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Chemical Ecology/Entomology

The Chemical Ecology/Entomology Laboratory came into existence as a direct result of the research activities of Dr. G.V. P. Reddy. 

Chemical Ecology lab team: Fritz Naz, Dr. Reddy, Raymond Gumataotao, Zerlene T. Cruz, and Nakita Braganza.

With over 25 years of experience in entomological research and a strong background in IPM (Integrated Pest Management), biocontrol, behavioral and chemical ecology and multitrophic interactions, Dr. Reddy and his lab team carryout important research that directly impacts the quality of life on Guam. 

 

Dr. Reddy and his team have been involved with the field release of bio-control agents for invasive weeds such as the ivy gourd vine on Guam, Saipan and Rota (see news article). They have recently received a grant (see news article) to conduct comparative experiments at the UOG Agricultural Experiment Stations in Inarajan and Yigo using an insecticide that has been developed from a chemical extracted from the Neem tree (Neem Azal). This research is designed to assist farmers in the region with environmentally friendly means of insect pest control.

Dr. Reddy has received USDA grant money to purchase highly specialized equipment for the laboratory including Gas Chromatography (GC) and GC-Mass Spectometry (GC-MS) machines (see news article).  

 
Research that takes place at this laboratory benefits all the residents of Guam and the lab team is frequently collaborating on projects with the Guam Department of Agriculture, Department of Public Health, Northern Marianas College (Rota, Tinian and Saipan) as well as farmers and ranchers in the region.

 

The following researchers are involved with this Field of Study:

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