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Bob Brown

Biocontrol & Molecular Ecology
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PhD Biological Sciences


Oi CA, Brown RL, Stevens I, Wenseleers T 2020. Hydrocarbon Signatures of the Ectoparasitoid Sphecophaga vesparum Shows Wasp Host Dependency. Insects 11(5). WOS:000541085300005

Felden A, Baty JW, Bulgarella M, Brown RL, Dobelmann J, Gruber MAM, Quinn O, Lester PJ 2020. Viral and fungal pathogens associated with Pneumolaelaps niutirani (Acari: Laelapidae): a mite found in diseased nests of Vespula wasps. Insectes Sociaux 67(1): 83-93. WOS:000495185900001

El-Sayed AM, Josvai JK, Brown RL, Twidle A, Suckling DM 2018. Associative learning of food odor by social wasps in a natural ecosystem. Journal of Chemical Ecology 44(10): 915-921. WOS:000444734900005

Brenton-Rule EC, Dobelmann J, Baty JW, Brown RL, Dvorak L, Grangier J, Masciocchi M, McGrannachan C, Shortall CR, Schmack J, van Zyl C, Veldtman R, Lester PJ 2018. The origins of global invasions of the German wasp (Vespula germanica) and its infection with four honey bee viruses. Biological Invasions 20(12): 3445-3460. WOS:000452266200007

Quinn O, Gruber MAM, Brown RL, Baty JW, Bulgarella M, Lester PJ 2018. A metatranscriptomic analysis of diseased social wasps (Vespula vulgaris) for pathogens, with an experimental infection of larvae and nests. Plos One 13(12). WOS:000454627200059

Fan Q-H, Zhang Z-Q, Brown R, France S, Bennett S 2016. New Zealand Pneumolaelaps (Acari: Laelapidae): description of a new species, key to species and notes on biology. Systematic & Applied Acarology 21(1): 119–138.

Brown RL, El-Sayed AM, Unelius CR, Beggs JR, Suckling DM 2015. Invasive Vespula wasps utilize kairomones to exploit honeydew produced by sooty scale insects, Ultracoelostoma. Journal of Chemical Ecology 41(11): 1018–1027.