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Lesley Smart

Role(s):
Research Scientist
Biological Chemistry & Crop Protection
Harpenden
Phone:
+44 (0) 1582 763 133 ext: +44 1582 938117
Location:
Rothamsted Research, West Common, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ
Past Projects
Project Leader
  • A novel monitoring and forecasting system for the integrated management of bean seed beetle Bruchus rufimanus
  • Enhancing Diversity in UK wheat through a public sector prebreeding programme
  • Combined with S5413 The Wheat Genetic Improvement Network (WGIN3) - Improving the resilience of UK wheat yield and quality through crop genetics and targeted traits analysis
Member
  • Integrated Control of the Bean Seed Beetle, Bruchus Rufimanus
  • Chemical ecology of pest and beneficial arthropods : Understanding and exploiting semiochemical based mechanisms
  • A new generation of insect resistant GM crops: Transgenic wheat synthesising the aphid alarm signal
  • Development of an integrated pest management strategy for control of pollen beetle in winter oilseed rape
  • The Wheat Genetic Improvement Network (WGIN) - Improving the environmental footprint of farming through crop genetics and targeted traits analysis
  • Mechanisms of plant defence priming using seed treatments
  • Design of bioactive sesquiterpene-based chemical signals with enhanced stability
  • Adaptation and dissemination of the Push Pull technology (ADOPT)
  • Pesticide use and risk reduction in European farming systems with Integrated Pest Management: PURE
  • Enhancing Diversity in UK wheat through a public sector prebreeding programme

Smart, L.E. and Stevenson, J.H. (1978) Side effects of pesticides on beneficial insects; poisoning of honeybees in the field. Rothamsted Experimental Station Report for 1978 part 1, 134.

Stevenson, J.H., Smart, L.E. and Walker, J. (1979) Oilseed rape and honeybee poisoning 1978, 1979. Proceedings 1979 British Crop Protection Conference - Pests and Diseases 1, 117-120.

Lord, A., Cayley, G.R., Smart, L.E. and Manlove, R. (1980) Assay of carbaryl in honeybees (Apis mellifera) by high performance liquid chromatography. Analyst 105, 257-261.

Smart, L.E., Martin, A.P. and Cloudsley-Thompson, J.L. (1981) The response to pheromones of adult and newly-emerged mealworm beetles (Tenebrio molitor L.) (Col. Tenebrionidae). Entomologists Monthly Magazine 116, 139-145.

Greenway, A.R., Smart, L.E., Simpson, J., Smith, M.C. and Stevenson, J.H. (1981) Detection of starvation as the cause of death in honeybees from thoracic glucose levels. Journal of Apicultural Research 21, 180-183.

Findlay, E., Smart, L.E. and Stevenson, J.H. (1982) Identification of poisoning by Triazophos in honeybees. Journal of Apicultural Research 21, 226-231.

Smart L.E. and Stevenson, J.H. (1982) Laboratory estimation of toxicity of pyrethroid insecticides to honeybees: Relevance to hazard in the field. Bee World 63, 150-152.

Stevenson, J.H., Smart, L.E. and Walters, J.H.H. (1983) Effects of pesticides on beneficial species in arable crops. Proceedings 10th International Congress of Plant Protection 2, 714.

Stevenson, J.H., Smart, L.E. and Walters, J.H.H. (1984) Laboratory assessment of insecticide selectivity - Practical relevance. Proceedings 1984 British Crop Protection Conference - Pests and Diseases 2, 355-358.

Dawson, G.W., Griffiths, D.C., Hassanali, A., Pickett, J.A., Plumb, R.T., Pye, B.J., Smart, L.E. and Woodcock, C.M. (1986) Antifeedants: A new concept for control of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus in winter cereals. Proceedings 1986 British Crop Protection Conference - Pests and Diseases 3, 1001-1008.

Sunderland, K.D., Hawkes, C., Stevenson, J.H., McBride, T., Smart, L.E., Sopp, P.I., Powell, W., Chambers, R.J. and Carter, O.C.R. (1987) Accurate estimation of invertebrate density in cereals. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin X, 71-81.

