Dr. Anne Nielsen is an Associate Extension Specialist at Rutgers in the Department of Entomology. Her research focus is on the development and refinement of phenological models for pests of tree fruits and small fruits. She incorporates this basic research with information on the physiology and behavior of insects into management programs that are both economically and environmentally sustainable. Much of this research is focused on invasive species, particularly Halyomorpha halys, the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. Her laboratory also evaluates monitoring programs, biological control, and the integration of management tactics to provide a systems-level approach to pest management.