School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences
Mike Keller was appointed as Emeritus Professor in January 2018. He retired as Dean of Waite, Head of the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, and Director of the Waite Research Institute in December 2017. He is an entomologist who joined the University of Adelaide in 1987. His research largely focuses on insect natural enemies and their role in biological control of insect pests. His 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. In addition, he has contributed to research on pollination of crops. Through his leadership roles at the University of Adelaide, he developed expertise in the management of plant breeding.
The behaviour and ecology of parasitic wasps and predatory arthropods that serve as agents of biological control.
Biological control of insect pests and weeds.
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