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Toby Bruce

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Rothamsted Research, West Common, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ

Roles

Projects

Past Projects

Principal Investigator

  • A novel monitoring and forecasting system for the integrated management of bean seed beetle Bruchus rufimanus

Project Leader

  • Exploring adaptive immunity in plants
  • Integrated Control of the Bean Seed Beetle, Bruchus Rufimanus
  • A new generation of insect resistant GM crops: Transgenic wheat synthesising the aphid alarm signal
  • Adaptation and dissemination of the Push Pull technology (ADOPT)
  • Pesticide use and risk reduction in European farming systems with Integrated Pest Management: PURE
  • A new generation of insect resistant GM crops: Transgenic wheat synthesising the aphid alarm signal

Member

  • European Network for the Durable Exploitation of crop protection strategies ENDURE
  • Chemical ecology of pest and beneficial arthropods : Understanding and exploiting semiochemical based mechanisms
  • Mechanisms of plant defence priming using seed treatments

Profile

Dr Toby Bruce is interested in the impact of crop pests on food security. The aim of his research is to improve crop protection by using chemical ecology and plant science to develop innovative approaches to manage insects. He conducts research on the chemical ecology of host location in insects and on alarm and sex pheromone signals. He developed the theory of how insects can use ratios of ubiquitous volatiles for host location. As well as advancing these fundamental aspects, he is interested in utilising semiochemicals for insect pest management at the field level. He has more than 80 scientific publications which include high impact journals such as PNAS, Ecology Letters and Trends in Plant Science. He is interested in finding new ways to protect crops from pests. As a direct result of his research and development work, pheromone traps for orange wheat blossom midge are commercially available to wheat growers in the UK. He is involved in collaborative work with researchers in the EU, India and Africa. He joined Rothamsted in 2000 and has a background in Biology and a PhD in Chemical Ecology. He is convenor of the Association of Applied Biologists Biocontrol and IPM group, Visiting Lecturer at Nottingham University and a Visiting Professor at the University of Greenwich Natural Resources Institute.

 

Publications

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9912-0605

http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=LAC_C_4AAAAJ&hl=en

Zhang, Y., Li, Z.-X., Yu, X.-D., Fan, J., Pickett, J. A., Jones, H. D., Zhou, J.-J., Birkett, M. A., Caulfield, J., Napier, J. A., Zhao GY, Cheng X, Shi Y, Bruce TJA* and Lan-Qin Xia* (2015). Molecular characterization of two isoforms of a farnesyl pyrophosphate synthase gene in wheat and their roles in sesquiterpene synthesis and inducible defence against aphid infestation. New Phytologist 206, 1101-1115.

Tamiru, A., Khan, Z. R. and Bruce, T. J. (2015). New directions for improving crop resistance to insects by breeding for egg induced defence. Current Opinion in Insect Science. doi:10.1016/j.cois.2015.02.011

Tamiru, A., Bruce, T. J. A., Woodcock, C. M., Birkett, M. A., Midega, C. A. O., Pickett, J. A. and Khan, Z. R. (2015). Chemical cues modulating electrophysiological and behavioural responses in the parasitic wasp Cotesia sesamiae. Canadian Journal of Zoology 93, 281-287.

Mutyambai, D. M., Bruce, T. J. A., Midega, C. A. O., Woodcock, C. M., Caulfield, J. C., Van Den Berg, J., Pickett, J. A. and Khan, Z. R. (2015). Responses of parasitoids to volatiles induced by Chilo partellus oviposition on teosinte, a wild ancestor of maize. Journal of Chemical Ecology 41, 323-329.

Midega, C. A., Bruce, T. J., Pickett, J. A., Pittchar, J. O., Murage, A. and Khan, Z. R. (2015). Climate-adapted companion cropping increases agricultural productivity in East Africa. Field Crops Research 180, 118-125.

