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Entomology Masters Student

Brian A. Little (CV)

Graduate Research Assistant

Contact Information

Address:Department of Entomology
   University of Georgia
   2360 Rainwater Road
   Tifton, GA 31793

Lab: (229) 386-3087
Cell: (706) 296-0294
Fax: (229) 386-3086
Email: balittle@uga.edu

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Academic History

2012-Present Master of Science, Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
2008-2012 Bachelor of Science, Biology; with a minor in Environmental Biology, Wingate University, Wingate, NC

My Research

My research focus is testing the efficacy and toxicology of organophosphates, pyrethroids, and neonicotinoids for managing stink bugs in cotton. Interested in movement within and among plants, feeding capacity, and pathogen transmission. Studies include three elements: 1) time lapse videography within growth chambers, which monitor behavioral changes in the Southern Green Stink bug, Nezara viridula, and the Brown Stink bug, Euschistus servus, immediately following insecticide exposure on cotton plants, 2) Field cages, which test for potential repellency, and 4) commercial fields.

Research Presentations

Graduate Research
Little, Brian A. and M.D. Toews. A Comparison of Organophosphates, Pyrethroids, and Neonicotinoids for Managing Stink Bugs in Cotton. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America at Austin, Texas 2013.

*Little, Brian A., J.M. Moore, T.W. Phillips, M.D. Toews, and F.F. Turpin. Management of Cigarette Beetle Populations within Tobacco Receiving Stations By Using Mating Disruption Techniques. Georgia Association of County Agricultural Agents Meeting 2013, Buford, GA.(Poster)

Undergraduate Research
Little, Brian A., E. Lee Hadden, Erika A. Scocco. Mouthpart Morphology of the Invasive Bean
Plataspid, Megacopta cribraria (Fabricius), as Revealed by SEM.Association of
Southeastern Biologist 2012 Conference, Athens, GA. (Poster)

Little, Brian A., Edward Mills. Social Context of the 4-Syllable ‘Laugh Call’ of the Female Chinese Blue-breasted Quail (Coturnix chinensis). Wingate University, Wingate, NC. 2011 (Poster)

*Won Third place at the Georgia Agriculture County Agents Meeting 2013

 

 

 

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