Cayley, G.R., Griffiths, D.C., Pye, B.J., Smart, L.E., Stevenson, J.H. and Walters, J.H.H. (1987) Effectiveness of different spraying systems in winter wheat and biological effects on target and non-target organisms. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment 19, 211-221.

Griffiths, D.C., Hassanali, A., Merritt, L.A., Mudd, A., Pickett, J.A., Shah, S.J., Smart, L.E., Wadhams, L.J. and Woodcock, C.M. (1988) Highly active antifeedants against coleopteran pests. Proceedings 1988 British Crop Protection Conference - Pests and Diseases 1041-1046.

Smart, L.E., Stevenson, J.H. and Walters, J.H.H. (1989) Development of field trial methodology to assess short-term effects of pesticides on beneficial arthropods in arable crops. Crop Protection 8, 169-180.

Griffiths, D.C., Pickett, J.A., Smart, L.E. and Woodcock, C.M. (1989) Use of insect antifeedants against aphid vectors of plant virus disease. Pesticide Science 27, 269-276.

Griffiths, D.C., Hick, A.J., Pye, B.J. and Smart, L.E. (1989) The effects on insect pests of applying isothiocyanate precursors to oilseed rape. Aspects of Applied Biology 23, Production and Protection of Oilseed Rape and Other Brassica Crops 359-364.

Griffiths, D.C., Maniar, S.P., Merritt, L.A., Mudd, A., Pickett, J.A., Pye, B.J., Smart, L.E. and Wadhams, L.J. (1991) Laboratory evaluation of pest management strategies combining antifeedants with insect growth regulator insecticides. Crop Protection 10, 145-151.

Doughty, K.J., Hick, A.J., Pye, B.J. and Smart, L.E. (1991) Effect of field applications of isothiocyanate precursors on pests and diseases of oilseed rape. Proceedings 8th International Rapeseed Conference, Saskatoon, Canada 1991. 489-494.

Blight, M.M., Hick, A.J., Pickett, J.A., Smart, L.E., Wadhams, L.J. and Woodcock, C.M. (1992) Volatile plant metabolites involved in host-plant recognition by the cabbage seed weevil, Ceutorhynchus assimilis Payk. Proceedings 8th International Symposium on Insect-Plant Relationships, Dordrecht 1992 eds. S.B.J. Menken, J.H. Visser and P. Harrewijn  Kluwer Academic Press, 105-106.

Isaacs, R., Hardie, J., Smart, L.E. and Wadhams, L.J. (1992) Responses of the black bean aphid, Aphis fabae, to a non-host plant volatile in laboratory and field. Proceedings 8th International Symposium on Insect-Plant Relationships, Dordrecht 1992 eds S.B.J. Menken, J.H. Visser and P. Harrewijn Kluwer Academic Press, 112-114.

Dawson, G.W., Doughty, K.J., Hick, A.J., Pickett, J.A., Pye, B.J., Smart, L.E. and Wadhams, L.J. (1993) Chemical precursors for studying the effects of glucosinolate catabolites on diseases and pests of oilseed rape (Brassica napus) or related plants. Pesticide Science 39, 271-278.

Isaacs, R., Hardie, J., Hick, A.J., Pye, B.J., Smart, L.E., Wadhams, L.J. and Woodcock, C.M. (1993) Behavioural responses of Aphis fabae to isothiocyanates in the laboratory and field. Pesticide Science 39, 349-355.

Glinwood, R.T., Blight, M.M. and Smart, L.E. (1993) Development of a monitoring trap for the pea and bean weevil, using the aggregation pheromone. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin 16, 347-350.

Smart, L.E., Blight, M.M. and Hick, A.J. (1993) Development of a monitoring system for the cabbage seed weevil and the pollen beetle. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin 16, 351-354.

Smart, L.E., Blight, M.M., Pickett, J.A. and Pye, B.J. (1994) Development of field strategies incorporating semiochemicals for the control of the pea and bean weevil, Sitona lineatus L. Crop Protection 13, 127-135.

Pettersson, J., Pickett, J.A., Pye, B.J., Quiroz, A., Smart, L.E., Wadhams, L.J. and Woodcock, C.M. (1994) Winter host component reduces colonization of summer hosts by the bird-cherry-oat aphid, Rhopalosiphum padi (L.) (Homoptera: Aphididae), and other cereal aphids in the field. Journal of Chemical Ecology 20, 2565-2574.

