Recent PhD submission: Jamil Biswas

Fruit Fly ITTC student Jamil Biswas has recently submitted his PhD thesis at Macquarie University, congratulations!

Thesis title: Improved pre-release management to enhance the efficacy of the Queensland fruit fly Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt) sterile insect technique

"With a comprehensive assessment of pre-release supplements and fly holding period and their effect on field performances, my thesis aims to substantially improve the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) for Queensland fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) (Q-fly). The main goal of my research is to increase the viability of SIT as a mainstream practice for the management of Q-fly outbreaks and established populations".