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Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman

Gillett-Kaufman, Jennifer
Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman
Instructional Associate Professor
Heep 319
Undergraduate Education
B.S., Agricultural Education and Communication, University of Florida
Graduate Education
M.S., Plant Pathology, University of Florida
Ph.D., Plant Pathology, University of Florida

Professional Summary

Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman Ph.D., has been involved in research, teaching and Extension on integrated pest management for over 20 years. She combines her training in agricultural education and plant pathology with numerous years of entomology research to provide a holistic approach to managing crop issues. She has a unique blend of international activities that span the Land Grant mission to serve research, teaching, and Extension. She believes in developing needs assessments to ensure projects address pressing and timely issues. She has formally taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses and has developed and delivered numerous interactive online learning modules for public and private audiences.

Research Areas of Expertise

olive pest management, integrated pest management, molecular biology, orchid pollination

Selected Publications

Phillips, E.A., S.A. Allan, and J.L. Gillett-Kaufman. 2021. Survey of Florida olive groves during olive fruit development: Monitoring for stink bugs and olive fruit flies. Florida Entomologist, 104(4) 265-273.

Ray, H.A., M.E. Kane and J.L. Gillett-Kaufman. 2020. Effect of self- and cross-pollination treatments and microhabitat on seed germination of Prosthechea cochleata and Encyclia tampensis (Orchidaceae) in southern Florida. Southeastern Naturalist, 19(3): 601-611. https://doi.org/10.1656/058.019.0314

Reeves, L.E. and J.L. Gillett-Kaufman. 2020. Interactions between the imperiled West Indian manatee, Trichechus manatus, and mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in Everglades National Park, Florida, USA. Scientific Reports, 10: 12971. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-69942-8

Ray, H.A., C.J. Stuhl, M.E. Kane, J.D. Ellis, J.C. Daniels and J.L. Gillett-Kaufman. 2019. Aspects of the pollination biology of Encyclia tampensis, the commercially exploited butterfly orchid, and Prosthechea cochleata, the endangered clamshell orchid, in south Florida. Florida Entomologist, 102(1): 154-160.

Reeves, L.E., C.J. Holderman, E.M. Blosser, J.L. Gillett-Kaufman, A.Y. Kawahara, P.E. Kaufman and N.D. Burkett-Cadena. 2018. Identification of Uranotaenia sapphirina as a specialist of annelids broadens known mosquito host use patterns. Communications Biology, 1: 92. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-018-0096-5.