Ms Tania Pogue
Zoology and Entomology
My research focuses on the behaviour and physiology of pest species, particularly that of tephritid fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae). My previous research focused on the reproductive behaviour and remating inhibition of various fruit fly species. My current research explores the physiological and abiotic correlates to lure responses of South African fruit flies. My research is applicable to the control of these pests, with relevance to methods such as the sterile insect technique (SIT) and the male annihilation technique (MAT).