Dr Terence Olckers
Olckers 
 

Dr Terry Olckers is an applied entomologist, his research focuses on the biological control of invasive alien plants. He completed my PhD at Rhodes University and worked for the Agricultural Research Council before joining UKZN in 2004. He has published some 70 scholarly outputs and supervised 14 postgraduate students to graduation. My H-score is currently 13 (ISI).



 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:  

MUKWEVHO, L., OLCKERS, T. & D.O. SIMELANE. 2017. Establishment, dispersal and impact of the flower-galling mite Aceria lantanae (Acari: Trombidiformes: Eriophyidae) on Lantana camara (Verbenaceae) in South Africa. Biological Control 107: 33-40.

MUKWEVHO, L., SIMELANE, D. & T. OLCKERS. 2017. Host-plant variety and not climate determines the establishment and performance of Aceria lantanae (Eriophyidae), a biological control agent of Lantana camara in South Africa. Experimental and Applied Acarology 71: 103-113.

SINGH, D. & T. OLCKERS. 2017. Climate constrains the establishment and proliferation of Anthonomus santacruzi, a flower-feeding biological control agent of the invasive weed Solanum mauritianum in South Africa. Biocontrol Science and Technology 27(4): 475-484.

EGLI, D. & T. OLCKERS. 2017. Establishment and impact of insect agents deployed for the biological control of invasive Asteraceae: prospects for the control of Senecio madagascariensis. BioControl 62: 681-692.

MPHEPU, T.E., OLCKERS, T. & D.O. SIMELANE. 2017. The tortoise beetle Physonota maculiventris (Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) is suitable for release against the weedy Mexican sunflower Tithonia diversifolia (Asteraceae) in South Africa. Biocontrol Science and Technology 27(4): 510-524.

     
Postgraduate Candidates:    PG Candidates

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