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  • West Mains Road, Kings Buildings

    EH9 3JG Edinburgh

    United Kingdom

1993 …2022
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Current employment

 

Applied Practice, Crop & Soil Systems, SRUC (formerly SAC), West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG

 

Qualifications

 

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences – Plymouth Polytechnic 1983

 

PhD Insect Behaviour (Insect-Plant Interactions) – University of Hertfordshire 1991

 

Employment history

 

1983-1984         Research Assistant, The Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

 

1984-1986         Research Assistant, Department of Zoology, University of Aberdeen

 

1986                 Research Assistant, The Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

 

1991-2013         Research Entomologist/Nematologist, SAC (SRUC since October 2012), Edinburgh

 

2013 (June) -    Applied Practice, SRUC, Edinburgh

 

 

Role and responsibilities in current employment

 

 

Applied Practice Team

  • Disseminate R&D findings from Crop & Soil Systems teams to industry and via training
  • Gather intelligence on cropping issues from practice
  • Increase industry influence and improve transfer of crop science to outcomes

 

Research

  • Develop new research proposals with Scottish Government, Defra, AHDB (Cereals & Oilseeds, Horticulture, Potatoes)), BBSRC, industry (e.g. Agrochemical companies) and other potential funding contractors
  • Develop links with other R&D organisations (e.g. James Hutton Institute, Fera, Nottingham University, Teagasc, Harper-Adams University, AgResearch NZ)
  • Communicate R&D outcomes via scientific journals, conferences, meetings and internally through the SRUC Applied Practice Team, and externally through knowledge transfer activity
  • Manage research projects (Defra, Scottish Government, AHDB and industry)
  • Manage and develop staff and postgraduate students
  • Represent SRUC interests on external bodies (e.g. Pesticides Forum, National Horticultural Forum, NFUS, Scottish Aphid-Virus Working Group)

 

Consultancy

  • Provide specialist support and training to field-based agricultural/horticultural consultants (SAC Consulting)
  • Diagnose cause of crop problems submitted to SRUC Crop Clinic by SAC consultants and others
  • Diagnose problems on material submitted by advisers/trade/growers and on visits to agricultural and horticultural crops
  • Manage consultancy projects (e.g. mosquito monitoring, airport pest monitoring)
  • Undertake knowledge transfer activities through FAS, SAC Consulting, levy boards (AHDB), Scottish Government and others
  • Provide specialist response to Scottish Government queries (e.g. EU PCN Directive, neonicotinoid impact on bees)
  • Contribute to and co-edit SRUC Crop Protection Report (20 issues a year)
  • Write SRUC/SAC/FAS Technical Reports
  • Oversee crop monitoring
  • Manage staff involved in crop monitoring and analysis of data arising

 

Education

  • Teach and manage students from HND up to PhD (7 successful PhD students, 4 current) in various agricultural, horticultural and environmental topics including pest management, mode of action of pesticides and fate in the environment, climate change and invasive species
  • MSc Environmental Protection and Management (module co-ordinator Land Use & Environmental Interactions)
  • Supervise MSc project students (20)
  • HND Year 1 –  Plant protection (Horticulture)
  • HND Year 1 - Pests, diseases, weeds and disorders of garden plants
  • HND Year 2 - Plant Protection: Integrated Approaches
  • HND Year 2 - Specialised Field Crops (Crop Protection)
  • BSc  Year 3 – New perspectives in plant protection
  • BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Agriculture)
  • BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Amenity)
  • Manage and coach SRUC and University of Edinburgh honours degree students
  • Manage and coach PhD postgraduate students

 

Summary of main research interests

 

My research interests revolve around integrated pest and disease management (IPM) in arable and horticultural crops. Development of pest management approaches for the control of insect, slug and nematode pests of crops encompasses a wide range of techniques and novel methods, and research I have been, and currently involved with utilises semiochemicals, visual attraction, trap cropping, biofumigation, biological control (including biopesticides), and induction of crop natural defences.

Nematode pests of arable crops (particularly potatoes) are also of interest, and research is ongoing into developing damage thresholds and IPM programmes for their control.

