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Researcher: Allen, GR (Associate Professor Geoff Allen)

Research Fields

Forestry Pests, Health and Diseases
Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Population Ecology
Invertebrate Biology
Horticultural Crop Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Evolutionary Biology
Animal Systematics and Taxonomy
Tree Nutrition and Physiology
Behavioural Ecology
Plant Pathology
Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens)
Horticultural Production
Invasive Species Ecology
Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Veterinary Parasitology
Community Ecology
Criminal Law and Procedure
Fertilisers and Agrochemicals (Application etc.)
Natural Resource Management
Input, Output and Data Devices
Forensic Biology
Animal Physiology - Biophysics
Agronomy
Ecological Physiology
Organic Chemistry
Structural Biology (incl. Macromolecular Modelling)
Medical Biotechnology
Animal Production
Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation)
Conservation and Biodiversity
Environmental Management
Natural Products Chemistry
Plant Physiology
Land Capability and Soil Degradation
Separation Science
Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy
Technology
Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
Animal Growth and Development
Horticultural Crop Growth and Development
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Instrumental Methods (excl. Immunological and Bioassay Methods)
Synthesis of Materials
Epidemiology
Ecological Applications
Environmental Impact Assessment
Forestry Management and Environment
Animal Physiology - Systems
Agricultural Biotechnology Diagnostics (incl. Biosensors)
Environmental Monitoring
Bacteriology
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Freshwater Ecology

Research Impact

Hardwood Plantations
Vegetables
Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Control of Plant Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Control of Plant Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Pome Fruit, Pip Fruit
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species
Stone Fruit
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Urban and Industrial Environments
Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response)
Health
Law Enforcement
Berry Fruit (excl. Kiwifruit)
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species at Regional or Larger Scales
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management
Sheep - Wool
Cotton
Animal Protection Chemicals
Rehabilitation of Degraded Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Horticultural Crops
Ornamentals, Natives, Flowers and Nursery Plants
Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production
Border Biosecurity (incl. Quarantine and Inspection)
Environmentally Sustainable Information and Communication Services
Crime Prevention
Primary Animal Products
Almonds
Macadamias
Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in Technology
Education and Training Systems
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments
Forest and Woodlands Land Management
Rehabilitation of Degraded Forest and Woodlands Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
Crop Protection Chemicals
Scientific Instruments
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Native Forests
Infectious Diseases
Service Industries Standards and Calibrations
Livestock Raising
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Communication Equipment

Career Best Publications

Coercive mating, fluctuating asymmetry and male mating success in the dung fly Sepsis cynipsea; Animal Behaviour
Interactions between Papilionidae and ancient Australian Angiosperms: evolutionary specialization or ecological monophagy?; Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata
Invasion success of the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris, despite a drastic genetic bottleneck; Heredity
Larval gregariousness and neonate establishment of the eucalypt-feeding beetle Chrysophtharta agricola (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Paropsini); Oikos
Long-term realised and projected growth impacts caused by autumn gum moth defoliation of 2-year-old Eucalyptus nitens plantation trees in Tasmania, Australia; Forest Ecology and Management
Sequential size assessment and multicomponent decision rules mediate aerial wasp contests; Animal Behaviour

Research Publications

Uraba lugens (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and its parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): temperature, host size, and development; Environmental Entomology
Uraba lugens Walker (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae): larval survival and parasitoid biology in the field in South Australia; Journal of the Australian Entomology Society
A new method for sampling eriophyoid mites from architecturally complex plant structures; Journal of Applied Entomology