Smart, L.E. (1994) Field evaluation of a pest management strategy for Sitona lineatus L. using semiochemicals. Proceedings 5th European Congress of Entomology, University of York, 29 August - 2 September, 1994.

Smart, L.E., Blight, M.M. and Ryan, J. (1995) Response of pollen beetles, Meligethes spp., to volatiles from Brassica napus. Proceedings 9th International Rapeseed Congress, Cambridge, 4-7 July, 1995.

Blight, M.M., Hick, A.J., Pickett, J.A., Smart, L.E., Wadhams, L.J. and Woodcock, C.M. (1995) Oilseed rape volatiles cueing host-plant recognition by the seed weevil, Ceutorhynchus assimilis: chemical, electrophysiological and behavioural studies. Proceedings 9th International Rapeseed Congress, Cambridge, 4-7 July, 1995.

Murchie, A.K., Williams, I.H. and Smart, L.E. (1995) Responses of Brassica pod midge (Dasineura brassicae) and it's parasitoid (Platygaster sp.) to isothiocyanates. Proceedings 9th International Rapeseed Congress, Cambridge, 4-7 July, 1995.

Biddle, A., Blight, M.M. and Smart, L.E. (1995) Tests with pheromone trap look promising. The Advisor Summer 1995 p.13.

Biddle, A.J., Smart, L.E., Blight, M.M. and Lane A. (1996) A monitoring system for the pea and bean weevil (Sitona lineatus). Proceedings of the 1996 Brighton Crop Protection Conference - Pests and Diseases 1, 173-178.

Smart, L.E., Blight, M.M. and Lane, A. (1996) Development of a monitoring trap for the spring and summer pests of oilseed rape. Proceedings 1996 Brighton Crop Protection Conference - Pests and Diseases 1, 167-172.

Smart, L.E., Blight, M.M. and Hick, A.J. (1997) The effect of visual cues and a mixture of isothiocyanates on trap capture of cabbage seed weevil, Ceutorhynchus assimilis. Journal of Chemical Ecology 23: 889-902.

Murchie, A.K., Smart, L.E. and Williams, I.H. (1997) Responses of Dasineura brassicae  and its parasitoids Platygaster subuliformis and Omphale clypealis to field traps, baited with organic isothiocyanates. Journal of Chemical Ecology 23: 917-926.

Smart, L.E., Pickett, J,A. and Powell, W. (1997) “Push-Pull” strategies for pest control. AEP Grain Legumes Issue No. 15  pp 14-15.

Khan, Z.R., Ampong-Nyarko, K., Chiliswa, P., Hassanali, A., Kimani, S., Lwande, W., Overholt, W.A., Pickett, J.A., Smart, L.E., Wadhams, L.J. and Woodcock, C.M. (1997) Parasitism in African cereal pests increased by intercropping. Nature 388: 631-632.

Smart, L.E. and Blight, M.M. (1997) Field discrimination of some oilseed rape, Brassica napus volatiles by cabbage seed weevil, Ceutorhynchus assimilis. J. Chem. Ecol. 23: 2555-2567.

Walczak, B., Kelm, M., Karp, R. and Smart, L.E. (1997) Use of semiochemical, in different types of traps, for monitoring stem weevils (Ceutorhynchus sp.) flights to winter rape. Progress in Plant Protection 37: No.2 25-27. Institute of Plant Protection, Poznan, Poland.

Khan, Z.R., Chiliswa, P., Ampong-Nyarko, K., Smart, L.E., Polaszek, A. Wandera, J. and Mulaa, M.A. (1997) Utilisation of wild gramineous plants for management of cereal stemborers in Africa. Insect Sci. Applic. 17: 143-150.

Walczak, B., Kelm, M., Klukowski, Z., Smart, L.E., Ferguson, A.W. and Williams, I.H. (1998) The effects of trap design and 2-phenylethyl isothiocyanate on catches of stem weevils (Ceutorhynchus pallidactylus Marsh. and C. napi Gyll.) in winter oilseed rape. Bulletin IOBC/wprs 21: 141-146.

