This European innovative training network started in 2016 and is led by Dr. Bart Pannebakker (Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University). I am involved in the co-supervision of one PhD student working on natural populations of Trichogramma egg parasitoids in cabbage fields.
The Life IGIC project financed by the EU will develop Green Infrastructure (GI) and supporting Sustainable Farming Methods in pilot olive orchards, in Western Messara plain, south Crete, Greece. Together with Prof. Bas Zwaan, Dr. Bart Pannebakker (both Laboratory of Genetics) and Dr. Emmanouil Kabourakis (I ), I am supervising one PhD student on effects of climate and diversification on population structures and host selection behaviour of natural enemies of the olive fruit fly Bactrocera oleae.
Olive fruit fly (Photo: Katja Schulz)