Dr Peter Mason

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chercheur scientifique

Peter G. Mason (Ph. D.) est chercheur scientifique à Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada (AAC), à Ottawa. Il s’intéresse aux espèces exotiques envahissantes et aux agents de lutte biologique classique, plus particulièrement à l’évaluation de la gamme d’hôtes et aux effets des parasitoïdes sur les organismes non visés. Ses travaux jouent un rôle central dans l’élaboration de mesures scientifiques dans un contexte réglementaire en pleine évolution pour ce qui est des agents de lutte biologique.

Recherche et / ou projets en cours

Latest publications

Mason PG (2021) Biological Control: Global Impacts, Challenges and Future Directions of Pest Management. CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South, Victoria, Australia.

Zaviezo T, Grez A, Miall JH, Mason PG (2021) Conservation biological control. Pp. 37–66 In Mason PG (Ed) Biological Control: Global Impacts, Challenges and Future Directions of Pest Management. CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South, Victoria, Australia.

Weber D, Hajek AE, Hoelmer KA, Schaffner U, Mason PG, Stouthamer R, Talamas EJ, Buffington M, Haye T (2021) Unintentional biological control. Pp. 110–140 In Mason PG (Ed) Biological Control: Global Impacts, Challenges and Future Directions of Pest Management. CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South, Victoria, Australia.

Barratt, BIP, Colmanarez Y, Day MD, Ivey P, Klapwijk JN, Loomans AJM, Mason PG, Palmer WA, Sankaran KV (2021) Regulatory challenges for biological control. Pp. 166–198 In Mason PG (Ed) Biological Control: Global Impacts, Challenges and Future Directions of Pest Management. CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South, Victoria, Australia.

Mason PG, Klapwijk JN, Smith D  (2021) Access and Benefit-Sharing of Biological Control Genetic Resources. Pp. 197–219 In Mason PG (Ed) Biological Control: Global Impacts, Challenges and Future Directions of Pest Management. CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South, Victoria, Australia.

van Lenteren J, Mason PG, Bueno VHP, Cock MJW, Colmenarez YC, Luna MG (2021) Biological control successes and failures: Latin American Region. Pp. 511–554 In Mason PG (Ed) Biological Control: Global Impacts, Challenges and Future Directions of Pest Management. CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South, Victoria, Australia.

Haye T, Dancau T, Bennett AMR, Mason PG (2021) The impact of parasitoids on diamondback moth in Europe: A life table approach. The Canadian Entomologist 153: 741–756.  https://doi.org/10.4039/tce.2021.43 

Cock C, Mason PG, Haye T, Cappuccino N (2021) Determining the host range of Diadromus collaris (Gravenhorst) (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), a candidate biological control agent for diamondback moth Plutella xylostella Linnaeus (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) in Canada. Biological Control 161: 104705. doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2021.104705

Mason PG, Dancau T, Abram PK, Noronha C, Dixon PK, Parsons, CR, Bahar MD, Bennett AMR, Fernández-Triana JL, Brauner AM, Clarke P, Thiessen J, Gillespie DR, Haye T (2022) The parasitoid complex of diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (Linnaeus) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae), in Canada: Impact and status. The Canadian Entomologist 154: e12. doi:10.4039/tce.2021.51. 

Abram PK, Thiessen J, Clarke P, Gillespie DR, Fernández-Triana JL, Bennett AMR, Gibson GAP, Huber JT, Mason PG, Landry J-F (2022) Natural history of Plutella armoraciae, a sympatric congener of the diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) in northwestern North America. Journal of Lepidopterist’s Society 76 (1): 25–39.  

Principales publications

  1. The pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii is currently the most important pest of pepper crops in North America where it poses a high risk to the cultivation of peppers. To address the current need for new management tools for the pepper weevil, we have initiated a research project which aims to identify the natural enemies associated with the immature life stages of the pest in Canada. From work conducted in 2016, parasitoids belonging to three hymenopteran families including Pteromalidae (Jaliscoa hunteri Crawford, Pteromalus anthonomi Ashmead), Eupelmidae (Eupelmus pulchriceps Cameron) and Braconidae (Nealiolus spp., Bracon spp.) were reared out from field-collected peppers, some of whom represent new records of species able to target the pepper weevil. Together with other ongoing research initiatives, these new natural enemy records may provide opportunities for the development of novel tools for the management of the pepper weevil in North America.

