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Cossentine, Joan, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Insect Biological Control

Contact Information:

4200 Highway 97
Box 5000
Summerland, British Columbia V0H 1Z0
Telephone: 250-494-6366
Fax: 250-494-0755
Email: joan.cossentine@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • The biology and ecology of indigenous parasitoids within orchard agro-ecosystems;
  • Classical introduction of exotic parasitoids for long term suppression of key orchard pests and new invasive species;
  • Invertebrate pathology;
  • The impact of host pathogens on parasitoids;
  • The development of biological control strategies.

Current Projects:

  • Biological control of orchard leafrollers
  • Develop and evaluate microbial agents for biological control of arthropod pests
  • Discover, develop and implement arthropor agents for biological control of arthorod pests and weeds.

Research publications

2015

2013

  • Cossentine, J.E., Aurelian, V.M., and Judd, G.J.R. (2013). "Synanthedon myopaeformis (Borkhausen), apple clearwing moth (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae).", in Mason, P.G. and Gillespie, D.R. (eds.) - Biological Control Programmes in Canada 2001-2012, CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK, pp. 285-291.

2011

2009

Other science related publications

2016

  • Cossentine, J.E, Mason, PG, Brauner, AM, Gariepy, TD, Fraser, HM, Pate, E, Blatt, SE, Robertson, MC and Franklin, JL. 2016. Parasitism of apple leaf curling midge in Canadian apple orchards. Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, February
  • Cossentine, J.E., Mason, P.G., Brauner, A.M., Gariepy, T.D., Fraser, H.M., Pate, E., Blatt, S.E., Robertson, M.C., and Franklin, J.L. (2016). "Parasitism of Apple Leaf Curling Midge in Canadian Apple Orchards.", Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention 2016, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, February, 2016.

2015

  • Cossentine, J.E. (2015). "Spotted wing Drosophila biocontrol.", British Columbia Cherry Association Research Review Meeting, Summerland, BC, Canada, November 24, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Cossentine, J.E. and Robertson, M.C. (2015). "Drosophila suzukii fungal infections and transmissions - a potential field suppression strategy.", 48th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology and International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, August 9-13, 2015.
  • Cossentine, J.E., Blatt, S.E., Mason, P.G., Brauner, A.M., Franklin, J.L., Robertson, M.C., and Gariepy, T.D. (2015). "Understanding parasitism of Dasineura mali (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in Canadian apple orchards.", Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Quebec and Canada, Montréal, Québec, Canada, November 2015. (Poster)
  • Cossentine, J.E., Mason, P.G., Brauner, A.M., Fraser, H.M., Grigg-McGuffin, K., Appleby, M.E., Gariepy, T.D., Blatt, S.E., Franklin, J.L., Robertson, M.C., and Hueppelsheuser, T. (2015). "Apple Leaf Curling Midge: Identifying the Natural Enemy Complex.", Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, February 2015.
  • Toivonen, P.M.A., Cossentine, J.E., O'Gorman, D.T., and Urbez-Torres, J.R. (2015 Confidential). Progress Report for Project ID number J-000378. P020-BCFGA- Canadian Tree Fruit Products Development - Activity 3: Postharvest characterization of apple and sweet cherry quality. (Report)

2014

  • Cossentine, J.E. (2014). "Microbial pathogens for biocontrol of spotted wing Drosophila (SWD).", British Columbia Cherry Association Annual Meeting and Research Review, Kelowna, BC, Canada, February 21, 2014. (Presentation)
  • Cossentine, J.E. and Smirle, M.J. (2014). "Microbial pathogens for biocontrol of spotted wing Drosophila.", British Columbia Cherry Association Annual General Meeting, Kelowna, BC, Canada, February 21, 2014. (Presentation)
  • Cossentine, J.E., Blatt, S.E., Mason, P.G., Franklin, J.L., Brauner, A.M., Robertson, M.C., Appleby, M.E., Grigg-McGuffin, K., Fraser, H.M., Hueppelsheuser, T., and Gariepy, T.D. (2014). "Adventures in moving. The challenges in introducing a classical biological control agent into other provinces.", 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of Saskatchewan and Entomological Society of Canada, Saskatoon SK, Canada, September 28-October 1, 2014.
  • Cossentine, J.E., Blatt, S.E., Mason, P.G., Franklin, J.L., Brauner, A.M., Robertson, M.C., Appleby, M.E., Grigg-McGuffin, K., Fraser, H.M., Hueppelsheuser, T., and Gariepy, T.D. (2014). "Adventures in moving: The challenges in introducing a classical biological control agent into other provinces.", 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of Saskatchewan and Entomological Society of Canada, Saskatoon SK, Canada, September 28-October 1, 2014, Poster Presentation.
  • Toivonen, P.M.A., O'Gorman, D.T., and Cossentine, J.E. (2014). Progress Report for Project ID number J-000378. P020-BCFGA-Canadian Tree Fruit Products Development - Activity 3: Postharvest characterization of apple and sweet cherry quality. AIP-ASP reporting: Okanagan Plant Improvement Company (PICO)/Scientist Meeting Agenda – March 26, 2014: PARC-Summerland. (Report)