I am also involved in evaluating the impact of climate on the distribution of pests and disease, with modelling of the potential changes in their distribution due to climate change.

 

Selected current and completed research projects

  • Climate change adaptation for Scottish rural land use (Scottish Government RESAS, WP3.2)
  • Prevention and control of important endemic and new diseases of plants (Scottish Government RESAS, WP6.4)
  • Advanced detection of insects and other pests in salads (Defra and commercially funded)
  • Research to assess preparedness of England’s natural resources for a changing climate: Part 2 - assessing the type and level of adaptation action required to address climate risks in the ‘vulnerability hotspots’ (Defra)
  • Advanced detection of insects and other organic foreign bodies (Defra and commercially funded)
  • Aphids and virus transmission in seed potato crops (AHDB Potatoes)
  • Strategies for quantifying and controlling free living nematode populations and consequent damage by tobacco rattle virus to improve potato yield and quality (Innovate UK, AHDB Potatoes and commercially funded)
  • Risk posed by free living nematode species to the high health status of Scottish seed potatoes (Scottish Government RESAS)
  • Novel approaches for the management of cabbage root fly (AHDB Horticulture)
  • Enhancing the monitoring and trapping of protected crop pests by incorporating LED technology into existing traps (AHDB Horticulture)
  • Enhancing management of wheat bulb fly via the use of lure and kill and assessment of egg numbers (AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds)
  • Novel Approaches to the Control and Management of the Field Slug (AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds)
  • Evaluating physical barriers for the management of horticultural insect pests (Defra)
  • The use of carbon dioxide as an anaesthetic/muscle relaxant to aid removal of invertebrate contaminants in salad crops (AHDB Horticulture)
  • Novel approaches to invertebrate control in horticultural crops – enhancing the efficacy of physical barriers (Defra)
  • Evaluation and development of a novel slug management barrier (Molluskit)
  • Investigation into the influence of water quality on the efficacy of reduced doses of pesticides (AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds)
  • Commercial projects on evaluating pesticides in glasshouse and field trials (Syngenta, Omex, BayerCropscience, DuPont, Illovo, Neemco and others)
  • Phosphorus Capture and Recycle in a Plant Bio-Stimulant (Innovate UK)
  • An innovative bio-refinery integration: Chitin production from crab shell waste – iCrab (Innovate UK)
  • Evaluation of the efficacy of biofumigant crops for management of potato cyst nematodes (AHDB Potatoes)
  • Novel approaches for the management of leaf and bud nematodes (Aphelenchoides spp) in hardy nursery stock (AHDB Horticulture)
  • Evaluation of the efficacy and timing of molluscicide treatments in potato crops (AHDB Potatoes)
  • The establishment and management of Ecological Focus Areas to enhance ecosystem services and integrated pest management (Teagasc)
  • Leatherjacket Biocontrol: Identifying the role of the soil microbiome in the occurrence and potential control of Leatherjackets (Tipula spp) (Teagasc)
  • Oilseed rape and pollinators: the impact of variety on resource availability and pollination resilience (E3 DTP University of Edinburgh)
  • Enhancing the soil food web to control soil dwelling pests of field vegetables (Teagasc)
  • Novel control of the sheep scab mite, Psoroptes ovis (AHDB Beef & Lamb)
  • SRUC Crops liaison with The Agricultural Engineering Precision Innovation Centre (Agri-EPI Centre)

 

 

Measures of esteem

 

  • AAB – Member of Cropping & Environment Group committee (2009 to present)
  • AAB – Member of Entomology Group committee (2000 to 2009)
  • Journal referee
  • External examiner (PhD)
  • Member of Scottish Aphid-Virus Working Group
  • Member of Insecticide Resistance Action Group (IRAG)
  • Peer-reviewer of research grant applications (BBSRC)
  • Member of NFUS Voluntary Initiative group
  • Member of British Crop Protection Council (BCPC) Pests and Beneficials Group

 

Specific skills

 

 

  • Writing scientific papers, technical reports, research proposals
  • Research and consultancy project management
  • Staff management and development
  • Data handling and statistical analysis (Minitab, Genstat)
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Computing skills (Microsoft Office, CLIMEX)
  • Knowledge transfer at all levels (academic, technical, grower, public) – written and oral
  • Conference organisation (Royal Entomological Society, AAB)

 

                           

Publications

 

 

 

Dolan, A., Malloch, G., Highet, F., Evans, A. (2020). Monitoring for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Halyomorpha halys in Scotland. PHC2019/01, Commissioned by the Plant Health Centre. In press.

