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Emeritus Professor Michael Keller

Michael Keller
Emeritus Professor
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences

Mike Keller was appointed as Dean of Waite, Head of the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, and Director of the Waite Research Institute in 2015. 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 contributes to research on pollination of crops. Through his leadership roles at the University of Adelaide, he has developed expertise in the management of plant breeding.

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Emeritus Professor Michael Keller

Mike Keller was appointed as Dean of Waite, Head of the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, and Director of the Waite Research Institute in 2015. 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 contributes to research on pollination of crops. Through his leadership roles at the University of Adelaide, he has developed expertise in the management of plant breeding.

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD — email supervisor to discuss availability.

The behaviour and ecology of parasitic wasps and predatory arthropods that serve as agents of biological control.

Biological control of insect pests and weeds.

Pollination biology.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2015 Dean of Waite The University of Adelaide
2015 Head, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine The University of Adelaide
2015 Director, Waite Research Institute The University of Adelaide

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
1980 - 1985 North Carolina State University United States PhD (Entomology)
1978 - 1980 University of Florida United States MSc (Entomology)
1974 - 1978 University of Delaware United States BSc (Entomology)
1974 - 1978 University of Delaware United States BArts (Biology)

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Feng, Y., Kravchuk, O., Sandhu, H., Wratten, S., & Keller, M. (2017). The activities of generalist parasitoids can be segregated between crop and adjacent non-crop habitats. Journal of Pest Science, 90(1), 275-286.
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2016 Anantanawat, K., Glatz, R., & Keller, M. (2016). Effect of induced tolerance to Bt toxin on the egg size of Helicoverpa armigera and parasitism by Trichogramma pretiosum. Physiological Entomology, 41(3), 267-273.
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2016 Yazdani, M., & Keller, M. (2016). The shape of the functional response curve of Dolichogenidea tasmanica (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) is affected by recent experience. Biological Control, 97, 63-69.
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2015 Yazdani, M., Glatz, R., & Keller, M. (2015). Host discrimination by the solitary endoparasitoid Dolichogenidea tasmanica
(Hymenopotera: Braconidae). Biocontrol Science and Technology, 25(2), 155-162.