Adult feeding and oviposition preferences of the ragwort flea beetle Longitarsus flavicornis (Stephens) on ragwort Senecio jacobaea L., from Australia and the Netherlands; 34th Australian Entomological Society/6th Invertebrate Biodiversity & Conservation Combined Conference
Autumn Gum Moth Mnesampela Privata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) Oviposition and Defoliation, and its relationship to Eucalyptus globulus foliar wax chemistry; 34th Australian Entomological Society/6th Invertebrate Biodiversity & Conservation Combined Conference
Behavioral and electrophysiological response of Heteronyx dimidiata and H. crinitus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) to plant and beetle volatiles; 22nd ISCE Annual Meeting
Biology and pest status of Uraba lugens Walker (Lepidoptera: Nolidae) in Australia and New Zealand; Australian Journal of Entomology
Blowfly succession from possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) carrion in a sheep farming zone; Medical & Veterinary Entomology
Cabbage butterflies respond to the question - Why sex?; Joint Entomological Society of Canada/Entomological Society of British Columbia Conference
Call Structure Variability and Field Survival among Bushcrickets Exposed to Phonotactic Parasitoids; Ethology
Chemical Ecology of Ross River Virus Vectors
Coercive mating, fluctuating asymmetry and male mating success in the dung fly Sepsis cynipsea; Animal Behaviour
Comparison of auditory sense organs of parasitoid Tachinidae (Diptera) hosted by Tettigoniidae (Orthoptera) and homologous structures in a non-hearing Phoridae (Diptera); Zoomorphology
Constitutive or induced defences - how does Eucalyptus globulus defend itself from larval feeding?; Chemoecology
Day-degree development and phenology modelling of the immature stages of Chrysophtharta agricola (Chapuis) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a pest of eucalypt plantations; Australian Journal of Entomology
Delayed mating and reproduction in the autumn gum moth Mnesampela privata; Agricultural and Forest Entomology
Description of female and biology of Blaesoxipha ragg Pape (Diptera: Sarcophagidae), a parasitoid of Sciarasaga quadrata Rentz (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) in Western Australia; Australian Journal of Entomology
Desiccation and egg viability of the ragwort flea beetle, Longitarsus flavicornis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae); Biocontrol Science and Technology
Detection of a Tasmanian Strain of the Biological Control Agent Enoggera Nassaui Girault (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) using Mitochondrial COI; New Zealand Plant Protection
Diel calling activity and field survival of the bushcricket, Sciarasaga quadrata (Orthoptera : Tettigoniidae): A role for sound-locating parasitic flies?; Ethology
Dispersal of Acalitus essigi to blackberry (Rubus fruticosus agg.) fruit; Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata
Distribution of native psyllid populations and phytoplasmas in Australian potato crops
Do temporal fluctuations in the cuticular hydrocarbons profiles of Forficula auricularia mediate interactions between conspecifics?; 43rd AGM & Scientific Conference and Australasian Arachnological Society 2012
Does feeding by autumn gum moth larvae induce changes in Eucalyptus globulus leaf chemistry?; Entomology Strength in Diversity XXII International Congress of Entomology
Ecological interactions and the Ross river virus vector, Aedes camptorhynchus (Diptera: Culicidae), in Tasmania; 43rd AGM & Scientific Conference and Australasian Arachnological Society 2012
Ecological monophagy in Tasmanian Graphium macleayanum moggana with evolutionary reflections of ancient angiosperm hosts; Insect Science
Egg parasitism rates of the invasive Australian eucalyptus weevil, Gonipterus sp., in its home range; ICE 2008, XXIII International Congress of Entomology
Environmental drivers of Ross River virus in southeastern Tasmania, Australia: towards strengthening public health interventions; Epidemiology and Infection
Escape from Parasites with Invasion of the Bumblebee, Bombus Terrestris in Tasmania; 34th Australian Entomological Society/6th Invertebrate Biodiversity & Conservation Combined Conference
Establishment Report: Evaluation of lethal trap trees in eucalypt plantations for managing larval and adult chrysomelid leaf beetles
Evaluation of new pyrethrin synergists for use against the cotton bollworm Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae); the XIII International Congress of Entomology
Evidence for Aggregation Control by Cuticular Hydrocarbons in the European Earwig, Forficula auricularia; ICEC 2013 : International Chemical Ecology Conference
