Matt B Thomas

Learn More
Using a rodent malaria model, we found that exposure to surfaces treated with fungal entomopathogens following an infectious blood meal reduced the number of mosquitoes able to transmit malaria by a factor of about 80. Fungal infection, achieved through contact with both solid surfaces and netting for durations well within the typical post-feed resting(More)
  • Matt B Thomas
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 1999
Recent predictions of growth in human populations and food supply suggest that there will be a need to substantially increase food production in the near future. One possible approach to meeting this demand, at least in part, is the control of pests and diseases, which currently cause a 30-40% loss in available crop production. In recent years, strategies(More)
There is currently much debate concerning the risks of biological control and the potential harmful effects of nonindigenous species introduced for controlling exotic pests. Biocontrol advocates generally appear reluctant to accept the possibility that there could be side-effects associated with biocontrol, often refuting evidence of harmful effects and(More)
The LUBILOSA (Lutte Biologique contre les Locusts et les Sauteriaux) Programme has been working on the development of a myco-insecticide for the control of locusts and grasshoppers for the past 9 years. The resulting myco-insecticide product (trade name Green Muscle) is based on an oil formulation of aerial conidia of the fungal entomopathogen, Metarhizium(More)
Exotic predators are more likely to replace related native species when these species not only compete for similar prey species, but also predate on the offspring of the native predators. In several groups of arthropods, however, this intraguild predation (IGP) is not only mutual, but also co-occurs with intraspecific predation (ISP or cannibalism). These(More)
  • 1