Dr. Robin M. Giblin-Davis
Acting Director and Professor, Environmental Nematology, Entomology and Nematology Department
In January 2017, Dr. Giblin-Davis moved into a full time administrative role at the UF-IFAS-FLREC as the Acting Center Director. Between late 2009 and the end of 2016, the job entailed 50% administrative duties as an Interim and then Acting Center Co-director with Dr. Monica Elliott. His 50% professorial position involved basic and applied research concerning soil, plant-parasitic and insect-associated nematodes and the topics of nematode biodiversity, identification and systematics, barcoding and molecular phylogenetics, soil ecology, and biological control. It also entailed work on the management of nematode populations in warm-season turfgrasses, and woody and foliage ornamentals. He taught Principles of Nematology (NEM 3002) and Graduate Survey of Nematology (NEM 5004C) every other year from 1998 to spring of 2016, and he continues to lead and serve on finishing graduate student committees.