Boyd Mori, PhD, FRES

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept

Pronouns: he/him

Contact

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
Email
bmori@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-6412
Address
4-16C Agriculture/Forestry Centre
9011 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2P5

Overview

About

Education

PDF - Insect Behaviour and Chemical Ecology - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden

PhD - Ecology - University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Previous Position

Research Scientist - Insect Ecology - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


Research

My research is focused on the development of integrated pest management (IPM) for insect pests in field and horticultural agroecosystems. Specifically, my research strives to provide growers with sustainable pest control strategies that reduces the reliance on insecticides and conserves beneficial species (i.e. natural enemies and pollinators). To this end, I meld basic and applied research incorporating behavioural, chemical, and molecular ecology to understand and exploit the biology of insect pests, their host plants and natural enemies. Currently, I have three major focal areas: 1) chemical ecology – to develop insect monitoring and management tools; 2) population genetics – to track insect invasions and dispersal/migration of insect pests; 3) insect-insect and insect-plant interactions – to identify key interactions that may lead to the development of alternative management strategies. 

Courses

AFNS 595 - Integrated Crop Protection

Integrated agronomic, mechanical, biological, and chemical control of insects, disease organisms, and weeds that interfere with field crop and horticultural crop production. Not to be taken if credit received for PL SC 495. Prerequisites: ENT 222, PL SC 352, and PL SC 380; one course may be taken as a corequisite, or consent of the instructor.


PL SC 495 - Integrated Crop Protection

Integrated agronomic, mechanical, biological, and chemical control of insects, disease organisms and weeds that interfere with field crop and horticultural crop production. Prerequisites: ENT 222, PL SC 352, and PL SC 380; one course may be taken as a corequisite.


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