CURRICULUM VITAE Divina M. Amalin, Ph.D. 263 Lemon China St. Lacheche, Dededo GU Phone Number: 671-632-5244 E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]

EDUCATION ƒ

Doctor of Philosophy in Entomology (1999): University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

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Master of Science in Entomology (1988): University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

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Bachelor of Science in Entomology (1982): University of the Philippines, Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines

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Practical training on protein isolation (1994): University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA

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Training on sweet potato weevil management (1988): Asian Vegetables Research and Development Center, Shanhua, Taiwan

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY WITH RESEARCH ACTIVITIES U.S. Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Miami, Florida and University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (2002 – 2004) Postdoctoral Research Associate ƒ implement the Biological Control Program against agricultural pests in Florida; ƒ develop rearing techniques for all natural enemies of exotic invasive species that are targeted for biological control in Florida; ƒ assist in providing data for Environmental Assessments to facilitate natural enemy releases; ƒ promote the use of Global Positioning System to locate and map infestations and releases; ƒ serve as conduit for biological control technology transfer to the state.

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University of Florida, Department of Entomology, Tropical Research and Education Center, Homestead, Florida (1995 – 2001) Postdoctoral Research Associate. ƒ evaluation of parasitoids of citrus root weevil ƒ evaluation of biologically- based pest management on native plants of south Florida funded by Everglades National Park Graduate Research Assistant ƒ evaluation of predatory spiders as biological control agents of citrus leafminer ƒ analysis of gut content of three species of spiders using Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis (PAGE); ƒ detection of prey enzymes in homogenates of the predator after PAGE. University of Vermont. College of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry, South BurlingtonVermont (1994-1995) ƒ on-hand training on molecular cloning, protein expression, protein purification & analysis methods International Potato Center, Region VII, Los Baños, Laguna (1988 – 1993) Research Consultant ƒ research on the biosystematics of sweet potato weevil. Research Associate ƒ research on the biological control of sweet potato weevil using entomopathogenic fungi and CRY protein gene of Bacillus thuringiensis; ƒ screening for resistance to sweet potato weevil and screening of sex pheromone for monitoring and control of sweet potato weevil; ƒ integrated pest management of sweet potato weevil; ƒ sweet potato on-farm research University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna. 1980 – 1990 Research Assistant - Department of Life and Sciences (1980 – 1984) ƒ cytology of parasitic wasps ƒ biology, systematics and genetics of Drosophila fruit flies Affiliate Instructor – Genetics Laboratory, Institute of Biological Sciences (1984 – 1990) ƒ handled courses on fundamentals of biology Research Assistant, Genetics Laboratory, Institute of Biological Sciences ƒ research on the diversity and systematic of spiders in the Philippines (1985 –1988) Assistant Professor, Genetics Laboratory, Institute of Biological Sciences ƒ handled courses in Biology, Genetics and Cytology (1989 – 1990) ____________________________________________________________ Divina M. Amalin, Ph.D.

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International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. 1979 Student Assistant, Entomology Department ƒ assisted on the collection of insect pests and natural enemies in rice fields (1979)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE Lecturer ƒ Horticulture 5555, Tropical Fruit Production Course, Tropical Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Homestead, Florida, (1999-2000) ƒ Entomology I, Fundamentals of Entomology, South Dade Community College, Miami, Florida, (1997 – 1998) ƒ Elementary Science, Gainesville Elementary School, Gainesville, Florida, (1996) ƒ Biology II, Fundamentals of Biology, University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna, (1990) Laboratory instructor ƒ Entomology 3005, Fundamentals of Entomology, Tropical Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Homestead, Florida, (1999 - 2000) ƒ Biology 2, Fundamentals of Biology, University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna, (1989 – 1990) ƒ Biology 30, General Genetics, University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna, (1990) ƒ Biology 102, Cytology, University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna (1990) Thesis advisor/Supervisor ƒ Biology undergraduate program, University of the Philippines, 1990 – 1993 ƒ Student Service Learning Project, Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida, April 2004

CREATIVE ACTIVITIES Video Clip (2001) – Diaprepes Weevil: South Florida Situation. Video clip. IFAS Communication Services. Program Website (2004) - Implementation of Biological Control Programs against invasive agricultural pests in Florida. USDA-APHIS-PPQ and University of Florida (to be published)

PRESENTATIONS, CONFERENCES, AND SEMINARS ATTENDED Amalin, D.M. and A.A. Barrion. 1984. Spiders as biological control agents. Paper presented at the Pest Control Council of the Philippines. May, 1984, Baguio City, Philippines.

