Alan Eaton, Ph.D.

Alan Eaton, Ph.D.

Emeritus Faculty, Extension Professor/Specialist, Entomology

Entomologist, IPM Coordinator, Teacher


Alan joined UNH Cooperative Extension in 1978 as the statewide coordinator of IPM programs. His job has changed over the years. The role of fruit entomologist was added in 1980. He initiated work with organic farmers at about the same time. His work on vertebrate pests (birds, voles, woodchucks etc.) began in 1981. His first graduate student completed his thesis in 1982. Alan began teaching a course called Integrated Pest Management with Bill MacHardy in 1986. That course has been modified and is called PBIO 760, Insect Pest Management.  With elimination of the Entomology Department in 1995, he joined the Plant Biology Department. With re-organization of COLSA, he joined the Department of Biological Sciences.

Current Research:

  • Distribution and biology of ticks
  • Management of fruit insects, such as plum curculio and blueberry maggot

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D. Entomology, North Carolina State University
  • M.S. Entomology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • B.S. Entomology, University of Massachusetts

Program Specialty Areas:

  • Coordinate and deliver IPM programs to help NH growers save money and reduce their dependence on chemical pesticides
  • Provide information and education regarding fruit insects
  • Provide information on mosquitoes and Eastern equine encephalitis
  • Identify and provide information about ticks
  • Carry out programs of biological control of pests
Alan Eaton
Spaulding Hall Rm 252
Durham, NH 03824