Jorge Rey, Ph.D.
Professor and Center Director
Upon arrival at FMEL in 1979, I developed a basic/applied wetlands ecology program investigating the impacts of human activities on the Indian River Lagoon ecosystem and using research results to devise management strategies to minimize negative impacts and promote positive ones.
I have also developed an interest in mosquito ecology and control. More recently, we have conducted studies on the field biology of mosquitoes that inhabit natural and artificial water holding containers. These include extensive field studies on container habitat use and of oviposition behavior and interactions among container mosquitoes.
There are problems associated with widespread use of pesticides including pest control failures, development of resistant insecticide resistance, elimination of populations of beneficial organisms, contamination of the environment, and damage to human health. An integrated approach is now considered essential. Biological control is a fundamental part of it. In the recent past, we have investigated the use of naturally occurring algal products and naturally occurring copepods for mosquito control.
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