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Dr. Silvana V. Paula-Moraes

Assistant Professor, Crop Pest Management

Dr. Paula-Moraes has a 70% research and 30% teaching appointment. Her research focuses on general area of applied insect ecology and addresses several aspects of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), including the development of economic thresholds, sampling plans, cost-benefit analysis, host plant resistance, crop environmental manipulation and characterization of the risk of invasive pests to cropping systems. Her research also addresses biology and behavior of insects as applied to Insect Resistance Management (IRM), with focus on insect movement, host utilization and differential exposure to Bt toxins..

Programs

Research

Insect ecology, Integrated Pest Management and Insect resistance management.

Teaching

Principles of Entomology

Fundamentals of Plant-Pest Management

Research

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Dr. Silvana V. Paula-Moraes