Evans, K.A. (2020). Implications of pesticide withdrawals on the Scottish Agricultural and Horticultural Industry. Proceedings Crop Production in Northern Britain 2020. In press.

Evans, K.A. (2020). Potential impacts arising from pesticide withdrawals to Scotland's plant health. PHC2018/15, Commissioned by the Plant Health Centre. In press.

Back, M., Barker, A, Evans, A. (2019).  Evaluation of the efficacy of biofumigant crops for management of potato cyst nematodes. Report No. 2019/5. AHDB. https://potatoes.ahdb.org.uk/sites/default/files/publication_upload/R476%20Final%20Report_180419%20to%20publish.pdf

Burnett, F. & Evans, A. (2018). Impact on Scottish crops if the molluscicide metaldehyde is withdrawn PHC2018/02, Commissioned by the Plant Health Centre. https://www.planthealthcentre.scot/sites/www.planthealthcentre.scot/files/2019-02/phc2018_02_project_report_-_metaldehyde_withdrawal_0.pdf

Evans, A. & Barker, A. (2017). Evaluation of the efficacy and timing of molluscicide treatments in potato crops 2015 & 2016. Final report. AHDB. https://potatoes.ahdb.org.uk/sites/default/files/publication_upload/111200025_final%20report.pdf

Evans, A. & Fang, Z. (2017). Strategies for Quantifying and Controlling Free Living Nematode Populations and Consequent Damage by Tobacco Rattle Virus to Improve Potato Yield and Quality Work package 2 (Field Trials). Final report. Ref: R440. AHDB. https://potatoes.ahdb.org.uk/sites/default/files/publication_upload/R440%20WP2.pdf

Rotifa, I & Evans, A. (2016). Novel approaches for the management of leaf and bud nematodes (Aphelenchoides spp) in hardy nursery stock. Project CP 104, Final Report. AHDB June 2017. https://horticulture.ahdb.org.uk/sites/default/files/research_papers/CP%20104_Report_Final_2016.pdf

Rogers, C.D., Fountaine, J.M. & Evans, K.A. (In preparation). Molecular identification and quantification of wheat bulb fly (Delia coarctata, Fallén, Diptera: Anthomyiidae) pest populations through real time PCR analysis of soil

Hall, S.A., Mack, K., Blackwell, A., Evans, K.A. (In preparation). Naturally occurring bacteriophage lyses bacteria associated with sheep scab mites (Psoroptes ovis) - investigation into novel means of control.Veterinary Parasitology, submitted.

Ross, D., Mitchell, M., Evans, A. (2016). Agri-technologies in global agriculture: An investment opportunity. In: An Introduction to Agri Investing: Investment opportunities and best practice for private equity fund managers and investors, Sept 2016 PEI Alternative Insight, London

Deasy, W., Shepherd, T., Alexander, C.J., Birch A.N.E. and Evans K. A.  (2016). Development and validation of a SPME-GC-MS method for in situ passive sampling of root volatiles from glasshouse-grown broccoli plants undergoing below-ground herbivory by larvae of cabbage root fly, Delia radicum L.  Phytochemical Analysis, 27(6):375-393

Deasy, W., Shepherd, T., Alexander, C.J., Birch A.N.E. and Evans K.A. (2016).  Field-based evaluation of a novel SPME-GC-MS method for investigation below ground interaction between brassica roots and larvae of cabbage root fly, Delia radicum L.  Phytochemical Analysis, 27(6):343-353

Evans, K.A. (2015). Potato Cyst Nematode and risk of multiple generations in response to climate change. 4th Symposium of Potato Cyst Nematode Management (including other nematode parasites of potatoes). Aspects of Applied Biology 130, 131-136

Wreford, A., Moran, D., Moxey, A., Evans, K.A., Fox, N., Glenk, K., Hutchings, M., McCracken, D.I.,  McVittie, A., Mitchell, M., Topp, C.F.E. & Wall, E. (2015). Estimating the Costs and Benefits of Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change. EuroChoices 14(2), 16-23.

