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Researcher: Quarrell, SR (Dr Stephen Quarrell)

Fields of Research

Horticultural Crop Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Invertebrate Biology
Horticultural Crop Growth and Development
Forestry Pests, Health and Diseases
Invasive Species Ecology
Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Ecological Physiology
Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens)
Plant Pathology
Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry)
Organic Chemistry
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Animal Growth and Development
Horticultural Production
Technology
Environmental Impact Assessment
Ecological Applications
Instrumental Methods (excl. Immunological and Bioassay Methods)
Veterinary Sciences
Agriculture, Land and Farm Management

Research Objectives

Horticultural Crops
Pome Fruit, Pip Fruit
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Urban and Industrial Environments
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Hardwood Plantations
Stone Fruit
Honey
Control of Plant Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Berry Fruit (excl. Kiwifruit)
Plant Extract Crops (e.g. Pyrethrum, Jojoba)
Control of Plant Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species at Regional or Larger Scales
Vegetables
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments
Expanding Knowledge in Technology
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Sustainability Indicators

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

6.2 Larval parasitoids for biocontrol of invasive paropsine defoliatiors; 5th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods
A model study showing the benefits of systematics in biocontrol; Entomology 2017
Do temporal fluctuations in the cuticular hydrocarbons profiles of Forficula auricularia mediate interactions between conspecifics?; 43rd AGM & Scientific Conference and Australasian Arachnological Society 2012
Earwig project update
Earwigs in apples
Evidence for Aggregation Control by Cuticular Hydrocarbons in the European Earwig, Forficula auricularia; ICEC 2013 : International Chemical Ecology Conference
Identification of potential aggregation pheromone components from Forficula auricularia in situ; 27th Annual meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology
Identification of the putative aggregation pheromone components emitted by the European earwig, Forficula auricularia; Chemoecology
Improving European Earwig Management
IPM - The road to sustainability
IPM in Australia - Where does its future lie?
IPM an overview
Micro-sensor technologies on bees an update; Tasmanian Beekeepers Association 71st Annual Conference
Potential Biosecurity Risks Associated with Poppy Straw and Pellet Importation
Potential earwig control in fruit orchards; National Apple and Pear Conference, Innovation in Production ... Growing our Future
Potential earwig control in fruit orchards; Fruit Growers Tasmania Conference
Predictive thresholds for forecasting the compatibility of Forficula auricularia and Aphelinus mali as biological control agents against woolly apple aphid in apple orchards; BioControl
Preliminary analysis of the volatile compounds associated with Paropsisterna bimaculata and two host-plant species, Eucalyptus regnans and E. nitens
Preliminary scoping for infochemicals used in ladybird aggregation
Reducing the financial cost and environmental impact of chemically-based insect pest management
Sub-species mapping of the invasive earwig, Forficula auricularia in Australian ecosystems; 43rd AGM & Scientific Conference and Australasian Arachnological Society 2012
The impact of chemical control on insects in orchards
The invasion biology of the invasive earwig, Forficula auricularia in Australasian ecosystems; Biological Invasions
The role of chemical and visual signals on the aggregation behaviour of the common spotted ladybird, Cleobora mellyi (Mulsant) and the Tasmanian ladybird, Harmonia conformis (Boisduval); 43rd AGM & Scientific Conference and Australasian Arachnological Society 2012

Research Projects

An integrated pest, disease and weed management program for the Australian apple and pear industry; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Integrated Pest Management of redberry mite, Acalitus essigi, on blackberries; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Sub-species Mapping of the Invasive Earwig, Forficula auricularia in Australian Ecosystems; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Beetle aggregation research
Biosecurity Risks Associated with Poppy Straw Importation
Host relationships of the proposed biocontrol agent for New Zealand, Eadya paropsidis
microSensing Technologies
Preliminary scoping of infochemicals used in ladybird aggregation

Research Candidate Supervision

The Chemical, Endosymbiont and Parasite Ecology of Mixed Species Ladybird Aggregation Behaviour