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2015 Feng, Y., Wratten, S., Sandhu, H., & Keller, M. (2015). Interspecific competition between two generalist parasitoids that attack the leafroller Epiphyas postvittana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research, 105(4), 426-433.
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2015 Yazdani, M., Glatz, R., & Keller, M. A. (2015). Searching behaviour of Dolichogenidea tasmanica in response to susceptible instars of Epiphyas postvittana. Australian Journal of Zoology, 63(1), 38-45.
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2015 Feng, Y., Wratten, S., Sandhu, H., & Keller, M. (2015). Host plants affect the foraging success of two parasitoids that attack light brown apple moth Epiphyas postvittana (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). PLoS ONE, 10(4), e0124773-1-e0124773-20.
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2015 Yazdani, M., & Keller, M. (2015). Mutual interference in Dolichogenidea tasmanica (Cameron) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) when foraging for patchily-distributed light brown apple moth. Biological Control, 86, 1-6.
DOI Scopus2 WoS2
2015 Yazdani, M., Feng, Y., Glatz, R., & Keller, M. (2015). Host stage preference of Dolichogenidea tasmanica (Cameron, 1912) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a parasitoid of Epiphyas postvittana (Walker, 1863) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Austral Entomology, 54(3), 325-331.
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2014 Liu, X., Hu, X., Keller, M., Zhao, H., Wu, Y., & Liu, T. (2014). Tripartite interactions of Barley Yellow Dwarf virus, Sitobion avenae and wheat varieties. PLoS One, 9(9), 1-10.
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2013 Hu, X., Keller, M., Liu, X., Hu, Z., Zhao, H., & Liu, T. (2013). The resistance and correlation analysis to three species of cereal aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on 10 wheat varieties or lines. Journal of Economic Entomology, 106(4), 1894-1901.
DOI Scopus8 WoS6 Europe PMC5
2012 Juen, A., Hogendoorn, K., Ma, G., Schmidt, O., & Keller, M. (2012). Analysing the diets of invertebrate predators using terminal restriction fragments. Journal of Pest Science, 85(1), 89-100.
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2012 Ma, G., Schmidt, O., & Keller, M. (2012). Pre-feeding of a glycolipid binding protein LEC-8 from Caenorhabditis elegans revealed enhanced tolerance to Cry1Ac toxin in Helicoverpa armigera. Results in Immunology, 2, 97-103.
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2012 Hosseini, R., Schmidt, O., & Keller, M. (2012). Detection of predators within Brassica crops: a search for predators of diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) and other important pests. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 7(23), 3473-3484.
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2011 Hosseini, R., Keller, M., Schmidt, O., & Li, D. (2011). Design and assessment of primers to detect insect pests of Brassica crops in the gut contents of arthropod predators. Munis Entomology & Zoology, 6(1), 477-492.
2010 Hogendoorn, K., Bartholomaeus, F., & Keller, M. (2010). Chemical and sensory comparison of tomatoes pollinated by bees and by a pollination wand. Journal of Economic Entomology, 103(4), 1286-1292.
DOI Scopus8 WoS5 Europe PMC2
2009 Hales, D., Keller, M., Boulton, A., & Malipatil, M. (2009). Records of the mint aphid, Eucarazzia Elegans (ferrari) (hemiptera: aphididae) in Australia. General and Applied Entomology, 38(0158), 23-25.
2008 Furlong, M., Spafford, H., Ridland, P., Endersby, N., Edwards, O., Baker, G., . . . Paull, C. (2008). Ecology of diamondback moth in Australian canola: landscape perspectives and the implications for management. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 48(12), 1494-1505.
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2008 Harvey, D., Lu, T. F., & Keller, M. (2008). Comparing insect-inspired chemical plume tracking algorithms using a mobile robot. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 24(2), 307-317.
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2008 Harvey, D., Lu, T. F., & Keller, M. (2008). Effectiveness of insect-inspired chemical plume-tracking algorithms in a shifting wind field. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 24(1), 196-201.
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2008 Hosseini, R., Schmidt, O., & Keller, M. (2008). Factors affecting detectability of prey DNA in the gut contents of invertebrate predators: a polymerase chain reaction-based method. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 126(3), 194-202.