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Amalin, D. M., A.A. Barrion, and L.M. Rueda. 1985. Cytology of the parasitic wasp, Dirhinus sp. nr. himalayanus. Paper presented at the Pest Control Council of the Philippines. May, 1985, Davao City, Philippines. Amalin, D.M. and P. Vander Zaag. 1989. Arthropod fauna of sweet potato agroecosystems in the Philippines. Paper presented at the Seminar on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) of Sweet Potato Weevil. July, 1989, Trivandrum, India. Amalin, D.M. and E.Chujoy. 1989. Screening for resistance to the weevil. Paper presented at the Seminar on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) of Sweet Potato Weevil. July, 1989, Trivandrum, India. Amalin, D.M., R.M. Aguda, and P. Vander Zaag. 1991. Mass production of the white muscardine fungus, B. bassiana, and its efficacy against sweet potato weevil. Paper presented at the Pest Management Council of the Philippines. May, 1991, Bureau of Plant Industry, Manila, Philippines. Amalin, D.M. and E. Chujoy. 1991. Stem resistance of I. trifida to sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius Fabr. Paper presented at the Federation of Crop Science Society of the Philippines. Nov. 7-9, 1991, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines. Amalin, D.M., R.M. Aguda, and E. Chujoy. 1992. Efficacy of Bacillus thuringiensis against sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius Fabr. Paper presented at the FCSSP. May 25-29, 1992, Zamboanga City, Philippines. Amalin, D.M., J.E. Peña, and R. McSorley. 1995. Spider diversity on lime groves and its importance in the control of citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella (Stn.). Poster presented at the 1995 ESA Annual Meeting. December, 17-21, 1995,. Las Vegas, Nevada. Amalin D.M., J.E. Peña, and R. McSorley. 1996. Abundance of spiders in lime groves and their potential role in suppressing the citrus leafminer population. In: M. Hoy. ed., Proc. First International Conference in Managing the Citrus Leafminer. April 23-25, 1996, Orlando, Florida. Amalin, D.M., and J.E. Peña. 1997. Evaluation of Hibana velox as biological agents of citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella, on lime, Citrus aurantifolia. Paper presented at the 80th Annual Meeting Florida Entomological Society. August 4 – 7, 1997, Daytona Beach, Florida. Amalin, D.M., and J.E. Peña. 1997. The potential of the spider assemblage in the control of citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella, in lime orchards. Paper presented at the 1997 Meeting of the American Arachnological Society. July 19 – 23, Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND.

