Ms Tania Pogue

MSc student


Zoology and Entomology
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Research Profiles

Primary Supervisor
Chris Weldon

My research focuses on the behaviour and physiology of pest species, particularly that of tephritid fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae). My previous research focused on 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).


FABI ends the year in style

FABIans took a break from their research activities and dressed up to attend the annual Year End Function hosted at the Future Africa Campus on 18 November.