Mike Birkett

NameMike Birkett
Job titlePrincipal Research Scientist - Chemical Ecology
Email addressmike.birkett@rothamsted.ac.uk
DepartmentBiointeractions and Crop Protection
Research clusterBCP: Pest-Host Interactions
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3302-2025
Preferred citationBirkett, M. A.
OfficeHarpenden

Research outputs

Identification of a non-host semiochemical from tick-resistant donkeys (Equus asinus) against Amblyomma sculptum ticks

Ferreira, L. L., Sarria, A. L. F., De Olivera Filho, J. G., De Olivera de Silva, F., Powers, S. J., Caulfield, J. C., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A. and Borges, L. M. F. 2019. Identification of a non-host semiochemical from tick-resistant donkeys (Equus asinus) against Amblyomma sculptum ticks. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases. 10 (3), pp. 621-627.

Development of pull and push-pull systems for management of Lesser Mealworm, Alphitobius diaperinus, in poultry houses using alarm and aggregation pheromones

Hassemer, M., Borges, M., Withall, D., Pickett, J. A., Laumann, R. A., Birkett, M. A. and Blassioli-Moraes, M. C. 2019. Development of pull and push-pull systems for management of Lesser Mealworm, Alphitobius diaperinus, in poultry houses using alarm and aggregation pheromones. Pest Management Science. 75 (4), pp. 1107-1114.

The multitrophic nature of acute oak decline chemical ecology

Vuts, J., Sarria, A. L. F., Caulfield, J. C., Plummer, S., Denman, S. and Birkett, M. A. 2018. The multitrophic nature of acute oak decline chemical ecology. Royal Entomological Society.

Host shift induces changes in mate choice of the seed predator Acanthoscelides obtectus via altered chemical signalling

Vuts, J., Woodcock, C. M., Koenig, L., Powers, S. J., Pickett, J. A., Szentesi, A. and Birkett, M. A. 2018. Host shift induces changes in mate choice of the seed predator Acanthoscelides obtectus via altered chemical signalling. PLOS ONE. 13 (11), p. e0206144.

Persistence and efficacy of a new formulation based on dog allomonal repellents against Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato tick

De Oliveira Filho, J. G., Ferreira, L. L., De Oliveria Silva, F., Menezes, K. M. F., Muniz, E. R., De Paula, L. G. F., Sarria, A. L. F., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A., Mascarin, G. M. and Borges, L. M. F. 2018. Persistence and efficacy of a new formulation based on dog allomonal repellents against Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato tick. Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária. 27 (3), pp. 313-318.

Identification of volatile compounds involved in host location by Anthonomus grandis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Maghalaes, D. M., Borges, M., Laumann, R. A., Woodcock, C. M., Withall, D., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A. and Blassioli-Moraes, M. C. 2018. Identification of volatile compounds involved in host location by Anthonomus grandis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. July (6), p. 98.

Variability in herbivore-induced signalling across different maize genotypes impacts significantly on natural enemy foragin behaviour

Michereff, M. F. F., Magalhães, D. M., Hassemer, M. J., Laumann, R. A., Zhou, J-J., Ribeiro, P. E. de. A., Viana, P. A., Guimarães, P. E. de O., Schimmelpfeng, P. H. C., Borges, M., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A. and Blassioli-Moraes, M. C. 2018. Variability in herbivore-induced signalling across different maize genotypes impacts significantly on natural enemy foragin behaviour. Journal of Pest Science. 92 (2), pp. 723-736.

Influence of constitutive and induced volatiles from mature green coffee berries on the foraging behaviour of female coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) (Coleoptera: Curclionidae: Scolytinae)

Blassiolo-Moraes, M. C., Michereff, M. F. F., Magalhaes, D. M., Morals, S. D., Hassemer, M. J., Laumann, R. A., Meneghin, A. M., Birkett, M. A., Withall, D., Medeiros, L. N., Correa, C. M. C. and Borges, M. 2018. Influence of constitutive and induced volatiles from mature green coffee berries on the foraging behaviour of female coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) (Coleoptera: Curclionidae: Scolytinae). Arthropod-Plant Interactions.

Environmentally vulnerable noble chafers exhibit unusual pheromone-mediated behaviour

Harvey, D. J., Vuts, J., Hooper, A. M., Finch, P., Woodcock, C. M., Caulfield, J. C., Kadej, M., Smolis, A., Withall, D., Henshall, S., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2018. Environmentally vulnerable noble chafers exhibit unusual pheromone-mediated behaviour. PLOS ONE. 13 (11), p. e0206526.

Attractiveness of host banana leaf materials to the banana weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus in Ghana for development of field management strategies

Abagale, S. A., Woodcock, C. M., Chamberlain, K., Ofaso-Acquaah, S., Van Emden, H., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Braimah, H. 2018. Attractiveness of host banana leaf materials to the banana weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus in Ghana for development of field management strategies . Pest Management Science.

(2R,5S)‐Theaspirane Identified as the Kairomone for the Banana Weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus, from Attractive Senesced Leaves of the Host Banana, Musa spp.

Abagale, S. A., Woodcock, C. M., Hooper, A. M., Caulfield, J. C., Withall, D., Chamberlain, K., Acquaah, S. O., Van Emden, H., Braimah, H., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2018. (2R,5S)‐Theaspirane Identified as the Kairomone for the Banana Weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus, from Attractive Senesced Leaves of the Host Banana, Musa spp. Chemistry-A European Journal. 24 (37), pp. 9217-9219.

Prospects for management of whitefly using plant semiochemicals, compared with related pests

Schlaeger, S., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2018. Prospects for management of whitefly using plant semiochemicals, compared with related pests . Pest Management Science.

Plasmodium-associated changes in human odor attract mosquitoes

Robinson, A., Busula, A. O., Voets, M. A, Beshir, K. B., Caulfield, J. C., Powers, S. J., Verhulst, N. O., Winskill, P., Muwanguzi, J., Birkett, M. A., Smallegange, R. C., Masiga, D. K., Mukabana, W. R., Sauerwein, R. W., Sutherland, C. J., Bousema, T., Pickett, J. A., Takken, W., Logan, J. G. and De Boer, J. G. 2018. Plasmodium-associated changes in human odor attract mosquitoes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 115 (18), pp. E4209-E4218.

Isolation and identification of floral attractants from a nectar plant for the dried bean beetle, Acanthoscelides obtectus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Bruchinae)

Vuts, J., Woodcock, C. M., Caulfield, J. C., Powers, S. J., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2018. Isolation and identification of floral attractants from a nectar plant for the dried bean beetle, Acanthoscelides obtectus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Bruchinae). Pest Management Science.

Invasive egg predators and food availability interactively affect maternal investment in egg chemical defence

Paul, S. C., Stevens, M., Burton, J., Pell, J. K., Birkett, M. A. and Blount, J. D. 2018. Invasive egg predators and food availability interactively affect maternal investment in egg chemical defence. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 6 (4).

Parental phenotype not predator cues influence egg warning coloration and defence levels

Birkett, M. A., Paul, S., Stevens, M., Burton, J., Pell, J. K. and Blount, J. D. 2018. Parental phenotype not predator cues influence egg warning coloration and defence levels. Animal Behaviour. 140 (June), pp. 177-186.

Attractiveness of Host Plant Volatile Extracts to the Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri, is Reduced by Terpenoids from the Non-Host Cashew

Fancelli, M., Borges, M., Laumann, R. A., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A. and Blassioli-Moraes, M. C. 2018. Attractiveness of Host Plant Volatile Extracts to the Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri, is Reduced by Terpenoids from the Non-Host Cashew. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 44 (4), pp. 397-405.

Conspecific and Heterogeneric Lacewings Respond to (Z)-4-Tridecene Identified from Chrysopa formosa (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)

Koczor, S., Szentkiralyi, F., Vuts, J., Caulfield, J. C., Withall, D. M., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A. and Toth, M. 2018. Conspecific and Heterogeneric Lacewings Respond to (Z)-4-Tridecene Identified from Chrysopa formosa (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 44 (2), pp. 137-146.

Expression of lima bean terpene synthases in rice enhances recruitment of a beneficial enemy of a major rice pest

Li, F., Li, W., Lin, Y-J., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A., Wu, K., Wang, G. and Zhou, J. 2018. Expression of lima bean terpene synthases in rice enhances recruitment of a beneficial enemy of a major rice pest. Plant, Cell & Environment. 41 (1), pp. 111-120.

Investigating the influence of plasmodium infection on the human volatile odour profile in an endemic setting

Robinson, A., de Boer, J., Busula, A. O., Powers, S., Caulfield, J., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A., Takken, W. and Logan, J. 2017. Investigating the influence of plasmodium infection on the human volatile odour profile in an endemic setting. ISTD Bites Conference. American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.

Odours of Plasmodium falciparum-infected participants influence mosquito-host interactions

De Boer, J. G., Robinson, A., Powers, S. J., Burgers, S. L. G. E., Caulfield, J. C., Birkett, M. A., Smallegange, R. C., van Genderen, P. J. J., Bousema, T., Sauerwein, R. W., Pickett, J. A., Takken, W. and Logan, J. G. 2017. Odours of Plasmodium falciparum-infected participants influence mosquito-host interactions. Scientific Reports. 7 (1), p. 9283.

cis-jasmone elicits aphid-induced stress signalling in potatoes

Sobhy, I. S., Woodcock, C. M., Powers, S. J., Caulfield, J. C., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2017. cis-jasmone elicits aphid-induced stress signalling in potatoes. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 43 (1), pp. 39-52.

Brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato, infestation of susceptible dog hosts is reduced by slow release of semiochemicals from a less susceptible host

De Oliveira Filho, J. G., Ferreira, L. L., Sarria, A. L. F., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A., Mascarin, G. M., De Leon, A. A. P. and Borges, L. M. F. 2017. Brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato, infestation of susceptible dog hosts is reduced by slow release of semiochemicals from a less susceptible host. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases. 8 (1), pp. 139-145.

Leaf volatile patterns of oak decline problems: opportunities for control via chemical ecology

Vuts, J., Caulfield, J. C., Plummer, S., Denman, S., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2017. Leaf volatile patterns of oak decline problems: opportunities for control via chemical ecology. Royal Entomological Society.

Odours of Plasmodium falciparum-infected participants influence mosquito-host interactions

De Boar, J. G., Robinson, A., Powers, S. J., Burgers, S. L. G. E., Caulfield, J. C., Birkett, M. A., Smallegange, R. C., Van Genderen, P. J. J., Bousema, T., Sauerwein, R. W., Pickett, J. A., Takken, W. and Logan, J. G. 2017. Odours of Plasmodium falciparum-infected participants influence mosquito-host interactions. Scientific Reports. 7, p. 9283.

Metodologias para o Estudo da Defesa de Memoria (Priming) em Plantas Frente a Estresse Biotico

Borges, M., Michereff, M. F. F., Moraes, M. C. B., Hassemer, M. J., Laumann, R. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2017. Metodologias para o Estudo da Defesa de Memoria (Priming) em Plantas Frente a Estresse Biotico. Empresa Brasil Pesq Agropec.

Antifeedant activity of red clover root isoflavonoids on Hylastinus obscurus.

Quiroz, A., Mendez, L., Mutis, A., Hormazabal, E., Ortega, F., Birkett, M. A. and Parra, L. 2017. Antifeedant activity of red clover root isoflavonoids on Hylastinus obscurus. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. 17 (1), pp. 231-239.

