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Wist, Tyler, Ph.D.

Research Scientist-Field Crops Entomologist

Contact Information:

107 Science Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 0X2
Telephone: 306-385-9379
Email: Tyler.Wist@Canada.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Field crop entomology
  • Horticultural entomology
  • Cereal-Aphid Predator and Prey Interactions
  • Biological Control of Insect Pests
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Aster leafhopper, vector of the aster yellows phytoplama, ecology.
  • Consequences of phytoplasma infection on plant growth: canola, Camelina, wheat
  • Chemical Ecology of Insect-Plant Interactions
  • Pollinator ecology

Current Projects:

  • Refining and making accessible a dynamic action threshold model to describe population interactions of cereal aphids and their predators
  • Aster yellows infection and population dynamics of the aster leafhopper in wheat, canola and Camelina in Western Canada
  • New tools for integrated pest management of orange wheat blossom midge
  • Integrated approaches for Flea beetle control –Economic thresholds, prediction models, landscape effects, and natural enemies
  • Validation of lygus and other insect pest thresholds in commercial farms throughout the Prairie Provinces
  • Development of new strategies for control of parasites in Alfalfa Leafcutter Bee Populations
  • Developing a “push-pull” control strategy for greenhouse pests of tomato

Affiliations:

  • AAFC Saskatoon Research and Development Centre
  • Entomological Society of Canada
  • Entomological Society of America
  • Entomological Society of Saskatchewan (President)

Research publications

2017

2015

Other science related publications

2019

  • Otani, J., Soroka, J., Elliott, B., Olfert, O., Costamagna, A., Carcamo, H., Nagalingham, T., Gavloski, J., Wist, T. 2019. Flea beetles in canola. 2019 FarmTech held January 29-31, 2019, at Edmonton, Alberta. Invited speaker.

2016

  • Greenhouse pest control takes a new push-pull approach
  • Nagalingham, T., T.F.S. Guimaraes, J. OTANI, H. Carcamo, T. Wist, J. Gavloski, A.C. Costamagna. 2016. Species composition and seasonal pattern of occurrence of flea beetles in the prairies. The 72nd Meeting of the Entomological Society of Manitoba held at Winnipeg MB from October 28-29, 2016.
  • Wist, T. and Svendsen, E. (2016). "Update on the cereal aphid DAT project.", Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Meeting, Saskatoon Research and Development Centre, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, March 22, 2016. (Presentation)

2015

  • Otani, J.K., Costamagna, A., Szeitz, A., Cárcamo, H.A., and Wist, T. (2015). "Sticking with flea beetles in canola – Examining species, thresholds and beyond.", Joint Annual Meeting of the Société d’entomologie du Québec and the Entomological Society of Canad, Montreal, QC, Canada, November 8-11, 2015, pp. 20. (Poster)
  • Otani, J.K., Szeitz, A., Costamagna, A., Cárcamo, H.A., and Wist, T. (2015). "Sticking with flea beetles in canola – Examining species, thresholds and beyond.", Joint Annual Meeting of the Société d’entomologie du Québec and the Entomological Society of Canad, Montreal, QC, Canada, November 8-11, 2015, pp. 20.
  • Philip, H., Svendsen, E., Olfert, O.O., Olivier, C.Y., Cárcamo, H.A., Soroka, J.J., Otani, J.K., and Wist, T. (2015). Field Crop and Forage Pests and their Natural Enemies in Western Canada – Identification and Management Field Guide. (Report)
  • Wist, T., van Baaren, J., Olfert, O.O., and Svendsen, E. (2015). "Parasitism and life history of Aphidius avenaphis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) on two cereal aphid species in Saskatchewan (2015). (Published on the internet at: www.cps-scp.ca/publications.shtml)", - 2015 Pest Management Research Reports 2015 Growing Season. V. 54, Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS).

2014

  • Wist, T., Olivier, C.Y., Gavloski, J.E., and Olfert, O.O. (2014). "Development of a dynamic action threshold for aphids in cereal crops.", 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of Saskatchewan and Entomological Society of Canada, Saskatoon SK, Canada, September 28-October 1, 2014.
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