Entomology
 

Office Location: 130 Plant Biotechnology Building 

Office Phone: 865-974-7952 

E-mail: plambdin@utk.edu

Education:
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
 

Teaching:

My teaching appointment is within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. I am responsible for the following classes: EPP 201, Impact of Insects and Plant Diseases on Human Societies; EPP 321, Economic Entomology; EPP 411, Forest Insects and Diseases (team taught with Dr. Mark Windham); EPP 552, Insect Morphology (team taught with Dr. Jerome Grant); EPP 608, Invasive Insect Species and Biological Control (team taught with Dr. Jerome Grant).

 

Professional Interests: 

Biosystematics and biological control of invasive and exotic pests. 

 
Research Description:
My research interests are in the areas of determining the biodiversity and biological control of invasive, exotic insect pests, covering both basic and applied problems in forest and natural ecosystems. My current research efforts involve evaluating the biology and distribution of the invasive insect species, elongate hemlock scale, hemlock woolly adelgid and the walnut twig beetle. We are focused on identifying and using predators and parasitoids to control the pest populations established within Tennessee.
 
 
Representative Publications:
Lambdin, P. L., and J. F. Grant. 2008. Rare outbreak of the oak eriococcin, Acanthococcus quercus,on northern red oak, Quercus rubra, in eastern Tennessee, pp. 265-270. in Proc. XI International Symposium on Scale Insect Studies.
 
Dilling, C., P. Lambdin, J. Grant, & J. Rhea. 2009.  Community response of insects associated with eastern hemlock to imidacloprid and horticultural oil treatments. Environ.  Entomol. 38:53-66.
 
Lambdin, P. 2009. Phenacoccus solenopsis. In: Invasive Species Compendium. Wallingford, UK: CABI. http://www.cabi.org/isc.
 
Lambdin, P. 2010. Oracella acuta. In: Invasive Species Compendium. Wallingford, UK: CABI. http://www.cabi.org/isc.

 

Vlach, J., P. Lambdin, C. Dilling, J. Grant, D. Paulsen, G. Wiggins. 2010.  Biodiversity of the  insect fauna within the unique Sinking Pond habitat in middle Tennessee.   Tennessee Academy of Science. 85(3-4):62-86.
  
Coots, Carla, Paris Lambdin, Jerome Grant, Rusty Rhea, and Edward Mockford. 2012.  Psocopteran species associated with eastern hemlock in the southern Appalachians. Fla. Entomol.95(1):224-227.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coots, Carla, Paris Lambdin, Jerome Grant, Rusty Rhea and Edward Mockford.2012. Vertical Stratification and Co-Occurrence Patterns of the Psocoptera Community Associated with Eastern Hemlock, Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carrière, in the Southern Appalachians. Forests. 3(1):127-136.
 
 

 

 
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