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 (Spring 2021)
ENT 4520/6520 - Insect Ecology (Spring 2022)


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 (accepted).

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

Jones, A.C., D. E. Mullins, C. C. Brewster, J.P. Rhea, and S.M. Salom. 2015. Fitness and physiology of Adelges tsugae (Hemiptera: Adelgidae) in relation to the health of the eastern hemlock. Insect Science 23, 843-853.

Fischer, M.J., C.C. Brewster, N.P. Havill, S.M. Salom, and L.T. Kok. 2015. Assessment of the potential for hybridization between Laricobius nigrinus (Colepotera: Derodontidae) and Laricobius osakensis, predators of the hemlock woolly adelgid (Hemiptera: Adelgidae). Biocontrol Science and Technology, 25(12): 1467-1482.

Fischer, M.J., N.P. Havill, C.C. Brewster, G.A. Davis, S.M. Salom, and L.T. Kok. 2015. Field assessment of hybridization between Laricobius nigrinus and L. rubidus, predators of Adelgidae. Biological Control 82:1–6.