DIMBOA levels in hexaploid Brazilian wheat are not associated with antibiosis against the cereal aphids Rhopalosiphum padi and Sitobion avenae

Periera J. F., Sarria, A. L. F., Powers, S. J., Aradottir, G. I., Caulfield, J. C., Martin, J. L., Smart, L. E., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A. and Pereira, P. V. R .S 2017. DIMBOA levels in hexaploid Brazilian wheat are not associated with antibiosis against the cereal aphids Rhopalosiphum padi and Sitobion avenae. Theoretical and Experimental Plant Physiology. 29 (2), pp. 61-75.

Electrophysiological and behavioral responses of female African rice gall midge, Orseolia oryzivora Harris and Gagné, to host plant volatiles

Ogah, E. O., Smart, L. E., Woodcock, C. M., Caulfield, J. C., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A., Nwilene, F. E. and Bruce, T. 2017. Electrophysiological and behavioral responses of female African rice gall midge, Orseolia oryzivora Harris and Gagné, to host plant volatiles. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 43 (1), pp. 13-16.

Field evaluation of synthetic aphid sex pheromone in enhancing suppression of aphid abundance by their natural enemies

Nakashima, Y., Ida, T. Y., Powell, W., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A., Taki, H. and Takabayashi, J. 2016. Field evaluation of synthetic aphid sex pheromone in enhancing suppression of aphid abundance by their natural enemies. Biocontrol. 61 (5), pp. 485-496.

The natural plant stress elicitor cis-jasmone causes cultivar-dependent reduction in growth of the stink bug, Euschistus heros and associated changes in flavonoid concentrations in soybean, Glycine max.

Da Graca, J. P., Ueda, T. E., Janegitz, T., Vieira, S. S., Salvador, M. C., De Oliveira, M. C., Zingaretti, S. M., Powers, S. J., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A. and Hoffmann-Campo, C. B. 2016. The natural plant stress elicitor cis-jasmone causes cultivar-dependent reduction in growth of the stink bug, Euschistus heros and associated changes in flavonoid concentrations in soybean, Glycine max. Phytochemistry. 131, pp. 84-91.

Quantification of brown dog tick repellents, 2-hexanone and benzaldehyde, and release from tick-resistant beagles, Canis lupus familiaris.

De Oliveira Filho, J. G., Sarria, A. L. F., Ferreira, L. L., Caulfield, J. C., Powers, S. J., Pickett, J. A., De Leon, A. A., Birkett, M. A. and Borges, L. M. F. 2016. Quantification of brown dog tick repellents, 2-hexanone and benzaldehyde, and release from tick-resistant beagles, Canis lupus familiaris. Journal Of Chromatography B. 1022 (1 June 2016), pp. 64-69.

Disruption of host-seeking behaviour by the salmon louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis, using botanically derived repellents

O'shea, B., Wadsworth, S., Marambio, J. P., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Mordue (Luntz), A. J. 2016. Disruption of host-seeking behaviour by the salmon louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis, using botanically derived repellents. Journal of Fish Diseases.

Revisiting the male-produced aggregation pheromone of lesser mealworm, Alphitobius diaperinus (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae): identification of a six-component pheromone from a Brazilian population

Hassemer, M. J., Sant'Ana, J., Borges, M., Withall, D., Pickett, J. A., Oliveira, M. W. M., Laumann, R. A., Birkett, M. A. and Blassioli-Moraes, M. C. 2016. Revisiting the male-produced aggregation pheromone of lesser mealworm, Alphitobius diaperinus (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae): identification of a six-component pheromone from a Brazilian population. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 64, pp. 6809-6818.

influence of two acyclic homoterpenes (tetranorterpenes) on the foraging behaviour of Anthonomus grandis Boh

Magalhaes, D. M., Borges, M., Laumann, R. A., Woodcock, C. M., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A. and Blassioli-Moraes, M. C. 2016. influence of two acyclic homoterpenes (tetranorterpenes) on the foraging behaviour of Anthonomus grandis Boh. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 42, pp. 305-313.

Identification and field evaluation of the sex pheromone of a Brazilian population of Spodoptera cosmioides

Blassioli-Moraes, M. C., Borges, M., Viana, A. R., Laumann, R. A., Miranda, J. E., Magalhaes, D. M. and Birkett, M. A. 2016. Identification and field evaluation of the sex pheromone of a Brazilian population of Spodoptera cosmioides. Pesquisa Agropecuaria Brasileira. 51, pp. 545-554.

Responses of the two-spotted oak buprestid, Agrilus biguttatus (Coleoptera:Buprestidae) to host tree volatiles

Vuts, J., Woodcock, C. M., Sumner, M. E., Caulfield, J. C., Reed, K., Inward, D. J. G., Leather, S. R., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A. and Denman, S. 2016. Responses of the two-spotted oak buprestid, Agrilus biguttatus (Coleoptera:Buprestidae) to host tree volatiles. Pest Management Science. 72 (4), pp. 845-851.

Horn fly larval survival in cattle dung is reduced by endophyte infection of tall fescue pasture

Parra, L., Mutis, A., Chacon, M., Lizama, M., Rojas, C., Catrileo, A., Rubilar, O., Tortella, G., Birkett, M. A. and Quiroz, A. 2016. Horn fly larval survival in cattle dung is reduced by endophyte infection of tall fescue pasture. Pest Management Science. 72 (7), pp. 1328-1334.

Identification of non-host semiochemicals for the brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato (Acari: Ixodidae), from tick-resistant beagles, Canis lupus familiaris

Borges, L. M. F., Filho, J. G. De O., Ferreira, L. L., Louly, C. C. B., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2015. Identification of non-host semiochemicals for the brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato (Acari: Ixodidae), from tick-resistant beagles, Canis lupus familiaris. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. 6, pp. 676-682.

The first crop plant genetically engineered to release an insect pheromone for defence

Bruce, T. J. A., Aradottir, G. I., Smart, L. E., Martin, J. L., Caulfield, J. C., Doherty, A., Sparks, C. A., Woodcock, C. M., Birkett, M. A., Napier, J. A., Jones, H. D. and Pickett, J. A. 2015. The first crop plant genetically engineered to release an insect pheromone for defence. Scientific Reports. 5, p. 11183.

Pheromone bouquet of the dried bean beetle, Acanthoscelides obtectus (Col.: Chrysomelidae), now complete

Vuts, J., Francke, W., Mori, K., Zarbin, P. H. G., Hooper, A. M., Millar, J. G., Pickett, J. A., Toth, M., Chamberlain, K., Caulfield, J. C., Woodcock, C. M., Troger, A. G., Balintne Csonka, E. and Birkett, M. A. 2015. Pheromone bouquet of the dried bean beetle, Acanthoscelides obtectus (Col.: Chrysomelidae), now complete. European Journal of Organic Chemistry. 22 (22), pp. 4843-4846.

Aphid sex pheromone compounds interfere with attraction of common green lacewings to floral bait

Koczor, S., Szentkiralyi, F., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2015. Aphid sex pheromone compounds interfere with attraction of common green lacewings to floral bait. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 41 (6), pp. 550-556.

Molecular characterization of two isoforms of a farnesyl pyrophosphate synthase gene in wheat and their roles in sesquiterpene synthesis and inducible defence against aphid infestation

Zhang, Y., Li, Z-X., Yu, X-D., Fan, J., Pickett, J. A., Jones, H. D., Zhou, J-J., Birkett, M. A., Caulfield, J., Napier, J. A., Zhao, G-Y., Cheng, X-G., Shi, Y., Bruce, T. J. A. and Xia, L-Q. 2015. Molecular characterization of two isoforms of a farnesyl pyrophosphate synthase gene in wheat and their roles in sesquiterpene synthesis and inducible defence against aphid infestation. New Phytologist. 206 (3), pp. 1101-1115.

Multiple roles of a male-specific compound in the sexual behavior of the dried bean beetle, Acanthoscelides obtectus

Vuts, J., Powers, S. J., Caulfield, J. C., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2015. Multiple roles of a male-specific compound in the sexual behavior of the dried bean beetle, Acanthoscelides obtectus. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 41, pp. 287-293.

Novel olfactory ligands via terpene synthases

Touchet, S., Chamberlain, K., Woodcock, C. M., Miller, D. J., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Allemann, R. K. 2015. Novel olfactory ligands via terpene synthases. Chemical Communications. 51 (35), pp. 7550-7553.

Chemical cues modulating electrophysiological and behavioural responses in the parasitic wasp Cotesia sesamiae

Tamiru, A., Bruce, T. J. A., Woodcock, C. M., Birkett, M. A., Midega, C. A. O., Pickett, J. A. and Khan, Z. R. 2015. Chemical cues modulating electrophysiological and behavioural responses in the parasitic wasp Cotesia sesamiae. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 93, pp. 281-287.

New chemical ecology based opportunities for agriculture in the face of global climate and population challenges

Birkett, M. A. 2014. New chemical ecology based opportunities for agriculture in the face of global climate and population challenges. American Chemical Society (ACS).

Quantitative differences in gene expression of defence genes in Solanum tuberosum and S. sisymbriifolium infected with Globodera pallida

Sasaki-Crawley, A., Dybal, K., Powers, S. J., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A., Nelson, D., Blackshaw, R., Carvalho, R. and Curtis, R. H. C. 2014. Quantitative differences in gene expression of defence genes in Solanum tuberosum and S. sisymbriifolium infected with Globodera pallida. Indian Journal of Nematology. 44 (1), pp. 62-72.

Delivering sustainable crop protection systems via the seed: exploiting natural constitutive and inducible defence pathways

Pickett, J. A., Aradottir, G. I., Birkett, M. A., Bruce, T. J. A., Hooper, A. M., Midega, C. A. O., Jones, H. D., Matthes, M. C., Napier, J. A., Pittchar, J. O., Smart, L. E., Woodcock, C. M. and Khan, Z. R. 2014. Delivering sustainable crop protection systems via the seed: exploiting natural constitutive and inducible defence pathways. Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 369 (1639), p. 20120281.

Semiochemistry of Scarabaeoidea

Vuts, J., Imrei, Z., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A., Woodcock, C. M. and Toth, M. 2014. Semiochemistry of Scarabaeoidea. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 40, pp. 190-210.

Vertebrate pheromones and other semiochemicals: the potential for accommodating complexity in signalling by volatile compounds for vertebrate management

Pickett, J. A., Barasa, S. and Birkett, M. A. 2014. Vertebrate pheromones and other semiochemicals: the potential for accommodating complexity in signalling by volatile compounds for vertebrate management. Biochemical Society Transactions. 42, pp. 846-850.

Achieving food and environmental security: new approaches to close the gap

Poppy, G. M., Jepson, P. C., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2014. Achieving food and environmental security: new approaches to close the gap. Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 369, p. 20120272.

Achieving food security for one million sub-Saharan African poor through push-pull innovation by 2020

Khan, Z. R., Midega, C. A. O., Pittchar, J. O., Murage, A. W., Birkett, M. A., Bruce, T. J. A. and Pickett, J. A. 2014. Achieving food security for one million sub-Saharan African poor through push-pull innovation by 2020. Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 369, p. 20120284.

Prospects of genetic engineering for robust insect resistance

Birkett, M. A. and Pickett, J. A. 2014. Prospects of genetic engineering for robust insect resistance. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 19, pp. 59-67.

Development of a female attractant for the click beetle pest Agriotes brevis

Vuts, J., Furlan, L., Csonka, E. B., Woodcock, C. M., Caulfield, J. C., Mayon, P., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A. and Toth, M. 2014. Development of a female attractant for the click beetle pest Agriotes brevis. Pest Management Science. 70 (4), pp. 610-614.

