Professor Myron Zalucki

Professor

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
m.zalucki@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 51747

Overview

The study of insect abundance and distribution.

I am an insect ecologist by "bent" and my students and I work on various applied and basic research areas. We generally take an individuals-process based approach to the study of insect abundance and distribution. We use various "model" systems to ask questions ranging from the effect of host chemistry on oviposition behaviour and early stage caterpillar survival, to the effects of learning on oviposition behaviour at a landscape level and the effects of climate on insect abundance. I prefer to work on Butterfly-plant interactions, particularly Monarchs and milkweeds.

A substantial amount of our applied research has been on the ecology and biology of Helicoverpa spp, the major pest of Australian field crops, and more recently Diamondback moth, a key pest of horticulture.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Griffith University
  • BSc (Hon), Australian National University

Publications

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Available Projects

  • Newly hatched caterpillars are a critical stage in the life cycle of butterflies and moths. Yet few studies have assessed how well first instars convert food intake into body mass.

  • Caterpillars of the milkweed butterflies have to first sabotage the latex based defense system of their host plant before they can feed. Is the area isolated by vein snipping and trenching behaviour sufficient for a caterpillar to complete an instar?

  • Species within the Lepidoptera lay eggs of different sizes. Generally the bigger the butterfly the bigger the egg, but not always. Is the survival of neonates on host plants related to initial egg size.

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Publications

Book

  • Day, M. D., Wiley, C. J., Playford, J. and Zalucki, M. P. Lantana: Current Management Status and Future Prospects. Canberra, Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, 2003.

  • Boyd, A., Brown, M., Connell, D., Cristaldi, C., Cruice, R.C., Francis, I., Gilbert, D., Hodge, M., Langford, P., Martinkovic, J., Moore, M., Mortimer, M., Murray, J., Noller, B. N., Sadler, R., Smith, D. E., White, P. and Zalucki, M. P. Environmental effects of currently used termiticides under Australian conditions. Brisbane, Australia: National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology, 2002.

Book Chapter

  • Candy, S. G. and Zalucki, M. P. (2012). Defoliation. In Abdel H. El-Shaarawi and Walter W. Piegorsch (Ed.), Encyclopedia of environmetrics 2nd ed. (pp. 479-484) London, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons.

  • Day, Michael D. and Zalucki, Myron P. (2009). Lantana camara Linn. (Verbenaceae). In Rangaswamy Muniappan, Gadi V.P. Reddy and Anantanarayanan Raman (Ed.), Biological control of tropical weeds using arthropods (pp. 211-246) USA: Cambridge University Press.

  • Ma, D., Zalucki, M. P., Wegener, M. K., Suzuki, Y., Watanabe, T., Yu, J.L. and Lin, X.C . (2005). Biological Insecticides and Their Evaluation: Using Helicocoverpa spp. as a case study. In Tongxian Liu and Le Kang (Ed.), Entomological Research: Progress and prospect First ed. (pp. 363-386) Beijing: Science Press.

  • Ma, D., Zalucki, M. P., Gordh, G. and Wegener, M. K. (2005). Use of Neem Extracts and Other botanical Pesticides Against Helicoverpa spp.. In Tongxian Liu and Le Kang (Ed.), Entomological Research: Progress and prospect First ed. (pp. 334-362) Beijing: Science Press.

  • Zalucki, M. P. and Rochester, W.A. (2004). Spatial and temporal population dynamics of monarchs downunder: Lessons for North America. In K.S. Oberhauser and M.J. Solensky (Ed.), The Monarch Butterfly 1 ed. (pp. 219-228) Cornell University Press, UK: Comstock Publishing Associates.

  • Candy, S. G and Zalucki, M. P. (2002). Defoliation. In A. H. El-Shaarawi and W. W. Piegorsch (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Environmetrics 1 ed. (pp. 479-484) Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  • Walter, G. H. and Zalucki, M. P. (1999). Rare Butterflies and theories of Evolution & Ecology. In R. L. Kitching, E. Scheermeyer, R. E Jones and N. E. Pierce (Ed.), Biology of Australian butterflies (pp. 349-368) Victoria: Collingwood.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Perkins, N. R., Cawdell-Smith, A. J., Carrick, J. B. and Zalucki, M. P. (2012). EAFL risk and caterpillar ecology. In: , Proceedings of the 4th Australasian Equine Science Symposium. 4th Australasian Equine Science Symposium, Gold Coast , Australia, (62-63). 13-15 June 2012.

