Dr. E.A. "Short" Heinrichs (Emeritus)

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Dr. E.A. "Short" Heinrichs
Emeritus Adjunct
Phone: (402) 890-7496
Email: eheinrichs2@unl.edu
Mailing Address:
6517 S. 19th St.
Lincoln, NE  68512

  1. B.S., University of Nebraska, 1962. Major: Agriculture, Minor: Zoology
  2. M.S., University of Nebraska, 1964. Major: Entomology
  3. Ph.D., Kansas State University, 1967. Major: Entomology

Published more than 170 refereed journal articles, 12 books, 37 book chapters, 144 newsletter articles and reports, 11 training modules, 45 YouTube movies documenting agricultural development in Africa and Central America, and 19 student theses/dissertations as mentor.

Professional experience:
An entomologist with expertise in integrated pest management (IPM). Research focus has been on the integration of resistant crop varieties with other control tactics in pest management systems with emphasis on rice. Work experience in many countries with long-term experience in agricultural development programs in Asia, South America and Africa. Extensive experience working on multidisciplinary teams involving sociologists, plant breeders, soil scientists, agronomists, economists, plant pathologists, weed scientists, entomologists, and nematologists. IPM experience involves cooperation with international agencies including USAID, World Bank, African Development Bank, and International Agricultural Centers (IARCs) of the CGIAR.

Administrative experience includes: Head of IRRI's Department of Entomology in the Philippines; Head of the Department of Entomology at Louisiana State University; Program Leader at WARDA in Côte d'Ivoire; Program Director of the IPM CRSP at VA Tech; Asia Program Leader, Feed the Future IPM Innovation Lab, VA Tech; Fulbright Fellow, UNISINOS, Sao Leopoldo, Brazil, 2008-2009; Professor on the faculties of four universities in the United States and the Philippines; Secretary General, International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS), 2003-present.

Breaking Entomological News...

  • Insect Science major Earl Agpawa (conducting undergraduate research with Joe Louis and Eileen Hebets) was named the 2020 winner of the ESA’s Plant-Insect Ecosystems Undergraduate Student Achievement Award.This is a national award that recognizes outstanding accomplishments in entomology by an undergraduate student working with insect-plant interactions. Congratulations, Earl!
  • PhD student Sajjan Grover (mentored by Joe Louis) was named the 2020 winner of the ESA’s Plant-Insect Ecosystems Kenneth and Barbara Starks Plant Resistance to Insects Graduate Student Award. This is a national award recognizing a graduate student for outstanding work in the area of host plant resistance. Congratulations, Sajjan!
  • Dr. Joe Louis receives a grant to study resistance in sorghum to fall armyworm
  • Check out the Emerald Ash Borer Resource Center, and our Emerald Ash Borer Look-Alike Insects Sheet - Be Sure Before You Treat!