Kevin Rice, PhD

Assistant Professor

Plant Science & Technology

Contact Information

Phone 573-882-2838
Address 3-22B Agriculture Building
Website Field Crop Entomology


BS, Biology, University of North Carolina at Asheville
MS, Entomology, Auburn University
PhD, Entomology, Ohio State University


Kevin’s research involves examining the economic damage created by invasive insects, monitoring dispersal patterns among habitats, creating new pest detection methods that help implement IPM strategies, and examining the effect of host plant species diet on insect development and fitness. He combines lab and field work that connects to ecological theory that ultimately can be translated and transferred to growers through Extension outlets.

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