Short CV of Sylvia Blümel

Sylvia Blümel is the Head of Institute of Plant Health at the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety in Vienna, Austria (AGES; http://www.ages.at), which provides scientific advice on all phytosanitary matters in Austria and is responsible for technical plant health coordination in Austria including EU monitoring surveys. Her key qualifications are IPM, side-effect testing of pesticides, beneficial organisms in protected crops and phytosanitary pests and diseases. She was involved in 2 EU research projects (EU-CA-FAIR5-CT97-3510 "Evaluation of methods to compare or rank pesticides according to their environmental impact" CAPER-Project; QLK5-CT-2001-01967, “Fate and Toxicity of allelochemicals in relation to environment and consumer”, FATEALLCHEM) and is actually work-package leader in the EU-ERANET “EUPHRESCO”. She has evaluated several EU research projects as an independent expert. Since 1994/95 she is university lecturer at the University of Life Sciences and Natural Resources (BOKU), Vienna, at the Institute of Plant Protection for “Integrated and biological pest control in horticultural crops”. Besides she was member of the Governing Council of the International centre of Insect Physiology and Insect Ecology (ICIPE) in Nairobi, Kenia from 2002 to 2007.

She has joined IOBC-WPRS in 1986 (WG „Pesticides and Beneficial Organisms“; WG ”Integrated control in protected crops, temperate climate”) and was local organiser for the meetings of both WGs in 1993 and 1996. From 1997 to 2005 she was Council Member and Liaison Officer for both WGs Integrated control in protected crops. From 2005 to 2010 she was one of the Vice Presidents and Liaison Officer for the WGs Integrated protection in viticulture and Integrated management of plant feeding mites. Since 2010 she isTreasurer of IOBC-WPRS and Liaison Officer for the WGs Integrated protection in viticulture and the Commission: Guidelines for Integrated Production.