Identification of pheromone components and their binding affinity to the odorant binding protein CcapOBP83a-2 of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata

Siciliano, P., He, X. L., Woodcock, C. M., Pickett, J. A., Field, L. M., Birkett, M. A., Kalinova, B., Gomulski, L. M., Scolari, F., Gasperi, G., Malacrida, A. R. and Zhou, J-J. 2014. Identification of pheromone components and their binding affinity to the odorant binding protein CcapOBP83a-2 of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 48, pp. 51-62.

Identification and expression profile of two putative odorant-binding proteins from the neotropical brown stink bug, Euschistus heros (Fabricius) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)

Farias, L. R., Paula, D. P., Zhou, J-J., Liu, R., Pappas, G. J. Jr., Moraes, M. C. B., Laumann, R. A., Borges, M., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A., Field, L. M. and Bao, S. N. 2014. Identification and expression profile of two putative odorant-binding proteins from the neotropical brown stink bug, Euschistus heros (Fabricius) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Neotropical Entomology. 43, pp. 106-114.

Differences in the fly-load of Haematobia irritans (Diptera: Muscidae) on cattle is modified by endophyte infection of pastures

Parra, L., Rojas, C., Catrileo, A., Galdames, R., Mutis, A., Birkett, M. A. and Quiroz, A. 2013. Differences in the fly-load of Haematobia irritans (Diptera: Muscidae) on cattle is modified by endophyte infection of pastures. Electronic Journal of Biotechnology. 16, p. 4.

The semiochemistry of aphids

Pickett, J. A., Allemann, R. K. and Birkett, M. A. 2013. The semiochemistry of aphids. Natural Product Reports. 30, pp. 1277-1283.

Prevalence and infection intensity of sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) host is reduced by the non-host compound 2-aminoacetophenone

Hastie, L. C., Wallace, C., Birkett, M. A., Douglas, A., Jones, O., Mordue (Luntz), A. J., Ritchie, G., Pickett, J. A., Webster, J. L. and Bowman, A. S. 2013. Prevalence and infection intensity of sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) host is reduced by the non-host compound 2-aminoacetophenone. Aquaculture. 410-411, pp. 178-183.

Tracking bed bugs (Cimex lectularius:) a study of the effect of physiological and extrinsic factors on the response to bed bug-derived volatiles

Weeks, E. N. I., Logan, J. G., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Cameron, M. M. 2013. Tracking bed bugs (Cimex lectularius:) a study of the effect of physiological and extrinsic factors on the response to bed bug-derived volatiles. Journal of Experimental Biology. 216, pp. 460-469.

The role of semiochemicals in short-range location of aggregation sites in Adalia bipunctata (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae)

Susset, E. C., Ramon-Portugal, F., Hemptinne, J-L., Dewhirst, S. Y., Birkett, M. A. and Magro, A. 2013. The role of semiochemicals in short-range location of aggregation sites in Adalia bipunctata (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 39, pp. 591-601.

Evaluation of a nonanal-trimethylamine lure for collection of Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) in gravid traps

Irish, S. R., Moore, J., Bruce, J., Birkett, M. A. and Cameron, M. M. 2013. Evaluation of a nonanal-trimethylamine lure for collection of Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) in gravid traps. Journal of Medical Entomology. 50, pp. 619-623.

Underground signals carried through common mycelial networks warn neighbouring plants of aphid attack

Babikova, Z., Gilbert, L., Bruce, T. J. A., Birkett, M. A., Caulfield, J. C., Woodcock, C. M., Pickett, J. A. and Johnson, D. 2013. Underground signals carried through common mycelial networks warn neighbouring plants of aphid attack. Ecology Letters. 16 (7), pp. 835-843.

Priming of production in maize of volatile organic defence compounds by the natural plant activator cis- jasmone

Oluwafemi, S., Dewhirst, S. Y., Veyrat, N., Powers, S. J., Bruce, T. J. A., Caulfield, J. C., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2013. Priming of production in maize of volatile organic defence compounds by the natural plant activator cis- jasmone. PLOS ONE. 8, p. e62299.

Effect of small lipophilic molecules in tomato and rice root exudates on the behaviour of Meloidogyne incognita and M. graminicola

Dutta, T. K., Powers, S. J., Gaur, H. S., Birkett, M. A. and Curtis, R. H. C. 2012. Effect of small lipophilic molecules in tomato and rice root exudates on the behaviour of Meloidogyne incognita and M. graminicola. Nematology. 14, pp. 309-320.

Identification of host kairomones from maize, Zea mays, for the maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais

Ukeh, D. A., Woodcock, C. M., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2012. Identification of host kairomones from maize, Zea mays, for the maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 38, pp. 1402-1409.

Oviposition induced volatile emissions from African smallholder farmers' maize varieties

Tamiru, A., Bruce, T. J. A., Midega, C. A. O., Woodcock, C. M., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Khan, Z. R. 2012. Oviposition induced volatile emissions from African smallholder farmers' maize varieties. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 38, pp. 231-234.

Herbivory by a phloem-feeding insect inhibits floral volatile production

Pareja, M., Qvarfordt, E., Webster, B., Mayon, P., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A. and Glinwood, R. 2012. Herbivory by a phloem-feeding insect inhibits floral volatile production. PLOS ONE. 7, p. e31971.

Farmers' perceptions of cotton pests and their management in western Kenya

Midega, C. A. O., Nyang'au, I. M., Pittchar, J., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A., Borges, M. and Khan, Z. R. 2012. Farmers' perceptions of cotton pests and their management in western Kenya. Crop Protection. 42, pp. 193-201.

Semiochemicals from herbivory induced cotton plants enhance the foraging behaviour of the cotton boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis

Magalhaes, D. M., Borges, M., Laumann, R. A., Sujii, E. R., Mayon, P., Caulfield, J. C., Midega, C. A. O., Khan, Z. R., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A. and Blassioli-Moraes, M. C. 2012. Semiochemicals from herbivory induced cotton plants enhance the foraging behaviour of the cotton boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 38, pp. 1528-1538.

Comparison of different synthetic baits in field experiments with respect to attractivity to green lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)

Koczor, S., Szentkiralyi, F., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A., Voigt, E. and Toth, M. 2012. Comparison of different synthetic baits in field experiments with respect to attractivity to green lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Novenyvdelem. 48, pp. 501-506.

Interference in foraging behaviour of European and American house dust mites Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and Dermatophagoides farinae (Acari: Pyroglyphidae) by catmint, Nepeta cataria (Lamiaceae)

Khan, M. A., Jones, I., Loza-Reyes, E., Cameron, M. M., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2012. Interference in foraging behaviour of European and American house dust mites Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and Dermatophagoides farinae (Acari: Pyroglyphidae) by catmint, Nepeta cataria (Lamiaceae). Experimental and Applied Acarology. 57, pp. 65-74.

Isolation and identification of host cues from mango, Mangifera indica, that attract gravid female oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis

Kamala Jayanthi, P. D., Woodcock, C. M., Caulfield, J. C., Birkett, M. A. and Bruce, T. J. A. 2012. Isolation and identification of host cues from mango, Mangifera indica, that attract gravid female oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 38, pp. 361-369.

Aphid antixenosis in cotton is activated by the natural plant defence elicitor cis- jasmone

Hegde, M., Oliveira, J. N., Da Costa, J. G., Loza-Reyes, E., Bleicher, E., Santana, A. E. G., Caulfield, J. C., Mayon, P., Dewhirst, S. Y., Bruce, T. J. A., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2012. Aphid antixenosis in cotton is activated by the natural plant defence elicitor cis- jasmone. Phytochemistry. 78, pp. 81-88.

Collection of Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) using CO2 and enantiomers of 1-octen-3-ol in the United Kingdom

Harrup, L. E., Logan, J. G., Cook, J. I., Golding, N., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A., Sanders, C., Barber, J., Rogers, D. J., Mellor, P. S., Purse, B. V. and Carpenter, S. 2012. Collection of Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) using CO2 and enantiomers of 1-octen-3-ol in the United Kingdom. Journal of Medical Entomology. 49, pp. 112-121.

Activation of defence in sweet pepper, Capiscum annuum, by cis- jasmone, and its impact on aphid and aphid parasitoid behaviour

Dewhirst, S. Y., Birkett, M. A., Loza-Reyes, E., Martin, J. L., Pye, B. J., Smart, L. E., Hardie, J. and Pickett, J. A. 2012. Activation of defence in sweet pepper, Capiscum annuum, by cis- jasmone, and its impact on aphid and aphid parasitoid behaviour. Pest Management Science. 68 (10), pp. 1419-1429.

Sex pheromone communication in two sympatric neotropical stink bug species Chinavia ubica and Chinavia impicticornis

Blassioli-Moraes, M. C., Laumann, R. A., Oliveira, M. W. M., Woodcock, C. M., Mayon, P., Hooper, A. M., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A. and Borges, M. 2012. Sex pheromone communication in two sympatric neotropical stink bug species Chinavia ubica and Chinavia impicticornis. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 38, pp. 836-845.

The use of Pluronic F-127 to study the development of the potato cyst nematode, Globodera pallida

Sasaki-Crawley, A., Curtis, R. H. C., Birkett, M. A., Papadopoulos, A., Blackshaw, R. and Pickett, J. A. 2012. The use of Pluronic F-127 to study the development of the potato cyst nematode, Globodera pallida. Nematology. 14, pp. 869-873.

The sex pheromones of mealy plum (Hayalopterus pruni) and leaf-curl plum (Brachycaudus helichrysi) aphids: identification and field trapping of male and gynoparous aphids in prune orchards

Symmes, E. J., Dewhirst, S. Y., Birkett, M. A., Campbell, C. A. M., Chamberlain, K., Pickett, J. A. and Zalom, F. G. 2012. The sex pheromones of mealy plum (Hayalopterus pruni) and leaf-curl plum (Brachycaudus helichrysi) aphids: identification and field trapping of male and gynoparous aphids in prune orchards. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 38, pp. 576-583.

Alligator pepper, Aframomum melegueta, and ginger, Zingiber officinale, reduce stored maize infestation by the maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais in traditional African granaries

Ukeh, D. A., Umoetok, S. B. A., Bowman, A. S., Mordue (Luntz), A. J., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2012. Alligator pepper, Aframomum melegueta, and ginger, Zingiber officinale, reduce stored maize infestation by the maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais in traditional African granaries. Crop Protection. 32, pp. 99-103.

Aspects of insect chemical ecology: exploitation of reception and detection as tools for deception of pests and beneficial insects

Pickett, J. A., Aradottir, G. I., Birkett, M. A., Bruce, T. J. A., Chamberlain, K., Khan, Z. R., Midega, C. A. O., Smart, L. E. and Woodcock, C. M. 2012. Aspects of insect chemical ecology: exploitation of reception and detection as tools for deception of pests and beneficial insects. Physiological Entomology. 37 (1), pp. 2-9.

Fast and efficient microwave-assisted synthesis of functionalized peptoids via Ugi reactions

Barreto, A. De F. S., Vercillo, O. E., Birkett, M. A., Caulfield, J. C., Wessjohann, L. A. and Andrade, C. K. Z. 2011. Fast and efficient microwave-assisted synthesis of functionalized peptoids via Ugi reactions. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. 9, pp. 5024-5027.

Aspects of the behaviour of Globodera pallida in the rhizosphere of the trap crop, Solanum sisymbriifolium

Sasaki-Crawley, A., Curtis, R. H. C., Birkett, M. A., Powers, S. J., Papadopoulos, A., Blackshaw, R. and Pickett, J. A. 2011. Aspects of the behaviour of Globodera pallida in the rhizosphere of the trap crop, Solanum sisymbriifolium. Abstracts SEE11 Joint Meeting of the Royal Entomological Society of London and the Soil Ecology Society, Plymouth, 14-16 September 2011 .

