All aspects of nematology are being studied to answer basic and applied research questions. Subjects include plant-parasitic, free-living, marine, and animal-parasitic nematodes.
The UF/IFAS Entomology and Nematology Department seeks to improve the quality of a rapidly changing agricultural economy by providing safe and effective methods for managing nematodes. These pests cause significant losses to agricultural food, feed, and fiber crops, as well as problems in the urban environment.
The department offers unexcelled opportunities to study and conduct research in nematology. The University of Florida is proud to host one of the largest concentrations of nematologists and nematology courses in the world.
The faculty members listed below have a strong research focus in this area. Click on the names below to learn more about their research programs.
- Billy Crow Landscape Nematology, Professor
- Johan Desaeger, Vegetable and Fruit Nematology, Assistant Professor
- Donald Dickson Plant Pathogens of Economic Crops, Professor
- Peter DiGennaro Molecular Nematology, Assistant Professor
- Larry Duncan Nematology, Professor
- Robin Giblin-Davis Nematology, Center Director and Professor
- Zane Grabau Nematology, Assistant Professor
- Dorota Porazinska Assistant Professor, Nematode Ecology and Soil Microbiomes