Gibson, Gary, Ph.D.

Research Scientist


Contact Information:

960 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-759-1823
Fax: 613-759-1927
Email: gary.gibson@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • parasites of wood-boring beetles (coleoptera)
  • hyperparasites of aphids
  • parasites of filth-breeding flies
  • taxonomic databasing
  • diversity
  • identification aids to north american chalcidoid genera
  • pteromalidae
  • identification of chalcidoid parasitic wasps (chalcidoidea)
  • eupelmidae
  • hymenoptera (symphyta)
  • evolutionary relationships of chalcidoidea
  • chalcidoidea
  • classification of hymenoptera
  • taxonomy
  • systematics
  • apocrita
  • faunistics
  • functional and comparative morphology

Current Projects:

  • Assess interactions and impacts between invasive alien species, agricultural practices and arthropod biodiversity
  • Develop a national arthropod information system through the Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids & Nematodes, provision of expert identification, consultation & training
  • Develop systematic knowledge of arthropod pests, beneficial arthropods, and environmentally sensitive arthropods

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2015

  • Haye, T., Mason, P.G., Gillespie, D.R., Miall, J.H., Gibson, G.A.P., Diaconu, A., Brauner, A.M., and Kuhlmann, U. (2015). "Determining the host specificity of the biological control agent Trichomalus perfectus (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae): the importance of ecological host range.", Biocontrol Science and Technology, 25(1), pp. 21-47. doi : 10.1080/09583157.2014.945900

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2013

  • Floate, K.D., Lysyk, T.J., and Gibson, G.A.P. (2013). "Haematobia irritans L., Horn Fly, Musca domestica L., House Fly, and Stomoxys calcitrans (L.), Stable Fly (Diptera: Muscidae).", in Mason, P.G. and Gillespie, D.R. (eds.) - Biological Control Programmes in Canada 2001-2012, CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK, Chapter 25, pp. 182-191.
  • Vincent, C., Huber, J., Gibson, G.A.P., and Goulet, H. (2013). "Spotted Tentiform Leafminer, Phyllorycter blancardella F. (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae).", in Mason, P.G. and Gillespie, D.R. (eds.) - Biological Control Programmes in Canada 2001-2012, CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK, pp. 244-247.

2012

  • Gibson, G.A.P., Marco, G., and Umberto, B. (2012). "Cryptic species of the Necremnus tidius complex (Hym.: Eulophidae) revealed through molecules.", Entomological Society of Canada 62nd and Entomological Society of Alberta 60th joint Annual Meeting, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Edmonton, AB, Canada, November 4-7, 2012, #68. (Abstract)
  • Mason, P.G., Haye, T., Gillespie, D.R., Miall, J.H., Gibson, G.A.P., Dosdall, L.M., Kuhlmann, U., and Bouchard, P. (2012). "Risk assessment of biocontrol agents: the case of cabbage seedpod weevil, Ceutorhynchus obstrictus.", Entomological Society of Canada 62nd and Entomological Society of Alberta 60th joint Annual Meeting, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Edmonton, AB, Canada, November 4-7, 2012, #126. (Abstract)
  • Mason, P.G., Haye, T., Gillespie, D.R., Miall, J.H., Gibson, G.A.P., Kuhlmann, U., and Bouchard, P. (2012). "Environmental risk assessment of biological control agents in Canada: the cabbage seedpod weevil, Ceutorhynchus obstrictus, case study.", 24th International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2012) and International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC) Global Symposium, Daegu, South Korea, August 19-25, 2012. (Presentation)

2011

  • Gibson, G.A.P. (2011). "What is Lyrcus (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae)?", 59th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, NV, USA, November 13-16, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Mason, P.G., Haye, T., Gillespie, D.R., Dosdall, L.M., Kuhlmann, U., Broadbent, A.B., and Gibson, G.A.P. (2011). "Parasitoid communities of cabbage seedpod weevil: are native species enough?", Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada and Acadian Entomological Society, Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, November 6-9, 2011. (Presentation)