Vivian Mendez Alvarez


  • 183 Citations
  • 7 h-Index

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Research interests

Dr. Vivian Mendez is a behavioural biologist whose research with Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) has explored pre-release supplements for Sterile Insect Technique programs, and developed novel control methods.  Past projects investigated the effects of colony domestication on sexual behaviour and reproductive development of Q-fly. Currently, she is studying the cuticular chemistry of Q-fly, and the cost and benefits of natural metabolic enhancers in fruit flies.


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Sex selection genes from fruit fly species for use in SITplus

Taylor, P., Edwards, O., Schetelig, M., Bourtzis, K., Geib, S., Crisp, P., Choo, A., Ponton, F., Ranganathan, S., Herberstein, M., Rane , R., Jamie, J., Jamie, I., Mendez Alvarez, V. & Perez, J.


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Raising Qfly Sterile Insect Technique to World Standard

Taylor, P., Berlage, M., Herberstein, M., Beaumont, L., Gillings, M., Ponton, F., Lee, R., Mainali, B., Jamie, I., Jamie, J., Park, S. J., Mendez Alvarez, V., Perez, J., Baumgartner, J., Morimoto Borges, J., Siddiqui, M., Edwards, O., Oakeshott, J., Pandey, G., Taylor, M., Yeap, H. L., Rane, R., Colombo, V., Froese, J., Rempoulakis, P., Balagawi, S., Dominiak, B., Chapman, T., Gillespie, P., Kingham, L., Crisp, P., Hill, K., Suckling, M., El Sayad, A., Park, K. C., Mas, F., Stringer, L., Twidle, A., MQRES (International), M. (., MQRES 2 (International), M. 2. (., MQRES 3 (International), M. 3., MQRES 4 (International), M., MQRES 5 (International), M. 5. (., MQRES 6 (International), M. 6. (., MQRES 7 (International), M. 7. (., MQRES 8 (International), M. 8. (., MQRES 9 (International), M. 9. (. & MQRES 10 (International), M. 1. (.

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Project: Research

Research Outputs

  • 183 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 11 Article
  • 1 Abstract
  • 1 Letter
  • 1 Review article

Attraction and electrophysiological response to identified rectal gland volatiles in Bactrocera frauenfeldi (Schiner)

Noushini, S., Perez, J., Jean Park, S., Holgate, D., Alvarez, V. M., Jamie, I., Jamie, J. & Taylor, P., 2 Mar 2020, In : Molecules. 25, 6, p. 1-14 14 p., 1275.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    4 Downloads (Pure)

    Macronutrients and infection in fruit flies

    Dinh, H., Mendez, V., Tabrizi, S. T. & Ponton, F., Jul 2019, In : Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 110, p. 98-104 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    Dietary methoprene supplement promotes early sexual maturation of male Queensland fruit fly Bactrocera tryoni

    Adnan, S. M., Mendez, V., Morelli, R., Akter, H., Farhana, I. & Taylor, P. W., Sep 2018, In : Journal of Pest Science. 91, 4, p. 1441–1454 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 10 Citations (Scopus)

    Seasonal variation in sexual opportunities of Servaea incana jumping spiders

    Mendez, V., McGinley, R. H. & Taylor, P. W., 2018, In : Ethology Ecology and Evolution. 30, 1, p. 26-38 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Mating-induced sexual inhibition in the jumping spider Servaea incana (Araneae Salticidae): a fast-acting and long-lasting effect

    Mendez, V., McGinley, R. H. & Taylor, P. W., 18 Oct 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 10, p. 1-15 15 p., e0184940.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    11 Downloads (Pure)