Dr. G. Keith Douce, Professor of Entomology

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Education and Professional Background:

  • B.S. Zoology Ohio State University
  • M.S. Entomology The University of Georgia
  • Ph.D. Entomology The University of Georgia

Responsibilities:

Dr. G. Keith Douce is Professor of Entomology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia and Co-Director of The Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. A native of Caledonia, OH, he received a B.S. in Zoology from The Ohio State University; a M.S. in Entomology from the University of Georgia; and a Ph.D. in Entomology (with an emphasis on Ecology) from the University of Georgia. He has been with the University of Georgia for 32 years providing statewide and regional service/outreach programs for county extension agents, private landowners, agriculturists, foresters, and natural resource managers on Integrated Pest Management, forest entomology, forest health, invasive species and regulatory program issues. Douce has been actively using and developing information technology systems to support his programs. Douce works across-agencies, universities, and state and international boundaries in North and South America, Africa, Europe and the South Pacific. In 2005 he was awarded the A.D. Hopkins Award for distinguished achievement in Southern Forest Entomology and in 2006 he was presented the Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension by the Entomological Society of America. Douce was a 2008 Rotary International University Professor and taught courses on Extension and Outreach; Forest Health; and Invasion Ecology at the University of West Hungary, Sopron, Hungary during Winter Semester 2008. Douce was awarded the status of Honorary University Professor at The University of West Hungary by The Faculty of Forestry for his work in Hungary.

Programs:

The Bugwood Network participates in many multidisciplinary projects with colleagues at the University of Georgia, other universities, federal agencies (including the U.S. Forest Service and USDA-Animal Plant Health Inspection Service), and numerous state departments of agriculture and forestry across the U.S. We currently have several ongoing projects dealing with the development and delivery of multimedia and computer imagery in entomology and forestry education.

Contact Information

The University of Georgia
Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
2360 Rainwater Road
Tifton, GA 31793-5766 USA
Phone: 229-386-3298
Fax: 229-386-3352
Email: kdouce@uga.edu

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