Dr. Blas Lavandero Icaza


Títulos y grados: PhD Ecology, Lincoln University, New Zealand

Jerarquía académica:Profesor Asociado

Teléfono: 56 71 2200271


Web: www.facebook.com/biologicalcontrolchile

Línea de Investigación

My research interest relate to natural enemy movement, between crops, between crop-associated habitats and natural environments, at the population and the landscape scale. My main focus had to do with the use of these habitats in relation to biological control. Understanding the seasonal movement of natural enemies and the quantification of the role of 'sinks' or 'sources' of predators and parasitoids in agroecosystems has been carried out in my lab, using a combination of molecular (diet analyses), population genetics (microsatellite markers) and behavioral approaches. More recently I have focused on the role of landscape composition and configuration on the interplay of natural enemy assemblages on pest control.

Publicaciones Seleccionadas

Lista completa y textos completos en https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Blas_Lavandero

  • Raymond L, Plantegenest M, Gagic V, Navasse Y and Lavandero, B (2015) How generalized are generalist aphid parasitoids? Journal of Pest Science. (Accepted).

  • Raymond L, Ortiz-Martinez S and Lavandero, B (2015) Temporal variability of aphid biological control in contrasting landscape contexts. Biological Control (Accepted).

  • Zepeda-Paulo F, Lavandero B, Maheo F, Dion E, Outreman Y, Simon JC and Figueroa CC (2015) Does sex-biased dispersal account for the lack of geographic and host-associated differentiation in introduced populations of an aphid parasitoid? Ecology and Evolution. (In press).

  • Zepeda-Paulo F, Ortiz-Martinez S, Figueroa CC and Lavandero B (2013) Adaptive evolution of a generalist parasitoid: implications for the effectiveness of biological control agents, Evolutionay Applications. 6. 983-999.

  • Ortiz-Martínez S, Ramírez CC and Lavandero B (2013) Host acceptance behavior of the parasitoid Aphelinus mali and its aphid-host Eriosoma lanigerum on two Rosaceae plant species, Journal of Pest Science. 86:659–667.

  • Lavandero B and Tylianakis J (2013) Genotype matching in a parasitoid-host genotypic food web: an approach for measuring effects of environmental change. Molecular Ecology. 22: 229-238.

  • Lavandero B, Figueroa CC, Franck P and Mendez A (2011) Estimating Gene Flow Between Refuges and Crops: A Case Study of the Biological Control of Eriosoma lanigerum by Aphelinus mali in Apple Orchards. PLoS ONE. 6: 11.

  • Lavandero B, Wratten SD, Didham RK and Gurr G (2006) Increasing floral diversity for selective enhancement of biological control agents: a double-edged sward? Basic and Applied Ecology. 7: 236-243.

  • Lavandero B, Wratten SD, Shishehbor P and Worner S (2005) Enhancing the effectiveness of Diadegma semiclausum (Helen): movement after use of nectar in the field. Biological Control 34: 152-158.

  • Lavandero B, Wratten SD, Hagler J and Jervis M (2004) The need for effective marking and tracking techniques for monitoring the movements of insect predators and parasitoids. In: Special Issue International Journal of Pest Management. Lavandero, B, Wratten SD and Hagler J (editors). International Journal of Pest Management Vol 50 (3): 147-151.

  • Proyectos

  • Understanding the networks of natural enemy assemblages involved in aphid control: repercussions for sustainable pest management. FONDECYT 1140632. 2014-2018. (Main Researcher).

  • Asociate Investigator Millennium Nucleus in Molecular Ecology and Evolutionary Applications in the agroecosystems (NC120027). 2014-2015.

  • APHIWEB-Structure, strength and invasibility of aphid food webs. Seventh Framework Programme-European Comission. Marie Curie Actions. 611810. 2013-2016. (Co-Researcher).

  • Efectos de la infección con bacterias endosimbióticas secundarias en clones de áfidos sobre el control biológico de parasitoides FONDECYT Postdoc N°3140299. 2013-2016. (Sponsor).

  • Molecular mechanisms underpinning host-adaptation in a parasitoid wasp: a novel approach to increase the efficacy of biological control. FONDECYT 1130483 . 2013-2016. (Co-Researcher).

  • Putative host refuges for Aphidius ervi: colonization of early season crop fields from adjacent natural habitats FONDECYT 1110341, 2011-2013.(Main Researcher).

  • The use of plant refuges for Aphelinus mali a parasitoid of Eriosoma lanigerum: effects on the genetic structure and gene flow. International Foundation for Science (IFS) grant No C/4023-2. 2009-2010. (Main Researcher).

  • Codling moth dispersal at the orchard scale: influence of resource availability, life history and morphological traits. FONDECYT 1120374, 2012-2016 (Co- Researcher).

  • Manipulando el trasvasije (“spillover”) de depredadores para incrementar el control biológico en paisajes en mosaicos. Atracción de Capital Humano Avanzado del Extranjero, Modalidad de Estadías Cortas. 2009-2011. (Main Researcher).

  • The use of plant refuges for Aphelinus mali a parasitoid of Eriosoma lanigerum: effects on the genetic structure and gene flow. FONDECYT 11080013, 2008-2010. (Main Researcher).