Katrina Dainton

BA, MSc

Integrated forest management of Hylobius abietis

Investigating the potential of Integrated Forest Management of Hylobius abietis to reduce chemical inputs.

Management of great spruce bark beetle

An environmentally sound method of pest management to control an alien pest, the great spruce bark beetle, Dendroctonus micans.

Pine-tree lappet moth

This project is exploring the threat to UK forestry posed by the Pine-tree lappet moth (Dendrolimus pini) and whether it is an introduced pest species or a previously undiscovered resident.

The threat to UK forestry posed by the Pine-tree lappet moth: life cycle, origin and future risk

Project determining the level of risk to Scots pine and other tree species posed by defoliating caterpillars of the pine-tree lappet moth.

Researcher on following topics:

LWEC BIPESCO: Biological pest control of insect pests that threaten tree health
LWEC PROTREE: Promoting resilience of UK tree species to novel pests and pathogens: ecological and evolutionary solutions
Pine-tree lappet moth surveillance, monitoring, containment and control programme
Integrated forest management of Hylobius abietis
Management of great spruce bark beetle
 

Responsibilities include:

Experiment planning and management.

Managing biocontrol programme.

Liaison with site managers, contractors, and FR Field teams.

Data management, validation and analysis.

Quality Assurance: Drafting experiment plans and standard operating procedures.

Drafting summary reports and scientific papers.

Providing specialist entomological advice to colleagues and stakeholders.

Providing training.

Knowledge exchange via presentations, reports, and media interviews.

Related publications

Peer reviewed papers

The importance of trap type, trap colour and capture liquid for catching Dendrolimus pini and their impact on by-catch of beneficial insects

Monitoring traps for the pine-tree lappet moth were tested to find the most effective trap type and colour combination for adult moth capture.

Themes

  • Pests and diseases

Sukovata, L., Dziuk, A., Parratt, M., Bystrowski, C., Dainton, K., Polaszek, A. and Moore, R. (2020). The importance of trap type, trap colour and capture liquid for catching Dendrolimus pini and their impact on by-catch of beneficial insects. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 22, 319-327. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/afe.12383