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Section Board for 'Crop Protection, Diseases, Pest and Weeds' (35)

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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: secondary metabolites in plant-pathogen interaction; natural substances with biological activity; chromatographic techniques, spectroscopic methods
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Dr. Qingjun Wu
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Department of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
Interests: insecticide resistance; resistance mechanisms; entomological toxicology; thrips; integrated pest management; insect-virus interaction
Dr. Thomas Thomidis
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Department of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, International Hellenic University of Thessaloniki, 57400 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: predicting models to forecast plant diseases; evaluation of the genetic resistance of varieties and rootstocks to plant pathogens; evaluation of chemical control methods against plant pathogens; studies in epidemiology of plant pathogens
Prof. Dr. Wenqing Zhang
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School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
Interests: plant-insect interaction; rice insect pests; biocontrol
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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; secondary metabolites; plant-microbe interactions
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Prof. Dr. Renata Bažok
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Department for Agricultural Zoology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, Svetosimunska 25, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: western corn rootworm; wireworms; pests of sugar beet; pests of potato and Brassica crops; insect pest resistance to pesticides; other pests of field and vegetable crops; side effects of insecticides (beneficial organisms and ecotoxicology); integrated pest management; biological and botanical insecticides
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Prof. Dr. Geraldo Andrade Carvalho
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Department of Entomology, Universidade Federal de Lavras-UFLA, P.O. Box 3037, Lavras 37200-900, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Interests: IPM; biological control and pesticides; selectivity; botanical insecticides; chemical control
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Prof. Dr. Filippo De Curtis
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Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy
Interests: plant pathology; biological control; sustainable and integrated control; biocontrol agents; postharvest diseases
Dr. Peter Dracatos
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Plant Breeding Institute, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Interests: disease resistance; cereal rust pathogen diversity and evolution; mutational genomics
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
Prof. Dr. Frederic Francis
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Laboratory of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liège, 25030 Gembloux, Belgium
Interests: insect; host plant; predators - parasites interactions; pest biological control; edible insects
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Dr. Azucena González Coloma
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Research Scientist, Head of Biopesticide Group (ICA-CSIC), Madrid, Spain
Interests: discovery, chemistry, optimization and biotechnological production of botanical and fungal (endophytes) biopesticides
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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
Prof. Dr. David Guest
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School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Interests: plant-pathogen interactions; plant defence; phytoalexins, hypersensitive cell death; Phytophthora; integrated disease management
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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. 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
Prof. Dr. Oscar E. Liburd
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Department of Entomology and Nematology, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Interests: surveillance and monitoring of agricultural pests; biological control of agricultural pests in fruits and vegetables; assessing the impact of pesticides on non-target organisms; using cultural techniques and low in-put agriculture for small farmers
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
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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Dr. Maria Dolores Osuna Ruiz
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Ctr Sci & Technol Res Extremadura CICYTEX, 06187 Badajoz, 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. Sabrina Palmano
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Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection – Italian National Research Council | CNR, Strada delle Cacce, 73. Torino 10135, Italy
Interests: phytoplasmas; plant pathology; diagnosis; plant/pathogen interactions; transcriptomics; proteomics
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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Dr. Emmanouil Roditakis
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Associate Professor of Agricultural Entomology and Pharmacology, Department of Agriculture, School of Agricultural Sciences, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Stavromenos PC 71410, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Interests: pest management; insecticide resistance; biological control; IPM; IRM; insect behavior; entomopathogens; vector control
Prof. Dr. Peer Schenk
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School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Interests: microalgae; microalgal biotechnology; industrial microbiology; algal cultivation; algal harvesting and processing; algae food; biofuels; genetic engineering; algae biorefinery
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Prof. Dr. Stanislav Trdan
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Department of Agronomy, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Jamnikarjeva 101, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: control of field crop pests; control of field vegetable pests; IPM; biological control; alternative methods of pest control
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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
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. Alessandro Vitale
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Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 100, 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: plant diseases; phytopathogenic fungi; plant protection; biological control agents
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Prof. Dr. Manqun Wang
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Insect Chemical Ecology Lab, College of Plant Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China
Interests: insect behavior; chemical communication; odorant-binding proteins; tritrophic interaction; plant volatiles; induced plant defense; semiochemicals
Prof. Dr. Jiye Yan
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Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Beijing 100097, China
Interests: plant fungal diseases; genomics; plant-microbe interaction; fungal taxonomy; fungal disease management
Prof. Dr. Lan Zhang
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Department of Pesticide Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 100193 Beijing, China
Interests: omics; resistance development and evolution; receptor mutation; detoxification enzyme
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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. 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. Eduardo de la Pena
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Department of Plants and Crops, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Interests: tropical agriculture; Agroforestry; fruit crops; Entomology; crop protection; Agroecology
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