February 10, 2016
James H. Tumlinson, Penn State University
Plants successfully employ a broad array of chemicals to defend against insect herbivores. If we can discover and understand the chemical and biochemical mechanisms used in natural plant defense systems they may be exploited for crop protection from insect pests. Promising new methods for practical application of chemical ecology for insect pest management are emerging.
Dr. Tumlinson is the 2015 Recipient of the Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lectureship Award and a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America (ESA).