Midega, C. A., Bruce, T. J., Pickett, J. A. and Khan, Z. R. (2015). Ecological management of cereal stemborers in African smallholder agriculture through behavioural manipulation. Ecological Entomology. DOI: 10.1111/een.12216

Drakulic, J., Caulfield, J., Woodcock, C., Jones, S. P. T., Linforth, R., Bruce, T. J. A. and Ray, R. V. (2015). Sharing a Host Plant (Wheat [Triticum aestivum]) Increases the Fitness of Fusarium graminearum and the Severity of Fusarium Head Blight but Reduces the Fitness of Grain Aphids (Sitobion avenae). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 81, 3492-3501.

Bruce, T. J. A. (2015). Interplay between insects and plants: dynamic and complex interactions that have coevolved over millions of years but act in milliseconds. Journal of Experimental Botany 66, 455-465.

Wang, D., Liu, Q., Jones, H. D., Bruce, T. and Xia, L. (2014). Comparative transcriptomic analyses revealed divergences of two agriculturally important aphid species. BMC Genomics 15, 1023.

Pickett, J. A., Aradottir, G. I., Birkett, M. A., Bruce, T. J. A., Hooper, A. M., Midega, C. A. O., Jones, H. D., Matthes, M. C., Napier, J. A., Pittchar, J. O. et al. (2014). Delivering sustainable crop protection systems via the seed: exploiting natural constitutive and inducible defence pathways. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 369, 20120281-20120281.

Mutyambai, D. M., Midega, C. A., Bruce, T. J., van den Berg, J., Pickett, J. A. and Khan, Z. R. (2014). Behaviour and biology of Chilo partellus on maize landraces. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 153, 170-181.

Midega, C. A. O., Salifu, D., Bruce, T. J., Pittchar, J., Pickett, J. A. and Khan, Z. R. (2014). Cumulative effects and economic benefits of intercropping maize with food legumes on Striga hermonthica infestation. Field Crops Research 155, 144-152.

Khan, Z. R., Midega, C. A., Pittchar, J. O., Murage, A. W., Birkett, M. A., Bruce, T. J. and Pickett, J. A. (2014). Achieving food security for one million sub-Saharan African poor through push-pull innovation by 2020. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 369, 20120284.

Jayanthi, P. D. K., Kempraj, V., Aurade, R. M., Venkataramanappa, R. K., Nandagopal, B., Verghese, A. and Bruce, T. J. (2014). Specific volatile compounds from mango elicit oviposition in gravid Bactrocera dorsalis females. Journal of Chemical Ecology 40, 259-266.

Damodaram, K. J. P., Kempraj, V., Aurade, R. M., Venkataramanappa, R. K., Nandagopal, B., Verghese, A. and Bruce, T. (2014). Oviposition site-selection by Bactrocera dorsalis is mediated through an innate recognition template tuned to gamma-octalactone. PLoS One 9.

Chidawanyika, F., Midega, C. A. O., Bruce, T. J. A., Duncan, F., Pickett, J. A. and Khan, Z. R. (2014). Oviposition acceptance and larval development of Chilo partellus stemborers in drought-stressed wild and cultivated grasses of East Africa. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 151, 209-217.

Bruce, T. J. (2014). Variation in plant responsiveness to defense elicitors caused by genotype and environment. Frontiers in Plant Science 5.

Bruce, T. (2014). Glucosinolates in oilseed rape: secondary metabolites that influence interactions with herbivores and their natural enemies. Annals of Applied Biology 164, 348-353.

Babikova, Z., Johnson, D., Bruce, T., Pickett, J. and Gilbert, L. (2014). Underground allies: How and why do mycelial networks help plants defend themselves? BioEssays 36, 21-26.

Babikova, Z., Gilbert, L., Randall, K. C., Bruce, T. J. A., Pickett, J. A. and Johnson, D. (2014). Increasing phosphorus supply is not the mechanism by which arbuscular mycorrhiza increase attractiveness of bean (Vicia faba) to aphids. Journal of Experimental Botany 65, 5231-5241.

Babikova, Z., Gilbert, L., Bruce, T., Dewhirst, S. Y., Pickett, J. A. and Johnson, D. (2014). Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and aphids interact by changing host plant quality and volatile emission. Functional Ecology 28, 375-385.

