Dr. Andrew Frewin - Post Doctoral Fellow
My primary research interests are integrated pest management and the health of beneficial arthropods including natural enemies, biocontrol agents and pollinators. I have previously conducted research related to these themes in both field and greenhouse cropping systems. Recently, I completed my PhD at the University of Guelph working on incorporating DNA barcoding into various levels of integrated pest management. Currently, I am working in the CSD lab on a project to develop standardized laboratory and semi-field methods for evaluating the effects of agricultural chemicals on the alfalfa leafcutting bee, Megachile rotundata.
Frewin, A.J., Scott-Dupree, C.D., Murphy, G., Hanner, R. 2014. Demographic trends in mixed biotype populations of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in commercial poinsettia under biological control- and chemical- based management. Journal of Economic Entomology 107: 1150-1155. doi: 10.1603/EC13521
Frewin, A.J., Schaafsma, A.W., Hallett, R.H. Susceptibility of Aphelinus certus (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) to neonicotinoid seed treatments used for soybean pest management. 2014. Journal of Economic Entomology 107:1450-1457. doi: 10.1603/EC13523