Assistant Project Scientist
Dr. Milosavljević joined the Hoddle laboratory in 2016 as a postdoctoral researcher. His work has embraced a wide range of research projects sponsored by various granting agencies. An example of these projects include: (1) researching the Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP), Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), and its biological control agents Diaphorencyrtus aligarhensis and Tamarixia radiata, (2) developing detection programs for the invasive South American palm weevil (Rhynchophorus palmarum), and (3) mitigating export risks associated with bean thrips (Caliothrips fasciatus). Dr. Milosavljević was promoted to Assistant Project Scientist in 2020. His current research focuses on the development and evaluation of novel technological tools to improve and streamline the process of controlling sap sucking citrus pests and the ants that tend them in commercial citrus.