As a child, I was fascinated by these flights of fancy collecting butterflies behind picture boxes summer after summer. I let college, then a career interrupt my childhood passion, but one day I stopped to looked around…
Dr. Roberto Pereira
Roberto M. Pereira is an entomologist with B.S. in Agriculture from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, M.S. from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida. Early in his career, Roberto worked in the production on insect pathogenic fungi for control of insects in pastures. He worked with microbial control of fire ants and other urban pests at the University of Florida and The University of Tennessee, and served as the coordinator for the USDA-ARS projects “Areawide Suppression of Fire ants in Pastures” and “Deployed War-Fighter Protection” before returning to the University of Florida. Roberto now serves as a Research Scientist at Dr. Phil Koehler’s Urban Entomology Lab. He assists with research, education, and extension in several areas of urban entomology, including ants, cockroaches, termites, bed bugs, flies, mosquitoes, and other pests. Roberto has authored or coauthored more than 90 scientific publications, 21 book chapters, 10 US and international patents on pest control, and numerous non-refereed and trade journal publications. He currently serves as Managing Editor for PestPro Magazine, is a member of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology, the Entomological Society of America, the Entomological Society of Brazil, the Florida Entomological Society.