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2007 Hosseini, R., Keller, M., Schmidt, O., & Framenau, V. (2007). Molecular identification of wolf spiders (Araneae : Lycosidae) by multiplex polymerase chain reaction. Biological Control, 40(1), 128-135.
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2007 Hogendoorn, K., Coventry, S., & Keller, M. (2007). Foraging behaviour of a blue banded bee, Amegilla chlorocyanea in greenhouses: implications for use as tomato pollinators. Apidologie, 38(1), 86-92.
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2006 Cavagnaro, V., Keller, M., & Baker, G. (2006). Soil moisture and soil type influence the breeding behavior of the pest snail Cernuella virgata (da Costa). Applied Soil Ecology, 33(3), 235-242.
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2006 Hogendoorn, K., Gross, C., Sedgley, M., & Keller, M. (2006). Increased tomato yield through pollination by native Australian Amegilla chlorocyanea (Hymenoptera : Anthophoridae). Journal of Economic Entomology, 99(3), 828-833.
DOI Scopus29 WoS24 Europe PMC7
2006 Tenhumberg, B., Siekmann, G., & Keller, M. (2006). Optimal time allocation in parasitic wasps searching for hosts and food. Oikos, 113(1), 121-131.
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2006 Roberts, H., Keller, M., & Schmidt, O. (2006). An empirical model of the sympatric coexistence of two strains of the endoparasitoid wasp Venturia canescens. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology, 61(3), 184-194.
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2005 Wang, X., & Keller, M. (2005). Patch time allocation by the parasitoid Diadegma semiclausum (Hymenoptera : Ichneumonidae). II. Effects of host density and distribution. Journal of Insect Behavior, 18(2), 171-186.
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2005 Ma, J., Li, D., Keller, M., Schmidt, O., & Feng, X. (2005). A DNA marker to identify predation of Plutella xylostella (Lep., Plutellidae) by Nabis kinbergii (Hem., Nabidae) and Lycosa sp. (Aranaea, Lycosidae. Journal of Applied Entomology-Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Entomologie, 129(6), 330-335.
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2005 Ma, J., Li, Y. Z., Keller, M., & Ren, S. X. (2005). Functional response and predation of Nabis kinbergii (Hemiptera: Nabidae) to Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae). Insect Science, 12(4), 281-286.
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2005 Ma, J., Li, D., Keller, M., Schmidt, O., & Feng, X. (2005). A DNA marker to identify predation of Plutella xylostella (Lep., Plutellidae) by Nabis kinbergii (Hem., Nabidae) and Lycosa sp (Aranaea, Lycosidae). JOURNAL OF APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY, 129(6), 330-335.
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2004 Wang, X., & Keller, M. (2004). Patch Time Allocation by the Parasitoid Diadegma semiclausum (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). III. Effects of Kairomone Sources and Previous Parasitism. Journal of Insect Behavior, 17(6), 761-776.
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2004 Siekmann, G., Keller, M., & Tenhumberg, B. (2004). The sweet tooth of adult parasitoid Cotesia rubecula: Ignoring hosts for nectar?. Journal of Insect Behavior, 17(4), 459-476.
DOI Scopus27 WoS23
2004 Wang, X., Duff, J., Keller, M., Zalucki, M., Liu, S., & Bailey, P. (2004). Role of Diadegma semiclausum (Hymenoptera : Ichneumonidae) in controlling Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera : Plutellidae): Cage exclusion experiments and direct observation. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 14(6), 571-586.
DOI Scopus7 WoS6
2003 Wang, X., & Keller, M. (2003). Patch time allocation by the parasitoid Diadegma semiclausum (Hymenoptera : Ichneumonidae). I. Effect of interpatch distance. Journal of Insect Behavior, 16(2), 279-293.
DOI Scopus17 WoS16
2003 Mo, J., Baker, G., Keller, M., & Roush, R. (2003). Local dispersal of the Diamondback Moth (Plutella xylostella (L.)) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae). Environmental Entomology, 32(1), 71-79.
DOI Scopus38 WoS34
2002 Salehi, L., & Keller, M. (2002). Investigation on host finding behavior of the two parasitoids of potato tuber moth in a flight tunnel. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 4(3), 1.
2002 Wang, X., & Keller, M. (2002). A comparison of the host-searching efficiency of two larval parasitoids of Plutella xylostella. Ecological Entomology, 27(1), 105-114.
DOI Scopus63 WoS59
