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Menelaos Stavrinides

Assistant Professor
Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Science
Cyprus University of Technology
Cyprus

Biography

Menelaos Stavrinides holds a BSc in Agriculture from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, an MSc in Biological Control from Imperial College, London and an MS and PhD in Environmental Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He carried out postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley and has taught undergraduate courses in Ecology and Biology at the same university. He worked as a researcher at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Agricultural Research Institute of Cyprus. His research interests include the biological control of pests, the demographic impacts of pesticides on natural enemies, the evolution of pesticide resistance in insect and mite pests and the effects of plant water stress on pest outbreaks.

Research Interest

Biological control of pests, the demographic impacts of pesticides on natural enemies, the evolution of pesticide resistance in insect and mite pests and the effects of plant water stress on pest outbreaks.

Publications

  • Stavrinides MC, Van Nieuwenhuyse P, Van Leeuwen T, Mills NJ (2010) Development of acaricide resistance in Pacific spider mite (Tetranychus pacificus) from California vineyards. Exp Appl Acarol 50: 243-54.

  • Martinou AF, Seraphides N, Stavrinides MC (2014) Lethal and behavioral effects of pesticides on the insect predator Macrolophus pygmaeus. Chemosphere 96: 167-173.

  • Martinou AF, Stavrinides MC (2015) Effects of Sublethal Concentrations of Insecticides on the Functional Response of Two Mirid Generalist Predators. PLoS One 7: 10-12.

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