Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Susan T Ratcliffe
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Email: sratclif@illinois.edu
Title: Assistant Professional Scientist
Mailing address:
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL 61801
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Address mailcode: 046
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Location: UIUC
Phone: 217-333-9656
  
Fax: 217-333-5245

Activities:
Research:
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On-farm research (with many cooperating farmers) to refine the decision-making threshold for western corn rootworms that lay eggs in soybeans in eastern Illinois.
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Use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLP) for species and subspecies insect identification.
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Development of an Expressed Sequence Tag (EST) database to evaluate gene express in western corn rootworms.
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Development of instructional materials for distribution via the internet and the use alternative delivery systems if connectivity is limited.
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Current Issues in Insect Management
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University of Illinois Extension Information Technology
o Use of the internet to deliver educational materials (http://ipm.uiuc.edu)
o On-line instructional videos and interactive IPM decision tools
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Development of state and regional IPM Programs
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Western Corn Rootworm On-Farm Research Programs
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Education: PhD, Entomology, University of Illinois, 1999

MS, Entomology, University of Illinois, 1995

BA, Political Science, University of Illinois, 1993
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Illinois Natural History Survey

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