My research focus is on applied ecological research with regard to Arthropoda in agro-ecosystems. I have 30 years of experience in pest management research, especially on maize and sorghum. My principle research responsibilities include the development of IPM strategies for Fall armyworm, study of arthropod diversity in agro-ecosystems, resistance evolution of pests against Bt maize, Bt cotton and insecticides. We are a lead group in GM Bt maize research in Africa.
School of Biological Sciences
Amphibian conservation has received increasing attention following the 2005 global declaration of the Amphibian Conservation Action Plan (ACAP), with placed a high premium on amongst other increasing the capacity of conservation research required to combat this global crisis. It is within this research field of amphibian conservation that I have established my research activities within the geographical bounds of sub-Saharan Africa and adjacent island of Madagascar.