Steinmetz Hall
1881 Natural Area Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32611

(352) 273-3938

Donald W. Dickson


(60% Research, 30% Extension, 10% Teaching)

  • B.S. 1963. Austin Peay State Univ, Major in Sci, Tennessee, M.S. 1965.
  • Oklahoma State Univ, Plant Pathology, Oklahoma
  • Ph.D. 1968. North Carolina State Univ, Plant Pathology, NC

Relevant Employment History

  • 1979-date, Professor of Nematology, Univ. of Florida
  • 1974-79, Assoc. Professor, Univ. of Florida
  • 1970-74, Asst. Professor of Nematology, Univ. of Florida
  • 1968-70, Asst. Professor of Plant Pathology, Univ. of Florida

Research Interests

Investigating biocontrol, cultural, crop rotational, plant resistance, and chemical means of managing plant-parasitic nematodes.

Teaching and graduate student advisement

  • Plant Nematology (Nem 5707).
  • Ph.D. Chairman: Four students graduated, four students currently enrolled.
  • M.S. Chairman: Six students graduated.
  • Ph.D. Committee Member: Fifteen committees.
  • M.S. Committee Member: Ten committees.

Grants and Contracts

  • Southern Region Agric. Research and Education Program (SARE).
  • Development of cropping systems for nematode management on agronomic and horticultural crops. 1992-95. $155,000.(Co-Principal Investigator).
  • Southern Region IPM. Biological control of root-knot nematodes. 1993-95. $84,015.(Co-Principal Investigator).

Career Publications

  • Book Chapters: 9
  • Non Refereed: 163
  • Refereed: 69

Selected Publications (last 5 years)

  • Hewlett, T. E., D. W. Dickson, D. J. Mitchell, and M. E. Kannwischer-Mitchell. 1988. Evaluationof Paecilomyces lilacinus as a biocontrol agent of Meloidogyne javanica on tobacco. Journal of Nematology 20:578-584.
  • Davis, E.L., D.T. Kaplan, D.W. Dickson, and D.J. Mitchell. 1989. Root tissue response of tow related soybean cultivars to infection by lectin-treated Meloidogyne spp. J. Nematology 20:219-228.
  • Nordmeyer, D., D. W. Dickson, L. T. Ou, and H. L. Cromroy. 1989. Uptake, accumulation and metabolism of carbofuran and fenamiphos by the phytoparasitic nematodes Meloidogyne javanica and M. incognita. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 34:179-184.
  • Nordmeyer, D., and D. W. Dickson. 1989. Effect of carbamate, organophosphate and avermectin nematicides on the oxygen consumption of three Meloidogyne spp. Journal of Nematology 21:472-476.
  • Nordmeyer, Dieter, and Don W. Dickson. 1990. Biological activity and acetylcholinesterase inhibition of nonfumigant nematicides and their degradation products on Meloidogyne incognita. Revuede Nematologie 13:229-232.
  • Oostendorp, M., D. W. Dickson, and D. J. Mitchell. 1990. Host range and ecology of isolates of Pasteuria spp. from the southeastern United States. Journal of Nematology 22:525-531.
  • Nordmeyer, D., and Don W. Dickson. 1990. Multiple-molecular forms of acetylcholinesterase in the plant-parasitic nematodes Meloidogyne incognita and Radopholus similis. Revue de Nematologie 13:311-316.
  • Oostendorp, M., D. W. Dickson, and D. J. Mitchell. 1991. Population development of Pasteuria penetrans on Meloidogyne arenaria. Journal of Nematology 23:58-64.
  • Oostendorp, M., T. E. Hewlett, D. W. Dickson, and D. J. Mitchell. 1991. Specific gravity of spores of Pasteuria penetrans and extraction of spore-filled nematodes from soil. Supplement to the Journal of Nematology 23:729-732.
  • Dickson, D. W., and R. McSorley. 1991. Evaluation of two soybean cultivars and aldicarb treatment in soil infested with plant-parasitic nematodes. Supplement to the Journal of Nematology 23:678-681.
  • Kinloch, R. A., and D. W. Dickson. 1991. Comparison of winter and spring soil fumigation with 1,3-D for the management of Meloidogyne arenaria on peanut. Supplement to the Journal of Nematology 23:682-685.
  • McSorley, R. and D.W. Dickson. 1991. Determining consistency of spatial dispersion of nematodes in small plots. J. of Nematology. 23:65-72.
  • McSorley, R., R. N. Gallaher, and D.W. Dickson. 1991. Population densities of plant-parasitic nematodes following winter cover crops. Proceedings of the 1991 Southern Conservation Tillage Conference. Special report 148. Arkansas Ag. Exp. St., U of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
  • Ou, L. -T., J. E. Thomas, and D. W. Dickson. 1992. Enhanced biodegradation of the nematicide fenamiphos in soil. Soil Science Society of America.(Special Publication).
  • Inserra, R., M. Oostendorp, and D. W. Dickson. 1992. Pasteuria sp. parasitizing Trophonema okamotoi in Florida. Journal of Nematology 24:36-39.
  • Hatz, B., and D.W. Dickson. 1992. Effect of temperature and attachment, development, and interactions of Pasteuria penetranson Meloidogyne arenaria. J. Nematology. 24:512-521.
  • McSorley, R., and D. Dickson, E. M. Candanedo-Lay, T. E. Hewlett, and J. J. Frederick. 1992. Damage threshold studies of Meloidogyne arenaria on peanut. Journal of Nematol 24:193-198.
  • Mendes, M.L., and D.W. Dickson. 1993. Detection of Heteroder aglycines on soybean in Brazil. Plant Disease. 77:499-500.
  • Ou, L.T., J.E. Thomas, and D.W. Dickson. 1993. Enchanced biodegradation of the nematicide fenamiphos in soil. SSSA Speical Publication Number 32. Soil Science of America, and American Society of Agronomy. Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Hewlett, T.E., and D.W. Dickson. 1993. A centrifuge method for attaching endospores of Pasteuria spp. to nemtodes. Supplement of the J. of Nematology. 25:785-788.