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Dr. Russell F. Mizell, III
Dr. Russell F. Mizell, III is a Professor of Entomology with the University of Florida stationed at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, FL. Dr. Mizell has 45 years of experience in entomology and specializes in integrated pest management, insect behavior, biology, ecology and biological control. He has a record of 400 publications dealing with a broad spectrum of arthropod related topics. He has invented a number of new detection and monitoring methods for insect pests and beneficials and holds 1 patent. Current research concerns the citrus psyllid, bermudagrass stem maggot, tabanid flies, stink bugs, the redbay beetle and pollinators.
Liza is a research assistant at the University of Florida stationed at the North Florida Research and Education Center. She has a Master of Science in Biology from Texas Tech University and some of her previous projects involved the study of population genetics in crocodiles, tropical trees and birds. Liza is a native of Colombia, and she spent 2 years working as a fellow intern and laboratory assistant at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama City, Panama. She is currently involved in the Entomology Integrated Pest Management Project (EIPM) directed by Dr. Mizell, and as part of that she collects data to monitor populations of bermudagrass stem maggot and tabanids in north Florida.