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Dr Mary Whitehouse is a behavioural ecologist who in a past life taught spiders to be winners and losers, worked in Israel on spider sociality and Venezuela on ant wars. More recently she has worked extensively on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in cropping systems, particularly cotton, exploring predator/prey interactions and invertebrate community composition. For example, she has studied the effect of intraguild predation on pest control, and the positive ramifications of changes in transgenic Bt cotton communities on pest management. She has also worked in resistance management, including how epigenetics could affect the development of resistance; and compared the role of in-season genetic dilution with between season quarantining to counter resistance developing in Helicoverpa moth populations. She is now applying her knowledge of IPM to other industries and environments, and has contributed to work on IPM in Australian urban environments, and the New Zealand pastural system. She plans to continue her work in IPM and predator-prey dynamics in hemp and other crops.
Behavioural Ecology, PhD, Behavioural plasticity in the New Zealand spider Argyrodes Antipodiana , University of Canterbury
1987 → 1992
Award Date: 21 May 1992
Senior Research Scientist, NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI)
1 Mar 2022 → …
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1/06/23 → 31/05/28
Lowe, E. C., Latty, T., Webb, C. E., Whitehouse, M. E. A. & Saunders, M. E., Jun 2019, In: Journal of Pest Science. 92, 3, p. 987-1002 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Is ‘pupae busting’ or destroying overwintering pupae of Helicoverpa spp. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) still relevant today in Australian Bt cotton?Whitehouse, M. E. A., Tann, C. R. & Braunack, M. V., 12 Oct 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Austral Entomology. 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Response of foliage- and ground-dwelling arthropods to insecticide application: early step for cotton IPM in the Brazilian semiaridPotin, D. M., Machado, A. V. A., Delabie, J. H. C., Martins, I. C. F., Whitehouse, M. E. A. & Torres, J. B., 1 Mar 2023, In: Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 344, p. 1-11 11 p., 108308.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Yousuf, F. & Whitehouse, M., 2023, The 4th N.Z. Honey Bee Research Symposium: ApiNZ Symposium and conference. Wellington: Apiculture New Zealand, p. 8 1 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference abstract
Mansfield, S., Ferguson, C. M., White, T., Hardwick, S., Marshall, S. D. G., Zydenbos, S. M., Heimoana, S. C., Gorddard, R. & Whitehouse, M. E. A., 2019, In: Journal of New Zealand Grasslands. 81, p. 139-148 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
28 Jun 2023
Activity: Talk or presentation › Presentation
Mary Whitehouse (Chair)6 Apr 2010 → 10 Apr 2010
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Organising a conference, workshop or event series
Mary Whitehouse (Reviewer)1923
Activity: Peer-review and editorial of research outputs › Publication Peer-review