Tariq, M., Wright, D. J., Bruce, T. J. and Staley, J. T. (2013). Drought and root herbivory interact to alter the response of above-ground parasitoids to aphid infested plants and associated plant volatile signals. PLoS One 8, e69013.

Smart, L. E., Martin, J. L., Limpalaer, M. e., Bruce, T. J. and Pickett, J. A. (2013). Responses of herbivore and predatory mites to tomato plants exposed to jasmonic acid seed treatment. Journal of Chemical Ecology 39, 1297-1300.

Oluwafemi, S., Dewhirst, S. Y., Veyrat, N., Powers, S., Bruce, T. J., Caulfield, J. C., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. (2013). Priming of production in maize of volatile organic defence compounds by the natural plant activator cis-jasmone. PLoS One 8, e62299.

Bruce, T. J. A. and Gressel, J. (2013). Changing Host Specificities: By Mutational Changes or Epigenetic Reprogramming? In Parasitic Orobanchaceae, pp. 231-241.

Babikova, Z., Johnson, D., Bruce, T., Pickett, J. and Gilbert, L. (2013). How rapid is aphid-induced signal transfer between plants via common mycelial networks? Communicative and integrative biology 6, 835-43.

Babikova, Z., Gilbert, L., Bruce, T. J. A., Birkett, M., Caulfield, J. C., Woodcock, C., Pickett, J. A. and Johnson, D. (2013). Underground signals carried through common mycelial networks warn neighbouring plants of aphid attack. Ecology Letters 16, 835-43.

Yu, X.-D., Pickett, J., Ma, Y.-Z., Bruce, T., Napier, J., Jones, H. D. and Xia, L.-Q. (2012). Metabolic Engineering of Plant-derived (E)-β-farnesene Synthase Genes for a Novel Type of Aphid-resistant Genetically Modified Crop Plants. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 54, 282-299.

Tamiru, A., Getu, E., Jembere, B. and Bruce, T. (2012). Effect of temperature and relative humidity on the development and fecundity of Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 102, 9-15.

Tamiru, A., Bruce, T. J. A., Midega, C. A. O., Woodcock, C. M., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Khan, Z. R. (2012). Oviposition induced volatile emissions from african smallholder farmers' maize varieties. Journal of Chemical Ecology 38, 231-234.

Pickett, J. A., Ardottir, G. I., Birkett, M. A., Bruce, T. J. A., Chamberlain, K., Khan, Z. R., Midega, C. A. O., Smart, L. E. and Woodcock, C. M. (2012). Aspects of insect chemical ecology: exploitation of reception and detection as tools for deception of pests and beneficial insects. Physiological Entomology 37, 2-9.

Luna, E., Bruce, T. J. A., Roberts, M. R., Flors, V. and Ton, J. (2012). Next-Generation Systemic Acquired Resistance. Plant Physiology 158, 844-853.

Lebesa, L. N., Khan, Z. R., Krueger, K., Bruce, T. J. A., Hassanali, A. and Pickett, J. A. (2012). Farmers' knowledge and perceptions of blister beetles, Hycleus spp. (Coleoptera: Meloidae), as pest herbivores of Desmodium legumes in western Kenya. International Journal of Pest Management 58, 165-174.

Khan, Z. R., Midega, C. A., Pittchar, J., Bruce, T. J. and Pickett, J. A. (2012). “Push-pull” revisited: the process of successful deployment of a chemical ecology based pest management tool. Biodiversity and insect pests: key issues for sustainable management, 259-275.

Jayanthi, P. D. K., Woodcock, C. M., Caulfield, J., Birkett, M. A. and Bruce, T. J. A. (2012). Isolation and identification of host cues from mango, Mangifera indica, that attract gravid female oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis. Journal of Chemical Ecology 38, 361-369.

