Dr. Sean McCann

Research Scientist

Entomologist, working on beneficial and pest arthropods in vegetable and berry crops. 

Current research and/or projects

I am interested in chemical ecology and biocontrol of arthropods in annual and perennial cropping systems, using a natural history focused approach to management. 

Research and/or project statements

  • Management of cabbage maggot using cultural and biological controls
  • Effects of burn pruning on pests of lowbush blueberry
  • Management of twospotted spider mite using intercropping and predatory mites

Professional activities / interests

  • Chemical Ecology
  • Predator-prey relationships
  • Biodiversity

Education and awards

PhD, Biology, Simon Fraser University, 2014

MSc, Entomology, University of Florida, 2006

BSc, Biology, University of Victoria, 2004



International experience and/or work

Five seasons of research in French Guiana

Key publications

  1. Parsons, C. and McCann, S. 2022 "New entomology projects at St. John's Research and Development Centre". Poster Presentation at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada, Entomological Society of America, and Entomological Society of British Columbia, Vancouver BC. Nov. 13-16, 2022.

    2022 - View publication details

Research facility

308 Brookfield Road, BLDG 25
St. John's, NL A1E 6J5


Entomological Society of Canada

Acadian Entomological Society



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