Candidate for Southeastern Branch Representative to the ESA Certification Board
Dennis Ring received a Ph.D. in Entomology from Texas A&M in 1981, M.S. in Entomology from Texas A&M in 1978 and a B.S. in Biology from Baylor University in 1974. Dennis is an extension entomologist (100 %) for the LSU AgCenter (1995-present). He has worked in several areas and commodities including structural, the French Quarter Formosan subterranean termite program, Louisiana’s Formosan subterranean termite tree treating program, Lois Caffey termite training center, pecans, ornamentals, school IPM, household, rice, sweet potatoes, vegetables, and fruits. Prior to his extension appointment, Dennis conducted research on pecans, degree day models, EILS, sequential sampling plans, modeling, cotton, sugarcane, ticks, and screwworms. His research is directed towards IPM of arthropod pests. Dennis is providing unbiased information to the public on IPM of arthropods. He has published several refereed articles and extension articles. In addition he has given numerous oral and poster presentations. Dennis is coordinator of the extension practicum course and provides some lectures in the advanced IPM course at LSU. He is currently the Southeastern Branch representative to the certification board. He has served as member and chair of the ESA public information committee, nominating committee, Section F, ESA, Southeastern Branch auditing committee, and program chair of the Rocky Mountain Conference of Entomologists. Dennis has been a certified entomologist for more than 30 years.