Female encounter rate and the calling behavior and mating propensity of male Requena verticalis (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae); Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Field experiments on persistence of Culicinomyces clavisporus; Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Floral Characteristics Affecting Insect Pollination in Cytoplasmically Male-Sterile Carrot Flowers; 34th Australian Entomological Society/6th Invertebrate Biodiversity & Conservation Combined Conference
Fluctuating asymmetry, call structure and the risk of attack from phonotactic parasitoids in the bushcricket Sciarasaga quadrata (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae); Oecologia
Functional adaptations of the auditory system of two parasitoid fly species, Therobia leonidei and Homotrixa spec; Nervous Systems and Behaviour
Genetic and host-associated differentiation within Thrips tabaci Lindeman (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) and its links to Tomato spotted wilt virus-vector competence; Heredity
Genetic variability within Australian onion thrips (Thrips tabaci Lindeman) populations and association with TSWV vector capacity
Genetic Variation in Eucalyptus Globulus in Relation to Host Preference of the Southern Eucalypt Beetle, Chrysophtharta Agricola; Australian Entomological Society 33rd AGM and Scientific Meeting
Genetic variation in Eucalyptus globulus in relation to susceptibility from attack by the southern eucalypt leaf beetle, Chrysophtharta agricola; Australian Journal of Botany
Genetic variation of Eucalyptus globulus in relation to autumn gum moth Mnesampela privata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) oviposition preference; Forest Ecology and Management
Geographical variation, population structure and gene flow between populations of Chrysophtharta agricola (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a pest of Australian eucalypt plantations; Bulletin of Entomological Research
Hearing and frequency dependence of auditory interneurons in the parasitoid fly Homotrixa alleni (Tachinidae: Ormiini); Journal of Comparative Physiology A
Host defense and parasitoid reproductive strategies limit niche breadth in a host-parasitoid system; Entomology Strength in Diversity XXII International Congress of Entomology
Host interactions and impact of tachinid parasitoids upon the eucalypt defoliating beetles Chrysophtharta agricola and C. bimaculata; Australian Entomological Society 30th AGM and Scientific Conference 'Insects in the Australian Environment'
Host Quality and Host Mortality Risk in Relation to Developmental Strategies of the Parasitoid Guild of Larval Chrysophtharta Agricola Chapuis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae); 34th Australian Entomological Society/6th Invertebrate Biodiversity & Conservation Combined 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
Identification, synthesis and activity of sex pheromone components of the autumn gum moth, Mnesampela privata, (Lepidoptera: Geometridae), a defoliator of Eucalyptus ; International Organization for Biological and Integrated Control of Noxious Animals and Plants, working group meeting on Pheromones and Other Semiochemicals in Integrated Production
Identification, Synthesis and Field Testing of (3Z,6Z,9Z)-3,6,9-Henicosatriene, a Second Bioactive Component of the Sex Pheromone of the Autumn Gum Moth, Mnesampela privata; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Identifying Autumn Gum Moth, Mnesampela privata behaviour associated with variation in defoliation of Eucalyptus globulus; 32nd Australian Entomological Society Conference
Improving European Earwig Management
Improving European earwig management in pome and cherry orchards through use of pheromones
Improving the Management of white fringed weevils on potatoes
Improving the management of white-fringed weevils in potatoes
Improving the management of white-fringed weevils in potatoes
Influence of host behavior and host size on the success of oviposition of Cotesia urabae and Dolichogenidea eucalypti (Hymenoptera: Braconidae); Journal of Insect Behavior
Info-chemicals for the environmentally Sustainable Management of Autumn Gum Moth and Scarab Beetle Pests of Bluegum Plantations
Infochemicals for the sustainable management of autumn gum moth and scarab beetle pests of bluegum plantations
Insect visitation to flowering hybrid carrot seed crops; New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science
Interactions between Papilionidae and ancient Australian Angiosperms: evolutionary specialization or ecological monophagy?; Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata
Intra-plant host selection, oviposition preference and larval survival of Chrysophtharta agricola (Chapuis) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Paropsini) between foliage types of a heterophyllous host; Agricultural and Forest Entomology
Intraplant distribution of Acalitus essigi (Acari: Eriophyoidea) on blackberries (Rubus fruticosus agg.); Experimental and Applied Acarology
