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Professor Rosemary Collier


Job Title
Professor
Department
Life Sciences
Phone
+44(0)24 7657 5066
Research Interests

Rosemary's main research interest is in the development and application of Integrated Pest Management strategies for horticultural crops. She is also interested in the wider aspects of food production and consumption and in recent years has collaborated with colleagues from a range of disciplines (sociology, geography, statistics, engineering, theatre studies) on projects associated with food and food security. Rosemary is an Academic Lead for the Warwick Global Research Priority (GRP) on Food.

Biography

Rosemary trained as an entomologist and has worked on the pest insects of horticultural crops for many years. She is particularly interested in using science to address problems in the horticultural industry. She currently leads the taught Masters courses at Warwick on Sustainable Crop Production and Food Security and within these leads modules on the Challenges of Global Food Security and Organic and Low Input Systems and teaches Integrated Pest Management. She also teaches undergraduates and postgraduates about the concept of ecosystem services and particularly those delivered by land managers.

Rosemary is a member of the Royal Horticultural Society Science Committee, the UK Insecticide Resistance Action Group and the European vegetable Research Institutes Network (EUVRIN).

  • Collier, Rosemary, 2017. Pest and disease prediction models. In Thomas, Brian; Murray, Brian G.; Murphy, Denis J. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences : second edition, Waltham, MA, Academic Press, pp. 120-123
  • Collier, Rosemary, Cross, Jerry V., Xu, Xiangming, 2016. Horticulture. Hester, R. E.; Harrison, R. M. (eds.), Agricultural Chemicals and the Environment : Issues and Potential Solutions : Edition 2, London, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Collier, Rosemary, Finch, Stanley, 2007. IPM case studies : brassicas. In van Emden, Helmut F.; Harrington, Richard (eds.), Aphids as crop pests, Wallingford, UK ; Cambridge, MA, CABI, pp. 549-559
Title Funder Award start Award end
Support for a Base Collection for use in Vegetable Research: GRU renewal tender; Defra GC0148 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Apr 2014 31 Mar 2024
VeGIN Tender re-costed budget - link with 57218 that contains the original Tender application Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Feb 2018 31 Jan 2023
h20 SMARTPROTECT: SMART agriculture for innovative vegetable crop PROTECTion: harnessing advanced methodologies and technologies European Commission 01 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2022
Improved management of virus diseases AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Nov 2018 31 Oct 2021
Sceptre plus AHDB (Formerly HDC) 03 Apr 2017 02 Apr 2021
Products to assist management of flea beetle (Phyllotreta spp.) infestations SCEPTRE PLUS Year 4 - Under AHDB Sceptre+ project (Ideate 54235) AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Jan 2020 30 Sep 2020
Integrated control of root-feeding fly larvae infesting vegetable crops Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 May 2017 31 Mar 2020
Opportunities for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in annual crops grown outdoors; Agreement with Waitrose Waitrose Ltd 21 Sep 2015 20 Sep 2019
Narcissus: Investigation into the effects of a range of potential biocides in hot water treatments AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Jan 2016 30 Jun 2019
Asparagus Trials 2017 - Under AHDB Sceptre Plus project (Ideate 54235) AHDB (Formerly HDC) 05 Aug 2017 04 Sep 2018
Aphids Trials 2017 - Under AHDB Sceptre Plus project (Ideate 54235) AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Nov 2017 31 Jul 2018
Vegetable Genetic Improvement Network (VeGIN) extension 2017 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Apr 2017 31 Mar 2018
Vegetable Genetic Improvement Network (VeGIN) Tender - Sep 2014 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 28 Nov 2014 31 Dec 2017
Leek Trials 2017 - Under AHDB Sceptre Plus project (Ideate 54235) AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 May 2017 31 Dec 2017
Investigation of strategies to control capsid bugs in celery AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Feb 2015 31 Jan 2017
Lettuce and Baby Leaf Salads: Investigation into control measures for Silver Y moth and caterpillars AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Apr 2015 31 Dec 2016
