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Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

Dr. Brian Bahder

Insect Vector Ecology

Dr. Bahder specializes in insect vector ecology, specifically in vector discovery of new and emerging pathogens that cause economic loss in agricultural and ornamental cropping systems as well as understanding the evolutionary relationships and molecular mechanisms that determine the ability of species to transmit pathogens.  His current research interests include the epidemiology of phytoplasmas infecting palms as well as other common tropical ornamental plants and their associated diseases and insect pests and developing management strategies to reduce economic losses.

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Associate Professor

3205 College Avenue
Davie West, Room 216
Davie, FL 33314
Phone: 954-577-6305

Research Program

Extension Program


  • Education
    • Ph.D.  Entomology, Washington State University, 2013
    • M.S.  Entomology, University of Florida, 2009
    • B.S.  Entomology, University of Delaware, 2006