rodrirrRodrigo Rodriguez-Kabana

Distinguished University Professor

Entomology and Plant Pathology

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EDUCATION

1965 Ph.D., Louisiana State University (Plant Pathology)
1962 M.S., Louisiana State University (Soil Microbiology)
1961 B.S., Louisiana State University (Agronomy)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1976-Present Professor, Auburn University
1975-1976 Associate Professor, Auburn University
1970-1974 Assistant Professor, Auburn University
1965-1969 Post-Doctoral, Auburn University

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES

  • Member, Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America [ONTA]-1977-2002.
    President, ONTA, 2001-2002.
    ONTA Representative to the Organizing Committee of the IV International Congress of Nematology, serving in the Program and in the Local Arrangements Committee, 1998 – 2002.
    ONTA Chairman of the Program Committee for the Third International Nematology Congress, 1993-1995.
    ONTA Representative to the Organizing Committee of the Second International Congress of Nematology, 1989-1990.
    Elected President, ONTA, 1985-1986.
    ONTA Representative to the Organizing Committee of the First International Congress of Nematology, 1985-1986.
    Elected Vicepresident, ONTA, 1984.
    Business Manager ONTA, 1984.
    Editor-in-Chief of nematropica, the Scientific Journal of ONTA, 1977-1981.
    Chairmanship Special Publications, ONTA.
  • Member, Methyl Bromide Technical Opgtions Committee [MBTOC] sub-committee on soil fumigation of the United Nations Montreal Protocol on Atmosphere’s Ozone Problem, 1993-Present.
    Co-Chairman, MBTOC, 1993-1999.
  • Member, American Phytopathological Society [APS] (National and Caribbean Division), 1979-Present.
    Elected Councilor for the Caribbean Division of APS, 1979-1981.
    Re-elected Councilor for the Caribbean Division of APS, 1984-1987.
    Honors and Awards Committee.
    Tropical Plant Pathology Committee.
    Biological Control Committee.
  • Member Society of Nematologists [SON], 1987-Present.
    President-elect, SON, 1987.
    President, SON, 1988.
    Awards Committee, SON.
    Ecology Committee, SON.
    Biological Control Committee, SON.
    Archives Committee, SON.
  • Elected President of the Inter-Society Consortium for Plant Protection (APS, Weed Science, SON), 1988-1989.
  • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • Member, American Peanut Research and Education Association.
  • Member, Sociedad Latinoamericana de Fitopatología.
  • Member, European Society of Nematology.
  • Member, AfroAsian Society of Nematologists.
    Associate Editor, Journal of the Afro-Asian Society of Nematology.
  • Member, Southern Soybean Disease Workers.
    Senior Editor, Plant Disease, 1987-1989.
  • Member, Russian Society of Nematologists.
    Associate Editor, Tussian Journal of Nematology, 1991-Present.
  • Member, South African Society of Nematologists.
  • Member, Brazilian Society of Nematologists.
  • Associate Editor, Plant and Soil, 1984-1996.
  • Associate Editor, Biological Control, 1989-1997.

HONORS SOCIETIES

  • Alpha Zeta
  • Gamma Sigma Delta
  • Phi Eta Sigma
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Xi

