Kellogg Endowed Chair in Agricultural Ecosystem Management
201 Thorne Hall
Wooster, OH 44691
Area of expertise:
Systems analysis and quantitative ecology, agroecosystems management.
Signature areas: Environmental Quality and Sustainability; Food Security, Production, and Human Health
B. S. 1981 Cornell University, Entomology
Ph.D. 1988 Cornell University, Entomology
My past research has included insect pest management for vegetable crops and systems analysis in applied ecology. My current appointment to the Kellogg Endowed Chair in Agricultural Ecosystems Management includes work with scientist in many disciplines devoted to simultaneous ecological, economic and social improvements in agricultural ecosystems. Agroecosystems include people and the land, and more than just a single field or farm but entire landscapes including many farms and neighboring communities. Managing agroecosystems means finding ways for many farmers and their neighbors to work together. Our work generally takes a holistic approach to creating knowledge and positive change in several interrelated areas: watersheds, the science and practice of protecting water quality by farmers and their neighbors; food systems, particularly as a means of creating more connections between farms and neighboring communities and building local economies; and energy, both in terms of farm energy efficiency and conservation and sustainable energy production.
My wife and I have an 18 year old son and a 21 year old daughter, and I try to make time for soccer, skiing, brewing beer, and a long-term project in learning to play the fiddle, mostly Irish but other styles as time and ability permit.
Students: Liz Kolbe, Ben Kerrick
Hoy, C. W. 1991. Variable-intensity sampling for proportion of plants infested with pests. J. Econ Entomol. 84: 148-157.
Hoy, C. W., G. Head, and F. R. Hall. 1998. Spatial heterogeneity and insect adaptation to toxins. Ann. Rev. Entomol. 43: 571-594.
Zhou, X., C. W. Hoy, S. A. Miller, L. R. Nault. 2002. Spatially explicit simulation of aster yellows epidemics and control on lettuce. Ecological Modeling. 151: 293-307.
Barbercheck, M. and C. Hoy. 2006. A systems approach to conservation of entomopathogenic nematodes. Pp. 331-347. In Nematodes as Biological Control Agents. (Parwinder Grewal, Rolf Peters and David Shapiro-ilan, eds.) CABI, Cambridge, 505 pp.
Hoy, C. W., Parwinder S. Grewal, Janet L. Lawrence, Ganpati Jagdale, and Nuris Acosta. 2008. Canonical correspondence analysis demonstrates unique soil conditions for entomopathogenic nematode species compared with other free living nematode species. Biological Control. 46: 371-379.
Jallow, M. and C. W. Hoy. 2007. Indirect Selection for Increased Susceptibility to Permethrin in Diamondback Moth (Plutella xylostella) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 100: 526-533.
Hoy, C. W. , J. E. McCully, J. Laborde, A. Vargas, R. Bujanos, E. Rangel. 2007. The linkage between integrated pest management and agroecosystem management: a case study in the Bajío, México. American Entomologist. 53: 174-183.
Krishna Prasad Vadrevu, John Cardina, Fred Hitzhusen, Issac Bayoh, Richard Moore, Jason Parker, Ben Stinner, Deb Stinner and Casey Hoy. 2008. Case Study Of An Integrated Framework For Quantifying Agroecosystem Health. Ecosystems. 11, 283-306.