PDF - Insect Behaviour and Chemical Ecology - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden
PhD - Ecology - University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
Early Career Research and Leadership Award, International Branch, Entomological Society of America (2018)
Research Scientist - Insect Ecology - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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.
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.
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, monitoring, and forecasting, estimating yield losses, economic thresholds, role of beneficial insects and integrated pest management strategies. Prerequisite: *3 BIOL.
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.