Hall, S.A., Mack, K., Blackwell, A., Evans, K.A (2015). Identification and disruption of bacteria associated with sheep scab mites - novel means of control? Experimental Parasitology, 157, 110–116.

Rogers, C.D., Guimaraes, R.M.L., Evans, K.A. & Rogers, S.A. (2015). Spatial and temporal analysis of wheat bulb fly (Delia coarctata, Fallén) oviposition: consequences for pest population monitoring. Journal of Pest Science, 88, 75-86.

Wreford, A., Moran, D., Dittrich, R., Evans, A., Fox, N., Glenk, K., Hutchings, M., McCracken, D., Mitchell, M., Moxey, A., McVittie, A., Topp, C., Wall, E. (2015). Adapting to climate change: the costs and benefits of incremental and transformative changes. 59th AARES Conference, Rotorua, February 2015

Rogers, C.D. & Evans, K.A. (2014). Wheat bulb fly, Delia coarctata, Fallén (Diptera: Anthomyiidae), larval response to phenolic components of host-plant root exudates. Entomologia experimentalis et applicata, 150, 166–173.

Rogers, C.D., Evans, K.A., Pappa, V.A. & Parker, J. (2013). Behavioural response of wheat bulb fly (Delia coarctata, Diptera: Anthomyiidae) larvae to the primary plant metabolite carbon dioxide. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 103, 675–682.

Rogers, C.D. & Evans, K.A. (2013). Wheat bulb fly (Delia coarctata, Fallén, Diptera: Anthomyiidae) larval response to hydroxamic acid constituents of host-plant root exudates. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 103(3), 261-268.

Evans KA (2012) Do we need to be worried about the potential threat of invasive species to crops as the climate changes?: Proceedings of the Dundee Conference on Crop Protection in Northern Britain 2012, Dundee, Scotland, pp. 55-60.

Fox, N.J., White, P.C.L., McClean, C.J., Marion, G., Evans, K.A., Hutchings, M.R. (2011). Predicting Impacts of Climate Change on Fasciola hepatica Risk.  PLoS One 6: e16126

Evans, K.A. (Editor) (2010). What makes an alien invasive? Risk and policy responses. AAB Aspects of Applied Biology 104.

Walters, D. & Evans, A. (2008). Coats for plants: keeping pathogens and pests at bay. Biologist, 55: 154-159.

Evans, K.A. & Simpson, B. (2010). How climate change will make management of invasive species such as the Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) a significant challenge. Aspects of Applied Biology 104, What makes an alien invasive? Risk and policy responses, pp. 29-36.

Thornham, D.G., Blackwell, A., Evans, K.A., Wakefield, M. & Walters, K.F.A. (2008). Locomotory behaviour of the seven-spotted ladybird, Coccinella septempunctata, in response to five commonly used insecticides. Annals of Applied Biology, 152: 349-359.

Thornham, D., Stamp, C., Walters, K., Mathers, J., Wakefield, M., Blackwell, A. & Evans, K.A. (2007). Feeding responses of adult seven-spotted ladybirds, Coccinella septempunctata (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae), to insecticide contaminated prey in laboratory arenas. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 17: 983-994.

Thornham, D.G., Wakefield, M.E., Blackwell, A. and Evans, K.A. (2007). Sexual dimorphism in the distribution and biometrics of the palpal sensilla of Coccinella septempunctata, and a description of a new sensilla. Acta Entomologia Sinica 50(7): 667-674.

Barker, J.E., Holaschke, M., Fulton, A., Evans, K.A. & Powell, G (2007). Effects of kaolin particle film on Myzus persicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) behaviour and performance. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 97: 455-460.

