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S. Kris Braman

Department Head and Professor
  • Entomology
Mailing Address:
Athens, CAES Campus


Dr. Kris Braman joined the University of Georgia Entomology faculty in 1989 after earning degrees from the State University of New York (SUNY) in Forestry and the University of Kentucky.   She served as Director of the Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture from 2011/2016. She has developed management plans for insects that affect turf and ornamentals; taught General Entomology and Biological Control for undergraduate and graduate students; and provided training for Green Industry Professionals.  She has served as President of both the Georgia Entomological Society and the South Eastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America (SEB-ESA).

Dr. Braman has been recognized as a Distinguished Alum of the Entomology Department at the University of Kentucky, as a recipient of SEB-ESA's Distinguished Achievement Award in Horticultural Entomology and as a recipient of the GGIA Environmental Friend of the Year Award. Her journal articles and book chapters reflect her research focus on insect-plant interactions, Integrated Pest Management, and environmental conservation issues. Her studies blend basic and applied components to improve the sustainability and profitability urban plant production and landscape pest management.  Research emphasizes two areas: Identifying and increasing the use of pest resistant and adapted cultivars and integrating natural enemies and alternative control technologies into IPM through enhanced understanding of tritrophic interactions in urban plant systems. Dr. Braman took on an additional role of serving as Interim Assistant Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the UGA Griffin campus from October 2014 through October 2015.  She currently serves as Professor & Head of Entomology.

Publications

Harris, B. A., Braman, S. K., & Pennisi, S. V. 2016. Influence of Plant Taxa on Pollinator, Butterfly, and Beneficial Insect Visitation. HORTSCIENCE, 51(8), 1016-1019. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Zhang, Y., Hanula, J. L., Horn, S., Jones, C., Braman, S. K., & Sun, J. (2016). Fundamental Host Range of Leptoypha hospita (Hemiptera: Tingidae), a Potential Biological Control Agent of Chinese Privet. ENVIRONMENTAL ENTOMOLOGY, 45(4), 897-908. doi:10.1093/ee/nvw062

Hanna, W. W., Braman, S. K., & Schwartz, B. M. (2016). 'Tift 15', 'Tift 26', 'Tift 114', 'Tift 118', and 'Tift 125' Ornamental Pennisetums. HORTSCIENCE, 51(4), 444-447. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Hanna, W. W., Braman, S. K., & Schwartz, B. M. (2016). Registration of 'Tift 10', 'Tift 11', and 'Tift 40' Trispecific Ornamental Pennisetum. JOURNAL OF PLANT REGISTRATIONS, 10(1), 1-4. doi:10.3198/jpr2015.07.0040crc

Meng, T., Klepacka, A. M., Florkowski, W. J., & Braman, K. (2016). Determinants of recycling common types of plastic product waste in environmental horticulture industry: The case of Georgia. WASTE MANAGEMENT, 48, 81-88. doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2015.11.013

Florkowski, W. J., Klepacka, A. M., Fu, S., & Braman, S. K. (2015). Business growth expectations of the environmental horticulture sector: on the way to recovery after the financial crisis. XXIX int horticultural congress on horticulture: sustaining lives, livelihoods and landscapes: xvii int symp on horticultural economics and management and v int symp on improving the performance of supply chains in the transitional economies, 1103, 133-136. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1103.20

Meng, T., Klepacka, A. M., Florkowski, W. J., & Braman, K. (2015). What drives an environmental horticultural firm to start recycling plastics? Results of a Georgia survey. RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND RECYCLING, 102, 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2015.04.011

Pennisi, S., Braman, S., & Harris, B. (2015). The Eco-Friendly Garden: Attracting Pollinators, Beneficial Insects, and Other Natural Predators (University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Bulletin 1456).

Berry, J., S.K. Braman, K. Delaplane., M. Evans, P. Roberts., & A. Sparks, (2015). Protecting Georgia’s pollinators: a state plan for promoting a large, healthy, and diverse pollinator workforce.

Coscarón, M. D. C., Braman, S., & Cornelius, M. (2015). Chapter 11, pp 287-305, Damsel bugs (Nabidae) In Panizzi and Grazia (eds) TRUE BUGS (HETEROPTERA) OF THE NEOTROPICS.

Jones, C. E., Hanula, J. L., & Braman, S. K. (2014). Emergence of Laricobius nigrinus (Fender) (Coleoptera: Derodontidae) in the North Georgia Mountains. JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 49(4), 401-412. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Jones, C. E., Havi, N. P., Hanula, J. L., & Braman, S. K. (2014). Post Release Recovery of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Predators in the North Georgia Mountains. JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 49(4), 383-400. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Adkins, C., Braman, S. K., Chappell, M. R., Chong, J. C., Derr, J., Dunwell, W., . . . Windham, A. (2014). IPM for Shrubs in Southeastern U.S. Nursery Production: Volume 1. S. White (Ed.), iTunes.