Hegde, M., Oliveira, J. N., da Costa, J. G., Loza-Reyes, E., Bleicher, E., Santana, A. E., Caulfield, J. C., Mayon, P., Dewhirst, S. Y., Bruce, T. J. et al. (2012). Aphid antixenosis in cotton is activated by the natural plant defence elicitor cis-jasmone. Phytochemistry 78, 81-88.

Bruce, T. J. A. (2012). GM as a route for delivery of sustainable crop protection. Journal of Experimental Botany 63, 537-541.

Tamiru, A., Bruce, T. J. A., Woodcock, C. M., Caulfield, J. C., Midega, C. A. O., Ogol, C. K. P. O., Mayon, P., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Khan, Z. R. (2011). Maize landraces recruit egg and larval parasitoids in response to egg deposition by a herbivore. Ecology Letters 14, 1075-1083.

Tamiru, A., Bruce, T. J. A., Midega, C. A. O., Ogol, C. K. P. O., Pickett, J. A. and Khan, Z. R. (2011). Egg deposition elicits Brachiaria plants to produce defence signals that attract natural enemies antagonistic to a major cereal pest. Chemical Senses 36, E68-E69.

Oluwafemi, S., Bruce, T. J. A., Pickett, J. A., Ton, J. and Birkett, M. A. (2011). Behavioral responses of the leafhopper, Cicadulina storeyi China, a major vector of maize streak virus, to volatile cues from intact and leafhopper-damaged maize. Journal of Chemical Ecology 37, 40-48.

Matthes, M., Bruce, T., Chamberlain, K., Pickett, J. and Napier, J. (2011). Emerging roles in plant defense for cis-jasmone-induced cytochrome P450 CYP81D11. Plant signaling and behavior 6, 563-565.

Lebesa, L. N., Khan, Z. R., Hassanali, A., Pickett, J. A., Bruce, T. J. A., Skellern, M. and Krueger, K. (2011). Responses of the blister beetle Hycleus apicicornis to visual stimuli. Physiological Entomology 36, 220-229.

Khan, Z., Midega, C., Pittchar, J., Pickett, J. and Bruce, T. (2011). Push-pull technology: a conservation agriculture approach for integrated management of insect pests, weeds and soil health in Africa UK government's Foresight Food and Farming Futures project. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 9, 162-170.

Hegde, M., Oliveira, J. N., da Costa, J. G., Bleicher, E., Santana, A. E. G., Bruce, T. J. A., Caulfield, J., Dewhirst, S. Y., Woodcock, C. M., Pickett, J. A. et al. (2011). Identification of semiochemicals released by cotton, Gossypium hirsutum, upon infestation by the cotton aphid, Aphis gossypii. Journal of Chemical Ecology 37, 741-750.

Bruce, T. J. A. and Pickett, J. A. (2011). Perception of plant volatile blends by herbivorous insects - Finding the right mix. Phytochemistry 72, 1605-1611.

Bruce, T. J. A., Martin, J. L., Smart, L. E. and Pickett, J. A. (2011). Development of semiochemical attractants for monitoring bean seed beetle, Bruchus rufimanus. Pest Management Science 67, 1303-1308.

Bjorkman, M., Klingen, I., Birch, A. N. E., Bones, A. M., Bruce, T. J. A., Johansen, T. J., Meadow, R., Molmann, J., Seljasen, R., Smart, L. E. et al. (2011). Phytochemicals of Brassicaceae in plant protection and human health - Influences of climate, environment and agronomic practice. Phytochemistry 72, 538-556.

Webster, B., Gezan, S., Bruce, T., Hardie, J. and Pickett, J. (2010). Between plant and diurnal variation in quantities and ratios of volatile compounds emitted by Vicia faba plants. Phytochemistry 71, 81-89.

Webster, B., Bruce, T., Pickett, J. and Hardie, J. (2010). Volatiles functioning as host cues in a blend become nonhost cues when presented alone to the black bean aphid. Animal Behaviour 79, 451-457.

Ukeh, D. A., Birkett, M. A., Bruce, T. J. A., Allan, E. J., Pickett, J. A. and Mordue, A. J. (2010). Behavioural responses of the maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais, to host (stored-grain) and non-host plant volatiles. Pest Management Science 66, 44-50.

