Celine manages and assists research projects in both field and laboratory environment at NIAB at East Malling. She is working to create suitable habitats for beneficial insects and arthropods and looking at how they impact pest control in the crops. These studies also help to outline which flowering resources may be more suitable for each type of crop. Celine has expertise in pest identification, especially key species of thrips that are damaging to soft fruit.
Soft Fruit Pest SF 174 - improving integrated pest management in soft fruit crops
BEESPOKE – Benefitting ecosystems through evaluation of food supplies for pollination to open up knowledge for end users
Funder: Interreg North Sea Region
David R. Hall, Steven J. Harte, Daniel P. Bray, Dudley I. Farman, Rob James, Celine X. Silva, Michelle T. Fountain (2021). Hero turned villain: identification of components of the sex pheromone of the tomato bug, Nesidiocoris tenuis. Journal of Chemical Ecology (2021) 47:394–405