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Abram, Paul, Ph.D.

Research Scientist – Biological Control of Insect Pests

Contact Information:

6947 Hwy #7
PO Box 1000
Agassiz, British-Columbia V0M 1A0
Telephone: 604-796-6075

Areas of Expertise:

  • Biological control of invasive alien insect pests in horticultural crops
  • Behaviour and ecology of insect parasitoids and predators
  • Efficacy testing and non-target assessment of biological control agents

Current Projects:

  • Assessing biotic mortality factors affecting invasive insect pests in Canada
  • Testing prospective inundative biological control strategies against invasive insect pests of small fruits
  • Development of methodology to predict non-target impacts of biological control agents
  • Developing rearing methods and ecological data for non-target indigenous insects


  • Member, Entomological Society of Canada
  • Member, International Organization for Biological Control

Research publications


  • P.K. Abram, E.J. Talamas, S. Acheampong, P.G. Mason, and T.D. Gariepy (2019). First detection of the samurai wasp, Trissolcus japonicus (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) in Canada. Journal of Hymenoptera Research (in press).
  • P.K. Abram, J. Brodeur, A. Urbaneja, and A. Tena (2019). Non-reproductive effects of insect parasitoids on their hosts. Annual Review of Entomology 64:259-276.



  • Abram, P. K., Hueppelsheuser, T., Acheampong, S., Clarke, P., Douglas, H., & Gariepy, T. D. (2018). Evidence of established brown marmorated stink bug populations in British Columbia, Canada. Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia, 114, 83-86.
  • Evidence of established brown marmorated stink bug populations in British Columbia, Canada Paul K. Abram, Tracy Hueppelsheuser, Susanna Acheampong, Peggy Clarke, Hume Douglas, Tara D. Gariepy
  • J. Brodeur, P.K. Abram, G.E. Heimpel, and R.H. Messing (2018). Trends in biological control: awareness, international networking and research interest. BioControl 63:11-26.
  • P.K. Abram, K.A. Hoelmer et al. (2017). Indigenous arthropod natural enemies of the brown marmorated stink bug in North America and Europe. Journal of Pest Science 90:1009-1020.





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