Barker, J., Fulton, A., Evans, K.A. & Powell, G. (2006). The effects of kaolin particle film on Plutella xylostella behaviour and development. Pest Management Science, 62, 498-504.

Evans, K.A., Stanley, K. & Blackwell, A. (2006). Tobacco rattle virus prevalence in Scottish potato land in 2005. Proceedings Crop Protection in Northern Britain 2006, 285-288.

Kasprowicz, L., Barker, H., Malloch, G., Foster, S., Anstead, J., Pickup, J., King, L., Evans, A., Fenton, B. (2006). Tracking MACE resistant clones of the Peach-Potato aphid Myzus persicae (Sulzer) (Hemiptera: Aphididae), in Scotland. Proceedings Crop Protection in Northern Britain 2006, 261-266.

Evans, K.A., Stanley, K. & Blackwell, A. (2005). Are Soil Migratory Nematode Populations Increasing? Implications for Nematode Management in Crops. The BCPC International Congress – Crop Science & Technology 2005, 873-878.

Evans, K.A., Stanley, K. & Blackwell, A. (2005). Tobacco rattle virus detection in Scottish trichodorid populations during 2004/2005. Aspects of Applied Biology 76, Protection and Production of Sugar Beet and Potatoes, pp. 117-120.

Blackwell, A., Evans, K.A., Strang, R.H.C. & Cole, M. (2004). Toward development of neem-based repellents against the Scottish Highland biting midge Culicoides impunctatus. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 18, 449 – 452.

Fulton, A., Evans, K.A., Walker, R.L., Powell, G. (2004). The efficacy of novel physical barriers for the management of pests of field vegetable crops. Proceedings Crop Protection in Northern Britain 2004, 177-182.

Evans, K.A. & Henderson, S. (2003). Weeds or wheat? Do weeds have the potential to reduce slug damage to winter wheat?. Proceedings Slugs and Snails. Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Perspectives, 183-188.

Marriott, C. & Evans, K.A. (2003). Host plant choice and location by larvae of the wheat bulb fly (Delia coarctata). Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 106, 1-6.

Woodford, J.A.T., Fenton, B., Barker, H., Pickup, J., Foster, S.P., Evans, K.A., Coll, C. (2002). Managing aphid-transmitted viruses in Scottish seed potato crops. Proceedings Crop Protection in Northern Britain 2002, 231-236.

Marriott, C. & Evans, K.A. (2002). Host plant selection by wheat bulb fly larvae (Delia coarctata). Proceedings Crop Protection in Northern Britain 2002, 201-206.

Evans, K.A. & Hughes, J.M. (2002). New pest problems in Scottish oilseed rape crops: a one-off or here to stay. Proceedings Crop Protection in Northern Britain 2002, 79-84.

Evans, K.A. (1999). Potato cyst nematode: why species identification is important. Proceedings Crop Protection in Northern Britain Conference 1999, 243-248.

Davies, D.H.K., Evans, K.A, McRoberts, N., Foster, G.N., Hunter, A. (1999). What does leaving weeds and other vegetation mean for your crop? Proceedings Crop Protection in Northern Britain Conference 1999, 17-22.

Kirkland, D.L., Lola-Luz, T. & Evans, K.A. (1999). Aromatherapy for crops: enhancing natural control of grain aphids in cereals. Proceedings Crop Protection in Northern Britain Conference 1999, 103-108.

Hughes, J.M. & Evans, K.A. (1999). European pests of rapeseed: a threat to Australian crops? Proceedings of the 10th International Rapeseed Congress. Canberra, Australia. http://www.regional.org.au/au/gcirc/3/204.htm

Evans, K.A. & Allen-Williams, L.J. (1998). Response of the cabbage seed weevil (Ceutorhynchus assimilis) to baits of extracted and synthetic host-plant odor. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 24, 2101-2114.

Evans, K.A., Harling, R. & Dubickas, A. (1998). Application of a PCR-based technique to speciate potato cyst nematodes and determine the distribution of Globodera pallida in ware growing areas. Aspects of Applied Biology 52, Protection and Production of Sugar Beet and Potatoes, 345-350.

