April 20, 2003 - Plant Protection: Dr. Anthony C. Bellotti, 1962-1964 U. S. Peace Corps, El Salvador

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Dr. Anthony C. Bellotti, 1962-1964 U. S. Peace Corps, El Salvador

Dr. Anthony C. Bellotti, 1962-1964 U. S. Peace Corps, El Salvador

Dr. Anthony C. Bellotti
Region VIII: Latin America/Caribbean

Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT),
Apartado Aero
6713, Cali, Colombia, S.A.


Place of Birth: Staten Island, N.Y.
Date of Birth: November 19, 1937
Citizenship: USA
Present Position:
Senior Scientist, Cassava Entomologist, Leader, Pest and Disease Management Project.

Int'l. Experienced: 32 years living in Latin America: Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay, El Salvador, and Puerto Rico. Professional travel to: Mexico, Honduras, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador, Haiti, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Peru, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, China, England, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Italy, Uganda, Ghana, Togo, Switzerland, Egypt, and Syria.

Languages: English (Native Language), Spanish, Portuguese.

1955-1957 Long Island Agricultural and Technical Institute State University of New York, Farmingdale, NY . Degree: Associate of Applied Science Major: Plant Protection Technology

1964-67 New Mexico State University University Park, New Mexico Degree: Bachelor of Science Major: Agricultural Biology

1970-1974 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Degree: Ph.D. Major: Entomology Minors: Plant Pathology, Plant Breeding

1975-present Senior Scientist, Cassava Entomologist Project Manager: Pest and Disease management Project, CIAT, Cali, Colombia.
1978-79 Consultant and Visiting Entomologist with the Brazilian national Cassava and Fruticulture Research Center in Cruz das Almas, Brazil (as part of CIAT Staff).
1979-1980 Coordinator of the CIAT Cassava Research Program. Coordinate and supervise the research efforts of multi-disciplinary research team consisting of 11 senior scientists and more than 100 additional personnel.
1989-1990 Acting Program Leader, Cassava, CIAT.
1774-1975 Post Doctoral Fellow, Rockefeller Foundation, Entomologist, Cassava and Bean Program, CIAT.
1970-1974 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Research Assistant, Department of Entomology. Research on insect resistance in crops, especially corn.
1970 USA Peace Corps Training Center Escondido, California. Training Project Director.
1967-1970 USA Department of State. Peace Corps, Asuncion, Paraguay. Assistant Director to US Peace Corps Program. Supervisor and Technical backstop in Paraguay Agricultural Extension Service (vegetable crop and small livestock production). Supervisor to about 150 Peace Corps Volunteers.
1964-67 New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico. Research Assistant, Department of Entomology. Research on Range Grass Entomology.
1965-1966 University of Oklahoma, Peace Corps Training Center, Norman, Oklahoma. Assigned to Peach Corps Training Center in Puerto Rico as Liaison Officer and Instructor in vegetables and small livestock production.
1962-1964 U. S. Peace Corps, El Salvador. Volunteer assigned to Salvadorean Agricultural Extension Service. Supervised projects in vegetable, citrus, and small livestock production.
1957-1962 Wallerstein Division of Baxter Laboratories, Staten Island, New York. Technician in Bacteriology and Chemical Fermentation Laboratory and pilot plant.

1. Entomological Society of America
2. Entomological Society of Colombia
3. Mandioca society of Brazil
4. International Society of Tropical Root Crops
5. International Organization for Biological Control
6. Alpha Zeta Foundation
7. Florida Entomology Society
8. New York Academy of Sciences


9. Premio "Hernan Alcaraz Viecco". Awarded by Sociedad Colombiana de Entomologia for outstanding Scientific research. First Prize for years 1985 and 1986 (shared with co-workers)

10. Premio "Francisco Luis Gallego". Awarded by Sociedad Colombiana de Entomologia for outstanding Scientific research. First Prize for years 1984, 1987, and 1994.

11. Outstanding Alumni Award -- 1988. New Mexico State University.

12. CIAT Distinguished Service Award (Cientifico Distinguido de CIAT). 1990.

13. Award of Distinction presented by the 15th International Plant Protection Congress, 28 July 1999, Jerusalem, Israel.

PUBLICATIONS: Author of more than 180 scientific publications in referred and non-referred journals, chapters in books, symposium, and workshop papers.

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