Past students

MSc student

Year

Title

Thifhelimbilu Mulateli

2019

Augmentative releases of Dactylopius austrinus De Lotto (Dactylopiidae; Hemiptera) for biological control of Opuntia aurantiaca Lindley (Cactaceae), in South Africa. [Supervisors: Dr Iain Paterson & Prof Martin Hill] (download PDF)

Prinivan Naidu

2019

The invasion ecology of Nymphaea mexicana Zucc. (Mexican Waterlily) in South Africa. [Supervisors: Prof Julie Coetzee & Dr Jackie Hill]

Jufta Musedeli

2019

Interaction between the root-feeding beetle Longitarsus bethae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne javanica (Nematoda: Heteroderidae): Implications for the biological control of Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae) in South Africa. With Distinction (download PDF)

Slindile Nqayi

2019

Climatic suitability of Dichrorampha odorata Brown and Zachariades (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), a shoot-boring moth for the biological control of Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M. King and H. Robinson (Asteraceae) in South Africa.  With Distinction. [Supervisors: Prof Julie Coetzee, Prof Martin Hill & Dr Costas Zachariades] 

Clint Mac Aleer

2019

An Integrated Management System to reduce False Codling Moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) infested citrus fruit from being packed for export.

Benjamin Miller

2019

Post-Release Evaluation of Megamelus scutellaris Berg. (Hemiptera: Delphacidae): A biological control agent of water hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms-Laub (Pontederiaceae) in South Africa. With Distinction [Supervisors: Prof Julie Coetzee & Prof Martin Hill]

Sandiso Nguni

2019

Reproductive isolation mechanisms of two cryptic species of Eccritotarsus (Hemiptera: Miridae), biological control agents for water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes (Matrius.) Salms-Laubach. (Pontederiaceae). [Supervisors: Dr Iain Paterson & Prof Martin Hill]

Francois Joubert

2018

Assessment of pheromone specificity in Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) populations with focus on pest monitoring and the regional rollout of the sterile insect technique in citrus [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill & Dr Sean Moore] (download PDF)

Nomvume Petela

2018

Interactions between three biological control agents of water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms (Pontederiaceae) in South Africa [Supervisors: Dr Julie Coetzee & Prof Martin Hill] (download PDF)

Sisanda Mvandaba

2018

 The thermal physiology of Stenopelmus rufinasus and Neohydronomus affinis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), biological control agents for the invasive alien aquatic weeds Azolla filiculoides and Pistia stratiotes respectively [Prof Martin Hill, Dr Julie Coetzee & Dr Candice Owen] (download PDF)

Lumka Mdodana

2018

Potential impact and host range of Pereskiophaga brasiliensis Anderson (Curculionidae): a new candidate biological control agent for the control of Pereskia aculeata Miller (Cactaceae) in South Africa [Dr Iain Paterson & Prof Steve Compton] (download PDF) 

Melissa Lloyd

2018

Isolation, identification and genetic characterisation of a microsporidium isolated from the carob moth, Ectomyelois ceratoniae (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) [Prof Caroline Knox, Prof Martin Hill & Dr Sean Moore] (download PDF

Tamzin Griffith

2018

Investigating thermal physiology as a tool to improve the release efficacy of insect biological control agents [Dr Iain Paterson & Dr Julie Coetzee] (download PDF

Megan Mulcahy

2018

The implementation of a push-pull programme for the control of Eldana saccharina (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in sugarcane in the coastal regions of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa [Prof Caroline Knox, Prof Martin Hill & Dr Sean Moore] (download PDF

Marcel van der Merwe

2018

Yeast-baculovirus synergism: investigating mixed infections for improved management of the false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta [Prof Caroline Knox, Prof Martin Hill & Dr Sean Moore]

Guy Sutton

2017

Post-release evaluation of the biological control programme against Cereus jamacaru De Candolle (Cactaceae), in South Africa [Supervisors: Dr Iain Paterson & Mrs Hildegard Klein] (download PDF)

Rosali Smith

2017

The potential of Hydrellia egeriae Rodrigues (Diptera: Ephydridae) as a biocontrol agent for Egeria densa Planch. (Hydrocharitaceae) in South Africa [Supervisors: Dr Julie Coetzee & Dr Rosie Mangan] (download PDF)