Pickett, J.A., Smart, L.E., Wadhams, L.J., Woodcock, C.M., Hassanali, A., Khan, Z.R., Overholt, W.A. and Lwande, W. (1998) Control of cereal stem borers in Africa: manipulation of pest and beneficial insects, with forage plants, in a “push-pull” strategy. Proceedings 9th International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry, London, UK, 2-7 August, 1998, Vol. 1 3D-012.

De La Vina, G., Smart, L.E., Pickett, J.A., Lazzeri, P.A. and Barcelo, P. (1998) Producing transgenic wheat resistant to aphids. Proceedings 9th International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry, London, UK, 2-7 August, 1998, Vol. 1 3E-003.

Tsitsipis, J.A., Margaritopoulos, J.T., Smart, L.E., Pye, B.J., Panagiotaki, E.S., Zarpas, K.D., Tomara, N. and Vaggelas, J. (1998) Chemical control of aphid populations on cotton by hydraulic and electrostatic sprayer and aphid alarm pheromone. Proceedings 2nd World Cotton Research Conference, Athens, Greece, 6-12 September, 1998, 203.

Toth, M., Smart, L.E., Szarukan, I. and Imrei, Z. (1998) Preliminary observations on species specificity of Sitona lineatus (L.) pheromone traps in Hungary. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica. 33: 333-340.

Blight, M.M. and Smart, L.E. (1999) Influence of visual cues and isothiocyanate lures on trap capture of brassicaceous pollen beetles, Meligethes spp. J. Chem Ecol. 25: 1501-1516.

Agelopoulos, N., Birkett, M.A., Hick, A.J., Hooper, A., Pickett, J.A., Pow, E.M., Smart, L.E., Smiley, D., Wadhams, L.J. and Woodcock, C.M.  (1999) Exploiting semiochemicals in insect control. Pesticide Science 55: 225-235.

Quinn, M.A., Bezdicek, D.F., Smart, L.E. and Martin, J.L. (1999) An aggregation pheromone for monitoring pea leaf weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in the Pacific Northwest. J. Kansas Entomological Soc. 72, 315-321.

Van den Berg, J., Smart, L.E. and Wadhams, L.J. (1999) The response of Astylus atromaculatus (Coleoptera: Melyridae) to visual and chemical cues. Poster presented in South Africa at ….

Birkett MA, Campbell CAM, Chamberlain K, Guerrieri E, Hick AJ, Martin JL, Matthes M, Napier JA, Pettersson J, Pickett JA, Poppy GM, Pow E, Pye BJ, Smart LE, Wadhams GH, Wadhams LJ and Woodcock CM. (2000) New roles for cis-jasmone as an insect semiochemical and in plant defense. Proceedings of the National Academy Science of the USA. 97: 9329-9334.

Smart, L.E. and Blight, M.M. (2000) Response of the pollen beetle, Meligethes aeneus, to traps baited with volatiles from oilseed rape, Brassica napus. J. Chem. Ecol. 26: 1051-1064.

Imrei, Z., Toth, M., Istvan, S., Smart, L.E. and Wadhams, L.J. (2000) Species spectrum of captures in traps baited with the synthetic Sitona lineatus L. aggregation pheromone in Hungary (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Bulletin IOBC/WPRS 25th Anniversary meeting of working group “Use of pheromone and other semiochemicals in integrated control” Greece 25-29 September 2000.

Bruce, T.J., Martin, J.L., Pickett, J.A., Pye, B.J. and Smart, L.E. (2002) Direct and indirect effects of cis-jasmone on the grain aphid, Sitobion avenae Abstracts International Society of Chemical Ecology meeting Hamburg 3-8 August 2002.

Bruce, T.J., Hooper, A., Martin, J.L., Smart, L.E. and Wadhams, L.J. (2002) Chemical ecology and integrated control of the orange wheat blossom midge, Sitodiplosis mosellana. Abstracts International Society of Chemical Ecology meeting Hamburg 3-8 August 2002.

