Dr Philip Weyl

Discipline: Entomology, Biological Control

Philip Weyl

Office: Biological Sci, Rm 241

Phone: +27 46 603 7610

Email: p.weyl@ru.ac.za

 

PhD Rhodes University (2015)

 

 

 

 

Phil completed his PhD at Rhodes University in 2015, working on the origins of a submerged macrophyte Myriophyllum spicatum in southern Africa. He is currently a post doc with the biological control research group, where his research is focused on post release evaluation of biological control agents on aquatic weeds in Africa. His research will help understand the dynamics around the establishment and effect of biological control agents on weed infestations, with the ultimate goal of controlling aquatic weed problems in many of Africa’s water bodies.

 

Research Interests

  • Invasion biology

  • Biological control of weeds

  • Entomology

  • Aquatic biology

  • Ecology

Recent Publications

  • Weyl, P. and Coetzee, J. 2014. The invasion status of Myriophyllum spicatum in southern Africa. Management of Biological Invasions, 5: 31-37.

  • Weyl, P. and Coetzee, J. 2013. An integrated remote sampling approach for aquatic invertebrates associated with submerged macrophytes African Journal of Aquatic Science, 38: 337-340.

  • Weyl, P and Hill, M. 2012. The effects of insect-insect interactions on the performance of three biological control agents released against water hyacinth. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 22: 883-897.

  • Weyl, P and Hill, M. 2012. The effect of previous feeding on water hyacinth leaf acceptability by three water hyacinth biological control agents measured with a simple Y – tube olfactometer. African Entomology,20(1): 201-205.

  • Weyl, PSR., De moor, FC, Hill, MP and Weyl, OLF. 2010. The effects of largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides on aquatic macro-invertebrate communities in the Wit River, Eastern Cape, South Africa. African Journal of Aquatic Science, 35: 273–281.

 

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