How does Solanum sisymbriifolium affect Globodera pallida behaviour?

Sasaki-Crawley, A., Curtis, R. H. C., Birkett, M. A., Powers, S. J., Papadopoulos, A., Blackshaw, R. P. and Pickett, J. A. 2011. How does Solanum sisymbriifolium affect Globodera pallida behaviour? Abstracts 43rd ONTA Annual Meeting, Coimbra, 4-9 September 2011 .

Antifungal activity of volatile metabolites emitted by mycelial cultures of saprophytic fungi

Schalchli, H., Hormazabal, E., Becerra, J., Birkett, M. A., Alvear, M., Vidal, J. and Quiroz, A. 2011. Antifungal activity of volatile metabolites emitted by mycelial cultures of saprophytic fungi. Chemistry and Ecology. 27, pp. 503-513.

Plant-nematode interactions: Globodera pallida and Solanum sisymbriifolium

Sasaki-Crawley, A., Curtis, R. H. C., Birkett, M. A., Powers, S. J., Papadopoulos, A., Blackshaw, R. and Pickett, J. A. 2011. Plant-nematode interactions: Globodera pallida and Solanum sisymbriifolium. Abstracts AAB Conference Advances in Nematology, London, 13 December 2011 .

Maize landraces recruit egg and larval parasitoids in response to egg deposition by a herbivore

Tamiru, A., Bruce, T. J. A., Woodcock, C. M., Caulfield, J. C., Midega, C. A. O., Ogol, C. K. P. O., Mayon, P., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Khan, Z. R. 2011. Maize landraces recruit egg and larval parasitoids in response to egg deposition by a herbivore. Ecology Letters. 14 (11), pp. 1075-1083.

Identification of semiochemicals released by cotton, Gossypium hirsutum, upon infestation by the cotton aphid, Aphis gossypii

Hegde, M., Oliveira, J. N., Da Costa, J. G., Bleicher, E., Santana, A. E. G., Bruce, T. J. A., Caulfield, J., Dewhirst, S. Y., Woodcock, C. M., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2011. Identification of semiochemicals released by cotton, Gossypium hirsutum, upon infestation by the cotton aphid, Aphis gossypii. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 37, pp. 741-750.

Enantiomeric selectivity in behavioural and electrophysiological responses of Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes

Cook, J. I., Majeed, S., Ignell, R., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A. and Logan, J. G. 2011. Enantiomeric selectivity in behavioural and electrophysiological responses of Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 101, pp. 541-550.

Development of female-targeted attractant in two Agriotes click beetles (Coleoptera: Elateridae)

Vuts, J., Furlan, L., Csonka, E., Woodcock, C. M., Caulfield, J., Mayon, P., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Toth, K. 2011. Development of female-targeted attractant in two Agriotes click beetles (Coleoptera: Elateridae). Abstracts Ento' 11 Symposium on Chemical Ecology: Reception, Detection and Deception, Chatham, 7-9 September 2011 . pp. 63

Behavioral responses of the leafhopper, Cicadulina storeyi China, a major vector of maize streak virus, to volatile cues from intact and leafhopper-damaged maize

Oluwafemi, S., Bruce, T. J. A., Pickett, J. A., Ton, J. and Birkett, M. A. 2011. Behavioral responses of the leafhopper, Cicadulina storeyi China, a major vector of maize streak virus, to volatile cues from intact and leafhopper-damaged maize. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 37, pp. 40-48.

Differential preference of Capiscum spp. cultivars by Aphis gossypii is conferred by variation in volatile semiochemistry

Da Costa, J. G., Pires, E. V., Riffel, A., Birkett, M. A., Bleicher, E. and Sant'ana, A. E. G. 2011. Differential preference of Capiscum spp. cultivars by Aphis gossypii is conferred by variation in volatile semiochemistry. Euphytica. 177, pp. 299-307.

Erratum to 'Repellent activity of Nepeta grandiflora and Nepeta clarkei (Lamiaceae) against the cereal aphid, Sitobion avenae (Homoptera: Aphididae)' [Phytochem. Lett. 3 (2010) 139-142]

Birkett, M. A., Bruce, T. J. A. and Pickett, J. A. 2011. Erratum to 'Repellent activity of Nepeta grandiflora and Nepeta clarkei (Lamiaceae) against the cereal aphid, Sitobion avenae (Homoptera: Aphididae)' [Phytochem. Lett. 3 (2010) 139-142]. Phytochemistry Letters. 4, p. 57.

Semiochemicals of the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius L. (Hemiptera: Cimicidae), and their potential for use in monitoring and control

Weeks, E. N. I., Birkett, M. A., Cameron, M. M., Pickett, J. A. and Logan, J. G. 2011. Semiochemicals of the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius L. (Hemiptera: Cimicidae), and their potential for use in monitoring and control. Pest Management Science. 67 (1), pp. 10-20.

Repellent activity of catmint, Nepeta cataria, and iridoid nepetalactone isomers against Afro-tropical mosquitoes, ixodid ticks and red poultry mites

Birkett, M. A., Hassanali, A., Hoglund, S., Pettersson, J. and Pickett, J. A. 2011. Repellent activity of catmint, Nepeta cataria, and iridoid nepetalactone isomers against Afro-tropical mosquitoes, ixodid ticks and red poultry mites. Phytochemistry. 72, pp. 109-114.

A bioassay for studying behavioural responses of the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) to bed bug-derived volatiles

Weeks, E. N. I., Logan, J. G., Gezan, S. A., Woodcock, C. M., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Cameron, M. M. 2011. A bioassay for studying behavioural responses of the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) to bed bug-derived volatiles. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 101, pp. 1-8.

Aspects of behaviour of Globodera pallida in the rhizosphere of the trap crop, Solanum sisymbriifolium

Sasaki-Crawley, A., Curtis, R. H. C., Birkett, M. A., Powers, S. J., Papadopoulos, A., Pickett, J. A., Blackshaw, R. and Kerry, B. R. 2010. Aspects of behaviour of Globodera pallida in the rhizosphere of the trap crop, Solanum sisymbriifolium. Abstracts 30th International Symposium of the European Society of Nematologists, Vienna, 19-23 September 2010 . pp. 157

Behaviour of Globodera pallida in the rhizosphere of the trap crop, Solanum sisymbriifolium

Sasaki-Crawley, A., Curtis, R. H. C., Birkett, M. A., Powers, S. J., Papadopoulos, A., Blackshaw, R. and Pickett, J. A. 2010. Behaviour of Globodera pallida in the rhizosphere of the trap crop, Solanum sisymbriifolium. Abstracts AAB Conference on Advances in Nematology, London, 14 December 2010 .

Repellent activity of Nepeta grandiflora and Nepeta clarkei (Lamiaceae) against the cereal aphid, Sitobion avenae (Homoptera: Aphididae)

Birkett, M. A., Bruce, T. J. A. and Pickett, J. A. 2010. Repellent activity of Nepeta grandiflora and Nepeta clarkei (Lamiaceae) against the cereal aphid, Sitobion avenae (Homoptera: Aphididae). Phytochemistry Letters. 3, pp. 139-142.

Attraction of Chrysoperla carnea complex and Chrysopa spp. lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) to aphid sex pheromone components and a synthetic blend of floral compounds in Hungary

Koczor, S., Szentkiralyi, F., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A., Voigt, E. and Toth, M. 2010. Attraction of Chrysoperla carnea complex and Chrysopa spp. lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) to aphid sex pheromone components and a synthetic blend of floral compounds in Hungary. Pest Management Science. 66 (12), pp. 1374-1379.

Scents and sex

Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A., Woodcock, C. M. and Zhou, J-J. 2010. Scents and sex.

Identification of neryl formate as the airborne aggregation pheromone for the American house dust mite and the European house dust mite (Acari: Epidermoptidae)

Skelton, A. C., Cameron, M. M., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2010. Identification of neryl formate as the airborne aggregation pheromone for the American house dust mite and the European house dust mite (Acari: Epidermoptidae). Journal of Medical Entomology. 47, pp. 798-804.

Signalling and behaviour of potato cyst nematode in the rhizosphere of the trap crop, Solanum sisymbriifolium

Sasaki-Crawley, A., Curtis, R. H. C., Birkett, M. A., Powers, S. J., Papadopoulos, A., Pickett, J. A., Blackshaw, R. and Kerry, B. R. 2010. Signalling and behaviour of potato cyst nematode in the rhizosphere of the trap crop, Solanum sisymbriifolium. 3rd Symposium on Potato Cyst Nematodes. Aspects of Applied Biology 103 . pp. 45-51

Is quality more important than quantity? Insect behavioural responses to changes in a volatile blend after stemborer oviposition on an African grass

Bruce, T. J. A., Midega, C. A. O., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Khan, Z. R. 2010. Is quality more important than quantity? Insect behavioural responses to changes in a volatile blend after stemborer oviposition on an African grass. Biology Letters. 6, pp. 314-317.

The chemistry of plant signalling

Birkett, M. A. 2010. The chemistry of plant signalling. in: Baluska, F. and Ninkovic, V. (ed.) Plant communication from an ecological perspective Springer, Berlin. pp. 21-41

Exploiting phytochemical diversity to control pests of agriculture and vectors of human and animal disease

Hooper, A. M., Khan, Z. R., Torto, B., Birkett, M. A., Bruce, T. J. A. and Pickett, J. A. 2010. Exploiting phytochemical diversity to control pests of agriculture and vectors of human and animal disease. Midiwo, J. O. and Clough, J. M. (ed.) Aspects of African Biodiversity: Proceedings of the Pan Africa Chemistry Network Biodiversity Conference, Nairobi, 10-12 September 2008 . Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Cambridge. pp. 43-48

Chemical ecology of animal and human pathogen vectors in a changing global climate

Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A., Dewhirst, S. Y., Logan, J. G., Omolo, M. O., Torto, B., Pelletier, J., Syed, Z. and Leal, W. S. 2010. Chemical ecology of animal and human pathogen vectors in a changing global climate. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 36, pp. 113-121.

Behavioural responses of the maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais, to host (stored-grain) and non-host plant volatiles

Ukeh, D. A., Birkett, M. A., Bruce, T. J. A., Allan, E. J., Pickett, J. A. and Mordue (Luntz), A. J. 2010. Behavioural responses of the maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais, to host (stored-grain) and non-host plant volatiles. Pest Management Science. 66 (1), pp. 44-50.

Novel use of stir bar sorptive extraction (SBSE) as a tool for isolation of oviposition site attractants for gravid Culex quinquefasciatus

Carson, C., Birkett, M. A., Logan, J. G., Mawa, K., Pates, H. V., Pickett, J. A., Rwegoshora, R. T., Tungu, P. K. and Cameron, M. M. 2010. Novel use of stir bar sorptive extraction (SBSE) as a tool for isolation of oviposition site attractants for gravid Culex quinquefasciatus. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 100, pp. 1-7.

Hypotheses for developing new controls for animal and human disease vectors

Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A., Logan, J., Dewhirst, S. and Torto, B. 2009. Hypotheses for developing new controls for animal and human disease vectors. Abstracts 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology, Neuchatel, 23-27 August 2009 .

Investigating the interaction between maize and the leafhopper Cicadulina storeyi China (Homoptera: Cicadellidae), a major vector of maize streak virus

Oluwafemi, S., Bruce, T. J. A., Pickett, J. A., Ton, J. and Birkett, M. A. 2009. Investigating the interaction between maize and the leafhopper Cicadulina storeyi China (Homoptera: Cicadellidae), a major vector of maize streak virus. Abstracts 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology, Neuchatel, 23-27 August 2009 .

