Staff Profile

Dr Louise Malone
Science Group Leader, Applied Entomology

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Dr Louise Malone


MSc (Hons), Zoology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
PhD, Parasitology, Imperial College, University of London, United Kingdom

Research Interests & Activities

Environmental risk assessment; non-target impacts of nanotechnology and plant biotechnology; biodiversity in agro-ecosystems.

International Collaboration

Agroscope Reckenholz-Tanikon, Zurich, Switzerland

Honours & Awards

Post-graduate Fellowship – New Zealand National Research Advisory Council
Trimble Agricultural Research Fellowship

Professional Memberships

Member, International Bee Research Association
Member, NZ Institutes of Horticultural and Agricultural Science
Member, New Zealand Plant Protection Society

Key Publications

Barratt, B.I.P., Todd, J.H., Ferguson, C.M, Crook, K, Burgess, E.P.J, Barraclough, E.I, Malone, L.A. 2013. Biosafety testing of genetically modified ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) plants using a model for the optimum selection of test invertebrates. Environmental Entomology, 42: 820-830.

Romeis J, Alvarez-Álfageme F, Meissle M, Malone L 2012. Establishing a database of bio-ecological information on non-target arthropod species to support the environmental risk assessment of genetically modified crops in the EU. External Scientific Report for the European Food Safety Authority, 153 pp.

Malone LA, Todd JH, Burgess EPJ, Walter C, Wagner A, Barratt BIP 2011. Developing risk hypotheses and selecting species for assessing non-target impacts of GM trees with novel traits: the case of altered-lignin pine trees. Environmental Biosafety Research 9(4): 181-198.

Barratt BIP, Todd JH, Burgess EPJ, Malone, LA 2011. Developing biosafety risk hypotheses for invertebrates exposed to GM plants using conceptual food webs: a case study with elevated triacylglyceride levels in ryegrass. Environmental Biosafety Research 9(3): 163-179.

Burgess EPJ, Barraclough EI, Kean AM, Walter C, Malone LA 2011. No impact of transgenic nptII-leafy Pinus radiata (Pinales: Pinaceae) on Pseudocoremia suavis (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) or its endoparasitoid Meteorus pulchricornis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Environmental Entomology 40(5): 1331-1340.

Al-Salim, N.; Barraclough, E.; Burgess, E.; Clothier, B.; Deurer, M.; Green, S.; Malone, L.; Weir, G. 2011. Quantum dot transport in soil, plants, and insects. Science of the Total Environment 409: 3237-3248.


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