Philip A. Stansly
Dr. Philip A. Stansly is Professor of Entomology, University of Florida Department of Entomology & Nematology and Southwest Florida Research & Education Center (SWFREC), Immokalee, Florida. Master’s degree University of Oklahoma (1978), thesis on use of lady beetles to combat armored scale in date groves of Northern Niger (West Africa). Ph.D. in Entomology (1984), dissertation on the ecology of the boll weevil on native host plants in Tabasco (SE) Mexico. Post-doctoral associate for the State University of New York at Stony Brook (1985-1986), studying the ecology of mound-building, nasute termites in the llanos of Venezuela. Joined the UF-IFAS faculty in 1986 to head implementation IPM with row-crop farmers of Coastal Ecuador. Manages a program of research and extension at SWFREC since 1989 on IPM of pests affecting citrus and vegetables with focus on Diaphorina citri and Bemisia tabaci respectively. Mentors graduate students and is author or co-author of over 550 entomological publications including 1 book, 7 book chapters, 129 refereed and 85 non refereed papers, 142 trade journal and extension publications and 196 Arthropod Management Test reports. Awards include the Florida Entomological Society Achievement Award for Extension (1995, 1999) and the University of Florida Davidson Productivity Award (2002).