Padmaja, P. G., Woodcock, C. M. and Bruce, T. J. A. (2010). Electrophysiological and behavioral responses of sorghum shoot fly, Atherigona soccata, to sorghum volatiles. Journal of Chemical Ecology 36, 1346-1353.

Matthes, M. C., Bruce, T. J. A., Ton, J., Verrier, P. J., Pickett, J. A. and Napier, J. A. (2010). The transcriptome of cis-jasmone-induced resistance in Arabidopsis thaliana and its role in indirect defence. Planta 232, 1163-1180.

Khan, Z. R., Midega, C. A. O., Bruce, T. J. A., Hooper, A. M. and Pickett, J. A. (2010). Exploiting phytochemicals for developing a 'push-pull' crop protection strategy for cereal farmers in Africa. Journal of Experimental Botany 61, 4185-4196.

Hooper, A. M., Khan, Z. R., Torto, B., Birkett, M. A., Bruce, T. J. and Pickett, J. A. (2010). Exploiting phytochemical diversity to control pests of agriculture and vectors of human and animal disease. In Royal Society of Chemistry Special Publications,  eds. J. O. Midiwo and J. M. Clough, pp. 43-48.

Bruce, T. J. A., Midega, C. A. O., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Khan, Z. R. (2010). Is quality more important than quantity? Insect behavioural responses to changes in a volatile blend after stemborer oviposition on an African grass. Biology Letters 6, 314-317.

Bruce, T. J. A. (2010). Tackling the threat to food security caused by crop pests in the new millennium. Food Security 2, 133-141.

Bruce, T. J. (2010). Exploiting plant signals in sustainable agriculture. In Plant Communication from an Ecological Perspective, pp. 215-227.

Birkett, M. A., Bruce, T. J. A. and Pickett, J. A. (2010). Repellent activity of Nepeta grandiflora and Nepeta clarkei (Lamiaceae) against the cereal aphid, Sitobion avenae (Homoptera: Aphididae). Phytochemistry Letters 3, 139-142.

Whitney, H. M., Chittka, L., Bruce, T. J. A. and Glover, B. J. (2009). Conical epidermal cells allow bees to grip flowers and increase foraging efficiency. Current Biology 19, 948-953.

Midega, C. A. O., Khan, Z. R., Van den Berg, J., Ogol, C. K. P. O., Bruce, T. J. and Pickett, J. A. (2009). Non-target effects of the 'push-pull' habitat management strategy: parasitoid activity and soil fauna abundance. Crop Protection 28, 1045-1051.

Mendesil, E., Bruce, T. J. A., Woodcock, C. M., Caulfield, J. C., Seyoum, E. and Pickett, J. A. (2009). Semiochemicals used in host location by the coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei. Journal of Chemical Ecology 35, 944-950.

Khan, Z., Pickett, J., Hamilton, M., Hassanali, A., Hooper, A., Kuate, S., Midega, C., Pittchar, J., Torto, B., Bruce, T. et al. (2009). Control of stem borers and striga in African cereals: a low input push-pull approach with rapidly expanding impact. Aspects of Applied Biology, 71-76.

Ellis, S. A., Bruce, T. J. A., Smart, L. E., Martin, J. A., Snape, J. and Self, M. (2009). Integrated management strategies for varieties tolerant and susceptible to wheat blossom midge. HGCA Project Report, ii + 148 pp.

Bruce, T. J. A. and Smart, L. E. (2009). Orange wheat blossom midge, Sitodiplosis mosellana, management. Outlooks on Pest Management 20, 89-92.

Webster, B., Bruce, T., Pickett, J. and Hardie, J. (2008). Olfactory recognition of host plants in the absence of host-specific volatile compounds: host location in the black bean aphid, Aphis fabae. Communicative and integrative biology 1, 167-169.

