Annie-Ève Gagnon, PhD

Research scientist

Dr. Gagnon's work helps to predict the impacts of abiotic stress on the development of crop pests, the damage they can cause, and the effectiveness of biological control under extreme climatic conditions. This research will optimize biological control programs in the horticultural sector to reduce the use of pesticides.

Current research and/or projects

Biological control:  effect of climatic extremes on the effectiveness of biological control agents.

Climate change: potential distribution of crop pests, risk of establishment for new exotic species, host plant-pest synchronism.

Insect population genetics and dynamics: trophic interactions, migratory patterns and virulence profile.

Research and/or project statements

  • Optimization of IPM program against the second generation of the carrot weevil

  • Conceptualization and validation of sub-optimal temperature effects on trophic interactions in horticultural crops

  • Identification of reliable bio-indicators to measure crop resilience and to characterize the impact of management practices on soil biodiversity and eco-services

Professional activities / interests

  • Member of Société d’Entomologie du Québec

  • Member of Entomological Society of America

Key publications

For a complete list of publications, please visit: AAFC Online

Gagnon A-È, Bourgeois G, Bourdages L, Grenier P & Blondlot A. (2019) Impact of climate change on Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) phenology and its implications on pest management. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, DOI: 10.1111/afe.12327

Gagnon A-È, Boivin G, Bélair G & Mimee B. (2018) Prevalence of a nematode castrator of the carrot weevil and impact on fecundity and survival. Parasitology, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0031182018002056

Dauphinais, N., Vandal, M., Gagnon, A.-È., Bélair, G., Véronneau, P.-Y. & Mimee, B. (2017) Development and application of a multiplex qPCR method for the simultaneous detection and quantification evaluation of the distribution of the root lesion nematodes Pratylenchus alleni and P. penetrans in soybean in Quebec, Canada. Plant Disease, 102: 970-976.

Gagnon, A.-È., Audette, C., Duval, B. & Boisclair, J. (2016) Can the use of Trichogramma ostriniae (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) to control Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) be economically sustainable for processing sweet corn? Journal of Economic Entomology, 110 : 59-66.

Mimee, B., Gagnon, A-È, Colton-Gagnon, K. & Tremblay, É. (2016) Portrait de la situation du nématode à kyste du soya (Heterodera glycines) au Québec (2013-2015). Phytoprotection, 96: 33-42.

Rioux, S., Mimee, B., Gagnon, A.-È. & Hambleton, S. (2015) First report of stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici) on wheat in Quebec, Canada, Phytoprotection, 95: 7-9.

Gagnon, A.-È. & Brodeur, J. (2014) Impact of plant architecture and extraguild prey density on intraguild predation in an agroecosystem, Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 152:165-173.

Firlej, A., Gagnon, A.-È., Laurin-Lemay, S. & Brodeur, J. (2012) Diversity and seasonal abundance of carabid beetles in the soybean crop in Québec, Canada, The Canadian Entomologist, 144:542-554.

Gagnon, A.-È., Heimpel, G.E. & Brodeur, J. (2011) The ubiquity of intraguild predation in Coccinellids, PLoS ONE, 6: e28061.

Gagnon, A.-È., Heimpel, G.E. & Brodeur, J. (2011) Prey DNA detection success following digestion by intraguild predators: influence of prey and predator species, Molecular Ecology Resources, 11: 1022-1032.