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Pete Teel

Teel, Pete
Pete Teel
Professor, Associate Department Head for Academic Programs
Office:
Heep Center Room 416
Email:
Phone:
979.845.3253
http://ticsys.tamu.edu
Undergraduate Education
B.S., Entomology, Oklahoma State University, 1968
Graduate Education
Ph.D., Entomology, Oklahoma State University, 1978
M.S., Entomology, Texas A&M University, 1970

Research Emphasis: Biology, ecology and management of ticks effecting humans, livestock, companion animals, and wildlife.

Teaching Activity: Teaching activities include career preparation for undergraduate entomology majors through ENTO 481, Careers In Entomology Seminar, and a graduate course ENTO 617, Acarology , which examines the morphology, systematics, natural histories, host-parasite relationships of ticks and mites. Current research topics include tick-host-landscape level interactions effecting population dynamics and management of Amblyomma and Boophilus ticks, simulation modelling of tick populations as influenced by these interactions, and the physiological-ecology of ticks as it influences the zoogeography of ticks and prevalence of tick-borne diseases.

Selected Publications:
Needham, G.R. and P.D. Teel. 1991. Off-host physiological ecology of ixodid ticks. Ann. Rev. Entomol. 36:659-81.

Teel, P.D., S.L. Marin and W.E. Grant. 1995. Simulation of host-parasite-landscape interactions: influence of season and habitat on cattle fever tick (Boophilus sp.) population dynamics. Ecol. Modelling (In Press

Strey, O.F., P.D. Teel, M.T. Longnecker and G.R. Needham. 1996. Survival and water- balance characteristics of unfed adult Amblyomma cajennense (Acari: Ixodidae). J. Med. Entomol. 33(1) (In Press).

Teel, P.D., W.A. Donahue, R.W. Meola and O.F. Strey. 1996. Effects of pyriproxyfen on engorged females and newly oviposited eggs of the lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae). J. Med. Entomol. (Accepted).

Donahue, W.A., P.D. Teel, R.W. Meola and O.F. Strey. 1996. Effects of pyriproxyfen on newly engorged larvae and nymphs of the lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae). J. Med. Entomol. (Accepted).