Attraction of the stink bug egg parasitoid Telenomus podisi to defence signals from soybean activated by treatment with cis- jasmone

Moraes, M. C., Laumann, R. A., Pareja, M., Sereno, F. T. P. S., Michereff, M. F. F., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Borges, M. 2009. Attraction of the stink bug egg parasitoid Telenomus podisi to defence signals from soybean activated by treatment with cis- jasmone. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 131 (2), pp. 178-188.

Prospects for the development of odour baits to control the Palpalis group species of tsetse flies, vectors of Human African Trypanosomiasis in West Africa

Dewhirst, S. Y., Esterhuizen, J., Logan, J. G., Rayaisse, J. B., Tirados, I., Salou, E., Birkett, M. A., Woodcock, C. M., Vale, G. A., Solano, P., Torr, S. J., Lehane, M. J. and Pickett, J. A. 2009. Prospects for the development of odour baits to control the Palpalis group species of tsetse flies, vectors of Human African Trypanosomiasis in West Africa. Abstracts 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology, Neuchatel, 23-27 August 2009 .

Identification of sex pheromones for the Brazilian stinkbug species, Chinavia ubica and Chinavia impicticornis (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)

Borges, M., Moraes, M. C. B., Laumann, R. A., Wandre, M., Woodcock, C. M., Birkett, M. A. and Pickett, J. A. 2009. Identification of sex pheromones for the Brazilian stinkbug species, Chinavia ubica and Chinavia impicticornis (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Abstracts 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology, Neuchatel, 23-27 August 2009 .

cis- Jasmone as an activator of plant defence: understanding underlying mechanisms and towards field deployment

Birkett, M. A., Blassioli-Moraes, M. C., Borges, M., Bruce, T. J. A., Gordon-Weeks, R., Goulart Santana, A. E., Smart, L. E., Woodcock, C. M. and Pickett, J. A. 2009. cis- Jasmone as an activator of plant defence: understanding underlying mechanisms and towards field deployment. Abstracts 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology, Neuchatel, 23-27 August 2009 .

Investigating the impact of plant activators upon induced plant defence against root-knot nematode and potato cyst nematode infection in tomatoes

Curtis, R. H. C., Birkett, M. A., Pye, B., Pickett, J. A. and Kerry, B. R. 2009. Investigating the impact of plant activators upon induced plant defence against root-knot nematode and potato cyst nematode infection in tomatoes. Abstracts Nemagenics: Exploiting Genomics to Understand Plant-Nematode Interactions. COST 872 3rd Annual Meeting, Toledo, 25-28 May 2009 . pp. 37-38

Aspects of the plant-nematode interactions: host recognition and plant signalling molecules

Curtis, R. H. C., Birkett, M. A., Pye, B. J., Pickett, J. A. and Kerry, B. R. 2009. Aspects of the plant-nematode interactions: host recognition and plant signalling molecules. Abstracts 2nd International Congress of Tropical Nematology, Maceio, Brazil, 4-9 October 2009 .

Signalling and behaviour of potato cyst nematode in the rhizosphere of the trap crop, Solanum sisymbriifolium

Sasaki-Crawley, A., Curtis, R. H. C., Birkett, M. A., Powers, S. J., Barker, A., Pickett, J. A., Blackshaw, R. and Kerry, B. R. 2009. Signalling and behaviour of potato cyst nematode in the rhizosphere of the trap crop, Solanum sisymbriifolium. Abstracts AAB Conference on Advances in Nematology, London, 15 December 2009 .

Plant defences induced by foliar application of jasmonates reduces infection of Meloidogyne incognita and Globodera pallida in Solanum lycopersicum

Curtis, R. H. C., Matthews, M., Pankaj, Birkett, M. A., Pye, B., Napier, J. A., Pickett, J. A. and Kerry, B. R. 2009. Plant defences induced by foliar application of jasmonates reduces infection of Meloidogyne incognita and Globodera pallida in Solanum lycopersicum. Abstracts AAB Conference on Advances in Nematology, London, 15 December 2009 .

Investigating the impact of plant activators upon induced plant defence against root-knot nematode and potato cyst-nematode infection in tomato

Curtis, R. H. C., Birkett, M. A., Pye, B., Pickett, J. A. and Kerry, B. R. 2009. Investigating the impact of plant activators upon induced plant defence against root-knot nematode and potato cyst-nematode infection in tomato. Abstracts 19th Symposium of the Nematological Society of Southern Africa (N.S.S.A.), Hazy View, South Africa, 17-21 May 2009 . pp. 71

Olfactory response of Haematobia irritans (Diptera: Muscidae) to cattle-derived volatile compounds

Oyarzun, M. P., Palma, R., Alberti, E., Hormazabal, E., Pardo, F., Birkett, M. A. and Quiroz, A. 2009. Olfactory response of Haematobia irritans (Diptera: Muscidae) to cattle-derived volatile compounds. Journal of Medical Entomology. 46 (6), pp. 1320-1326.

Repellent activity of alligator pepper, Aframomum melegueta and ginger, Zingiber officinale against the maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais

Ukeh, D. A., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A., Bowman, A. S. and Mordue Luntz, A. J. 2009. Repellent activity of alligator pepper, Aframomum melegueta and ginger, Zingiber officinale against the maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais. Phytochemistry. 70, pp. 751-758.

A review of host finding behaviour in the parasitic sea louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Caligidae: Copepoda)

Mordue (Luntz), A. J. and Birkett, M. A. 2009. A review of host finding behaviour in the parasitic sea louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Caligidae: Copepoda). Journal of Fish Diseases. 32 (1), pp. 3-13.

Identification of human-derived volatile chemicals that interfere with attraction of the Scottish biting midge and their potential use as repellents

Logan, J. G., Seal, N. J., Cook, J. I., Stanczyk, N. M., Birkett, M. A., Clark, S. J., Gezan, S. A., Wadhams, L. J., Pickett, J. A. and Mordue (Luntz), A. J. 2009. Identification of human-derived volatile chemicals that interfere with attraction of the Scottish biting midge and their potential use as repellents. Journal of Medical Entomology. 46 (2), pp. 208-219.

Vicia faba-Lygus rugulipennis interactions: induced plant volatiles and sex pheromone enhancement

Frati, F., Chamberlain, K., Birkett, M. A., Dufour, S. G. L., Mayon, P., Woodcock, C. M., Wadhams, L. J., Pickett, J. A., Salerno, G., Conti, E. and Bin, F. 2009. Vicia faba-Lygus rugulipennis interactions: induced plant volatiles and sex pheromone enhancement. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 35, pp. 201-208.

Electrophysiological and behavioural responses of the pollen beetle, Meligethes aeneus , to volatiles from a non-host plant, lavender, Lavandula angustifolia (Lamiaceae)

Mauchline, A. L., Birkett, M. A., Woodcock, C. M., Pickett, J. A., Osborne, J. L. and Powell, W. 2008. Electrophysiological and behavioural responses of the pollen beetle, Meligethes aeneus , to volatiles from a non-host plant, lavender, Lavandula angustifolia (Lamiaceae). Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 2, pp. 109-115.

Dolichodial: a new aphid sex pheromone component?

Dewhirst, S. Y., Birkett, M. A., Fitzgerald, J. D., Stewart-Jones, A., Wadhams, L. J., Woodcock, C. M., Hardie, J. and Pickett, J. A. 2008. Dolichodial: a new aphid sex pheromone component? Journal of Chemical Ecology. 34, pp. 1575-1583.

Chemical stimuli supporting foraging behaviour of Coccinella septempunctata L. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae): volatiles and allelobiosis

Pettersson, J., Ninkovic, V., Glinwood, R., Al Abassi, S., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Wadhams, L. J. 2008. Chemical stimuli supporting foraging behaviour of Coccinella septempunctata L. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae): volatiles and allelobiosis. Applied Entomology and Zoology. 43, pp. 315-321.

Identification of volatile compounds used in host location by the black bean aphid, Aphis fabae

Webster, B., Bruce, T. J. A., Dufour, S. G. L., Birkemeyer, C. S., Birkett, M. A., Hardie, J. and Pickett, J. A. 2008. Identification of volatile compounds used in host location by the black bean aphid, Aphis fabae. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 34, pp. 1153-1161.

DEET repels ORNery mosquitoes

Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A. and Logan, J. G. 2008. DEET repels ORNery mosquitoes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 105, pp. 13195-13196.

Behavioral and olfactory responses of female Salaria pavo (Pisces: Blenniidae) to a putative multi-componenet male pheromone

Serrano, R. M., Barata, E. N., Birkett, M. A., Hubbard, P. C., Guerreiro, P. S. and Canario, A. V. M. 2008. Behavioral and olfactory responses of female Salaria pavo (Pisces: Blenniidae) to a putative multi-componenet male pheromone. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 34, pp. 647-658.

Antiectoparasitic activity of the gum resin, gum haggar, from the East African plant, Commiphora holtziana

Birkett, M. A., Al Abassi, S., Krober, T., Chamberlain, K., Hooper, A. M., Guerin, P. M., Pettersson, J., Pickett, J. A., Slade, R. and Wadhams, L. J. 2008. Antiectoparasitic activity of the gum resin, gum haggar, from the East African plant, Commiphora holtziana. Phytochemistry. 69, pp. 1710-1715.

Host recognition by the specialist hoverfly Microdon mutabilis , a social parasite of the ant Formica lemani

Schonrogge, K., Napper, E. K. V., Birkett, M. A., Woodcock, C. M., Pickett, J. A., Wadhams, L. J. and Thomas, J. A. 2008. Host recognition by the specialist hoverfly Microdon mutabilis , a social parasite of the ant Formica lemani. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 34, pp. 168-178.

cis- Jasmone induces accumulation of defence compounds in wheat, Triticum aestivum

Moraes, M. C. B., Birkett, M. A., Gordon-Weeks, R., Smart, L. E., Martin, J. L., Pye, B. J., Bromilow, R. H. and Pickett, J. A. 2008. cis- Jasmone induces accumulation of defence compounds in wheat, Triticum aestivum. Phytochemistry. 69, pp. 9-17.

Identification of human-derived volatile chemicals that interfere with attraction of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes

Logan, J. G., Birkett, M. A., Clark, S. J., Powers, S. J., Seal, N. J., Wadhams, L. J., Mordue (Luntz), A. J. and Pickett, J. A. 2008. Identification of human-derived volatile chemicals that interfere with attraction of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 34, pp. 308-322.

cis- Jasmone induces Arabidopsis genes that affect the chemical ecology of multitrophic interactions with aphids and their parasitoids

Bruce, T. J. A., Matthes, M. C., Chamberlain, K., Woodcock, C. M., Mohib, A., Webster, B., Smart, L. E., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Napier, J. A. 2008. cis- Jasmone induces Arabidopsis genes that affect the chemical ecology of multitrophic interactions with aphids and their parasitoids. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 105, pp. 4553-4558.

Developments in aspects of ecological phytochemistry: the role of cis -jasmone in inducible defence systems in plants

Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A., Bruce, T. J. A., Chamberlain, K., Gordon-Weeks, R., Matthes, M. C., Napier, J. A., Smart, L. E. and Woodcock, C. M. 2007. Developments in aspects of ecological phytochemistry: the role of cis -jasmone in inducible defence systems in plants. Phytochemistry. 68, pp. 2937-2945.

Semiochemicals for biting fly control: their identification and exploitation

Logan, J. G. and Birkett, M. A. 2007. Semiochemicals for biting fly control: their identification and exploitation. Pest Management Science. 63 (7), pp. 647-657.

