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Gaul, Sonia, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Environmental Biology/Chemistry

Contact Information:

32 Main St.
Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 1J5
Telephone: 902-365-8572
Fax: 902-365-8455
Email: sonia.gaul@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • human nutrition
  • hemiptera
  • lepidoptera
  • fungicide
  • food safety-chemical
  • calcium
  • diptera
  • residues
  • interaction
  • pest resistance and pesticides
  • ipm
  • environmental impact
  • toxicology
  • analysis
  • Integrated pest management in berry crops and orchard crops
  • Identification of semiochemicals useful in management of selected insect pests in horticulture
  • Management of stinging mirid insects in apple orchards
  • Vegetative field management of insects in lowbush blueberry
  • Identification of larvae in fruit using DNA diagnostics
  • Interaction of chemicals in agroecosystems
  • Investigation of endocrine disruptors in water in agroecosystems
  • Investigation of resistance in insects using toxicology and molecular biology

Current Projects:

  • Integrated pest management of the rhagoletis mendax
  • Assess adoption, efficacy & impact of BMPs & IPM
  • Develop reduced risk technologies and BMPs for management of insect and mite pests of berry crops

Research publications

2016

2014

2013

2010

2009

Other science related publications

2013

  • Vincent, C., Lemoyne, P., Gaul, S.O., and MacKenzie, K.C. (2013). "Blueberry maggot and extreme low temperatures.", Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of America, Austin, Texas, USA, November 10-13, 2013. (Poster)

2011

  • Gaul, S.O., Estabrooks, E.N., Vincent, C., and MacKenzie, K.C. (2011). "Predicted emergence of Rhagoletis mendax (Diptera: Tephritidae) in lowbush blueberry and presence in north western New Brunswick, Canada.", Entomological Society of Canada 61st and Acadian Entomological Society 71st joint Annual Meeting, Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, November 6-9, 2011. (Poster)
  • Gaul, S.O., Fillmore, S.A.E., and MacKenzie, K.C. (2011). "A linear degree day model to predict Rhagoletis mendax emergence in Nova Scotia.", Wild Blueberry Producers Association of Nova Scotia Annual Meeting, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, November 18, 2011.
  • Gaul, S.O., Vincent, C., and MacKenzie, K.C. (2011). "Influence of the bioassay and blueberry volatiles on Rhagoletis mendax (Diptera:Tephritidae) response.", Entomological Society of Canada 61st and Acadian Entomological Society 71st joint Annual Meeting, Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, November 6-9, 2011.
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