Intraspecific variation in Acacia dealbata and defoliation by the fireblight beetle; Australian Entomological Society 30th AGM and Scientific Conference 'Insects in the Australian Environment'
Invasion of the European Bombus terrestris in Tasmania; 10th Congress European Society for Evolutionary Biology
Invasion success of the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris, despite a drastic genetic bottleneck; Heredity
Investigating the potential of selected natural compounds to increase the potency of pyrethrum against house flies Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae); Pest Management Science
Knowing our psyllids
Laboratory rearing of Cotesia urabae Austin and Allen (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a biological control agent of Uraba lugens Walker (Lepidoptera: Nolidae); New Zealand Entomologist
Larval Competition, Adult Fitness, and Reproductive Strategies in the Acoustically Orienting Ormiine Homotrixa alleni (Diptera: Tachinidae); Journal of Insect Behaviour
Larval density and developmental instability in the acoustically orienting parasitoid Homotrixa alleni; acta ethologica
Larval gregariousness and neonate establishment of the eucalypt-feeding beetle Chrysophtharta agricola (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Paropsini); Oikos
Larviposition, Host Cues and Reproductive Strategies in a Sound Locating Parasitoid Fly; Australian Entomological Society 29th AGM & Scientific Conference
Larviposition, Host Cues, and Planidial Behaviour in the Sound-Locating Parasitoid Fly Homotrixa alleni (Diptera: Tachinidae); Journal of Insect Behaviour
Lethal trap tree trials 2006/2007 : Effects of systemic injections of imidaclopriid into Eucalyptus nitens, E. regnans and E. delegatensis on foliage uptake and preferences of Paropsisterna bimaculata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
Lethal trap tree trials 2007-08: Infusion of imidacloprid in of Eucalyptus regnans and E. delegatensis foliage and its effect on adult leaf beetles, Paropsisterna bimaculata
Lethal trap tree trials 2008-09: Preliminary trial of Pentra-bark® plus imidacloprid as a bark spray for controlling the leaf beetle, Paropsisterna bimaculata, Division of Forest Research and Development, Forestry Tasmania and CRC for Forestry
Lethal trap tree trials final report 2010 –11: Efficacy of lethal trap trees at protecting Eucalyptus nitens from defoliation by the target leaf beetle, Paropsisterna bimaculata
Lethat trap tree trials 2008-09: Comparison of concentrate and dilute infusions of imidacloprid into trap trees for controlling the leaf beetle, Paropsisterna bimaculata
Long-term realised and projected growth impacts caused by autumn gum moth defoliation of 2-year-old Eucalyptus nitens plantation trees in Tasmania, Australia; Forest Ecology and Management
Low parasite loads accompany the invading population of the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris in Tasmania; Insectes Sociaux
Maintenance of colour polymorphism in the leaf beetle Chrysophtharta agricola (Chapuis) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Paropsini); Journal of Natural History
Managing leaf beetles in eucalypt plantations: non-target impacts, biocontrol and natural enemy recolonisation; Entomology Strength in Diversity XXII International Congress of Entomology
Mate Location and Mating Behaviour of Chrysophtharta Agricola (Chapuis) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Paropsini); 34th Australian Entomological Society/6th Invertebrate Biodiversity & Conservation Combined Conference
Mating frequency and reproductive success in an income breeding moth: Mnesampela privata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) ; Entomologia Experimentalis Et Applicata
Mendel's peas, black beetles, and natural selection: a rare, dominant allele controls melanism in Chrysophtharta agricola (Chapuis); 32nd Australian Entomological Society Conference
Monitoring for incursions of the tomato potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) in Australian potato fields; 43rd AGM & Scientific Conference and Australasian Arachnological Society 2012
Mosquito ecology and management of Ross River virus vector, Aedes camptorhynchus (Thomson) (Diptera: Culicidae); Ecological Society of Australia Conference
Native psyllid populations and the distribution of Candidatus phytoplasma australiense
One function of sex - an empirical study of genetic and ecological variation; Canadian Entomologist
Overwintering ecology of Chrysophtharta agricola: mechanisms of reproductive diapause induction and termination; Australian Journal of Zoology
Oviposition by autumn gum moth (Mnesampela privata) in relation to Eucalyptus globulus defoliation, larval performance and natural enemies; Agricultural and Forest Entomology