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Amalin, D. M., and J. Peña. 1998. Spiders in Homestead lime groves and their role as biological control agents of citrus leafminer. Paper presented at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the Plant Biologists of South Florida. April 19, 1998. Homestead, FL. Amalin, D.M., and J.E. Peña. 1998. Predatory behavior of two species of hunting spiders attacking citrus leafminer. Paper presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Florida Entomological Society, August 3 – 6, Sanibel Island, FL. Amalin, D.M., and J.E. Peña. 1998. Selective toxicity of some pesticides used in lime orchards at Homestead, Florida on Hibana velox, a predator of citrus leafminer. Poster presented at the XIV International Congress of Arachnology. Field Museum, Chicago, IL. June 27 – July 3 and at the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Phytophatological Society and Entomological Society of America. November 8 – 12, Las Vegas, NV. Amalin, D.M., and J.E. Peña. 1999. Predatory behavior of the threee species of sac spiders attacking citrus leafminer. Poster presented at the XII International Entomophagous Insect Workshop. September 26-30, Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey, CA. Amalin, D.M., and J.E. Peña. 1999. Predatory spiders in lime orchards and their importance in the control of citrus leafminer, (Phyllocnistis citrella, Stainton). Paper presented at the Florida State Horticultural Society Meeting. October 30 – November 2, Stuart, FL. Peña, J.E., D. M. Amalin, C.W. McCoy, D. Hall, P. Stansly, R. Duncan, and A. Pantoja. 2000. Biological control of citrus root weevil. Paper presented at the Diaprepes Task Force Meeting. January 20, 2000. Lake Alfred, FL. Amalin, D. M., and J.E. Peña, 2000, Establishment of Ceratogramma etiennei, a parasitoid of citrus root weevil exotic to south Florida. Paper presented at the Plant Biologist Society of south Florida Annual Meeting. April 1, 2000. Miami, FL. Amalin, D.M., and J.E. Peña. 2000. The impact of weeds on the population of predatory spiders in lime orchards. Paper presented at the Florida State Horticultural Society Meeting. July 23-25, 2000. Lake Buena Vista, FL. Amalin, D.M., J.E. Peña, and R.E. Duncan. 2000. Analysis of factors affecting establishment of Ceratogramma etiennei (Trichogrammatidae) as biocontrol of Diaprepes abbreviatus in south Florida. Paper presented at the 83rd Annual meeting of the Florida Entomological Society. August 6-9, 2000. Naples, FL. Peña, J.E., R. Adair Jr., D. M. Amalin, R. Belosi, R. Duncan, D. Hall, S. LaPointe, C. McCoy, C. McKenzie, R. Nguyen, and P. Stansly. 2000. Establishment of two introduced egg parasitoids of Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Poster presented at the 2000 Joint Annual Meeting Entomological Society of Canada and Entomological Society of America. December 3-6, 2000. Quebec, Canada. Amalin, D.M. , J.E. Peña, and R.E. Duncan. 2000. Host-finding behavior of Ceratogramma etiennei (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae), an egg parasitoid of Diaprepes abbreviatus ____________________________________________________________ Divina M. Amalin, Ph.D.

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(Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Poster presented at the 2000 Joint Annual Meeting Entomological Society of Canada and Entomological Society of America. December 36, 2000. Quebec, Canada. Amalin, D.M., K.S. Bloem, and D. Meyerdirik. 2003. Biological control of Cycad Scale, Pink Hibiscus Mealybug, Melaleuca, Papaya Mealybug and other invasive pests: USDAAPHIS operation in Miami. Paper presented at the 77th Annual Meeting Southeaster Branch Entomological Society of America. March 9-12, 2003. Baton, Rouge, Louisiana. Amalin, D.M., J.E. Peña, and R. McSorley. 2003. Development of three sac spiders occurring on lime orchards at Homestead, Florida. Paper presented at the Florida State Horticultural Society. June 8-10, 2003. Orlando, Florida. Peña, J.E., D.G. Hall, R. Nguyen, C. McCoy, D. Amalin, P. Stansly, R. Adair, S. Lapointe, R. Duncan, A. Hoyte, and J. Conner. 2003. Recovery of parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae and Trichogrammatidae) released for biological control of Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Florida. XII International Entomophagous Insect Workshop, July 27-31, 2003. Tucson, Arizona. J. of Insect Science. 3:33 p. 19.11 Amalin, D.M., J.E. Peña, and R. Duncan. 2003. Effects of host age, female parasitoid age, and host plant on parasitism of Ceratogramma etiennei (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae). XII International Entomophagous Insect Workshop, July 27-31, 2003. Tucson, Arizona. J. of Insect Science. 3:33 p. 19.11 Cuda, J.P. and D.M. Amalin. 2003. "Mass Production of Arthropods for the Biological Control of Weeds: A Florida Focus". 10th Workshop of the International Organization for Biological Control Working Group on Arthropod Mass Rearing and Quality Control. Agropolis International, Montpellier, France. 21-25 September. Peña JE, Hall DG, Nguyen R, McCoy CW, Amalin D, Stansly P, Adair R, Lapointe S, Duncan R, Hoyte A. 2004. Recovery of Parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae and Trichogrammatidae) Released for Biological Control of Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera : Curculionidae) in Florida. 10th Congress of the International Society of Citriculture (ISC), Agadir, Morocco, 15-20 February. Epsky, N., D. Amalin, H. Puchel, and C. Mannion. 2004. Varietal Susceptibility and Spatial Analysis of Local Distribution of the Lobate Lac Scale. 87th Annual Meeting and 5th International Caribbean Conference of the Florida Entomological Society. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. July 25-28, 2004. Wiese, C. D.M. Amalin, R. Coe, and C. Mannion. 2005. Effects of parasitic wasps (Coccobius fulvus) on Cycad Aulacaspis Scale (Aulacaspis yasumatsui) at Montgomery Botanical Center. 118th Annual Meeting Florida. Florida State Horticultural Society meeting, June 5 – 7, 2005.

