Dr. Roselyne M. Labbé

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Research Scientist - Greenhouse Entomology
  • Study the biology of new and emerging arthropod pests and biological control agents.
  • Discover and study natural enemies native to North America.
  • Examine intraguild interactions in greenhouse biological control.
  • Use molecular tools to study arthropod identity,  organismal interactions, insect physiology and resistance.
  • Development of greenhouse biological control and integrated pest management programmes.

Current research and/or projects

  • Labbé, R. (PI) & Mlynarek, J. (Co-PI) Industry-led Research and Development to Canadian Horticulture Council/ Biological Control of Tuta absoluta/  2018-2022.
  • Donly, C. (PI), Scott, I. (Co-PI) et al., (Labbé, R, Co-Applicant) AAFC A-base/ RNAi Trap Plants for Horticulture/ 2018-2022.
  • MacKinnon, S (PI) & Marchand, G (Co-PI) et al., (Labbé, R, Co-Applicant)/ AAFC A-base/ Nutrient-rich plants for Northern Agriculture/ 2018-2021.
  • Theilmann, D (PI) & Labbé, R. (Co-PI) et al., / AAFC A-base/ New Biologicals for Control of Insects/ 2018-2021.
  • Labbé, R. (PI)/ Industry-led Research and Development Canadian Horticulture Council/ Pepper Weevil Integrated Management/ 2018-2022.
  • Steeves, S. (PI) et al., (Labbé, R. Team Member)/ International-Israel-Horticulture - AAFC/ Effect of Light Spectral Quality for Vertical Agriculture Pest Management and for Prevention of Fungal Diseases/ 2017-2018.
  • Gariepy, T. (PI), Mason, P. (Co-PI) et al., (Labbé, R. Co-Applicant)/ AAFC A-base/ Biological Control of Agricultural Pests/ 2016-2019.
  • Hao, X. (PI) & Cao, R. (Co-PI) et al., (Labbé, R, Co-Applicant) / AAFC A-base/ Integrated production and IPM systems/ 2016-2019.
  • Donly, C (PI) et al., (Labbé, R, Co-Applicant) / AAFC A-base/ New tools for greenhouse IPM/ 2016-2019.

Research and/or project statements

  • The greenhouse entomology team at the Harrow Research and Development Centre focuses on the development of biological control and integrated pest management programs for the Canadian greenhouse horticultural industry. 
  • Our work entails the discovery and validation of novel biological control and reduced risk agents used to suppress pests of greenhouse crops, as well as the development of new tools and technologies to improve pest management.
  • This research program has as its ultimate goal to contribute to optimizing the competitiveness and sustainability of Canada's greenhouse vegetable production sector.

Professional activities / interests

  • Member of the International Organization of Biological Control.
  • Member of the Entomological Society of Canada.
  • Member of the Entomological Society of Ontario.
  • Member of the Entomological Society of America.
  • Organizing Committee Member of the Ontario Pest Management Conference.

Education and awards

  • PhD, Molecular Entomology (2005-2010), Western University & Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, London, ON, Canada.
  • Master of Science, Entomology - Biological Control (2002-2005), Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada.
  • Honours Bachelor of Science, Biology (1998-2002), Western University, London, ON, Canada.

International experience and/or work

Post-Doctoral Fellow (2013 - 2014), Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. United States.

Key publications

  1. Gallant B, Blatt S, Douglas HB, Labbe R, Makela K. 2021. How you can help protect Canada’s plant resources: report a plant pest. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada, 53: #-#.

    2021 - View publication details

  2. Fernandez, D. C., VanLaerhoven, S., Sinclair, B. and Labbe, R. 2021. Cold tolerance of the pepper weevil (Anthonomus eugenii). Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (Niagara Falls)

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  3. Leo, S., Scott-Dupree, C., Fernandez, C., Rizzato, R., Gagnier, D. and Labbe, R. 2021. Biological control potential of Jaliscoa hunteri for suppression of the pepper weevil. Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (Niagara Falls).