Webster, B., Bruce, T., Dufour, S., Birkemeyer, C., Birkett, M., Hardie, J. and Pickett, J. (2008). Identification of volatile compounds used in host location by the black bean aphid, Aphis fabae. Journal of Chemical Ecology 34, 1153-1161.

Bruce, T. J. A., Matthes, M. C., Chamberlain, K., Woodcock, C. M., Mohib, A., Webster, B., Smart, L. E., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Napier, J. A. (2008). cis-Jasmone induces Arabidopsis genes that affect the chemical ecology of multitrophic interactions with aphids and their parasitoids. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 105, 4553-4558.

Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A., Moraes, M. C. B., Bruce, T. J. A., Chamberlain, K., Gordon-Weeks, R., Matthes, M. C., Napier, J. A., Smart, L. E., Wadhams, L. J. et al. (2007). cis-Jasmone as allelopathic agent in inducing plant defence. Allelopathy Journal 19, 109-117.

Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A., Bruce, T. J. A., Chamberlain, K., Gordon-Weeks, R., Matthes, M. C., Napier, J. A., Smart, L. E. and Woodcock, C. M. (2007). Developments in aspects of ecological phytochemistry: The role of cis-jasmone in inducible defence systems in plants. Phytochemistry 68, 2937-2945.

Deswarte, F. E. I., Clark, J. H., Wilson, A. J., Hardy, J. J. E., Marriott, R., Chahal, S. P., Jackson, C., Heslop, G., Birkett, M., Bruce, T. J. et al. (2007). Toward an integrated straw-based biorefinery. Biofuels Bioproducts & Biorefining 1, 245-254.

Bruce, T. J. A., Matthes, M. C., Napier, J. A. and Pickett, J. A. (2007). Stressful "memories" of plants: Evidence and possible mechanisms. Plant Science 173, 603-608.

Bruce, T. J. A., Hooper, A. M., Ireland, L., Jones, O. T., Martin, J. L., Smart, L. E., Oakley, J. and Wadhams, L. J. (2007). Development of a pheromone trap monitoring system for orange wheat blossom midge, Sitodiplosis mosellana, in the UK. Pest Management Science 63, 49-56.

Bruce, T. J. and Pickett, J. A. (2007). Plant defence signalling induced by biotic attacks. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 10, 387-392.

Bayram, A., Gueltekin, A., Bruce, T. J. and Gezan, S. (2007). Factors associated with mortality of the overwintering generation of Sesamia nonagrioides under field conditions. Phytoparasitica 35, 490-506.

Pickett, J. A., Bruce, T. J. A., Chamberlain, K., Hassanali, A., Khan, Z. R., Matthes, M. C., Napier, J. A., Smart, L. E., Wadhams, L. J., Woodcock, C. M. et al. (2006). Plant volatiles yielding new ways to exploit plant defence. In Chemical Ecology: from Gene to Ecosystem, vol. 16, pp. 161-173.

Beale, M. H., Birkett, M. A., Bruce, T. J. A., Chamberlain, K., Field, L. M., Huttly, A. K., Martin, J. L., Parker, R., Phillips, A. L., Pickett, J. A. et al. (2006). Aphid alarm pheromone produced by transgenic plants affects aphid and parasitoid behavior. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 103, 10509-10513.

Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A., Bruce, T. J. A., Chamberlain, K., Gordon-Weeks, R., Matthes, M. C., Moraes, C. B., Napier, J. A., Smart, L. E., Wadhams, L. J. et al. (2005). cis-Jasmone as an allelopathic agent through plant defence induction. Proceedings of the 4th World Congress on Allelopathy, "Establishing the Scientific Base", Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, 21-26 August 2005, 122-127.

Oakley, J. N., Talbot, G., Dyer, C., Self, M. M., Freer, J. B. S., Angus, W. J., Barrett, J. M., Feuerhelm, G., Snape, J., Sayers, L. et al. (2005). Integrated control of wheat blossom midge: variety choice, use of pheromone traps and treatment thresholds. HGCA Project Report, 65 pp.

Bruce, T. J. A., Wadhams, L. J. and Woodcock, C. M. (2005). Insect host location: a volatile situation. Trends in Plant Science 10, 269-274.

