Dr. Elizabeth McCarty


Elizabeth is an Associate Professor in Forest Health and an Extension Specialist with the University of Georgia. Her areas of specialization include forest entomology, insecticide use, and environmental risk. Currently, her research in young pine stands is on 1) systemic insecticide use for pine tip moth (PTM) suppression, 2) non-target impacts of insecticides, and  3) PTM generation timing.   In addition, she’s worked extensively with insecticide effectiveness and risks for hemlock woolly adelgid management in natural forests.  She has an active outreach program within Georgia and the eastern United States, providing technical guidance to UGA Extension, the US Forest Service, and numerous state agencies.  She has a M.S. from the University of South Alabama and a Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Tennessee.