Life Science subproject for 35255 EPSRC 01 Oct 2013 30 Sep 2016
Coherent inference over a network of probabilistic systems for decision support with applications to food security. EPSRC 01 Oct 2013 30 Sep 2016
Optimising control of willow-carrot aphid and carrot fly AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Apr 2015 31 May 2016
Brassicas: treatments to control cabbage root fly AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Apr 2015 31 Mar 2016
Brassicas: Improving control of whitefly AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Jan 2014 29 Feb 2016
HDC Research Funding Agreement for Research Project: Understanding the physiological disorders in daffodil ..; AHDB ref: BOF 076a/31200761 AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Jun 2014 31 Jan 2016
HDC studentship Biology of cabbage whitefly (Aleyrodes proletella)Project code: CP 091 AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Oct 2012 30 Sep 2015
PE 012a The effect of jasmonic acid seed treatment on aphid control in lettuce and herb crops AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Jun 2014 31 May 2015
Evaluation of novel spinosad bait for the control of fly pests in horticultural crops EPSRC 01 Sep 2010 28 Feb 2015
BOF 76 Understanding physiological disorders in Narcissus (joint with Gordon Hanks, also Plantsystems Ltd) AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Jun 2012 31 Jan 2015
Brassicas: comparison of treatments to control cabbage root fly AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Apr 2014 31 Jan 2015
E-ON Field Trial - perennial energy crops E.ON Bioerdgas GmbH 14 May 2012 31 Dec 2014
Evaluating aphid control strategies on lettuce AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Apr 2014 31 Dec 2014
Accelerated introgression of host plant resistance to carrot rust fly into elite carrot varieties EPSRC 01 Nov 2010 31 Oct 2014
HortLink: Sustainable Crop protection for Fruit and Vegetables Crops Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Oct 2010 30 Sep 2014
FV-C048: Publication - Pest Bulletin Technical Input AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Oct 2012 30 Sep 2014
Extension to VeGIN: Vegetable Genetic Improvement Network for leafy and field vegetables CH0101 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Mar 2014 30 Sep 2014
Optimising carrot fly control using pyrethroids and Coragen. AHDB (Formerly HDC) 23 May 2013 31 Mar 2014
Optimising Carrot Fly using pyrethroids and coragen AHDB (Formerly HDC) 23 May 2013 31 Mar 2014
Extension to 32302: BOF 75 - Novel insecticide treatments to control large narcissus fly AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Feb 2012 30 Mar 2014
Biology and control of Spinnach mites - budget increase to proposal 31293 and period extension AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Mar 2013 28 Feb 2014
Development of integrated strategies to control cabbage root fly on radish Technology Strategy Board 01 Jan 2011 31 Dec 2013
BOF 75 - Novel insecticide treatments to control large narcissus fly AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Feb 2012 30 Apr 2013
PHO433 Developing and testing approaches for the eradication containment and control of thrips of statutory concern Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Feb 2010 31 Mar 2013
Combining biopesticides and other treatments to increase pest control AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Apr 2011 31 Mar 2013
FV-CO47: Sweetcorn walkers guide AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Apr 2012 31 Mar 2013
Amendment to PO 007: New cultivars of Poinsettias, evaluation at marketing and in shelf lifeLinked to 30077 / RLFRC3018 AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Jul 2011 31 Mar 2013
Biology and control of spinach mitesFV 400 AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Mar 2012 28 Feb 2013
Developing links in agricultural and horticultural research: scientific exchange between the University of Warwick and Embrapa British Council 01 Jul 2012 31 Dec 2012
HDC Studentship Biology and Control of currant-lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Oct 2009 30 Sep 2012
FV 407: Preliminary studies in to forecasting migrations of Aphis fabae into spinach AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Jan 2012 30 Jun 2012
Amendment to RLFJW0502 (26890) The time of infection of overwintered cauliflower and Brussels sprout by Turnip yellows virus (TuYV) and the potential of insecticides to control the virus (FV365a) AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Apr 2011 31 May 2012
