Prof Robbie Girling


Prof Robbie Girling
NameProf Robbie Girling
Email Addressrobbie.girling@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleDirector (Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems)
QualificationsBSc Reading, PhD University of East Anglia
DepartmentCentre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (Operations)
AffiliationsCentre for Crop Health
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8816-8075
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Biography

My research focuses on investigations into the ecology of insects found in both agricultural and forestry ecosystems and my specific areas of expertise are in plant-insect interactions, and insect behavioural and chemical ecology.

​I study the ecological interactions of insects that are either pests or that provide beneficial ecosystem services (pest regulation, pollination etc). One focus of my research is to develop our understanding of how anthropogenic factors impact on these insects and the ecosystem services and disservice that they provide. This can be through changes in land use management, or as a consequence of pollution, particularly ground-level air pollution.​

My other research focus is on developing our understanding of the ecological processes and interactions that occur amongst pest and beneficial insect species and to use that knowledge to contribute to the development of agroecological approaches for pest control This includes: i) the enhancement of natural biological controls (conservation biological control), ii) the development of tools for Integrated Pest Management, and iii) the evaluation of changes to pest and pollination services and disservices provided by novel farming system approaches, with a particular focus on temperate silvoarable agroforestry.

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Director of the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural SystemsUniversity of Southern Queensland2023
Head of Department of Sustainable Land ManagementUniversity of Reading, UK20202023
Deputy Director of the Graduate Institute for International Development, Agriculture and EconomicsUniversity of Reading, UK20192023
Professor of Agro-ecology and Sustainable AgricultureUniversity of Reading, UK20222023
Associate Professor of Agro-ecology and Sustainable AgricultureUniversity of Reading, UK20192022
Lecturer of Agro-ecology and Sustainable AgricultureUniversity of Reading, UK20152019
Principal Researcher in Crops and AgroforestryOrganic Research Centre, UK20132015
Research FellowUniversity of Southampton, UK20092013
Research FellowUniversity of Sussex and Natural Resources Institute, UK20082008
Post-doctoral ResearcherNational University of Ireland, Maynooth20072007
Post-doctoral ResearcherUniversity of California, Riverside, USA20042006

Fields of Research

  • 300401. Agrochemicals and biocides (incl. application)
  • 300409. Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
  • 300412. Organic and low chemical input crop production
  • 300413. Pollination biology and systems
  • 300701. Agroforestry
  • 300804. Horticultural crop protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
  • 310301. Behavioural ecology
  • 310307. Population ecology
  • 310308. Terrestrial ecology
  • 370102. Air pollution processes and air quality measurement
  • 410203. Ecosystem function
  • 410204. Ecosystem services (incl. pollination)

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Member of the International Society of Chemical Ecology
Member of the British Ecological Society
BSc
Reading
2000
PhD
University of East Anglia
2005

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Laura James: Investigating the Impact of Volatile Organic Compounds Released by Plants in Response to Biotic and Abiotic Stressors under ambient and elevated CO2 conditions (VOC–Plant–Stress–CO2) (Leverhulme Trust)Associate SupervisorDoctoral2019
Talor Whitham: Reassessing the threat posed by pinewood nematode (Bursaphelenchus xylophilus) to UK forestry: exploring alternative vectors and novel detection tools (Defra – Centre for Forest Protection)Associate SupervisorDoctoral2022
Ellen Knight: Does pollinator diversity moderate ecosystem function in agroforestry systems? (NERC SCENARIO DTP)Associate SupervisorDoctoral2022
Anite Kopera: Enhancing the sustainability of cocoa production through biopesticide solutions (BBSRC Food Consortium CTP and Mondelez)Associate SupervisorDoctoral2022
PHYSICAL FORTIFICATION OF RICE WITH IRONPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2020

