Carlyle Brewster

Department Chair & Professor
Plant and Environmental Sciences Department

Office: 172 Poole
Phone: 864-656-3352
Fax: 864-656-4960


 Educational Background

Ph.D. Entomology
University of Florida 1996

M.Ag. Entomology/Ag. & Biological Engineering
University of Florida 1990

B.S. Agricultural Sciences
University of the West Indies 1986

 Courses Taught

IPM 4010/6010 - Principles of IPM
ENT 4520/6520 - Insect Ecology (Guest Lectures)


Hadden, W., C.C. Brewster, T.C. Leskey, and J. C. Bergh. 2023. Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) trap captures at orchard and non-orchard sites and the influence of uncultivated woody host plants in adjoining woodlots. Journal of Economic Entomology 116(6): 2076-2084.

Foley, J.E, IV, T.J. McAvoy,R. Saint-Amant, J. Regniere, A. Biggs, E. Wright, A.E. Mayfield, III, C.C. Brewster, and S.M. Salom. 2022. Temperature-dependent development, survival, and oviposition, of Laricobius osakensis (Coleoptera; Derodontidae): A specialist predator of Adelges tsugae (Hemiptera: Adelgidae). Environmental Entomology 51(4):688-699.

McMillan, B.E., B.L. Benedict, C.C. Brewster, N.T. Gallagher, and S.L. Paulson. 2021. Effects of plant substrate, insecticide, and blood meal status on the efficacy of barrier treatments against Aedes albopictus. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 37(1):20-27.

Chan, K., A.J. Auguste, C.C. Brewster, and S.L. Paulson. 2020. Vector competence of Virginia mosquitoes for Zika and Cache Valley viruses. Parasites and Vectors 13:188.

Yang, F., K. Chan, C.C. Brewster, and S. Paulson. 2019. Effects of La Crosse virus infection on the host-seeking behavior and levels of two neurotransmitters in Aedes triseriatus. Parasites & Vectors 12:397

Balayara, A., C.C. Brewster, L.J. Vaughan, and D. G. Pfeiffer. 2019. Foliar, fruit, and soil-applied organic insecticides for oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Senegalese mangoes. Plant Health Progress 20:187-193.

O’Neal, S.T., A.M. Reeves, R.D. Fell, C.C. Brewster, and T.D. Anderson. 2019. Chlorothalonil exposure alters virus susceptibility and markers of immunity, nutrition, and development in honey bees. Journal of Insect Science 19(3): 14; 1-8.

Fulton, C.A., K. E. Huff Hartz, R. D. Fell, C.C. Brewster, J.D. Reeve, and M. J. Lydy. 2019. An assessment of pesticide exposures and land use of honey bees in Virginia. Chemosphere 222:489-493.

McMillan, B.E., J.E. Bova, C.C. Brewster, N.T. Gallagher, and S.L. Paulson. 2018. Effects of plant species, insecticide, and exposure time on the efficacy of barrier treatments against Aedes Albopictus. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 34(4):281-290.

Reeves, A.M., S.T. O'Neal, R.D. Fell, C.C. Brewster, and T.D. Anderson. 2018. In-hive acaricides alter biochemical and morphological indicators of honey bee nutrition, immunity, and development. Journal of Insect Science 18(5):8;1-6.

Toland, A., C.C. Brewster, K. Mooneyham, and S. M. Salom. 2018. First report on establishment of Laricobius osakensis (Coleoptera: Derodontidae), a biological control agent for hemlock woolly adelgid, Adelges tsugae (Hemiptera: Adelgidae), in the eastern U.S. Forest Ecology & Management 8(8):496.

Traver, B.E., H. K. Feazel-Orr, K. M. Catalfamo, C.C. Brewster, and R.D. Fell. 2018. Seasonal effects and the impact of in-hive pesticide treatments on parasite, pathogens, and health of honey bees. Journal of Economic Entomology 111(2):517-527.

Sumpter, K.L., T.J. McAvoy, C.C. Brewster, A. E. Mayfield III, and S. M. Salom. 2018. Assessing an integrated biological and chemical control strategy for managing hemlock woolly adelgid in southern Appalachian forests. Forest Ecology and Management 411(1):12-19.

O'Neal, S.T., C.C. Brewster, J.R. Bloomquist, and T.D. Anderson. 2017. Amitraz and its metabolite modulate honey bee cardiac finction and tolerance to viral infection. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 149: 119-126.

Aigner, B.L., T.P. Kuhar, D.A. Herbert, C.C. Brewster, J.W. Hogue, and J.D. Aigner. 2017. Brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), infestations in tree borders and subsequent patterns of abundance in soybean fields. Journal of Economic Entomology 110(2): 487-490.

Aigner, B. L., D.A. Herbert, G.P. Dively, D. Venugopal, J. Whalen, B. Cissel, T.P. Kuhar , C. C. Brewster, J.W. Hogue, E. Seymore. 2016. Comparison of two sampling methods for assessing Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) numbers in soybean fields. Journal of Economic Entomology. 109(6): 2586-2589.

Darr, M.N., T.J. McAvoy, C.C. Brewster, and S.M. Salom. 2016. Field-cage evaluation of survival, reproduction, and feeding behavior of adult Scymnus coniferarum, a predator of Adelges tsugae (Hemiptera: Adelgidae). Environmental Entomology 45(6): 1527-1535.

Whalen, R.A., D.A. Herbert, S. Malone, T.P. Kuhar, C.C. Brewster, and D.D. Reisig. 2016. Effects of diamide insecticides on predators in soybean. Journal of Economic Entomology. 109(5): 2014-2019.

Dahlgren, L.A., S. C. Milton, S. G. Boswell, S. R. Werre, C. C. Brewster, C. S. Jones, M. V. Crisman. 2016. Evaluation of a hyaluronic acid-based biomaterial to enhance wound healing in the equine distal limb. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 44:90-99

Feazel-Orr, H. K., K. M. Catalfamo, C. C. Brewster, R. D. Fell, T.D. Anderson, and B. E Traver. 2016. Effects of Pesticide Treatments on Nutrient Levels in Worker Honey Bees (Apis mellifera). Insects 7(1), 8; doi:10.3390/insects7010008