Publications

  1. & Pine processionary moth (Thaumetopoea pityocampa, Lepidoptera: Thaumetopoeidae) larvae are highly susceptible to the entomopathogenic fungi Metarhizium brunneum and Beauveria bassiana. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 1-12.
  2. & An innovative strategy for control of the chestnut weevil Curculio elephas (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) using Metarhizium brunneum. Crop Protection 102, 147-153.
  3. & Metarhizium brunneum Blastospore Pathogenesis in Aedes aegypti Larvae: Attack on Several Fronts Accelerates Mortality. PLOS Pathogens 12(7), e1005715
  4. & Effect of stress on heat shock protein levels, immune response and survival to fungal infection of Mamestra brassicae larvae. Journal of Insect Physiology 96, 53-63.
  5. & Differential Pathogenicity of Metarhizium Blastospores and Conidia Against Larvae of Three Mosquito Species. Journal of Medical Entomology 54(3), 696-704.

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Supervision

  • Bioactive volatile and secretory metabolites of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Dan Eastwood
  • ''Development of Metarhizium brunneum for control of mosquito larvae'' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr James Bull
  • 'Semiochemical sprays "flush out" Western Flower Thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) from cryptic habits and improve monitoring and control' (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Rory Wilson
  • An investigation into adaptation and host range evolution in entomopathogenic fungi (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Dan Eastwood
  • Novel products and strategies for wireworm control in potatoes (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr James Bull
  • The Development of Novel IPM Wireworm Programs for France (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Mr Robert Wilson
  • Interrogating the potential immune-modulating properties of Cordyceps sinensis (caterpillar mushroom) using the insect model, Galleria mellonella, for gut-related pathobiology (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Christopher Coates
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Joel Loveridge

Research Groups

  • Biocontrol and Natural Products (BANP)

    We study the potential of organisms, particularly fungi and microalgae, to provide biomass and novel compounds (including chemical feedstocks, therapeutics and nutraceuticals), and act as agents for biocontrol and bioremediation.