Whitefly project AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Jul 2011 30 Apr 2012
FV-CO45: Minor pests of brassicas factsheet - authoring AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Jan 2012 30 Apr 2012
PHO437 Supporting Risk Management and Risk Assessment for Invertebrate Pests of Statutory Concern Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Feb 2010 31 Mar 2012
PO 007: New Cultivars of Poinsettias. Evaluation at marketing and in shelf life. AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Jul 2011 31 Mar 2012
IF0157 Vegetable Genetic Improvement Network (VeGIN): Leafy vegetables and salads Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Apr 2009 31 Mar 2012
Supplement/Extension to project BOF 63 Integrated control of bulb-scale mite in narcissus for Validation of bulb temperatures during hot-water treatment AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Feb 2011 31 Jan 2012
HDC factsheet - Onion thrips control factsheet AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 May 2011 30 Jun 2011
Extension to project BOF 63.Integrated control of bulb-scale mite in narcissus: request for additional funding to complete bulb dissections for mite assessments AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Mar 2011 31 May 2011
FV375 Novel Strategies for Pest Control in Field Crop Vegetable Crops AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Apr 2010 31 Mar 2011
Amendment 1 to FO0414 Consumer insight into food prices and food security Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 02 Jun 2010 31 Mar 2011
FV254b HDC Pest Bulletin (Further to RHRRC0358/17782 & 11941) AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Apr 2010 30 Mar 2011
Energy Dependency and Food Security Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Jan 2010 31 Dec 2010
FO04014: Consumer insights into food prices and food security Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Jul 2009 31 Jul 2010
Assessing the Potential for Novel Bioenergy Crops in the UK under a Changing Climate Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Jan 2010 30 Jun 2010
Development of Robust IPM Strategies for the Control of Aphids Horticultural Development Council 01 Jul 2008 30 Jun 2010
Hortlink: Integrated control of bulb scale mite in narcissus. (Main File) Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Jun 2006 31 May 2010
Hortlink: Integrated control of bulb scale mite in narcissus, contribution by HDC - industrial partner. Horticultural Development Council 01 Jun 2006 31 May 2010
AC0310 Climate change impacts and adaptation - a risk based approach Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 May 2009 30 Apr 2010
Fertility building strategies in organic arable and vegetable production. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Apr 2006 31 Mar 2010
FV328b Brassicas: Evaluation of novel insecticides for control of cabbage root fly and aphids (21107 & 18138) AHDB (Formerly HDC) 01 Apr 2009 31 Mar 2010
HDC Pest Bulletin (Supplement to 11941) Horticultural Development Council 01 Mar 2007 28 Feb 2010
Hortlink Companion Planting for Pest Control in Field Crops Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Oct 2005 31 Dec 2009
WU0123 - Identification and knowledge transfer of novel emerging technology with the potential to improve water use efficiency within English and Welsh agriculture Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Jun 2009 30 Nov 2009
CP36: Studentship Epidemiology of bulb scale mite (Laura Briggs) Horticultural Development Council 02 Oct 2006 01 Oct 2009
Low Carbon and Low Input Production systems - Scoping Study (IFO177) Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Dec 2008 31 May 2009
Software Development for Australian Model T / Metstat Logger Driver for MORPH4 Department of Environment and Primary Industries 27 May 2008 26 May 2009
Improving the Uptake of Simulation Models in Commercial Horticulture Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Apr 2004 31 Mar 2009
FV279 / 13529 Case: Outdoor Salads: Biology and Control of Currant-Lettuce Aphid (Student Michael Horn) Horticultural Development Council 01 Apr 2006 31 Mar 2009
Characterisation of markets for organic goods CSA7443/OF0374 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Apr 2007 31 Mar 2009
Supplement: FV328 Brassicas Evaluation of Novel Insecticides for Control of Cabbage Horticultural Development Council 01 Apr 2008 31 Mar 2009
