Dr Bree Wilson


Dr Bree Wilson
NameDr Bree Wilson
Email Addressbree.wilson@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleAcademic Program Coordinator
QualificationsBAppSc(Hons) RMIT, PhD Charles Sturt
DepartmentCentre for Crop Health (Research)
Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment (Operations)
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4036-9980
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Biography

Bree completed her PhD at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, NSW in 2010 under the guidance of Prof Gavin Ash and Dr John Harper. She examined the diversity AMF populations in saline soil and AMF-improved plant growth. Bree has been worked with several funding bodies in research and capacity building, including Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Hort Innovation, as well as private industry.

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Research Fellow (Biological Control)University of Southern Queensland20162023

Expertise

Bogia Coconut Syndrome

Sweetpotato pests and diseases

Entomopathogenic fungi

Fields of Research

  • 300409. Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
BAppSc(Hons)
RMIT
2001
PhD
Charles Sturt
2011

Supervision Interests

Plant growth promoting bacteria and fungi

Entomopathogenic fungi

Mycorrhizal fungi

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Lantana camara L. soil legacy effects on native plant growth and symbiotic soil biotaAssociate SupervisorMasters2022
Breakdown of sweetpotato bedding roots: investigating plant pathogenic bacteria and fungi and implications for their management in Australia and PNGPrincipal SupervisorMasters2022
Invertebrates and their association with Yellow Canopy Syndrome in SugarcaneAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2021
Soil solarisation to deliver near zero level crown rot reference sites in the northern grain region of AustraliaAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2018

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
Serendipita SPECIES FROM AUSTRALIAN NATIVE ORCHIDS AND THEIR IMPACTS ON TOMATO GROWTH AND PROTECTION AGAINST POWDERY MILDEWAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2022
Metarhizium anisopliae as a promising candidate for wireworm biocontrol in Australian sweetpotato fieldsAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2021
Interactions of biopesticides with synthetic pesticides and their implications for management of the macadamia seed weevil, Kuschelorhynchus macadamiae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)Associate SupervisorDoctoral2021

Belowground crop responses to root herbivory are associated with the community structure of native arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

Ng, Anna, Wilson, Bree A.L. and Frew, Adam. 2023. "Belowground crop responses to root herbivory are associated with the community structure of native arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi." Applied Soil Ecology. 185. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2022.104797

Resporulation of Metarhizium anisopliae granules on soil and mortality of Tenebrio molitor: Implications for wireworm management in sweetpotato

Shah, Sudhan, Ash, Gavin J. and Wilson, Bree A. L.. 2023. "Resporulation of Metarhizium anisopliae granules on soil and mortality of Tenebrio molitor: Implications for wireworm management in sweetpotato." Annals of Applied Biology. 182 (1), pp. 65-76. https://doi.org/10.1111/aab.12797

Different mycorrhizal fungal communities differentially affect plant phenolic-based resistance to insect herbivory

Frew, Adam and Wilson, Bree A. L.. 2021. "Different mycorrhizal fungal communities differentially affect plant phenolic-based resistance to insect herbivory." Rhizosphere. 19, pp. 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rhisph.2021.100365

Interactions of fungal entomopathogens with synthetic insecticides for the control of Kuschelorhynchus macadamiae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Khun, Kim Khuy, Ash, Gavin J., Stevens, Mark M., Huwer, Ruth K. and Wilson, Bree A. L.. 2021. "Interactions of fungal entomopathogens with synthetic insecticides for the control of Kuschelorhynchus macadamiae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)." Journal of Applied Entomology. 145 (6), pp. 553-566. https://doi.org/10.1111/jen.12879

Compatibility of Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana with insecticides and fungicides used in macadamia production in Australia

Khun, Kim Khuy, Ash, Gavin J., Stevens, Mark M., Huwer, Ruth K. and Wilson, Bree A.L.. 2021. "Compatibility of Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana with insecticides and fungicides used in macadamia production in Australia." Pest Management Science. 77 (2), pp. 709-718. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.6065

Transmission of Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana to adults of Kuschelorhynchus macadamiae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from infected adults and conidiated cadavers

Khun, Kim Khuy, Ash, Gavin J., Stevens, Mark M., Huwer, Ruth K. and Wilson, Bree A. L.. 2021. "Transmission of Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana to adults of Kuschelorhynchus macadamiae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from infected adults and conidiated cadavers." Scientific Reports. 11, pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-81647-0

Integration of entomopathogenic fungi into IPM programs: studies involving weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) affecting horticultural crops

Khun, Kim Khuy, Wilson, Bree A. L, Stevens, Mark M., Huwer, Ruth K. and Ash, Gavin J.. 2020. "Integration of entomopathogenic fungi into IPM programs: studies involving weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) affecting horticultural crops." Insects. 11 (10). https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11100659

Response of the macadamia seed weevil Kuschelorhynchus macadamiae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassianain laboratory bioassays

