Cheryl Frank Sullivan

Cheryl Frank Sullivan
University of Vermont | UVM · Entomology Research Laboratory

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Broadly interested in the Integrated Pest Management of arthropod pests.

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Publications (14)
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The soft tick Carios kelleyi (Cooley and Kohls, 1941) is an ectoparasite of bats that can harbor bacteria known to cause disease in humans, such as Rickettsia spp., Bartonella spp., and relapsing fever Borrelia spp. Human-tick encounters may occur when bats occupy attics or similar dwellings with access points to human-inhabited areas. During May 2...
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There is a need for the development of sustainable, nonchemical tick management strategies. Mycoacaricide and mycoinsecticide product development worldwide has focused primarily on fungi in the genera Beauveria (Hypocreales: Cordycipitaceae) and Metarhizium (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae). Microbial biopesticides containing entomopathogenic fungi ha...
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The larval stage of the one-host tick, Dermacentor albipictus Packard (Acari: Ixodidae), the winter tick, is spent aggregated on the ground in summer until they quest for hosts in the autumn. Metarhizium brunneum (Petch) and Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo-Crivelli) Vuillemin are promising fungal biocontrol agents of ticks. The success of tick biocontr...
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Dermacentor albipictus (Packard, 1869) [Acari: Ixodidae], the winter tick, significantly affects the health and productivity of North American moose (Alces alces (Linnaeus, 1758) [Artiodactyla: Cervidae]). Survival of off-host stages of Ixodid ticks depends on microclimate driven in part by extrinsic factors resulting from weather, such as temperat...
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Western flower thrips (WFT), Frankliniella occidentalis, is one of the most destructive pests of vegetables, fruits and ornamental crops worldwide, causing extensive damage by direct feeding of the crop and transmitting economically important viruses. Despite the successes of biocontrol agents to control WFT, more efficient and cost-effective ways...
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Rhizoglyphus robini Claparède (Acari: Acaridae) is a pest of bulbs, corms and tubers of several economically important crops. The biological control of R. robini has yet to be fully explored as an alternative to chemical pesticides. Entomopathogenic fungi in the genera Metarhizium (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae) are used for the biological control o...
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There is a critical need to develop effective, high-quality, fungal-based biopesticides for use against ticks. Dermacentor albipictus, the winter tick, is a one-host species that can cause mortality in large ungulates, particularly moose (Alces alces). The larval stage of this species aggregates on the ground in a prolonged, quiescent state during...
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Dermacentor albipictus (Acari: Ixodidae), the winter tick, is a one-host tick that parasitizes large ungulates. They can dramatically affect moose, Alces alces (Artiodactyla: Cervidae), causing significant physiological and metabolic stress and mortality among heavily parasitized individuals. Entomopathogenic fungi in the genera Metarhizium (Hypocr...
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Plants have been used to serve IPM as indicator plants, trap plants, banker plants, and nectar/pollen/habitat plants. Now plants are being used to serve several of these functions at once, particularly in greenhouses where plants or plant stages supportive to natural enemies may be rare. An indicator plant species pulls pests species and serves as...

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