Dr. Robin M. Giblin DavisDr. Robin M. Giblin Davis

Professor - Nematology and Entomology
Ph.D., University of California, Davis. 1982.
University of Florida‑IFAS
Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center
3205 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL  33314-7799
Phone: (954) 577-6333
FAX: (954) 475‑4125
Web site


Turfgrass, Ornamentals, Invasive Weed Control Nematology/Entomology (90% Research / 10% Teaching)


Dr. Giblin-Davis teaches a course in General Nematology (ENY 3002/5002) and performs basic and applied research concerning cultural, biological, and chemical management of nematode populations in warm-season turfgrasses, and woody and foliage ornamentals. The main emphasis is on nematode parasites of turfgrasses and nematode parasites and weevils of ornamentals with minor emphasis on entomophilic nematodes. He also works on biological control of invasive terrestrial weeds.

Courses Taught

NEM 3002/5002 - General Nematology
NEM 7979 - Independent Study in Advanced Research in Nematology


Dr. Dorota Porazinska, Courtesy Assistant Professor (OPS grant funded)
Barbara J. Center - Senior Biological Scientist (3/4 time)
Shannon Cahill - Nematology/Entomology Laboratory Assistant (OPS grant funded)

Graduate Students

Kelly Ordung, MS degree in Entomology and Nematology

CV and Publications