J. Wayne Brewer

J. Wayne Brewer



360 Funchess Hall
(334) 844-2935

Areas of Interest:
Forest Insect-Plant Interactions, Influence of plant nutrition on phytophagous insects, gall-forming insects.

B.S. 1963, Biology, Central Michigan University (Cum Laude)
M.A. 1965, Zoology, Central Michigan University
Ph.D. 1968, Entomology, Purdue University

Work History:

  • 2006-Present, Professor Emeritus, Department of Entomolgoy, Auburn Univeristy
  • 1995-2006, Professor, Department of Entomology, Auburn University, and Coordinator, Alabama Gypsy Moth Survey Program
  • 1987-1995, Professor and Head, Department of Entomology, Auburn University
  • 1992-1993, Acting Associate Dean, International Programs, Auburn University
  • 1984-1987, Professor and Head, Department of Entomology, Montana State University
  • 1968-1984, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor (1973) and Professor (1979) Entomology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Honors and Awards:


  • Faculty Teaching Award - Montana State University Honors Program - 1987.
  • Who's Who in Teaching - Who's Who in America's Teaching Publication - 1998.
  • Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award - Auburn University - 1999
  • Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence - Auburn University - 2000
  • Distinguished Teaching Award - Entomological Society of America, Southeastern Branch - 2001
  • NACTA - National Teaching Fellow Award - 2002
  • NACTA - National Teaching Award of Merit - 2003


  • Extramural Funding Award - Alabama Cooperative Extension System - 2003, 2004, 2005


  • 1996 NATO Travel award to Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1987: U.S. National Academy of Science Exchange Scientist, Ceske Budejovice, Czechoslovakia, July-August 1.
  • 1983: U.S. National Academy of Science Exchange Scientist, Prague, Czechoslovakia, May - September.
  • 1983: Visiting Scientist, Laboratoire de Cecidologie, Louis Pasteur Universite, Strasbourg, France, October - January.
  • 1979: U.S. National Academy of Science Exchange Scientist, Prague, Czechoslovakia, May - September.
  • 1978: U.S. National Academy of Science Exchange Scientist, Prague, Czechoslovakia, May - June.

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Past Associate Editor - Southern Journal Applied Forestry, resigned 2006
  • Co-Contributing Editor, American Entomologist, Entomological Society of America, resigned 2006
  • Board of Directors, Organization for Tropical Studies, resigned 2006
  • Past Chairman, CSRS Southern Regional Advisory Committee 12

Recent Publications:

  • Brewer, J.W., K.M. O'Neill and R.E. Deshon, Jr. 1987. Effects of artificially altered foliar nitrogen levels on development and survival of young instars of western spruce budworm. Z. agnew. Entomol. 104:121-130.

  • Brewer, J.W. and V Skuhravy. 1989. Survey of major foliar chemicals in insect-induced galls. Cecid. Inter. 3:65-74.

  • Birch, M.L., J.W. Brewer, O. Rohfritsch. 1992. The Effect of Gall Formation on the Host Plant. Chapter 17. In: Biology of Insect and Acarina Induced Galls. J.D. Shorthouse and O. Rohfritsch (Eds.) Oxford Press, New York, 285 p.

  • Skuhravy, V., M. Skuhrava and W. Brewer. 1993. The saddle gall midge, Haplodiplosis marginata (Diptera: Cecidomyidae) in the Czech Republic and the Slovac Republic. Act. Soc. Zool. Bohem. 57:117-137.

  • Brewer, J.W., V. Skuhravy and Pavel Hrubik. 1994. Levels of major foliar chemicals in needles of Pinus mugo in Bohemian peat bogs. Ekol. Bratislava 13 (3) 235-246.

  • Skuhravy, V., M. Skuhrava and J.W. Brewer. 1996. Some survival adaptations of gall-inducing midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae). J. Appl. Ent. 120:237-239.

  • Skuhravy, V., M. Skuhrava and J.W. Brewer. 1997. Gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) associated with Populus tremula, P. tremuloides and their hybrid (Salicaceae). J. Appl. Ent. 121:315-320.

  • Hrubik, P., V. Skuhravy and J. W. Brewer. 1998. Susceptibility of 10 Taxa of Boxwood (Buxus spp.) to attacks of the gall midge Monarthropalpus flavus Shrank, (M. buxi Lab.) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in 8-year Experiments. Acta horticulurae et regiontecturae 2:. 33-35.

  • Eager, T. A., C. W. Berisford, M. J. Dalusky, D.G. Nielsen, J. W. Brewer, S. J. Hilty and R. A. Haack. 2002. Susceptibility of some southern pines to the larger pine shoot beetle, Tomicus pinipera (L) Coleoptera:Scolytidae. J. Econ. Entomol. Submitted.

  • DeBarr, G. J., J. W. Brewer, C. W. Berisford and M. Dalusky. 2002. Pheromone traps for the Nantucket Pine Tip Moth Rhyacionia frustrana (Comstock). U.S.F.S. p Moth Rhyacionia frustrana (Comstock). U.S.F.S. General Technology Report. SRS - 51.

World Wide Web Publications:

The Nantucket pine tip moth (Rhyacionia frustrana) (left),
Adult subtropical pine tip moth (Rhyacionia subtrepica) (above),
courtesy of The University of Georgia Southern Cooperative

http://www.ag.auburn.edu/enpl/courses/cover.htm - OLD SITE

Laura Brewer Davis received her BFA (Painting) from Colorado State University in 1988. She currently works as a graphics artist in Chapel Hill, NC.
1987 Acrylic Painting
by Laura Brewer Davis

For additional information wbrewer@acesag.auburn.edu

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