  • Ale, B., Zalucki, M. P. and Furlong, M. J. (2011). Host plant selection by Crocidolomia pavonana F. (Lepidoptera: Crambidae): Effect of herbivory and adult experience. In: R. Srinivasan, Anthony M. Shelton and Hilda L. Collins, Proceedings: The Sixth International Workshop on Management of the Diamondback Moth and Other Crucifer Insect Pests. International Workshop on Management of the Diamondback Moth and Other Crucifer Insect Pests (6th, 2011), Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, (70-75). 21-25 March 2011.

  • Eagles, Debbie, Durr, Peter, Walker, Peter, Zalucki, Myron, Hall, Roy and Deveson, Ted (2011). Modelling the airborne spread of vectors and insect pests into northern Australia within a risk analysis framework. In: , Ecohealth. 1st International One Health Congress, Melbourne, Australia, (S142-S142). 14–16 February 2011.

  • Zalucki, M. P. and Furlong, M. J. (2011). Predicting outbreaks of a migratory pest: An analysis of DBM distribution and abundance revisited. In: R. Srinivasan, Anthony M. Shelton and Hilda L. Collins, Proceedings: The Sixth International Workshop on Management of the Diamondback Moth and Other Crucifer Insect Pests. International Workshop on Management of the Diamondback Moth and Other Crucifer Insect Pests (6th, 2011), Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, (8-14). 21-25 March 2011.

  • Zalucki, Myron P. (2009). Pest population dynamics: changing climate, agricultural landscapes, and pesticide usage in Australia. In: , Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. unknown, unknown, (388-388). unknown.

  • Lawson, B.E., van Klinken, R.D., Day, M.D., Heard, T.A. and Zalucki, M.P. (2008). Improving the agent selection, release and evaluation process: the role of bioclimatic modelling.. In: van Klinken, R.D., Osten, V.A., Panetta, F.D. and Scanlan, J.C., 16th Australian Weeds Conference Proceedings. Weed Management 2008. Hot Topics in the Tropics, Cairns, Australia, (510-512). 18-22 May, 2008.

  • Furlong, M.J., Ju, K.H., Su, P.W., Chol, J.K., Il, R.C. and Zalucki, M.P. (2008). Integration of endemic natural enemies and Bacillus thuringiensis to manage Brassica crop pests in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. In: Shelton, A.M., Collins, H.L., Zhang, Y. and Wu, Q., Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop. Management of Diamondback Moth & other crucifer pests, Beijing China, (287-302). 24-27 October 2006.

  • Zalucki, M.P. and Furlong, M. J. (2008). Predicting outbreaks of a migratory pest: An analysis of DBM distribution and abundance.. In: Shelton, A.M., Collins, H.L., Zhang, Y. and Wu, Q., Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop. Management of Diamondback Moth & Other Crucifer Pests, Beijing, China, (122-131). 24-27 October 2006.

  • Sims, N. M., Buckley, Y. M., Reid, A. M. and Zalucki, M. P. (2008). Prevalence of biological control agents on groundsel bush in relation to plant size and survey site.. In: R. D. van Klinken, V. A. Osten, F. D. Panetta and J. C. Scanlan, 16th Australian Weeds Conference Proceedings. Weed Management 2008. Hot Topics in the Tropics, Cairns, Australia, (159-161). 18-22 May, 2008.

  • Stolk, H. J., Hanan, J. and Zalucki, M. P. (2007). Subpopulation agents emerge from individual agents in metapopulation simulations. In: , MODSIM07 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation "Land, Water and Environmental Management : Integrated Systems for Sustainability". International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM07), Christchurch New Zealand, (46-52). 10-13 December 2007.

  • Stolk, H. J., Hanan, J. and Zalucki, M. P. (2007). Subpopulation agents emerge from individual agents in metapopulation simulations. In: Oxley, L. and Kulasiri, D., Natural Resources and Biodiversity Management. International Congress on Modelling and Simulation Land, Water & Environmental Management: Integrated Systems for Sustainability, Christchurch, New Zealand, (46-52). 10-13 December 2007.