Chappell, M. R., Braman, S. K., Williams-Woodward, J., & LeBude, A. V. (2014). Abelia - Abelia spp.. In S. A. White, & W. E. Klingeman (Eds.), IPM for Shrubs in Southeastern U.S. Nursery Production. Southern Nursery IPM Working Group.

Dunwell, W., Braman, S. K., Williams-Woodward, J., Paret, M., Windham, A., Frank, S., . . . LeBude, A. (2014). Shrub Roses- Rosa spp. In IPM for Shrubs in Southeastern U.S. Nursery Production Volume I.

Braman, S. K., Raymer, P. L., Harrison-Dunn, M., & Nair, S. (2014). Antibiosis Among Selected Paspalum Taxa to the Fall Armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 49(1), 11-20. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Braman, S. K., Hanna, W. W., Schwartz, B., & Nair, S. (2014). Evaluation of Chinese Centipedegrasses and other Turfgrass Taxa for Potential Resistance to Twolined Spittlebug, Prosapia bicincta (Say). JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 49(2), 121-129. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Braman, S. K., & Nair, S. (2014). Lace bugs, Midges and Rootworms. In APS Compendium on Rhododendron and Azalea Diseases and Insects.

Abraham, C., Braman, S. K., Oetting, R. D., & Thomas, P. A. (2013). Nonpreference Among Gerbera Cultivars By The Leafminer Liriomyza Trifolii (Agromyzidae: Diptera). J. Environmental Horticulture, 31, 183-188.

Fulcher, A., White, S. A., Chong, J. -H. J. C., Neal, J. C., Williams-Woodward, J. L., Adkins, C. R., . . . Windham, A. S. (2013). Testing, Promoting, and Launching a Mobile Application as an Extension Tool: A Case Study with IPMPro. HORTTECHNOLOGY, 23(4), 407-410. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Fulcher, A., Chong, J. -H. J. C., White, S. A., Neal, J. C., Williams-Woodward, J. L., Adkins, C. R., . . . Windham, A. S. (2013). Developing a Mobile Application as an Extension Education Tool: A Case Study Using IPMPro. HORTTECHNOLOGY, 23(4), 402-406. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Maner, M. L., Hanula, J. L., & Braman, S. K. (2013). Evaluation of Screen Barriers on Redbay Trees to Protect Them From Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) and Distribution of Initial Attacks in Relation to Stem Moisture Content, Diameter, and Height. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 106(4), 1693-1698. doi:10.1603/EC13125

Maner, M. L., Hanula, J. L., & Braman, S. K. (2013). Gallery Productivity, Emergence, and Flight Activity of the Redbay Ambrosia Beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). ENVIRONMENTAL ENTOMOLOGY, 42(4), 642-647. doi:10.1603/EN13014

Braman, S. K., Nair, S., & Carr, E. (2013). Influence of Temperature, CO2 Concentration, and Species on Survival and Development of Lace Bugs (Hemiptera: Tingidae). JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 48(3), 251-254. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Maner, M. L., Hanula, J. L., & Braman, S. K. (2013). REARING REDBAY AMBROSIA BEETLE, XYLEBORUS GLABRATUS (COLEOPTERA: CURCULIONIDAE: SCOLYTINAE), ON SEMI-ARTIFICIAL MEDIA. FLORIDA ENTOMOLOGIST, 96(3), 1042-1051. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Maner, L., Hanula, J. L., & Braman, S. K. (2013). Gallery Productivity, Emergence, and Flight Activity of the Redbay Ambrosia Beetle, Xyleborus glabratus.. Journal of Economic Entomology, 42, 642-647.

Zhang, Y., Hanula, J. L., O'Brien, J., Horn, S., Braman, K., & Sun, J. (2013). Evaluation of the impacts of herbivory by lace bugs on Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense) survival and physiology. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, 64(3), 299-304. doi:10.1016/j.biocontrol.2012.12.003

Maner, L., Hanula, J. L., & Braman, S. K. (2013). Evaluation of Screen Barriers on Redbay Tree Boles to Protect Them from Xyleborus glabratus Attack and Effects of Moisture Content, Stem Diameter, and Height on Initial Attacks. J. Economic Entomology, 106, 1693-1698.

Abraham, C. M., Braman, S. K., Oetting, R. D., & Hinkle, N. C. (2013). Pesticide Compatibility with Natural Enemies for Pest Management in Greenhouse Gerbera Daisies. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 106(4), 1590-1601. doi:10.1603/EC12503

Nair, S., Bauske, E. M., & Braman, S. K. (2012). Managing Garden Insects Begins With a Question: Friend or Foe?. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3k2Mqty1QU%20or%20http://vimeo.com/48026353

Nair, S., S.K. Braman and D.A. Knauft 2012. Resistance Mechanisms in Pieris Taxa (Ericaceae) to Stephanitis takeyai (Hemiptera: Tingidae). Environ. Entomol. 41(5): 1153-1162. PDF file

