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Hugh Gourlay

Research Technician
Biocontrol & Molecular Ecology
Hugh Gourlay
Phone
+64 3 321 9683
Location
Lincoln
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Research interests

Research interests

Specialist in insect rearing, field of science is the biological control of weeds, manager of Quarantine facilities, expert in insect rearing and host specificity testing.  Recognised for working with community groups in New Zealand.  Has contacts and extensive networks in Australia, UK, Switzerland, France, Hawaii, Colombia, (Sth Am), Oregon, California, Tasmania, Japan, Georgia. Currently working on the biological control of these weeds; gorse, broom, ragwort, old mans beard, thistles, banana passionfruit, boneseed, St John's Wort, tutsan, Japanese honeysuckle, moth plant, dung beetles, farmer based community groups, ginger, woolly nightshade, wild ginger

Qualifications

Technicians Certification Auth
NZCS
1980

Publications

Dawson M 2017. Enabling curious minds to join the war against weeds. Weed Biocontrol: What's New? Pp. 6–7. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/biological-control-of-weeds/issue-79

Paynter Q, Konuma A, Dodd SL, Hill RL, Field L, Gourlay AH, Winks CJ 2017. Prospects for biological control of Lonicera japonica (Caprifoliaceae) in New Zealand. Biological Control 105: 56–65. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2016.11.006

Gourlay H 2017. Tutsan agents released. Weed Biocontrol: What's New? Pp. 3. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/biological-control-of-weeds/issue-80

Dawson M, Gourlay H 2016. Students join the 'War against Weeds'. New Zealand Garden Journal. Pp. 10–27.

Gourlay H, Smith L 2016. Three new agents approved for two weeds. Weed Biocontrol: What's New? Pp. 6. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/biological-control-of-weeds/issue-77

Paynter Q, Fowler SV, Gourlay AH, Peterson PG, Smith LA, Winks CJ 2016. The influence of agent rearing success and release size on weed biocontrol programs in New Zealand. Biological Control 101: 87–93. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2016.07.001

Fowler SV, Gourlay AH, Hill R 2016. Biological control of ragwort in the New Zealand dairy sector: an ex-post economic analysis. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research 59(3): 205–215. http://doi.org/10.1080/00288233.2016.1170050

Gourlay H 2016. Farmer grateful for tiny beetle. Weed Biocontrol: What's New? Pp. 8. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/biological-control-of-weeds/issue-76

Gourlay H 2016. Barberry weevil breakthrough. Weed Biocontrol: What's New? Pp. 7. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/biological-control-of-weeds/issue-76

Smith L, Gourlay H 2016. What's happening with old man's beard? Weed Biocontrol: What's New? Pp. 4–5. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/biological-control-of-weeds/issue-76

2016. Weed Biocontrol: What's New? 75. Lincoln, NZ, Landcare Research NZ. 8 p. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/biological-control-of-weeds/issue-75

Gourlay H 2015. What's new in biocontrol? Protect. Pp. 18–20. http://biosecurity.org.nz/images/pdfs/Protect/Protect-Summer-2015.pdf

Gourlay H 2015. Tutsan agents imminent. Weed Biocontrol: What's New? Pp. 5. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/biological-control-of-weeds/issue-74

2015. Weed Biocontrol: What's New? 74. Lincoln, NZ, Landcare Research NZ. 8 p. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/biological-control-of-weeds/issue-74

Paynter Q, Fowler SV, Gourlay AH, Peterson PG, Smith LA, Winks CJ 2015. Relative performance on test and target plants in laboratory tests predicts the risk of non-target attack in the field for arthropod weed biocontrol agents. Biological Control 80: 133–142. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2014.10.007

Gourlay H 2014. Of gorse we'll help you with that weed, mate. Protect (Autumn 2014): 22. http://biosecurity.org.nz/images/pdfs/Protect/Protect-autumn-2014.pdf

Gourlay H 2014. What's new? Hugh Gourlay does a round-up of weed biocontrol projects at Landcare Research. Protect (Autumn 2014): 20–22. http://biosecurity.org.nz/images/pdfs/Protect/Protect-autumn-2014.pdf

Gourlay H 2013. Tutsan project moves towards phase two. What's New in Biological Control of Weeds? 66: 5. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/68012/whatsnew66.pdf

Gourlay H, Coates C 2013. West Coast ragwort control - a successful community project. What's New in Biological Control of Weeds? 66: 2–3. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/68012/whatsnew66.pdf

Ireson JE, Gourlay AH, Sagliocco J-L, Holloway RJ, Chatterton WS, Corkrey R 2013. Host testing, establishment and biology of the gorse soft shoot moth, Agonopterix umbellana (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae), a potential biological control agent for gorse, Ulex europaeus L. (Fabaceae), in Australia. Biological Control 67(3): 451–461. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2013.08.012

Smith L, Gourlay H 2013. Mite we have the answer to old man's beard? What's New in Biological Control of Weeds? 65: 8. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/64755/whatsnew65.pdf

