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Expert in Forest Entomology/Tree Protection

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Wisconsin (WI)
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Summary of Expertise:

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FORESTRY; ENTOMOLOGY. Expert has expertise in forest entomology with an emphasis on tree protection. He is very knowledgeable regarding tree-feeding insects in both forested and urban areas. He has investigated genetically engineered tree resistance to insects, primarily from the standpoint of preventing the development of immune insect biotypes.

INSECT. Expert is also very knowledgeable regarding the protection of other plant species from insects. He has researched the mechanisms of attack resistance in plants so that these mechanisms may be enhanced or exploited. This knowledge is used to behaviorally modify insects by deploying the chemical signals they use, to predict outbreaks by sampling plant traits, to kill or deter insects with plant products, and to elevate plant resistance by cultural, chemically elicited, breeding, and transgenic methods.

PEST CONTROL. Expert also has experience in agricultural entomology. He was involved in insecticide discovery, development of nontraditional pest control such as antifeedants and plant resistant inducers, and insecticide resistance management. Because of the nature of his research, he has worked in conjunction with tree producers, chemical companies, citizen groups, and arborists.








pest control

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  Madison, Wisconsin;  Kenosha, Wisconsin;  Racine, Wisconsin;  Appleton, Wisconsin;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  Waukegan, Illinois;  and Schaumburg, Illinois.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1981   PhD   Entomology   Washington State University  
1976   MS   Entomology   University of Delaware  
1972   BS   Biology   St. Joseph's University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1985 to


(Undisclosed University)


Forest Entomology




1981 to 1985


E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co.


Biochemicals Department


Section Research Biologist


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations, the Entomological Society of America, the Ecological Society of America, and Sigma Xi.


He was a Distinguished Dissertation Award finalist in the Council of Graduate Schools/University Microfilms International competition.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has authored or coauthored many technical publications, several book chapters, and three proceedings.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - R.A. Blanchette & A.R. Biggs, eds. Defense Mechanisms of Woody Plants Against Fungi. Springer-Verlag  
 - BioScience  

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
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  • Forestry expert for consulting on issues related to a tree that fell on power lines during a windstorm.
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