Khun, Kim Khuy, Ash, Gavin J., Stevens, Mark M., Huwer, Ruth K. and Wilson, Bree A.L.. 2020. "Response of the macadamia seed weevil Kuschelorhynchus macadamiae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassianain laboratory bioassays." Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 174, pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2020.107437

Occurrence and diversity of entomopathogenic fungi (Beauveria spp. and Metarhizium spp.) in Australian vineyard soils

Korosi, Gyongyver A., Wilson, Bree A. L., Powell, Kevin S., Ash, Gavin J., Reineke, Annette and Savocchia, Sandra. 2019. "Occurrence and diversity of entomopathogenic fungi (Beauveria spp. and Metarhizium spp.) in Australian vineyard soils." Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 164, pp. 69-77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2019.05.002

Chronic effects and horizontal transmission of Metarhizium anisopliae strain QS155 infection in the sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius (Coleoptera: Brentidae)

Dotaona, Ronnie, Wilson, Bree A. L., Stevens, Mark M., Holloway, Joanne and Ash, Gavin J.. 2017. "Chronic effects and horizontal transmission of Metarhizium anisopliae strain QS155 infection in the sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius (Coleoptera: Brentidae)." Biological Control. 114, pp. 24-29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2017.07.008

Sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius (Fab.)(Coleoptera: Brentidae) avoids its host plant when a virulent Metarhizium anisopliae isolate is present

Dotaona, Ronnie, Wilson, Bree A. L., Ash, Gavin J., Holloway, Joanne and Stevens, Mark M.. 2017. "Sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius (Fab.)(Coleoptera: Brentidae) avoids its host plant when a virulent Metarhizium anisopliae isolate is present." Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 148, pp. 67-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2017.05.010

Determining putative vectors of the Bogia Coconut Syndrome Phytoplasma using loop-mediated isothermal amplification of single insect-feeding media

Lu, Hengyu, Wilson, Bree A. L., Ash, Gavin J., Woruba, Sharon B., Fletcher, Murray J., You, Minsheng, Yang, Guang and Gurr, Geoff M.. 2016. "Determining putative vectors of the Bogia Coconut Syndrome Phytoplasma using loop-mediated isothermal amplification of single insect-feeding media." Scientific Reports. 6, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep35801

Coconut lethal yellowing diseases: a phytoplasma threat to palms of global economic and social significance

Gurr, Geoff M., Johnson, Anne C., Ash, Gavin J., Wilson, Bree A. L., Ero, Mark M., Pilotti, Carmel A., Dewhurst, Charles F. and You, Minsheng S.. 2016. "Coconut lethal yellowing diseases: a phytoplasma threat to palms of global economic and social significance." Frontiers in Plant Science. 7, pp. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2016.01521

Screening of tropical isolates of Metarhizium anisopliae (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae) for virulence to the sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius (Coleoptera: Brentidae)

Dotaona, Ronnie, Wilson, Bree A. L., Stevens, Mark M., Holloway, Joanne and Ash, Gavin J.. 2015. "Screening of tropical isolates of Metarhizium anisopliae (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae) for virulence to the sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius (Coleoptera: Brentidae)." International Journal of Tropical Insect Science. 35 (4), pp. 153-163. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1742758415000211

The genome sequence of the biocontrol fungus Metarhizium anisopliae and comparative genomics of Metarhizium species

Pattemore, Julie A., Hane, James K., Williams, Angela H., Wilson, Bree A. L., Stodart, Ben J. and Ash, Gavin J.. 2014. "The genome sequence of the biocontrol fungus Metarhizium anisopliae and comparative genomics of Metarhizium species." BMC Genomics. 15 (1), pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2164-15-660

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi improve the growth and nodulation of the annual legume messina (Melilotus siculus) under saline and non-saline conditions

Wilson, B. A. L., Ash, G. J. and Harper, J. D. I.. 2012. "Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi improve the growth and nodulation of the annual legume messina (Melilotus siculus) under saline and non-saline conditions." Crop and Pasture Science. 63 (2), pp. 164-178. https://doi.org/10.1071/CP11193

The effects of defoliation on plant community, root biomass and nutrient allocation and soil chemical properties on semi-arid steppes in northern China

Guo, Y-J., Han, L., Li, G-D., Han, J-G., Wang, G-L., Li, Z-Y. and Wilson, B.. 2012. "The effects of defoliation on plant community, root biomass and nutrient allocation and soil chemical properties on semi-arid steppes in northern China." Journal of Arid Environments. 78, pp. 128-134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2011.11.003

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity in perennial pastures; responses to long-term lime application

Guo, Y. J., Ni, Y., Raman, H., Wilson, B. A. L., Ash, G. J., Wang, A. S. and Li, G. D.. 2012. "Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity in perennial pastures; responses to long-term lime application." Plant and Soil: international journal on plant-soil relationships. 351 (1-2), pp. 389-403. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-011-0976-7