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Dr. Elizabeth McCarty

Assistant Professor, Forest Health Specialist

Contact Information

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Campus address

122 S. Entomology Drive, Tifton, GA
Lab Location:
122 S. Entomology Drive, Tifton, GA
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2016
M.S., Biology, University of South Alabama, 2006
B.S., Biology, University of Mobile, 2002


Research Areas Detail:

Current Research Areas

- Pine tip moth phenology and management

- Environmental effects of pesticide use in forests

- Hemlock woolly adelgid

- Aquatic insects





Recent Citations:

Cassidy, V. C., E. P. McCarty, and C. Asaro.  Limited scope risk assessment for non-target ground-dwelling arthropods from systemic insecticide applications to young pines.  Environmental Entomology, in press

Fortuin, C. C., E. McCarty, and K. J. Gandhi. 2020.  Acute contact with imidacloprid in soil affects the nesting and survival success of a solitary wild bee, Osmia lignaria (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae).  Chemosphere 264: 128572.  doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.128572.

McCarty, E., R. Nichols, J. McCreadie, and J. Grant. 2019. Assessment of aquatic macroinvertebrate sampling methods for nonregulatory water quality programs. J. Environ. Qual. 48:1749-1757. doi:10.2134/jeq2019.01.0024

McCarty, E. and K. M. Addesso. 2019.  Hemlock woolly adelgid management in forest, landscape, and nursery production.  J. Insect Sci. 19: 24, 1 - 17.

Griffiths, N. A., B. M. Rau, K. B. Vaché, G. Starr, M. M. Bitew, D. P. Aubrey, J. A. Martin, E. Benton, and C. R. Jackson, C. R.  2018.  Environmental effects of short-rotation woody crops for bioenergy: What is and isn't known. GCB Bioenergy. 11: 551-656.

Wiggins, G., E. Benton, J. Grant, M. Kerr, and P. Lambdin.  2018.  Short-term detection of imidacloprid in

streams following applications in forests.  J. Environ. Qual. 47: 571 –578.


Benton, E., J. F. Grant, R. J. Nichols, R. J. Webster, J. S. Schwartz, and J. K. Bailey. 2017.

Risk assessment of imidacloprid use in forest settings on the aquatic macroinvertebrate community. Enviro. Tox. Chem., 36: 3108 – 3119.


Benton, E., J. F. Grant, R. J. Webster, R. S. Cowles, A. F. Lagalante, R. J. Nichols and

C. I. Coots.  2016.  Hemlock woolly adelgid abundance and hemlock canopy health numerous years after imidacloprid basal drench treatments: Implications for management programs. J. Econ. Entomol. 109: 2125 – 2136.


Forest Insects and Diseases

Trees for Bees

Pesticide Safety