Carl Barton Huffaker

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1914 – 1995

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Who was Carl Barton Huffaker?

Carl Barton Huffaker was an American biologist, ecologist and agricultural entomologist.

Huffaker graduated from the University of Tennessee then gaining a Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1942. After working as a medical entomologist in Colombia, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic he was recruited by the Division of Biological Control of the University of California. He remained at Berkeley until his retirement in 1984.

He published more than 200 scientific papers and edited and contributed to books “citation classics” in population ecology, biological control, and integrated pest management. Examples are Theory and Practice of Biological Control and Ecological Entomology. He also conducted a notable experiment on predator-prey population dynamics in mites in 1958.

Huffaker was a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America served as its President and was an honorary Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society.

He was awarded the Louis E. Levy Medal in 1976.

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Born
Sep 30, 1914
Monticello
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • University of Tennessee
  • PhD, Ohio State University
    Entomology
    ( - 1942)
  • Ecology
Lived in
  • Lafayette
    ( - 1995/10/10)
Died
Oct 10, 1995
Lafayette

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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