2001 Siekmann, G., Tenhumberg, B., & Keller, M. (2001). Feeding and survival in parasitic wasps: sugar concentration and timing matter. Oikos, 95(3), 425-430.
DOI Scopus71 WoS65
2001 Merrington, G., Miller, D., McLaughlin, M., & Keller, M. (2001). Trophic barriers to fertilizer Cd bioaccumulation through the food chain: A case study using a plant-insect predator pathway. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 41(2), 151-156.
DOI Scopus24 WoS22 Europe PMC11
2001 Tenhumberg, B., Keller, M., & Possingham, H. (2001). Using Cox's proportional hazard models to implement optimal strategies: An example from behavioural ecology. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 33(06-Jul), 597-607.
DOI Scopus17 WoS13
2001 Tenhumberg, B., Keller, M., Possingham, H., & Tyre, R. (2001). Optimal patch-leaving behaviour: a case study using the parasitoid Cotesia rubecula. Journal of Animal Ecology, 70(4), 683-691.
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2001 Tenhumberg, B., Keller, M., Tyre, R., & Possingham, H. (2001). The effect of resource aggregation at different scales: Optimal foraging behavior of Cotesia rubecula. American Naturalist, 158(5), 505-518.
DOI Scopus13 WoS12 Europe PMC4
2001 Hoogendoorn, G. M., Dols, E. A. F. H. M., Korsten, P., van Alphen, J. J. M., & Keller, M. A. (2001). Variation in longevity between populations of Asobara persimilis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and Ganaspis sp. (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) along a climate gradient. Proceedings of the Section Experimental and Applied Entomology of the Netherlands Entomological Society (N.E.V.), 12, 31-35.
2000 Ball, S., Adams, M., Possingham, H., & Keller, M. (2000). The genetic contribution of single male immigrants to small, inbred populations: a laboratory study using Drosophila melanogaster. Heredity, 84(6), 677-684.
DOI Scopus28 WoS26 Europe PMC12
2000 Leyson, M., & Keller, M. (2000). Mating behaviour of horehound plume moth: implications for Allee effects. Plant Protection Quarterly, 15(1), 36.
2000 Clarke, C., Baker, J., Keller, M., & Roush, R. (2000). Biological control of horehound: lessons from South Australia. Plant Protection Quarterly, 15(1), 29-32.
1999 Field, S., & Keller, M. (1999). Short-term host discrimination in the parasitoid wasp Trissolcus basalis Wollaston (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae). Australian Journal of Zoology, 47(1), 19-28.
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1998 Field, S., Keller, M., & Austin, A. (1998). Field ecology and behaviour of the egg parasitoid Trissolcus basalis (Wollaston) (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae). Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 122(2), 65-71.
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1998 Kitt, J., & Keller, M. (1998). Host selection by Aphidius rosae Haliday (Hym., Braconidae) with respect to assessment of host specificity in biological control. Journal of Applied Entomology, 122(1-5), 57-63.
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1998 Field, S., Calbert, G., & Keller, M. (1998). Patch defence in the parasitoid wasp Trissolcus basalis (Insecta: Scelionidae): the time structure of pairwise contests, and the 'waiting game'. Ethology, 104(10), 821-840.
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1997 Field, S., Keller, M., & Calbert, G. (1997). The pay-off from super parasitism in the egg parasitoid Trissolcus basalis , in relation to patch defence. Ecological Entomology, 22(May), 142-149.
DOI Scopus37 WoS34
1994 Agelopoulos, N., & Keller, M. (1994). Plant-natural enemy association in tritrophic system, Cotesia rubecula-Pieris rapae-brassicaceae (Cruciferae). III: Collection and identification of plant and frass volatiles. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 20(8), 1955-1967.
DOI Scopus63 WoS59 Europe PMC21
1994 Agelopoulos, N., & Keller, M. (1994). Plant-natural enemy association in the tritrophic system Cotesia rubecula-Pieris rapae-brassicaceae (cruciferae): II. Preference of C. rubecula for landing and searching. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 20(7), 1735-1748.
DOI Scopus38 WoS36 Europe PMC11
1994 Agelopoulos, N., & Keller, M. (1994). Plant-natural enemy association in the tritrophic system, Cotesia rubecula-Pieris rapae-brassiceae (cruciferae): I. Sources of infochemicals. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 20(7), 1725-1734.
DOI Scopus57 WoS51 Europe PMC18
1994 Field, S. A., & Keller, M. A. (1994). Localisation of the sex pheromone gland of Cotesia rubecula. Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 3, 151-156.