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
Christine Reitmayer (2011-2015): Effects of diesel exhaust pollution on behaviour, neurobiology and forager success in honey bees (Apis mellifera) (The Gerald-Kerkut Charitable Trust)AssociateDoctoral2015
Richard Sands (2014-2018): The population ecology of oak processionary moth (Defra/Forest Research)AssociateDoctoral2018
Matthew Kaan Alkan (2016-2021): Exploring the mechanistic rationale of plant-pollinator communication disruption by ozone (NERC SCENARIO DTP)PrincipalDoctoral2021
Patricia Ortega-Ramos (2017-2021): Investigations into the ecology of cabbage stem flea beetle in winter oilseed rape crops (Rothamsted-Reading Alliance)AssociateDoctoral2021
Tom Staton (2017-2021): Evaluating how plant community composition influences natural enemy biodiversity and pest regulation services in temperate agroforestry systems (NERC QMEE CDT, The Woodland Trust)PrincipalDoctoral2021
Fiona Gierer (2017-2021): Improving our understanding of residue behaviour in pollen, nectar and bee products (Syngenta)PrincipalDoctoral2021
Stuart Edwards (2017-2022): Pests, plants and parasitoids: how does climate variability affect tri-trophic interactions in crop producing ecosystems? – (BBSRC Berry Gardens CTP)AssociateDoctoral2022
Emem Kingsley-Umana (2016-2022): Evaluation of pheromone-based techniques for the monitoring and control of mealybug pests on cocoa farm (University of Port-Harcourt)PrincipalDoctoral2022

A Novel Free-Air Diesel and Ozone Enrichment (FADOE) Research Platform

Mofikoya, Adedayo O., James, Laura, Mullinger, Neil J., Ryalls, James M.W. and Girling, Robbie D.. 2024. "A Novel Free-Air Diesel and Ozone Enrichment (FADOE) Research Platform." MethodsX. 12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mex.2024.102635

Atmospheric degradation of ecologically important biogenic volatiles: investigating the ozonolysis of (E)-β-ocimene, isomers of α and β-farnesene, α-terpinene and 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one, and their gas-phase products.

Touhami, Dalila, Mofikoya, Adedayo O., Girling, Robbie D., Langford, Ben, Misztal, Pawel K. and Pfrang, Christian. 2024. "Atmospheric degradation of ecologically important biogenic volatiles: investigating the ozonolysis of (E)-β-ocimene, isomers of α and β-farnesene, α-terpinene and 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one, and their gas-phase products." Journal of Chemical Ecology. 50 (3-4), pp. 129-142. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-023-01467-6

Residue dynamics of a contact and a systemic fungicide in pollen, nectar, and other plant matrices of courgette (Cucurbita pepo L.)

Gierer, Fiona, Vaughan, Sarah, Slater, Mark, Elmore, J. Stephen and Girling, Robbie. 2024. "Residue dynamics of a contact and a systemic fungicide in pollen, nectar, and other plant matrices of courgette (Cucurbita pepo L.)." Environmental Pollution. 342. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2023.122931

Mapping the effects of ozone pollution and mixing on floral odour plumes and their impact on plant-pollinator interactions

Langford, Ben, Ryalls, James M.W., Mullinger, Neil J., Hayden, Paul, Nemitz, Eiko, Pfrang, Christian, Robins, Alan, Touhami, Dalila, Bromfield, Lisa M. and Girling, Robbie D.. 2023. "Mapping the effects of ozone pollution and mixing on floral odour plumes and their impact on plant-pollinator interactions." Environmental Pollution. 336. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2023.122336

Can morphological traits explain species-specific differences in meta-analyses? A case study of forest beetles

Staton, Tom, Girling, Robbie D., Redak, Richard A., Smith, Sandy M. and Allison, Jeremy D.. 2023. "Can morphological traits explain species-specific differences in meta-analyses? A case study of forest beetles." Ecological Applications. 33 (4). https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.2838

Modelling the factors affecting the spatiotemporal distribution of cabbage stem flea beetle (Psylliodes chrysocephala) larvae in winter oilseed rape (Brassica napus) in the UK

Ortega-Ramos, Patricia A, Mauchline, Alice L, Metcalfe, Helen, Cook, Samantha M, Girling, Robbie D and Collins, Larissa. 2024. "Modelling the factors affecting the spatiotemporal distribution of cabbage stem flea beetle (Psylliodes chrysocephala) larvae in winter oilseed rape (Brassica napus) in the UK." Pest Management Science. 80 (5), pp. 2267-2281. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.7427

Investigating the effects of diesel exhaust and flower color on flower visitation by free-flying honey bees

Lusebrink, I., Girling, R. D., Dobrindt, L., Jackson, C. W., Newman, T. A. and Poppy, G. M.. 2023. "Investigating the effects of diesel exhaust and flower color on flower visitation by free-flying honey bees." Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 17 (1), pp. 11-17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11829-022-09941-w

Field-scale effects of elevated ozone and diesel exhaust emissions on insect pollination and natural enemy recruitment.

