Dr. Tara D. Gariepy

Image Tara Dawne Gariepy
Research Scientist

Molecular Diagnostics and Biological Control of Invasive Insect Pests in Agriculture

Current research and/or projects

  • Entomology and parasitology
  • IPM and biological control of insect pests
  • Development and use of molecular diagnostic tools for detection and identification of parasitoids and hyperparasitoids
  • Evaluation of target and non-target effects of biological control agents
  • Identification of trophic links and host-parasite associations

Education and awards

Ph.D. Biology - Specialization in Entomology and Biological Control (2007) University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

M.Sc. Biology - Specialization in Pest Management (2002) Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC

B.Sc. Biology - Specialization in Parasitology (1998) Concordia University, Montreal, QC

Award - Received the C. Gordon Hewitt Award (2017) from the Entomological Society of Canada for outstanding early career contributions to entomology in Canada

International experience and/or work

Collaborative research with CABI-Switzerland (2002 - present)

Key publications

  1. Abram, P. K., Hueppelsheuser, T., Acheampong, S., Clarke, P., Douglas, H., & Gariepy, T. D. (2018). Evidence of established brown marmorated stink bug populations in British Columbia, Canada. Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia, 114, 83-86.

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  2. Konopka, J.K., Haye, T., Gariepy, T., Mason, P., Gillespie, D., McNeil, J.N. (2017). An exotic parasitoid provides an invasional lifeline for native parasitoids. Ecology and Evolution, [online] 7(1), 277-284. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2577

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  3. Jakobs, R., Ahmadi, B., Houben, S., Gariepy, T.D., Sinclair, B.J. (2017). Cold tolerance of third-instar Drosophila suzukii larvae. Journal of Insect Physiology, [online] 96 45-52. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinsphys.2016.10.008

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  4. Cossentine, J.E., Mason, P.G., Brauner, A.M., Gariepy, T.D., Fraser, H.M., Pate, E., Blatt, S.E., Robertson, M.C., and Franklin, J.L. (2016). "Parasitism of Apple Leaf Curling Midge in Canadian Apple Orchards.", Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention 2016, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, February, 2016.

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  5. Vincent, C., Boyetchko, S.M., Gariepy, T.D., and Mason, P.G. (2016). "La lutte biologique: principes, mode d’emploi, verrous et non-dits.", In Symposium «La lutte biologique: regards transatlantiques» (O. Carisse, C. Vincent, C. Regnault-Roger orgs.), Académie d’Agriculture de France, Paris, France, 9 mars 2016. (Presentation)

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  6. Toxopeus, J., Jakobs, R., Ferguson, L.V., Gariepy, T.D., Sinclair, B.J. (2016). Reproductive arrest and stress resistance in winter-acclimated Drosophila suzukii. Journal of Insect Physiology, [online] 89 37-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinsphys.2016.03.006

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  7. Cossentine, J.E, Mason, PG, Brauner, AM, Gariepy, TD, Fraser, HM, Pate, E, Blatt, SE, Robertson, MC and Franklin, JL. 2016. Parasitism of apple leaf curling midge in Canadian apple orchards. Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, February

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  8. Cossentine, J.E., Blatt, S.E., Mason, P.G., Brauner, A.M., Franklin, J.L., Robertson, M.C., and Gariepy, T.D. (2015). "Understanding parasitism of Dasineura mali (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in Canadian apple orchards.", Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Quebec and Canada, Montréal, Québec, Canada, November 2015. (Poster)

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  9. Erlandson, M.A., Coutu, C., Holowachuk, J., Olfert, O.O., Gariepy, T.D., and Hegedus, D.D. (2015). "Developing genotyping-by-sequencing strategies for characterizing Mamestra configurata populations.", Joint Annual Meeting of Société d’entomologie du Québec and Entomological Society of Canada, Montreal, QC, Canada, November 8-11, 2015, Oral Presentation.