Bruce, T. J. A., Birkett, M. A., Blande, J., Hooper, A. M., Martin, J. L., Khambay, B., Prosser, I., Smart, L. E. and Wadhams, L. J. (2005). Response of economically important aphids to components of Hemizygia petiolata essential oil. Pest Management Science 61, 1115-1121.

Birkett, M. A., Bruce, T. J. A., Martin, J. L., Smart, L. E., Oakley, J. and Wadhams, L. J. (2004). Responses of female orange wheat blossom midge, Sitodiplosis mosellana, to wheat panicle volatiles. Journal of Chemical Ecology 30, 1319-1328.

Bruce, T. J. A., Martin, J. L., Pickett, J. A., Pye, B. J., Smart, L. E. and Wadhams, L. J. (2003). cis-Jasmone treatment induces resistance in wheat plants against the grain aphid, Sitobion avenae (Fabricius) (Homoptera : Aphididae). Pest Management Science 59, 1031-1036.

Bruce, T., Pickett, J. and Smart, L. (2003). cis-Jasmone switches on plant defence against insects. Pesticide Outlook 14, 96-98.

Bruce, T. J., Cork, A., Hall, D. R. and Dunkelblum, E. (2002). Laboratory and field evaluation of floral odours from African marigold, Tagetes erecta, and sweet pea, Lathyrus odoratus, as kairomones for the cotton bollworm Helicoverpa armigera. Bulletin OILB/SROP 25, 315-322.

Bruce, T., Martin, J., Pye, B., Smart, L., Wadhams, L. and BCPC. (2002). Semiochemicals for the control of cereal pests. BCPC Conference - Pests & Diseases 2002, Vols 1 and 2, 685-690.

Bruce, T. J. and Cork, A. (2001). Electrophysiological and behavioral responses of female Helicoverpa armigera to compounds identified in flowers of African marigold, Tagetes erecta. Journal of Chemical Ecology 27, 1119-1131.

Measures of esteem

2012

  • Visting Lecturer at the University of Nottingham
  • Convenor of Association of Applied Biologists (AAB) Biocontrol Group
  • Visiting Professor: Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich

2011

  • Association of Applied Biologists Biocontrol Committee: Full Committee Member
  • Invited lecture: European Chemoreception Research Organisation conference (ECRO 2011): Insect perception of blends of host plant volatiles
  • Invited Lecture: Crop World Global 2011: Examining recent research into aphid-resistant GM wheat
  • Keynote talk: University of Amsterdam, Workshop on Plant-Insect Interactions: Responses of phytophagous insects and their natural enemies to plant volatile profiles
  • Invited Lecture: AAB-IBMA Biopesticides 2011: The role of pheromones and other semiochemicals in IPM programmes

2010

  • Invited lecture: Crop World Global 2010: Responding to the threat to food security caused by crop pests in the new millennium.

2009

  • Session chairman at conference: Organised and chaired a session on biotic interactions at the AAB conference, Agriculture: Africa's "Engine for Growth" - Plant science & biotechnology hold the key.

2008

  • Reviewer for Journals: Agricultural and Forest Entomology Annals of Applied Biology Biocontrol Bulletin of Entomological Research Chemical Senses Crop protection Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata International Journal of Tropical Insect Science Journal of Chemical Ecology Journal of Experimental Botany Naturwissenschaften Pest management science Physiological Entomology Plant Biology Plant Science Plant, Cell & Environment PLOS Biology

2007

  • Conference organiser and chairman: Organised and chaired a Society of Chemistry and Industry conference on Plant Signalling http://www.soci.org/News/Plant-Signalling

2005

  • PhD supervisor: Ben Webster (successfully completed in 2009)

Qualifications

2000

  • PhD in Chemical Ecology (Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich)

1997

  • MSc in Applied Entomology (Pest Management) (Imperial College London)
  • DIC in Applied Entomology (Imperial College London)

1993

  • BSc in B.Sc. Biology (Ecology) (University College London)