We would like to acknowledge the many individuals and organizations that have contributed to the development and maintenance of EDWIP.
Database and Data
Lisa Carloye, Rosanna Giordano, Sara Lanka, and Dave Levin were the primary workers on EDWIP from its inception until the first data were made available on the World Wide Web in October, 1996.
Ellen Brewer created the original web search interface and continues to provide invaluable assistance and oversight in administering and maintaining EDWIP.
Dawn Dockter found and entered most of the ecological data on insects.
Susan Braxton entered and verified data beginning in January 1999, and updated the introductory pages and the web search interface in 2001 and again in 2002.
Dennis Knudson (Colorado State University, Fort Collins) gave advice on database development.
Gail Kampmeier (INHS, Champaign, IL) shared her knowledge of Filemaker Pro with us as we have worked to improve EDWIP.
Systematists and Pathologists
The following individuals have helped add or correct pathogen names and classifications in EDWIP:
Gary Blissard (Boyce Thompson Institute, Ithaca, NY)
Brian Federici (Univ. California, Riverside)
Randy Gaugler (Rutgers University, NJ)
Rich Humber (USDA-ARS, Ithaca, NY)
Harry Kaya (Univ. California, Davis)
Yasuhisa Kunimi (Tokyo Univ. Agriculture and Technology, Japan)
Ronny Larsson (Lund University, Sweden)
Joe Maddox (INHS, Champaign, IL)
Arne Peters (Germany)
Lee Solter (INHS, Champaign, IL)
Lee Solter also provided the images of diseased insects from her extensive slide library.
The following individuals have all helped correct host names and classifications:
Chris Dietrich (INHS, Champaign, IL)
Wally LaBerge (INHS, Champaign, IL)
Steve Passoa (USDA-APHIS, Columbus, Ohio)
Dave Voegtlin (INHS, Champaign, IL)
Don Webb (INHS, Champaign, IL)
Kathy Zeiders (INHS, Champaign, IL)
Any mistakes in pathogen or insect names or other data are the responsibility of David Onstad.
This database was made possible, in part, by the National Biological Control Institute of the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, which provided the initial financial support for EDWIP. (NOTE: The text and data of EDWIP may not express the views of USDA-APHIS.)
The Information Technology Strategic Research Iniative of the Illinois Council for Food and Agricultural Research also provided funds.
Additional funding has been provided by the University of Illinois, Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station.
Beginning in February of 2002, Susan Braxton's salary has been paid by
Milner Library, at Illinois State University in Normal, IL.
The Society for Invertebrate Pathology, especially former presidents Bob Granados and Brian Federici, and newsletter editor Mark Goettel, helped with philosophical support and publicity. I look forward to a continuing strong relationship with the society.
The work of Dr. Mauro Martignoni is an inspiration and a precedent for this project.
This page last updated December 10, 2002 -- SMB