James Miller named 2015 Entomological Society of America Fellow
James Miller, MSU entomology professor, has been elected a 2015 Fellow of the Entomological Society of America for his pioneering research in insect physiology, chemical ecology and behavior that has significantly enhanced insect detection and management.
Among his research accomplishments, Miller helped pioneer the field of chemical ecology; established the wind tunnel as the standard for studying how insects orient themselves; originated the rolling-fulcrum model of animal decision making and the push-pull tactic of pest management. These findings have expanded knowledge of what constitutes suitable habitats for African mosquitoes that spread malaria.
Miller also led a team in discovering that avermectins, medicine used to treat parasitic worms, administered to African cattle just before the rainy season can suppress malaria epidemics.
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