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • 2002 – Recognition Award for services rendered as ONTA president and in the organization of the IV International Congress of Nematology.
  • 2001 – Recognition Award for the organization of the XXXII Annual Meeting of the Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America held at Auburn, 16-22 April, 2000.
  • 2000 – Elected member of the Governing Board for the International Federation of Nematological Societies.
  • 1998 – Invited by the U.S. House of Representatives to present expert testimony on Replacement of Methyl Bromide for Soil Treatment.
  • 1997 – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Award for Contributions to the Solution of the Ozone Layer Problem.
  • 1997 – Fellow of the Afro-Asian Society of Nematology.
  • 1996 – Recognition Award for Services Rendered to the Third International Nematology Congress.
  • 1995 – Distinguished University Professor, Auburn University.
  • 1995 – Best “Palestrante” Award of the Brasilian Society of Nematology meeting at Aiguas Quentes, June 4-9, 1995. This award is highly competitive and given to the person who presents the best paper at the annual meeting of the society.
  • 1994 – Appointed member of Council for International Exchange of Schlolars Committee (Fulbright) on southern Europe.
  • 1994 – Recipient of 1994 Senior Research Award from the Spanish Ministry for Education and Science for a 4-month stay at IRTA, Barcelona, Spain, to continue work on utilization of industrial wastes for suppression of phytonematodes and other soilborne plant pathogens.
  • 1993 – Recipient of the Humboldt Senior Research Award for a 6-month stay in Germany at the University of Bonn in the laboratory of Dr. Richard A. Sikora. The award was granted by the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung for the period June – December 1993.
  • 1993 – Appointed chairman of the soil fumigation subcommittee of United Nations Methyl Bromide Technical Options Committee.
  • 1992 – Recipient of a Fulbright Senior Research Award for a 4-month stay in the 1992-1993 academic year at the Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentaries, Cabrils, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 1992 – Recipient of the 1992 American Peanut Research and Education Association Senior Research Award for outstanding contributions to agriculture, science, and the peanut industry.
  • 1992 – Recipient of the 1992 Rhone-Poulenc Award of the Organization of Tropical American Nematologists.
  • 1990 – Awarded a Research Fellowship by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education to do studies on the utilization of agricutural and industrial waste products. The award was highly competitive and provided for four months stay (November-March, 1990) at the Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentaries (IRTA) at Cabrils, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 1990 – Fellow of the Society of Nematologists.
  • 1990 – Honorary member – Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America.
  • 1989 – Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society.
  • 1989 – Distinguished graduate faculty lecturer, Auburn University.
  • 1986 – Ciba-Geigy Award, Society of Nematologists.
  • 1985 – Distinguished Service Award, Southern Soybean Disease Workers.
  • 1982 – Distinguished Service Award, Organization Nematologists Trop. Amer.
  • 1981 – Director’s Senior Research Award for outstanding research leading to solution of nematological problems of peanuts and soybean farmers in Alabama and the Southeast.
  • 1981 – ICI Americas National Research Recognition Award in recognition of significant contributions to the soybean industry.
  • 1970 – Alumni Faculty Professorship for a 5-year period 1970-1975. This appointment included a tax-free salary supplement of $2000 per annum and was awarded for outstanding achievements in research, teaching, and related scholarly activities.

UNIVERSITY ACTIVITIES:

  • Task Force on Regional Research and Outreach Centers.
  • Cultural Diversity Committee
  • Water Resources Council
  • Air Pollution Committee (Chairman)
  • Grant-in-Aid Committee
  • IR-4 Committee (Chairman)
  • Pesticide Curriculum Committee
  • Academic Credentials Committee

VISITING PROFESSORS HOSTED (PROFESSORS WHO SPENT SABBATICAL LEAVES AT AUBURN):

  • 1996. Dr. Jorge Pinochet, Researcher, IRTA, Cabrils, Barcelona, Spain. Sabbatical leave supported by the Spanish Ministry for Education and Science.
  • 1996. Dr. Cinta Calvet, Researcher, IRTA, Cabrils, Barcelona, Spain. Sabbatical leave supported by the European Scientific Exchange – Fellow Award.
  • 1994-1996. Dr. Johannes Hallman, Institut fur Pflanzenkrankheiten der Rhein. Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat, Bonn, Germany. Felow of Alexander von Humboldt – Stiftung.
  • 1993. Dr. Victoria Estaún, Researcher, IRTA, Cabrils, Barcelona, Spain. European Scientific Exchange Fellow Award.
  • 1988-1989. Dr. Roberto García Espinosa,Professor and Head, Departamento de Fitopatología, Escuela de Postgraduados, Montecillos, México.
  • 1987. Dr. Ilan Chet, Professor of Plant Pathology, School of Agriculture, The Hebrew University, Rehovot, Israel.
  • 1985. Dr. Armel Toribio, Institut Nationale de la Recherche Agricole (INRA), Guadeloupe, France. French Government Award.
  • 1984. Dr. Abdel Rehim, Professor of Plant Pathology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Alexandria, Egypt.
  • 1983. Dr. Marvin K. Beute. Professor of Plant Pathology, Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.