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PUBLICATIONS Refereed Publications: Barrion, A.A., D.M. Amalin, and V.L. Ulilang. 1982. New record of Philippine spiny-bellied orb-weavers (Araneae: Araneidae). Philipp. Agric. 65(4):331-338. Barrion, A.A., D.M. Amalin, and V.L. Ulilang. 1983. Some jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) of Mt. Makiling. Philipp. Entomol. 6(1):1-9. Amalin, D.M., L.M. Rueda, and A.A. Barrion. 1987. Cytology of parasitic wasps, Dirhinus sp. nr. himalayanus. Philipp. Entomol. 10:20-21. Barrion, A.A., A.T. Barrion, L.D. Taylo, C.V. Casal, and D.M. Amalin. 1987. Most common lynx spiders genus Oxyopes Thorell (Aranea: Oxyopidae) in the Philippines. Nat. Appl. Sci. Bull. 13:35-46. Barrion, A.A., and D.M. Amalin. 1987. Morphology, life history, and cytology of Drosophila simulans Sturtevant. Philipp. J. Sci. 117:118-125. Barrion, A. A., A. T. Barrion, C. V. Casal, L. D. Taylo & D. M. Amalin. 1988. The orb-weaving spiders genus Neoscona (Araneae: Araneidae) in the Philippines. Philipp. Agric. 69: 385409. Barrion, A. A., C. V. Casal, L. D. Taylo & D. M. Amalin. 1988.Two orb-weaving spiders (Araneae: Araneidae) in the Philippines causing araneidism. Philipp. J. Sci. 116: 245254. Barrion, A. A., D. M. Amalin & C. V. Casal. 1989. Morphology and cytology of the lynx spider Oxyopes javanus (Thorell). Philipp. J. Sci. 118: 229-237. Barrion, A.A., and D.M. Amalin. 1989. A simplified egg chromosome squash technique. Philipp. Entomol. 7(8):537-538. Barrion, A.A., D.M. Amalin, and Ma. P. dela Cruz. 1989. Morphology, life history and somatic chromosomes of Drosophila immigrans Sturtevant in the Philippines. Philipp. Entomol. 8(1):667-682. Amalin, D. M. & A. A. Barrion. 1990. Spiders of white potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) in the lowland. Philipp. Agricult. 73: 179-184. Amalin, D.M., P. Vander Zaag, and E. Vazques. 1991. Arthropod of sweet potato in the Philippines. Philipp. Agric. 74(1):39-50.

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Amalin, D.M., A.A. Barrion, and L.M. Rueda. 1992. Morphology and cytology of Argiope catenulata (Doleschall) (Aranea: Araneidae). Asia Life Sciences. 1:35-44. Amalin, D.M., A.A. Barrion, and M. Jayoma. 1993. Comparative karyomorphology of two Neoscona species (Aranea: Araneidae). Philipp. Entomol. (1):1-6. Amalin, D.M., J. Reiskind, R. McSorley, and J. Peña. 1999. Survival of the hunting spider, Hibana velox (Becker), raised on different artificial diets. J. Arachnol. 27(2):692-696. Amalin, D.M., J.E. Peña, S. Yu, and R. McSorley. 2000. Selective toxicity of some pesticides to Hibana velox, a predator of citrus leafminer. Fla. Entomol. 83:254-262. Amalin, D.M., J.E. Peña, and R. McSorley. 2000. Gut Content Analysis of the Three Species of Sac Spiders by Electrophoresis. Fla. Entomol. 83:489-492. Amalin, D.M., J.E. Peña, J. Reiskind, and R. McSorely. 2001. Predatory behavior of three species of hunting spiders attacking citrus leafminer. J. Arachnol. 29: 72-81 Amalin, D.M., J.E. Peña, R.McSorley, and J. Reiskind. 2001. Predation by three species of sac spiders on citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella ( Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). J. Entomol. Sci. 36:199-207. Amalin, D.M., J. Reiskind, J.E. Peña, and R, McSorley. 2001. Comparison of the Survival of the Three Species of Sac Spiders on Natural and Artificial Diets. J. Arachnol. 29: 253262. Amalin, D. M., J. E. Peña, R. McSorley, H. Browning, and J. Crane. 2001. Comparison of different sampling methods and effect of pesticide application on spider populations in lime orchards in south Florida. Environmetal Entomology. 30:1021-1027 Amalin, D.M., J.E. Peña, R.E. Duncan, H.W. Browning, and R. McSorley. 2002. Natural mortality factors acting on citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella, in lime orchards in south Florida. BioControl. 47:327-347. Amalin, D.M., P. Stansly, and J.E. Peña. 2004. Effect of Micromite on the egg parasitoids Ceratogramma etiennei (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) and Quadrastichus haitiensis (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). Florida Entomologist. 87(2):222-224. Pena, J.E. , D. Amalin, A. Hunsberger, and C. Mannion. 2004. Egg Distribution and Sampling of Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on Silver Buttonwood. Florida Entomologist. (submitted) Zhang, A., D. Amalin, S. Shirali, M. S. Serrano, R.A. Franqui, J.E. Oliver, J.A. Klun, J.R. Aldrich, D. E. Meyerdirk, and S.L. Lapointe. 2004. Sex pheromone of the pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsitus, contains an unusual cyclobutanoid monoterpene. PNAS, 101 (26 ): 9601-9606 ____________________________________________________________ Divina M. Amalin, Ph.D.