  • Zalucki, M P, Stewart, A D, Truss, R W, Rajendran, S and Noller, B N (2006). A study of termite foraging responses with protective barrier systems containing bifenthrin. In: , Interact 2006 air, water & earth. Interact 2006 air, water & earth, Burswood Entertainment Complex WA, (233-233). 24-28 September 2006.

  • Wade, M. R., Hopkinson, J. E. and Zalucki, M. P. (2006). Do 'food sprays' improve natural enemy performance?. In: , 13th Australian Cotton Conference Proceedings. 13th Australian Cotton Conference, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, (1-10). 8-10 August, 2006.

  • Grundy, P. R., Short, S., Hawes, A., Zalucki, M. P. and Gregg, P. C. (2006). Moth busting for Bt resistance management. In: , 13th Australian Cotton Conference Proceedings. 13th Australian Cotton Conference, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, (1-7). 8-10 August, 2006.

  • Rajendran, S., Stewart, A., Noller, B. N., Zalucki, M.P. and Truss, R. W. (2006). Polymeric materials as barrier for wood against termite damage: Understanding termite micromechanics. In: , Proceedings 28th Australasian Polymer Symposium & Australasian Society for Biomaterials 16th Annual Conference. 28th Australasian Polymer Symposium & Australasian Society for Biomaterials 16th Annual Conference, Rotorua, New Zealand, (1-2). 5 - 9 February, 2006.

  • Sims, Nikki M., Buckley, Yvonne M., Zalucki, Myron P. and Reid, Adele (2006). The use of models in long-term post-release biological control evaluation. In: C. Preston, J. H. Watts and N. D. Crossman, 15th Australian Weeds Conference Proceedings: managing weeds in a changing climate. 15th Australian Weeds Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, (601-604). 24-28 September, 2006.

  • Noller, Barry, Gilbert, Dale, Sadler, Ross, Truss, Rowan, Zalucki, Myron, Connell, Des, Chiswell, Barry, Stewart, Aaron, Rajendran, Sharad and Hasthorpe, Amanda (2006). Urban Australian cities under termite attack. In: , 2nd State of Australian Cities National Conference >05. 2nd State of Australian Cities National Conference 2005, Queensland Conservatiorium, Griffith University, Brisbane, (1-18). 30 Nov - 2 Dec 2005.

  • Stewart, A. D., Zalucki, M. P., Noller, B. N. and Truss, R. W. (2005). Termite Foraging Interactions with Synthetic Barrier Systems. In: , 5th Annual Health and Medical Research Conference of Queensland. 5th Annual Health and Medical Research Conference of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, (1-1). 3-4 November 2005.

  • Zalucki, M. P. and Cunningham, J.P. (2004). A new look at behaviour and control in polyphagous pest. In: J. LaSalle, M.Patten and M. Zalucki, XXII International Congress of Entomology. Entomology Strength in Diversity, Brisbane, Australia, (38-38). 15-21 August.

  • Wade, M. R., Zalucki, M. P., Wratten, S.D., Scholz, B., Lloyd, R. and Franzmann, B. A. (2004). Artificial food supplements for improved IPM: new results and a review of the evidence. In: John LaSalle, Mathew Patten and Myron Zalucki, XXII International Congress of Entomology. Entomology Strength in Diversity, Brisbane, Australia, (43-43). 15-21 August.

  • Manners, A. G., Johnson, M. and Zalucki, M. P. (2004). Behaviour of first instar Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae): does starting position make a difference?. In: J. LaSalle, M. Patten and M. Zalucki, XXII International Congress of Entomology. Entomology Strength in Diversity, Brisbane, Australia, (75-75). 15-21 August.

  • Johnson, M. and Zalucki, M. P. (2004). Behavioural changes of lepidopteran larvae on crop plants. In: J.LaSalle, M. Patten and M. Zalucki, XXII International Congress of Entomology. Entomology Strength in Diversity, Brisbane, Australia, (75-75). 15-21 August.

  • Mohandass, S. and Zalucki, M. P. (2004). DBM Development: Are we measuring the right temperatures?. In: N.M. Endersby and P.M. Ridland, Proceedings of the Fouth International Workshop. The Management of diamondback moth and toher crucifer pests, Melbourne Victoria, (117-122). 26-29 November 2001.

