George Heimpel, University of Minnesota, USA

Multifaceted benefits of biological control of horticultural insect pests

George E. Heimpel earned his Ph.D. in Entomology at the University California, Davis and is currently a professor of Entomology at the University of Minnesota.  His research emphases lie in the fields of biological control and parasitoid ecology.  Most of this work has been done in agricultural settings, but more recent projects have incorporated a conservation focus, including investigations of an invasive fly species in the Galapagos Islands.  Dr. Heimpel teaches Biological Control and a class on the influence that insects have had on human history.  He is the author, with Dr. N.J. Mills, of the book, ‘Biological Control: Ecology and Applications’, published by Cambridge University Press in 2017.