Dr Candice Coombes
Discipline: Entomology, Biological Control
Office: Life Sciences Building, Rm F17.2
PhD Rhodes University (2016)
Candice completed her PhD at Rhodes University in 2016, working on the use of entomopathogenic fungi as control agents of a key pest of citrus in South Africa, Thaumatotibia leucotreta. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow with the biological control research group, where her research is focused on the use of entomopathogenic fungi in the control of pest species.
- Biological control of insect pests
- Agricultural Entomology
- Fungal pathogens
- Coombes, CA., Hill, MP., Moore, SD., Dames, JF. & Fullard, T. 2013. Persistence and virulence of promising entomopathogenic fungal isolates for use in citrus orchards in South Africa. Biocontrol Science and Technology 23(9): 1053–1066.
- Coombes, CA., Hill, MP., Moore, SD., Dames, JF. & Fullard, T. 2015. Beauveria and Metarhizium against false codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae): A step towards selecting isolates for potential development of a mycoinsecticide. African Entomology 23(1): 239-242.
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