  • Stewart, A. K., Zalucki, M. P., Truss, R. and Noller, B. (2004). Development of experimental procedure for determining susceptibility of various materials to termite attack. In: , 4th Annual Queensland Health and Medical Scientific Meeting. 4th Annual Queensland Health and Medical Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, (224-224). 30th November -1st December, 2004.

  • Stewart, A. K., Zalucki, M. P., Truss, R. and Noller, B. (2004). Development of experimental procedure for determining susceptibility of various materials to termite attack. In: M .Zalucki XXII International Congress of Entomology, Brisbane, (). 15th - 21st August, 2004.

  • Franzmann, B. A., Murray, D., Hardy, A. T., Hopkinson, J. and Zalucki, M. P. (2004). Economic thresholds for sorghum midge and corn earworm on midge-resistant sorghum in Australia. In: J. LaSalle, M.Patten and M. Zalucki, XXII International Congress of Entomology. Entomology Strength in Diversity, Brisbane, Australia, (47-47). 15-21 August.

  • Shu-sheng, L., Yin-quan, L., Guo, S-J., Furlong, M. J. and Zalucki, M. P. (2004). Experimental evaluation of natural enemy activities in cabbage fields treated with different pest control strategies. In: G. Yu-Yuang, Plant Protection Towards the 21st Century. Proceedings of the 15th International Plant Protection Congres, China, (528-528). 11-16th May.

  • Davies, A. P. and Zalucki, M. P. (2004). Factors defining Trichogramma abundance in the Ord River irrigation area in remote northern Australia. In: J. LaSalle, M. Patten and Myron Zalucki, XXII International Congress of Entomology. Entomology Strength in Diversity, Brisbane Australia, (49-49). 15-21 August.

  • Zalucki, M. P. and Furlong, M. J. (2004). Forecasting Helicoverpa populations in Australia: A comparison of regression based models and various population simulation and analysis tools. In: G. Yu-Yuang, Proceedings of the 15th International Plant Protection Congress. Plant Protection Towards the 21st Century, Bejing China, (302-302). 11-16th May, 2004.

  • Liu, S., Shi, Z.H., Guo, S-J., Cheng, Y., Guang-mei, Z., Lu, L-F, Dong-sheng, W., Deuter, P. and Zalucki, M. P. (2004). Improvement of crucifer IPM in the Changjiang River Valley, China: From research to practice. In: N.M. Endersby and P.M. Ridland, Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop. The Management of diamondback moth and other crucifer pests, Melbourne VIC, (61-66). 26-29 November 2001.

  • Liu, S. S., Liu, Y. Q., Furlong, M. J. and Zalucki, M. P. (2004). Induced Resistance and Susceptibility of Brassica Plants to Diamondback Moth. In: John LaSalle, Mathew Patten and Myron Zalucki, Proceedings 22nd International Congress of Entomology. Entomology : strength in diversity : XXII International Congress of Entomology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, (). 5-21 August, 2004.

  • Wardill, T. J., Graham, G. C., Manners, A. G., Playford, J., Zalucki, M. P., Palmer, W. and Scott, K. D. (2004). Investigating genetic diversity to improve the biological control process. In: B.M Sindel and S. B. Johnson, Fourteenth Australian Weeds Conference. Weed Management: Balancing People, Planet, Profit, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, (364-367). 6-9 September.

  • Walgama, R. and Zalucki, M. P. (2004). Modelling in insect pest management: A case study in tree crop. In: G. Yu-Yuang, Proceedings of the 15th International Plant Protection Congres. Plant Protection Towards the 21st Century, China, (298-298). 11-16th May, 2004.

  • Walgama, R. and Zalucki, M. P. (2004). Modelling population dynamics of light brown apple moth Epiphyas potvittana (Walk.)(Lepidoptera: Tortriciade) in Australia: How many generations are there?. In: J. LaSalle, M. Patten and M. Zalucki, XXII International Congress of Entomology. Entomology Strength in Diversity, Brisbane, Australia, (170-170). 15-21 August.

  • Franzmann, B. A., Murray, D., Hardy, A. T. and Zalucki, M. P. (2004). Pest management in Australian sorghum - A success story. In: J. LaSalle, M. Patten and M. Zalucki, XXII International Congress of Entomology. Entomology Strength in Diversity, Brisbane, Australia, (41-41). 15-21 August.