Cook, S.M., Smart, L.E., Potting, R.J.P., Bartlet, E., Martin, J.L., Murray, D.A., Watts, N.P. and Williams, I.H. (2002) Turnip rape (Brassica rapa) as a trap crop to protect oilseed rape (Brassica napus) from infestation by insect pests: potential and mechanisms of action. Proceedings BCPC Conference – Pests and Diseases 2002. Volume 2, 7C-3 569-574.

Oakley, J.N. and Smart, L.E. (2002) The use of baited and unbaited traps to monitor the orange wheat blossom midge, Sitodiplosis mosellana and its parasitoid, Macroglenes penetrans. Proceedings BCPC Conference – Pests and Diseases 2002. Volume 2, 8A-15 665-670.

Bruce, T.J., Martin, J.L., Pye, B.J., Smart, L.E. and Wadhams, L.J. (2002) Semiochemicals for the control of cereal pests. Proceedings BCPC Conference – Pests and Diseases 2002. Volume 2, 8A-18 685-690.

T. Bruce, J. Pickett and L. Smart (2003) Cis-jasmone switches on plant defence against insects. Outlook on Pest Management  June 2003 96-98.

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.J.A., Pickett, J.A. and Smart, L.E. (2003) Cis-jasmone switches on plant defence against insects. Pesticide Outlook June 2003 96-98.

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

Oakley, J., Talbot, G., Dyer, C., Self, M.M., Freyer, J.B.S., Angus, W.J., Barrett, J.M., Feuerhelm, G., Snape, J., Sayers, L., Bruce, T.J.A., Smart, L.E. and Wadhams, L.J. (2005) Integrated control of wheat blossom midge: use of pheromone traps and treatment thresholds. HGCA Project Report No. 363.

Bruce, T.J.A., Birkett, M.A., Blande, J., Hooper, A.M., Khambay, B., Martin, J.L., 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.

Pickett, J.A., Birkett, M.A., Bruce, T.J.A., Chamberlain, K., Gordon-Weeks, R., Matthes, M., Moraes, M.C.B., Napier, J., Smart, L.E., Wadhams, L.J. and Woodcock, C.M. (2005). Cis-jasmone as an allelopathic agent through plant defence induction. Proceedings of the Fourth World Congress on Allelopathy, Wagga Wagga, Australia, 21-26 August 2005.

S.M. Cook, L.E. Smart, J.L. Martin, D.A. Murray, N.P. Watts and I.H. Williams (2006) Exploitation of host plant preferences in crop protection strategies for oilseed rape (Brassica napus). Entomologia experimentalis et applicata  119: 221-229.

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. (2006) Plant volatiles yielding new ways to exploit plant defence. In “Chemical Ecology: from Gene to Ecosystem.” Eds. M Dicke & W Takken. Springer, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Ch. 11. 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., Prosser, I.M., Shewry, P.R., Smart, L.E., Wadhams, L.J., Woodcock, C.M. & Zhang, Y. (2006) Aphid alarm pheromone produced by transgenic plants affects aphid and parasitoid behavior. PNAS July 5, 2006 Vol. 103 no. 27 10509-10513.

Bruce, T.J.A., Hooper, A.M., Ireland, L.A., Jones, O., Martin, J.L., Smart, L.E., Oakley J. & Wadhams, L.J. (2007) Field trapping trials of pheromone baited traps for orange wheat blossom midge, Sitodiplosis mosellana. Pest Management Science 63: 49-56.

Pickett, J.A., Birkett, M.A., Bruce, T.J.A., Chamberlain, K., Gordon-Weeks, R., Matthes, M.C., Napier, J.A., Smart, L.E. & 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.

Moraes, C.M.B., Birkett, M.A., Gordon-Weeks, R., Smart, L.E., Martin, J.L., Pye, B.J., Bromilow, R.H. and Pickett, J.A. (2008) cis-Jasmone induces accumulation of defence compounds in wheat, Triticum aestivum. Phytochemistry 69: 9-17.

Bruce, T.J.A., Matthes, M., Chamberlain, K., Woodcock, C.M., Mohib, A., Webster, B., Smart, L.E., Birkett, M.A., Pickett, J.A. and Napier, J. (2008) cis-Jasmone induces Arabidopsis genes that affect the chemical ecology of multitrophic interactions with aphids and their parasitoids. PNAS 105: (12) 4553-4558.