2013

  • Cossentine, J.E. and Vincent, C. (2013). "Cydia pomonella (L.), Codling Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae).", in Mason, P.G. and Gillespie, D.R. (eds.) - Biological Control Programmes in Canada 2001-2012, CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK, pp. 139-141.
  • Cossentine, J.E., Vincent, C., Smirle, M.J., and Côté, J.-C. (2013). "Choristoneura rosaceana, obliquebanded leafroller (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae).", in Mason, P.G. and Gillespie, D.R. (eds.) - Biological Control Programmes in Canada 2001-2012, CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK, pp. 130-134.
  • Cossentine, J.E., Xu, D., and Côté, J.-C. (2013). "Drosophila suzukii: searching for a microbial control.", Annual Conference on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, August 2013. (Abstract)

2012

  • Lowery, D.T., Johnson, T.S., Cossentine, J.E., and Cory, J. (2012). "Cool caterpillars: Low temperature biological control of a climbing cutworm.", Entomological Society of America (ESA) 60th Annual Meeting, Knoxville Convention Centre, Knoxville, TN, USA, November 11-14, 2012, VP34. (Poster)

2011

  • Cossentine, J.E. (2011). "A new orchard pest in the Okanagan - the spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii).", Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre Open House, Summerland, BC, Canada, September 24, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Erlandson, M.A., Maghodia, A.B., Cossentine, J.E., Lowery, D.T., and Theilmann, D.A. (2011). "Genome structure of a nucleopolyhedrovirus infecting Abagrotis reedi, a cutworm pest of vineyards.", 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology, Halifax, NS, Canada, August 7-11, 2011. (Poster)
  • Johnson, S., Lowery, D.T., Cory, J.S., and Cossentine, J.E. (2011). "Mycosis at cool temperatures: the susceptibility of the temperate grape cutworm Abagrotis orbis to entomopathogenic fungi.", 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology, Halifax, NS, Canada, August 7-11, 2011. (Poster)
  • Johnson, S., Lowery, D.T., Cory, J.S., and Cossentine, J.E. (2011). "Mycosis at cool temperatures: the susceptibility of the temperate grape cutworm Abagrotis orbis to entomopathogenic fungi.", Entomological Society of British Columbia 2011 Annual General Meeting, Abbotsford, BC, Canada, October 14, 2011.

2009

  • Cossentine, J.E., Judd, G.J.R., Bissett, J.D., and Lacey, L.A. (2009). "Susceptibility of apple clearwing moth larvae, Synanthedon myopaeformis (Borkhausen) (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) to Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin and Metarhizium brunneum (Petch).", 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology, Grand Summit Hotel, Park City, UT, USA, August 16-20, 2009.
  • Cossentine, J.E., Lacey, L.A., and Judd, G.J.R. (2009). "Apple clearwing moth: progress on three non-chemical control strategies.", 40th Annual Horticultural Forum and Trade Show, Penticton, BC, Canada, November 12-13, 2009. (Poster)
  • Cossentine, J.E., Randall, P., and Lacey, L.A. (2009). "Lethal encounters in Synanthedon tunnels: apple clearwing moth larvae and entompthogenic fungi and nematodes.", 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology, Grand Summit Hotel, Park City, UT, USA, August 16-20, 2009, MC-2. (Poster)
  • Lacey, L.A. and Cossentine, J.E. (2009). "Microbial control of Apple Clearwing Moth.", 83rd Annual Western Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference, Hilton Portland, Portland, OR, USA, January 13-15, 2009, pp. 59. (Poster)
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