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Dr Joe Roberts


Lecturer in Entomology and Integrated Pest Management

Dr Joe Roberts is an applied entomologist with a PhD in invertebrate chemical ecology from Harper Adams University (UK) whose expertise sits at the interface of biology, chemistry and agriculture.

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Applied Biologists - Member
  • International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control (IOBC) - Member
  • International Society of Chemical Ecology - Member
  • Royal Entomological Society - Fellow

Researcher Profile

Dr Joe Roberts has a varied research portfolio that ranges from studying insect behaviour to developing artificial intelligence powered monitoring tools and quantifying pesticide use through updated metrics. The primary focus of this portfolio is to better understand plant-insect interactions and develop novel crop protection tools that are compatible with the principles of integrated pest management to reduce synthetic insecticide use. This works toward helping achieve Goal 2 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals: End Hunger, Achieve Food Security and Improved Nutrition and Promote Sustainable Agriculture.

Academic Department: Agriculture and Environment

Tel: 01952 815534

Twitter: @Dr_Joe_Roberts

Office: Jean Jackson Entomology Building

Research profile: ORCID


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Additional Information

Dr Joe Roberts is a trustee of the Royal Entomological Society and committee member of the Association of Applied Biology Integrated Pest Management specialist group.


You can contact Dr Joe Roberts if you would like to discuss any of the following course modules:



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