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  4. Laflair, A., Van Laerhoven, S., Des Marteaux, L., Mlynarek, J. and Labbe, R. 2021. Egg feeding potential of Nabis americoferus: a native biological control agent of greenhouse pests. Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention Virtual (Niagara Falls).

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  5. Basso, J., Labbe, R. and Scott-Dupree, C. 2021. Potential new tool for pepper weevil management in Ontario greenhouses: Sterile Insect Technique. Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (Niagara Falls)

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  6. Desloges Baril, P., Des Marteaux, L., Labbé, R. Mlynarek, J., and VanLaerhoven, S. 2021. Evaluation of native Hemiptera for biocontrol in Canadian tomato crops. Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention Virtual (Niagara Falls)

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  7. Fernandez, D. C., Vanlaerhoven, S. Labbe, R. 2020. An Overview of the Pepper Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) as a Pest of Greenhouse Peppers. Journal of Integrated Pest Management. 11: 1-16.

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  8. Labbe, R. 2020. New tools for pepper weevil management. OctoberPest Virtual Seminar for the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (October 28, 2020).

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  9. Labbe, R. Update on pepper weevil research at AAFC. Virtual Meeting at University of Guelph (September 11, 2020).

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  10. Labbe, R. Gagnier, D. and. Shipp, L. Assessing a new predatory phytoseiid mite to North America, Transeius montdorensis. Entomology 2020, virtual meeting of the Entomological Society of America (November 2020).

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  11. Fernandez, D. C., VanLaerhoven, S., Sinclair, B. and Labbe, R. 2020. Cold tolerance of the pepper weevil (Anthonomus eugenii). Canadian Greenhouse Conference (October 7, 2020).

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  12. Labbe, R., Nasreen, A., Gagnier, D. and Shipp, L. 2020. Like moths to a flame: how artificial lights affect arthropods in the greenhouse environment. Canadian Greenhouse Conference (October 7, 2020).

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  13. Leo, S., Scott-Dupree, C., Fernandez, C., Gagnier, D., Rizzato, R. and Labbe, R. 2020. Biological control potential of Jaliscoa hunteri for suppression of the pepper weevil. Canadian Greenhouse Conference (October 7, 2020).

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  14. Labbé, R.M. 2020. Developing tools for the sustainable management of greenhouse pests. University of Guelph, School of Environmental Sciences, lecture given in the context of ENVS 4100: Integrated Management of Invasive Insect Pests. (Guest lecture on March 25, 2020).

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  15. Labbe, R., Gagnier, D., Rizzato, R., Tracey, A. and McCreary, C. 2020. Efficacy of reduced risk, microbial and conventional agents for suppression and control of the pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii. Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Convention (Niagara Falls)

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  16. Mlynarek, J., LaFlair, A., Zhang, K., Vilcu, P., Sim, K., Rizzato, R., Gagnier, D. and Labbe, R. 2020. Predatory capacity and life histories of two native North American nabids, Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association meeting, Niagara falls, ON.

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  17. Labbé, R.M., Developing tools for the sustainable management of greenhouse pests. Department of Integrative Biology, University of Windsor (Seminar presentation - January 24, 2020)

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  18. Labbe, R. and Mlynarek. J. 2019. Evaluating biological control strategies for the tomato leafmining moth (Tuta absoluta), a potential invasive greenhouse pest. Report to the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Jan 30, 2019

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  19. Labbé, R., Caveney, S., Donly, C. (2011). Genetic analysis of the xenobiotic resistance-associated ABC gene subfamilies of the Lepidoptera, 20(2), 243-256. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2583.2010.01064.x

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  20. Labbé, R., Caveney, S., Donly, C. (2011). Expression of multidrug resistance proteins is localized principally to the Malpighian tubules in larvae of the cabbage looper moth, Trichoplusia ni, 214(6), 937-944. http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.051060

    2011 - View publication details

Research facility

2585 County Road 20
Harrow, ON N0R 1G0
Canada

Affiliations

Adjunct Professor - University of Guelph, School of Environmental Sciences (2019 - present)

Adjunct Professor - University of Windsor, Department of Integrative Biology (2016 - present).

Language

English
French

Other languages

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