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Sophie Hunt

Research Associate

Kia ora, I am an applied entomologist with expertise in biocontrol, ecology, and insect rearing. I joined Plant & Food Research in 2015, and am a member of the Biocontrol and Insect Rearing team, based at Mt Albert Research Centre in Auckland. On occasion I also contribute to the Digital Workplace team. I am interested in biocontrol of insect pests, integrated pest management, insect rearing and alternative pest control methods. Some recent projects I have worked on are developing an acoustic lure for the black field cricket, pre-emptive biocontrol research against the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), and sustainable management of guava moth.