1993 Field, S., & Keller, M. (1993). Alternative mating tactics and female mimicry as post-copulatory mate-guarding behaviour in the parasitic wasp Cotesia rubecula. Animal Behaviour, 46(6), 1183-1189.
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1993 Keller, M., & Horne, P. (1993). Sources of host.location cues for the parasitic wasp orgilus lepidus (Braconidae). Australian Journal of Zoology, 41(4), 317-323.
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1993 Field, S., & Keller, M. (1993). Courtship and intersexual signaling in the parasitic wasp Cotesia rubecula (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Journal of Insect Behavior, 6(6), 737-750.
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1991 ALLEN, G., & KELLER, M. (1991). URABA-LUGENS (LEPIDOPTERA, NOCTUIDAE) AND ITS PARASITOIDS (HYMENOPTERA, BRACONIDAE) - TEMPERATURE, HOST SIZE, AND DEVELOPMENT. ENVIRONMENTAL ENTOMOLOGY, 20(2), 458-469.
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1990 Keller, M. (1990). Responses of the parasitoid Cotesia rubecula to its host Pieris rapae in a flight tunnel. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 57(3), 243-249.
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1988 HERARD, F., KELLER, M., & LEWIS, W. (1988). REARING MICROPLITIS-DEMOLITOR WILKINSON (HYMENOPTERA, BRACONIDAE) IN THE LABORATORY FOR USE IN STUDIES OF SEMIOCHEMICAL MEDIATED SEARCHING BEHAVIOR. JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 23(2), 105-111.
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1988 Herard, F., Keller, M., Lewis, W., & Tumlinson, J. (1988). Beneficial arthropod behavior mediated by airborne semiochemicals. IV. Influence of host diet on host-oriented flight chamber responses of Microplitis demolitor Wilkinson. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 14(7), 1597-1606.
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1988 Herard, F., Keller, M., Lewis, W., & Tumlinson, J. (1988). Beneficial arthropod behavior mediated by airborne semiochemicals. III. Influence of age and experience on flight chamber responses of Microplitis demolitor Wilkinson. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 14(7), 1583-1596.
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1987 Keller, M. A. (1987). Influence of leaf surfaces on movements by the hymenopterous parasitoid Trichogramma exiguum. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 43(1), 55-59.
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1987 Byrne, S., Wehrle, M., Keller, M., & Reynolds, J. (1987). Impact of gypsy moth infestation on forest succession in the North Carolina Piedmont: A simulation study. Ecological Modelling, 35(1-2), 63-84.
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1986 KELLER, M. (1986). OVERWINTERING BY TRICHOGRAMMA-EXIGUUM IN NORTH-CAROLINA. ENVIRONMENTAL ENTOMOLOGY, 15(3), 659-661.
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1986 Drost, Y., Lewis, W., Zanen, P., & Keller, M. (1986). Beneficial arthropod behavior mediated by airborne semiochemicals. I. Flight behavior and influence of preflight handling of Microplitis croceipes (Cresson). Journal of Chemical Ecology, 12(6), 1247-1262.
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1985 KELLER, M., LEWIS, W., & STINNER, R. (1985). BIOLOGICAL AND PRACTICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF MOVEMENT BY TRICHOGRAMMA SPECIES - A REVIEW. SOUTHWESTERN ENTOMOLOGIST, 138-155.
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1985 Keller, M. A., & Stinner, R. E. (1985). Movements by Trichogramma pretiosum released into cotton. Southwestern Entomologist, S8, 99-109.
1985 KELLER, M., & LEWIS, W. (1985). MOVEMENTS BY TRICHOGRAMMA-PRETIOSUM (HYMENOPTERA, TRICHOGRAMMATIDAE) RELEASED INTO COTTON. SOUTHWESTERN ENTOMOLOGIST, 99-109.
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1984 KELLER, M. (1984). REASSESSING EVIDENCE FOR COMPETITIVE-EXCLUSION OF INTRODUCED NATURAL ENEMIES. ENVIRONMENTAL ENTOMOLOGY, 13(1), 192-195.
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1983 HENDRICKSON, R., & KELLER, M. (1983). OBSERVATIONS ON THE BIOLOGY OF LIRIOMYZA-TRIFOLIEARUM (DIPTERA, AGROMYZIDAE). PROCEEDINGS OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON, 85(4), 806-810.
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1980 BARFIELD, C., STIMAC, J., & KELLER, M. (1980). STATE-OF-THE-ART FOR PREDICTING DAMAGING INFESTATIONS OF FALL ARMYWORM. FLORIDA ENTOMOLOGIST, 63(4), 364-375.
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1973 Zuckerman, J., Miller, D., Dyes, W., & Keller, M. (1973). Degradation of vision through a simulated cataract.. Investigative ophthalmology, 12(3), 213-224.
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Book Chapters

