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PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES and Ecologically Based Pest Management: Proceedings of a Workshop Appendix B Program Participants RALPH HARDY (Co-organizer) is President of the National Agricultural Biotechnology Council in Ithaca, New York. Until September 1995, Hardy was President and CEO of Boyce Thompson Institute. His broad interests include biological nitrogen fixation and photosynthesis, biotechnologies, and biobased products. Hardy chaired the NRC study committee on biological control and served on the NRC study committee that wrote the 1996 report Ecologically Based Pest Management: New Solutions for a New Century. Hardy received a PhD degree in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin. NEAL VAN ALFEN (Co-organizer) is Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California at Davis. His current research focuses on developing biological control strategies for diseases in natural and managed forests. Van Alfen served on the NRC study committee that wrote the 1996 report Ecologically Based Pest Management: New Solutions for a New Century. Van Alfen is President-Elect of the American Phytopathological Society. He received a PhD degree in plant pathology from the University of California at Davis. MIGUEL A. ALTIERI is Associate Professor and Associate Entomologist at the Division of Insect Biology, University of California at Berkeley. His
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PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES and Ecologically Based Pest Management: Proceedings of a Workshop research uses the concepts of agroecology to obtain a deeper understanding of the nature of agroecosystems and the principles by which they function. Particular focus is on the ways in which biodiversity can contribute to the design of pest-stable agroecosystems that are sustainable, economically viable, and natural resource conserving. Altieri received his PhD degree in entomology from the University of Florida. GARY W. BARRETT is Odum Professor of Ecology at the University of Georgia. His research interests include stress effects (e.g., pesticides or fertilizers, sludge or fire) on ecosystem dynamics; mammalian population dynamics; applied ecology; agroecosystem ecology; restoration ecology; landscape ecology; ecological manpower, education, and research trends. Barrett is President of the American Institute of Biological Sciences. Barrett received his PhD degree from the University of Georgia. GREG DWYER is the Galla Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. His teaching and research focus on insect host-pathogen relationship, disease ecology, and modeling. Dwyer combines ecological field experiments and mathematical models to determine how the characteristics and interactions of individual organisms determine the dynamics of populations and communities. He received a PhD degree in entomology from the University of Washington. MATT LIEBMAN is an Associate Professor of Agronomy at Iowa State University. His research interests include crop rotation, intercropping, and cover cropping systems; integrated production of crops and livestocks; and weed ecology and management. He received a PhD degree in botany from the University of California at Berkeley. STEVE E. LINDOW is Chair, Microbial Biology Division in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at the University of California at Berkeley. His research emphasizes both molecular genetic and ecological approaches to the study of the interaction of epiphytic bacteria with other microorganisms on plants, as well as the interactions of these organisms with the plants on which they live. Lindow received his PhD degree in plant pathology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. CLARA INES NICHOLLS is Home Community Horticulture Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension, Alameda County. Her research focuses on enhancing biological control of insect pests through biodiversification designs of cropping systems in urban as well as rural environments. Clara received her PhD degree in entomology from the University of California, Davis. EUGENE P. ODUM is Callaway Professor Emeritus and Director Emeritus of the Institute of Ecology at the University of Georgia. He has pioneered
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PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES and Ecologically Based Pest Management: Proceedings of a Workshop ecosystem ecology beginning with his first textbook published in 1953. Elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1970, he has received three international awards, the French L'Institut de la Vie Prize, the Tyler Award, and the Swedish Crafoord Prize. Odum received his PhD degree in Biology from the University of Illinois. KATHERINE (KITTY) REICHELDERFER SMITH is Director of the Resource Economics Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service, an agency that generates information and analysis vital to enhanced performance of the food and agricultural system and rural America. Her principal areas of expertise are policy analysis, particularly with respect to agricultural and resource policies, and the relationships among agricultural production, trade, and environmental quality. Smith received her PhD and MS degrees in agricultural and resource economics from the University of Maryland.
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