Christopher Crockett

Christopher Crockett

Master's Student

crockettcd@ufl.edu

Profile:

Christopher was born in Charleston, SC and grew up in Virginia Beach, VA. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University where we received a B.S. in Biology, as well as a B.S. in Environmental Studies. His undergraduate research was focused on the learning and behavior of a parasitoid wasp, Cotesia congregata, in response to tomato plant volatiles, as a means of host location. As an undergraduate he also spent some time working with a small organic farm located outside of Joensuu, Finland where he planted, harvested, and sold a number of different products at a local farmers market (all while not knowing how to speak Finnish). Christopher is currently pursuing his Masterís degree in Entomology, focusing on the use of remote sensing to detect infestations of the Two-spotted Spider Mite,Tetranychus urticae, on commercially grown strawberries. His research interests include: landscape ecology, chemical ecology, remote sensing, IPM, and sustainable agriculture. In his personal life Chris enjoys reading, playing the mandolin, and eating cheese. Allons-y!

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