Section Editors

Section Board for 'Pest and Disease Management' (40)

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Prof. Dr. Christos Athanassiou
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Laboratory of Entomology and Agricultural Zoology, Crop Production and Rural Environment, Department of Agriculture, University of Thessaly, Nea Ionia, Magnessia, Greece
Interests: pheromones and semiochemicals; insect parasitoids; population ecology; sampling and trapping; invasive biology; integrated pest management; microbial control; chemical control
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Dr. Eliseu José Guedes Pereira
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Department of Entomology, Federal University of Viçosa, 36570-900 Viçosa, MG, Brazil
Interests: integrative plant-insect interactions; pest management; entomology; plant resistance; genetically modified crops; sustainable food production
Prof. Dr. Pedro Talhinhas
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Linking Landscape, Environment, Agriculture and Food (LEAF), Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa, Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-017 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: plant pathology; mycology; plant-microbe interactions; Colletotrichum; Pucciniales; lupin; olive; coffee
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Dr. Emily A. Poppenborg Martin
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Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, University of Wuerzburg, 97074 Wuerzburg, Germany
Interests: community ecology; biodiversity; ecosystem services; agroecology; agricultural landscapes; biological pest control; trophic interactions
Dr. Colm Carraher
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Plant and Food Research, Auckland 1025, New Zealand
Interests: insect olfaction; biosensors; biochemistry
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Dr. Maria Céu Lavado da Silva
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Centro de Investigação das Ferrugens do Cafeeiro, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa, Oeiras, Portugal
Interests: plant pathology; plant–microbe interactions; coffee leaf rust; coffee berry disease; host defence responses; microbial mechanisms of pathogenicity
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Dr. Marie France Corio-Costet
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Department of Plant Health and Environment, French National Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), Paris, France
Interests: plant protection; pathogens; plant pathology; integrated pest management
Prof. Dr. Essaid Ait Barka
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Unité de Recherche EA 4707 Résistance Induite et Bioprotection des Plantes, Universite de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, 51100 Reims, France
Interests: pathogens; botrytis; biological control
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Dr. Betty Benrey
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Laboratory of Evolutionary Entomology, Institute of Biology, University of Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland
Interests: parasitoid ecology; plant domestication; plant-insect interactions
Prof. Dr. Francis Drummond
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School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469, USA
Interests: wild blueberry; pollination; genetics; ecology; pest ecology; simulation modeling; statistics; plant physiological ecology
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Dr. Victor Gaba
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Department of Plant Pathology and Weed Science, Agricultural Research Organization—The Volcani Center, Rishon LeZion 7505101, Israel
Interests: plant virology; plant tissue culture; plant genetic transformation
Prof. Dr. Victor Galea
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School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, The University of Queensland, Gatton, QLD 4343, Australia
Interests: Management of woody weeds in environmental and rangeland situations with synthetic herbicides and through development of bioherbicides; Fungal plant pathology; biocontrol systems; disease forecasting
Dr. Paul-andré Calatayud
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1. IRD, CNRS, University of Paris-Saclay, UMR Evolution, Genomes, Comportement et Ecologie, 91198 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
2. icipe (International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology), P.O. BOX 30772-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Interests: insect-plant interactions; parasitoid-insect interactions, chemical ecology, biological control, insects behaviour, host plant selection by insects
Dr. Ivan Hiltpold
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Agroscope, Route de Duillier 50, Case Postale 1012, 1260 Nyon 1, Switzerland
Interests: belowground ecology; crop protection; chemical ecology; insect behavior; plant defenses; trophic interactions; entomopathogens
Dr. Estefania Carrillo-Perdomo
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Agroécologie, AgroSup Dijon, INRAE, Univ. Bourgogne, Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté, F-21000 Dijon, France
Interests: plant genetics; quantitative genetics; comparative genomics; phytopathology; plant-pathogen interactions; plant resistance; defence mechanisms; resistance candidate genes
Prof. Dr. Malgorzata Jedryczka
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Department of Pathogen Genetics and Plant Resistance, Institute of Plant Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan, Poland
Interests: aeromycology; diseases of agricultural crops; decision support systems; molecular detection and identification of plant pathogens; microbial genetics; plant resistance to pathogens
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Dr. Yuba Kandel
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Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology,Iowa State University, USA
Interests: pest and disease management
Dr. Thorsten Kraska
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Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation & Field Lab Campus Klein-Altendorf, University of Bonn, 53359 Rheinbach, Germany
Interests: horticulture; vegetables; ornamental plants; growing substrates for sustainable plant production; growing substrates for sustainable plant production; stress physiology; plant phenotyping; plant pathology; plant protection; biorationals; biobased products; bioeconomy; Miscanthus; biomass plants; renewable resources
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Dr. Michel Lecoq
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French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development, CIRAD, F-34398 Montpellier, France
Interests: locusts; grasshoppers; locust control; locust biology; locust ecology
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Dr. Tito Caffi
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Department of Sustainable Crop Production, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Via Emilia Parmense, 84, 29122 Piacenza, Italy
Interests: plant disease epidemiology; biocontrol agents; botanicals; definition and validation of integrated strategies alternatives to PPP
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Dr. Julien Levy
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Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University,2133 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-2133, USA
Interests: plant pathology; plant-microbe interactions; plant-insect interactions; symbioses
Dr. Rohit Mago

