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Quentin Paynter

Senior Researcher - Weed Biocontrol
Biocontrol & Molecular Ecology
Quentin Paynter
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Research interests

Research interests

Weed Ecology, Plant-Insect interactions, Biological Control and risk Assessment


PhD Insect Behaviour

BSc Biology


Sagliocco J-L, Sheppard A, Hosking J, Hodge P, Paynter Q, Gourlay H, Ireson J 2013. Host specificity testing, release and successful establishment of the broom gall mite (Aceria genistae) in Australia and New Zealand for the biological control of broom (Cytisus scoparius). Proceedings: XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, Waikoloa, Hawai'i, USA, 11-16 September 2011. Pp. 409-416.

Paynter Q 2012. [Book review] Biological Control of Weeds in Australia edited by Mic Julien, Rachel McFadyen and Jim Cullen. Australian Journal of Entomology 51(3): 221.

Paynter Q, Gourlay AH, Rolando CA, Watt MS 2012. Dispersal of the Scotch broom gall mite Aceria genistae: implications for biocontrol. New Zealand plant protection 65: 81-84.

Paynter Q, Forgie SA, Winks CJ, Peterson PG, Ward DF, Nicholson L, Van Zoelen R 2012. Biotic resistance: facilitation between invasive Homoptera and invasive ants limits the establishment of an introduced weed biocontrol agent in New Zealand. Biological control 63(2): 188-194.

Bassett IE, Paynter Q, Beggs JR 2012. Invertebrate community composition differs between invasive herb alligator weed and native sedges. Acta oecologica 41: 65-73.

Paynter Q, Overton JM, Hill RL, Bellgard SE, Dawson MI 2012. Plant traits predict the success of weed biocontrol. Journal of Applied Ecology 49(5): 1140–1148.

Bassett IE, Paynter Q, Beggs JR 2011. Effect of artificial shading on growth and competitiveness of Alternanthera philoxeroides (alligator weed). New Zealand journal of agricultural research 54(4): 251-260. WOS:000299418500004


  • Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Ecology