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Zhang, A. and D.M. Amalin. 2005. Sex pheromone of the female Pink Hibiscus Mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green) (Homoptera: Psuedococcidae): Biological Activity Evaluation. Environmental Entomology. 34(2):264-270. Amalin, D.M., J.E. Peňa, and R.E. Duncan. 2005. Effects of host age, female parasitoid age, and host plant on parasitism of Ceratogramma etiennei (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae). Florida Entomologist. 88(1):77-82. Amalin, D.M., C. Mannion, A. Roda, K.S. Bloem, D. Meyerdirk, and R. Warkentin. 2006. Biological control efforts to manage the pink hibiscus mealybug population in south Florida. Florida Entomologist (for submission). Nieves, L. R., D.M. Amalin, C. Mannion, A. Roda, K.S. Bloem, and D. Meyerdirk. 2006. Comprehensive Survey of Pink Hibiscus Mealybug Infestation and the Spread of its Parasitoids in Miami-Dade County, Florida using GPS/GIS Mapping System. Florida Entomologist (for submission). Amalin, D.M., C. Mannion, A. Roda, K.S. Bloem, D. Meyerdirk, and R. Warkentin. 2006. Status of Papaya Mealybug, Paracoccus marginatus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in South Florida. Florida entomologist (for submission) Epsky, N.D., D. Amalin, P.E. Kendra, H. Puche, and C.M. Mannion. 2006. Spatial and Temporal Factors in a Local Infestation of Paratachardina lobata lobata (Hemiptera: Kerriidae). Florida Entomologist (submitted)

Non-Refereed Publications: Amalin, D.M., J.E. Peña, & R. McSorley. 1996. Spiders for leafminer biocontrol: A Conference Notes. The IPM Practitioner. 18(9):15 Amalin, D.M. and J.E. Peña. 1999. Predatory spiders in lime orchards and their importance in the control of citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera:Gracillariidae). Proc. Fla. State. Hort. Soc. 112:222-224. Amalin, D. M. and J.E. Peña. 2000. The impact of weeds on the population of predatory spiders in lime orchard. Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 113: 17-19. Peña, J. E., Hall, D., Nguyen, R., Duncan, R. Amalin, D., Stansly, P., McCoy, C., Adair, A., Lapointe, S., Browning, H., and Knapp, J. 2001. Efforts toward establishmenty of biological control agents of Diaprepes root weevil. University of Florida, Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, EDIS. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/BODY_IN122 Amalin, D.M., J.E. Peña, and R. McSorley. 2003. Development of three sac spiders occurring on lime orchards at Homestead, Florida. Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 116:44-46. ____________________________________________________________ Divina M. Amalin, Ph.D.

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Zhang, A., D. Amalin, S. Shirali, M. S. Serrano, R.A. Franqui, J.E. Oliver, J.A. Klun, J.R. Aldrich, D. E. Meyerdirk, and S.L. Lapointe. 2004. Sex pheromone of the pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsitus, contains an unusual cyclobutanoid monoterpene. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. (Published online before print June 14, 2004, 10.1073/pnas.0401298101) Wiese, C. D.M. Amalin, R. Coe, and C. Mannion. 2005. Effects of parasitic wasps (Coccobius fulvus) on Cycad Aulacaspis Scale (Aulacaspis yasumatsui) at Montgomery Botanical Center, Florida. Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 118:319-321. Peña J. E., D. G. Hall, R. Nguyen, C. McCoy, D. Amalin, P. Stansley, R. Adair, S. Lapointe, R. Duncan, A. Hoyte. 2005. Recovery of parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae and Trichogrammatidae) released for biological control of Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Florida. Proc. Int. Citrus Congress (In press).

Working Papers Amalin, D.M., E. Chujoy, C. Oña, and I.P. Oña. 1990. Resistance to the sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius Fabr. in Ipomea batatas. International Potato Center, Region VII Working Paper 90-9. pp 91-98. Amalin, D.M., E. Chujoy, C. Oña, and I.P. Oña. 1990. Screening of synthetic 6x Ipomea trifida clones for resistance to the sweet potato weevil (Cylas formicarius Fabr.) International Potato Center, Region VII Working Paper 90-10. pp 99-103. Amalin, D.M. and P. Vander Zaag. 1990. Monitoring population density of sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius Fabr. using sex pheromone traps. International Potato Center, Region VII Working Paper 90-11. pp 104-108. Amalin, D.M., and P. Vander Zaag. 1990. Evaluation of screening methodologies for resistance to sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius Fabr. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). International Potato Center, Region VII Working Paper 90-12. pp 109-114. Amalin, D.M., P.Vander Zaag, and R. Aguda. 1990. Mass production of white muscardine fungus, Beauveria bassiana Bals. and its efficacy against sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius Fabr. International Potato Center, Region VII Working Paper 90-13. pp 115121. Amalin, D.M., G.Q. Diaz, and A.A. Barrion. 1990. Chromosome of sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius Fabr. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). International Potato Center, Region VII Working Paper 90-14. pp. 122-123. Amalin, D.M., C.L. Oña, and E. Chujoy. 1991. Control of sweet potato weevil: An integrated pest management approach. International Potato Center, Region VII Working Paper 9112. pp 100-107. ____________________________________________________________ Divina M. Amalin, Ph.D.

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Amalin, D.M., R. Aguda, and E. Chujoy. 1991. Efficacy of an entomogeneous bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner on sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius Fabr. International Potato Center, Region VII Working Paper 91-13. Amalin, D.M., and R. Aguda. 1992. Screening for the most virulent Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner strain against Cylas formicarius Fabr. International Potato Center, Region VII Working Paper 92-12. pp 110-115. De Castro, M.C., A.A. Barrion, P.A. Baculod, and D.M. Amalin. 1992. Genetic variation in two local population of the sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius Fabr. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). International Potato Center, Region VII Working Paper 92-13. pp. 116125. Amalin, D.M., E. Chujoy, and M.T.L. Gerpacio. 1992. Selection for resistance to the sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius Fabr. International Potato Center, Region VII Working Paper 92-14. pp 126-138. Amalin, D.M., G.B. Opeña, E. Chujoy, and P. Vander Zaag. 1991. Increasing sweet potato productivity: An on-farm research approach. International Potato Center, Region Working Paper 91-23. pp 205-215.

Handbook/Book Chapters Amalin, D.M. and E.A. Vazques. 1993. A Handbook on Philippine Sweet Potato Arthropod Pests and their Natural Enemies. International Potato Center, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. 82 p. Amalin, D.M. 2004. Spider Behavior and Value in Agricultural Landscapes. Encyclopedia of Entomology. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Fact Sheets/Newsletters/Magazines Peña, J.E., D.G. Hall, R. Nguyen, R. Duncan, D. Amalin, P. Stansly, C. McCoy, R. Adair, S. Lapointe, H. Browning, and J. Knapp. 2000. Effects toward establishment of biological control agents of Diaprepes root weevil. Fact Sheet ENY-643. pp. 1-5. Peña, J.E. and D.M. Amalin. 2000. Biological control of Diaprepes abbreviatus by parasitoids. In: Diaprepes Short Course (S.H. Futch ed.). Cooperative Extension Service Florida Agricultural Experiment Station. Citrus Research & Education Center, Lake Alfred, FL. March 22, 2000. pp. 66-76. Peña, J., D.G. Hall, R. Nguyen, R. Duncan, D. Amalin, C. McCoy, R. Adair, S. Lapointe, and H. Browning. 2000. Efforts toward establishment of biological control agents of Diaprepes weevil. Citrus Industry 81: 30-38. ____________________________________________________________ 11 Divina M. Amalin, Ph.D.