Van den Berg, J., Torto, B., Pickett, J.A., Smart, L.E., Wadhams, L.J. and Woodcock, C.M. (2008) Influence of visual and semiochemical cues on field trapping of the pollen beetle, Astylus atromaculatus (Col: Melyridae). Journal of Applied Entomology 132: 490-496.

Toby J. A. Bruce and Lesley E. Smart (2009) Orange wheat blossom midge, Sitodiplosis mosellana, management. Outlooks on Pest Management – Vol 20, number 2 April 2009, 89-92.

Ellis, S.A., Bruce, T.J.A., Smart, L.E., Martin, J.L., Snape, J. and Self, M. (2009) Integrated management strategies for varieties tolerant and susceptible to wheat blossom midge. HGCA Project Report number 451 May 2009.

Toshova, T.B., Subchev, M.A., Atanasova, A.J., Velàzquez de Castro, A.J. and Smart, L. (2009) Sitona weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) caught by traps in alfalfa fields in Bulgaria. Biotechnol. & Biotechnol. EQ. 23/2009/SE special edition online, 132-135.

Elek, H., Werner, P., Smart, L., Gordon-Weeks, R., Nádasy, M., and Pickett, J. (2009): Aphid resistance in wheat varieties. Communication in Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences. 74. 1. p233-241

Bruce, T.J.A., Smart, L.E. and Pickett, J.A.  (2010) Insect pests of wheat: a worldwide perspective. In “The World Wheat Book – a history of wheat breeding – vol 2” Eds.  A Bonjean, W Angus &  M van Ginkel,  Lavoisier, Paris.

 Gordon-WeeksR, Smart L, AhmadS, ElekH, ZhangY, MartinJ and Pickett J. (2010) The regulation of a natural plant defence pathway in wheat and its role in aphid resistance. Biology of plant-Microbe Interactions 7, Proceedings of the XIV Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions Congress, Quebec, Canada 2009.

 Cook, S.M., Ferguson, A.W., Martin, J.L., Skellern, M.A., Smart, L.E., Watts N.P., Woodcock, C.M. & Pickett, J.A.(2010) Developing IPM tactics for pollen beetles in oilseed rape. Abstracts of the XIth European Congress of Entomology, Budapest, Hungary 22-27 August 2010. p. 196

 Gordon-WeeksR, Smart L, AhmadS, Zhang, Y, Elek, H, Jing H-C, Martin J and Pickett J. (2010) The role of the benzoxazinone pathway in aphid resistance in wheat. HGCA Project Report No. PR473 October 2010.

Bruce, T.J.A., Martin, J.L., Smart, L.E. and Pickett, J.A.  (2011) Development of a semiochemical baited monitoring trap for bean seed beetle, Bruchus rufimanus.Pest Management Science (wileyonlinelibrary.com) DOI 10.1002/ps.2186

R L Ward and L Smart (2011) The effect of temperature on the effectiveness of spray applications to control bean seed beetle (Bruchus rufimanus) in field beans (Vicia faba). Aspects of Applied Biology, 2011Crop Protection in Southern Britain

Bjørkman M,  Klingen I,  Birch ANE,  Bones AM,  Bruce T,  Johansen TJ,  Meadow R,  Mølmann J, Seljåsen R,  Smart L,  & Stewart D. (2011) Phytochemicals of Brassicaceae in plant protection and human health - influences of climate, environment and agronomic practice. Phytochemistry 72 (2011) 538–556

Ahmad S., Veyrat N., Gordon–Weeks R., Zhang Y., Martin J., Smart L., Glauser G., Erb M., Frey M., and Ton J. (2011) Benzoxazinoid Metabolites Regulate Innate Immunity against Aphids and Fungi in Maize. Plant Physiology DOI:10.1104/pp.111.180224 

Elek H., Martin J., Ahmad S., Werner C.P., Anda A., Pickett J. and Smart L. (2012) The effect of the A genome species (Triticum monococcum and Triticum boeoticum) on the fecundity and behaviour of Rhopalosiphum padi – bird cherry-oat aphid. Georgikon for Agriculture (G. for Agric.) 15 (1) 1-17.