Pippa Muskett

2017

Post-release evaluation and thermal physiology of the Pereskia stem-wilter, Catorhintha schaffneri (Coreidae), a new biological control agent for Pereskia aculeata (Cactaceae) [Supervisors: Dr Iain Paterson & Dr Julie Coetzee] (download PDF)

Samella Ngxande

2017

Chemical composition of leaf essential oils of Lantana camara varieties in South Africa and their effect on the behavioural preference of Falconia intermedia [Supervisors: Dr Unathi Heshula & Prof Martin Hill] (download PDF)

Zezethu Mngeta

2017

Interactions between two biological control agents released on Pereskia aculeata Miller (Cactaceae), in South Africa [Supervisors: Dr Iain Paterson & Professor Steve Compton] (download PDF)

Zolile Maseko

2017

The effect of shade on the biological control of Salvinia molesta D.S. Mitchell [Salviniaceae] by the weevil, Cyrtobagous salviniae Calder and Sands [Curculionidae] [Supervisors: Dr Julie Coetze & Prof Martin Hill] (download PDF)

Sean Thackeray

2017

The pest status and integrated management programme of carob moth, Ectomyelois ceratoniae Zeller, attacking citrus in South Africa [Supervisors: Dr Sean Moore & Prof Martin Hill] (download PDF)

Claire Daniel

2017

Improving the cold tolerance of false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta, for better performance in a sterile insect release programme [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill & Dr Sean Moore] (download PDF)

Sam Motitsoe

2016

Mapping Nitrogen Loading in Freshwater Systems: Using Aquatic Biota to Trace Nutrients [Supervisors: Dr Jaclyn Hill & Prof Martin Hill] (download PDF)

Mathew Goddard

2016

Developing an attractant for monitoring fruit-feeding moths in citrus orchards [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill & Dr Sean Moore] (download PDF)

Boitumelo Motsoeneng

2016

Genetic and biological characterisation of a novel South African Cydia pomonella granulovirus (CpGV-SA) isolate [Supervisors: Prof Caroline Knox, Prof Martin Hill & Dr Sean Moore] (download PDF)

Yoganambal Kistensamy

2016

Effects of the biocontrol agent, Coelocephalapion camarae Kissinger, galling on petiole tissues, plant growth and stored reserves in plant parts of two Lantana camara L.(verbenaceae) varieties [Supervisor: Prof Martin Hill] (download PDF)

Claire Love

2015

The biology, behaviour and survival of pupating false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), a citrus pest in South Africa [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill & Dr Sean Moore] (download PDF)

Michael Jukes

2015

The isolation, genetic characterisation and biological activity of a South African Phthorimaea operculella granulovirus (PhopGV-SA) for the control of the Potato Tuber Moth, Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller) [Supervisors: Dr Caroline Knox, Prof Martin Hill & Dr Sean Moore] (download PDF)

Kennedy Zimba

2015

Using the larval parasitoid, Agathis bishopi (Nixon) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), for early detection of false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) infested fruit [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill & Dr Sean Moore] (download PDF)

Fatima Abdulkadir

2014

Genetic and biological characterisation of a novel South African Plutella xylostella granulovirus (PlxyGV) isolate [Supervisors: Dr Caroline Knox,  Prof Martin Hill & Dr Sean Moore] (download PDF)

Louise Stafford

2014

Biological control as an integrated control method in the management of aquatic weeds in an urban environmental and socio-political landscape : case study : Cape Town Metropolitan Area [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill & Dr Julie Coetzee] (download PDF)

Veronique Chartier Fitzgerald

2014

Screening of entomopathogenic fungi against citrus mealybug (Planococcus citri (Risso)) and citrus thrips (Scirtothrips aurantii (Faure)) [Supervisors: Prof Joanna Dames, Prof Martin Hill & Dr Sean Moore] (download PDF)

Eugene Nepgen

2014

A study on the application technology of the sterile insect technique, with focus on false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), a pest of citrus in South Africa [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill & Dr Sean Moore] (download PDF)

Candice Coombes

2013

Entomopathogenic fungi for control of soil-borne life stages of false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (1912) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill & Dr Sean Moore] (download PDF)

