Entomology presents Distinguished Alumnus Award


Ronald B. Davey and his wife, Carolyn, pose with Max Meisch and the Distinguished Alumnus plaque presented by the Department of Entomology Friday 08 Distinguished alumafternoon during a reception at the University House.

The 2008 recipient of the Department of Entomology's Distinguished Alumnus Award is Ronald B. Davey, Ph. D. He is the Laboratory Leader at the USDA-ARS Cattle Fever Tick Research Laboratory in Edinburg, Texas

Davey received a doctoral degree from the Entomology Department in 1977, under the direction of Professor Max Meisch. His was one of the first two doctoral degrees awarded by the U of A in entomology.

Davey is a nationally respected expert on ticks as vectors of diseases of cattle, as well as methods to control tick populations. His research at the USDA laboratory over the past 30 years has included the use of sterile-male hybrid ticks to manage ticks, as well as the role of deer and exotic antelope as reservoirs for cattle-fever ticks.
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