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Li GQ, Slippers B, Wingfield MJ, Chen SF. (2020) Variation in Botryosphaeriaceae from Eucalyptus plantations in YunNan Province in southwestern China across a climatic gradient. IMA Fungus 11(22) 10.1186/s43008-020-00043-x
Paap T, Wingfield MJ, Burgess TI, Hulbert JM, Santini A. (2020) Harmonising the fields of invasion science and forest pathology. NeoBiota 62:301-332. 10.3897/neobiota.62.52991 PDF
Gevers CR, Dittrich-Schroder D, Slippers B, Hurley BP. (2020) Interactions between hymenopteran species associated with gall-forming wasps: the Leptocybe invasa community as a case study. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 10.1111/afe.12413
Queffelec J, Allison JD, Greeff JM, Slippers B. (2020) Influence of reproductive biology on establishment capacity in introduced Hymenoptera species. Biological Invasions 10.1007/s10530-020-02375-6
Liu QL, Li JQ, Wingfield MJ, Duong TA, Wingfield BD, Crous PW, Chen SF. (2020) Reconsideration of species boundaries and proposed DNA barcodes for Calonectria. Studies in Mycology 10.1016/j.simyco.2020.08.001 PDF

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M.Sc. position: Use of entomopathogens in integrated pest management of forest insects pests

A M.Sc. position is available in FABI to investigate the use of entomopathogens for the control of insect pests in plantation forests. The use of entomopathogens as biopesticides has been effective in controlling various insect pests of economic concern. The study aims to characterize the diversity of B. bassiana and other entomopathogens in South Africa and determine their efficiency against selected insect pests of plantation trees. In addition, different application methods will be evaluated and the effect on relevant biological control agents will be assessed.

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