  • Furlong, MJ, Shi, ZH, Guo, SJ, Liu, YQ, Liu, SS and Zalucki, M (2004). Quantitative evaluation of the biotic mortality factors affecting diamondback moth in south-east Queensland, Australia. In: , Management of Diamondback Moth and Other Crucifer Pests. 4th International Workshop on the Management of Diamondback Moth and other Crucifer Pests, Melbourne Australia, (185-193). Nov 26-29, 2001.

  • Hull, C. D., Cunningham, J.P., Moore, C., Zalucki, M. P. and Cribb, B. W. (2004). Reception of floral odours by Helicoverpa armigera antennae. In: J. LaSalle, M. Patten and M. Zalucki, XXII International Congress of Entomology. Entomology Strength in Diversity, Brisbane Australia, (). 15-21 August.

  • Ma, D., Zalucki, M. P. and Wegener, M. K. (2004). The Bioassays of neem tree (Meliaceae: Azadirachta Indica A. Juss.) Extracts again Helicoverpa Armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) fed on conventional and BT cotton. In: G. Yu-Yang, Plant Protection Towards the 21st Century. Proceedings of the 15th International Plant Protection Congres, China, (180-180). May 11-16th, 2004.

  • Furlong, M. J., Shi, Z. H., Liu, Y. Q., Gui, S. J., Lu, Y. B., Liu, S. S. and Zalucki, M. P. (2004). The Impact of Farm Management Practices on the Efficiency of Natural Enemies of the Diamondback Moth, Plutella xylostella. In: , Proceedings of the 15th International Plant Protection Congress, Beijing, China, May 11–16, 2004. 15th International Plant Protection Congress: Plant Protection Towards the 21st Century, Bejing China, (). 11-16th May 2004.

  • Furlong, M. J., Shi, Z.H., Yin-quan, L., Guo, S-J., Lu, Y-B., Shu-sheng, L. and Zalucki, M. P. (2004). The impact of farm management practices on naturally occurring biological control. In: J. LaSalle, M. Patten and M. Zalucki, XXII International Congress of Entomology. Entomology Strength in Diversity, Brisbane, Australia, (495-495). 15-21 August.

  • Davies, A. P. and Zalucki, M. P. (2003). Collection of Trichogramma from Tropical Northern Australia: future potential for industry integration. In: Penny Archer and Conference Design Pty Ltd, Invertebrates & Environmental Change Program & Abstracts. 34th Australian Entomological Society/6th Invertebrate Biodiversity & Conservation Combined Conference, The Corus Hotel, Hobart, Tasmania (Australia), (37-37). 28 September - 3 October 2003.

  • Wade, M. R., Zalucki, M. P. and Franzmann, B. A. (2003). Influence of observer presence on damsel bug behaviour: who is watching whom?. In: P. Archer, Invertebrates & Environmental Change Program & Abstracts. 34th Australian Entomological Society/6th Invertebrate Biodiversity & Conservation Combined Conference, The Corus Hotel, Hobart, Tasmania (Australia), (75-75). 28 September - 3 October 2003.

  • Clarke, A. R. and Zalucki, M. P. (2003). The Columbus hypothesis revisited: or how did the monarchs (Danaus plexippus (L.)) cross the Pacific?. In: P. Archer, Invertebrates & Environmental Change Program & Abstracts. 34th Australian Entomological Society/6th Invertebrate Biodiversity & Conservation Combined Conference, The Corus Hotel, Hobart, Tasmania (Australia), (100-100). 28 September - 3 October 2003.

  • Pearce, S. and Zalucki, M. P. (2002). A molecular method for the detection of prey in the guts of clubionidae spiders. In: , Australian Entomological Society 33rd AGM & Scientific Conference. Australian Entomological Society 33rd AGM & Scientific Confere, Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, WA, (39-39). 22-27 September 2002.

  • Mohandass, S. and Zalucki, M. P. (2002). Development time of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) under varied microclimatic conditions: Are we measuring the right temperatures?. In: Peter Ridland, Nancy Endersby, Greg Baker, Michael Keller and Bronwyn Walsh, Fourth International Workshop on the Management of Diamondback Moth and other crucifer pests. Fourth International Workshop on the Management of DiamonbackMoth and other Crucifer Pests, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, (40-40). 26 to 29 November, 2001.