Mannion, C., D.M. Amalin, J.E. Peña, and G.B. Edwards. 2002. A New Spider in Miami-Dade County, Cyrtophora citricola. Hort Newsletter. Vol.2 No. 2. April – June, 2002. Nguyen, R., D.G. Hall, J. Peña, D. Amalin, C. McCoy, S.L. Lapointe, B. Adair, and P. Stansly. 2003. Rearing methods for Quadrastichus haitiensis (Gahan) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) for biological control of Diaprepes abbreviatus (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Bureau of Methods and Development and Biological Control. FDACS, Division of Plant Industry. pp. 1-4. Peňa, J.E., D. Amalin, R. Duncan, D. Hall, C. McCoy, R. Nguyen, A. Hoyte, S. Lapointe, P. Stansly, and R. Adair. 2003. Biological Control of Diaprepes. Citrus and Vegetable Magazine. June 2003 Report. Peña, J.E., D. Amalin, R. Duncan, D. Hall, C. McCoy, C. Nguyen, A. Hoyte, S. Lapointe, P. Stansly, and R. Adair. 2003. Biological control of Diaprepes. Citrus and Vegetable 67: 8

Video Clip for Extension Works Peña, J.E., D.M. Amalin, R.E. Duncan. 2001. Diaprepes Weevil: South Florida Situation. Video clip. IFAS Communication Services.

SUPERVISION OF THESES DISSERTATIONS AND STUDENT RESEARCH PROJECTS High School Science Advisor (Broward County, Florida) ƒ Research title “Are spiders better than pesticides?” (1999); Broward County High School Bachelor of Science Thesis Advisor/Supervisor and Student Intern Project Supervisor ƒ Research title (B.S. Thesis): Comparative karyomorphology of two Neoscona species (Aranea: Araneidae). (1993); University of the Philippines , Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines ƒ

Research title (B.S. Thesis): Genetic variation in two local population of the sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius Fabr. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). (1992); University of the Philippines. Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines

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Research title (Student Intern Project): Mass rearing of chrysomelid beetle, Gratiana boliviana, attacking tropical soda apple. (2004); Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida

COMMUNITY SERVICES Invited Lectures ƒ

Increasing sweet potato production. Training Workshop on Sweet Potato On-Farm Research in Vietnam. Danang, Vietnam. April, 1990. ____________________________________________________________ Divina M. Amalin, Ph.D.

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Resistance to sweet potato weevil. Sweet Potato Germplasm Training Workshop. PCARRD, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. June, 1990.

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Management of sweet potato weevil population in the Philippines. First International Workshop on Sweet Potato Germplasm Evaluation”. Southeast Asian Potato Program Research and Development (SAPPRAD). Albay Experimental Station, Albay, Bicol, Philippines. May, 1992.

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Identification of sweet potato pests and their natural enemies. Second International Workshop on Sweet Potato Germplasm Evaluation”. Southeast Asian Potato Program Research and Development (SAPPRAD). Albay Experimental Station, Albay, Bicol, Philippines. May, 1993.

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Importance of spiders in agroecosystems. 1999 Seminar Series University of Miami. Miami, Florida, October 18, 1999

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Biological control of Diaprepes by parasitoids. Diaprepes Task Force Meeting, Miami-Dade Extension Service, Homestead, FL, May 10, 2001

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Biological control by natural enemies. Distance Education – Entomology section, Tropical Research and Education Center, Homestead, FL, April 13, 2002

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Biological control of invasive pests: USDA-APHIS operation in Miami. Tropical Research and Education Center Seminar Series. TREC, Homestead, FL. June 17, 2003

Meeting Participation ƒ

Meeting on Deployment of Bacillus thuringiensis Endotoxin in Engineered Rice Plants. International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. July, 1991.

