Boyd Mori, PhD

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

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

Awards

Early Career Research and Leadership Award, International Branch, Entomological Society of America (2018)

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-plant interactions – to identify key interactions that may lead to the development of alternative management strategies. 

Announcements

Graduate Student Openings

We will have several openings for potential graduate students in the upcoming months. If interested, please email me indicating your interests, a current CV and unofficial transcripts.

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.

Winter Term 2021
PL SC 310 - Insect Pests in Cropping Systems

Introduction to the principles and practices of insect management within cropping systems, with emphasis on insect management in western Canadian field crops. Topics include methods of sampling and monitoring, monitoring and forecasting methods, estimating yield losses, economic thresholds, role of beneficial insects and integrated pest management strategies. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Fall Term 2020
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.

Winter Term 2021

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Publications

Examining population structure of a bertha armyworm, Mamestra configurata (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), outbreak in western North America: Implications for gene flow and dispersal
Author(s): Erlandson MA*, Mori BA*, Coutu C, Holowachuk J, Olfert O, Gariepy TD & Hegedus DD
Publication: PLOS One
Volume: 14
Issue: 6
Page Numbers: e0218993
External Link: https://tinyurl.com/y2f7585r
A new species of Contarinia Rondani (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) that induces flower galls on canola in the Canadian Prairies
Author(s): Mori BA, Andreassen L, Heal JD, Dupuis JR, Soroka J & Sinclair BJ
Publication: The Canadian Entomologist
Volume: 151
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 131-148
External Link: https://tinyurl.com/y3rryged
Enhanced yeast feeding following mating facilitates control of the invasive fruit pest Drosophila suzukii
Author(s): Mori BA, Whitener AB, Leinweber Y, Revadi S, Beers EH, Witzgall P & Becher PG
Publication: Journal of Applied Ecology
Volume: 54
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 170-177
External Link: https://tinyurl.com/y3fzhfwy
Mating disruption of Coleophora deauratella (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae) using laminate flakes in red clover seed production fields.
Author(s): Mori BA & Evenden ML
Publication: Pest Management Science
Volume: 71
Issue: 8
Page Numbers: 1149-1157
External Link: https://tinyurl.com/y5m4mgo8
Factors affecting pheromone-baited trap capture of Coleophora deauratella, an invasive pest of clover in Canada
Author(s): Mori BA & Evenden ML
Publication: Journal of Economic Entomology
Volume: 106
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 844-854
External Link: https://tinyurl.com/y3unsmha
When mating disruption does not disrupt mating: Fitness consequences of delayed mating in moths.
Author(s): Mori BA & Evenden ML
Publication: Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata
Volume: 146
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 50-65
External Link: https://tinyurl.com/yxkvo62z