Nair, S., S.K. Braman and D.A. Knauft 2012. Relative Difference in Susceptibility of Pieris taxa (Ericaceae) to Stephanitis spp. Lace Bugs (Hemiptera: Tingidae). Environ. Entomol. 41(5): 1145-1152. PDF file

Chappell, M.R., S.K. Braman, J. Williams-Woodward, G. Knox. 2012 Optimizing Plant Health and Pest Management of Lagerstroemia spp. In Commercial Production and Landscape Situations in the Southeastern United States: A Review. J. Environ. Hort. 30(3): 161-172. PDF file

Nair, S., S.K. Braman, and D.A. Knauft. 2012 Host Plant Utilization Within Family Ericaceae by the Andromeda Lace Bug Stephanitis takeyai (Hemiptera: Tingidae). J. Environ. Hort. 30(3): 132-136. PDF file

Nair, S, S.K. Braman. 2012 Integration of Insecticides with the Natural Enemy Chrysoperla carnea (Stephens) for Management of Azalea Lace Bug (Hemiptera: Tingidae). J. Entomol. Sci. 47(3): 278-281. PDF file

Nair. S., S.K. Braman, 2012 A Scientific Review on the Ecology and Management of the Azalea Lace Bug Stephanitis pyrioides (Scott) (Tingidae: Hemiptera). J. Entomol. Sci. 47(3): 247-263. PDF file

Joseph, S.V., S.K. Braman. 2012 Influence of Turf Taxa and Insecticide Type on Survival of Geocoris spp. (Hemiptera: Geocoridae)., J. Entomol. Sci. 47(3): 227-237. PDF file

Carr, E.R., S.K. Braman. 2012 Phenology, Abundance, Plant Injury and Effect of Temperature on the Development and Survival of Leptodictya plana (Hemiptera:Tingidae) on Pennisetum spp. Grasses. J. Entomol. Sci. 47(2): 1310-138. PDF file

Braman, S.K., J. Quick, M. Mead, S. Nair, 2012 Japanese Beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) Response to Field-Grown Crape Myrtles. J. Entomol. Sci. 47(2): 188-192. PDF file

LeBude, A.V., S.A. White, A.F. Fulcher, S. Frank, W.E. Klingeman III, C. Juang-Horng, M. Chappell, A. Windham, K. Braman, F. Hale, W. Dunwell, J. Williams-Woodward., K Ivors, C. Adkins, J. Neal, 2012 Assessing the integrated pest management practices of southeastern US ornamental nursery operations., Pest Management Science. Wiley Online Library DOI 10.1002/ps.3295. PDF file

S.V. Joseph, J. L. Hanula, S.K. Braman. 2011 Distribution and Abundance of Adelges tsugae (Hemiptera: Adelgidae) Within Hemlock Trees. J. Econ. Entomol. 104(6): 1918-1927. PDF file

S. V. Joseph, S.K. Braman, J. Quick, J. L Hanula. 2011 The Range and Response of Neonicotinoids on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Adelges tsugae (Hemiptera: Adelgidae),. J. Environ. Hort. 29(4): 197-204. PDF file

Y. Zhang, J.L. Hanula, S. Horn, S.K. Braman, and J. Sun. 2011 Biology of Leptoyha hospita (Hemiptera: Tingidae), a Potential Biological Control Agent of Chinese Privet. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 104(6): 1327-1333. PDF file

Joseph, S. V., S. K. Braman and J. L. Hanula. 2011. Effects of Fertilization of Four Hemlock Species on Adelges tsugae (Hemiptera: Adelgidae) Growth and Feeding Preference of Predators. J. Econ. Entomol. 104: 288-298. PDF file

Carr, E. R., S. K. Braman and W. W. Hanna. 2011. Host plant relationships of Leptodictya plana (Hemiptera: Tingidae). J. Environ. Hort. 29: 55-59. PDF file

Hanna, W. W., S. K. Braman, B. M. Schwartz. 2011. Registration of ‘Tift 8’ trispecific ornamental pennisetum. J. Plant Registrations. 5: 1-4. PDF file

Joseph, S. V. and S. K. Braman. 2011. Occurrence of Hymenopteran parasitoids in residential turfgrass in central Georgia. J. Entomol. Sci. 46: 112-123. PDF file

Joseph, S. V., J. L. Hanula, S. K. Braman and F. J. Byrne. 2011. Effects of fertilizer and low rates of imidacloprid on Adelges tsugae (Hemiptera: Adelgidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 104: 868-878. PDF file

Braman, S. K., E. R. Carr and J. C. Quick. 2011. Cannas pp. cultivar response to the lesser canna leafroller, Geshna cannalis (Quaintance), and the Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica (Newman). J. Environ. Hort. 29: 87-90. PDF file

Hanna, W. W., Braman, S. K., Schwartz, B. M. (2010). Tift 17 and Tift 23 Hybrid Ornamental Pennisetums. HortScience. 45(1): 135-138. PDF file

Hanna, W. W., Braman, S. K., Schwartz, B. M. (2010). ST-5, A Shade Tolerant Turf Bermudagrass. HortScience. 45(1): 132-134. PDF file

