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Tim Paine Joins Elite Group of Entomologists

UCR Faculty Member Elected Fellow of Entomological Society of America

Timothy Paine, professor of entomology, is one of only six new fellows elected this year

(July 24, 2006)

Timothy Paine is a professor in the Department of Entomology.

Timothy Paine is a professor in the Department of Entomology.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — For his outstanding contributions to entomology, Timothy Paine, professor of entomology at UC Riverside, has been elected a fellow of the prestigious Entomological Society of America, the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines.

This year, Paine and only five others were elected to this honor. They will be recognized at the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Indianapolis, Ind., on December 10, 2006.

"It is gratifying to see Tim’s hard work and dedication recognized in this way by the Entomological Society of America," said Ring Cardé, chair of the Department of Entomology. "Tim is a recognized leader in the field, and the Department of Entomology is both pleased and proud that he has received this tremendous honor."

Paine’s research focuses on developing effective and safe methods to reduce the damage caused by pests that feed on or live in shrubs and trees, whether in urban, nursery, or forest settings. As part of this effort, he studies the biology and life habits of exotic pests, including the ash whitefly, the eucalyptus snout beetle, and the eucalyptus longhorned borer. The author or coauthor of more than 100 scientific refereed journal articles, Paine also examines the interactions of pests with the plants they feed on, with competing pests, and with environmental stresses in order to develop integrated pest management programs that maintain or improve the health and appearance of shrubs and trees.

"I am honored at receiving this recognition from the Entomological Society of America," Paine said. "I see the honor as an acknowledgement of the quality of the world-class research in entomology being done at UCR and I am pleased to join the eight other current and former members of the Department of Entomology who have been elected as fellows of the society. I share this award with the many students, staff, and colleagues with whom I have had the privilege to work."

Paine’s previous honors include the Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching from the Entomological Society of America Pacific Branch earlier this year for his excellence, through innovations, in developing new courses, programs, and teaching methods; fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2005; the Recognition Award in Urban Entomology, Entomological Society of America, 1999; and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary’s Honor Award for Environmental Protection, 1992.

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