Oviposition of the ragwort flea beetle, Longitarsus flavicornis (Stephens) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), in relation to the phenology of ragwort, Senecio jacobaea L. (Asteraceae); Biological Control
Parasitoids and managing Chrysophtharta agicola; Annual Meeting CRC Sustainable Production Forestry
Parasitoids of Uraba lugens Walker (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in South Australia, with description of two new species of Braconidae; Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia
Phenology and rates of population increase of Eadya paropsidis and Lixophaga sp - two of the primary larval parasitoids associated with Chrysophtharta agricola; Annual Meeting CRC Sustainable Production Forestry
Phenology, synchrony and host range of the Tasmanian population of Cotesia urabae introduced into New Zealand for the biocontrol of Uraba lugens; BioControl: journal of the International Organisation for Biological Control
Population dynamics of the chrysomelid leaf beetle Chrysophtharta agricola (Chapuis), a pest of Eucalyptus nitens plantations in Tasmania; Tasforests
Post-copulatory male behaviour, sperm precedence and multiple mating in a solitary parasitoid wasp; Animal Behaviour
Potato diseases: Success and threat
Pre-adult development of Phytoseiulus persimilis on diets of Tetranychus urticae and Tetranychus lintearius: implications for the biological control of Ulex europaeus; Experimental and Applied Acarology
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
Rapid screening of Eucalyptus globulus genotypes for increased Autumn Gum Moth, Mnesampela privata, resistance using a tent bioassay; Annual Meeting CRC Sustainable Production Forestry
Recolonisation of Insects into Eucalyptus Plantations following Spraying with A-Cypermethrin and Spinosad; 34th Australian Entomological Society/6th Invertebrate Biodiversity & Conservation Combined Conference
Reducing the chemical footprint when managing chrysomelid leaf beetles in eucalypt plantations: lethal trap trees; ICE 2008, XXIII International Congress of Entomology
Relationships of the Ross River virus (Togoviridae: Alphavirus) vector, Aedes camptorhynchus (Thomson) (Diptera: Culicidae), to biotic and abiotic factors in saltmarshes of south-eastern Tasmania, Australia: a preliminary study; Australian Journal of Entomology
Reproductive biology of the parasitoid guild associated with larval Chrysophtharta agricola (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae); 32nd Australian Entomological Society Conference
Reproductive ecology of Chrysoptharta agricola, a pest of eucalypt plantations in Tasmania; Australian Entomological Society 33rd AGM and Scientific Meeting
Resistance of Eucalyptus globulus to Autumn Gum Moth (AGM); CRC-SPF Workshop on Autumn Gum Moth - Host Preference Selection and Resistance. Gunns Limited: North Forest Products
Resistance to the thrips vectors of Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) in potato; Journal of Insect Science
Resource limitation, controphic ostracod density and larval mosquito development; PLoS One
Response of white-fringed weevil (Naupactus leucoloma) larvae to host plant roots and tubers; 43rd AGM & Scientific Conference and Australasian Arachnological Society 2012
Salt marshes of south-eastern Tasmania: biotic and abiotic factors and their relationship with the Ross River virus vector, Aedes camptorhynchus (Thomson) (Diptera: Culicidae); Ecological Society of Australia Conference
Seasonal flight activity, phenology and physiological status of the major establishment pests of Eucalyptus nitens plantations, Heteronyx dimidiata and H. crinitus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae); Australian Journal of Entomology
Selecting potential non-target species for host range testing of Eadya paropsidis; New Zealand Plant Protection
Sequential size assessment and multicomponent decision rules mediate aerial wasp contests; Animal Behaviour
Sex-biased parasitism of adult spring beetles, Heteronyx dimidiata and Heteronyx crinitus, by Tachinidae in Eucalyptus nitens plantations in Australia; Austral Entomology
Sexual Selection Under Scramble Competition: Mate Location and Mate Choice in the Eucalypt Leaf Beetle Chrysophtharta agricola (Chapuis) in the Field; Journal of Insect Behaviour
Soil characteristics in relation to the long-term efficacy of the biological control agent, the ragwort flea beetle (Longitarsus flavicornis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)) in Australia; Biological Control
Soil particle size and the pit morphology of the Australian ant-lions Myrmeleon diminutus and M. pictifrons (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae); Australian Journal of Zoology
Some like it soft, some like it hard: Palatability of Eucalyptus nitens seedlings to Heteronyx spp; Annual Meeting CRC Sustainable Production Forestry
Sperm utilisation strategies in a multiple-mating beetle: cryptic female choice or male manipulation?
