Gregg Nuessly, a professor of entomology and nematology at the University of Florida’s Everglades Research and Education Center (EREC) in Belle Glade, has been named interim director of the center.
Nuessly has worked at the Everglades research center since 1989 and has served as associate center director for the past two years. “As interim center director, I will work to broaden statewide cooperative efforts for research and Extension while continuing the mission of the EREC and UF,” Nuessly said.
Nuessly earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California-Irvine in 1978, a master’s in entomology from the University of California-Riverside in 1981 and his Ph.D. in entomology from Texas A&M University in 1986. Nuessly joined UF following three years as a research entomologist with the USDA-ARS in Brawley, CA.
Working in Palm Beach County, he conducts pest management research on a range of arthropod pests associated with leafy green and leafy Brassica vegetables, sweet and field corn, sweet sorghum for biofuel, sugarcane, and turfgrass.
Nuessly replaces Rob Gilbert, who was recently named chair of the UF/IFAS agronomy department.