Evans, K.A., Harling, R. & Dubickas, A. (1998). Use of a PCR-based technique for the management of potato cyst nematodes in ware crops. Proceedings British Crop Protection Conference, November 1998, 793-798.

Yeates, G.W., Boag, B., Evans, K.A., Neilson, R. (1998) Impact of climatic changes on the distribution of Paratrichodorus minor (Nematoda: Trichodoridae) as estimated using 'CLIMEX'. Nematologica, 44, 293-301.

McRoberts, N., Foster, G.N., Davies, D.H.K., Evans, K.A., McKinlay, R.G., Wale, S.J. (1998). The role of synoptic models in the development of crop protection for sustainable crop production systems. 1996 BCPC Symposium Proceedings 63, Integrated Crop Protection:Towards Sustainability?, pp 439- 446.

Kirkland, D.L., Evans, K.A. & Lola-Luz, T. (1998) Manipulating the behaviour of beneficial insects in cereal crops to enhance control of aphids. Proceedings British Crop Protection Conference, November 1998, 663-668.

Boag, B, Jones, H.D., Evans, K.A., Neilson, R, Yeates, G.W. & Johns, P.M. (1998). The application of GIS techniques to estimate the establishment and potential spread of Artioposthia triangulata in Scotland. Pedobiologia, 42, 504-510.

Boag, B., Evans, K.A., Yeates, G.W., Brown, D.J.F. & Neilson, R. (1997). Global potential distribution of European Longidorid virus-vector nematodes. Nematologica, 43, 99-106.

Davies, D.H.K., McRoberts, N., Foster, G.N., Whytock, G.P., Evans, K.A., McKinlay, R.G., Wale, S.J. (1997). COIRE: The impact of the Presence of Weeds, Pests and Diseases on Crop Qualities. Proceedings 1997 Brighton Crop Protection Conference- Weeds, pp 711-716.

Hughes, J.M. & Evans, K.A. (1996). Global warming and pest risk assessment. Aspects of Applied Biology 45,  Implications of  "Global Environment Change" for crops in Europe. pp. 339-342.

Evans, K.A. & Boag, B. (1996). The New Zealand flatworm: will climate change make it a potentially European problem? Aspects of Applied Biology 45, Implications of "Global Environment Change" for crops in Europe. pp.335-338.

Evans, K.A. & Hughes, J.M. (1996). Methods for predicting changes in pest distribution due to climate change: wheat bulb fly. Aspects of Applied Biology 45, Implications of "Global Environment Change" for crops in Europe. pp. 285-292.

Evans, K.A., Hughes, J.M. & Aspinall, R.J. (1996). Predicting areas at risk from wheat bulb fly attack in Scotland. Proceedings Crop Protection in Northern Britain Conference 1996, 157-162.

Evans, K.A., Hughes, J.M., Boag, B., Neilson, R. & Jones, H.D. (1996). Areas potentially at risk from the earthworm predator Artioposthia triangulata; the New Zealand flatworm. Proceedings Crop Protection in Northern Britain Conference 1996, 57-62.

McRoberts, N., Foster, G.N., Davies, D.H.K., Evans, K.A., McKinlay, R.G. & Wale, S.J. (1996). The COIRE project in Scotland: Is what you see what you get? Proceedings Crop Protection in Northern Britain Conference 1996, 27-32.

Evans, K.A. & Spaull, A.M. (1996). Differential tolerance of winter wheat cultivars to grain hollowing by the grey field slug (Deroceras reticulatum): A laboratory study. Proceedings Symposium on Slug and Snail Pests in Agriculture, 433-438.

Evans, K.A. & Keatinge, R. (1996). Control of leatherjackets in grassland by the bacterial insecticide, Bacillus thuringiensis. Proceedings Crop Protection in Northern Britain Conference 1996, 231-236.

Evans, K.A. (1996). Insect pheromones and crop protection. Biological Sciences Review, 29-31.