Ryalls, J., Mullinger, N.J., Langford, B., Nemitz, E., Pfrang, C. and Girling, R.. 2022. "Field-scale effects of elevated ozone and diesel exhaust emissions on insect pollination and natural enemy recruitment. " 26th International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2022). Helsinki, Finland 17 - 22 Jul 2022 Finland.

Niche complementarity drives increases in pollinator functional diversity in diversified agroforestry systems

Staton, Tom, Walters, Richard J., Breeze, Tom D., Smith, Jo and Girling, Robbie D.. 2022. "Niche complementarity drives increases in pollinator functional diversity in diversified agroforestry systems." Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 336. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2022.108035

Productivity, biodiversity trade-offs, and farm income in an agroforestry versus an arable system

Staton, Tom, Breeze, Tom D., Walters, Richard J., Smith, Jo and Girling, Robbie D.. 2022. "Productivity, biodiversity trade-offs, and farm income in an agroforestry versus an arable system." Ecological Economics. 191, p. 107214. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2021.107214

Ozone Mitigates the Adverse Effects of Diesel Exhaust Pollutants on Ground-Active Invertebrates in Wheat

Ryalls, James M. W., Staton, Tom, Mullinger, Neil J., Bromfield, Lisa M., Langford, Ben, Pfrang, Christian, Nemitz, Eiko, Blande, James D. and Girling, Robbie D.. 2022. "Ozone Mitigates the Adverse Effects of Diesel Exhaust Pollutants on Ground-Active Invertebrates in Wheat." Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 10. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2022.833088

Anthropogenic air pollutants reduce insect-mediated pollination services

Ryalls, James M.W., Langford, Ben, Mullinger, Neil J., Bromfield, Lisa M., Nemitz, Eiko, Pfrang, Christian and Girling, Robbie D.. 2022. "Anthropogenic air pollutants reduce insect-mediated pollination services." Environmental Pollution. 297, p. 118847. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2022.118847

Concurrent anthropogenic air pollutants enhance recruitment of a specialist parasitoid

Ryalls,James M. W., Bromfield, Lisa M., Bell, Luke, Jasper, Jake, Mullinger, Neil J., Blande, James D. and Girling, Robbie D.. 2022. "Concurrent anthropogenic air pollutants enhance recruitment of a specialist parasitoid." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 289 (1986). https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2022.1692

Repeated short-term exposure to diesel exhaust reduces honey bee colony fitness

Reitmayer, Christine M., Girling, Robbie D., Jackson, Christopher W. and Newman, Tracey A.. 2022. "Repeated short-term exposure to diesel exhaust reduces honey bee colony fitness." Environmental Pollution. 300. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2022.118934

Editorial: Impacts of pollution on volatile-mediated interactions

Li, Tao and Girling, Robbie D.. 2022. "Editorial: Impacts of pollution on volatile-mediated interactions." Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 10. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2022.973983

Characterising volatile organic compound emission changes in native black poplar under elevated carbon-dioxide (CO2), elevated ozone (O3) and herbivory

James, Laura, Pfrang, Christian, Girling, Robbie, Hayward, Scott and MacKenzie, Rob. 2022. "Characterising volatile organic compound emission changes in native black poplar under elevated carbon-dioxide (CO2), elevated ozone (O3) and herbivory." European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2022 (EGU 2022). Vienna, Austria 23 - 27 May 2022 Austria. https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu22-4487

Advancing conservation biological control as a component of integrated pest management of horticultural crops

Girling, Robbie D., Breeze, Tom D. and Garratt, Michael P.. 2022. "Advancing conservation biological control as a component of integrated pest management of horticultural crops." Collier, Rosemary (ed.) Improving integrated pest management in horticulture. United States. Burleigh Dodds. pp. 281-300

Variation in performance of intercept trap designs: Prospects for improved performance

Allison, J.D., Goodwin, J., Staton, T., Girling, R., Smith, S.M. and Redak, R.. 2022. "Variation in performance of intercept trap designs: Prospects for improved performance." IUFRO All-Division 7 2022 Conference. Lisbon, Portugal 06 2022 - 09 Sep 2023

