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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.

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

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