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Section Board for 'Crop Protection, Diseases, Pest and Weeds' (22)

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Dr. Anna Andolfi
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Complesso Universitario Monte S. Angelo Via Cintia 4, I-80126 Naples, Italy
Interests: isolation and structure elucidation of bioactive natural compounds from microorganisms and plants; chromatographic techniques; chemical derivatization; analytical and spectroscopic techniques
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Dr. Tatiana Soares da Costa
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Department of Biochemistry and Genetics, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Interests: herbicides; enzymes; lysine biosynthesis; amino acids
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Lima
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Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy
Interests: plant pathology; biological control; integrated control; biocontrol agents; soil borne pathogens; postharvest diseases
Prof. Dr. Stanislav Trdan
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Department of Agronomy, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: agricultural entomology and zoology; IPM; biological control; alternative methods of pest control
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Dr. Francesco Vinale
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Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Productions, University of Naples Federico II, 80138 Naples, Italy
Interests: secondary metabolites; Trichoderma; biocontrol; plant growth promotion; disease resistance; metabolome; beneficial microbe consortia
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Prof. Dr. Florence Fontaine
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Research Unit on Plant Induce Resistance and Bioprotection, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), RIBP USC INRAe 1488, 51687 Reims Cedex 2, France
Interests: viticulture; plant physiology; plant pathology; plant-pathogen interaction
Dr. Niels Holst
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Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Forsøgsvej 1, 4200 Slagelse, Denmark
Interests: ecological modelling; software design; integrated pest management
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Prof. Dr. Timothy L. Grey
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Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, University of Georgia, Tifton, GA 31973, USA
Interests: pesticide dissipation; vegetables, tree nut, physiological crop and weed responses to herbicides
Dr. Mercè Llugany
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Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, 08193 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: biotic and abiotic stresses; metal-hyperaccumulating plants; biostimulants; heavy metal stress; aluminium stress; phytohormones; salinity stress; drought stress; flooding; functional foods; selenium; crop Biofortification
Dr. Vittorio Venturi
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International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Trieste, Italy
Interests: cell-cell signalling in bacteria; quorum sensing in bacteria; plant-bacteria interactions
Prof. Dr. Roy Kennedy
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Pershore College, Warwickshire College Group, Pershore WR10 3JP, UK
Interests: plant diseases; asymptomatic detection of plant pathogens; integrated pest and disease management; antibody detection systems; agronomy of horticultural crops
Dr. Maria Dolores Osuna Ruiz
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Ctr Sci & Technol Res Extremadura CICYTEX, Badajoz 06187, Spain
Interests: weed control; the efficacy of herbicides both in the field and in the greenhouse; the level of resistance to herbicides from a physiological, biochemical and molecular point of view
Dr. Luis Antonio de Avila
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Department of Crop Protection, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
Interests: weed science; herbicide physiology; weed resistance; weed biology and ecology; climate change; environmental stresses; rice weed management; rice crop management; environmental fate of pesticides
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Prof. Dr. Artur Alves
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CESAM-Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: plant pathology; fungi; taxonomy; biological control; plant-microbe interactions
Dr. Catello Pane
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Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l’Analisi dell’Economia Agraria, Centro di Ricerca Orticoltura e Florovivaismo, via Cavalleggeri 25, I-84098 Pontecagnano Faiano (SA), Italy
Interests: plant pathology; biological control of plant diseases; digital tools applied to plant disease management; ecology of soil-borne plant disease; sustainable disease management; suppressive soil amendments; antagonistic microbial strains
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Prof. Dr. Roberto Mancinelli
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Department of Agriculture and Forest Sciences (DAFNE), University of Tuscia, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
Interests: crop production; crop protection; weed control; agricultural systems and management; environment and climate change in agriculture; greenhouse gas emissions
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Prof. Dr. Nieves Goicoechea
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Plant Stress Physiology Group, Department of Environmental Biology, Schools of Sciences and Pharmacy and Nutrition, Universidad de Navarra, Associated to CSIC (EEAD, Zaragoza, ICVV, Logroño), Pamplona, Spain
Interests: mycorrhizal fungi; nutritional quality; phytopathology; plant physiology; symbiosis
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Dr. Azucena González Coloma
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Institute of Agricultural Sciences (ICA), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Serrano 115-dpdo., 28006 Madrid, Spain
Interests: discovery, chemistry, optimization and biotechnological production of botanical and fungal (endophytes) biopesticides
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Prof. Dr. David Guest
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School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Interests: plant-pathogen interactions; plant defence; phytoalexins, hypersensitive cell death; Phytophthora; integrated disease management
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Dr. Vicente Navarro-Llopis
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Centro de Ecología Química Agrícola, Instituto Agroforestal del Mediterráneo, Universitat Politècnica de València, Edificio 6C, Camino de Vera s/n, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: chemical ecology; pheromone; semiochemical; mating disruption
Dr. Rosario Nicoletti
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Council for Agricultural Research and Economics. Current address: Department of Agricultural Sciences, Universiy of Naples Federico II, Via Università 100, 80055 Portici, Italy
Interests: bioactive metabolites; drug discovery; endophytes; marine-facultative fungi; Penicillium; plant pathology; biological control of plant diseases; plant microbiomes
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Prof. Dr. David Pimentel *
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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Interests: basic population ecology; genetics; ecological and economic aspects of pest control; biological control; energy use and conservation; genetic engineering; sustainable agriculture; soil and water conservation; natural resource management and environment
* Deceased
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