  • Davies, A. P. and Zalucki, M. P. (2002). Factors defining Trichogramma abundance in the Ord River irrigation area (ORIA). In: , Australian Entomological Society 33rd AGM & Scientific Conference. Australian Entomological Society 33rd AGM & Scientific Confere, Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, WA, (38-38). 22-27 September 2002.

  • Wardill, T. J., Scott, K., Graham, G. C., Playford, J., Hannan-Jones, M.A., Zalucki, M. P. and Palmer, W. (2002). Genetic diversity in the biological control process: Acacia nilotica as a test case. In: H. Spafford Jacob, J. Dodd and J.H. Moore, 13th Australian Weeds Conference Papers & Proceedings. 13th Australian Weeds Conference, Perth, Western Australia, (50-50). 8-13th September 2002.

  • Wade, M. R., Zalucki, M. P. and Franzmann, B. A. (2002). Pacific damsel bugs - are they effective predators in cotton?. In: , 1st International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods Conference Proceedings. 1st International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Honolulu, HI, U.S.A, (105-105). 14 - 18 January, 2002.

  • Wade, M. R., Zalucki, M. P. and Franzmann, B. A. (2002). Snapshot of a damsel bug's life: towards real IPM. In: , Australian Entomological Society 33rd AGM & Scientific Conference. Australian Entomological Society 33rd AGM & Scientific Confere, Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, WA, (32-32). 22-27 September 2002.

  • Zalucki, M. P., Day, M. D. and Playford, J. (2002). Will biological control of Lantana camara ever succeed? Patterns, processes & prospects. In: , Australian Entomological Society 33rd AGM & Scientific Conference. Australian Entomological Society 33rd AGM & Scientific Confere, Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, WA, (40-40). 22-27 September, 2002.

  • Wade, M. R., Zalucki, M. P. and Franzmann, B. A. (2001). Improved utilization of pacific damsel bugs: Implications for integrated pest management. In: Robert Spooner-Hart, 32nd AGM & Scientific Conference of the Australian Entomological Society. Scientific Conference of the Australian Entomological Sc, Manly Pacific Parkroyal, Sydney, (). 23 to 28 September, 2001.

  • Shu-sheng, L., Zu-hua, S., Shi-jian, G., Yong-nian, C., Guang-mei, Z., Lao-fu, L., Dong-sheng, W., Deuter, P. and Zalucki, M. P. (2001). Improvement of crucifier IPM in the Changjiang River Valley, China: From research to practice. In: Peter Ridland, Nancy Endersby, Greg Baker, Michael Keller and Bronwyn Walsh, Fourth International Workshop on the management of Diamondback Moth and other crucifer pests. Management of Diamondback Moth & other crucifer pests, University of Melbourne, (6-6). 26 to 29 November, 2001.

  • Furlong, M. J., Zuhua, S., Shijian, G., Yinquan, L., Shu Sheng, L. and Zalucki, M. P. (2001). Quantitative evaluation of the biotic mortality factors affecting diamondback moth in south-east Queensland, Australia. In: N.M. Endersby, P.M. Ridland, G. Baker, M. Keller and B. Walsh, Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on the management of Diamondback Moth and other crucifer pests. The Management of diamondback moth and other crucifer pests, University of Melbourne, (185-193). 26-29 November, 2001.

  • Jackowski, M, Piatkowski, J, Szeliga, J, Zalucki, M and Jedrzejczyk, W (2000). Study of injuries to recurrent laryngeal nerves inflicted in the course of operations on the goiter performed in the surgical Clinic of torun in the years of 1990-98. In: , E.a.E.S: Proceedings of the 8th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery. 8th International Congress of the European-Association-for-Endoscopic-Surgery, Nice France, (399-406). Jun 28-Jul 01, 2000.

  • Maywald, GF, Sutherst, RW and Zalucki, MP (1998). DYMEX - General modelling in entomology. In: , Pest Management - Future Challenges, Vols 1 and 2, Proceedings. 6th Australisian Applied Entomological Research Conference, Brisbane Australia, (A325-A325). Sep 29-Oct 02, 1998.

  • Dillon, M, Fitt, G and Zalucki, M (1998). How should refugia be placed upon the landscape? A modelling study considering pest movement behaviour. In: , Pest Management - Future Challenges, Vols 1 and 2, Proceedings. 6th Australisian Applied Entomological Research Conference, Brisbane Australia, (179-188). Sep 29-Oct 02, 1998.

