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Dr Joe Roberts

BSc (Hons) MSc PhD FRES

Lecturer in Entomology and Integrated Pest Management

I am an applied insect chemical ecologist whose expertise lies at the interface of ecology, biology and chemistry. My research focuses on using insect and plant derived semiochemicals to develop novel tools for sustainable management of phytophagous insect pests in global agricultural environments. I am also interested in developing data-driven approaches to inform integrated pest management decisions in horticultural production systems.

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

  • Global food security
  • Integrated pest management (IPM)
  • Plant-insect interactions
  • Anti-herbivore plant defence strategies
  • Insect behaviour
  • Data-driven IPM



Academic Department: Agriculture and Environment

Tel: 01952 815534

Twitter: @Dr_Joe_Roberts

Office: Jean Jackson Entomology Building

Research profile: ORCID


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