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Researcher: Quarrell, SR (Dr Stephen Quarrell)

Fields of Research

Horticultural crop protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Forest health and pathology
Biosecurity science and invasive species ecology
Invertebrate biology
Horticultural crop growth and development
Horticultural production
Animal protection (incl. pests and pathogens)
Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Ecological physiology
Plant pathology
Crop and pasture production
Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Atmospheric composition, chemistry and processes
Sociology and social studies of science and technology
Continuing and community education
Electrical engineering
Organic chemistry
Sustainable agricultural development
Environmental management
Climate change processes
Animal growth and development
Agricultural biotechnology
Teacher education and professional development of educators
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Agricultural land management
Climate change impacts and adaptation
Instrumental methods (excl. immunological and bioassay methods)
Veterinary sciences
Agriculture, land and farm management

Research Objectives

Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Horticultural crops
Pome fruit, pip fruit
Berry fruit (excl. kiwifruit)
Hardwood plantations
Field grown vegetable crops
Stone fruit (excl. avocado)
Other environmental management
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Plant extract crops
Livestock raising
Workforce transition and employment
Teacher and instructor development
Expanding knowledge in human society
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
Expanding knowledge in education
Other education and training
Terrestrial 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
Australian Eadya (Braconidae) as larval endoparasitoids for classical biocontrol of globally invasive Paropsine leaf beetles; Australian Entomological Society 50th AGM and Scientific Conference
Cherry damage and the spatial distribution of European earwigs, (Forficula auricularia L.) in sweet cherry trees; Pest Management Science
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
Effects of thymol on European honey bee hygienic behaviour; Apidologie
Evidence for Aggregation Control by Cuticular Hydrocarbons in the European Earwig, Forficula auricularia; ICEC 2013 : International Chemical Ecology Conference
Frequent insect visitors are not always pollen carriers in hybrid carrot pollination; Insects
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
It is not all about being sweet: differences in floral traits and insect visitation among hybrid carrot cultivars; Insects
Limited cross plant movement and non-crop preferences reduce the efficiency of honey bees as pollinators of hybrid carrot seed crops; Insects
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
Predators on the hunt for redberry mites; Australian Berry Grower
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
Sampling, extraction and incidence of redberry mites (Acalitus essigi) on blackberries in Australia; Experimental and Applied Acarology
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
The secret life of redberry mite in blackberries; Australian Berry Grower
When taxonomy and biological control researchers unite: species delimitation of Eadya parasitoids (Braconidae) and consequences for classical biological control of invasive paropsine pests of Eucalyptus; PLoS One

Research Projects

An integrated pest, disease and weed management program for the Australian apple and pear industry; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Evaluation of the susceptibility of Tasmania's agricultural sector to insect pest species under a changing climate; Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC)
Honey bee health and pollination under protected and contained environments; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Integrated Pest Management of redberry mite, Acalitus essigi, on blackberries; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Novel technologies and practises for the optimisation of pollination within protected cropping environments; Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR)
Strengthening cultural and biological management of pests and diseases in apple and pear orchards; 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