USDA-ARS Center for Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Dr. Chris Geden received his MS and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1979 and 1993, respectively. After working as a research associate at North Carolina State University and Cornell, he joined USDA’s Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology in Gainesville, Florida, where he has been a research entomologist since 1992. His research has mainly focused on IPM and behavior and pathogen relations of muscoid flies affecting livestock, poultry, and humans. Biological control of flies has been a long-standing interest, and he has investigated beetle and mite predators, hymenopteran parasitoids, and fungal and viral pathogens of flies. He also has research interests in pathogens of beneficial insects and the biology and management of structural pests in poultry houses. Dr. Geden has published 87 papers in refereed scientific journals, three book chapters, two patents, one book (as editor), and 45 articles in trade journals and extension publications. He has presented 80 papers and 28 invited seminars in the U.S. and has given 19 invited international presentations. He has been an active member of ESA since 1977, has attended most national meetings of the Society since then, and has provided service by organizing two symposia at national meetings, participating in nine other symposia, and serving as moderator (numerous times) and as student competition judge (2001, 2007-2011). He also gave the Highlights of Veterinary Entomology presentation at the 1997 meeting and served on the Editorial Boards of the Annals of the ESA (1991-1995) and the Journal of Medical Entomology (2007-2011), and as MUVE president in 2012.