Jean-Philippe Parent

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Research Scientist - Entomology

With challenges caused by local insect pests formerly controlled by chemical control, as well  as new invasive pests at our doors, there is a need to improve our integrated pest management by developing both physical and biological control.

To achieve this, my program focuses on the development of new physical control methods such as the use of vibrations to negatively impact pests and improve pest control processes using animal behaviour.  

I also have a broad interest in animal behaviour and the underlying processes affecting them. This includes identifying potential weak points in these processes to improve efficiency, such as training and behavioural manipulations of parasitoid wasps and ease pest location.

Current research and/or projects

Exploring the pest disrupting potential of vibrations in greenhouse crops

Screening of Invasive Alien Species using metabarcoding

Implementing a living laboratory in Québec – Lake St-Pierre region

Studying the use of Trichogramma wasps as biological control against agricultural pests such as the Oriental fruit moth

Developing sustainable apple pest management using degree-day models and insect trapping

Research and/or project statements

Innovative technological uses such as vibration for insect disturbance strategies

Reduction of insect pest populations using biological control agents such as parasitoid wasps

Behavioural manipulation to increase biological control agents efficiency and reduce pest nuisance

Impact of temperature on biological control agent efficiency (aphid parasitoid)

Education and awards

Ph.D. Biological Sciences, Université de Montréal, 2016

M.Sc. Animal Sciences, Université Laval, 2012

B.Sc. Biology, Université Laval, 2006

International experience and/or work

Collaboration in 2014 with Prof. Takasu from Kyushu University on time perception and learning of parasitoid wasps.

Key publications

  1. Tremblay, É.D., Goulet, B.B., Lord, E., Samson, S., Liu, M., Tambong, J.T., Brunet, B.M.T., Khanal, R., Parent, J.-P., and Chen, W. (2023). Surveillance of crop-associated microbes using high-throughput sequencing of environmental and seed samples. In 12th International Congress Of Plant Pathology (Lyon, France).

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  2. Tremblay, É.D., Goulet, B.B., Lord, É., Samson, S., Liu, M., Brunet, B.M.T., and Parent, J.-P. (2023). Fungal diversity, surveillance and incidence forecasting of crop-associated phytopathogens using metabarcoding of aerial spore and suction traps. In The Canadian Tri-Society meeting (Ottawa, ON, Canada)

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  3. Tremblay, É. D., Goulet, B. B., Brunet, B. M. T., Lord, É., & Parent, J.-P. (2023, 2023/05/31 - 2023/06/02). Diversity of crop-associated oomycetes using metabarcoding data from aerial spore and suction traps. Talk presented at the 4th Annual CanFunNet Fungal Biology Conference, Virtual Event.

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  4. J.-P. Parent, J. Doyon, P.K. Abram (2022). What happens when predator and prey start vibing together: Impact of vibrational pest control on ladybeetles. 2022 Joint Annual Meeting of the ESA, ESC, and ESBC. Vancouver, BC, Canada, November 13-16, 2022 (Oral presentation).

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  5. N. Demers, J. Brodeur, P. K. Abram, and J.-P. Parent (2022). No bad vibes: The disruptive effect of vibrations on the winged and apterous morphs of the green peach aphid Myzus persicae. 2022 Joint Annual Meeting of the ESA, ESC, and ESBC. Vancouver, BC, Canada, November 13-16, 2022 (Oral presentation).

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  6. J.-P. Parent, J. Doyon, P.K. Abram (2022). Proies et prédateurs sur la même longueur d’onde : l’impact des vibrations sur les coccinelles. 149e Réunion Annuelle Société d’Entomologie du Québec, Granby, QC, October 27-28, 2022 (Oral Presentation).

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  7. N. Demers, J. Brodeur, P.K. Abram, J.-P. Parent (2023). L’effet perturbateur de la vibration sur les ailés et aptères du puceron vert du pêcher Myzus persicae. 149e Réunion Annuelle Société d’Entomologie du Québec, Granby, QC, October 27-28, 2022 (Oral Presentation).

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  8. P.K. Abram, J.-P. Parent, J.H. Miall, P.G. Mason, J. Brodeur (2022). Proposed redistribution of Istocheta aldrichi Mesnil (Diptera: Tachinidae) from Ontario and Québec to British Columbia, Canada, for biological control of the Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica Newman (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Report submitted to the BCPPAC for final review, October 20, 2022.

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  9. J.-P. Parent, P.K. Abram (2021). Les vibrations sont-elles suffisantes pour déloger des pucerons installés confortablement? 148 ième Réunion annuelle de la Société d’entomologie du Québec, November 25-26, 2021 (Virtual oral presentation).

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  10. N. Demers, P.K. Abram, J.-P. Parent (2021). Puceron-limace, l’effet perturbateur des vibrations sur la production de juvéniles du puceron vert du pêcher Myzus persicae. 148 ième Réunion annuelle de la Société d’entomologie du Québec, November 25-26, 2021 (Virtual poster presentation).

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  11. J.-P. Parent, P.K. Abram (2021). Are cozy aphids less likely to be disrupted by substrate-borne vibrations? 2021 Entomological Society of Canada and Entomological Society of Ontario's Joint Annual Meeting, November 15-18, 2021 (Virtual oral presentation).

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  12. N. Demers, P.K. Abram, and J.-P. Parent (2021). Slug-like aphids, the disruptive effect of vibrations on the offspring of the green peach aphid Myzus persicae. 2021 Entomological Society of Canada and Entomological Society of Ontario's Joint Annual Meeting, November 15-18, 2021 (Virtual poster presentation).

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  13. Otani, J., Weiss, R., Trudel, S., Giffen, D., Turkington, T.K., Svendsen, E., Parent, JP., Mylnarek, J., Olfert, O., Vankosky, M. 2019. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Weekly Update e-Bulletin May 30, 2019 edition. 2019 (8): 1-25. https://bit.ly/2pkYUFY

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  14. Laprise, M., Renkema, J. & Parent J.-P. 2019. I spy Hemipterans: Assessing the biodiversity of insects in Niagara vineyards. Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention, Niagara, ON, Canada. 20-21 February 2019.

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  15. Parent, J.-P., Brodeur, J., Robert, F.-A., Boivin, G. 2017. Factors influencing walking speed in insects: not just a matter of size and age. ESC, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. 22-25 November.

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  16. Parent, J.-P., Brodeur, J., Boivin, G. 2018. Increasing host patch exploitatino efficiency of parasitoids using temperature change. IOBC, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada. 4-8 June 2017.

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  17. Le suivi automatique du comportement animal: l’éthologie dans l’ère du “big data”.

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  18. Parent, J.-P., Brodeur, J. Boivin, G. 2016. Impact of travel temperature on perceived durations for a parasitoid. IEIC, Kyoto, Japan. 16-20 October.

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  19. Abram, P.K., Parent, J.P., Brodeur, J., Boivin, G. (2016). Size-induced phenotypic reaction norms in a parasitoid wasp: An examination of life-history and behavioural traits. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, [online] 117(3), 620-632. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bij.12658

    2016 - View publication details

Research facility

430 Gouin Boulevard
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J3B 3E6
Canada

Language

English
French