Dewhirst S.Y., Birkett M.A., Loza-Reyes E., Martin J.L., Pye B.J., Smart L.E., Hardie J. and Pickett J.A. (2012) Activation of defence in sweet pepper, Capsicum annum, by cis-jasmone, and its impact on aphid and aphid parasitoid behaviour. Pest Management Science, 68: 1419-1429.

Pickett, J.A., Aradottir, G.I., Birkett, M.A., Bruce, T.J.A., Chamberlain, K., Khan, Z.R., Midega C.A.O., Smart, L.E., 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 (1) 2-9

Elek H., Smart L., Martin J., Ahmad S., Gordon–Weeks R., Nádasy M., Pickett J.A.and Werner C.P. (2013) The potential of hydroxamic acids in tetraploid and hexaploid wheat varieties as resistance factors against the bird-cherry oat aphid, Rhopalosiphum padi. Annals of Applied Biology 162: 100-109.

Elek, H., Smart, L., Martin, J., Ahmad, S., Gordon-Weeks, Anda, A., Welham, S., R., Werner, P. and Pickett, J. (2013) Hydroxamic acids in Aegilops species and effects on Rhopalosiphum padi behaviour and fecundity. Bulletin of Insectology 66: 213-220

 Smart L.E., Martin J.L., Limpalaër Marlène, Bruce, T.J.A. and Pickett J.A. (2013) Responses of herbivore and predatory mites to tomato plants exposed to jasmonic acid seed treatment. J Chem Ecol 39:1297–1300

Cook S.M., Döring T.F., Ferguson A.W., Martin J.L., Skellern M.P., Smart L.E., Watts N.P., Welham S.J., Woodcock C.M. and Pickett J.A. (2013) Development of an integrated pest management strategy for control of pollen beetles in winter oilseed rape. HGCA Project Report No. 504 Feb 2013

Smart L.E., Aradottir G. I. and Bruce T. J.A. (2013).  Role of semiochemicals in integrated pest management.  In: Integrated pest management: current concepts and ecological perspectives. Edited by Dharam P. Abrol, 28 August 2013, Academic Press, 576 pages

Pickett JA, Aradottír GI, Birkett MA, Bruce TJA, Hooper AM, Midega CAO, Jones HD, Matthes MC, Napier JA, Pittchar JO, Smart LE, Woodcock CM and Khan ZR (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 (Phil Trans Biol Sci)  369(1639):20120281. DOI:10.1098/rstb.2012.0281

 Elek, H., Smart, L., Ahmad, S., Anda, A., Werner, C.P. and Pickett, J.A. (2014) A comparison of the levels of hydroxamic acids in Aegilops speltoides and a hexaploid wheat and effects on Rhopalosiphum padi behaviour and fecundity.  Acta Biologica Hungarica , 65 (1): 38-46

 Allsopp E., Prinsloo G.J., Smart L.E.  and Dewhirst, S.Y.  (2014) Methyl salicylate, thymol and carvacrol as oviposition deterrents for Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) on plum blossoms. Arthropod-Plant Interactions DOI 10.10007/s11829-014-9323-2 pub online 6 Aug 2014

Bruce, T. J. A., Aradottir, G. I., Birkett, M. A., Khan, Z. R.,  Midega, C. A. O.,  Pickett, J. A.,  Smart, L. E.,  Woodcock, C. M. (2014) Playing pranks on pests with plant perfumes. Proceedings of the IOBC/WPRS Working Group "Pheromones and other semiochemicals in integrated production", Bursa, Turkey, 1-5 October 2012.  Edited by: Tasin, M.; Kovanci, O. B. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin  Volume: 99   Pages: 95-101  

Bruce T.J.A., Aradottir G. I., Smart L.E., Martin J. L., Caulfield J. C., Doherty A., Sparks C. A., Woodcock C. M., Birkett M. A., Napier J. A., Jones H. D. and Pickett J. A. The first crop plant genetically engineered to release an insect pheromone for defence. Sci. Rep. 5, 11183; doi: 10.1038/srep11183 (2015)

Qualifications

1979:

BSc in Biological Sciences (London University)