Dr. Joe Funderburk
Professor of Entomology
Dr. Funderburk conducts research and extension programs to develop and implement integrated pest management programs of agronomic, vegetable, and ornamental crops. The goals are effectiveness, economy, environmental safety, and sustainability. He is a specialist in the ecology, management, and taxonomy of Thysanoptera (thrips) and the epidemiology of the thrips-vectored tospoviruses. Programs are vertically integrated to consider the complex of pests faced by growers through collaboration with other researchers and extension specialists.