Evaluating a trait-based approach to compare natural enemy and pest communities in agroforestry vs. arable systems

Staton, Tom, Walters, Richard J., Smith, Jo, Breeze, Tom D. and Girling, Robbie D.. 2021. "Evaluating a trait-based approach to compare natural enemy and pest communities in agroforestry vs. arable systems." Ecological Applications. 31 (4). https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.2294

Conserving threatened beneficial insects: bees, wasps and hoverflies in UK silvoarable systems

Staton, Tom, Walters,Richard J., Smith, Jo, Breeze, Tom D., Davies, Sian K. and Girling, Tom Staton. 2021. "Conserving threatened beneficial insects: bees, wasps and hoverflies in UK silvoarable systems." 5th European Agroforestry Conference (EURAF2020). Sardinia, Italy 17 - 19 May 2021 Italy.

Management to Promote Flowering Understoreys Benefits Natural Enemy Diversity, Aphid Suppression and Income in an Agroforestry System

Staton, Tom, Walters, Richard, Smith, Jo, Breeze, Tom and Girling, Robbie. 2021. "Management to Promote Flowering Understoreys Benefits Natural Enemy Diversity, Aphid Suppression and Income in an Agroforestry System." Agronomy. 11 (4), p. 651. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11040651

Field-scale effects of air pollution on invertebrate community composition in wheat

Ryalls, JMW, Staton, T., Bromfield, LM, Mullinger, N, Langford, B and Girling, RD. 2021. "Field-scale effects of air pollution on invertebrate community composition in wheat." 36th Annual Meeing of the International Socity of Chemical Ecology. South Africa 05 - 10 Sep 2021 South Africa.

Diesel exhaust and ozone pollution reduce insect-mediated pollination services

Ryalls, James M W, Langford, Ben, Mullinger, Neil, Bromfield, Lisa M, Nemitz, Eiko, Pfrang, Christian and Girling, Robbie D. 2021. "Diesel exhaust and ozone pollution reduce insect-mediated pollination services." 36th Annual Meeing of the International Socity of Chemical Ecology. South Africa 05 - 10 Sep 2021 South Africa.

Rural livelihood diversity and its influence on the ecological intensification potential of smallholder farms in Kenya

Kansiime, Monica K., Girling, Robbie D., Mugambi, Idah, Mulema, Joseph, Oduor, George, Chacha, Duncan, Ouvrard, David, Kinuthia, Wanja and Garratt, Michael P. D.. 2021. "Rural livelihood diversity and its influence on the ecological intensification potential of smallholder farms in Kenya." Food and Energy Security. 10 (1), p. e254. https://doi.org/10.1002/fes3.254

Identifying the drivers and constraints to adoption of IPM among arable farmers in the UK and Ireland

Creissen, Henry E, Jones, Philip J, Tranter, Richard B, Girling, Robbie D, Jess, Stephen, Burnett, Fiona J, Gaffney, Michael, Thorne, Fiona S and Kildea, Steven. 2021. "Identifying the drivers and constraints to adoption of IPM among arable farmers in the UK and Ireland." Pest Management Science. 77 (9), pp. 4148-4158. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.6452

Field-scale effects of elevated ozone and diesel exhaust emissions on insect pollination and natural enemy recruitment

Ryalls, J.M.W., Langford, B., Mullinger, N.J., Bromfield, L.M., Nemitz, E., Pfrang, C. and Girling, R.D.. 2020. "Field-scale effects of elevated ozone and diesel exhaust emissions on insect pollination and natural enemy recruitment." British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 2019. Belfast, Northern Ireland 10 - 13 Dec 2019

Evaluating the effects of integrating trees into temperate arable systems on pest control and pollination

Staton, Tom, Walters, Richard, Smith, Jo and Girling, Robbie D.. 2019. "Evaluating the effects of integrating trees into temperate arable systems on pest control and pollination." Agricultural Systems. 176, p. 102676. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2019.102676

Acute exposure to diesel exhaust induces central nervous system stress and altered learning and memory in honey bees

Reitmayer, Christine M., Ryalls, James M. W., Farthing, Emily, Jackson, Christopher W., Girling, Robbie D. and Newman, Tracey A.. 2019. "Acute exposure to diesel exhaust induces central nervous system stress and altered learning and memory in honey bees." Scientific Reports. 9 (1), p. 5793. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-41876-w

