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Jeremy McNeil, PhD

Behavioural and Chemical Ecology of Insects


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Helen I Battle Professor
Biological & Geological Sciences 3066
(519) 661-3487
519 661-3935
jmcneil2@uwo.ca
http://www.uwo.ca/biology/faculty/mcneil/

The main thrust of my research programme is to understand the reproductive strategies of insects that migrate in response to either predictable or unpredictable habitat change. The research is multidisciplinary in nature, looking at the behavioural and ecological aspects, as well as using physiological and molecular approaches to understand the mechanisms controlling the reproductive biology in species where mate location and mate choice are modulated by sex pheromones. I am also interested in different aspects of plant-insect and host-parasitoid interactions that involve chemical cues (infochemicals). I have generally chosen to work on pest species, or their natural enemies, as model research systems. This allows us to not only address basic questions in reproductive biology but also to generate data that may be used in the development of more environmentally rational approaches to insect control.

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