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ

Entomological Society of America Florida Entomological Society American Arachnological Society Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society Plant Biologist of South Florida Florida Society of Horticultural Science

SCHOLASTIC & PROFESSIONAL HONORS & AWARDS University of the Philippines

ƒ Undergraduate Grants-in-Aid Scholar (1977 –1982) ____________________________________________________________ Divina M. Amalin, Ph.D.

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University of Florida

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Dennis Carpenter Memorial Fellowship (1995 – 1997) AGRI-Council Scholarship (1995 –1998) Florida Entomological Society Mini-Grant Research Award (1997 – 1998) Harold E. Kendall Sr. Endowed Scholarship Award (1998) The Honor Society of Gamma Sigma Delta, Florida USA (2000)

Broward County High School ƒ

Best paper award; research title “Are spiders better than pesticides?” (1999)

COMPUTER SKILLS ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ

Word processing: Microsoft word, WordPerfect Data entry and analysis: Microsoft Excel, Statistical Analysis Software (SAS), Sigma Plot Presentation and publishing: Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Publisher, Movie Maker Imaging & design: Adobe Photoshop, PaintShop Pro, Internet: E-mail communication, internet browsing, internet applications Multi Media presentation: Webpage making, Movie making

OTHER TECHNICAL SKILLS ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ

Microscopy: tissue fixation and sectioning Cytology: chromosomal techniques Molecular Biology: gel electrophoresis, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) Insect Rearing: establishment and maintenance of insect rearing facilities Photography and Digital Imaging: photomicroscopy, digital image processing, operating video time-lapse machine

RESEARCH GRANT (JOINT PROPOSALS) Florida Citrus Production Research Advisory Council (1999-2001) ƒ ƒ ƒ

Mass production and release strategies of parasitoids of Diaprepes root weevil Residual efficacy of Micromite on Diaprepes abbreviatus and impact on egg Parasitoids Biological control of Diaprepes abbreviatus by parasitoids

US Department of Agriculture – ARS – TAME (2002-2004) ƒ

Mass Rearing and Release Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae): A Biocontrol Effort against Melaleuca quinquenervia in South Florida

____________________________________________________________ Divina M. Amalin, Ph.D.

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Florida and Offshore Biological Control Initiative Against Invasive Species (USDAAPHIS) (2002-2005) ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ

Pest & Disease Risk Analysis: Pest Detection & Rapid Response Invasive Species Management Technological Innovations & Applications

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ

Pink Hibiscus Mealybug Phermone Trapping- Dr. Aijun Zhang (CAIBL, USDA-ARS, Maryland) Rearing of chrysomelid beetle for Tropical Soda Apple control – Dr. Julio Medal (University of Florida-DPI, Gainesville, Florida) Survey of Lobate Lac Scale Infestation at USDA-ARS Miami Station – Dr. Nancy Epsky (USDA-ARS, Miami Florida) Oviposition preference of Quadrastichus haitiensis and Ceratogramma etiennei, parasitoids of Diaprepes weevil – Dr. BradleighVinson and Dr. Fernando Consoli (Dept. of Entomology,Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas)

____________________________________________________________ Divina M. Amalin, Ph.D.

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REFERENCES Jorge E. Peña, Ph.D. Entomologist and Professor University of Florida Tropical Research and Education Center Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences 18905 SW 280 St. Homestead, Florida 33031 Telephone: 011-305-246-7000 Fax: 011-305-246-7003 E-mail: [email protected] Kenneth S. Bloem, Ph.D. National Biological Control Coordinator Director’s Office-Suite 400 1730 Varsity Drive Raleigh NC 27606 Telephone: (919) 855-7400 Ext: Fax: (919) 855-7480 Email: [email protected] Robert McSorley, Ph.D. Nematologist and Professor University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Department P.O. Box 110620 Bldg. 970 Natural Area Dr. Gainesville, FL 32611 Telephone: 011-352-392-1901 Fax: 011-352-392-0190 E-mail: [email protected]

____________________________________________________________ Divina M. Amalin, Ph.D.

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curriculum vitae

Master of Science in Entomology (1988): University of the Philippines, Los Baños ... Training on sweet potato weevil management (1988): Asian Vegetables ... U.S. Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Miami ...

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