Short CV of Andrea Lucchi

Andrea Lucchi obtained the PHD in "Bioecology of entomophagous insects and biocontrol in the agro-ecosystems" in 1991 at the University of Perugia (Italy). Currently he is Associate Professor at the Department of Agriculture, Food & Environment (Pisa University-Italy), where he teaches "Viticultural Entomology". Andrea's research activity has resulted in 184 publications on national and international ISI journals. His recent research interests are focused on: harmfulness and biological control of grapevine pests, pheromone mating disruption, implementation of "Area Wide Pest Management" strategies, Insect vibrational communication with particular reference to grapevine leafhoppers and planthoppers, morphology of insect pheromone glands and antennae.

He first joined the IOBC-WPRS "Integrated Protection in Viticulture" in 1999 at Florence, and participated in the meetings of Porto, Volos, Boario Terme, Marsala, Staufen, Lacanau and Ascona.

Andrea has been member of the IOBC-WPRS Council from 2009 to 2013 and is now member of the Executive Committee and Vice-President.

In 2009, he was invited by USDA-APHIS (US Ministry of Agriculture) to participate in the Technical Working Group (TWG) for the management of the European Grapevine Moth in USA (http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/plant_pest_info/eg_moth/downloads/TWG-Report-2-10.pdf). Since then he attended 5 TWG meetings held in California in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.