Akif Eskalen is an Extension Specialist in plant pathology and microbiology at the University of California, Riverside. He received his B.Sc. in field crop and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in plant protection and mycology at the University Cukurova in Turkey. Dr. Eskalen completed a post-doctoral research and then worked as a project scientist at University of California, Davis.
Dr. Eskalen’s primary research interests include the identification, biology, epidemiology and control of fungal pathogens including insect vectored fungal diseases. Currently he is studying on biology, epidemiology and control of an invasive beetle-diseases complex, Fusarium Dieback and Shot hole borers (Euwallacea sp.) in California.
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