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Russell H  Messing

Name :

Russell H Messing

Title :

County Administrator/Entomologist

Unit :

Department of Plant & Environmental Protection Sciences

Office :

Kauai Agricultural Research Center

Address :

7370-A Kuamoo Road
                  Kapaa, HI 96746

Phone :

(808)822-4984 ext. 223/227

Fax :


E-mail :

Website :

Specialties :

Biological Control, Integrated Pest Management, Insect ecology, Invasive species biology

Professional Prep/Appointments :

B.S. Biology, Rutgers University
M.S. & Ph.D, Entomology, Oregon State University  
Post-doc, INRA, Antibes France

Research Interests :

Biological Control of invasive pest species; Integrated Pest Management - Using detailed studies of parasitoid behavioral ecology, population dynamics, and life history parameters we try to identify aspects of natural enemy/ host interactions that will maximize efficacy against target pests while having minimal impact against non-target organisms. We carry out the nuts and bolts of classical biocontrol projects: including determination of appropriate target organisms, foreign exploration, quarantine testing, field release and evaluation.