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  2. Mason, P.G., Gillespie, D.R. and Vincent C. (eds.) Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Langkawi, Malaysia 11-15 September 2017, CAB International, Wallingford, Oxon, UK, 366p.

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  3. Mason PG, De Clerck-Floate RA, Gallant B, Gillespie DR, Floate K, Bourchier R, Douglas H, Vincent C, Boivin G (2017) Guide relatif à l’importation et dissémination au Canada d’arthropodes destinés à la lutte biologique. Agriculture et agroalimentaire Canada A42-122-2017-fra.pdf

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  4. 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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  5. Vincent, C., Boyetchko, S.M., Gariepy, T.D., et 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. (Présentation)

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  6. Cossentine, J.E., Mason, P.G., Brauner, A.M., Gariepy, T.D., Fraser, H.M., Pate, E., Blatt, S.E., Robertson, M.C., et 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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  7. Vincent, C., Carisse, O., et Mason, P.G. (2016). « Integrated pest management practices, ecological services and agroecosystem resilience. », Workshop “Making Agro-Ecosystems More Resilient”, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Canada, June 6, 2016. (Présentation)

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  8. Blackman, C.K., Cappuccino, N., Mason, P.G. (2016). First Record of Lilioceris lilii (Scopoli) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) on Lilium michiganense Farwell and Confirmation of Its Association with Streptopus lanceolatus (Aiton) Reveal (Liliaceae). Coleopterists Bulletin, [online] 70(3), 482-484. http://dx.doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-70.3.482

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  9. Ma, B.L., A. Herath, W. Wu, and P. Mason. 2016. Canola: A made-in-Canada crop – research strategies towards sustainable canola production. Poster presentation at the Ottawa Doors Open event. Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, ON, Canada. Jun 5.

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  10. 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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  11. Cossentine, J.E., Blatt, S.E., Mason, P.G., Brauner, A.M., Franklin, J.L., Robertson, M.C., et 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. (Affiche)

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  12. 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., et 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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  13. Mason, P.G., Cock, M.J.W., Barratt, B.I.P., van Lenteren, J.C., et Brodeur, J. (2015). « Biological control as a tool for mitigating the impacts of invasive alien species. », Expert Meeting on Alien Species in Wildlife Trade: experiences in the use of biological control agents and development if decision support tools for management of invasive alien species, Montréal, Québec, Canada, October 28-30, 2015, p. 31.

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  14. Haye, T., Mason, P.G., Gillespie, D.R., Miall, J.H., Gibson, G.A.P., Diaconu, A., Brauner, A.M., et Kuhlmann, U. (2015). « Determining the host specificity of the biological control agent Trichomalus perfectus (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae): the importance of ecological host range. », Biocontrol Science and Technology, 25(1), p. 21-47. doi : 10.1080/09583157.2014.945900

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  15. Fernandez, C., Carcamo, H., Cárcamo, H.A., Laird, R.A., Mason, P.G., Otani, J.K., et Lachance, S. (2014). « Ecological interactions between lygus bugs and Peristenus: an approach in southern Alberta. », 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of Saskatchewan and Entomological Society of Canada, Saskatoon SK, Canada, September 28-October 1, 2014, p. 37.

    2014 - Consulter les détails de la publication

  16. 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., et 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.

    2014 - Consulter les détails de la publication

  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., et 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.

    2014 - Consulter les détails de la publication

  18. Vincent, C., Mason, P.G., et Gillespie, D.R. (2014). « La lutte biologique au Canada. », Conférence à l’Unité de recherche FRE 3498-Ecologie et Dynamiques des Systèmes Anthropisés (EDYSAN), Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France, 20 février 2014. (Présentation)

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  19. Vincent, C., Mason, P.G., et Gillespie, D.R. (2014). « Portrait de la lutte biologique au Canada. », Académie d’Agriculture de France, Paris, France, 5 février 2014. (Présentation)

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  20. Fernández, D.C., Cárcamo, H.A., Laird, R.A., Mason, P.G., Otani, J.K., et Lachance, S. (2014). « Ecological interactions between lygus bugs and Peristenus: an approach in southern Alberta. », 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of Saskatchewan and Entomological Society of Canada, Saskatoon SK, Canada, September 28-October 1, 2014.

    2014 - Consulter les détails de la publication

Installation de recherche

960, avenue Carling
Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6
Canada

Langue

Anglais