Maryam Yazdani

Dr Maryam Yazdani

Lecturer in Plant Protection

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences


Maryam is an entomologist who joined the University of Adelaide in 2010. As an early career researcher, her research largely focuses on IPM, insect natural enemies and their role in biological control of insect pests. Research on predators and parasitic wasps aims to provide ecological strategies for the enhancement of biological control in agricultural systems through a combination of experimental and theoretical advances.

  • Insect behaviour
  • Biological control of insect pests
  • Pest management
  • Entomology
  • Plant Health III & A (lecturer and coordinator)
  • Microbiology and Invertebrate Biology II
  • Risk Analysis for Plant Biosecurity
  • Invasion Biology
  • Viticultural Methods and Procedures
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 Principal Supervisor Ecological Interactions between two natural enemies of the Light Brown Apple Moth Doctor of Philosophy under a Jointly-awarded Degree Agreement with Doctorate Full Time Miss Emma Kate Aspin
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Effects of temperature on the parasitoid Eretmocerus Warrae Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Tao Wang
    2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Enhanced conservation biological control of light brown apple moth in vineyards Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hieu Trung Bui
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  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Board Member Cambridge University Press journal, Bulletin of Entomological Research
  • Position: Lecturer in Plant Protection
  • Phone: 83132970
  • Email: maryam.yazdani@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Waite, floor 1
  • Room: 1 05
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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