Klingeman, W., Pettis, G. V., Braman, S. K. (2009). Lawn Care and Landscape Maintenance Professional Acceptance of Insect- and Disease-Resistant Ornamental Plants. HortScience, 44(6), 1608-1615. PDF file

Chong, J., Braman, S. K., Waltz, F. C. (2009). St. Augustinegrass Cultivar Influences on Southern Chinch Bug and Predator Populations. Applied Turfgrass Science, http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/sub/ats/research/2009/chinch/chinch.pdf. Online. Applied Turfgrass Science doi:10.1094/ATS-2009-1123-01-RS PDF file

Joseph S.V., Braman S.K. 2009. Predatory potential of Geocoris spp. and Orius insidiosus of fall armyworm in resistant and susceptible turf. J. Econ. Entomol. 102(3): 1151-1156. PDF file

Joseph S.V., Braman S.K. 2009. Influence of plant parameters on occurrence and abundance of arthropods in residential turfgrass. J. Econ. Entomol. 102(3): 1116-1122. PDF file

Jenkins T.M., Braman S.K., Chen Z.B., Eaton T.D., Pettis G.V., Boyd D.W. 2009. Insights into flea beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae) host specificity from concordant mitochondrial and nuclear DNA phylogenies. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 102(3): 386-395. PDF file

Pettis G.V., Braman S.K. 2007. Effect of temperature and host plant on survival and development of Altica litigata Fall. J. Entomol. Sci. 42(1): 66-73. PDF file

Robbins P.S., Alm S.R., Armstrong C.D., Averill A.L., Baker T.C., Bauernfiend R.J., Baxendale F.P., Braman S.K., et al. 2006. Trapping Phyllophaga spp. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) in the United States and Canada using sex attractants. J. Insect. Sci. 6(39): 1-124. PDF file

Nagoshi R.N., Meagher R.L., Adamczyk Jr. J.J., Braman S.K., Brandenburgh R.L., Nuessly G. 2006. New Restriction fragment length polymorphisms in the cytochrome oxidase I gene facilitate host strain identification of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) populations in the southeastern Untied States. J. Econ. Entomol. 99(3): 671-677. PDF file

Nachappa P.B., Guillebeau L.P., Braman S.K. 2006. Exclusive use of hollies as male-specefic hosts of twolined spittlebug (Hemiptera: Cercopidae). J. Entomol. Sci. 41(3): 261-263. PDF file

Nachappa P.B., Guillebeau L.P., All J.N., Braman S.K. 2006. Susceptibility of twolined spittlebug, Prosapia bicincta (Say) (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) life stages to entomophagous arthropods in turfgrass. J. Econ. Entomol. 99(5): 1711-1716. PDF file

Nachappa P.B., Braman S.K., Guillebeau L.P., All J., 2006. Functional response of the tiger beetle, Megacephala carolina carolina L., (Coleoptera: Carabidae) on Twolined Spittlebug (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) and fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 99(5): 1583-1589. PDF file

Braman S.K., Raymer P. 2006. Impact of Japanese beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabidae) feeding on seashore paspalum. J. Econ. Entomol. 99(5): 1699-1704. PDF file

Pettis G.V., Braman S.K., Guillebeau P.L., Sparks B. 2005. Evaluation of insecticides for suppression of Japanese Beetle, Popillia japonica Newman, and crape myrtle aphid, Tinocallis kahawaluokalani Kirkaldy. J. Environ. Hort. 23(3): 145-148. PDF file

Braman S.K., Buntin G.D., Oetting R.D. 2005. Species and cultivar influences on infestation by and parasitism of columbine leafminer (Phytomyza aquilegivora Spencer). J. Environ. Hort. 23(1): 9-13. PDF file

Pettis G.V., Boyd D.W., Braman S.K., Pounders C. 2004. Potential resistance of crape myrtle cultivars to flea beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and Japanese beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) damage. J. Econ. Entomol. 97(3): 981-992. PDF file

Hodges G.S., Braman S.K. 2004. Seasonal occurrence, phenological indicators and mortality factors affecting five scale insect species (Hemiptera: Diaspididae, Coccidae) in the urban landscape setting. J. Entomol. Sci. 39(4): 611-622. PDF file

Braman S.K., Duncan R.R., Hanna W.W., Engelke M.C. 2004. Turfgrass species and cultivar influences on survival and parasitism of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith)). J. Econ. Entomol. 97(6): 1993-1998. PDF file

Braman S.K., Duncan R.R., Hanna W.W., Engelke M.C. 2004. Integrated effects of host resistance and insecticide concentration on survival of and turfgrass damage by the fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J. Entomol. Sci. 39(4): 584-597. PDF file

Braman S.K., Sparks B.L., Tedders W.L., Mizell III. R.F., and Hudson W.G. 2003. Effects of trap color and bait type on collection of Coleoptera in pyramid traps in commercial nurseries. J. Entomol. Sci. 38(2): 254-261. PDF file