INVITED INTERNATIONAL TALKS (1986-PRESENT):

  • June 8-13, 2002. Delivered an invitational symposium presentation at the IV International Congress of Nematology, at Arona, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Title of Presentation: Soil Fumigation: New Uses for Old Chemicals and New Compounds.
  • June 8-13, 2002. Delivered the Keynote Opening Conference at the Plenary Session of the IV International Congress of Nematology, at Arona, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Title of Conference: Suppressiveness of Soils Against Pathogens: Biodiversity and Nematology.
  • March 5-8, 2002. Delivered an Invitational Presentation at the III International Conference on Alternatives to Methyl Bromide, at Seville, Spain. Title of Presentation: Sodium Azide for Soil Pest Control in Crops with few or no Alternatives to Fumigation with Methyl Bromide.
  • September 26-28, 2000. Delivered an Invitational Presentation at the 10th Southern States Annual Environmental Conference and Exhibition, at Biloxi, Mississippi. Title of Presentation: Methyl Bromide and the Ozone Layer: Problems and Opportunities for Development of Alternative Pest Control Treatments.
  • October 30-31, 1997. Attended a UNIDO sponsored seminar on Alternatives to Methyl Bromide in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, where I gave an invitational talk. Title of presentation: “Analisis de alternativas para el bromuro de metilo. Ventajas y Desventajas” [Analysis of alternatives to methyl bromide. Advantages and Disadvantages].
  • September 28-29, 1997. Visited the Economic Analysis Section of the Environmental Protection Agency and presented a seminar. Title of presentation: “Suppressive cropping systems and natural fumigant compounds for the management of plant parasitic nematodes and other soil-borne pathogens”.
  • August 22-30, 1997. Attended the Second English Language Congress of the Russian Society of Nematology in Moscow, Russia, and presented an invitational keynote address. Title of presentation: “Crop rotations for the management of plant parasitic nematodes”.
  • August 2-9, 1997. Visited the University of Chiapas in southern Mexico and presented an invitational seminar. Title of presentation: “Suppressive soils”.
  • June 29-July 4, 1997. Attended the XXIX Annual Meeting of the Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America [ONTA] at Cancun, Mexico, where I organized and chaired a symposium on non-chemical methods for the management of plant parasitic nematodes and presented an invitational paper. Title of presentation: “Suppressive soils, cropping systems, organic amendments, naturally occurring fumigant compounds and practical biological control”.
  • June 19-20, 1997. Presented a talk in a workshop on integrated banana production at Arona, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, at the invitation of COSLO [Association of Banana Producers]. Title of presentation: “Bases para la produccion integrada en el cultivo del platano” [Bases for integrated banana production].
  • June 9-13, 1997. Presented an invitational keynote address at the First International Workshop of Afro-Asian Nematologists in Menoufiya University, Egypt. Title of presentation: “Nematode management with cropping systems and sustainable agriculture programs”.
  • April 28, 1997. Presented invitational talk in a Sustainable Agriculture Training Workshop at Alexandria, Louisiana. Title of presentation: “Soil amendments and their effect on commodities”
  • April 9-12, 1997. Presented an invitational talk at the Southern European Meeting on Alternatives to Methyl Bromide in Arona, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Title of presentation: “Cut flower production without methyl bromide in Colombia”
  • March 7-19,1997. Presented two keynote addresses at the biennial meeting of the Nematological Society of South Africa, at San Lameer, Natal, Republic of South Africa. Title of presentations: (1) “Management of nematodes by the use of botanical aromatic compounds”. (2) “Suppressive cropping systems for the management of nematode problems”.
