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

  • Khatib, F.AL., Fusu, L., Cruaud, A., Gibson, G.A.P., Borowiec, N., Rasplus, J.-Y., Rispail, N., and Delvare, G. (2014). "An integrative approach to species discrimination in the Eupelmus urozonus complex (Hymenoptera, Eupelmidae), with the description of 11 new species from the Western Palaearctic.", Systematic Entomology, 39(4), pp. 806-862. doi : 10.1111/syen.12089

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)