America. 8 March, Atlanta, GA.

Huang, T. and E. A. Buss. 2009. Billbug (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) seasonal phenology and management in Florida. 92nd Annual Meeting of the Florida Entomological Society of America. July 26-29, Fort Myers, FL (presented by Eileen Buss).

Huang, T. and E. A. Buss. 2007. Billbug seasonal phenology and management. Southeast Pest Management Conference, May, Gainesville, FL.

Huang, T. and E. A. Buss. 2006. Billbug integrated pest management on Florida Turfgrasses. 54th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, December 10-13, Indianapolis, IN.

Research Presentations

Huang, T. I. and Toews, M.D. 2010. Movement of stink bugs across farmscape. SEREC Field Day, Midville, GA, Aug. 18.  

 

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