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. 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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  2. 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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  3. Rice, K.B., Bergh, C.J., Bergmann, E.J., Biddinger, D.J., Dieckhoff, C., Dively, G., Fraser, H., Gariepy, T., Hamilton, G., Haye, T., Herbert, A., Hoelmer, K., Hooks, C.R., Jones, A., Krawczyk, G., Kuhar, T., Martinson, H., Mitchell, W., Nielsen, A.L., Pfeiffer, D.G., Raupp, M.J., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Shearer, P., Shrewsbury, P., Venugopal, P.D., Whalen, J., Wiman, N.G., Leskey, T.C., Tooker, J.F. (2014). Biology, ecology, and management of brown marmorated stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of Integrated Pest Management, [online] 5(3), http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/ipm14002

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  4. Gariepy, T.D., Haye, T., Fraser, H., Zhang, J. (2014). Occurrence, genetic diversity, and potential pathways of entry of Halyomorpha halys in newly invaded areas of Canada and Switzerland. Journal of Pest Science, [online] 87(1), 17-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10340-013-0529-3

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  5. Gariepy, T.D., Fraser, H., Scott-Dupree, C.D. (2014). Brown marmorated stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in Canada: Recent establishment, occurrence, and pest status in southern Ontario. The Canadian Entomologist, [online] 146(5), 579-582. http://dx.doi.org/10.4039/tce.2014.4

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  6. Abram, P.K., Gariepy, T.D., Boivin, G., Brodeur, J. (2014). An invasive stink bug as an evolutionary trap for an indigenous egg parasitoid. Biological Invasions, [online] 16(7), 1387-1395. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-013-0576-y

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  7. Gariepy, T.D., Haye, T., and Zhang, J. (2013). "A molecular diagnostic tool for the preliminary assessment of host–parasitoid associations in biological control programmes for a new invasive pest.", Molecular Ecology, 23(15), pp. 3912-3924. doi : 10.1111/mec.12515

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  8. Haye, T., Abdallah, S., Gariepy, T., Wyniger, D. (2014). Phenology, life table analysis and temperature requirements of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, in Europe. Journal of Pest Science, [online] 87(3), 407-418. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10340-014-0560-z

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  9. Cossentine, J.E., Blatt, S.E., Mason, P.G., Franklin, J.L., Brauner, A.M., Appleby, M.E., Grigg-McGuffin, K., Fraser, H., and Gariepy, T.D. (2013). "A difficult directed biological control decision.", Joint Annual Entomological Society of Ontario and Canada meeting, Guelph, ON, Canada, October, 2013. (Poster)

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  10. Broadbent, A.B., Haye, T., Gariepy, T.D., Olfert, O.O., and Kuhlmann, U. (2013). "Lygus lineolaris, tarnished plant bug.", in Mason, P.G. and Gillespie, D.R. (eds.) - Biological Control Programmes in Canada 2001-2012, CABI Publishing, pp. 221-227.

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  11. Gariepy, T.D. and Roitberg, B.D. (2013). "New Tools in Biological Control.", in Mason, P.G. and Gillespie, D.R. (eds.) - Biological Control Programmes in Canada 2001-2012, CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK, pp. 22-37.

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  12. Gariepy, T.D. (2013). "Molecular Diagnostics in Biological Control: Evaluating Trophic Interactions and Non-Target Effects of Insect Parasitoids.", 4th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Pucón, Chile, March 4-8, 2013. (Presentation)

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  13. Mechai, S., Feil, E.J., Gariepy, T.D., Gregory, T.R., Lindsay, L.R., Millien, V., Ogden, N.H. (2013). Investigation of the population structure of the tick vector of lyme disease ixodes scapularis (acari: Ixodidae) in canada using mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit i gene sequences. Journal of Medical Entomology, [online] 50(3), 560-570. http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/ME12178

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  14. Haye, T., Olfert, O., Weiss, R.M., Gariepy, T.D., Broadbent, B., Kuhlmann, U. (2013). Bioclimatic analyses of distributions of a parasitoid Peristenus digoneutis and its host species Lygus spp. in Europe and North America. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, [online] 15(1), 43-55. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-9563.2012.00590.x

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  15. Cárcamo, H.A., Herle, C.E., Broadbent, A.B., Gariepy, T.D., and Gualtieri, L. (2012). "Neo-classical biocontrol of Lygus in canola in the Canadian Prairies-treading lightly.", Entomological Society of Canada 62nd and Entomological Society of Alberta 60th joint Annual Meeting, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Edmonton, AB, Canada, November 4-7, 2012, #27. (Abstract)

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  16. Gariepy, T.D. (2012). "Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Canada and Potential for Biological Control.", Entomological Society of Canada 62nd and Entomological Society of Alberta 60th joint Annual Meeting, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Edmonton, AB, Canada, November 4-7, 2012.

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  17. Haye, T., Hohman, L., Zhang, J.X., Gillespie, D.R., Mason, P.G., and Gariepy, T.D. (2012). "Egg parasitism of brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, in China and Europe and implications for biological control.", Entomological Society of Canada 62nd and Entomological Society of Alberta 60th joint Annual Meeting, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Edmonton, AB, Canada, November 4-7, 2012, #79. (Abstract)

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  18. Gariepy, T.D. (2012). "Of Pests and Parasites: Modernizing Biological Control with New Tricks of the Trade.", Royal Canadian Institute (RCI), public lecture series, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, January 2013. (Presentation)

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  19. Gariepy, T.D., Lindsay, R., Ogden, N., Gregory, T.R. (2012). Identifying the last supper: Utility of the DNA barcode library for bloodmeal identification in ticks. Molecular Ecology Resources, [online] 12(4), 646-652. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-0998.2012.03140.x

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  20. Gariepy, T.D., Messing, R.H. (2012). Development and use of molecular diagnostic tools to determine trophic links and interspecific interactions in aphid-parasitoid communities in Hawaii. Biological Control, [online] 60(1), 26-38. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2011.06.011

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