Kevin Rice

Kevin Rice

Assistant Professor

Division of Plant Sciences


Education
B.S., Biology, University of North Carolina at Asheville
M.S., Entomology, Auburn University
Ph.D., Entomology, Ohio State University

Description
Kevin's research involves examining the economic damage created by invasive insects, monitoring dispersal patterns among habitats, creating new pest detection methods that help implement IPM strategies, and examining the effect of host plant species diet on insect development and fitness. He combines lab and field work that connects to ecological theory that ultimately can be translated and transferred to growers through Extension outlets.