Response of the aphid parasitoid Aphidius funebris to volatiles from undamaged and aphid-infested Centaurea nigra

Pareja, M., Moraes, M. C. B., Clark, S. J., Birkett, M. A. and Powell, W. 2007. Response of the aphid parasitoid Aphidius funebris to volatiles from undamaged and aphid-infested Centaurea nigra. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 33 (April), pp. 695-710.

Behavioural and chemical ecology underlying the success of turnip rape (Brassica rapa) trap crops in protecting oilseed rape (Brassica napus) from the pollen beetle (Meligethes aeneus)

Cook, S. M., Rasmussen, H. B., Birkett, M. A., Murray, D. A., Pye, B. J., Watts, N. P. and Williams, I. H. 2007. Behavioural and chemical ecology underlying the success of turnip rape (Brassica rapa) trap crops in protecting oilseed rape (Brassica napus) from the pollen beetle (Meligethes aeneus). Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 1, pp. 57-67.

Olfactory responses of medically and economically important mites (Acari: Epidermoptidae and Acaridae) to volatile chemicals

Skelton, A. C., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Cameron, M. M. 2007. Olfactory responses of medically and economically important mites (Acari: Epidermoptidae and Acaridae) to volatile chemicals. Journal of Medical Entomology. 44, pp. 367-371.

cis -Jasmone as allelopathic agent in inducing plant defence

Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A., Blassioli Moraes, M. C., Bruce, T. J. A., Chamberlain, K., Gordon-Weeks, R., Matthes, M. C., Napier, J. A., Smart, L. E., Wadhams, L. J. and Woodcock, C. M. 2007. cis -Jasmone as allelopathic agent in inducing plant defence. Allelopathy Journal. 19, pp. 109-118.

Functional biodiversity of aphid natural enemies: positive intra-guild interactions

Powell, W., Pell, J. K., Nakashima, Y., Baverstock, J. and Birkett, M. A. 2006. Functional biodiversity of aphid natural enemies: positive intra-guild interactions.

State of science review: interrogation of signals/biomarkers (Review commissioned as part of the UK Government's Foresight project, Infectious Diseases: preparing for the future)

Birkett, M. A. and Pickett, J. A. 2006. State of science review: interrogation of signals/biomarkers (Review commissioned as part of the UK Government's Foresight project, Infectious Diseases: preparing for the future).

Sex attractant pheromone from the rice stalk stink bug, Tibraca limbativentris Stal

Borges, M., Birkett, M. A., Aldrich, J. R., Oliver, J. E., Chiba, M., Murata, Y., Laumann, R. A., Barrigossi, J. A., Pickett, J. A. and Moraes, M. C. B. 2006. Sex attractant pheromone from the rice stalk stink bug, Tibraca limbativentris Stal. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 32, pp. 2749-2761.

Electrophysiological responses of the lepidopterous stemborers Chilo partellus and Busseola fusca to volatiles from wild and cultivated host plants

Birkett, M. A., Chamberlain, K., Khan, Z. R., Pickett, J. A., Toshova, T., Wadhams, L. J. and Woodcock, C. M. 2006. Electrophysiological responses of the lepidopterous stemborers Chilo partellus and Busseola fusca to volatiles from wild and cultivated host plants. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 32 (11), pp. 2475-2487.

Chemically mediated intraguild predator avoidance by aphid parasitoids: interspecific variability in sensitivity to semiochemical trails of ladybird predators

Nakashima, Y., Birkett, M. A., Pye, B. J. and Powell, W. 2006. Chemically mediated intraguild predator avoidance by aphid parasitoids: interspecific variability in sensitivity to semiochemical trails of ladybird predators. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 32, pp. 1989-1998.

Aphid alarm pheromone produced by transgenic plants affects aphid and parasitoid behavior

Beale, M. H., Birkett, M. A., Bruce, T. J. A., Chamberlain, K., Field, L. M., Huttly, A. K., Martin, J. L., Parker, R., Phillips, A. L., Pickett, J. A., Prosser, I. M., Shewry, P. R., Smart, L. E., Wadhams, L. J., Woodcock, C. M. and Zhang, Y. 2006. Aphid alarm pheromone produced by transgenic plants affects aphid and parasitoid behavior. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 103, pp. 10509-10513.

The role of semiochemicals in host location and non-host avoidance by salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) copepodids

Bailey, R. J. E., Birkett, M. A., Ingvarsdottir, A., Mordue (Luntz), A. J., Mordue, W., O'shea, B., Pickett, J. A. and Wadhams, L. J. 2006. The role of semiochemicals in host location and non-host avoidance by salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) copepodids. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 63, pp. 448-456.

Avoidance of intraguild predators by parasitoids: chemical mechanisms, behaviour and field evaluation

Nakashima, Y., Birkett, M. A. and Powell, W. 2005. Avoidance of intraguild predators by parasitoids: chemical mechanisms, behaviour and field evaluation. Proceedings International Symposium on Biological Control of Aphids and Coccids, Tsuruoka, Japan, 25-29 September 2005 .

cis -Jasmone as an allelopathic agent through plant defence induction

Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A., Bruce, T. J. A., Chamberlain, K., Gordon-Weeks, R., Matthes, M. C., Moraes, C. B., Napier, J. A., Smart, L. E., Wadhams, L. J. and Woodcock, C. M. 2005. cis -Jasmone as an allelopathic agent through plant defence induction. Wu, H., Kent, J., Harper, J. and An, M. (ed.) Establishing the Scientific Base: Proceedings 4th World Congress on Allelopathy, Wagga Wagga, 21-26 August 2005 . Regional Institute, Gosford. pp. 122-127

Foraging behaviour of Coccinella septempunctata (L.): volatiles and allelobiosis

Pettersson, J., Ninkovic, V., Glinwood, R. T., Al Abassi, S., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Wadhams, L. J. 2005. Foraging behaviour of Coccinella septempunctata (L.): volatiles and allelobiosis. Proceedings International Symposium on Biological Control of Aphids and Coccids, Tsuruoka, Japan, 25-29 September 2005 . pp. 187-192

Response of economically important aphids to components of Hemizygia petiolata essential oil

Bruce, T. J. A., Birkett, M. A., Blande, J., Hooper, A. M., Martin, J. L., Khambay, B. P. S., Prosser, I. M., Smart, L. E. and Wadhams, L. J. 2005. Response of economically important aphids to components of Hemizygia petiolata essential oil. Pest Management Science. 61 (11), pp. 1115-1121.

Foraging in a complex environment - semiochemicals support searching behaviour of the seven spot ladybird

Pettersson, J., Ninkovic, V., Glinwood, R., Birkett, M. A. and Pickett, J. A. 2005. Foraging in a complex environment - semiochemicals support searching behaviour of the seven spot ladybird. European Journal of Entomology. 102, pp. 365-370.

Scanning electron microscopy of foreleg tarsal sense organs of the poultry red mite, Dermanyssus gallinae (DeGeer) (Acari: Dermanyssidae)

Soler Cruz, M. D., Vega Robles, M. C., Jespersen, J. B., Kilpinen, O., Birkett, M. A., Dewhirst, S. Y. and Pickett, J. A. 2005. Scanning electron microscopy of foreleg tarsal sense organs of the poultry red mite, Dermanyssus gallinae (DeGeer) (Acari: Dermanyssidae). Micron. 36, pp. 415-421.

Responses of the stem borer larval endoparasitoid Cotesia flavipes (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) to plant derived synomones: laboratory and field cage experiments

Ngumbi, E. N., Ngi-Song, A. J., Njagi, E. N. M., Torto, R., Wadhams, L. J., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A., Overholt, W. A. and Torto, B. 2005. Responses of the stem borer larval endoparasitoid Cotesia flavipes (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) to plant derived synomones: laboratory and field cage experiments. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 15, pp. 271-279.

Antennal electrophysiological responses of three parasitic wasps to caterpillar-induced volatiles from maize (Zea mays mays ), cotton (Gossypium herbaceum ) and cowpea (Vigna unguiculata )

Gouinguene, S., Pickett, J. A., Wadhams, L. J., Birkett, M. A. and Turlings, T. C. J. 2005. Antennal electrophysiological responses of three parasitic wasps to caterpillar-induced volatiles from maize (Zea mays mays ), cotton (Gossypium herbaceum ) and cowpea (Vigna unguiculata ). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 31, pp. 1023-1038.

Understanding chemical ecology and long term biotechnological opportunities for management of stem borers and striga in Northern Africa

Hassanali, A., Khan, Z. R., Birkett, M. A., Chamberlain, K., Hooper, A. M., Mayon, P., Wadhams, L. J., Woodcock, C. M., Khamis, T. M., Van Den Berg, J. and Toshova, T. 2004. Understanding chemical ecology and long term biotechnological opportunities for management of stem borers and striga in Northern Africa. Abstracts 2nd National Pest Management Conference in the Sudan, Wad Medany, 6-9 December 2004 .

Vermin repellent (Patent application)

Birkett, M. A., Pettersson, J. and Pickett, J. A. 2004. Vermin repellent (Patent application).

The role of volatile semiochemicals in mediating host location and selection by nuisance and disease-transmitting cattle flies

Birkett, M. A., Agelopoulos, N. G., Jensen, K-M. V., Jespersen, J. B., Pickett, J. A., Prijs, H. J., Thomas, G-, Trapman, J. J., Wadhams, L. J. and Woodcock, C. M. 2004. The role of volatile semiochemicals in mediating host location and selection by nuisance and disease-transmitting cattle flies. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 18 (4), pp. 313-322.

Host plant location: correlating electrophysiology with behaviour

Van Den Berg, J., Birkett, M. A., Chamberlain, K., Khan, Z. R., Pickett, J. A., Toshova, T., Wadhams, L. J. and Woodcock, C. M. 2004. Host plant location: correlating electrophysiology with behaviour. Abstracts Strength in Diversity: 22nd International Congress of Entomology, Brisbane, 15-21 August 2004 .

Chemical ecology of the house dust mite: a potential alternative to their control

Skelton, A. S., Cameron, M., Birkett, M. A. and Pickett, J. A. 2004. Chemical ecology of the house dust mite: a potential alternative to their control. Abstracts Strength in Diversity: 22nd International Congress of Entomology, Brisbane, 15-21 August 2004 .

Human-derived host masking compounds in Scottish biting midges

Seal, N. J., Birkett, M. A., Wadhams, L. J., Pickett, J. A. and Mordue (Luntz), A. J. 2004. Human-derived host masking compounds in Scottish biting midges.

The reproductive biology and mating behaviour of the salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Crustacea: Caligidae)

Mordue Luntz, A. J., Pike, A. W., Ingvarsdottir, A., Birkett, M. A., Wadhams, L. J., Mordue, W. and Pickett, J. A. 2004. The reproductive biology and mating behaviour of the salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Crustacea: Caligidae).

The search for natural repellents from human beings against mosquitoes

Logan, J. G., Birkett, M. A., Wadhams, L. J. and Pickett, J. A. 2004. The search for natural repellents from human beings against mosquitoes. Abstracts Strength in Diversity: 22nd International Congress of Entomology, Brisbane, 15-21 August 2004 .

The search for natural repellents from human beings against mosquitoes

Logan, J. G., Birkett, M. A., Wadhams, L. J., Mordue (Luntz), A. J. and Pickett, J. A. 2004. The search for natural repellents from human beings against mosquitoes.

Towards an organic system for cattle fly control: a push and a pull?

