Dr. Dhakal is a full-time employee as a senior research Scientist working in the Entomology Research Program at Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Lubbock, Texas. Dr. Dhakal’s current research program focuses on developing biologically and ecologically intensive arthropod management strategies for the Texas High Plains. It emphasizes factors that enable the integration of different pest management approaches, with a broad objective of reducing unilateral reliance on chemical control and advancing the use of ecological methods. With 25 years of stored grain and field crop entomology research experience, Dr. Dhakal is a recognized leader around ecologically based IPM research, particularly on corn, cotton, and sorghum pests in the region. Dr. Dhakal has been working on maize weevil research to assess ecological parameters in stored corn to develop maize weevil management options.