Inhibiting Evolution of Pest Resistance April 1, Riverside
Fred Gould will give the 2013 Alfred M. Boyce Lecture at the University of California, Riverside on April 1.
Titled “Two-locus models for applied entomologists,” the talk will begin at 4:10 p.m. in the auditorium of the Genomics Building.
He will describe how two-locus population genetics models have provided non-intuitive insights that have been useful to applied entomologists and could be useful to students in the future. In the talk, he will discuss, too, how applied entomologists have used somewhat more complex two-locus models to gain more accurate insights for developing pest control systems that inhibit the evolution of pest resistance to the control methods.
Gould has assisted in the development and deployment of insecticidal transgenic crops in ways that suppress the evolution of pest resistance. He is now focused on the potential for engineering insects and other pests to suppress disease and crop loss, and to protect endangered species.
For more information, see: Leading Insect-expert to Discuss Strategies for Inhibiting Evolution of Pest Resistance to Control Methods