Birkett, M. A. 2004. Towards an organic system for cattle fly control: a push and a pull? Hopkins, A. (ed.) Organic farming: science and practice for profitable livestock and cropping (British Grassland Society Occasional Symposium No. 37). British Grassland Society (BGS) Hurley. pp. 101-104

Responses of female orange wheat blossom midge, Sitodiplosis mosellana , to wheat panicle volatiles

Birkett, M. A., Bruce, T. J. A., Martin, J. L., Smart, L. E., Oakley, J. and Wadhams, L. J. 2004. Responses of female orange wheat blossom midge, Sitodiplosis mosellana , to wheat panicle volatiles. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 30, pp. 1319-1328.

Variation in the load of the horn fly, Haematobia irritans , in cattle herds is determined by the presence or absence of individual heifers

Jensen, K-M. V., Jespersen, J. B., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A., Thomas, G-, Wadhams, L. J. and Woodcock, C. M. 2004. Variation in the load of the horn fly, Haematobia irritans , in cattle herds is determined by the presence or absence of individual heifers. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 18 (3), pp. 275-280.

Laboratory and field responses of the mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus , to plant-derived Culex spp. oviposition pheromone and the oviposition cue skatole

Olagbemiro, T. O., Birkett, M. A., Mordue (Luntz), A. J. and Pickett, J. A. 2004. Laboratory and field responses of the mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus , to plant-derived Culex spp. oviposition pheromone and the oviposition cue skatole. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 30, pp. 965-976.

The role of semiochemicals in the avoidance of the seven-spot ladybird, Coccinella septempunctata , by the aphid parasitoid, Aphidius ervi

Nakashima, Y., Birkett, M. A., Pye, B. J., Pickett, J. A. and Powell, W. 2004. The role of semiochemicals in the avoidance of the seven-spot ladybird, Coccinella septempunctata , by the aphid parasitoid, Aphidius ervi. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 30, pp. 1103-1116.

Identification of two sex pheromone components of the potato aphid, Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Thomas)

Goldansaz, S. H., Dewhirst, S., Birkett, M. A., Hooper, A. M., Smiley, D. W. M., Pickett, J. A., Wadhams, L. J. and Mcneil, J. N. 2004. Identification of two sex pheromone components of the potato aphid, Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Thomas). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 30, pp. 819-834.

Antifeedant compounds from three species of Apiaceae active against the field slug, Deroceras reticulatum (Muller)

Birkett, M. A., Dodds, C. J., Henderson, I. F., Leake, L. D., Pickett, J. A., Selby, M. J. and Watson, P. 2004. Antifeedant compounds from three species of Apiaceae active against the field slug, Deroceras reticulatum (Muller). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 30, pp. 563-576.

Revisiting the odorant-binding protein LUSH of Drosophila melanogaster : evidence for odour recognition and discrimination

Zhou, J-J., Zhang, G-A., Huang, W., Birkett, M. A., Field, L. M., Pickett, J. A. and Pelosi, P. 2004. Revisiting the odorant-binding protein LUSH of Drosophila melanogaster : evidence for odour recognition and discrimination. FEBS Letters. 558 (42795), pp. 23-26.

Use of semiochemicals to control sea-lice (Patent application)

Mordue, A. J., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2003. Use of semiochemicals to control sea-lice (Patent application).

Cholinergic receptors as target sites for ladybird toxins

Duce, I., Mellor, I., Birkett, M. A., Khambay, B. P. S. and Pickett, J. A. 2003. Cholinergic receptors as target sites for ladybird toxins. Abstracts Neurotox 2003: Neurotoxicological Targets from Functional Genomics and Proteomics, Nottingham, 1-4 September 2003 .

Sex pheromone of the potato aphid Macrosiphum euphorbiae

Dewhirst, S. Y., Hooper, A. M., Birkett, M. A., Hardie, J., Mcneil, J. N., Pickett, J. A. and Wadhams, L. J. 2003. Sex pheromone of the potato aphid Macrosiphum euphorbiae. Abstracts Royal Entomological Society Aphid Special Interest Group Meeting, Wellesbourne, 26 November 2003 .

Behavioural responses of larval sea lice to host odours

Bailey, R. J. E., Genna, R. L., Birkett, M. A., Wadhams, L. J., Mordue, W., Pickett, J. A. and Mordue (Luntz), A. J. 2003. Behavioural responses of larval sea lice to host odours.

Towards controlling the Scottish biting midge

Mordue (Luntz), A. J., Carpenter, S., Turner, J., Kraushaar, D., Sutherland, S., Tholozan, F., Birkett, M. A., Wadhams, L. J., Pickett, J. A. and Mordue, W. 2003. Towards controlling the Scottish biting midge. Abstracts Royal Entomological Society International Symposium on Insect Evolutionary Ecology and Entomology 2003, Reading, 28-31 July 2003 . pp. 39

Avoidance of intraguild predators by parasitoids: chemically mediated behavioural mechanisms and field evaluation

Nakashima, Y., Birkett, M. A. and Powell, W. 2003. Avoidance of intraguild predators by parasitoids: chemically mediated behavioural mechanisms and field evaluation. Oxford University Press (OUP) Oxford.

Volatiles from whitefly-infested plants elicit a host-locating response in the parasitoid, Encarsia formosa

Birkett, M. A., Chamberlain, K., Guerrieri, E., Pickett, J. A., Wadhams, L. J. and Yasuda, T. 2003. Volatiles from whitefly-infested plants elicit a host-locating response in the parasitoid, Encarsia formosa. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 29, pp. 1589-1600.

Aphid sex pheromones: from discovery to commercial production

Birkett, M. A. and Pickett, J. A. 2003. Aphid sex pheromones: from discovery to commercial production. Phytochemistry. 62 (5), pp. 651-656.

Change in acceptability of barley plants to aphids after exposure to allelochemicals from couch-grass (Elytriga repens )

Glinwood, R., Pettersson, J., Ahmed, E., Ninkovic, V., Birkett, M. A. and Pickett, J. A. 2003. Change in acceptability of barley plants to aphids after exposure to allelochemicals from couch-grass (Elytriga repens ). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 29, pp. 261-274.

Semiochemical strategies for sea lice control

Ingvarsdottir, A., Mordue, W., Mordue (Luntz), A. J., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A., Wadhams, L. J. and Duce, I. 2002. Semiochemical strategies for sea lice control.

Development of new control methods against chicken mites

Kilpinen, O., Steenberg, T., Jespersen, J. B., Birkett, M. A., Wadhams, L. J., Pickett, J. A. and Soler Cruz, M. 2002. Development of new control methods against chicken mites. Pithan, K., Sol, J., Good, H., O'Brien, D., Losson, B. and Hall, M. (ed.) Mange and myiasis of livestock. COST 833. Annex 9 . Commission of the European Communities (CEC), Luxembourg. pp. 33-35

Mating behaviour and the sex pheromone of Culicoides nubeculosus

Mordue (Luntz), A. J., Logan, J., Robertson, S. L., Birkett, M. A., Dewhirst, S. Y., Wadhams, L. J., Pickett, J. A., Mellor, P., Dennison, E. and Mordue, W. 2002. Mating behaviour and the sex pheromone of Culicoides nubeculosus.

Chemical ecology and conservation of the stag beetle, Lucanus cervus

Chapman, J. W., Wood, P. J., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Woodcock, C. M. 2002. Chemical ecology and conservation of the stag beetle, Lucanus cervus. Abstracts 2nd Symposium and Workshop on the Conservation of Saproxylic Beetles in Ancient Trees, London, 25-27 June 2002 .

Differential response of pollen beetle Meligethes aeneus to different varieties of oilseed rape

Rasmussen, H. B., Cook, S. M., Birkett, M. A., Woodcock, C. M. and Pickett, J. A. 2002. Differential response of pollen beetle Meligethes aeneus to different varieties of oilseed rape. Abstracts 19th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology, Hamburg, 3-8 August 2002 . pp. 204

Changes in acceptability of barley plants to aphids after exposure to allelochemicals from couch-grass (Elytrigia repens )

Glinwood, R. T., Pettersson, J., Ahmed, E., Ninkovic, V., Birkett, M. A. and Pickett, J. A. 2002. Changes in acceptability of barley plants to aphids after exposure to allelochemicals from couch-grass (Elytrigia repens ). Abstracts 19th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology, Hamburg, 3-8 August 2002 . pp. 199

Exploiting plant secondary metabolism in insect pheromone production

Birkett, M. A., Hooper, A. M., Olagbemiro, T. O. and Pickett, J. A. 2002. Exploiting plant secondary metabolism in insect pheromone production. Abstracts 19th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology, Hamburg, 3-8 August 2002 . pp. 127

Mating behaviour and the sex pheromone of Culicoides nubeculosus (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)

Mordue (Luntz), A. J., Logan, J., Robertson, S. L., Birkett, M. A., Dewhirst, S., Wadhams, L. J., Pickett, J. A., Mellor, P. S., Dennison, E. and Mordue, W. 2002. Mating behaviour and the sex pheromone of Culicoides nubeculosus (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). Abstracts 19th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology, Hamburg, 3-8 August 2002 . pp. 78

Role of semiochemicals in mate location by parasitic sea louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis

Ingvarsdottir, A., Birkett, M. A., Duce, I., Mordue, W., Pickett, J. A., Wadhams, L. J. and Mordue (Luntz), A. J. 2002. Role of semiochemicals in mate location by parasitic sea louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 28, pp. 2107-2117.

Chemical ecology and conservation of the stag beetle, Lucanus cervus

Chapman, J. W., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A., Woodcock, C. M. and Wood, P. J. 2002. Chemical ecology and conservation of the stag beetle, Lucanus cervus.

Identification of non-host plant volatiles repellent to pollen beetles

Stevenson, A. L., Birkett, M. A., Woodcock, C. M., Pickett, J. A., Osborne, J. L. and Powell, W. 2002. Identification of non-host plant volatiles repellent to pollen beetles. Abstracts 19th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology, Hamburg, 3-8 August 2002 .

Semiochemical strategies for sea louse control: host location cues

Ingvarsdottir, A., Birkett, M. A., Duce, I., Genna, R. L., Mordue, W., Pickett, J. A., Wadhams, L. J. and Mordue (Luntz), A. J. 2002. Semiochemical strategies for sea louse control: host location cues. Pest Management Science. 58 (6), pp. 537-545.

Alkaloid toxins from 2-spot and 7-spot ladybirds affect nicotinic acetylcholine receptors

Mellor, I. R., Duce, I., Birkett, M. A., Khambay, B. P. S. and Pickett, J. A. 2001. Alkaloid toxins from 2-spot and 7-spot ladybirds affect nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Abstracts 14th European Symposium on Animal, Plant and Microbial Toxins, Stockholm, 4-6 October 2001 .

Mating behaviour and chemical ecology of the stag beetle, Lucanus cervus

Wood, P. J., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A. and Chapman, J. W. 2001. Mating behaviour and chemical ecology of the stag beetle, Lucanus cervus. Abstracts Royal Entomological Society Insect Ecology Special Interest Group Meeting on Ecology of Insect Herbivores, 3 October 2001 .

Behavioural and electrophysiological responses from sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis ) to semiochemical stimuli

Ingvarsdottir, A., Mordue (Luntz), A. J., Mordue, W., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A., Wadhams, L. J. and Duce, I. 2001. Behavioural and electrophysiological responses from sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis ) to semiochemical stimuli. Abstracts Royal Entomological Society Annual Meeting, Aberdeen, 10-12 September 2001 .

