Ian Scott

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Research Scientist

Entomology; Insecticide Toxicology; Chemical Ecology; Plant-Insect Interaction; Biopesticide Discovery and Development; Invertebrate Biodiversity 

Current research and/or projects

  1. Development of regional management strategies and decision making tools for control of the Colorado potato beetle / PI – C. Moffat (Summerland) / Canadian Agri-Science Cluster for Horticulture 3 / 2018-23;
  2. Generate and evaluate integrated pest management tools for wireworm control in potatoes in Canada / PI – C. Noronha (Charlottetown) / Canadian Agri-Science Cluster for Horticulture 3 /  2018-23;
  3. Establishing a Living Laboratory to address persistent agri-environmen​tal challenges in the Lake Erie basin / PI – P. Joose / Living Laboratories Initiative: Biodiversity Objective B1 / 2020-22;
  4. Genomics-based environmentally friendly technologies for control of the high-risk pest in agriculture (G-PEST) / PI - V. Grbic (Western University) / Ontario Research Fund, Ministry of Research / 2017-22.

Research and/or project statements

My research is in the areas of insecticide resistance, biopesticide discovery, plant-insect interactions, and chemical ecology. My recent research studied the effects of plant-derived metabolites on pest insects of vegetable and field crops. My current projects focus on: 1) surveys and mechanisms of pesticide resistance in Colorado potato beetles and two-spotted spider mites in order to provide improved resistance detection; and 2) the use of cover crops to manage wireworm and the effects of cover crops on soil invertebrate biodiversity.

Education and awards

PhD, Biology Department, University of Ottawa, 2004

MSc, Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, 1994

BSc, Honors Biology, University of Guelph, 1988

Key publications

  1. Stokes-Rees, J., Henry, H., Scott, I. 2023. Early -season cover crops prior to spinach planting provides co co-benefits for soil invertebrate community. Poster presentation at the Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario Conference, London, Ontario, February 15-16, 2023.

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  2. Abdel Rahman, A., Scott, I., Henry, H., Kabaluk, T. 2022. Plant-fungi-insect interactions: The effect of cover crops and Metarhizium brunneum on wireworm. Recorded oral presentation, Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of B.C., Canada and America, Vancouver, November 13-16, 2022.

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  3. Nicol, R., M. Berhow, M. Charbonneau, I. Scott, K. Tamming, S. Lachance. 2022. Efficacy and market potential of biopesticides developed from saponins and essential oils. Poster presentation at the Ontario Pest Management Conference, Guelph, November 1, 2022.

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  4. Abdel Rahman, A., Scott, I., Henry, H., Kabaluk, T. 2022. Combined use of cover crops and the entomopathogenic fungi Metarhizium brunneum to manage wireworm. Poster at the Ontario Pest Management Conference, Guelph, November 1, 2022.

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  5. Moreira do Nascimento, J. V. Zhurov, H. Varonina, J. Spenler, Z. Ćulo, A. Rahn, E. Surman, J. Gallo, I. Scott, D. Lizotte, T. Baute, T. MacDonald, N. Bennett, M. Grbić and V. Grbić. 2022. Pesticide resistance levels in field and greenhouse populations of Tetranychus urticae. Poster presentation at the Ontario Pest Management Conference, Guelph, November 1, 2022.

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  6. Scott, I., J. Stokes-Rees, J. Beardsley, M. Vankosky. 2022. Integrated pest management of root maggots in Ontario leafy green and root brassica vegetables. Poster presentation at the Ontario Pest Management Conference, Guelph, November 1, 2022.

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  7. Stokes-Rees, J. and Scott, I. 2022. Beneficial species (Carabidae and Staphylinidae) respond to tillage practices. Oral presentation for the Living Labs Ontario Summer Field Days, No-till potato, Orchard Hill Farm, St. Thomas, Ontario, August 29, 2022.

