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    Dr Tom Pope

    BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

    Reader in Entomology

    Teaching Duties

    • MSc – Insect Physiology and Behaviour, Commercial and Practical Biological Control, Plant Health Management Principles and Plant Health Management Practice, 

    Research Interests

    • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
    • Biological control
    • Biopesticides
    • Insect behaviour e.g. vine weevil and aphid parasitoids
    • Plant-insect interactions
    • Semiochemicals e.g. insect pheromones and plant produced volatiles

    Professional Memberships

    • Royal Entomological Society - Fellow
    • BCPC Expert Working Group - Pests and Beneficials - member
    • Insecticide Resistance Action Group (IRAG) - member
    • Association of Applied Biologists - member
    • International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control (IOBC) - member

    Academic Department: Agriculture and Environment

    Tel: 01952 815436

    Twitter: @ipm_tom

    Office: G07 Jubilee Adams, Tudor Lodge and NW Building

    Research profile: ORCID

    Research profile: ResearcherID.com

    Publications

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    Other publications

    • Forbes, T., Back, M., Brooks, A., Petrovskaya, N. B., Petrovskii, S., Pope, T. & Walters, K. F. A. (2021) Stability of patches of higher population density within the heterogenous distribution of the grey field slug Deroceras reticulatum in arable fields in the UK. Insects 12: 9
    • Morera-Margarit, P., Pope, T. W., Mitchell, C. & Karley, A. J. (2021) Could bacterial associations determine the success of weevil species? Annals of Applied Biology 178: 51-61
    • Forbes, E., Back, M. A., Brooks, A., Petrovskaya, N. B., Petrovskii, S. V., Pope, T. W. & Walters, K. F. A. (2020) Locomotor behaviour promotes stability of the patchy distribution of slugs in arable fields: Tracking the movement of individual Deroceras reticulatum. Pest Management Science 76: 2944-2952
    • Morera?Margarit, P., Karley, A. J., Mitchell, C., Graham, R. I. & Pope, T. W. (2020) Geographic origin may not influence vine weevil Otiorhynchus sulcatus (Fabricius) susceptibility to the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium brunneum (Petch). Biocontrol Science and Technology 30: 1018:1025
    • Bates, L. J., Pope, T. W. & Holland, J. M. (2020) Can a PCR assay of aphids caught in-crop on yellow sticky traps inform field level barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) risk assessment? Annals of Applied Biology 177: 178-183
    • Roberts, J. M., Bruce, T. J., Monaghan, J. M., Pope, T. W., Leather, S. R. & Beacham, A. M. (2020) Vertical farming systems bring new considerations for pest and disease management. Annals of Applied Biology 176: 226-232
    • Roberts, J. M., Kundun, J., Rowley, C., Hall, D. R., Douglas, P. & Pope, T. W. (2019) Electrophysiological and behavioral responses of vine weevil, Otiorhynchus sulcatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), adults to host plant odors. Journal of Chemical Ecology 45: 858-868
    • Roberts, J. M., Jahir, A., Graham, J. & Pope T. W. (2019) Catch me if you can: the influence of refuge / trap design, previous feeding experience, and semiochemical lures on vine weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) monitoring success. Pest Management Science 76: 553-560
    • Morera-Margarit, P., Bulgarelli, D., Pope, T., Graham, R., Mitchell, C. & Karley, A. J. (2019) The bacterial community associated with adult vine weevil, Otiorhynchus sulcatus Fabricius, UK populations growing on strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa), is dominated by Candidatus Nardonella. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 167: 186-196
    • Leather, S. R. & Pope, T. W. (2019) Botanical biopesticides – where to now? Outlooks in Pest Management 30: 75-77
    • Pope, T. W., Hough, G., Arbona, C., Roberts, H., Bennison, J., Buxton, J., Prince, G. & Chandler, D. (2018) Investigating the potential of an autodissemination system for managing populations of vine weevil, Otiorhynchus sulcatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) with entomopathogenic fungi. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 154: 79-84
