SAPPINGTON Thomas

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  • Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Ames, United States of America
  • Behavior, Biological invasions, Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics/Genomics, Insecta, Pest management
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B.S. 1979 Biology, University of Central Missouri M.S. 1982 Entomology, Iowa State University; European corn borer adult sampling and behavior District Manager, Crop-Protech (crop consulting service), 1982-1984, northern Illinois Ph.D. 1989 Systematics & Ecology, University of Kansas; Sulfur butterfly (Colias eurytheme) sexual selection on courtship pheromone Postdoc 1989-1992 Entomology, Iowa State University; migratory flight behavior of black cutworm moths (Noctuidae Postdoc 1992-1996 Entomology, Michigan State University; molecular biology of vitellogenesis in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes Visiting Assistant Professor 1996-1998, Michigan State University; molecular biology of vitellogenesis in Aedes and Anopheles Research Entomologist 1998-2003, USDA-Agricultural Research Unit, Integrated Farming & Natural Resources Research Unit, Weslaco, Texas; dispersal ecology, flight behavior, population genetics, quarantine implications of survival in cotton gins, and pest management of boll weevil in cotton. Beet armyworm ecology and flight behavior in cotton. Research Entomologist 2003-present, USDA-Agricultural Research Unit, Corn Insects & Crop Genetics Research Unit, Ames, Iowa; dispersal ecology and behavior, pest management, population genetics of European corn borer and western corn rootworm.

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