Braman S.K., Duncan R.R., Hanna W.W., Engelke M.C. 2003. Arthropod predator occurrence and performance of Geocoris uliginosis (Say) on pest-resistant or susceptibility turfgrasses. Environ. Entomol. 32(4): 907-914. PDF file

Varlamoff, S.M., Florkowski W.J., Latimer J.G., Braman S.K., Jordan J.L. 2002. Homeowners and their choice of information sources about gardening. J. Extension. 40(3): online. PDF file

Stewart C.D., Braman S.K., Sparks B.L., Williams-Woodward J., Wade G., Latimer J. 2002. Comparing an IPM pilot program to a traditional cover spray program in commercial landscapes. J. Econ. Entomol. 95(4): 789-796. PDF file

Stewart C.D., Braman S.K., Sparks B.L. 2002. Abundance of beneficial arthropods on woody landscape plants at professionally-managed landscape sites. J. Environ. Hort. 20(2): 67-72. PDF file

Stewart C.D., Braman S.K., Pendley A.F. 2002. Functional response of the azalea plant bug, Rhinocapsus vanduzeei (Heteroptera: Miridae), and green lacewing, Chrysoperla rufilabris (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae), two predators of the azalea lace bug, Stephanitis pyrioides (Heteroptera Tingidae) Environ. Entomol. 31(6): 1184-1190. PDF file

Shortman S.L., Braman S.K., Duncan R.R., Hanna W.W., Engelke M.C. 2002. Evaluation of turfgrass species and cultivars for potential resistance to twolined spittlebug, Prosapia bicincta (Say) (Homoptera: Cercopidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 95(2): 478-486. PDF file

Braman S.K., Pendley A., Corley W. 2002. Plant Susceptibility to and Seasonal Occurrence of Phaedon desotonis Balsbaugh, a Leaf Beetle Attacking Coreopsis. J. Environ. Hort. 20(4): 220-223. PDF file

Braman S.K., Pendley A.F., Corley W. 2002. Influences of commercially available wildflower mixes on beneficial arthropod abundance and predation in turfgrass. Environ. Entomol. 31(3): 564-572. PDF file

Braman S.K., Latimer J.G. 2002. Effects of cultivar and insecticide choice on oleander aphid management and arthropod dynamics on Asclepias species. J. Environ Hort. 20(1): 11-15. PDF file

Braman S.K., Duncan R.R., Engelke M.C., Hanna W.W., Hignight K., Rush D. 2002. Grass species and endophyte effects on survival and development of fall armyworm. J. Econ. Entomol. 95(2): 487-492. PDF file

Varlamoff S., Florkowski W.J., Jordan J.L., Latimer J., Braman S.K. 2001. Georgia homeowner survey of landscape management practices. Hort. Technology 11(2): 326-331. PDF file

Stewart C.D., Braman S.K. 2001. Nontarget effects of two pest management programs on biodiversity in miniature landscapes. J. Entomol. Sci. 36(4): 453-460. PDF file

Klingeman W.E., Buntin G.D., Braman S.K. 2001. Using aesthetic assessments of azalea lace bug (Heteroptera: Tingidae) feeding injury to provide thresholds for pest management decisions. J. Econ. Entomol. 94(5): 1187-92. PDF file

Klingeman W.E., Braman S.K., Buntin G.D. 2001. Azalea growth in response to azalea lace bug (Heteroptera: Tingidae) feeding. J. Econ. Entomol. 94(1):129-137. PDF file

Hubbell B.J., Florkowski W.J., Oetting R., Braman S.K., Robacker C.D. 2001. Implications of lawn care and landscape maintenance firm profiles for adoption of pest management practices. J. Agric. and Appl. Econ. 33(1): 147-159. PDF file

Hodges G., Ruter M., Braman S.K. 2001. Susceptibility of Ilex species, hybrids and cultivars to Florida wax scale (Ceroplastes floridensis Comstock). J. Environ. Hort. 19(1): 32-36. PDF file

Varlamoff S.M., Florkowski W.J., Latimer J.G., Jordan J.L., Braman S.K. 2000. Homeowner Interest in Environmentally Friendly Gardening Practices: A Georgia Survey. Pollution Prevention Review Pp. 39-48. PDF file

Klingeman W.E., Vanlersel M.W., Buntin G.D., Braman S.K. 2000. Whole-plant CO2 exchange measurements on azaleas injured by azalea lace bug feeding. J. Econ. Entomol. 93: 352-356. PDF file

Klingeman W.E., Buntin G.D., Van Iersel M.W., Braman S.K. 2000. Whole-plant gas exchange not individual-leaf measurements, accurately assesses azalea response to insecticides. Crop Protection 19: 407-415. PDF file

Klingeman W.E., Braman S.K., Buntin G.D. 2000. Feeding Injury of the Azalea Lace Bug (Heteroptera: Tingidae). J. Entomol. Sci. 35(3): 213-219. PDF file