Evans, K.A., Blackwell, A., Deans, S.G. & Simpson, M.J. (1996). The repellent properties of Myrica gale to haematophagous insect pests of man. Proceedings of the 1996 International Conference on Insect Pests in the Urban Environment. 427-430.

Evans, K.A. & Longépé, V. (1996). The European Earwig: getting the best of both worlds? Proceedings of the 1996 International Conference on Insect Pests in the Urban Environment. 163-167.

Hughes, J.M. & Evans, K.A. (1995). The factors involved in the distribution of the brassica pod midge, Dasineura brassicae. Proceedings of the 9th International Rapeseed Congress 1995, Cambridge, UK, Vol. 2: 580-582.

Evans, K.A. (1995). The potential role of semiochemicals in the management of oilseed rape pests.Proceedings of the 9th International Rapeseed Congress1995, Cambridge, UK, Vol. 3: 1025-1027.

McRoberts, N., Foster, G.N., Davies, D.H.K., Evans, K.A., McKinlay, R.G. & Wale, S.J. (1995). The role of synoptic models in the development of crop protection for sustainable crop production systems. Integrated Crop Protection: Towards Sustainability? BCPC Symposium Proceedings No. 63, 439-446.

Evans, K.A. & Spaull, A.M. (1995). Assessing modern cultivars of winter wheat to damage by the grey field slug (Deroceras reticulatum). HGCA Project Report No. 112, Home-Grown Cereals Authority, London. 8pp.

Boag, B., Evans, K.A., Yeates, G.W., Johns, P.M. & Neilson, R. (1995). Assessment of the global potential distribution of the predatory land planarian Artioposthia triangulata (Dendy) (Tricladida: Terricola) from ecoclimatic data. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 22: 311-318.

Boag, B., Evans, K.A., Neilson, R., Yeates, G.W., Johns, P.M., Mather, J.G., Christensen, O.M. & Jones, H.D. (1995). The potential spread of terrestrial planarians Artioposthia triangulata and Australoplana sanguinea var. alba to continental Europe. Annals of Applied Biology, 127: 385-390.

Evans, K.A. & Bergeron, J. (1994). The behavioural and electrophysiological response of cabbage seed weevils (Ceutorhynchus assimilis) to conspecific odour. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 20, 979-989.

McRoberts, N., Foster, G.N., Evans, K.A., McKinlay, R.G., Davies, K.D. & Wale, S.J. (1994). COIRE: A new approach to crop protection in arable crops. In: Sampling to Make Decisions ed. by Brain, P., Hockland, S.H., Lancashire, P.D. & Sim, L.C. 207-215. Aspects of Applied Biology No. 37.

Evans, K.A. & Scarisbrick, D.H. (1994). Integrated Pest Management in Oilseed Rape in Europe. Crop Protection, 13, 403-412.

Evans, K.A. & Allen-Williams, L.J. (1994). Laboratory and field response of the pollen beetle, Meligethes aeneus, to the odour of oilseed rape. Physiological Entomology, 19, 285-290.

Evans, K.A. & Allen-Williams, L.J. (1993). Distant olfactory response of the cabbage seed weevil, Ceutorhynchus assimilis, to oilseed rape odour in the field. Physiological Entomology, 18, 251-256.

Evans, K.A. (1993). Effects of the addition of chitin to soil on soil-borne pests and diseases. Proceedings Crop Protection in Northern Britain Conference 1993, 189-194.

Evans, K.A. (1993). The control of leatherjackets using novel formulations of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israeliensis. Proceedings Crop Protection in Northern Britain Conference 1993, 366.

Evans, K.A. & Allen-Williams, L.J. (1992). Electroantennogram responses of the cabbage seed weevil, Ceutorhynchus assimilis, to oilseed rape, Brassica napus ssp. oleifera, volatiles. Journal of Chemical Ecology 18, 1641-1660.

Evans, K.A. (1992). The olfactory and behavioural response of seed weevils, Ceutorhynchus assimilis, to oilseed rape volatiles. In : S.B.J. Menken, J.H. Visser & P. Harrewijn (eds), Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Insect-Plant Relationships, Series Entomologica, 49, 107-109.

