Dr Candice Coombes

Postdoctoral Fellow: Agricultural Entomology

Candice Coombes

Email: c.coombes@ru.ac.za
Office: 
F17.2, First Floor, Life Science Building

PhD, Entomology, Rhodes University (2016)

Candice completed her PhD at Rhodes University in 2016 where she investigated the use of entomopathogenic fungi as control agents of the citrus pest, false codling moth. She continued in this area of research for a further two years as a post-doctoral fellow at Rhodes University and has since begun to explore the use of plant pathogenic fungi to improve the control of some invasive aquatic weeds such as water hyacinth.

Research Interests
  • Biological control of insect pests
  • Entomology
  • Agricultural Entomology
  • Fungal pathogens
Publications

Coombes, CA., Hill, MP., Moore, SD., Dames, JF. 2017. Potential of entomopathogenic fungal isolates for control of the soil-dwelling life stages of Thaumatotibia leucotreta Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in citrus. African Entomology 25(1): 235-238.

Coombes, CA., Hill, MP., Moore, SD., Dames, J. 2016. Entomopathogenic fungi as control agents of Thaumatotibia leucotreta in citrus orchards: field efficacy and persistence. BioControl, 61: 729-739.

Coombes, CA., Chartier-Fitzgerald, V., Wiblin, D., Dames, J., Hill, MP. & Moore, SD. 2016. The role of entomopathogenic fungi in the control of citrus pests in South Africa: cause for optimism. Microbial and Nematode Control of Invertebrate Pests IOBS-WPRS Bulletin 113: 25-29.

Coombes, CA., Hill, MP., Moore, SD., Dames, JF., & Fullard, T. 2015. Beauveria and Metarhizium against false codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in citrus. African Entomology 23(1): 239-242.

Coombes, CA., Hill, MP., Moore, SD., Dames, JF., & Fullard, T. 2013. Persistence and virulence of promising fungal isolates for use in citrus orchards in South Africa. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 23(9): 1053-1066. (doi: 10.1080/09583157.2013.819489).

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