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Sara Prado


Originally from Montreal, Canada, I moved to Raleigh, North Carolina to work on my Master's degree in Entomology. Since graduating in August 2012, I've been working on bee surveys in the Caribbean.

Research Interests

I am interested in studying the beneficial relationships between insects and commercial crops: as biological control agents and as pollinators. For my Master's degree, I investigated the efficacy of aphid banker plant systems at suppressing aphid pest populations in greenhouses. Since 2012, my research has focused on the survey of bees and their preferred crop and wildflower forage in and around agricultural fields in Puerto Rico.

Research Publications

  • Prado, S. G., H. T. Ngo, J. A. Florez, and J. A. Collazo. 2017. Sampling bees in tropical forests and agroecosystems: A review. J. of Insect Conservation DOI 10.1007/s10841-017-0018-8.

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 102

Masters Students: 243

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 57

University Staff: 254

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 699

Scientific Publications: 1910

Presentations: 4358


Contact Information

Tel: (919) 513 - 7337 Personal Web Site:

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