Professor Peter Gregg

Adjunct Professor - School of Environmental and Rural Science

Peter Gregg

Phone: +61 2 6773 3021 or +61 2 6773 2665

Email: pgregg@une.edu.au

Biography

I am an agricultural entomologist and insect ecologist, with broad interests in the ecology of migratory pests, behavioural manipulation and other novel pest management technologies, management of resistance in insects to transgenic insect-resistant crops, biological control and other alternatives to pesticides and integrated pest management.  I led the group which, in 2009, registered the first plant volatile based attract-and-kill technology in the world, which has since been commercialised by AgBiTech Pty. Ltd. Further development of this technology has attracted over $1 million in research funding from the Cotton and Grains Research and Development Corporations (2012-2016) and has involved field trials in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.  I have authored over 240 publications, including over 70 refereed journal articles and three patents.

Previous appointments

  • Research Officer, CSIRO.
  • Professor, University of New England.
  • Chief Scientist, Cotton Catchment Communities CRC.

Qualifications

  • B.Rur.Sc. (UNE)
  • M.Rur.Sc. (UNE)
  • PhD (ANU)

Consultancy Interests

Academy of Technology, Science and Engineering, Impact of GM crops on pesticide use Environment Australia; Environmental Assessment of GM canola.  Advisory Panel member, Australia-India Strategic Research Fund, Committee member, Transgenic and Insecticide Management Strategies, Cotton Australia. Founding Director, EcoKimiko IPM Pty. Ltd.