Behavioural and electrophysiological responses of sea lice Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Copepoda: Caligidae) to semiochemical stimuli

Mordue (Luntz), A. J., Ingvarsdottir, A., Birkett, M. A., Duce, I., Reader, J., Wadhams, L. J., Mordue, W., Pickett, J. A. and Jones, O. 2001. Behavioural and electrophysiological responses of sea lice Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Copepoda: Caligidae) to semiochemical stimuli. Abstracts 18th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology, Lake Tahoe, 7-12 July 2001 . pp. 72

Plant biodiversity: new approaches to exploiting wild plants in pest control and beyond

Birkett, M. A., Chamberlain, K., Hooper, A. M., Pickett, J. A. and Woodcock, C. M. 2001. Plant biodiversity: new approaches to exploiting wild plants in pest control and beyond. Abstracts BBSRC Workshop on Natural Products Biology, Warwick, 21-22 May 2001 .

Electrophysiological recordings from sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis ) antennae in response to semiochemicals

Ingvarsdottir, A., Mordue (Luntz), A. J., Mordue, W., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A., Wadhams, L. J. and Duce, I. 2001. Electrophysiological recordings from sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis ) antennae in response to semiochemicals. Abstracts SEB Annual Meeting, Canterbury, 2-6 April 2001 . pp. A12.27

Insect calcium channels as target sites for ladybird toxins

Duce, I., Mellor, I., Birkett, M. A., Khambay, B. P. S. and Pickett, J. A. 2001. Insect calcium channels as target sites for ladybird toxins. Abstracts SEB Annual Meeting, Canterbury, 2-6 April 2001 . pp. A12.26

Chemical ecology of Culicoides nebeculosus

Robertson, S. L., Birkett, M. A., Wadhams, L. J., Pickett, J. A., Mellor, P. S., Denison, E., Mordue, W. and Mordue (Luntz), A. J. 2001. Chemical ecology of Culicoides nebeculosus. Abstracts SEB Annual Meeting, Canterbury, 2-6 April 2001 . pp. A11.13

Behavioural responses of sea lice, Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Copepoda: Caligidae), to semiochemical stimuli

Ingvarsdottir, A., Mordue (Luntz), A. J., Mordue, W., Pike, A., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A., Wadhams, L. J. and Duce, I. 2001. Behavioural responses of sea lice, Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Copepoda: Caligidae), to semiochemical stimuli. Abstracts SEB Annual Meeting, Canterbury, 2-6 April 2001 . pp. A11.06

Does allelopathy offer real promise for practical weed management and for explaining rhizosphere interactions involving higher plants?

Birkett, M. A., Chamberlain, K., Hooper, A. M. and Pickett, J. A. 2001. Does allelopathy offer real promise for practical weed management and for explaining rhizosphere interactions involving higher plants? Plant and Soil. 232, pp. 31-39.

Chemical ecology of the stag beetle, Lucanus cervus

Chapman, J. W., Wood, P. J., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Woodcock, C. M. 2001. Chemical ecology of the stag beetle, Lucanus cervus. Abstracts Royal Entomological Society Insect Conservation Special Interest Group Meeting, London, 5 December 2001 .

Electroantennogram and behavioural responses of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae to human-specific sweat components

Costantini, C., Birkett, M. A., Gibson, G., Ziesmann, J., Sagnon, N. F., Mohammed, H. A., Coluzzi, M. and Pickett, J. A. 2001. Electroantennogram and behavioural responses of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae to human-specific sweat components. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 15 (3), pp. 259-266.

Response of the ladybird parasitoid Dinocampus coccinellae to toxic alkaloids from the seven-spot ladybird, Coccinella septempunctata

Al Abassi, S., Birkett, M. A., Pettersson, J., Pickett, J. A., Wadhams, L. J. and Woodcock, C. M. 2001. Response of the ladybird parasitoid Dinocampus coccinellae to toxic alkaloids from the seven-spot ladybird, Coccinella septempunctata. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 27, pp. 33-43.

Response of the seven-spot ladybird to an aphid alarm pheromone and an alarm pheromone inhibitor is mediated by paired olfactory cells

Al Abassi, S., Birkett, M. A., Pettersson, J., Pickett, J. A., Wadhams, L. J. and Woodcock, C. M. 2000. Response of the seven-spot ladybird to an aphid alarm pheromone and an alarm pheromone inhibitor is mediated by paired olfactory cells. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 26, pp. 1765-1771.

New roles for cis-jasmone as an insect semiochemical and in plant defense

Birkett, M. A., Campbell, C. A. M., Chamberlain, K., Guerrieri, E., Hick, A. J., Martin, J. L., Matthes, M. C., Napier, J. A., Pettersson, J., Pickett, J. A., Poppy, G. M., Pow, E. M., Pye, B. J., Smart, L. E., Wadhams, G. H., Wadhams, L. J. and Woodcock, C. M. 2000. New roles for cis-jasmone as an insect semiochemical and in plant defense. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 97 (16), pp. 9329-9334.

Reinvestigacao sobre o feromonio sexual da broca pequena da cana-de-acucar Diatraea saccharalis (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae)

Carvalho, S. A. S., Lima, I. S., Do Nascimento, R. R., Santana, A. E. G. and Birkett, M. A. 1999. Reinvestigacao sobre o feromonio sexual da broca pequena da cana-de-acucar Diatraea saccharalis (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae). Abstracts 1st Brazilian Chemical Ecology Society Meeting, Curitiba, 1-4 December 1999 . pp. 80

Isolamento e identificacao de compostos volateis presentes em agua poluida que contribuem na escolha do sitio de oviposicao da femea do Aedes aegyyptii L. (Diptera: Culicidae)

Birkett, M. A., Navarro, D. M. A. F., Pickett, J. A. and Santana, A. E. G. 1999. Isolamento e identificacao de compostos volateis presentes em agua poluida que contribuem na escolha do sitio de oviposicao da femea do Aedes aegyyptii L. (Diptera: Culicidae). Abstracts 1st Brazilian Chemical Ecology Society Meeting, Curitiba, 1-4 December 1999 . pp. 81

Chemical ecology of carniverous insects: nuisance pests and disease carriers

Birkett, M. A. 1999. Chemical ecology of carniverous insects: nuisance pests and disease carriers. Abstracts 1st Brazilian Chemical Ecology Society Meeting, Curitiba, 1-4 December 1999 . pp. 2

Plant derived semiochemicals as part of an integrated mosquito control strategy

Olagbemiro, T. O., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Mordue (Luntz), A. J. 1999. Plant derived semiochemicals as part of an integrated mosquito control strategy. Abstracts GRIF '99: Gateway to Renewable Industrial Feedstocks Conference, Norwich, 2-3 November 1999 .

Plant derived semiochemicals as part of an integrated mosquito control strategy

Olagbemiro, T. O., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Mordue (Luntz), A. J. 1999. Plant derived semiochemicals as part of an integrated mosquito control strategy. Abstracts MIM African Malaria Conference, Durban, 14-19 March 1999 . pp. C-130

Behavioural responses of western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis ) to host plant volatiles

Pow, E. M., Bennison, J. A., Birkett, M. A., Luszniak, M. C., Manjunatha, M., Pickett, J. A., Segers, I. S., Wadhams, L. J., Wardlow, L. R. and Woodcock, C. M. 1999. Behavioural responses of western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis ) to host plant volatiles. Proceedings 6th International Symposium on Thysanoptera, Antalya, Turkey, 27 April-1 May 1998 . pp. 121-128

Aphids, predators and parasitoids

Wadhams, L. J., Birkett, M. A., Powell, W. and Woodcock, C. M. 1999. Aphids, predators and parasitoids. Goode, J. A. and Chadwick, D. J. (ed.) Insect-plant Interactions and Induced Plant Defence. Novartis Foundation Symposium 223 . John Wiley & Sons Chichester, West Sussex. pp. 60-73

Production of (5R , 6S )-6-acetoxy-5- hexadecanolide, the mosquito oviposition pheromone, from the seed oil of the summer cypress plant, Kochia scoparia (Chenopodiaceae)

Olagbemiro, T. O., Birkett, M. A., Mordue (Luntz), A. J. and Pickett, J. A. 1999. Production of (5R , 6S )-6-acetoxy-5- hexadecanolide, the mosquito oviposition pheromone, from the seed oil of the summer cypress plant, Kochia scoparia (Chenopodiaceae). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 47, pp. 3411-3415.

Strategies for developing natural products as crop protection agents employing neurotoxicological and other neurophysiological modes of action

Birkett, M. A., Khambay, B. P. S., Pickett, J. A., Wadhams, L. J. and Woodcock, C. M. 1999. Strategies for developing natural products as crop protection agents employing neurotoxicological and other neurophysiological modes of action. in: Beadle, D. J. (ed.) Progress in neuropharmacology and neurotoxicology of pesticides and drugs (SCI Special Publication No 232) Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Cambridge. pp. 184-192

Exploiting semiochemicals in insect control

Agelopoulos, N. G., Birkett, M. A., Hick, A. J., Hooper, A. M., Pickett, J. A., Pow, E. M., Smart, L. E., Smiley, D. W. M., Wadhams, L. J. and Woodcock, C. M. 1999. Exploiting semiochemicals in insect control. Pesticide Science. 55 (3), pp. 225-235.

Two human specific acids reduce the trap response to carbon dioxide of West African Anopheles gambiae s.l. in the field

Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A., Costantini, C. and Coluzzi, M. 1998. Two human specific acids reduce the trap response to carbon dioxide of West African Anopheles gambiae s.l. in the field. Abstracts Congress of the Italian Society of Parasitology, Rome, 1998 .

Responses of western flower thrips to flower volatiles

Wadhams, L. J., Bennison, J. A., Birkett, M. A., Hooper, A. M., Manjunatha, M., Pickett, J. A. and Pow, E. M. 1998. Responses of western flower thrips to flower volatiles. Abstracts 10th International Symposium on Insect-Plant Relationships, Oxford, 4-11 July 1998 .

Control of dipteran pests of cattle: development of a push-pull strategy

Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A., Wadhams, L. J., Woodcock, C. M., Trapman, J. J., Thomas, G-, Prijs, H. J., Jensen, K-M. V. and Jespersen, J. B. 1998. Control of dipteran pests of cattle: development of a push-pull strategy. Abstracts 9th International Congress on Pesticide Chemistry: the Food-Environment Challenge, London, 2-7 August 1998 . pp. 3D-021

Western flower thrips: attractive Chrysanthemum volatiles

Pow, E. M., Wadhams, L. J., Bennison, J. A., Woodcock, C. M., Segers, I. S., Manjunatha, M., Birkett, M. A. and Pickett, J. A. 1998. Western flower thrips: attractive Chrysanthemum volatiles. Abstracts 9th International Congress on Pesticide Chemistry: the Food-Environment Challenge, London, 2-7 August 1998 . pp. 3D-013

New chemical studies on the seven-spot ladybird, Coccinella septempunctata L., for exploitation as a pest predator

Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A., Wadhams, L. J., Woodcock, C. M., Al Abassi, S. and Pettersson, J. 1998. New chemical studies on the seven-spot ladybird, Coccinella septempunctata L., for exploitation as a pest predator. Abstracts 9th International Congress on Pesticide Chemistry: the Food-Environment Challenge, London, 2-7 August 1998 . pp. 3D-004

Ladybird attractant (UK Patent 9801712.2)

Birkett, M. A. and Pickett, J. A. 1998. Ladybird attractant (UK Patent 9801712.2).

Ladybird beetle odour identified and found to be responsible for attraction between adults

Al Abassi, S., Birkett, M. A., Pettersson, J., Pickett, J. A. and Woodcock, C. M. 1998. Ladybird beetle odour identified and found to be responsible for attraction between adults. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences. 54, pp. 876-879.

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