Dr Lewis Wilson: tackling cotton pests
Dr Lewis Wilson researches better ways to address pests in cotton.
24 December 2008 | Updated 16 February 2012
Dr Lewis Wilson is Sub Program Leader, Biology and Modeling of the Crop and Pest System with CSIRO Plant Industry.
Dr Wilson has helped develop tools that contribute to uptake of integrated pest management (IPM) and reduced insecticide use in cotton including:
His research focuses on IPM for transgenic cotton systems including:
thresholds for emerging pests
non-target effects of pesticides and genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
host plant resistance (HPR) to pests and disease.
Dr Wilson has led the ‘biology and modelling of the cotton crop and pest system’ group since 1993. This is a multidisciplinary group including:
Dr Wilson holds the following qualifications:
Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours from James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia, 1982
Doctor of Philosophy from The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 1992.
Dr Wilson was closely involved in development of the successful bid for both the former Australian Cotton Cooperative Research Centre(CRC), 1999-2005, and the new Cotton Catchment Communities CRC, and is currently joint Program Leader for Program 1, ‘The Farm'.
He has also supervised several students, including doctoral and masters students.
See a list of scientific papers published by Dr Wilson on the next page.