Dr. Robin M. Giblin-Davis
Acting Director and Professor, Environmental Nematology, Entomology and Nematology Department
Dr. Giblin-Davis spends half of his time serving as an Acting Center Co-Director for the UF-IFAS-FLREC together with Dr. Monica Elliott. He does basic and applied research concerning soil, plant-parasitic and insect-associated nematodes. His research involves nematode biodiversity, identification and systematics, barcoding and molecular phylogenetics, soil ecology, and biological control. It also entails work on the management of nematode populations in warm-season turfgrasses, and woody and foliage ornamentals. Dr. Giblin-Davis teaches one undergraduate course, (NEM3002), “Principles of Nematology” and one graduate class (NEM5004C), “Graduate Survey of Nematology” in the distance education format in the spring of even numbered years.