Knowledge for a sustainable world

Research Group:
Chemical Ecology and Plant Biochemistry
  • Natural Pest Regulation in Orphan Crop Legumes in Africa (BBSRC-GCRF-SASSA) (2018-2021) (more…)
  • Environmentally Benign Combination Biopesticides - Transforming Pest Control in Chinese and UK Agriculture (Innovate UK -Agritech-Newton) (2019-2022)
  • Farmer research networks to evaluate sustainable agro-ecological crop protection using pesticidal plants (McKnight Foundation) (2017-2020) (more…)
  • Innovation For Improved Strawberry Pollination By Commercial Bumblebees Using Caffeine (BBSRC-IPA) (2017-2019) (more…)
  • The Dengue Vector Aedes aegypti: Microbiota and the Chemical Ecology of Oviposition Sites (MRC: 2016-2019)
  • Exploitation of interspecific signals to deter oviposition by spotted-wing drosophila (BBSRC; 2019-2022)
  • Auto-dissemination of Entomopathogenic Fungi for Sustainable Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila (Innovate UK; 2018-2021)
  • Identification of the sex pheromone of the newly-discovered Contarinia sp. near nastrutii (CARP; 2017-2020)
  • Development of a push-pull strategy against spotted wing drosophila (BBSRC-CTP, 2017-2021)
  • A semiochemical based strategy for control of red poultry mite (BEMB; 2018-2022).
  • Oviposition behaviour of Aedes aegypti (DTA 2017-2020)
  • IPM of Tree Fruit Pests and Diseases (AHDB; 2015-2020)
  • IPM of Strawberry Pests (AHDB; 2015-2020)
  • Understanding and developing methods for managing spotted wing drosophila (SWD) in the UK (AHDB; 2015-2020)
  • Reducing Contamination of Groundwater by Pesticides in Brazil (Innovate Newton; 2016-2019)
  • Biochemistry based selection and development of nutrient rich, weevil resistant sweet potato varieties in Uganda (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) (2014-2018)
  • CocoaPOP: Cocoa Pollination for Optimised Production (EC-Africa Caribbean Pacific Science and Technology Programme) (2013-2017). (More…)
  • Application of General Repellents Against Agricultural Pests (2016-2017)
  • Early Attractants for the Major New Fruit Dropsophilia suzukii, a Super Lure (2016-2017)
  • Harnessing Agricultural Ecosystem Biodiversity in small holder farming (Darwin Initiative) (2015-2017) (more…)
  • OPTIONS, Optimising Pesticidal Plants: Technology Innovation Outreach and Networks (EC-Africa Caribbean Pacific Science and Technology Programme)(2013-2017) (more…)
  • Medicine or poison? Consequences of floral chemistry and bee pathogens for bee performance and pollination (2013-2017)
  • New biofumigation-based approaches to sustainable control of soil-borne pathogens (2011-2015) (more...)
  • Toxic nectar and pollen: impacts on flower-visiting mutualists and antagonists and the role of invasion success (2011-2014)
  • Development of improved methods for detection, control and eradication of pine wood nematode in support of EU Plant Health policy (2011-2014) (more...)
  • Sex Pheromone Trap for Blackberry Leaf Midge (2010-2012) (more...)
  • Improved pest and disease management in blackcurrant (2010-2015) (more...)
  • African Dryland Alliance for Pesticidal Plant Technologies: A network for optimising and promoting the use of indigenous botanical knowledge for food security and poverty alleviation in Africa (2010-2013) (more…)
  • Biocontrol & Selective Physical Controls in Integrated Management of Pear Sucker (2008-2012) (more....)
  • Safe control of mirid pests on cocoa in West Africa (2007-2011) (more....)
  • Pheromone Technology for Management of Capsid Pests to Reduce Pesticide Use in Horticultural Crops (2007-2010) (more...)
  • The Southern Africa Pesticidal Plants Project (SAPP): Caesalpinioid Woodlands of Southern Africa: Optimising the Indigenous Use of Pesticidal Plants (2007-2011)
  • Integrated Pest and Disease Management for high quality protected raspberry production (2006-2011) (more...)
  • Biofumigant crops as replacements for methyl bromide soil sterilisation in sustainable strawberry production (2006-2010) (more...)
  • The chemical diversity of midge pheromones (2006-2009) (more...)
  • Tsetse.org - all you need to know about tsetse but were afraid to ask.