Illinois. His primary research emphasis has been to increase our understanding of the biology, ecology, and management of the western corn rootworm. Gray has published numerous journal articles on western corn rootworms, including a 2009 Annual Review of Entomology paper, and he also served as co-editor for the ESA Handbook of Corn Insects, published in 1999. In 2008, Gray began serving as a program leader with the Energy BioSciences Institute at the University of Illinois, the goal of his program being to evaluate the influence of insects, diseases, and nematodes on the biomass production of biofuel crops. He has served in several leadership roles within the IPM arena, including IPM coordinator at the University of Illinois, co-director of the USDA-CSREES North Central Region IPM Center, and panel manager for the USDA North Central Region IPM Grants Program.
Gray has been a member of ESA since 1979 and has served this professional society in a number of leadership roles, including: Program Chair, North Central Branch Meeting, 1994; editorial board member, American Entomologist, 1990-1995; executive committee member, North Central Branch, 1994-1997; editor, Journal of Economic Entomology, 1995-1997; Program Co-Chair, ESA National Meeting, San Diego, California, 2001; President, North Central Branch,2002-2003; Governing Board member, Section E, 2004-2005; Chair, ESA Nominations Committee, 2004-2006; and Governing Board Executive Committee member, 2004-2009. Gray served as President of ESA during the first full year of ESA's Renewal and transition to the four new Sections.
Gray is the recipient of the Young (1994) and Senior (2002) Faculty Award for Excellence in Extension, University of Illinois. In 2002, he received the ESA NCB Award for Excellence in Integrated Pest Management. In 2007, Gray received the Paul A. Funk Recognition Award for outstanding achievement and major contributions to the betterment of agriculture, natural resources, Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Related biology news :1
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