  • November 4-6, 1996. Attended the Second Annual International Research Conference on Methyl Bromide and Emissions Reduction, at Orlando, Florida, presenting an invitational paper within a symposium on “Sustainable Agriculture and Alternatives to Methyl Bromide”. Title of Presentation: Cropping Systems and the Management of Soil Suppressiveness for Nematode Control.
  • October 21-23, 1996. Attended, helped to organize and presented a keynote address and an invitational paper at the First Brazilian Meeting on Alternatives to Methyl Bromide in Agricultural Systems, at Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Title of Presentations: (1) “Protocolo de Montreal e MBTOC/Montreal [Montreal Protocol and MBTOC]”. (2) “Alternativas ao brometo de metila no mundo [Alternatives to methyl bromide in the world]”.
  • August 21, 1996. Presented invitational seminar at EMBRAPA Center, at Londrina, State of Parana, Brasil. Title of Presentation: The management of soybean cyst nematode through cropping systems.
  • August 11-16, 1996. Attended the Annual “Congresso Brasileiro de Fitopatologia” at Campo Grande, Matto Grosso Sud presenting an invitational paper within a symposium on Biologia e Manejo do Nematoide de Cisto da Soja [Biology and Management of the Soybean Cyst Nematode] Title of Presentation: Effect of cultural practices on the soybean cyst nematode.
  • July 7-12, 1996. Attended the Third International Nematology Congress at Gosier, Guadeloupe, French West Indies,and presented an invitational paper within a symposium on Suppressive Soils. Title of Presentation: Cropping Systems – Management of Soil Suppressiveness for Nematode Control.
  • April 29-30, 1996. Presented an invitational seminar within a meeting on “Alternativas al Bromuro de Metilo en Agricultura”[Alternatives to Methyl Bromide in Agriculture], at Almería, Spain. Title of Presentation: Alternativas no Químicas al Bromuro de Metilo en el Control de los Patógenos del Suelo. Lineas Prioritarias de Investigación. [Non-chemical Alternatives to Methyl Bromide for Control of Soilborne Pathogens. Research Priorities].
  • June 19-24,1995. Presented two seminars at scientific meetings between a group of Auburn University researchers and mexican colleagues at the Colegio de Postgraduados, Montecillo, México. Title of Presentation: (1) “Cropping systems and cultural practices for the management of nematodes and other soilborne pathogens”. (2) “Soil enzyme activities for the assessment of the effects of cropping systems and cultural practices on microbial activities and soil fertility”.
  • May 9-10, 1995. Invited by American Cyanamid, Princeton, N. J., to present seminar. Title of Presentation:”Overview of current nematicide use in the southern United States and tropical America.”
  • April 2-9, 1995. Invited by Dr. Ronald Ferrera to present a series of seminars at the Colegio de Postgraduados, Montecellos, México. Title of presentations: (1) “Organic amendments to soil for control of nematodes and other soilborne pathogens: effects on microbial populations and soil enzymatic activities.” (2) “Cropping systems and cultural practices for the management of soilborne plant pathogens: effects on microbial activities and induction of soil suppressiveness to plant parasitic nematodes and other pathogens.” (3) “Biological control of nematodes: present status and prospects.” (4) “Alginate film techniques for delivery of pathogen inoculum and study of microbial activities in soil.”
  • March 13-15, 1995. Invited by the Zeneca Corporation, N. Carolina to present two talks. Title of Presentations: (1) “Biological control of plant parasitic nematodes” (2) “Crop rotations, cultural practices, and the use of nematicides for the management of nematode problems”.
  • November 16-18, 1994. Attended and presented invitational paper at the II International Symposium on Agroecology, Sustainability and Education, held at San Luis de Potosí, Mexico, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation, UC Mexus, Conacyt and Universidad de San Luis Potosí. Title of paper: “Valor fitosanitario de las prácticas agronómicas y cambios de cultivos” (Phytosanitary value of agronomic practices and crop rotations).
