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dc.contributor.advisorLeusch, Frederic
dc.contributor.authorWallace, Erin Louiseen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:18:39Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:18:39Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/365473
dc.description.abstractOutbreaks of insect pests pose a serious threat to local economies and global food production, with as much as 15% of global crop production lost to herbivorous insects annually. Outbreaks of transboundary pests and diseases that affect food crops have increased in frequency in conjunction with globalization, international trade and the impacts of climate change. Indeed, increasing global temperatures are predicted to increase the distribution, rate of development, survival and population density of many pest insects. Such changes have important ramifications for host plant exploitation. The Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) is Australia’s worst horticultural pest, and is feared by international buyers of Australian produce. Like other Tephritid fruit fly species, B. tryoni has the potential to breach quarantine barriers via human mediated transport, and can rapidly establish in ‘new’ environments. This pest species is responsible for an estimated AU$28.5 million in annual yield loss, management costs and loss to domestic and international markets. Increasing and ongoing outbreaks of B. tryoni in Australia’s major growing regions has put international trade in jeopardy.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.en_US
dc.subject.keywordsBactrocera tryonien_US
dc.subject.keywordsFruit flyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsHorticultural pestsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsFruit fly life cycleen_US
dc.titleInvestigating Life History Stages and Methods to Interrupt the Life Cycle, and Suppress Offspring Production, in the Queensland Fruit Fly (Bactrocera tryoni)en_US
dc.typeGriffith thesisen_US
dc.date.embargoEnd2018-06-27en_US
gro.facultyScience, Environment, Engineering and Technologyen_US
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
dc.contributor.otheradvisorCarroll, Anthony
dc.contributor.otheradvisorWild, Clyde
dc.contributor.otheradvisorDrew, Richard
dc.rights.accessRightsRestricted (for period of time)en_US
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1505802765463en_US
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0en_US
gro.source.GURTshelfnoGURTen_US
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)en_US
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_US
gro.departmentGriffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.griffith.authorWallace, Erin Louise


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