Pat Bouchard, Ph. D.


Contact details
Telephone: 613-759-7510
Fax: 613-759-1927
E-mail: bouchardpb@agr.gc.ca

  • Phylogenetic revision of the Nearctic species of Pelenomus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).
    A complete revision of the Nearctic species of this Holarctic genus will take place; new species will be described, generic limits of Pelenomus and related genera will be clarified, species names of Nearctic and Palaearctic will be stabilized and hypotheses of relationships and biogeography will be generated.
  • Reduced risk pest management for root weevils in berry crops.
    Characterize the problems with root weevils in Canadian strawberry crops and develop ways to reduce pesticide applications while moving towards a better Integrated Pest Management program for farmers.
    Collaborators: MacKenzie and Hardman (AAFC, Kentville), Tolman (AAFC, London), Goettel (AAFC, Alberta), Fitzpatrick and Vernon (AAFC, Agassiz), Strongman (St Mary’s University, Halifax), Lewis (private industry, Kentville), Fisher (Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Simcoe), Fraser (OMAF, Vineland), Cowles (Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Windsor).
  • Arthropods of Canadian grasslands - weevil biodiversity.
    This study will provide a list of weevils occurring in Canadian grasslands (including comments on biogeography, distribution, etc.) as part of the “Arthropods of Canadian grasslands” project led by the Biological Survey of Canada. This study will help taxonomists / ecologists assess the biodiversity of weevils in Canadian grasslands and better manage the impact of agriculture on natural habitats.
    Collaborators: Anderson (Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa), Roughley (University of Manitoba, Winnipeg).
  • Assessing potential non-target risk of biocontrol gents used in IPM against the cabbage seedpod weevil.
    We will test the effects of biological control agents of the alien pest on closely related native species belonging to the subfamily Ceutorhynchinae.
    Collaborators: Mason (AAFC, Ottawa), DeClerck-Floate (AAFC, Lethbridge), Olfert (AAFC, Saskatchewan), Dosdall (Alberta Agriculture / University of Alberta, Edmonton), McClay (Alberta Research Council, Vegreville).
  • Biodiversity of economically important insects in vineyards of Quebec.
    This project is the first of its kind in Quebec. Complete lists of species of phytophagous and beneficial insects will be published in order to improve the control of pests in Quebec vineyards. Current IPM programs in Quebec vineyards are based primarily on research done in Ontario or northeastern USA. Because the climatic conditions are quite different in Quebec a good understanding of the arthropod communities is necessary for any effective IPM practices to take place.
    Collaborators: LeSage, Zmudzinska and Goulet (AAFC, Ottawa), Bostanian and Vincent (AAFC, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu).
  • For a selected list of publications (including some PDF files), click here.
  • To see a short summary of Pat's education, click here.
  • Curator of the Coleoptera Unit. Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes. 2003 – present.
  • Chair of the Handbook Committee. 2003 – present. Chair of a committee which develops guidelines for prospective authors and oversees the scientific integrity of manuscripts submitted for publication in the series “Insects and arachnids of Canada”.
  • Chair of the Finance Committee of the Entomological Society of Canada. 2003 – 2004.
  • Treasurer of the Entomological Society of Canada. Duties will begin at the end of 2004.
  • Director of the Entomological Society of Ontario. 2004 – 2006.
  • Business Manager. Responsible for all financial aspects associated with the publication of “The Australian Entomologist”. 1999 – 2000.

International Collecting Trips

  • ECOSUR, Chiapas, Mexico (2003)
  • LaSelva Biological Station and Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica (2003)
  • Gregory and Keep River National Parks, Northern Territory, Australia (2001)
  • Darwin area and Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia (2000)
  • Grande Terre, New Caledonia (2000)
  • Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Queensland, Australia (2000)
  • Western Australia, Australia (1999)
  • Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea (1999)
  • South Western Queensland, Australia (1998)
  • Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Queensland, Australia (1998)

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