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Phillip Kaufman

Kaufman, Phillip
Phillip Kaufman
Professor and Head
412GB Minnie Belle Heep Center
(979) 845-2510
Undergraduate Education
B.S. Animal Science, University of Illinois
Graduate Education
M.S. Entomology, University of Wisconsin
Ph.D. Entomology, University of Wyoming

Professional Summary:

Phillip Kaufman, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University. His research program focuses on the development of new pest management tools for livestock and companion animal systems. Beef cattle, dairy cattle and horses are the predominant livestock in Texas and are one focus of this program; while investigations on improvement for ectoparasite management on companion animals and wildlife are the second focus. Insecticide resistance and control failures are commonplace for many fly and tick pests; therefore, innovative systems are needed to assist in their management. However, to successfully manage these pests, studies investigating their biology and ecology are needed. The role that biological control can play in assisting with pest control is another research avenue. Producer pesticide selection and the resultant impacts on non-target, beneficial arthropods in grazing systems are of particular interest. He has secured $3.9M in research support and has published over 118 peer-reviewed manuscripts and over 85 Extension publications. He currently serves as Department Head for Entomology.

Research Ares of Expertise:

Insecticide resistance, vector biology, integrated pest management, veterinary and livestock entomology, biological control

Selected Publications:

For a full listing of publications:  https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ykeRbUgAAAAJ&hl=en

Rochon, K., J.A. Hogsette, P.E. Kaufman, P.U. Olafson, S.L. Swiger, and D.B. Taylor. Stable fly (Diptera: Muscidae): Biology, management, and research needs. 2021. Journal of Integrated Pest Management. https://doi.org/10.1093/jipm/pmab029

Bibbs, C.S. M. Tsikolia, U.R. Bernier, J.R. Bloomquist, R.D. Xue and P.E. Kaufman. 2018. Vapor toxicity of five volatile pyrethroids against Aedes aegypti, Ae. albopictus, Culex quinquefasciatus, and Anopheles quadrimaculatus (Diptera: Culicidae). Pest Management Science. 76: 2699-2706. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ps.5088

Tucker, N.S.G., P.E. Kaufman, E.N.I. Weeks, J. Rowland, J. Tidwell and R.J. Miller. 2017. Characterization of a sodium channel mutation in permethrin-resistant Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Acari: Ixodidae). Journal of Medical Entomology. 54: 1633-1638. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjx127

Davis, T.J., P.E. Kaufman, A.J. Tatem, J.A. Hogsette and D.L. Kline. 2016. Development and evaluation of an attractive self-marking ovitrap to measure dispersal and determine skip oviposition in Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) field populations. Journal of Medical Entomology. 53: 31-38. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjv170

Eiden, A.L., P.E. Kaufman, F.M. Oi and R.J. Miller. 2015. Detection of permethrin resistance and fipronil tolerance in Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Acari: Ixodidae) in the United States. Journal of Medical Entomology. 52: 429-436. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjv005