Dr Jean Fitzgerald
Entomologist with particular interest in predator prey interactions and the development of biocontrol and integrated control techniques on a range of crops. Research interests cover: aspects of crop protection in top and soft fruit (conventional and organic production systems) and in vegetables; functional biodiversit; woodland arthropod diversity; effect of landscape complexity on arthropods in crops. Specific areas of interest include: molecular techniques to identify species and investigate arthropod predation preferences, arthropod interactions, biocontrol (including the use of semiochemicals and habitat manipulation to enhance biocontrol), molecular and biochemical bases of resistance to insecticides, arthropod biodiversity and soil amendments to enhance crop protection.
- Xiang-Ming Xu*, Chantelle N. Jay, Michelle T. Fountain, Judit Linka, Jean D. Fitzgerald. (2014). Development and validation of a model forecasting the phenology of European tarnished plant bug Lygus rugulipennis in the U.K. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 16(3). 265-272. DOI: 10.1111/afe.12054.
- Robert Saville, Angela Berrie, Jean Fitzgerald, Chantelle Jay, Harriet Roberts, Erika Wedgwood, Xiangming Xu, Jerry Cross. (2013). Minimising pesticide residues in strawberry through integrated pest, disease and environmental crop management. IOBC-WPRS Bulletin 91. 431-438 .