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Moreau, Debra L., Ph.D.

Research scientist - Entomology

Contact Information:

32 Main Street
Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 1J5
Telephone: 902-365-8494

Areas of Expertise:

  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Insect ecology
  • Insect vectors of disease in small fruits
  • GIS landscape assessment

Current Projects:

  • Characterization of terroir in wine-grape regions in Nova Scotia.
  • Determine status and management of key pests and viruses in commercial vineyards in Atlantic Canada.
  • Prevalence of phytoplasmas associated with blueberries in Canada and validation of LAMP method.
  • Impact of spotted wing drosophila populations on the commercial production of lowbush and highbush blueberry in Eastern Canada.
  • Development of guide to insects of wine-grape in Canada.
  • Study status, spread, and management of aphid vectors of strawberry decline disease.


  • Adjunct Professor - Acadia University
  • Member of the Entomological Society of Canada
  • Member of the Acadian Entomological Society
  • Member of the Entomological Society of America
  • AAFC-PMC National Working Group on Insect Pests of Berry Crops
  • AAFC-PMC Canadian Technical Working Group on Spotted Wing Drosophila

Research publications


  • Borza, A.D., Annan, N.T., Moreau, D.L., Allan-Wojtas, P., Ghanem, A., Rousseau, D., Paulson, A.T., and Truelstrup Hansen, L. (2010). "Microencapsulation in genipin cross-linked gelatine-maltodextrin improves survival of Bifidobacterium adolescentis during exposure to in vitro gastrointestinal conditions.", Journal of Microencapsulation, 27(5), pp. 387-399.

Other science related publications


  • Gillis, J., Bezanson, G.S., and Moreau, D.L. (2012). "Association of E. coli with various insect species emerging from the Thomas brook watershed.", AAFC-WEBS Thomas Brook Technical Workshop, Kentville, NS, Canada, October 17, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Moreau, D.L. and Foster, L.J. (2012). Spotted wing drosophila: An update for Nova Scotia. - 148th Annual Report 2011 Nova Scotia Fruit Growers’ Association ( pp. 144-147). (Report)


  • Song, J., Forney, C.F., Moreau, D.L., Jordan, M.A., Fillmore, S.A.E., and Munro, K.D. (2010). "Effect of fruit maturity and cutting on the respiration and volatile production of apple fruit.", 28th International Horticultural Congress (IHC2010): Postharvest technology in global market, Lisboa Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal, August 22-27, 2010. (Poster)


  • Fan, L., Moreau, D.L., Allan-Wojtas, P., Doucette, C., Fillmore, S.A.E., and Walker, B.A. (2009). "Enumeration of lactic acid bacteria and evaluation of shelf life of a new type of yogurt’.", 9th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, USA, June 6-9, 2009.
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