    • Tercel, M., Veronesi, F. & Pope, T. W. (2018) Phylogenetic clustering of wingbeat frequency and flight-associated morphometrics across insect orders. Physiological Entomology 43: 149-157
    • Smith, G., Roberts, J. & Pope, T.W. (2018) Terpene based biopesticides as potential alternatives to synthetic insecticides for control of aphid pests on protected ornamentals. Crop Protection 110: 125-130
    • Rowley, C., Cherrill, A., Leather, S. R., Hall, D. R. & Pope, T. W. (2018) Factors affecting trap catch in pheromone-based monitoring of saddle gall midge Haplodiplosis marginata (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae). Pest Management Science 74: 406-412
    • Rowley, C., Cherrill, A. J., Leather, S. R., McCormack, A. W., Skarp, J. E. & Pope, T. W. (2017) PCR-based gut content analysis to identify arthropod predators of Haplodiplosis marginata Biological Control 115: 112-118
    • Rowley, C., Cherrill, A., Leather, S. R. & Pope, T. W. (2017) Degree-day based phenological forecasting model of saddle gall midge (Haplodiplosis marginata) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) emergence Crop Protection 102: 154-160
    • Forbes, E., Back, M., Brookes, A., Petrovskaya, N., Petrovskii, S., Pope, T. & Walters, K. (2017) Sustainable management of slugs in commercial fields: assessing the potential for targeting control measures Crop Production in Southern England 2017
    • Rowley, C., Pope, T.W., Cherrill, A., Leather, S. R., Fernandez-Grandon, G. M., Hall, D. R. (2017) Development and optimisation of a sex pheromone lure for monitoring populations of saddle gall midge, Haplodiplosis marginata Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 163: 82-92
    • Pope, T., Graham, J., Rowley, C., Bennison, J., Prince, G., Chandler, D. & Hall, D. (2017) Improved monitoring of vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus) adults IOBC/wprs Bulletin 124: 81-87
    • Rowley, C., Cherrill, A., Leather, S., Nicholls, C., Pope, T., (2016) A review of the biology, ecology and control of saddle gall midge, Haplodiplosis marginata (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) Annals of Applied Biology 169: 167-179
    • Pope, T., Gundalai, E., Elliott, L., Blackshaw, R., Hough, G., Wood, A., Bennison, J., Prince, G. & Chandler, D. (2015) Recording the movement of adult vine weevil within strawberry crops using radio frequency identification tags Journal of Berry Research 5: 197-206
    • Pope, T., Arbona, C., Roberts, H., Bennison, J., Buxton, J., Prince, G. & Chandler, D. (2013) Exploiting vine weevil behaviour to disseminate an entomopathogenic fungus IOBC/wprs Bulletin 90: 59-62
    • Pope, T., Gundalai, E., Hough, G., Wood, A., Bennison, J., Prince, G. & Chandler, D. (2013) How far does a weevil walk ? Aspects of Applied Biology 119: 97-104
    • Pope, T. W., Maulden, K., Bennison, J. & Green, K. (2011) Side-effect testing of novel powdery mildew fungicides against biological control agents IOBC/wprs Bulletin 68: 145-148
    • Pope, T. W., Girling, R. D., Staley, J. T., Trigodet, B., Wright, D. J., Birkett, M. A., van Emden, H. F. & Poppy, G. M. (2011) Effects of conventional and organic fertiliser treatments on host selection by the aphid parasitoid Diaeretiella rapae Journal of Applied Entomoloy 136: 445-455
    • Bennison, J., Lole, M., Pope, T. W., Maulden, K., Maher, H. & Watling, M. (2011) Potential control of cabbage root fly (Delia radicum) with the predatory staphylinid beetle Atheta coriaria IOBC/wprs 65: 17-21
    • Bennison, J., Lole, M., Pope, T. W., Maher, H., Maulden, K. & Wating, M. (2010) What happens to the predator Atheta coriaria when inundatively released in the field for biological control of cabbage root fly? IOBC/wprs 56: 17-20
    • Staley, J. T., Stewart-Jones, A., Pope, T. W., Wright, D. J., Leather, S. R., Hadley, P., Rossiter, J. T., van Emden, H. F. & Poppy, G. M. (2010) Varying responses of insect herbivores to altered plant chemistry under organic and conventional treatments Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences 277: 779-786