Klingeman W.E., Braman S.K., Buntin G.D. 2000. Evaluating grower/landscape manager and consumer perceptions of azalea lace bug feeding injury. J. Econ. Entomol. 93: 141-148. PDF file

Braman S.K., Latimer J.G., Oetting R.D., McQueen R.D., Eckberg T.B., Prinster M. 2000. Management strategy, shade, and landscape composition effects on urban landscape plant quality and arthropod abundance. J. Econ. Entomol. 93: 1464-1472. PDF file

Braman S.K., Duncan R.R., Engelke M. 2000. Evaluation of turfgrass selections for resistance to fall armyworms (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). HortScience 35: 1268-1270. PDF file

Braman S.K., Duncan R.R., Hanna W.W., Hudson W.G. 2000. Evaluation of turfgrass for resistance to mole crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae). HortScience 35(4): 665-668. PDF file

Townsend M., Oetting R.D., Braman S.K. 1999. Whitefly and lace bug preference for Lantana sp. cultivars in the greenhouse. J. Environ. Hort. 17(3): 99-102. PDF file

Wang Y., Braman S.K., Robacker C.D., Latimer J.G., Espelie K.E. 1999. Composition and variability of epicuticular lipids of azaleas and their relationship to azalea lace bug resistance. J. Am. Soc. Hort. Sci. 124(3): 239-244. PDF file

Gillman J.H., Rieger M.W., Dirr M.A., Braman S.K. 1999. Drought stress increase densities but not populations of Two-spotted Spider Mite on Buddleia davidii ‘Pink Delight’. HortScience 34: 280-282. PDF file

Gillman J.H., Dirr M.A., Braman S.K. 1999. Gradients in susceptibility and resistance mechanisms of Buddleia L. taxa to the two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae Koch). J. Am. Soc. Hort. Sci. 124(2): 114-121. PDF file

Wang Y., Robacker C.D., Braman S.K. 1998. Identification of resistance to azalea lace bug among deciduous azalea taxa. J. Am. Soc. Hort. Sci. 123(4): 592-597. PDF file

Robacker C.K., Braman S.K., Florkowska M., Lindstrom O. 1998. Ocena podatnasci gatunkow I odmian azalii na Rhabdopterous picipes (Oliver)-Susceptibility of deciduous azalea species and cultivars to Rhabdopterus picipes (Oliver)-cranberry rootworm. Erica Polonica 9: 43-50. PDF file

Gillman J.H., Dirr M.A., Braman S.K. 1998. Effects of dolomitic lime on growth and nutrient uptake of Buddleia davidi ‘Royal Red’ grown in pine bark. J. Environ. Hort. 16(12): 111-113. PDF file

Braman S.K., Latimer J.G., Robacker C.D. 1998. Factors influencing use of pesticides and implementation of IPM in GA. HortTechnology 8(2): 145-149. PDF file

Hubbell B.J., Florkowski W.J., Oetting R., Braman S.K. 1997. Pest Management in the landscape/lawn maintenance industry: A factor analysis. J. Prod. Agric. 10(2): 331-335. PDF file

Braman S.K., Ruter J.M. 1997. Preference of twolined spittlebug for Ilex species, hybrids, and cultivars. J. Environ. Hort. 15(4): 211-214. PDF file

Braman S.K., Oetting R.D., Florkowski W. 1997. Assessment of pesticide use by commercial landscape maintenance and lawn care firms. J. Entomol. Sci. 32(4): 403-411. PDF file

Latimer, J.G., Braman, S.K. 1997. Reducing environmental risks from pesticides in urban landscapes: Metro-Atlanta as a case study. Proceedings of the 1997 Georgia Water Resource Conference.537-539. PDF file

Robacker C.D., Florkowski M.A., Braman S.K., Wany Y., Lindstrom O.M. 1996. Ocena odpornosci krzewow azalii no owada Stephanitis pyrioides (Scott). Erica No. 6. Poznan Poland. PDF file

Latimer J.G., Oetting R.D., Thomas P.A., Olson D.L., Allison J.R., Braman S.K., Ruter J.M., Beverly R.B., Florkowski W., Robacker C.D., Walker J.T., Garber M.P., Lindstrom O.M., Hudson W.G. 1996. Reducing the pollution potential of pesticides and fertilizers in the Environmental Horticulture Industry I: Greenhouse, Nursery, and Sod. Hort. Tech. 6: 115-124. PDF file

Latimer J.G., Braman S.K., Beverly R.B., Thomas P.A., Walker J.T., Oetting R.D., Ruter J.M., Florkowski W., Olson D.L., Robacker C.D., Garber M.P., Lindstrom O.M., Hudson W.G. 1996. Reducing the pollution potential of pesticides and fertilizers in the Environmental Horticulture Industry II: Lawn Care and Landscape Maintenance. Hort. Tech. 6: 222-232. PDF file

Florkowski W.J., Robacker C.D., Latimer J.G., Braman S.K. 1996. Economic profile of Atlanta landscape maintenance and lawn car firms. Hort. Tech. 6(4): 414-418. PDF file

