My main interest is in invasive pests and the use of bio-control as an alternative to pesticides.
I currently work on a wide range of projects including pheromone trapping, insect behaviour and integrated pest management. The majority of my time is spent working on several projects focused on invasive pests such as the spotted wing drosophila.’
- Hall D, Farman D, Douglas P, Cross J, Fountain, M, Shaw B. (2017). Components of the sex pheromone of blackcurrant sawfly, Nematus olfaciens (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae): novel isopropyl esters and the role of hydrocarbons. IOBC-WPRS Bulletin Vol. 126. 34-39.
- Noble R, A Dobrovin-Pennington, B Shaw, DS Buss, JV Cross, MT Fountain. (2017). Fermentation for Disinfesting Fruit Waste From Drosophila Species (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Journal Environmental Entomology, 46 (4). 939 - 945.
- Shaw, B, Brian, P, Wijnen, H, Fountain, MT (accepted). (2017). Reducing Drosophila suzukii emergence through inter-species competition. Pest Management Science.
- Adrian Harris and Bethan Shaw. (2014). First record of Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) (Diptera, Drosophilidae) in Great Britain. Dipterists Digest, 21.