Year Citation
2005 Gurr, G., Wratten, S., Tylianakis, J., Kean, J., & Keller, M. (2005). Providing plant foods for natural enemies in farming systems : balancing practicalities and theory. In Plant-Provided Food for Carnivorous Insects: a protective mutualism and its applications (pp. 326-347). New York, NY USA: Cambridge University Press.
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2000 Keller, M. A., & Tenhumberg, B. (2000). New insights into the foraging behaviour of parasitic wasps. In A. Austin, & M. Dowton (Eds.), Hymenoptera: Evolution, Biodiversity and Biological Control (pp. 247-257). Collingwood, Victoria, Australia: CSIRO PUBLISHING.
1999 Keller, M. A. (1999). Understanding host selection behaviour: the key to more effective host specificity testing. In T. M. Withers, L. Barton Browne, & J. Stanley (Eds.), Host specificity testing in Australasia: towards improved assays for biological control (pp. 105-116). Brisbane, Australia: CRC for Tropical Pest Management.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2006 Harvey, D., Lu, T. F., & Keller, M. (2006). Odor sensor requirements for an insect inspired plume tracking mobile robot. In Hong Zhang (Ed.), Proceedings of ROBIO 2006 (pp. CDROM130-CDROM135). CDROM: IEEE.
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2003 Harvey, D., Lu, T. F., & Keller, M. (2003). Wind sensor and robotic model wasp development. In J. Roberts, & G. Wyeth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2003 Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation (pp. CDROM 1-CDROM 7). CDROM: ARAA.
2003 Keller, M., & Baker, G. (2003). Impact of conservation biological control practices on Natural enemies: a case study of diamondback moth and its parasitoids. In Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, January 14-18, 2002, Honolulu Hawaii, USA (pp. 215-219). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
2003 Baron, J., & Keller, M. (2003). Use of rubrics in online assessment. In 2003 Evaluations and Assessment Conference. Adelaide, South Australia: The University of South Australia.
2001 Keller, M. (2001). Improving the integration of pest management practices: theoretical and practical challenges. In The management of diamondback moth and other crucifer pests: Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop (pp. 19-26). Melbourne, Vic, Australia: REGIONAL INST LTD.
1999 Keller, M. A. (1999). Online discussions can improve student learning. In LearnIT : future directions for learning with technology at the University of Adelaide (pp. 79-81). Adelaide, Australia.
1998 Mo, J., Baker, G., & Keller, M. (1998). Evaluation of sequential sampling plans based on presence-absence data for the diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) (Plutellidae : Lepidoptera). In M. Zalucki, R. Drew, & G. White (Eds.), PEST MANAGEMENT - FUTURE CHALLENGES, VOLS 1 AND 2, PROCEEDINGS (pp. A326-A327). UNIV QUEENSLAND, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA: UNIV QUEENSLAND, DEPT HOSP TOURISM PROP MANAGEMENT LAWES.
1998 Baker, G., & Keller, M. (1998). Integrating the management of a new pest into an established IPM orchard system: citrophilous mealybug in Australian inland citrus. In M. Zalucki, R. Drew, & G. White (Eds.), PEST MANAGEMENT - FUTURE CHALLENGES, VOLS 1 AND 2, PROCEEDINGS (pp. 32-38). UNIV QUEENSLAND, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA: UNIV QUEENSLAND, DEPT HOSP TOURISM PROP MANAGEMENT LAWES.

