lation of indigenous and exotic parasites and predators to enhance natural control processes in perennial subtropical and tropical production systems.
Jerry D. Caulder is currently chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Mycogen Corporation, San Diego, California. Caulder concurrently serves on the boards of directors of the Biotechnology Industry Organization; Environmental Services & Engineering, Inc.; and Applied Genetics. He is also a member of the Advisory Council on Small Business and Agriculture of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Caulder earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in agronomy and plant physiology at the University of Missouri. He retains an ownership interest in a cotton farm in Missouri.
Raghavan Charudattan is professor of plant pathology at the University of Florida. He received his Ph.D. degree in plant pathology and mycology from the University of Madras, India, and was a post-doctoral research plant pathologist at the University of California at Davis. His research involves biological and integrated controls of weeds using plant pathogens as classical and bioherbicide agents, host-pathogen interactions, diseases of aquatic plants, fungal toxins, and epidemiology. He is a founding editor of the journal Biological Control: Theory and Application in Pest Management.
Peter Faulkner, a Career Investigator of the Medical Research Council of Canada and a professor of microbiology at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, received his Ph.D. degree in neurobiochemistry from McGill University, Montreal. As a career study, however, he chose the biochemistry and molecular genetics of insect viruses. Most recently his work has focused on studying the early stages of viral interactions with pest insects and developing strategies to construct recombinant baculoviruses that would be acceptable for release as a class of pest-control agents that would present a minimal intrusive effect on the natural ecosystem.
Fred L. Gould earned his Ph.D. degree in ecology and evolution at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is currently a professor of entomology at North Carolina State University. His research interests include ecological genetics of pest adaptation to chemical, biological, and cultural control tactics. His major emphasis in recent years has been focused on developing strategies for sustainable use of transgenic crops that produce insecticidal proteins derived from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis.
Maureen Kuwano Hinkle, director of agricultural policy for the National Audubon Society, received her B.A. degree in political science from Wellesley College. Hinkle is primarily involved in policy analysis and technology assessment concerning legislation and implementation of farm bills, pesticide regulation, wetlands conservation, and associated issues. Her research interests include