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Ronny Groenteman

Senior Researcher - Weed Biocontrol
Biocontrol & Molecular Ecology
Ronny Groenteman
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PhD Ecology

Hebrew Jerusalem
MSc Agriculture


Paynter Q, Fowler SV, Groenteman R 2018. Making weed biological control predictable, safer and more effective: perspectives from New Zealand. Biocontrol 63(3): 427-436. WOS:000434255000010.

Marchetto KM, Shea K, Kelly D, Groenteman R, Sezen Z, Jongejans E 2014. Unrecognized impact of a biocontrol agent on the spread rate of an invasive thistle. Ecological Applications 24(5): 1178–1187.

Lester PJ, Beggs JR, Brown RL, Edwards ED, Groenteman R, Toft RJ, Twidle AM, Ward DF 2013. The outlook for control of New Zealand’s most abundant, widespread and damaging invertebrate pests: social wasps. New Zealand Science Review 70(4): 56–62.

Hayes L, Fowler SV, Paynter Q, Groenteman R, Peterson P, Dodd S, Bellgard S 2013. Biocontrol of weeds: achievements to date and future outlook. In: Dymond JR ed. Ecosystem services in New Zealand: conditions and trends. Lincoln, New Zealand, Manaaki Whenua Press. Pp. 375–385.

Fowler SV, Paynter Q, Dodd S, Groenteman R 2012. How can ecologists help practitioners minimize non-target effects in weed biocontrol? Journal of applied ecology 46: 307-310.

Groenteman R, Kelly D, Fowler SV, Bourdot GW 2011. Abundance, phenology and impact of biocontrol agents on nodding thistle (Carduus nutans) in Canterbury 35 years into a biocontrol programme. New Zealand journal of agricultural research 54(1): 1-13. WOS:000288276400001. Show more


  • Member, New Zealannd Ecological Society
  • Member, New Zealand Association of Scientists
  • Member, New Zealand Plant Protection Society
  • Member, New Zealand Biosecurity Institute (NZBI)
  • Secretary-General, IOBC-Global, IOBC-Global