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I am working as a research scientist and advisor in Integrated Crop Management for CABI Europe – Switzerland (cabi.org). As for the Szent István University, we are collaborating since 10 years, and I am supervisor of students conducting research for their thesis, as well as a trainer in Research Methodology
My role as a Research Scientist involves work on biological control and integrated pest management of agricultural insect pests. My background is in biology, ecology, behaviour and the study of host ranges of insects. I also focus on the ecology of parasitoids and entomopathogenic nematodes. My biological control project experience on the agricultural insect pests includes Apple Blossom Weevil and Western Corn Rootworm. I manage and develop collaborative international projects in the use of biological control as a component of integrated pest management. I also undertake individual or group training programmes in integrated pest management or biological control for international partners including farmers. I have consultancy experience in Central and Eastern Europe as well as in Korea and Tanzania. I am lecturing at the Pyongyang Agricultural University, DPR Korea, and at the Szent István University, Hungary; and have supervised numerous international BSc, MSc and PhD students (Szent István University in Godollo, and University of Szeged, Hungary; ETH Zurich and University of Neuchatel, Switzerland; University of Gottingen and University of Kiel, Germany). My role also includes the development of technical dossiers, training manuals, scientific publications and oral presentations.
Ecology and management of western corn rootworm Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (2000- 2003) DIABROTICA, EU-.5 Framework programme (partner)
Disperal behaviour of western corn rootworm Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (2003 – 2005) M Curie Postdoc Fellowship EU-.5 Framework programme (leader)
Harmonise strategies for fighting Diabrotica virgifera virgifera. (2006-2008) DIABR-ACT, EU-6 Framework framework. no.: 022623. (http://www.diabract.org): (partner)
Integrated pest management in maize in Central and Southeastern Europe (2000-2006) FAO Network Programme (consultant)
Development of biological control products against western corn rootworm Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (2005 – 2008) CTI Swiss Technology Fund (partner)
Advisory group for intetrated pest managagement projects worldwide (2008 to 2010) SDC (partner)
Post-invasion evolution of the western corn rootworm in Europe (2007 – 2010) Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) (subcontractor)
Crop rotation to control Diabrotica in Bavaria (2009 – 2012) Bavaria State Research Centre for Agriculture (subcontractor)
Increasing food safety in DPR Korea through integrated pest management in cabbage and maize (2000-2011) SDC and (2010-2012) EUROPAID (leader)
Sustainable reduction of crop yield losses through on-farm availability of biological plant protection agents against soil-borne insect pests for strengthened food security in DPRK (2011-2014) funded by EUROPAID, (leader)
Enhancement of the efficacy of Tefluthrin soil insecticides against D. v. virgifera larvae in maize, through larval attracting CO2 capsules (2011) funded by Syngenta, (partner)
Néhány kiemelt publikáció:
Ciosi, M., N. J. Miller, S. Toepfer, A. Estoup, T. Guillemaud (2011) Stratified dispersal and increasing genetic variation during the invasion of Central Europe by the western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera. Evolutionary Applications. 4 (1). 54–70.
Hiltpold, I., S. Toepfer, U. Kuhlmann, T. Turlings (2010) How maize root volatiles affect the efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes in controlling the western corn rootworm? Chemoecology 20(2): 155-162
Toepfer S., Ibolya Hatala-Zseller, Ralf - Udo Ehlers, Arne Peters and Ulrich Kuhlmann (2010) The effect of application techniques on field-scale efficacy: can the use of entomopathogenic nematodes reduce damage by western corn rootworm larvae? Agriculture and Forest Entomology. 12 (4) 389–402
Lundgren, J. G., Toepfer, S., Haye, T., Kuhlmann, U. (2010) Haemolymph defence of an invasive herbivore: its breadth of effectiveness against predators. Journal of Applied Entomology, 134, 439–448.
Toepfer S., T. Haye, M. Erlandson, M. Goettel, J.G. Lundgren, R.G. Kleespies, D.C. Weber, G. Cabrera Walsh, A. Peters, R.-U. Ehlers, H. Strasser, D. Moore, S. Keller, S. Vidal, and U. Kuhlmann (2009) A review of the natural enemies of beetles in the subtribe Diabroticina (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae): implications for sustainable pest management. Biocontrol Science and Technology 19 (1): 1 – 65.
Toepfer, S., M. M. Ellsbury, R. Eschen and U. Kuhlmann. (2007) Spatial clustering of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera and Agriotes ustulatus in small-scale maize fields without topographic relief drift. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 124. 61-75
Miller, Nicholas, Arnaud Estoup, Stefan Toepfer, Denis Bourguet, Laurent Lapchin, Sylvie Derridj, Kyung Seok Kim, Philippe Reynaud, Lorenzo Furlan, Thomas Guillemaud (2005) Multiple transatlantic introductions of the Western Corn Rootworm. Science. 310. 992 (Brevia)
Rasmann, S., Köllner, T.B., Degenhardt, J., Hiltpold, I., Toepfer, S., Kuhlmann, U., Gershenzon, J., Turlings, T.C.J. (2005): Recruitment of entomopathogenic nematodes by insect-damaged maize roots. Nature 434, 732 - 737
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International Organization for Biological Control of Noxious Animals and Plants (IOBC/WPRS) 2000-