Paynter Q, Fowler SV, Gourlay H, Groenteman R, Peterson PG, Smith L, Winks CJ 2013. [Abstract] Predicting parasitism of weed biological control agents. Proceedings: XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, Waikoloa, Hawai'i, USA, 11-16 September 2011. Pp. 163. http://isbcw2011.uhhconferencecenter.com

Gourlay AH 2013. [Abstract] What’s been happening in our containment facility? The old and the new. Proceedings: XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, Waikoloa, Hawai'i USA, 11-16 September 2011. Pp. 56. http://isbcw2011.uhhconferencecenter.com

Gourlay AH 2012. [Abstract] Rearing insects: some personal insights. Proceedings: 61st New Zealand Entomological Society Conference, Whangarei, New Zealand, 17-20 April 2012. Pp. 43. http://ento.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Proceedings-with-cover.pdf

Hayes L 2012. International effort underway against tutsan. What's new in biological control of weeds? 61: 8-9. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/43388/wtsnew61.pdf

2011. What's new in biological control of weeds? 58. Lincoln, NZ, Landcare Research. 8 p. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/weeds/wtsnew58.pdf

Gourlay AH 2011. A beetle for moth plant. What's new in biological control of weeds? 58: 2. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/weeds/wtsnew58.pdf

Gourlay H 2011. A beetle for moth plant. What's new in biological control of weeds?(58): p. 2. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/weeds/wtsnew58.pdf

Gourlay AH 2011. South America allies in biocontrol. Discovery 11(33): 12. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/discovery/DiscoveryIssue33.pd

Gourlay AH 2010. Promising moth for banana passionfruit. What's new in biological control of weeds? 54: 6. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/weeds/wtsnew54.pdf

Gourlay AH 2010. Nature tests invertebrate containment facility. What's new in biological control of weeds? 54: 3. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/weeds/wtsnew54.pdf

Paynter Q, Fowler SV, Gourlay AH, Groenteman R, Peterson PG, Smith L, Winks C 2010. Predicting parasitoid accumulation on biological control agents of weeds. Journal of applied ecology 47: 575-582.

Gourlay H 2009. The biological control of broom (Cytisus scoparius). In: Richardson M, Hodgson C, Forbes A ed. Proceedings: IUFRO International Forest Biosecurity Conference, Rotorua, N.Z., 16-20 March, 2009. Pp. 230-232. http://www.forestbiosecurity.com/pix/Conferencehandbooksummaries.pdf

Bythell J, Gourlay H 2009. Spotting green thistle beetles in the field. What's new in biological control of weeds? 50: [8].

Gourlay AH, Fowler SV, Rattray G 2008. Is ragwort flea beetle (Longitarsus jacobeae) performance reduced by high rainfall on the West Coast, South Island, New Zealand? Proceedings: XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, La Grande Motte, France, 22-27 April, 2007. Pp. 545-551.

Gourlay AH, Fowler SV, Rattray G 2007. Is ragwort flea beetle (Longitarsus jacobeae) performance reduced by high rainfall on the West Coast, South Island, New Zealand? In: Julien MH, Sforza R, Bona MC, Evans HC, Hatcher PE, Hinz HL, Rector BG ed. Proceedings: XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds La Grande Motte, France, 22-27 April, 2007. Pp. 545-551.

Gourlay H 2007. New tool in fight against farming pest. Discovery 19: 7-.

Gourlay H 2005. [Abstract] Biological control of Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) : a New Zealand success story. 54th Annual Conference, Entomological Society of New Zealand : Napier War Memorial Conference Centre, Napier, 18 - 20 April 2005. Pp. 27-.

Gourlay AH 2004. Classical biological control of Californian thistle : the New Zealand story. In: Sindel BM, Johnson SB ed. Weed managament : balancing people, plant, profit : 14th Australian Weeds Conference, 6-9 September 2004, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. [Wagga Wagga], [The Conference]. Pp. 374-377.

Gourlay AH, Partridge TR, Hill RL 2004. Interactions between the gorse seed weevil (Exapion ulicis) and the gorse pod moth (Cydia succedana) explored by insecticide exclusion in Canterbury, New Zealand. In: Cullen JM ed. Proceedings of the XI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds Canberra, Australia, 27 April-2 May 2003. Canberra, CSIRO Entomology. Pp. 520-522.

Gourlay H 2003. [Abstract] Biocontrol of weeds. Abstracts from presentations at NETS 2003 "Biosecurity at the Centre of New Zealand. [Nelson], [New Zealand Biosecurity Institute]. Pp. [unpaged]-.

Gourlay H 2002. [Abstract] Progress towards biological control of gorse in New Zealand. Southern exposure - the roaring forties : proceedings of the New Zealand Biosecurity Institute's National Education and Training Seminar, 24-26 July 2002, Ascot Park, Invercargill. Invercargill, [The Conference]. Pp. 37-39.

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Memberships

  • Invited to speak at a series of 5 seminars run by the Tai Poutini Polytechnic on the West Coast. (June 2004)<BR><BR>
  • Member, Organising Committee for ISBCW XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds