Research focuses on the intricate and dynamic ways in which insects interact with the biological, chemical, and physical aspects of the environment. This includes the development of effective methods for environmental assessment through determining the biodiversity of insects in ecosystems. Furthermore, it also focuses on improving the techniques of integrated pest management (IPM).

Description: Zoology and Entomology Keywords: Pecan Trees Pest, Stink Bug

Description: Zoology and Entomology Keywords: Wasp parasitoids

Study group members

Postgraduate students and research titles

  • Mr André van Rooyen, MSc

''The aspects of a lepidopteran borer complex of pecan nuts (Carya illinoensis) in the Vaalharts region"

  • Miss Tanya Smit, MSc

"Monitoring of fruit flies on table grapes in the Northern Cape for pest management strategies"

Description: Zoology and Entomology Keywords: UFS Entomology Study Sites


Faculty Manager: Velaphi Makgwahla
T: + 27 51 401 3199

Marketing Manager: Elfrieda Lötter
T: +27 51 401 2531

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