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Amara Dunn

Amara Dunn

Biocontrol Specialist

New York State Integrated Pest Management Program, Cornell AgriTech, Barton Lab, 15 Castle Creek Drive, Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 787-2206

Area of Work

My goal is to support the effective use of biological control across New York by identifying and filling knowledge gaps, and helping stakeholders implement biocontrol solutions to pest problems as part of an integrated management strategy. This includes sharing information through digital or print resources and in-person presentations, and conducting demonstrations or efficacy trials for biocontrol pest solutions. I work with stakeholders in all agricultural crops and commodities, as well as community settings (where people live, work, play, and learn).

You can learn more about my ongoing projects and how to use biocontrol effectively by visiting my blog.


  • Ph.D., Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University, 2014
  • M.S., Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University, 2009
  • B.S., Biology, Juniata College, 2005
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