  • October 18-21, 1994. Attended the VII Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Fitopatología held at Sitges, Barcelona Spain. Presented an invitational paper within a round table on “Los retos de la fitopatología en la agricultura sostenible” (Phytopathological challenges in sustainable agriculture). Title of paper: “Control biológico, verdad o ficción” (Biological control, truth or fiction).
  • July 7, 1994. Delivered invitational seminar at the Centro de Pesquisas Agronomicas de Paraná, at Londrina, Paraná, Brazil. Title of Presentation: Crop rotations and organic amendments for the management of soilborne pathogens within sustainable agricultural systems.
  • May 27, 1994. Delivered invitational seminar at the EMBRAPA center at Belem, Para, Brazil. Title of Presentation: Crop rotations and intercropping for the management of nematodes and other soilborne pathogens.
  • May 25, 1994. Delivered invitational seminar at the EMBRAPA center at Itaigui, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Title of Presentation: Organic amendments and cultural practices for control of plant parasitic nematodes and other soilborne plant pathogens.
  • May 16, 1994. Delivered talk within a symposium on Biological Control in Soil: Pests, Diseases, and Nematodes. The Symposium formed part of the First Congress on Biological Control of the Southern Cone Countries, held at Gramado (May 15-20th, 1994), Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Title of Presentation: Biological control of soilborne pathogens and nematodes: the effects of soil amendments on microbial ecology and disease.
  • April 13-15, 1994. Delivered two talks within a Symposium on “Protección Integrada en tránsito hacia la producción biológica de máxima calidad” (Integrated Pest Management Towards Highest Quality Biological Production). The Symposium was sponsored by the Conselleria de Agricultura de la Comunidad Valenciana, and took place at Valencia, Spain. Title of Presentations: (1) Valor sanitario de asociaciones y rotacionesl. (2) Efecto del bromuro de metilo sobre el medio ambiente.
  • January 20, 1994. Presented talk in a Symposium on Panama Disease of Banana at Los LLanos de Aridane, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain. The symposium was sponsored by the provincial government of the Canary Islands and the Organization of Tropical American Nematologists. Title of Presentation: Interactions among Fusarium oxysporum f. sp.cubense, plant parasitic nematodes and the banana weevil (Cosmopolites sordidus).
  • November 30, 1993. Presented talk within a Wissenchaftlichen Colloquium of the Freundeskreis Institut für Pflanzenkrankheiten at Bonn University. Title of Presentation: “Biologische Kontrolle bodenbürtiger phytopathogener Pilze-Möglichkeiten und Grenzen”.
  • April 29, 1993. Presented talk at the invitation of the Fundación para la Agricultura Ecológica at Villa de Mazo, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain. Title of Presentation: “Métodos y Técnicas de Agrosistemas Tradicionales. Sus Importancias para la Agricultura Ecologica”.
  • April 27, 1993. Presented talk at the invitation of Universidad de La Laguna in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Title of Presentation: “Control Biológico de Enfermedades de Origen Edáfico” as part of the V. Seminario de Fitopatología.
  • April 22, 1993. Presented seminar in Valencia, Spain at the invitation of the Conselleria d’Agricultura e Pesca. Title of Presentation: “Los Sistemas de Cultivo y el Manejo de Enfermedades de Origen Edáfico.”
  • April 20, 1993. Presented talk at the invitation of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas in Madrid, Spain. Title of Presentation: “El Bromuro de Metilo y la Destrucción de la Capa de Ozono de la Atmósfera.”
  • October 22, 1992. Presented invitational talk at the International workshop on alternatives to methyl bromide for soil fumigation, held in Rome, October 21-23. Title of Presentation: “A proposal to begin reduction of methyl bromide emissions in soil fumigation”.
  • November 1992. Invited by Dr. J. M. Barea, Director of the El Zaidin Agricultural Experiment Station in Granada, Spain to present a seminar. Title of Presentation: “Control Biológico de Nematodos”.
