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Abner M. Hammond, Ph.D. – Entomologist


About Dr. Hammond

Abner M. Hammond received his M. S. degree in zoology in 1963 from Mississippi State University and his Ph.D. in entomology from Louisiana State University in 1967.He is a professor and extension specialist, who is developing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques designed to give agricultural growers the best methods for controlling insect pests. Dr. Hammond is employed by the LSU Agricultural Center in the entomology department and resides in Baton Rouge. He and his wife, Linda, have two daughters and five grandchildren.He has conducted research on the semiochemical control of insect behavior for over 35 years. During this time, he also taught courses in insect physiology and biochemistry.


Dr. Hammond has published over 75 research and extension articles and written several book chapters. He has published articles detailing the effectiveness of new chemicals for control of soil insects and has written insecticide recommendations to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He works closely with the Pesticide Industry to develop new and environmentally safe pesticides. On the academic side, Dr. Hammond has been a major advisor for numerous Ph.D. students and has been appointed to at least 60 graduate advisory and university committees. Of particular merit, he served four three-year terms on the LSU faculty Senate and three terms on the LSU College of Agriculture Promotion and Tenure Committee. Nationally, Hammond has been involved in leadership roles with the Entomological Society of America (ESA).


In 2001, he served as chairman of the Recognition Award Committee in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology. He also has participated in reviews of research proposals for various organizations and served two terms on the review panel for USDA competitive grants. Dr. Hammond has been inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, Gamma Sigma Delta, Alpha Zeta, and Sigma Xi, all National Honor Societies.

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