Joseph E. Munyaneza has conducted research in various aspects of insect and plant disease biology, ecology, behavior, epidemiology, and management. He has been recognized nationally and internationally for contributions to entomology and plant pathology through awards, memberships in professional societies, and research grants. Dr. Munyaneza’s major research area focuses on the integrated pest management of insect pests of potato and other vegetable crops, with emphasis on insects vectoring potato diseases. Current research includes management of aphids, leafhoppers, psyllids, potato viruses and phytoplasmas, potato purple top disease, the newly emerging bacterium
Liberibacter, and zebra chip potato disease.