Dr. George Mbata

George N. Mbata, Ph.D.

  • College: College of Arts and Sciences
  • Department: Biology Academic Department
  • Title: Professor
  • Associated Majors and Graduate Programs: Biology
  • mbatag@fvsu.edu


Department: Biology
Position: Chair and Professor of Biology
Location: 104 ACL Building
Phone: 478-825- 6550
Fax: (478)825-6104


Ph.D, Entomology
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

M.Sc., Entomology
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

B.Sc. Honors, Zoology
University of Ibadan, Nigeria


  • Mbata, G. N., Badji, K. and Brewster, C. (2014). Monitoring populations of Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller) in potato fields and in storage in Senegal. Int. J. Pest Mgmt. (in press).
  • Mbata, G. N. and Shapiro-Ilan D. I. (2013). The Potential for Controlling Pangaeus bilineatus (Heteroptera: Cydnidae) using a combination of entomopathogens and an Insecticide J. Econ. Entomol. 106, 2072-2076.
  • Mbata, G. N. and Payton, M. (2013). Effect of monoterpenoids on oviposition and mortality of Callosbruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) under hermetic conditions. J. Stored Prod. Res. 53, 43-47.
  • Mbata, G. N., Pascual-Villalobos, M. J., and Payton, M. (2012). Comparative mortality of diapausing and nondiapausing larvae Plodia interpunctella  (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) exposed to monoterpenoids and low pressure. J. Econ. Entomol. 105, 679-685.
  • Mbata, G. N. and Shapiro-Ilan, D. I. (2010). Compatibility of Hetrorhabditis indica (Rhabditida:
    Heterorhabditidae) and Habrobracon hebetor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) for biological control of Plodia interpunctella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Biol. Control 54, 75-82.
  • Mbata, G. N., Phillips, T. W. and Payton, M. (2009) Effects of Cowpea varietal susceptibility and low pressure on the Mortality of Life Stages of Callosobruchus maculatus (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). J. Stored Prod. Res. 45, 232-235.
  • Mbata, G. N., and Brewster, C. C. (2009) Functional Response of Pteromalus cerealellae (Hymenoptera:
    Pteromalidae) on the cowpea weevil, Callosobruchus maculatus (Coleoptera: Bruchidae), and interaction between parasitism and cowpea varietal susceptibility. BioControl. 54, 751-761.
  • Shapiro-Ilan, D. I., Mbata, G. N., Nguyen, K. B., Peat, S. M., Blackburn, D. and Adams, B. J. 2009.
    Characterization of biocontrol traits in the entomopathogenic nematode Hetrorhabditis georgiana (Kesha starin), phylogenetic analysis of the nematode’s symbiotic bacteria. Biol. Control. 51, 377-387.
  • Nguyen, K. B, Shapiro-Ilan, D. I., Mbata, G. N. 2008. Heterorhabditis georgiana n. (Rhabditida:Heterorhabditidae) from Georgia, USA. Nematology, 10, 433-448
  • Ebenezer O Onagbola, O.E., Fadamiro, H.Y., Mbata, G.N. (2007). Longevity, fecundity and progeny sex ratio of Pteromalus cerealellae in relation to diet, host provision, and mating. Biol. Control. 40, 222-229