Amendments to Improving the Uptake of Simulation Models in Commercial Horticulture Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Apr 2008 31 Mar 2009
AMENDMENT TO CSA7450/IF0127 (RHRRC0349) CONTRIBUTION OF ICM PRACTICES (EXTENSION) Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Oct 2008 31 Mar 2009
FO0416 Identify reasons why UK food security may be an issue needing specific attention Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Dec 2008 31 Mar 2009
Carrot and Parsnip: Integrated Control of Carrot Pests Horticultural Development Council 01 Mar 2007 28 Feb 2009
Control of Onion Thrips on Thrips on Leed and Onion Crops Horticultural Development Council 01 Mar 2008 28 Feb 2009
Supplement to 18139 FV319 Outdoor salads -Evaluation of Novel Insecticides Horticultural Development Council 01 Apr 2008 31 Dec 2008
Modelling the landscape scale impacts of biomass crops in diversity (CSA7453) Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Apr 2007 30 Sep 2008
Contribution of integrated crop management practices to DEFRA objectives CSA7450/IF0127 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Apr 2007 30 Sep 2008
To Establish The Biological Data Package of Cruiser 7OWS for Control of Carrot Fly Syngenta Crop Protection AG 01 Apr 2008 30 Sep 2008
Ecosystem Services for Climate Change Adaption in Land Management Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Sep 2007 31 Aug 2008
FV343: Cutworm Forecast: Programming into Morph (for HDC Pest Bulletin) Horticultural Development Council 01 Feb 2008 30 Apr 2008
Horizon scanning to anticipate future crop safety and quality issues related to pressures resulting from changes to the crop environment - DEFRA Core CSA7452/FO0307 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Apr 2007 31 Mar 2008
Extension to vulnerability of UK agriculture to extreme events CSA7128/AC0301 RHRBT0290 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 May 2007 31 Mar 2008
Brassicas: Evaluation of novel insecticides for control of cabbage root fly and aphids.18006 withdrawn - Filed with 13138. Horticultural Development Council 01 Mar 2007 28 Feb 2008
Outdoor Salads: Evaluation of novel insecticides for control of aphids Horticultural Development Council 01 Mar 2007 28 Feb 2008
CSA7466/FO0111 Setting the priorities for future work on nutrient management decision support systems Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Feb 2007 31 Jan 2008
Climate Change and Biodiversity in Agri-environment Schemes Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Oct 2006 30 Jun 2007
Vulnerability of UK Agriculture to Extreme Events. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 May 2006 30 Apr 2007
FV13F / 13537 Carrot and Parsnip: Alternative Strategies for Carrot and Fly Control. Horticultural Development Council 01 Apr 2006 31 Mar 2007
Control of Cabbage Root Fly on Leafy and Root Brassicas FV242d Horticultural Development Council 01 Apr 2006 31 Mar 2007
(FV 254) HOC Outdoor Crops Bulletin Horticultural Development Council 01 Mar 2004 28 Feb 2007
(FV 250) Aphid control in lettuce and brassicas Horticultural Development Council 01 Oct 2003 31 Dec 2006
F296 / 13544 Leek and Onion: Targetting Insecticide Treatments against Thrips Tabaci Horticultural Development Council 01 Jun 2006 30 Nov 2006
Control cabbage root fly and other pests with thiamethoxam and tefluthrin Syngenta UK Ltd 01 May 2005 30 Apr 2006
HD - Novel Insecticide Horticultural Development Council 01 Sep 2004 31 Mar 2006
Evaluation of non-op insecticides for controlling the cabbage root fly Horticultural Development Council 01 Apr 2005 31 Mar 2006
How Persistent are Drench and Seed Treatments of Spinosad and Chlorpyrifos for Control of Cabbage Root Fly on Leafy Brassicas Dow Agrosciences 01 Nov 2005 28 Feb 2006
Review of carrot fly control strategies Horticultural Development Council 01 Jun 2005 30 Nov 2005
IN: Syngenta Trial (RC, OISA) Carrot aphid, carrot root and carrot fly Syngenta UK Ltd 01 Jul 2004 30 Jun 2005
FV269: Outdoor Salads: Literature Review of the Effect of Mechanical, Ultrasonic and Sonic Shock or Insects as Potential Approaches to Insect Control Horticultural Development Council 14 Feb 2005 14 May 2005
HD: FV242h - Brassics Crops: Evaluation of Non-op Insecticides for Controlling Cabbage Root Fly Horticultural Development Council 01 May 2004 30 Apr 2005
IN: Cabbage-Root Fly Trial Dow Agrosciences 01 Apr 2004 31 Mar 2005
(Contract No. 53) Novel Insecticide Treatments to Control Large Narcissus Fly Horticultural Development Council 01 Feb 2004 31 Jan 2005