Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center

Insect Ecology & Behavior Laboratory

Vince Jones' Research

 

Dr. Jones' research interests over the past few years at Washington State University fall into five areas which have both applied and basic aspects:

  • Integration of biological control into IPM programs in deciduous fruit.
  • Determining the population-level mechanisms by which mating disruption acts on target pests and how their behavior is influenced by saturating an area with sex pheromone.
  • Spatial distribution and movement patterns of pests and their natural enemies within orchards and between orchards and their surrounding habitats.
  • Development of decision support systems and phenology models of pests and their natural enemies to enhance IPM programs in deciduous fruits.
  • Development of monitoring systems for natural enemies using semiochemicals.

Graduate students could carve out a niche in any of the areas above or in the general areas of insect ecology, behavior, biological control or pest management. His lab facilities include 2 wind tunnels, a complete ELISA (enzyme-linked immunoassay) set up, rearing facilities, offices, and both wet and dry lab space. If you are interested in pursuing your graduate degree in this lab, you can email Dr. Jones here.

Other avaliable position openings can be viewed at 'Current Openings'.

 

Vincent P. Jones

Professor & Entomologist

Department of Entomology, Washington State University Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, Wenatchee, WA 98801

(509) 663-8181 ext. 273 (phone) (509) 662-8714 (fax)

email: vpjones@wsu.edu


 

Links of Interest

Codling moth mating videos

Immuno-marking studies

Decision Aid System user statistics

 

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