Yves Carriere
Professor, Department of Entomology
(520) 626-8329
PhD, Ecology and Entomology, Simon Fraser University, 1991

Yves Carrière's lab primarily focuses on the study of interactions between insects and transgenic crops; the environmental impacts of transgenic crops; and spatially-explicit IPM and insect ecology. Our research projects are diverse. Examples include assessments of the environmental and population dynamics impacts of Bt crops, development of refuge strategies for managing resistance in pests targeted by Bt cotton and insecticides (e.g., Helicoverpa zea and Bemisia tabaci), and landscape approaches for the management of pest outbreaks and plant virus vectors.

Selected Citations: 

Carrière Y., Fabrick, J. A. and Tabashnik, B. E. 2016. Can pyramids and seed mixtures delay resistance to Bt crops? Trends in Biotechnology. 34: 291-302. 

Carrière, Y., Crickmore, N., and Tabashnik B. E. 2015. Optimizing pyramided transgenic Bt crops for sustainable pest management. Nature Biotechnology. 33: 161-168.

Carrière, Y., Degain, B., Hartfield, K. A., Nolte, K. D., Marsh, S. E., Ellers-Kirk, C., van Leeuwen, W. J. D., Liesner, L., Dutilleul, P., and Palumbo, J. C. 2014. Assessing transmission of crop diseases by insect vectors in a landscape context. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107: 1-10. 

Brévault, T., Heuberger, S., Zhang, M., Ellers-Kirk, C., Ni, X., Masson, L., Li, X., Tabashnik, B. E., and Carrière, Y. 2013. Potential shortfall of pyramided Bt cotton for resistance management. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 110: 5806-5811.

Crowder, D. W., Dykstra, E., Brauner, J. M., Duffy, A., Reed, C., Martin, E., Peterson, W., Carrière, Y., Dutilleul, P., and Owen, J. P. 2013. West Nile virus prevalence across landscapes is mediated by local effects of agriculture on vector and host communities. PLoS One 8(1): e55006. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0055006

Carrière, Y., Ellers-Kirk, C., Harthfield, K., Larocque, G., Degain, B., Dutilleul, P., Dennehy, T. J., Marsh, S. E., Crowder, D. W., Li, X., Ellsworth, P. C., Naranjo, S. E., Palumbo, J. C., Fournier, A., Antilla, L., and B. E. Tabashnik. 2012. Large-scale, spatially-explicit test of the refuge strategy for delaying insecticide resistance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 109: 775-780.

Tabashnik B. E., M. S. Sisterson, P. C. Ellsworth, T. J. Dennehy, L. Antilla, L. Liesner, M. Withlow, R. T. Staten, J. A. Fabrick, G. C. Unnithan, A. J. Yelich, C. Ellers-Kirk, V. S. Harpold, X. Li, and Y, Carrière. 2010. Suppressing resistance to Bt cotton with sterile insect release. Nature Biotechnology. 28 : 1304-1308.

Ervin, D. E., Y. Carrière, W. J. Cox, J. Fernandez-Cornejo, R. A. Jussaume, M. C. Marra, M. D. K. Owen, P. H. Raven, L. Lareesa Wolfenbarger, and D. Zilberman. 2010. The impact of genetically engineered crops on farm sustainability in the United States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. 250p.

Research Themes: 
Pest management

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