Buntin G.D., Braman S.K., Gilbertz D.A., Phillips D.V. 1996. Chlorosis, photosynthesis, and transpiration of azalea leaves after azalea lace bug feeding injury. J. Econ. Entomol. 89(4): 990-995. PDF file

Braman S.K., Beshear R.J., Payne J.A., Amis A.A. 1996. Population Dynamics of thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae: Phaelothripidae) inhabiting Vaccinium (Ericales: Erocaceae) galls in Georgia. Environ Entomol. 25(2): 327-332. PDF file

Baldson J.A., Braman S.K., Espelie K.E. 1996. Biology and Ecology of Anargrus takeyanus (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae), an Egg Parasitoid of the Azalea Lace Bug (Heteroptera: Tingidae). Environ. Entomol. 25(2): 383-389. PDF file

Baldson J.A., Espelie K.E., Braman S.K. 1995. Epicuticular lipids of azalea (Rhododendron spp.) and their potential role in host plant acceptance by azalea lace bug, Stephanitis pyrioides. Biochem. Syst. Ecol. 23(5): 477-485. PDF file

Yeargan K.V., Braman S.K., Barney W.E. 1994. Effects of potato leafhoppers on soybean plant growth and yield. J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 67(1): 29-36. PDF file

Braman S.K., Pendley A.F., Carrow R.N., Engelke M.C. 1994. Potential resistance in zoysiagrass to tawny mole crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae). Fla. Entomol. 77(3): 301-305. PDF file

Braman S.K., Beshear R.J. 1994. Seasonality of predaceous plant bugs (Heteroptera: Miridae) and phytophagous thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) as influenced by host plant phenology of native azaleas (Ericales: Ericaceae). Environ Entomol. 23(3): 712-718. PDF file

Braman S.K., Pendley A.F. 1993. Temperature, photoperiod, and aggregation effects on development, diapause, reproduction, and survival in Corythucha cydoniae (Heteroptera: Tingidae). J. Entomol. Sci. 28(4): 417-426. PDF file

Braman S.K., Pendley A.F. 1993. Relative and seasonal activity of beneficial arthropods in centipedgrass as influenced by management practices. J. Econ Entomol. 86(2): 494-504. PDF file

Braman S.K., Pendley A.F. 1993. Phenology and parasitism of Phytomyza ilicicola Loew (Diptera: Agromyzidae) in Georgia. J. Entomol. Scie 28(1): 82-84. PDF file

Braman S.K., Pendley A.F. 1993. Growth, survival, and damage relationships of white grubs in bermudagrass vs. tall fescue. International Turfgrass Soc. J. 7: 370-374. PDF file

Braman S.K., Pendley A.F. 1993. Activity patterns of Carabidae and Staphylinidae in centipedegrass in Georgia. J. Entomol. Sci. 28(3): 299-307. PDF file

Braman S.K., Hudson W.G. 1993. Patterns of flight activity of pest mole crickets in Georgia. International Turfgrass Soc. J. 7: 382-384. PDF file

Braman S.K., Beshear R.J., McPherson R.M. 1993. Additions to the thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae: Phlaeothripidae) fauna of Georgia. J. Entomol. Sci. 28(3): 278-282. PDF file

Braman S.K. 1993. Progeny production, number of instars, and duration of development of tawny and southern mole crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae). J. Entomol. Sci. 28(4): 327-330. PDF file

Braman S.K. 1993. Azadirachtin affects growth and survival of immature tawny mole crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae). Fla. Entomol. 76(3): 526-530. PDF file

Baldson J.A., Braman S.K., Pendley A.F., Espelie K.E. 1993. Potential for integration of chemical and natural enemy suppression of azalea lace bug (Heteroptera: Tingidae) J. Environ. Hort. 11: 153-156. PDF file

Braman S.K., Pendley A.F., Sparks B., Hudson W.G. 1992. Thermal requirements for development, population trends, and parasitism of the azalea lace bug (Heteroptera: Tingidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 85(3): 870-877. PDF file

Braman S.K., Pendley A.F. 1992. Evidence for resistance of deciduous azaleas to azalea lace bug. J. Environ. Hort. 10(1): 41-43. PDF file

Yeargan K.V., Barney W.E., Braman S.K. 1991. Diapause in the parasite Diolcogaster facetosa (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Environ. Entomol. 20(1): 65-70. PDF file

Potter D.A., Braman S.K. 1991. Ecology and management of turfgrass insects. Ann. Rev. Entomol. 36: 383-406. PDF file

Braman S.K., Yeargan K.V. 1991. Reproductive strategies of primary parasitoids of the green cloverworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Environ. Entomol. 20(1): 349-353. PDF file

Braman S.K., Yeargan K.V. 1990. Phenology and abundance of Nabis americoferus, N. roseipennis, and N. rufusculus (Hemiptera: Nabidae) and their parasitoids in alfalfa and soybean. J. Econ. Entomol. 83(3): 823-830. PDF file

