Professor Gurr is well known internationally for his research on insect-plant ecology and collaborating with stakeholders to promote ecosystem services thereby harmonising agricultural productivity with the environment. Work over the last three decades has spanned biological control of insect pests, plant defence, insect-vectored plant pathogens, chemical and molecular ecology. His chief contribution has been to develop strategies for promoting the activity of natural enemies of pests and simultaneously delivering other ecosystem services. Geoff is the leader of Theme 2: Beetle rearing. The beetle rearing team is working closely with the beetle importation team from CSIRO to maximise the benefits of the newly imported beetle species by rearing larger numbers for release. Geoff is a member of the Project Management Group for DBEE.
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