Philip Weyl

2012

"Is more, less?" : insect-insect interactions in a biological control context using water hyacinth as a model [Supervisor: Prof Martin Hill] (download PDF)

Colin Fordham

2012

A spatial and temporal analysis of the changes in alien macrophyte communities and a baseline assessment of the macroinvertebrates associated with Eurasian watermilfoil, Myriophyllum spicatum L. (Haloragaceae) in the Vaal River [Supervisor: Dr Julie Coetzee, Mr Ben Cobbing & Prof Martin Hill] (download PDF)

Shirley King

2011

Development of techniques for the isolation of a granulovirus from potato tuber moth, Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller) [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill, Dr Caroline Knox & Dr Sean Moore] (download PDF)

Robyn Tourle

2010

Effects of ant predation on the efficacy of biological control agents Hypena Laceratalis Walker (Lepidoptera : noctuirdae) ; Falconia intermedia Distant (Hemiptera : Miridae and Teleonemia scrupulosa Stål (Hemiptera: Tingidae) on Lantana Camara (Verbenaceae) in South Africa [Supervisor: Prof Martin Hill] (download PDF)

Tarryn Goble

2009

Investigation of entomopathogenic fungi for control of false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotrata, Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata and Natal fruit fly, C. rosa in South African citrus [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill & Prof Joanna Dames] (download PDF)

Roy Jones

2009

The impact on biodiversity, and integrated control, of water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes (Martius) Solms-Laubach (Pontederiaceae) on the Lake Nsezi - Nseleni River system [Supervisor: Prof Martin Hill] (download PDF)

Matthew Law

2008

Willingness to pay for the control of water hyacinth in an urban environment of South Africa [Supervisors: Prof Geoff Antrobus, Dr Jen Snowball & Prof Martin Hill] (download PDF)

Colleen Hepburn

2008

Composition and phenology of insect pests of Capsicum (Solanaceae) cultivated in the Makana District, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill & Prof Martin Villet] (download PDF)

Wayne Kirkman

2007

Understanding and improving the residual efficacy of the Cryptophlebia leucotreta granulovirus (Cryptogran) [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill & Dr Sean Moore] (download PDF)

Fritz Heystek

2006

Laboratory and field host utilization by established biological control agents of Lantana camara L. in South Africa [Supervisor: Prof Martin Hill] (download PDF)

Liame van der Westhuizen

2006

The evaluation of Phenrica sp.2 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Alticinae), as a possible biological control agent for Madeira vine, Anredera cordifolia (Ten.) Steenis in South Africa [Supervisor: Prof Martin Hill] (download PDF)

Gareth Moore

2005

The role of nutrients in the biological control of water lettuce, Pistia stratiotes Lamarck (Araceae) by the leaf-feeding weevil, Neohydronomus affinis Hustache (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) with particular reference to eutrophic conditions [Supervisor: Prof Martin Hill] (download PDF)

Unathi Heshula

2005

Establishment and impact of the sap-sucking mirid, Falconia intermedia (Distant) (Hemiptera: Miridae) on Lantana camara (Verbenaceae) varieties in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill & Prof Martin Villet] (download PDF)

Martha van Jaarsveld

2004

Geographic susceptibility of Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) to insecticidal proteins in Bt-cotton in South Africa [Supervisor: Prof Martin Hill] (download PDF)

Hester Williams

2003

The suitability of Alagoasa extrema Jacoby (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Alticinae), as a biological control agent for Lantana camara L. in South Africa [Supervisor: Prof Martin Hill] (download PDF)

 

PhD student

Year

Title

Michael Jukes

2018

Baculovirus synergism: investigating mixed alphabaculovirus and betabaculovirus infections in the false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta, for improved pest control [Prof Caroline Knox, Dr Sean Moore and Prof Martin Hill] (download PDF)

Sonnica Albertyn

2018

Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) population ecology in citrus orchards: the influence of orchard age [Prof Martin Hill & Dr Sean Moore] (download PDF)

Emily Strange

2017

Evidence for a biological control-induced regime shift between floating and submerged invasive plant dominance in South Africa [Supervisors: Dr Julie Coetzee & Dr Jackie Hill] (download PDF)

Kim Canavan

2017

Investigating herbivory and plant origin on tall-statured grasses in South Africa [Supervisors: Dr Iain Paterson & Prof Martin Hill] (download PDF)