Field assessments of the effects of elevated ozone and diesel exhaust emissions on insect pollination services

Girling, R., Ryalls, J., Mullinger, N., Langford, B., Nemitz, E. and Pfrang, C.. 2019. "Field assessments of the effects of elevated ozone and diesel exhaust emissions on insect pollination services." International Society of Chemical Ecology Annual Meeting 2019. Atlanta, Georgia, USA 02 - 06 Jun 2019

A review of the factors that influence pesticide residues in pollen and nectar: Future research requirements for optimising the estimation of pollinator exposure

Gierer, Fiona, Vaughan, Sarah, Slater, Mark, Thompson, Helen M., Elmore, J. Stephen and Girling, Robbie D.. 2019. "A review of the factors that influence pesticide residues in pollen and nectar: Future research requirements for optimising the estimation of pollinator exposure." Environmental Pollution. 249, pp. 236-247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2019.03.025

Measuring the unmeasurable? A method to quantify adoption of integrated pest management practices in temperate arable farming systems

Creissen, Henry E, Jones, Philip J, Tranter, Richard B, Girling, Robbie D, Jess, Stephen, Burnett, Fiona J, Gaffney, Michael, Thorne, Fiona S and Kildea, Steven. 2019. "Measuring the unmeasurable? A method to quantify adoption of integrated pest management practices in temperate arable farming systems." Pest Management Science. 75 (12), pp. 3144-3152. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.5428

Ecology and distribution of cabbage stem flea beetle and its parasitoids in UK oilseed rape crops: steps towards Integrated Pest Management

Ortega-Ramos, Patricia, Girling, Robbie, Mauchline, Alice, Collins, Larissa and Cook, Sam. 2019. "Ecology and distribution of cabbage stem flea beetle and its parasitoids in UK oilseed rape crops: steps towards Integrated Pest Management." Cook, Samantha M, Jedryczka, Malgorzata, Juran, Ivan and Truman, William (ed.) Integrated Control in Oilseed Crops. Zagreb, Croatia 18 - 20 Sep 2018 Croatia.

A cost-effectiveness analysis of temperate silvoarable systems-what contribution do ecosystem services make?

Staton, T, Walters, R, Smith, J, Chesshire, H and Girling, R. 2018. "A cost-effectiveness analysis of temperate silvoarable systems-what contribution do ecosystem services make?" Ferreiro-Domínguez, Nuria and Mosquera-Losada, María Rosa (ed.) European Agroforestry Conference (EURAF2018). Nijmegen, The Netherlands 28 - 30 May 2018 The Netherlands.

Elevated ozone alters the plume structure of an important floral volatile organic compound (α-terpinene): a detailed mapping at temporal and spatial scales relevant to insects

Girling, R.D., Hayden, P., Langford, B., Mullinger, N., Nemitz, E., Pfrang, C., Robins, A. and Touhami, D.. 2018. "Elevated ozone alters the plume structure of an important floral volatile organic compound (α-terpinene): a detailed mapping at temporal and spatial scales relevant to insects ." International Society of Chemical Ecology Annual Meeting 2018. Budapest, Hungary 12 - 18 Aug 2018 Hungary.

IPM practices on arable farms in the UK and Ireland

Creissen, H, Tranter, R, Jones, P, Burnett, F, Jess, S, Girling, R, Gaffney, MI, Thorne, F and Kildea, S. 2018. "IPM practices on arable farms in the UK and Ireland." The Dundee Conference: Crop Production in Northern Britain 2018 (CPNB 2018). Dundee, United Kingdom 27 - 28 Feb 2018 United Kingdom.

Weed Suppression and Tolerance in Winter Oats

Fradgley, Nick S., Creissen, Henry E., Pearce, Helen, Howlett, Sally A., Pearce, Bruce D., Döring, Thomas F. and Girling, Robbie D.. 2017. "Weed Suppression and Tolerance in Winter Oats." Weed Technology. 31 (5), pp. 740-751. https://doi.org/10.1017/wet.2017.46

New reports on dixenic associations between the symbionts of entomopathogenic nematodes, Photorhabdus and Xenorhabdus, and non-symbiotic bacteria

Kary, Naser Eivazian, Mohammadi, Davoud and Girling, Robbie. 2017. "New reports on dixenic associations between the symbionts of entomopathogenic nematodes, Photorhabdus and Xenorhabdus, and non-symbiotic bacteria." Journal of Crop Protection. 6 (4), pp. 497-511.