    • Hall, D. R., Farman, D. I., Cross, J. V., Pope, T. W., Ando T. & Yamamoto, M. (2009) (S)-2-acetoxy-5-undecanone, female sex pheromone of the raspberry cane midge Resseliella theobaldi (Barnes) Journal of Chemical Ecology 35: 230-242
    • Kissen, R., Pope, T. W., Grant, M., Pickett, J. A., Rossiter, J. T. & Powell, G. (2009) Modifying the alkyglucosinolate profile of Arabidopsis thaliana alters the tritrophic interaction with the herbivore Brevicoryne brassicae and parasitoid Diaeretiella rapae Journal of Chemical Ecology 35: 958-969
    • Pratt, C., Pope, T. W., Powell, G. & Rossiter, J. T. (2008) Accumulation of glucosinolates by the cabbage aphid, Brevicoryne brassicae, as a defence against two aphidophagous ladybird species Journal of Chemical Ecology 34: 323-329
    • Pope, T. W., Kissen, R., Grant, M., Pickett, J. A., Rossiter, J. T. & Powell, G. (2008) Comparative inate responses of the aphid parasitoid Diaeretiella rapae to alkenyl glucosinolate derived isothiocyanates, nitriles and epithionitriles Journal of Chemical Ecology 34: 1302-1310
    • Stewart-Jones, A., Pope, T. W., Fitzgerald, J. D. & Poppy, G. M. (2008) The effect of any attendance on the success of rosy apple aphid populations, natural enemey abundance and resultant fruit damage in apple orchards Agricultural and Forest Entomology 10: 37-43
    • Kazana, E., Pope, T. W., Tibbles, L., Bridges, M., Shephard H., Pickett, J. A., Bones, A. M., Jones, A. M. E., Powell, G. & Rossiter, J. T. (2007) The cabage aphid: a walking mustard oil bomb Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences 274: 2271-2277
    • Pope, T. W., Campbell, C. A. M., Hardie, J. & Wadhams, L. J. (2007) Interactions between host-plant volatiles and the sex pheromones of the bird cherry-oat aphid, Rhopalosiphum padi and the damson-hop aphid, Phorodon humuli Journal of Chemical Ecology 33: 157-165
    • Fitzgerald, J., Pepper, N., Easterbrook, M., Pope T. & Solomon, M. (2007) Interactions among phytophagous mites, and introduced and naturally occuring predatory mites, on strawberry in the UK Experimental and Applied Acarology 43: 33-47
    • Pope, T. W., Campbell, C. A. M., Hardie, J. & Wadhams, L. J. (2007) Treating hop plants with (Z)-jasmone increases colonization by Phorodon humuli (Hemiptera: Aphididae) spring migrants Bulletin of Entomological Research 97: 317-319
    • Jay, C., Fitzgerald, J., James, C., Pope, T., Wadhams, L., Dewhirst, S., Woodcock, C., Poppy, G. & Stewart-Jones, A. (2007) Electrophysiological and ehavioural responses of Dysaphis plantaginea and the parasitoid Aphidius matricariae to host plant volatiles IOBC/wprs Bulletin 30: 279
    • Hodge, S., Pope, T. W., Holaschke, M. & Powell, G. (2006) The effect of beta-aminobutyric acid on the growth of herbivorous insects feeding on Brassicaceae Annals of Applied Biology 148: 223-229
    • Fitzgerald, J., Pope, T., Solomon, M., Poppy, G., Jones, A. S. & Wadhams, L. J. (2005) The use of the aphid sex pheromone and plant volatiles to enhance control of Dysaphis plantaginea in apple IOBC/wprs Bulletin 28: 395
    • Pope, T. W., Campbell, C. A. M., Hardie, J. & Wadhams, L. J. (2004) Electroantennogram responses of the three migratory forms of the damson-hop aphid, Phorodon humuli, to aphid sex pheromones and plant volatiles Journal of Insect Physiology 50: 1083-1093
    • Campbell, C. A. M., Cook, F. J., Pickett, J. A., Pope, T. W., Wadhams, L. J. & Woodcock, C. M. (2003) Responses of the aphids Phorodon humuli and Rhopalosiphum padi to sex pheromone stereochemistry in the field Journal of Chemical Ecology 29: 2225-2234
    • Pope, T., Croxson, E., Pell, P. E., Godfray, H. C. J. & Muller, C. B. (2002) Aparent competition between two species of aphid via the fungal pathogen Erynia neoaphidis and its interaction with the aphid parasitoid Aphidius ervi Ecological Entomology 27: 196-203
    • Pope, T. W. (2002) Behaviour-modifying chemicals of the damson-hop aphid, Phorodon humuli (Schrank) The BCPC Conference - Pests and Diseases 725-728

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