Evans, K.A. (1991). The role of secondary plant metabolites in host-plant selection by insect pests of oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.). PhD. Thesis, Hatfield Polytechnic, February 1991.

Evans, K.A., Allen-Williams, L.J. & Simpkins, I. (1991). Response of cabbage seed weevils (Ceutorhynchus assimilis Payk.) to rape plant odour in the field and in the laboratory. Cruciferae Newsletter, 1991, 14-15, 158-159.

Evans, K.A. (1990). The role of secondary plant metabolites in host-location by the cabbage seed weevil, Ceutorhynchus assimilis Payk. Symposia Biologica Hungarica39, 459-460.

Yan, F.S., Evans, K.A., Stevens, L.H., van Beek, T.A. & Schoonhoven, L.M. (1990). Deterrents extracted from the leaves of Ginkgo biloba: effects on feeding and contact chemoreceptors. Entomologia experimentalis et applicata 54, 57- 64.

Evans, K.A. & Allen-Williams, L.J. (1989). Location and infestation of winter oilseed rape by the brassica pod midge, Dasineura brassicae Winn.. Med. Fac. Landbouww. Rijksuniv. Gent 54/3a, 717-725.

Evans, K.A. & Allen-Williams, L.J. (1989). The response of the cabbage seed weevil (Ceutorhynchus assimilis Payk.) and the brassica pod midge (Dasineura brassicae Winn.) to flower colour and volatiles of oilseed rape. In: Production and Protection of Oilseed Rape and other Brassica Crops ed. by Dale M F B, Dewar A M, Froud-Williams R J, Hocking  T J, Gareth Jones D & Rea B L. 347-353 Aspects of  Applied Biology No. 23.

Mordue, A.J. & Evans, K.A. (1987). The physiological action of Azadirachtin in the locust, Locusta migratoria. In:Insect-Plants: Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Insect-Plant Relationships ed. by Labeyrie V, Fabres G. & Lachaise D.  pp. 43-48.

Mordue, A.J., Evans, K.A. & Charlet, M. (1986). Azadirachtin, ecdysteroids and ecdysis in Locusta migratoria. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 85C, 297-301.

Mordue, A.J., Cottee, P.K. & Evans, K.A. (1985). Azadirachtin: Its effects on gut motility, growth and moulting in Locusta. Physiological Entomology 10, 431-437.

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Projects 2013 2022

Research Output 1993 2016

8 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Delia radicum
broccoli
herbivores
greenhouses
larvae
1 Citation (Scopus)

Field-based evaluation of a novel SPME-GC-MS method for investigation of below-ground interaction between brassica roots and larvae of cabbage root fly, Delia radicum L

Deasy, W., Shepherd, T., Alexander, CJ., Birch, ANE. & Evans, KA., 30 Sep 2016, In : Phytochemical Analysis. 27, 6, p. 343 - 353 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Delia radicum
Brassica
mass spectrometry
larvae
sulfur
1 Citation (Scopus)

Estimating the costs and benefits of adapting agriculture to climate change

Wreford, A., Moran, D., Moxey, A., Evans, KA., Fox, NJ., Glenk, K., Hutchings, MR., McCracken, DI., McVittie, A., Mitchell, MA., Topp, CFE. & Wall, E., 2015, In : EuroChoices. 14, 2, p. 16 - 23 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

climate effect
climate change
agriculture
food
ecosystem
5 Citations (Scopus)

Spatial and temporal analysis of wheat bulb fly (Delia coarctata, Fallén) oviposition: consequences for pest population monitoring

Rogers, CD., Guimaraes, RML., Evans, KA. & Rogers, SA., 27 Apr 2014, In : Journal of Pest Science. 88, 1, p. 75 - 86 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Delia coarctata
bulbs
population density
oviposition
pests
4 Citations (Scopus)

Wheat bulb fly, Delia coarctata, larval attraction to phenolic components of host-plant root exudates

Rogers, CD. & Evans, KA., Feb 2014, In : Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 150, 2, p. 166 - 173 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Delia coarctata
root exudates
bulbs
host plants
syringic acid