The Effects of Diesel Exhaust Pollution on Floral Volatiles and the Consequences for Honey Bee Olfaction

Lusebrink, Inka, Girling, Robbie D., Farthing, Emily, Newman, Tracey A., Jackson, Chris W. and Poppy, Guy M.. 2015. "The Effects of Diesel Exhaust Pollution on Floral Volatiles and the Consequences for Honey Bee Olfaction." Journal of Chemical Ecology. 41 (10), pp. 904-912. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-015-0624-4

The Role of Agroecology in Sustainable Intensification

Lampkin, N.H., Pearce, B.D., Leake, A.R., Creissen, H., Gerrard, C., Girling, R., Lloyd, S., Padel, S., Smith, J., Smith, L.G., Vieweger, A. and Wolfe, M.S.. 2015. The Role of Agroecology in Sustainable Intensification. United Kingdom. Organic Research Centre.

Trajectories of pheromone plumes in an orchard canopy at night

Girling, Robbie, Higbee, BS and Cardé, RT. 2015. "Trajectories of pheromone plumes in an orchard canopy at night." International Society of Chemical Ecology Annual Meeting 2015. Stockholm, Sweden 29 Jun - 03 Jul 2015 Sweden.

An online toolbox for cover crops and living mulches

Crossland, Mary, Fradgley, Nick, Creissen, Henry, Howlett, Sally, Baresel, Peter, Finckh, Maria and Girling, Robbie. 2015. "An online toolbox for cover crops and living mulches."

Agroforestry: integrating apple and arable production as an approach to reducing copper use in organic and low-input apple production

Smith, J, Girling, RD, Wolfe, MS and Pearce, B. 2014. "Agroforestry: integrating apple and arable production as an approach to reducing copper use in organic and low-input apple production." Agriculture and the Environment X: Delivering Multiple Benefits from our Land: Sustainable Development in Practice. Edinburgh, Scotland 15 - 16 Apr 2014 Scotland.

Adaptive winter wheat populations: development, genetic characterisation and application

Girling, Robbie D., Döring, Thomas F., Cousins, John, Creissen, Henry, Crowley, Oliver, Fish, Lesley, Fradgley, Nick, Griffiths, Simon, Haigh, Zoë, Howlett, Sally A., Jones, Hannah E., Knapp, Samuel, Pearce, Bruce D., Pearce, Helen, Snape, John, Stobart, Ron, Winkler, Louisa R., Whitley, Andrew and Wolfe, Martin S.. 2014. Adaptive winter wheat populations: development, genetic characterisation and application.

Organic soils promote the efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes, with different foraging strategies, in the control of a major forest pest: A meta-analysis of field trial data

Williams, Christopher D., Dillon, Aoife B., Girling, Robbie and Griffin, Christine T.. 2013. "Organic soils promote the efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes, with different foraging strategies, in the control of a major forest pest: A meta-analysis of field trial data." Biological Control. 65 (3), pp. 357-364. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2013.03.013

Diesel exhaust pollution affects learning abilities and leads to an altered stress response in the CNS of the honey bee (Apis mellifera)

Reitmayer, C., Newman, T.A., Girling, R. and Farthing, E.. 2013. "Diesel exhaust pollution affects learning abilities and leads to an altered stress response in the CNS of the honey bee (Apis mellifera)." XI European Meeting on Glial Cell Function in Health and Disease. Berlin, Germany 03 Jul - 06 Sep 2013 Germany.

Olfactory selection of Plantago lanceolata by snails declines with seedling age

Hanley, M. E., Girling, R. D., Felix, A. E., Olliff, E. D., Newland, P. L. and Poppy, G. M.. 2013. "Olfactory selection of Plantago lanceolata by snails declines with seedling age." Annals of Botany. 112 (4), pp. 671-676. https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mct003

Diesel exhaust rapidly degrades floral odours used by honeybees

Girling, Robbie D., Lusebrink, Inka, Farthing, Emily, Newman, Tracey A. and Poppy, Guy M.. 2013. "Diesel exhaust rapidly degrades floral odours used by honeybees." Scientific Reports. 3 (1). https://doi.org/10.1038/srep02779

