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Dr Dave Chandler


Job Title
Associate Professor
Department
Life Sciences
Phone
44 (0)2476 575 041
Research Interests

Dave is a microbiologist and entomologist. His main areas of interest are: insect pathogens and microbial pest control; bee health; ecology and physiology of entomopathogenic fungi; biopesticide regulation and governance; and Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

Biography

Dave has worked at Warwick Crop Centre since 1990. Previous to this, he studied for a bachelor degree in biology at the University of Nottingham, followed by a PhD in mycology at Kings College London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, has been an adviser on IPM to the European Parliament and a research programme assessor for the US Department of Agriculture

Title Funder Award start Award end
h20 SMARTPROTECT: SMART agriculture for innovative vegetable crop PROTECTion: harnessing advanced methodologies and technologies European Commission 01 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2022
Biological crop protection: a new 'slow down/speed up' strategy for aphid management BBSRC 01 Aug 2018 31 Jul 2022
Linked to ideate proposal 57075 Harper Adams University College 01 Aug 2018 31 Jul 2021
Sceptre plus AHDB (Formerly HDC) 03 Apr 2017 02 Apr 2021
Tomato: Phase 3 of an investigation into poor pollination performance by the native bumblebee, Bombus terrestris audax - extension of 58442 AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Jan 2019 31 Dec 2020
Application and management of biopesticides for efficacy and reliability (AMBER) AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Jan 2016 31 Dec 2020
Elizabeth Creek Trust: Honeybee Research Elizabeth Creak Charitable Trust, The 01 Oct 2015 31 Mar 2020
Integrated control of root-feeding fly larvae infesting vegetable crops Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 May 2017 31 Mar 2020
Potential of entomopathogenic fungi as biopesticides of cassava-colonising biotypes of Bemisia tabaci BBSRC 01 Oct 2018 31 Mar 2020
Improving vine weevil control in hardy nursery stock AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Jan 2016 31 Dec 2019
Phase 2 of an investigation into poor pollination performance by the native bumblebee, Bombus terretris audax (Extension to PE 031). AHDB appilcation led by Uk Tomato Growers Associated (TGA) AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Jun 2018 30 Nov 2018
Managing Ornamental Plants sustainably (MOPS); AHDB/HDC (via ADAS) AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Dec 2013 31 Jan 2016
HDC studentship Biology of cabbage whitefly (Aleyrodes proletella)Project code: CP 091 AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Oct 2012 30 Sep 2015
LINK PROJECT: LGC Offer (HL01107) Biological, Semiochemical and Selective Chemical Management Methods for Insecticide Resistant Western Flower Thrips on Protected Strawberry.X-Ref: 31336 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Apr 2010 31 Mar 2015
THO0102: Improved control methods for oak processionary moth Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Apr 2012 31 Mar 2015
Recost of 34392:Combined applications of microbial bio-insecticides and chemical pesticides for IPM (Integrated Pest Managment) of key insect pest species Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Mar 2014 28 Feb 2015
Alternative Plant Protection Methods (PS21) - Use of refuge traps to disseminate entomopathogenic fungi for the control of adult vine weevil. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Oct 2012 30 Jan 2015
HDC Studentship 2012: The role of naturally occuring insect pathogenic fungi in regulating aphid populations on vegetable brassica cropsProject Code: CP 92 AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Oct 2011 30 Sep 2014
LINK HL0189: Developing biocontrol methods and their integration in sustainable pest and disease management in plum and cherry production Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Oct 2009 30 Sep 2014
A review of vine weevil knowledge in order to design best-practice IPM protocols suitable for implementation in UK horticulture Horticultural Development Council 16 Oct 2013 28 Feb 2014
Unravelling the impact of the mite varroa destructor on the interaction between the honeybee and its viruses BBSRC 01 Jan 2011 31 Dec 2013
Protected edible crops: biological control of plant diseases using insect pathogenic fungi with dual activity against plant pathogens: 2 year version AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Aug 2011 31 Jul 2013
EFSA Biopesticdes tender (via Bio Intelligence Service) European Food Safety Authority 01 Oct 2012 30 Jun 2013
Combining biopesticides and other treatments to increase pest control AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Apr 2011 31 Mar 2013
BBSRC Sub agreement time extension to Honeybee population dynamics. Linked to main project: 23638 / RLFDC3001 Rothamsted Research 01 Oct 2012 31 Jan 2013
Collaboration on The Effect of Pathogens on Honey Bee Learning and Foraging Behaviour (student Emma Wright) Rothamsted Research 01 Oct 2008 30 Sep 2012
Honeybee population dynamics: Integrating the effects of factors within the hive and in the landscape BBSRC 01 Oct 2009 30 Sep 2012
Amendment IF0128: The impact of shortened rotations on rhizosphere microbial diversity (amendment 3) RHRPM0378 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 May 2011 30 Sep 2011
Use of refuge traps to disseminate entomophpathogenic fungi for the control of adult vine weevil PS2134 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Feb 2011 30 Jun 2011
LINK: New Approaches to Microbial Control of Insect Pests in Protected Crops and Their Interaction with Waste-Based Growing Media Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Jun 2008 31 May 2011
A desk study of current knowledge on the combined use of microbial biopesticides and chemical pesticides in Integrated Pest Management Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Dec 2010 31 Mar 2011
IF0138 How Does Change in land-use Between Set-aside and Cropping Impact Soil Biodiversity and Function Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Apr 2008 31 Mar 2011
(IF0173) Genomic approaches for studying honeybee biology and improving bee health Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Feb 2009 31 Mar 2010
LINK: Consortium Agreement - Microbial Pest Control as Part of an Integration Crop Management in Herb and Ornamental Crops Horticultural Development Council 01 Apr 2008 31 Mar 2010
HDC Payment schedule for HortLink HL0193 - New approaches to microbial control of insect pests in protected crops and their interaction with waste-based growing media AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Apr 2008 31 Mar 2010
European Parliament workshop on Pesticides European Parliament 29 Nov 2008 31 Dec 2008
Mushrooms: Potential for Biological Control of Sciarid and Phorid Flies using the Predatory Beetle Atheta Coriaria Horticultural Development Council 01 Oct 2006 30 Sep 2007
Climate Change and Biodiversity in Agri-environment Schemes Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Oct 2006 30 Jun 2007
Review of the Scientific Literature to Determine the Extent of Knowledge on the Impact of Crop Management Strategies on Soil Microbial Populations - DEFRA Core Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Feb 2007 30 Jun 2007
PC277 Protected Ornamentals: Investigation of Fungal Pathogens Infecting Larvae of Sciarid and Shore Flies Horticultural Development Council 01 Mar 2007 30 Jun 2007
HD: Mushrooms: Integrated Pest Management of Sciarid Flies Horticultural Development Council 01 Apr 2004 31 Mar 2006
Supplementary work for IPM of sciarid flies in mushrooms (see 11953/RHRD C0128) Horticultural Development Council 01 Aug 2005 31 Mar 2006