Tag: pests

  1. Biology of the babushkas

    Words: Samantha Ward As the name suggests, at the Pest & Environmental Adaptation Research Group we are interested in pest species and enjoy investigating novel approaches to sustainably control such organisms. I began my PhD at PEARG in 2016 studying parasitoid wasps; A group of wasps that lay their eggs inside or onto other arthropods. […]

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/05/10/biology-of-the-babushkas

  2. Ambiguous literature | kdr triple resistance mutation – Where has it really been found?

    Editors note: This article is direct from our internal research diary Words: Nancy M. Endersby-Harshman The purpose of this article is to recommend very careful reading and analysis of the literature relating to sodium channel mutations in Aedes aegypti and equal care in writing about them. I have uncovered some confusion in the mosquito literature […]

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/05/04/ambiguos-literature-kdr-triple-resistance-mutation-where-has-it-really-been-found

  3. Rapid evolution in insect pest species

    Off the back of a review Ary wrote last year in Current Opinion in Insect Science, a less technical and more digestible summary is now available (sans pay-wall) at Science Trends. A Quote from the Science Trends article to grab your interest: Evolutionary changes often occur when pest species invade new areas where they have […]

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/04/30/rapid-evolution-in-insect-pest-species

  4. Fresh publications!

    Climate contributes to the evolution of pesticide resistance | James Maino, Paul Umina, Ary Hoffmann     Abstract The evolution of pesticide resistance through space and time is of great economic significance to modern agricultural production systems, and consequently, is often well documented. It can thus be used to dissect the evolutionary and ecological processes […]

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/02/19/fresh-publications

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