Prof Chris Weldon

Associate Professor


Zoology and Entomology
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I lead the Flies of Economic Significance Research Group in the Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria, which conducts research on the behaviour, ecology and physiology of flies (Insecta: Diptera) that affect human activities in southern Africa. Results from these studies inform sustainable management practices that can reduce reliance on pesticides, but may also facilitate the beneficial use of flies.

I also work on the biology and management of other insect pests to provide solutions to agriculture industries that maximise their productivity.

For more details about my research interests and students, visit my profile on the website of the Department of Zoology and Entomology

PhD, University of Sydney

BEnvSc (Hons), University of Newcastle, Australia


In the Department of Zoology and Entomology, I coordinate and teach in ZEN 365 Applied entomology and ZEN 707 Integrated pest management in Africa. I also contribute to teaching in ZEN 361 Physiological processes and present a theme on insect physiological ecology in ZEN 704 Environmental physiology.