Sub-species mapping of the invasive earwig, Forficula auricularia in Australian ecosystems; 43rd AGM & Scientific Conference and Australasian Arachnological Society 2012
Success® is an alternative to Dominex® for managing leaf beetles in eucalypt plantations; Entomology Strength in Diversity XXII International Congress of Entomology
Survival of larvae of the ragwort flea beetle, Longitarsus flavicornis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), in water-logged soil; Biocontrol Science and Technology
Susceptibility of Eucalyptus globulus to Mnesampela privata defoliation in relation to a specific foliar wax compound; Chemoecology
Temperature and developmental interactions in a multitrophic parasitoid guild; Australian Journal of Entomology
The Autumn Gum Moth sex pheromone - an elusive blend of alkatrienes; ANZSMS22
The biology of the phonotactic parasitoid, Homotrixa sp. (Diptera: Tachinidae), and its impact on the survival of male Sciarasaga quadrata (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) in the field; Ecological Entomology
The calling behaviour and spatial distribution of male bushcrickets (Sciarasaga quadrata) and their relationship to parasitism by acoustically orienting tachinid flies; Ecological Entomology
The compatibility of methoprene with the mosquito fungus Culicinomyces clavisporus; American Mosquito Control Association. Journal
The efficacy of biological control agents of gorse, Ulex europaeus L. (Fabaceae). In: Pilkington, L.J. (Ed); Australia and New Zealand Biocontrol Conference
The future IPM for leaf beetles: from lethal trap trees to attract-and-kill traps; IPMG and CRC for Forestry
The impact of gorse thrips, ryegrass competition and simulated grazing on the establishment and growth of gorse seedlings; 34th Australian Entomological Society/6th Invertebrate Biodiversity & Conservation Combined Conference
The impact of gorse thrips, ryegrass competition, and simulated grazing on gorse seedling performance in a controlled environment; Biological Control
The impact of the gorse spider mite, Tetranychus lintearius, on the growth and development of gorse, Ulex europaeus; Biological Control
The methodology for assessing the host range of a potential paropsine parasitoid Eadya paropsidis (Braconidae); New Zealand Plant Protection Society Annual Conference
The phenologies of Cotesia urabae, Dolichogenidea eucalypti (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and their host Uraba lugens (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in the Adelaide region; Australian Journal of Zoology
The phenology and impact of the gorse seed weevil, Exapion ulicis, on gorse, Ulex europaeus, in Tasmania; Biological Control
The potential of Eadya paropsidis from Tasmania as a biocontrol agent for Paropsis charybdis in NZ; 43rd AGM & Scientific Conference and Australasian Arachnological Society 2012
The potential of Eadya paropsidis from Tasmania as a biocontrol agent for Paropsis charybdis in NZ; New Zealand Plant Protection Conference
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 role of natural enemies in regulating populations of biocontrol agents on gorse (Ulex europaeus L); 14th Australian Weeds Conference
The Spatal and Temporal Impact of Endemic Natural Enemies on the Mortality of Chrysomelid Beetles in Eucalypt Plantations; XXI International Congress of Entomology
The spatial impact of endemic natural enemies upon survival of the southern eucalypt beetle; 32nd Australian Entomological Society Conference
The tomato potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Šulc, 1909) (Hemiptera: Triozidae): a review of the threat of the psyllid to Australian solanaceous crop industries and surveillance for incursions in potato crops; Austral Entomology
The utilisation of carcasses by Lucilia cuprina (Wiedemann) as a breeding site in Tasmania; Proceedings of the FLICS Conference
Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) vector thrips preference and oviposition performance in potato
Two new species of Homotrixa Villeneuve (Diptera: Tachinidae: Ormiini) from southwestern Australia, with data on biology and ecology; Australian Journal of Entomology
Variable transmission of Tomato spotted wilt virus by differing Australian populations of onion thrips (Thrips tabaci)
Vector mosquitoes increase generation time in the presence of competitors owing to resource limitation; 98th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America
What are the key factors affecting the efficacy of the ragwort flea beetle in its control of ragwort?; 12th Australian Weeds Conference Weed Management into the 21st Century: Do we know where we're going
What are the key factors affecting the efficacy of the ragwort flea beetle?; Australian Entomological Society 30th AGM and Scientific Conference 'Insects in the Australian Environment'
Whose Cues? Mixed-Species Aggregation in Ladybirds: Physiology, Behaviour and Chemistry; International Chemical Ecology Conference

Research Projects

Assessing Damage To Newly Established Eucalyptus Nitens Plantations In Tasmania by Melolonthine Beetles (Scarabaeidae:Coleoptera): Should Browsing Mammals get all the Blame?; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Beetle Aggregation Research; University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)