The Plume Also Rises: Trajectories of Pheromone Plumes Issuing from Point Sources in an Orchard Canopy at Night

Girling, Robbie D., Higbee, Bradley S. and Cardé, Ring T.. 2013. "The Plume Also Rises: Trajectories of Pheromone Plumes Issuing from Point Sources in an Orchard Canopy at Night." Journal of Chemical Ecology. 39 (9), pp. 1150-1160. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-013-0341-9

Effects of organic and conventional fertilizer treatments on host selection by the aphid parasitoid Diaeretiella rapae

Pope, T. W., Girling, R. D., Staley, J. T., Trigodet, B., Wright, D. J., Leather, S. R., van Emden, H. F. and Poppy, G. M.. 2012. "Effects of organic and conventional fertilizer treatments on host selection by the aphid parasitoid Diaeretiella rapae." Journal of Applied Entomology. 136 (6), pp. 445-455. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0418.2011.01667.x

Does acute exposure to diesel exhaust pollution elicit a neurological stress response in honeybees and impact on their ability to learn and memorize a floral odor?

Girling, RD, Reitmayer, CM, Farthing, E, Lusebrink, I, Jackson, CW, Poppy, GM and Newman, TA. 2012. "Does acute exposure to diesel exhaust pollution elicit a neurological stress response in honeybees and impact on their ability to learn and memorize a floral odor?" International Society of Chemical Ecology Annual Meeting 2012. Vilnius, Lithuania 22 201 - 26 Jul 2012

Observations on the flight paths of the day-flying moth Virbia lamae during periods of mate location: do males have a strategy for contacting the pheromone plume?

Cardé, Ring T., Cardé, Anja M. and Girling, Robbie D.. 2012. "Observations on the flight paths of the day-flying moth Virbia lamae during periods of mate location: do males have a strategy for contacting the pheromone plume?" Journal of Animal Ecology. 81 (1), pp. 268-276. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2656.2011.01887.x

Organic and conventional fertilizer effects on a tritrophic interaction: parasitism, performance and preference of Cotesia vestalis

Staley, J. T., Girling, R. D., Stewart-Jones, A., Poppy, G. M., Leather, S. R. and Wright, D. J.. 2011. "Organic and conventional fertilizer effects on a tritrophic interaction: parasitism, performance and preference of Cotesia vestalis." Journal of Applied Entomology. 135 (9), pp. 658-665. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0418.2010.01604.x

Parasitoids select plants more heavily infested with their caterpillar hosts: a new approach to aid interpretation of plant headspace volatiles

Girling, Robbie D., Stewart-Jones, Alex, Dherbecourt, Julie, Staley, Joanna T., Wright, Wright and Poppy, Guy M.. 2011. "Parasitoids select plants more heavily infested with their caterpillar hosts: a new approach to aid interpretation of plant headspace volatiles." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 278 (1718), pp. 2646-2653. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2010.2725

Utilizing insect behavior in chemical detection by a behavioral biosensor

Fernández-Grandon, G., Girling, Robbie D. and Poppy, Guy M.. 2011. "Utilizing insect behavior in chemical detection by a behavioral biosensor." Journal of Plant Interactions. 6 (2-3), pp. 109-112. https://doi.org/10.1080/17429145.2010.544778

The lethal and sub-lethal consequences of entomopathogenic nematode infestation and exposure for adult pine weevils, Hylobius abietis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Girling, R.D., Ennis, D., Dillon, A.B. and Griffin, C.T.. 2010. "The lethal and sub-lethal consequences of entomopathogenic nematode infestation and exposure for adult pine weevils, Hylobius abietis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)." Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 104 (3), pp. 195-202. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2010.04.003

Biology and Reproductive Behavior of Murgantia histrionica (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)

Zahn, Deane K, Girling, Robbie D., McElfresh, J Steven, Cardé, Ring T. and Millar, Jocelyn G. 2008. "Biology and Reproductive Behavior of Murgantia histrionica (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)." Annals of the Entomological Society of America: devoted to the interest of classical entomology. 101 (1), pp. 215-228. https://doi.org/10.1603/0013-8746(2008)101[215:BARBOM]2.0.CO;2

Investigations into plant biochemical wound-response pathways involved in the production of aphid-induced plant volatiles

