SFU biological sciences professor Gerhard Gries and biologist Regine Gries are the co-winners of the C.W. Woodworth Award from the Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America.

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SFU husband-wife research duo nets international entomology award

March 24, 2017
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SFU biological sciences professor Gerhard Gries and biologist Regine Gries are the co-winners of the C.W. Woodworth Award from the Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America (ESA).

The award recognizes the husband-wife research duo for their outstanding accomplishments together in entomology and exceptional contributions to insect communication science.

Their pheromone—or chemical lure—research has led to many accomplishments, with the most impactful one being the discovery of a way to trap bed bugs, which is now being commercialized

Gerhard holds an NSERC-Industrial Research Chair in Multimodal Animal Communication Ecology and leads the Gries Lab, where Regine is a research associate. The lab studies mechanisms of insect, spider and animal communication and resource-foraging.  

The ESA is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and individuals in related disciplines.