Biology of the fireblight beetle, Pyrgoides orphana, a defoliator of silver wattle; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Chemical Ecology of Ross River Virus Vectors; University of Western Australia (UWA)
Design of communication gateways for micro-sensing devices deployable on insects; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Enhancing Biological and Silvicultural Control of Forest Pests.; Forests and Forest Industry Council of Tasmania (FFIC)
Evaluation of Efficacy of Stem-Injected Imidacloprid for Protecting Foliage of Plantation Eucalypts from Chrysomelid Leaf Beetles; Forestry Tasmania (FT)
Evaluation of New Pyrethrin Synergists on Agriculturally Significant Insect Species; Botanical Resources Australia Pty Ltd (BRAPL)
Factors Affecting Establishment and Efficacy of Ragwort Flea Beetle, Longitarus Flavicornis (Stephens), in the Biological Control of Ragwort in Tasmania; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Gum Leaf Skeletoniser (Uraba lugens): Biological Control; Ensis (ENSIS)
Host location in sound orienting parasitic flies and the evolution of acoustic mating systems; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Host Range Preferences of the Parasitoid Cotesia urabae; Scion New Zealand Forest Research Institute Limited (SCION)
Improving European earwig management in pome and cherry orchards through use of pheromones; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Improving Management of White-Fringed Weevils in Potatoes; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Info-chemicals for the environmentally Sustainable Management of Autumn Gum Moth and Scarab Beetle Pests of Bluegum Plantations; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Monitoring psyllids and psyllid predators in Australian potato crops; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Native Psyllid Populations and the Distribution of Candidatus Phytoplasma Australiense; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Parasitoid Species Collection; Scion New Zealand Forest Research Institute Limited (SCION)
Program 4.2-Biodiversity; CRC Forestry Ltd (CRCF)
Sperm utilisation strategies in a multiple-mating beetle: cryptic female choice or male manipulation?; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Sub-species Mapping of the Invasive Earwig, Forficula auricularia in Australian Ecosystems; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Surveillance of tomato potato psyllid in the Eastern States and South Australia; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
The Ecology and Epidemiology of Ross River Virus Mosquitoes in Tasmanian Salt Marshes: Applications for Aedes Camptorhynchus Thomson (Diptera: Culicidae) Management ; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
The Viability, Parasite Load and Genetic Diversity of the Introduced Bumble Bee in Tasmania; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Beetle aggregation research
Biological Control of Paropsis charybdis in New Zealand
Gum Leaf Skeletoniser (Uraba lugens); Biological Control
Host relationships of the proposed biocontrol agent for New Zealand, Eadya paropsidis
Medical Entomology Support - PhD Student Raylea Parr
microSensing Technologies
Mobile Autonomous Platforms: An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and an Autonomous Boat for environmental sensing
Preliminary scoping of infochemicals used in ladybird aggregation
Insect-Plant Chemical Ecology Network

Research Candidate Supervision

Assessing Damage to Newly Established Eucalyptus Nitens Plantations in Tasmania by Melolenthine Beetles (Scarboeidae Coleoptera)
Biology of Fireblight Beetle, Acacicola Orphana (Erichson) (Coleptra; Chrysomelidae), Defoliator of Acacia Dealbata (Link.)
Design of communication gateways for micro-sensing devices deployable on insects
Eucalyptus globulus leaf chemistry and variation to insect attack
Evaluation of Potential Pyrethrum Synergists on Agriculturally Significant Insect Species
Factors affecting establishment and efficacy of ragwort flea beetle, Longitarsus flavicornis (Stephens), in the biological control of ragwort, Senecio jacobaea L., in Tasmania
Insect Floral Visitors and their Behavior in Hybrid Carrot Seed Crops in Tasmania
Plant - Insect Interactions
Reproductive ecology of Chrysophtharta agricola (Chapuis) (Coleoptera- Chrysomelidai)
Salinity, Biotic Interactions and the Ecology and Epidemiology of Ross River Virus Vectors in South-eastern Tasmania
The biology, ecology and biocontrol of eucalypt leaf beetles in Tasmanian forests
The Chemical Ecology, Genetics and Impact of the European Earwig in Apple and Cherry Orchards
The Chemical, Endosymbiont and Parasite Ecology of Mixed Species Ladybird Aggregation Behaviour
The Ecology and Habitat Requirements for Saproxylic Beetles Native to Tasmanian Wet Eucalypt Forests- Potential Impacts of Commercial Forestry Practices
The Efficacy of Biological Control Agents of Gorse, Ulex europeaus L., in Tasmania
The Larval Parasitoid Guild of Chrysophtharta agricola (Coleoptera- Chrysomelidae)- Host-parasitoid Ecological and Developmental Interactions
Thrips Vectors and Resistance to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV) in Potato