Project Team

Researchers and graduate students meet for a workshop on the identification of natural enemies of the brown marmorated stink bug. Kim Hoelmer, USDA Agricultural Research Service.
Researchers and graduate students meet for a workshop on the identification of natural enemies of the brown marmorated stink bug, May 2012. Photo by K. Hoelmer

Project Directors

Tracy Leskey, project director, guides our interdisciplinary team of researchers.

In addition, 11 project co-directors lead this effort.

Commodity and Topic Groups

The brown marmorated stink bug has an extensive host range, so our project team has formed subgroups around specific crop types and topics:

GRAPES
Doug Pfeiffer, Virginia Tech
Dean Polk, Rutgers University
Vaughn Walton, Oregon State University
Michael Saunders, Penn State University
William Lamp, University of Maryland
Anne Nielsen, Rutgers University

ORCHARD CROPS
Chris Bergh, Virginia Tech
Tracy Leskey, USDA-ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station
Starker Wright, USDA-ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station
Dean Polk, Rutgers University
Grzegorz Krawczyk, Pennsylvania State University
David Biddinger, Penn State University
Doug Pfeiffer, Virginia Tech
Bryan Butler, University of Maryland
George Hamilton, Rutgers University
Vaughn Walton, Oregon State University
Peter Shearer, Oregon State University
Art Agnello, Cornell University
Peter Jentsch, Cornell University
Jim Walgenbach, North Carolina State University
Jay Brunner, Washington State University
Steve Jacobs, Penn State University
Anne Nielsen, Rutgers University

ORNAMENTALS
Paula Shrewsbury, University of Maryland
Michael Raupp, University of Maryland
George Hamilton, Rutgers University
Brian Kunkel, University of Delaware
Stanton Gill, University of Maryland
Jana Lee, USDA-ARS, Horticultural Crops Research

SMALL FRUIT
Cesar Rodriguez-Saona, Rutgers University
Peter Jentsch, Cornell University
Dean Polk, Rutgers University
Doug Pfeiffer, Virginia Tech
Bryan Butler, University of Maryland
Vaughn Walton, Oregon State University

VEGETABLES
Tom Kuhar, Virginia Tech
Galen Dively, University of Maryland
John Tooker, Penn State University
Shelby Fleischer, Penn State University
Gerry Brust, University of Maryland
Joanne Whalen, University of Delaware
Mark Abney, North Carolina State University
Silvia Rondon, Oregon State University
Jim Walgenbach, North Carolina State University
Gary Felton, Penn State University
Cerruti Hooks, University of Maryland

BIOLOGICAL CONTROL
Cerruti Hooks, University of Maryland
Kim Hoelmer, USDA-ARS
David Biddinger, Penn State University
John Tooker, Penn State University
Paula Shrewsbury, University of Maryland
Shelby Fleischer, Penn State University
George Hamilton, Rutgers University
Pedro Barbosa, University of Maryland
Brian Kunkel, University of Delaware
Jeff Miller, Oregon State University
Peter Shearer, Oregon State University
Vaughn Walton, Oregon State University
Tom Kuhar, Virginia Tech
Chris Bergh, Virginia Tech
Joanne Whalen, University of Delaware
Cesar Rodriguez-Saona, Rutgers University
Doug Pfeiffer, Virginia Tech
Dean Polk, Rutgers University
Mike Saunders, Penn State University
Jim Walgenbach, North Carolina State University
Mark Abney, North Carolina State University

OUTREACH
Steve Young, Northeastern IPM Center
Eric Day, Virginia Tech
Chris Gonzales, Northeastern IPM Center
Jay Harper, Penn State University
Kevin Judd, Northeastern IPM Center
Jeffrey Miller, Oregon State University
Yasamin Miller, Cornell University