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Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

Dr. Sriyanka Lahiri

Assistant Professor of Entomology and Nematology

Dr. Sriyanka Lahiri’s research program focuses on developing management strategies for insect and mite pests of small fruit crops, including strawberry, blueberry, and blackberry.

Emphasis is put on determining basic and applied ecological knowledge of pests and their natural enemies and competitor species. This knowledge will be used to better integrate biological and chemical, cultural, physical and other controls.

Dr. Lahiri collaborates locally, nationally and internationally with researchers from multiple disciplines and works closely with industry and grower groups to identify and address pest concerns.

Check out Dr. Lahiri's Lab for more information on her current research efforts! 

  • Research
  • Extension

    Extension activities of this program will be geared towards reduced cost of production, while meeting current crop production standards and public expectations.  Through workshops, educational materials available online and in-person communication, this program will be able to help the growers and general public with correct identification of pests and associated crop damage.  This, in turn, will hlep them make the most informed decision and manage their farms efficiently.

  • Lab Team
    Staff Member Contact Information
    Lovely Adhikary, Grad Student  
    Allan Busuulwa, Grad Student  
    Sherline Estaing, Research Scholar  
    Gagandeep Kaur, Grad Student  
    Diem Nyguen, OPS Tech  
    Chastity Perry, OPS Tech  


Rm. 128
Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
14625 County Road 672
Wimauma, FL 33598

  • Education


    • Ph.D. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 2014, Entomology
    • M.Phil. University of New Dehli, India 2010, Zoology
    • M.S. Unversity of New Dehli, India, 2008, Environmental Studies
    • B.S. Unversity of New Dehli, India, 2006, Zoology
  • Publications
  • Professional Service and Awards