Dr. Anne L Nielsen joined Rutgers as an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist of Fruit Entomology in April of 2012. She has studied brown marmorated stink bug biology and behavior throughout much of her career and since joining Rutgers has expanded this research to other orchard insects. Her position allows her to follow her passion for sustainable agriculture while working closely with NJ fruit growers! Google Scholar, CV
Ann Rucker is the head fruit entomology lab technician, a position she has held at Rutgers for 15+ years. She brings to the lab her expertise in insect rearing, peach production and insecticide testing.
Dr. Joe Kaser joined the lab in Fall 2016 after completing his PhD at University of Minnesota. Joe's research focus is on parasitoid ecology and population dynamics. Visit his personal website!
Dr. Clement Akotsen-Mensah joined the lab in Fall 2016. He completed his PhD at Auburn University and joins us most recently from University of Ghana where he was a lecturer and researchers. Clement's research focus is on exploring insect chemical ecology and behavioral response to chemical cues. CV
John Pote joined the lab in May 2013 after completing his M.S. at Michigan State. John's dissertation research is on identifying the role of natural enemy services, specifically predation, to model BMSB population and community dynamics. CV