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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Colin S. Brent

Research Entomologist

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Management & Biological Control Research Unit

USDA-ARS, Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center

Colin S. Brent

Research Entomologist

Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center

21881 North Cardon Lane

Maricopa, Arizona 85138

520-316-6337 (Office)

520-316-6457 (Lab)

520-316-6330 (FAX)


colin.brent@ars.usda.gov

Education:

B.A. Biology, University of Chicago 1990

M.A. Biology, Boston University 1996

Ph.D. Biology, Boston University 2001

 

Research Interests:

My areas of expertise include insect behavior, ecology and physiology.  My research focuses on the mechanisms regulating development, dispersal and reproduction in a variety of insects.  I examine the behavioral, hormonal and physiological changes in insects as they mature, and the endogenous and exogenous stimuli that regulate this transformation.  I am particularly interested in how interactions with conspecifics are perceived and translated into developmental responses affecting reproductive dynamics.  My principal study organism is the western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus, which is a major pest of cotton.  I am currently investigating pre- and post-mating regulation of female reproductive behavior and physiology, use of a male produced anti-aphrodisiac as potential mating disruptor, and the major endocrine changes accompanying maturation and egg production. 

 

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