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Section Board for 'Pest and Disease Management' (15)

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Dr. Emily A. Poppenborg Martin
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. Paul-andré Calatayud
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. Estefania Carrillo-Perdomo
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
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. Tito Caffi
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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Dr. Julien Levy
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. 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. Luca Ruiu
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 GMO´s and/or biopesticides on non-targets
Dr. Robert P. Larkin
United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, New England Plant, Soil, and Water Laboratory, Orono, Maine,04469 USA
Interests: plant pathology; biological control; cultural control; cropping systems; sustainable agriculture; soil health; soil microbiology
Dr. Catalina Egea-Gilabert
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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Prof. Dr. Andrea Sciarretta
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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
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. Marie-Stéphane Tixier
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
Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Turnau
Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 7, 30-387, Kraków, Poland
Interests: mycorrhizal; plant endophytes; heavy metals; bioremediation; biodegradation; sustainable agriculture
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