Agriculture and Food, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Australia
Interests: wheat; cereal rusts; molecular markers; disease resistance
Dr. Andrea Liliana Clavijo McCormick
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School of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand
Interests: insect pheromones; plant volatiles; insect chemoreception and behaviour; plant-insect interactions; invasive species ecology; biological control; conservation biology
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Dr. Fabienne Micheli
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Genetic Improvement and Adaptation of Mediterranean and Tropical Plants (AGAP) Unit, Cirad, 34000 Montpellier, France
Interests: fruit quality; biotic and abiotic stress; omics; physiology
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Dr. Sergio Molinari
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Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, National Research Council of Italy (IPSP-CNR), Bari, Italy
Interests: plant immune system; healthy soil; beneficial microorganisms; biological control agents; plant parasites; sustainable plant protection
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Dr. Olivia Reynolds
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Charles Sturt Univ, Graham Ctr Agr Innovat, Orange, NSW, Australia
Interests: sterile insect technique; silicon and insect plant defence; fruit fly behaviour; ecology and management; biological control; landscape ecology; habitat manipulation; area wide
Dr. J. Antonio Cortinas Rguez
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CITACA, Agri-Food Research and Transfer Cluster, Faculty of Sciences, University of Vigo, 32002 Ourense, Spain
Interests: phenological behaviour; sustainability in areas of heroic viticulture; fertilization capacity and phytopathology in grapevine crops
Dr. Luca Ruiu
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Dipartimento di Agraria, Sezione di Patologia vegetale ed Entomologia, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Via Enrico de Nicola, 07100 Sassari (SS), Italy
Interests: integrated pest management; biological control; entomopathogenic microbials
Dr. Stefano Bedini
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Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa, Via del Borghetto 80, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Interests: entomology; biological control of insect pests; bioactivity of natural substances against insects of medical and agricultural interest; microbial insecticides; integrated pest management; mosquitoes; effects of GMOs and/or biopesticides on non-targets; halophytes; seed germination
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Dr. Robert P. Larkin
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United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, New England Plant, Soil, and Water Laboratory, Orono, ME 04469, USA
Interests: plant pathology; biological control; cultural control; cropping systems; sustainable agriculture; soil health; soil microbiology
Dr. Catalina Egea-Gilabert
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Department of Agricultural Engineering, Technical University of Cartagena, Paseo Alfonso XIII, 48, 30203 Cartagena, Spain
Interests: biochemistry; genetics and molecular biology; agricultural and biological sciences
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Prof. Dr. Andrea Sciarretta
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Department of Agriculture, Environmental and Food Sciences, University of Molise, Via de Sanctis 1, I-86100 Campobasso, Italy
Interests: plant protection; integrated pest management; spatial ecology of insect populations; pest monitoring and trapping
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Dr. Marco Scortichini
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Council for Agricultural Research and Economics-Research Centre for Olive, Fruit and Citrus Crops, Via di Fioranello, 52, I-00134 Roma, Italy
Interests: detection; host–plant interaction; taxonomy; field control strategies
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Dr. Roberto Sorrentino

Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l’Analisi dell’Economia Agraria (CREA), Centro di Ricerca Ceralicoltura e Colture industriali / Cereal and Industrial Crops Centre. Via Torrino, 2 - 81100 Caserta (CE) - Italy
Interests: plant pathology; crop production; plant virology; diagnostics
Prof. Dr. Siegrid Steinkellner
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Department of Crop Sciences, Institute of Crop Protection, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Konrad-Lorenz-Strasse 24, 3430 Tulln, Austria
Interests: plant pathology; Arbuscular Mycorrhiza; fungi; plant diseases and tillage
Prof. Dr. Marie-Stéphane Tixier
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Institute Agro-Montpellier SupAgro, UMR CBGP, Montpellier SupAgro, INRA, CIRAD, IRD, University of Montpellier, Campus International de Baillarguet, CS 30016, 34988 Montferrier-sur-Lez, cedex, Montpellier, France
Interests: plant protection; insect taxonomy; biological control; mites; Phytoseiidae; biodiversity management
Dr. Koki Toyota
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Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering (BASE), Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2-24-16 Naka, Koganei, Tokyo 1848588, Japan
Interests: soil; fertilizers; agrochemicals; organic matter; carbon cycle; climate change; environmental impact assessment; nematodes; biological control; diagnosis
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Dr. Ivo Toševski
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1. Department of Plant Pests, Institute for Plant Protection and Environment, Banatska 33, 11080 Zemun, Serbia
2. CABI, 1 Rue des Grillons, 2800 Delémont, Switzerland
Interests: classical biological control; plant-insect interaction; taxonomy; cryptic speciation; population biology; epidemiology and transmission of phytopathogenic agents; phytoplasma; quarantine pest; integrated pest management.
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Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Turnau
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Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 7, 30-387 Kraków, Poland
Interests: mycorrhizal; plant endophytes; heavy metals; bioremediation; biodegradation; sustainable agriculture
Dr. Antonios Zambounis
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Department of Deciduous Fruit Trees, Institute of Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources, Hellenic Agricultural Organization ‘Demeter’, Naoussa, Greece
Interests: biological and integrated control of plant pathogens; climate change; crop protection; defense genes; fungal genetics and genomics; metagenomics; molecular markers for disease resistance; oomycetes; plant pathology; plant-pathogen interactions
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