Yeargan K.V., Braman S.K. 1989. Life history of the hyperparasitoid Mesochorus discitergus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) and tactics used to overcome the defensive behavior of the green cloverworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 82(3): 393-398. PDF file

Yeargan K.V., Braman S.K. 1989. Comparative behavioral studies of indigenous hemipteran predators and hymenopteran parasites of the green cloverworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 62(2): 156-163. PDF file

Braman S.K., Yeargan K.V. 1989. Reproductive strategy of Trissolcus euschisti (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) under conditions of partially used host resources. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 82: 240-244. PDF file

Braman S.K., Yeargan K.V. 1989. Intraplant distribution of three Nabis species (Hemiptera: Nabidae), and impact of N. roseipennis on green cloverworm populations in soybean. Environ. Entomol. 18(2): 240-244. PDF file

Braman S.K., Yeargan K.V. 1988. Comparison of developmental and reproductive rates of Nabis americoferus, N. roseipennis, and N. rufusculus (Hemiptera: Nabidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 81(6): 923-930. PDF file

Yeargan K.V., Braman S.K. 1986. Life history of the parasite Diolcogaster facetosa (weed) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and its behavioral adaption to the defensive response of a lepidopteran host. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 79:1029-1033. PDF file

Braman S.K., Godfrey K.E., Yeargan K.V. 1985. Rates of Development of a Kentucky population of Geocoris uliginosus. J. Agric. Entomol. 2(2): 185-191. PDF file

Braman S.K., Sloderbeck P.E., Yeargan K.V. 1984. Effects of temperatures on the development and survival of Nabis americoferus and Nabis roseipennis (Hemiptera: Nabidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 77: 592-596. PDF file

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Book Chapters

Sparks B., Braman S.K. 1994. Decision making factors for fire ants and white grubs. Pp. 351-360 (In) Leslie, A. R. [ed.], Integrated Pest Management for Turf and Ornamentals, Lewis Publishers Inc.

Braman S.K., Latimer J.G. 1997. Integrated pest management for urban landscapes (In) K. Bondari [ed.]. New Developments in Entomology. Research signpost, India 225-234. (Also found as J.A. 38)

Braman S.K. 2000. Economic importance of predation by damsel bugs (Nabidae). Pp. 639-656 (In.) C.W. Schaefer and A.R. Panizzi (eds) Heteroptera Of Economic Importance. CRC Press.

Oetting R.D., Braman S.K. 2004. Biological Control of Arthropod Pests in the Soil; in Roy Van Driesche ed- Biocontrol in Protected Culture, chapter 19, 331-342.

Braman K.B., Sparks B., Adams D. 2004. Basic Entomology; in M.T. Fonseca and K.L. Slagle eds. Georgia Master Gardener Handbook. Sixth Edition. Chapter 5, 63-72.

Braman K.B., Woodward B.J., Martinex A., Pearce M.J. 2004. Diagnosing Plant Problems: Ornamentals and Turf; in M.T. Fonseca and Slagle eds. Georgia Master Gardener Handbook. Sixth Edition. Chapter 23, 451-520.

Braman S.K., Taylor K., Boyhan G.E., Kelley W.T. 2004. Diagnosing Fruit and Vegetable Problems. In M.T. Fonseca and K.L. Slagle eds. Georgia Master Gardener Handbook. Sixth Edition. Chapter 24, 521-547.  

Trade Articles & Media

Hudson, W. G., C. Abraham and K. Braman. 2011. Fall armyworms in turf. Landscape Alert, UGA Center for Urban Ag.

UGA researchers tackle gerbera daisy pest. 2011. UGA CAES You Tube video segment by S. Dowdy.

Insect mines its way through gerbera daisies and grower profits. 2011. GA FACES story by S. Dowdy.

K. Braman. 2011. Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture: New leadership, new home, more outreach. Urban Ag Council Magazine. (May-June) 38-39.

Hanna, W., K. Braman and B. Schwartz. 2011. Developing TifGrand: A shade- tolerant bermudagrass is born. Urban Ag Council Magazine (May-June) 56-57.

Field-day launches turf learning season. 2011. GA FACES story by S. Schupska.

Georgia hemlock trees under siege. 2010. GA FACES story by A. R. Sorrow.

Rains bring back spittlebugs. 2010. GA FACES story by J. F. Peppers.

Tiger beetles as beneficial insects. 2010. You Tube video by S. Dowdy. From Turfgrass Field Day.

Hanna W., Braman S.K. 2009. Breeding turf for insect resistance: new breeding genetics can reduce pesticide costs. US Golf Assoc., USGA Green Section Record. 46(1): 22-26.

Raymer P.L., Chen Z., Murphy, T.R., Carrow R. N., Burpee L.L. 2008. Seashore paspalum: breeding a turfgrass for the future. US Gold. Assoc., USGA Green Section Record. 47(1): 9-11.