Andrew Gordon Howe

Andrew Gordon Howe

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Aktuel forskning

Andy’s PhD project focuses on the invasive multicoloured Asian ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) in Denmark and its interactions with several native insects including the flower bug (Anthocoris nemoralis)and the lime aphid (Eucallipterus tiliae). Through experiments and observations of interference and resource competition as well as molecular gut content analysis the present project aims at understanding the mechanisms underlying the success of the invasive beetle and the potential for coexistence among the assemblage of native species found on lime trees (Tilia sp.) in inner city parks.

Another aspect of the project involves investigating naturally occurring fungal entomopathogens (insect eating fungi) in trees in city parks and the extent to which the invasive ladybird is affected by these fungi.

 

 

Undervisnings- og vejledningsområder

  • Biodiversity in Urban Nature (BUN, postgraduate course, block 1), co-teacher with Hans Peter Ravn (responsible course teacher) and Kristoffer Nielsen. Link to course description
  • Invasion Biology 2013 (postgraduate course, block 4; case study: Harmonia axyridis), guest lecturer. Link to course description

Udvalgte publikationer

  1. Udgivet

    Biodiversitet på kirkegården

    Ravn, H. P., Howe, A. G. & Tvedt, T., maj 2016, I : Videnblade Park og Landskab. 06.08-06

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelFormidling

  2. Udgivet

    Potential for exploitative competition, not intraguild predation, between invasive harlequin ladybirds and flowerbugs in urban parks

    Howe, A. G., Ravn, H. P., Pipper, C. B. & Aebi, A., 2016, I : Biological Invasions. 16, 2, s. 517-532 16 s.

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

  3. Udgivet

    Spatial and taxonomical overlap of fungi on phylloplanes and invasive alien ladybirds with fungal infections in tree crowns of urban green spaces

    Howe, A. G., Ravn, H. P., Jensen, A. B. & Meyling, N. V., sep. 2016, I : F E M S Microbiology Ecology. 92, 9, 11 s., fiw143.

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

  4. Udgivet

    Ekstensiv pleje kan skabe mere biodiversitet i byens vejrabatter

    Bang Madsen, M., Folvig, S., Nielsen, K. & Howe, A. G., 2015

    Publikation: AndetUdgivelser på nettet - Net-publikationForskning

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