Sonia Nadege Kenfack Voukeng

2017

Biotic and abiotic factors promoting the development and proliferation of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms-Laub.) in the Wouri Basin (Douala-Cameroon) and environs, with implications for its control [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill] (download PDF)

Tamryn Marsberg

2017

The isolation and genetic characterisation of a novel alphabaculovirus for the microbial control of Cryptophlebia peltastica and closely related tortricid pests [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill & Dr Sean Moore]

Candice Coombes

2016

Field evaluation of the use of select entomopathogenic fungal isolates as microbial control agents of the soil-dwelling life stages of a key South African citrus pest, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill & Dr Sean Moore] (download PDF)

Candice Owen

2016

Life history of the maritime platygastrid Echthrodesis lamorali Masner 1968 (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae: Scelioninae) [Supervisor: Dr Julie Coetzee] (download PDF)

Philip Weyl

2015

Friend or foe? : Resolving the status of the submerged macrophyte Myriophyllum spicatum L. (Haloragaceae) in southern Africa [Supervisor: Dr Julie Coetzee] (download PDF)

Osariyekemwen Uyi

2015

Aspects of the biology, thermal physiology and nutritional ecology of Pareuchaetes insulata (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae), a specialist herbivore introduced into South Africa for the biological control of Chromolaena odorata (L.) King and Robinson (Asteraceae) [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill & Dr Costas Zachariades] (download PDF)

Roy Jones

2015

Aquatic invasions of the Nseleni River system: causes, consequences and control [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill, Dr Jaclyn Hill & Dr Olyf Weyl] (download PDF)

Craig Chambers

2015

Production of Cydia pomonella granulovirus (CpGV) in a heteralogous host, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (False codling moth) [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill, Dr Caroline Knox & Dr Sean Moore] (download PDF)

Bronwen May

2014

Investigations into insect-induced plant responses of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms-Laub.) (Pontederiaceae) [Supervisor: Dr Julie Coetzee] (download PDF)

Tarryn Goble

2013

Towards the development of a mycoinsecticide to control white grubs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in South African sugarcane [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill & Dr Des Conlong] (download PDF)

Grant Martin

2013

Drivers of macrophyte assemblages in South African freshwater systems [Supervisor: Dr Julie Coetzee] (download PDF)

Silvia Langa

2013

The impact and control of waterweeds in the Southern Mozambique Basin rivers [Supervisor: Prof Martin Hill] (download PDF)

John Opoku-Debrah

2012

Studies on existing and new isolates of Cryptophlebia leucotreta granulovirus (CrleGV) on Thaumatotibia leucotreta populations from a range of geographic regions in South Africa [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill, Dr Caroline Knox & Dr Sean Moore] (download PDF)

Felix Akpabey

2012

Quantification of the cross-sectoral impacts of waterweeds and their control in Ghana [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill & Prof David Wilson] (download PDF)

Danica Marlin

2011

The role of the mite Orthogalumna terebrantis in the biological control programme for water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes, in South Africa [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill & Prof Marcus Byrne] (download PDF)

Iain Paterson

2011

Biological control of Pereskia aculeata Miller (Cactaceae) [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill & Dr Doug Downie] (download PDF)

Unathi Heshula

2010

Induced plant responses of different Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae) varieties to herbivory by Falconia intermedia (distant) (Hemiptera: Miridae) [Supervisor: Prof Martin Hill] (download PDF)

Angela Bownes

2009

Evaluation of a plant-herbivore system in determining potential efficacy of a candidate biological control agent, Cornops aquaticum for water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes [Supervisors: Prof Martin Hill & Prof Marcus Byrne] (download PDF)

Ouessynou Diop

2007

Management of invasive aquatic weeds with emphasis on biological control in Senegal [Supervisor: Prof Martin Hill] (download PDF)

Jan-Robert Baars

2002

Biological control initiatives against Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae) in South Africa : an assessment of the present status of the programme, and an evaluation of Coelocephalapion camarae Kissinger (Coleoptera: Brentidae) and Falconia intermedia (Distant) (Heteroptera: Miridae), two new candidate natural enemies for release on the weed [Supervisors: Prof Pat Hulley & Prof Martin Hill] (download PDF)

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