  • Rochester, WA and Zalucki, MP (1998). Measuring the impacts of Helicoverpa armigera migration on pest management during summer and autumn. In: , Pest Management - Future Challenges, Vols 1 and 2, Proceedings. 6th Australisian Applied Entomological Research Conference, Brisbane Australia, (A94-A98). Sep 29-Oct 02, 1998.

  • Norton, G, Zalucki, M, Gordh, G and Room, P (1998). Software for pest management: the CTPM experience. In: , Pest Management - Future Challenges, Vols 1 and 2, Proceedings. 6th Australisian Applied Entomological Research Conference, Brisbane Australia, (A271-A278). Sep 29-Oct 02, 1998.

  • Brier, HB and Zalucki, MP (1998). Tolerance, the Cinderella of HPR or tolerance, economic thresholds and IPM for soybeans. In: , Pest Management - Future Challenges, Vols 1 and 2, Proceedings. 6th Australisian Applied Entomological Research Conference, Brisbane Australia, (294-303). Sep 29-Oct 02, 1998.

  • Scholz, BCG and Zalucki, MP (1998). Trichogramma - their value in heliothis IPM. In: , Pest Management - Future Challenges, Vols 1 and 2, Proceedings. 6th Australisian Applied Entomological Research Conference, Brisbane Australia, (400-408). Sep 29-Oct 02, 1998.

  • Jedrzejczyk, W, Zalucki, M, Piatkowski, J and Jackowski, M (1995). 2 Methods of Laparoscopic Hernioplasty. In: , British Journal of Surgery. *, *, (65-65). *.

  • Gregg, PC, Fitt, GP, Zalucki, MP and Murray, Dah (1995). Insect migration in an arid continent .2. Helicoverpa spp in eastern Australia. In: , Insect Migration: Tracking Resources Through Space and Time. Symposium on Insect Migration - Physical Factors and Physiological Mechanisms, at the XIX International Congress of Entomology, Beijing Peoples R China, (151-172). Jun 29-30, 1992.

  • Jedrzejczyk, W, Zalucki, M, Piatkowski, J and Jackowski, M (1995). Laparoscopic hernioplasty: Two methods. In: , Eurosurgery '95 - 5th European Congress of Surgery. 5th European Congress of Surgery (EUROSURGERY 95), Barcelona Spain, (343-345). Nov 15-18, 1995.

  • Franzmann, BA and Zalucki, MP (1993). Effect of Resistant Sorghum On Sorghum Midge, Contarinia-Sorghicola (coquillett) Populations - a Simulation Study. In: , Pest Control & Sustainable Agriculture. 5th Australian Applied Entomological Research Conf, Canberra Australia, (323-325). Apr 28-May 01, 1992.

  • Gregg, PC, Fitt, GP, Zalucki, MP, Murray, Dah and McDonald, G (1993). Winter Breeding and Spring Migration of Helicoverpa Spp in Inland Australia, 1989-1991. In: , Pest Control & Sustainable Agriculture. 5th Australian Applied Entomological Research Conf, Canberra Australia, (460-463). Apr 28-May 01, 1992.

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Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Newly hatched caterpillars are a critical stage in the life cycle of butterflies and moths. Yet few studies have assessed how well first instars convert food intake into body mass.

  • Caterpillars of the milkweed butterflies have to first sabotage the latex based defense system of their host plant before they can feed. Is the area isolated by vein snipping and trenching behaviour sufficient for a caterpillar to complete an instar?

  • Species within the Lepidoptera lay eggs of different sizes. Generally the bigger the butterfly the bigger the egg, but not always. Is the survival of neonates on host plants related to initial egg size.

  • Do caterpillars adjust there feeding behaviour in response to the presence of predators?

  • Many adult butterflies and moths have pollen adhering to their mouth parts. Are they able to utilise the pollen as a food source?

  • Ever wonder why there is so much greenery that is seemingly not eaten by insect herbivores? Is the food simply not suitable or is it not used for other reasons?

  • Do butterflies use the matrix or is it just treacherous landscape?

  • How well can we "predict" the range and abundance of species that have recently established in new geographic locations?