Current Lab Members

Dr. Gerhard J. GriesProfessor
gries@sfu.ca

NSERC-Industrial Research Chair in
Multimodal Animal Communication Ecology
Dr. forest., Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen (Germany)

I am a genuinely curious fellow and consider it my hobby to run a large and diverse research program with many bright and enthusiastic students.  Other hobbies are wildflower gardening and wildlife photography.

Research Associates

Dr. Santosh Kumar AlamsettiResearch Associate
santoshchem2020@gmail.com

Syntheses of novel or non-purchasable semiochemicals; development of efficient or large scale syntheses of semiochemicals for applied purposes.

Dr. Stephen (Steve) TakácsResearch Associate
stakacs@sfu.ca

Acquisition and analyses of sonic and ultrasonic sound signals and cues; recordings and analyses of infrared (IR) foraging cues; laboratory and field testing of novel bait technologies.

Regine GriesResearch Associate
mgries@sfu.ca

Isolation and identification of candidate semiochemicals; electrophysiology; technical assistance in student projects; maintenance of laboratory equipment and vehicles.

Graduate Students

Adam BlakePh.D.
ajblake@sfu.ca

The use of polarized light as a host location and selection cue in phytophagous insects. more...

Michael (Mike) HrabarPh.D.
mghrabar@sfu.ca

Life history traits and pheromone biology of Xenos peckii, a strepsipteran parasitoid of the paper wasp Polistes fuscatus. more...

Danielle HoefeleM.P.M.
dhoefele@sfu.ca

Foraging behaviour of the European Fire Ant, Myrmica rubra

Asim RenyardM.P.M.
asim_renyard@sfu.ca

Foraging and communication ecology of the Carpenter Ant, Camponotus modoc. more...

Elana VarnerPh.D.
evarner@sfu.ca

Intra- and interspecies chemical ecology of murine rodents. more...

Andreas FischerPh.D.
afischer@sfu.ca

The chemical communication in False Black Widow Spiders (Steatoda)

Yonathan UrielM.P.M.
yuriel@sfu.ca

Experimental evolution and comparative transcriptomics in the Green Peach Aphid, Myzus persicae

Warren WongM.P.M.
whw1@sfu.ca

Foraging Ecology of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys

Elton KoM.P.M.
eltonk@sfu.ca

Mating ecology of Mosquitos

Jaime ChalisseryM.P.M.
jchaliss@sfu.ca

Foraging and communication ecology of Fire Ants

Sam MerajM.P.M.
sanam_meraj@sfu.ca

Immune response in Bed Bugs