Dr Terence Olckers
Dr Terry Olckers is an applied entomologist whose research focuses on the biological control of invasive alien plants. Prior to joining the University in 2004, he spent 16 years with the ARC-Plant Protection Research Institute’s Weeds Research Division where he held the position of Senior Researcher.

Research by him and his team of postgraduate students has so far led to the publication of more than 55 journal articles and scholarly works on weed biocontrol.

 Quote:   “Biological control is a biological invasion of sorts, albeit a controlled one – like using a thief to catch a thief ”.
Position:   Senior Lecturer
Qualifications:   PhD
BSc (Hons)
Discipline:   Entomology
Campus:   Pietermaritzburg
Telephone:   033 260 5139
 Email:   Olckerst@ukzn.ac.za
 Recent Publications:   NZAMA, S., OLCKERS, T. & C. ZACHARIADES. 2014. Is oviposition and larval damage by the leaf-mining fly Calycomyza eupatorivora (Agromyzidae) on its target weed, Chromolaena odorata (Asteraceae), restricted by leaf-quality preferences? Biocontrol Science and Technology 24(6): 680-689.

HAKIZIMANA, S. & T. OLCKERS. 2013. Should the flower bud weevil Anthonomus santacruzi (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) be considered for release against the invasive tree Solanum mauritianum (Solanaceae) in New Zealand? Biocontrol Science and Technology 23(2): 197-210.

RAMANAND, H. & T. OLCKERS. 2013. Does height of exposure in the canopy influence egg mortality in Acanthoscelides macrophthalmus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a biological control agent of Leucaena leucocephala (Fabaceae) in South Africa? Biocontrol Science and Technology 23(5): 545-554.

OLCKERS, T. 2011. Biological control of Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit (Fabaceae) in South Africa: a tale of opportunism, seed feeders and unanswered questions. African Entomology 19: 356-365.

OLCKERS, T. 2011. Biological control of Solanum mauritianum Scop. (Solanaceae) in South Africa: will perseverance pay off? African Entomology 19: 416-426.
Postgraduate Candidates:    PG Candidates

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