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Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann

Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann

Community IPM Coordinator

(631) 539-8680

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Ph.D., Entomology, Cornell University, 1999
  • B.A., Biology, New York University, 1992

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Responsibilities

  • Educational outreach in community IPM.
  • Demonstration of IPM.
  • Research of alternative tools for pest management.
  • Collaboration with county Extension educators on projects related to IPM.
  • Participation in county-level committees that focus on pesticide use and IPM.
  • Training workshops for all audiences.
  • Assistance and problem solving for schools and municipalities with particular pest problems.
  • Diagnostics for Nassau CCE.

Current/Ongoing Projects

  • Stinging Insect IPM, demonstration and implementation of stinging insect management techniques that are least toxic, focused on school and municipal settings. Some research will be involved.
  • Municipal IPM workshops, slide set, and manual for future trainings.
  • Demonstration and workshop on grub control, using nematodes.
  • Researching possibilities in biological control of carpenter ants and stinging insects, and alternative controls of bed bugs.

Accomplishments (Past 2 Years)

  • I have formed strong links with industry groups, various school and municipal administrators and staff, and individuals key in environmental activism.
  • I wrote a brochure focusing on mosquito biology and management that has become popular due to the threat of West Nile virus.
  • I was awarded a grant from the National Research Initiative, USDA, for a post-doctoral research project. The grant awarded approx. $73,000/yr. and was not accepted in lieu of a position with CIPM.

MEMBERSHIPS & SERVICE

  • Entomological Society of America
  • Entomologia experimentalis et applicata (occasional reviewer of manuscripts)
  • Northeast Pest Management Center Commodity Working Group Leader