Girling, Robbie D., Madison, Rachael, Hassall, Mark, Poppy, Guy M. and Turner, John G.. 2008. "Investigations into plant biochemical wound-response pathways involved in the production of aphid-induced plant volatiles." Journal of Experimental Botany. 59 (11), pp. 3077-3085. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/ern163

Behavioural responses of the seven-spot ladybird Coccinella septempunctata to plant headspace chemicals collected from four crop Brassicas and Arabidopsis thaliana, infested with Myzus persicae

Girling, R.D. and Hassall, M.. 2008. "Behavioural responses of the seven-spot ladybird Coccinella septempunctata to plant headspace chemicals collected from four crop Brassicas and Arabidopsis thaliana, infested with Myzus persicae." Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 10 (4), pp. 297-306. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-9563.2008.00379.x

Analysis and Manipulation of the Structure of Odor Plumes from a Piezo-Electric Release System and Measurements of Upwind Flight of Male Almond Moths, Cadra cautella, to Pheromone Plumes

Girling, Robbie D. and Cardé, Ring T.. 2007. "Analysis and Manipulation of the Structure of Odor Plumes from a Piezo-Electric Release System and Measurements of Upwind Flight of Male Almond Moths, Cadra cautella, to Pheromone Plumes." Journal of Chemical Ecology. 33 (10), pp. 1927-1945. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-007-9349-3

Do turning biases by the 7-spot ladybird, Coccinella septempunctata, increase their foraging efficiency?

Girling, Robbie D., Hassall, Mark and Turner, John G.. 2007. "Do turning biases by the 7-spot ladybird, Coccinella septempunctata, increase their foraging efficiency?" Behaviour: an international journal of behaviourial biology. 144 (2), pp. 143-163. https://doi.org/10.1163/156853907779947337

Behavioural responses of the aphid parasitoid Diaeretiella rapae to volatiles from Arabidopsis thaliana induced by Myzus persicae

Girling, R.D., Hassall, M., Turner, J.G. and Poppy, G.M.. 2006. "Behavioural responses of the aphid parasitoid Diaeretiella rapae to volatiles from Arabidopsis thaliana induced by Myzus persicae." Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 120 (1), pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1570-7458.2006.00423.x

Analysis and manipulation of odor-plume structure from a piezo-electric pheromone release system and its effects on upwind flight of male moths to pheromone

Girling, R.D. and Cardé, R.T.. 2006. "Analysis and manipulation of odor-plume structure from a piezo-electric pheromone release system and its effects on upwind flight of male moths to pheromone." International Society of Chemical Ecology Annual Meeting 2006. Barcelona, Spain 15 - 19 Jul 2006 Spain.

Analysis of the Courtship Behavior of the Navel Orangeworm, Amyelois transitella (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), with a Commentary on Methods for the Analysis of Sequences of Behavioral Transitions

Girling, Robbie D. and Cardé, Ring T.. 2006. "Analysis of the Courtship Behavior of the Navel Orangeworm, Amyelois transitella (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), with a Commentary on Methods for the Analysis of Sequences of Behavioral Transitions." Journal of Insect Behavior. 19 (4), pp. 497-520. https://doi.org/https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10905-006-9041-4

Mating and mate finding behavior of the navel orangeworm

Girling, Robbie and Cardé, Ring T.. 2005. "Mating and mate finding behavior of the navel orangeworm." Entomological society of america pacific branch 89th annual meeting. Pacific Grove, California, United States 27 Feb - 02 Mar 2005 United States.

Responses of Diaeretiella rapae to volatiles induced by aphids from Arabidopsis thaliana mutants

Girling, R.D., Hassall, M., Poppy, G.M. and Turner, J.G.. 2003. "Responses of Diaeretiella rapae to volatiles induced by aphids from Arabidopsis thaliana mutants ." Royal Entomological Society’s 22nd Annual Meeting. Reading, UK 2003 - 2004

‘Handedness’ in the 7-spot ladybird beetle, Coccinella septempunctata: a problem for y-tube olfactometry

Girling, Robbie and Hassall, Mark. 2002. "‘Handedness’ in the 7-spot ladybird beetle, Coccinella septempunctata: a problem for y-tube olfactometry." International Society of Chemical Ecology Annual Meeting 2002. Hamburg, Germany 03 - 07 Aug 2002 Germany.