an upper division course with a wood products pathologist on the "bio-deterioration
of wood" in alternating years for 28 years at UC Berkeley.
• Conducted a short course (twice a year for 10 years) on recognition
of wood-infesting insects and their damage and how to distinguish them
from insects feeding on stored food products. This weekend course was
designed for pest control operators who were preparing for the CA licensing
• Lectured on wood-destroying organisms in many forums such as
UC Cooperative Extension, Target Seminars, and Pest Control Operators
local and regional meetings throughout Northern California.
• Member of the Research Committee of the California Structural
Pest Control Board for five years. Testified for the California Structural
Pest Control Board in two cases where practices by the pest control
operators were in question.
• Peer-reviewed research conducted on subterranean termites, carpenter
ants and Argentine ants.
• Retained as an expert to evaluate infestations of true powderpost
beetles (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae: Lyctinae), wood wasps (Hymenoptera:
Siricidae), round-headed borers (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in recently
remodeled and new housing tracts. In the cases with the wood wasps and
the round-headed borers, the lumber had been cut from trees killed in
• Retained as an expert in numerous cases of houses (including
flooring, cabinetry and furniture) infested with termites (dampwood,
drywood and subterranean), carpenter ants, woodwasps, true powderpost
beetles, false powderpost beetles (Bostrichidae) and deathwatch beetles
• Retained as an expert in 13 cases involving powderpost beetles
since June, 1998. He has testified at trial in two cases and at mediation
hearings in two cases.