Professor Tariq Butt
Personal Chair
Biosciences
Telephone: (01792) 295374
Room: Academic Office - 142
First Floor
Wallace Building
Singleton Campus

Publications

  1. & Combined use of the entomopathogenic fungus, Metarhizium brunneum , and the mosquito predator, Toxorhynchites brevipalpis, for control of mosquito larvae: Is this a risky biocontrol strategy?. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
  2. & Pine processionary moth (Thaumetopoea pityocampa, Lepidoptera: Thaumetopoeidae) larvae are highly susceptible to the entomopathogenic fungi Metarhizium brunneum and Beauveria bassiana. Biocontrol Science and Technology 27(10), 1168-1179.
  3. & An innovative strategy for control of the chestnut weevil Curculio elephas (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) using Metarhizium brunneum. Crop Protection 102, 147-153.
  4. & Metarhizium brunneum Blastospore Pathogenesis in Aedes aegypti Larvae: Attack on Several Fronts Accelerates Mortality. PLOS Pathogens 12(7), e1005715
  5. & 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.

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Supervision

  • Endophytic insect pathogenic fungi: Insights into plant-fungus signaling mechanisms. (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Almudena Ortiz-Urquiza
    Other supervisor: Dr Almudena Ortiz-Urquiza
  • '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
  • Optimising the impact of semiochemicals for thrips monitoring and control. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Joel Loveridge
  • 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
  • ''Development of Metarhizium brunneum for control of mosquito larvae'' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr James Bull
  • Bioactive volatile and secretory metabolites of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Dan Eastwood

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.