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  10. Cossentine, J.E., Mason, P.G., Brauner, A.M., Fraser, H.M., Grigg-McGuffin, K., Appleby, M.E., Gariepy, T.D., Blatt, S.E., Franklin, J.L., Robertson, M.C., and Hueppelsheuser, T. (2015). "Apple Leaf Curling Midge: Identifying the Natural Enemy Complex.", Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, February 2015.

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  11. Renkema, J.M., Telfer, Z., Gariepy, T., Hallett, R.H. (2015). Dalotia coriaria as a predator of Drosophila suzukii: Functional responses, reduced fruit infestation and molecular diagnostics. Biological Control, [online] 89 1-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2015.04.024

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  12. Gariepy, T.D., Bruin, A., Haye, T., Milonas, P., Vétek, G. (2015). Occurrence and genetic diversity of new populations of Halyomorpha halys in Europe. Journal of Pest Science, [online] 88(3), 451-460. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10340-015-0672-0

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  13. Jakobs, R., Gariepy, T.D., Sinclair, B.J. (2015). Adult plasticity of cold tolerance in a continental-temperate population of Drosophila suzukii. Journal of Insect Physiology, [online] 79 1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinsphys.2015.05.003

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  14. Cutler, G.C., Gariepy, T.D., De Silva, E.C.A., Hillier, N.K. (2015). High rates of parasitism of blueberry spanworm (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) by Ichneumonidae and Tachinidae in commercial lowbush blueberry fields. Journal of Pest Science, [online] 88(2), 219-223. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10340-015-0650-6

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  15. Haye, T., Fischer, S., Zhang, J., Gariepy, T. (2015). Can native egg parasitoids adopt the invasive brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), in Europe?. Journal of Pest Science, [online] 88(4), 693-705. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10340-015-0671-1

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  16. Haye, T., Gariepy, T.D., Hoelmer, K., Rossi, J.-P., Streito, J.-C., Tassus, X., and Desneux, N. (2015). "Range expansion of the invasive brown marmorated stinkbug, Halyomorpha halys: an increasing threat to field, fruit and vegetable crops worldwide.", Journal of Pest Science, 88(4), pp. 665-673. doi : 10.1007/s10340-015-0670-2

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  17. Cossentine, J.E., Blatt, S.E., Mason, P.G., Franklin, J.L., Brauner, A.M., Robertson, M.C., Appleby, M.E., Grigg-McGuffin, K., Fraser, H.M., Hueppelsheuser, T., and Gariepy, T.D. (2014). "Adventures in moving. The challenges in introducing a classical biological control agent into other provinces.", 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of Saskatchewan and Entomological Society of Canada, Saskatoon SK, Canada, September 28-October 1, 2014.

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  18. Leskey, T.C., Hamilton, G., Biddinger, D., Buffington, M.L., Dieckhoff, C., Dively, G., Fraser, H.M., Gariepy, T.D., Hedstrom, C., and Herbert, A. (2014). Datasheet for Halyomorpha halys (Stål),(Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) and invasive species compendium.

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  19. Erlandson, M.A., Theilmann, D.A., Hegedus, D.L., Donly, T., Gariepy, T.D., and Olfert, O.O. (2014). Bertha armyworm (Mamestra configurata): Genomics, population dynamics and biodiversity of pest and pathogens. Annual Project Report to AAFC-Genomics. (Report)

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  20. Cossentine, J.E., Blatt, S.E., Mason, P.G., Franklin, J.L., Brauner, A.M., Robertson, M.C., Appleby, M.E., Grigg-McGuffin, K., Fraser, H.M., Hueppelsheuser, T., and Gariepy, T.D. (2014). "Adventures in moving: The challenges in introducing a classical biological control agent into other provinces.", 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of Saskatchewan and Entomological Society of Canada, Saskatoon SK, Canada, September 28-October 1, 2014, Poster Presentation.

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