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  8. Scott, I.M., J. Vickruck, S. Hann, S. Krolikowski, P. MacKinley, C. Moffat. 2022. Regional differences in susceptibility to spinosyn insecticides registered for Colorado potato beetle management. Recorded platform presentation for the American Chemical Society Fall 2022 Meeting, 2022 ACS International Award for Research in Agrochemicals: The Many Faces of Insecticide Toxicology: Resistance, Mode of Action, New Insecticides & Novel Control Strategies, Chicago IL, August 22, 2022.

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  9. Vickruck, J. et al. 2022. Insecticide resistance varies regionally in the Colorado Potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata. Northeast Potato Technology Forum, March 2022, PEI.

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  10. Grbic, V., I. Scott, T. Baute, D. Lizotte. 2022. Survey of pesticide resistance in spider mite populations. Online platform presentation for the Ontario Soybean and Canola Committee Meeting, February 25, 2022.

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  11. MacKinnon. L. 2021 Colorado Potato Beetle Insecticide Resistance Monitoring Results. Update from PEI Department of Agriculture, for Prince Edward Island Potato News. Jan/Feb 2022. Volume 23 Issue 1. https://peipotatoagronomy.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/pnv23n1.pdf

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  12. Moffat, C., I. Scott, S. Hann. 2021. Controlling Colorado Potato Beetles. SpudSmart Innovation Webinar Series, November 30, 2021. https://spudsmart.com/controlling-colorado-potato-beetles-on-your-farm-a-spud-smart-roundtable-webinar-podcast/

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  13. Bacque, T., C. Moffat, I. Scott. Colorado Potato Beetles are a Mile-High Headache. SpudSmart Magazine. August 9, 2021. https://spudsmart.com/colorado-potato-beetles-are-a-mile-high-headache/

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  14. Grbic, V., I.M. Scott, T. Baute, D. Lizotte. 2021. Survey of pesticide resistance in spider mite populations. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Ontario Soybean and Canola Committee, February 26, 2021. Virtual presentation.

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  15. Scott, I.M., Hatten, G., Tuncer, Y., Clarke, V.C., Jurcic, K., Yeung, K.K.C. (2021). Proteomic analyses detect higher expression of c-type lectins in imidacloprid-resistant colorado potato beetle leptinotarsa decemlineata say. Insects, [online] 11(1), 1-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/insects12010003

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  16. Shah, R., Al-Sadi, A.M., Scott, I.M., AlRaeesi, A., AlJahdhami, A.A. (2020). Insecticide resistance monitoring in whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Oman. Journal of Asia Pacific Entomology, [online] 23(4), 1248-1254. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aspen.2020.09.018

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  17. Wang, Z., Cáceres, L.A., Hossain, M.M., Abdallah, S.B., Ogbeide, O., Yao, Z., Renaud, J.B., Scott, I.M. (2019). The Antioxidant and Enzyme Inhibitory Activity of Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.) Bark Solvent Extracts and Pyrolysis Oil. Waste Biomass Valorization, [online] 10(11), 3295-3306. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12649-018-00551-3

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  18. Scott, I.M., Zhu, H., Schieck, K., Follick, A., Reynolds, L.B., Menassa, R. (2019). Non-target effects of hyperthermostable α-amylase transgenic Nicotiana tabacum in the laboratory and the field. Frontiers in Plant Science, [online] 10 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.00878

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  19. Ben-Abdallah, S., Cáceres, L.A., Wang, Z., Renaud, B.J., Lachâal, M., Karray-Bouraoui, N., Hannoufa, A., Scott, I.M. (2019). Host plant defenses of black (Solanum nigrum L.) and red nightshade (Solanum villosum Mill.) against specialist Solanaceae herbivore Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say). Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology, [online] 101(2), http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/arch.21550

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  20. Bohorquez Ruiz, Y.L., Scott, I.M., McNeil, J.N. (2019). The Buckwheat Effect: A Biopesticide for Wireworm?. Journal of Economic Entomology, [online] 112(2), 625-632. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jee/toy366

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Research facility

1391 Sandford Street
London, ON N5V 4T3
Canada

Affiliations

Adjunct - Department of Biology, Western University, London, ON

Editorial Board Member and Guest Editor - Journal "Insects"

Language

English