RECOGNITION AWARD IN URBAN ENTOMOLOGYThis award, which is sponsored by S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., recognizes and encourages outstanding extension, research, and teaching contributions in urban entomology. Dr. Jules Silverman is Charles G. Wright Distinguished Professor of Structural Pest Management at North Carolina State University. He received his PhD in entomology from the University of California, Riverside in 1981, specializing in the biology and management of insect pests of urban importance with a focus on the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis. Dr. Silverman was an R&D scientist at American Cyanamid Co. and the Clorox Company from 1981�. As an industry scientist, Dr. Silverman made key contributions, including bioassay design, to the development of the first effective consumer and professional bait products for cockroach and ant control (COMBAT and MAXFORCE). He is co-discoverer of the first example of behavioral resistanceglucose-aversionin the German cockroach. Dr. Silverman joined the faculty at North Carolina State University in 1999. His research has focused on the behavior, ecology, and management of invasive ants, particularly the Argentine ant and Asian needle ant. His notable accomplishments (with graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and colleagues) include discovering the role of prey-based cues in modifying Argentine ant nestmate recognition, determining the importance of hemipteran honeydew for Argentine ant colony founding success, and identifying trap mulching as an Argentine ant management strategy. Dr. Silverman was subject editor for the household and structural insects section of the Journal of Economic Entomology and ESA Subsection Fb Chair, Vice-chair, and Secretary. He has authored/co-authored more than 70 publications (including an invited review), been granted five patents, given numerous invited presentations, and received several awards.
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