Currently I am teaching in the first-year course, Biology 1: Organisms.   My lectures cover evolution, fungi and an introduction to the Eukaryotes.

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2017 Co-Supervisor Untangling and harnessing interactions between natural enemies of vineyard pests Doctor of Philosophy under a Jointly-awarded Degree Agreement with Doctorate Full Time Miss Emma Kate Aspin
2013 Principal Supervisor Fruit Fly - Bacteria Association: Effects of Gut Bacteria on Fruit Fly Behaviour , Longevity and Reproduction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Kala Bhandari
2013 Principal Supervisor Diamondback Moth: Dispersal and Colonisation of Australian Canola Crops Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kym David Perry
2012 Principal Supervisor Evaluating Native Insectaria Species to Boost Beneficial Arthropod Population Throughout The Year, Producing Greater Biological Pest Control Options in Vineyards Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Mary Joy Retallack

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2012 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Effects of temperature on the parasitoid Eretmocerus Warrae Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Tao Wang
2011 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Effects of inducible tolerance to Bacillus thuringiensis on the egg transcriptomes and egg parasitism in Helicoverpa armigera Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Kay Anantanawat
2011 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Foraging behavior of Dolichogenidea tasmanica & patterns of parasitism in light brown apple moth Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Maryam Yazdani
2010 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Why are some parasitoids of light brown apple moth so uncommon in vineyards? Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yi Feng
2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Buzzing bees and the evolution of sexual floral dimorphism in Australian spiny Solanum Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Arthur Selwyn Mark
2005 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Interactions between Plutella xylostella, Diadegma semiclausum and some generalist predators on Brassica crops Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Gabriela Lankin Vega
2005 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Circadian Rhythms and Effects of Different Diets on the Development and Reproduction of Nabis Kindbergii (Hemiptera: Nabidae) Master of Science Master Full Time Mr Huu Nguyen
2004 - 2007 Principal Supervisor A DNA-Based Approach to Study Predator-Pray Trophic Interactions within Brassica Crops: A Search for Predators of Diamondback Moth (Plutella xylostella) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Reza Hosseini
2004 - 2006 Co-Supervisor Inducible Tolerance to Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Endotoxins Based on Cell-Free Immune Reactions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Mahbub Mohammad Rahman
2003 - 2007 Co-Supervisor An Investigation into Insect Chemical Plume Tracking Using a Mobile Robot Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr David Harvey
2001 - 2005 Co-Supervisor The sympatric coexistence of two reproductively independent lines of the endoparasitic wasp Venturia canescens Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Harry Roberts
2001 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Biology and Ecology of the Introduced Snail Microxeromagna Armillata in South Eastern Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Angela Lush
2000 - 2004 Principal Supervisor Ecology of Mediterranean Snails in Southern Australian Agriculture: A Study of Cernuella Virgata and Cochlicella Acuta on the Yorke Peninsula Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Vanessa Cavagnaro
1998 - 2002 Principal Supervisor Food foraging in adult parasitoid Cotesia rubecula: how sugar sources contribute to survival and reproduction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Gitta Siekmann
1998 - 2002 Principal Supervisor Factors affecting the establishment and release strategies for a classical biological control agent, the horehound plume moth (Wheeleria spilodactylus) in SA Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Jeanine Baker
1997 - 2003 Co-Supervisor THE BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF THE QUANDONG MOTH, Paraepermenia santaliella LEPIDOPTERA: EPERMENIIDAE Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Kaye Ferguson

Board Memberships

Date Role Board name Institution name Country
2016 - ongoing Chair Board of Directors, ACPFG Pty Ltd Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics Pty Ltd Australia
2013 - ongoing Director Board of Directors, Australian Grain Technologies Australian Grain Technologies Australia

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2014 - ongoing Member Grains Industry National Research, Development and Extension Strategy Committee Australia
2013 - ongoing Member Vegetable Farm Pruductivity, Resource Use and Management Committee Horticulture Innovation Australia Australia
Position
Emeritus Professor
Phone
83132229
Fax
8313 7109
Campus
Waite
Building
Charles Hawker Building
Room Number
126
Org Unit
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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