  • October 1992. Invited by the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Agrónomos at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, to present a seminar. Title of Presentation: “Los sistemas de rotación en un modelo de agricultura ecológica”.
  • October 1992. Invited by the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas to present a seminar in Madrid, Spain. Title of Presentation: “La protección de cultivos y su repercusión sobre la capa de ozono”.
  • April 27-May 1, 1992. Invited speaker to a Symposium on Nematode Control: Current Status and Perspectives at the XXIV Annual Meeting of the Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America. Title of Presentation: Integrated pest management.
  • September 26-28, 1991. Invited speaker to the Primera Jornada Cientifica de Proteccion Vegetal at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, sponsored by Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo. Title of Presentations: (1) “Control Biológico de Fitonematodos” (2) “Sistemas de cultivos y el manejo de fitonematodos y de otros patógenos de origen edáfico”.
  • April 22-28, 1991. Invited speaker to the IV Jornada Técnica on Diseases and Pests of Horticultural Crops, sponsored by the Universidad de La Laguna and the Cabildo Insular de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Title of Presentation: “La Protección de los Vegetales en un Modelo de Agricultura Sostenible”
  • August 11-17, 1990. Invited speaker to the Second International Nematology Congress, at Veldhoven, The Netherlands. Title of Presentation: “Cropping Systems for the Management of Phytonematodes”.
  • July 22-29, 1989. Presented a “Magister’s Conference” at the invitation of the Mexican Phytopathological Society at the 30th Annual Meeting at Montecillos. Title of Presentation: “Management of Root Disease with Crop Rotations and Organic Amendments”.
  • May 16-18, 1989. Invited speaker to the Congress on Suppressive Soils sponsored by the Concejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas and the University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands. Title of Presentation: “El Concepto de Suelos Supresores: Evolución de Estos Estudios en los Estados Unidos”.
  • March 5-9, 1989. Invited speaker to the IV World Soybean Research Conference at Buenos Aires, Argentina. Title of Presentation: “The Management of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes in Soybeans: Rotations and Population Dynamics”.
  • August 20-27, 1988. Invited Presentation at the Fifth International Congress of Plant Pathology, Kyoto, Japan. Title of Presentation: “Crop Rotations for the Management of Root-Knot Nematodes in Peanut”.
  • October 13-16, 1987. Invited Speaker at the First International Course on Nematology Sponsored by ONTA and the University of Chile at Santiago. Title of talk: “The management of Nematodes: Cultural Practices and Quantitative Aspects”.
  • August 6-8, 1986. Chairman of the 4th. Working Section on Soil Biology of the International Symposium sponsored by PLANT AND SOIL Wageningen, Netherlands. Title of paper: “Biological Control of Nematodes: Soil Amendments and Microbial Antagonists”.
  • February 9-16, 1986. Invited speaker to the 2nd. International Congress on Biological Control of Nematodes at Laguna, Philippines. Title of talk: “The Design of Amendments for Control of Nematodes”.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • A graduate level course on Plant Nematology (Plant Pathology 630) is taught every two years. The course is very successful and acquaints the students with various aspects of economic nematology. All materials, text, and necessary teaching aids were developed and prepared by R. Rodríguez-Kábana.
  • In the past R. Rodríguez-Kábana has taught courses on Plant Pathology Methods, and significant portions of a course onSoil Microbiology.
GRADUATE STUDENTS – MAJOR PROFESSOR FOR THE FOLLOWING:
DOCTORAL THESES:
  • Quiroga-Madrigal, R. 2000. Effects of Maize (Zea mays L.) Cropping Systems and Tropical Legumes on Soil Chemical and Biochemical Properties and Suppressiveness to Soilborne Plant Pathogens. Auburn University. 146 pp. Dr. Quiroga-Madrigal is presently Professor of Plant Pathology at the Universidad Autonoma de Chiapas, Chiapas, Mexico.
  • Bassay Blum, L. E. 1998. Benzaldehyde, Kudzu (Pueraria lobata), Velvetbean (Mucuna deeringiana), and Pine Bark for the Management of Rhizoctonia solani and Sclerotium rolfsii. Auburn University. 230 pp. Dr. Bassay Blum is presently Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Santa Catarina State, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
  • Chavarria-Carvajal, J. A. 1997. Use of Organic Amendments and Naturally Occurring Aromatic Compounds for Control of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes: Effects on Microbial Activity and Soil Enzymes. Auburn University. 189 pp. Dr. Chavarria-Carvajal is currently Professor of Nematology and Pest Management at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
  • Vargas-Ayala, R. 1995. Nematode population dynamics and microbial ecology in a rotation program with Mucuna deeringiana and other crops: a biological control approach. Ph.D. Thesis. Auburn University. 128 pp. Dr. Vargas-Ayala is Professor of Nematology and Plant Pathology at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
  • Kokalis-Burelle, N. 1993. Pine Bark as an Organic Amendment: Effects on soil pathogens and microbial activity. Auburn University. 127 pp. Dr. Kokalis-Burelle is USDA, ARS Researcher at the U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory, Fort Pierce, Florida.
  • Canullo, G. H. 1991. Use of Slow-release N Amendments and Furfural to Control Sclerotium rolfsii: Studies on Changes in Populations of Microorganisms. Auburn University. 119 pp. Dr. Canullo is a Senior Researcher with Buckman Laboratories, at Memphis, Tenn.
  • Mian, I. H. 1982. Organic Amendments of Soil for Control of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes. Auburn University. 101 pp. Dr. Mian is Director of Agricultural Research in the Ministry of Agriculture, Bangladesh.
  • Huebner, R. A. 1982. Hemicellulosic Waste and Urea for Control of Plant Parasitic Nematodes. Auburn University. 90 pp. Dr. Huebner, is Director of Research and Development, Agricultural Products, SYNGENTA, Greenville, North Carolina.
  • Smith, R. E. 1973. The Biochemistry and Ecology of Soil Trehalase Activity. Auburn University. 134 pp. Dr. Smith is a Senior Researcher with TROY Chemical Corp., Newark, New Jersey.
  • Collins, R. J. 1972. Relationship of Fertilizer Treatments and Cropping Sequence to Populations of Plant-Parasitic and Free Living Nematodes. Auburn University. 202 pp.
  • Rebois, R. V. 1971. Investigations Into the Parasitology of Soybeans by the Reniform Nematode Rotylenchulus reniformis. Auburn University. 123 pp. Dr. Rebois retired from research with the USDA, ARS after serving as Director of Nematology Department at Beltsville, Md.
MASTER’S THESES
  • Adams, J. R. 1976. The Non-Target Effects of PCNB on Plant-Parasitic and Free Living Nematodes. Auburn University. 91 pp.[Deceased].
  • Ingram, E. G. 1978. Nematological Survey of the Peanut Producing Area of Alabama. Auburn University.
  • Godoy, G. A. 1983. Studies on the Pathology of Two Species of Heteroderidae Skarbilovich. Auburn University. 36 pp. Ms. Godoy, obtained her Ph.D. in University of Nebraska and is now Professor of Plant Pathology at the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic.
  • Culbreath, A. K. 1985. Studies in the Use of Chitin Soil Amendments for Control of Root-Knot Nematodes. Auburn University. 96 pp. Mr. Culbreath obtained his Ph.D. at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, under the direction of Dr. Marvin Beute, and is now Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Georgia, Tifton, GA.
  • Chian, Ru-Ju. 1990. Inorganic Nitrogen Compounds as Amendments to Soil for Nematode Control. Auburn University. 143 pp.
  • Soler-Serratosa, A. 1993. Naturally Occurring Allelopathic Compounds for Control of Plant-parasitic Nematodes. Auburn Univeristy. 195 pp. Mr. Soler-Serratosa works with the BAYER Corporation in Spain in Technical Support and Development of Agricultural Products.