Short CV of Luc Tirry

Luc Tirry got his degree in Agronomy in 1984 and his PhD in Agricultural Sciences: Crop Protection in 1988, both at the Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences (now: Faculty of BioScience Engineering) at the Ghent University. At the moment, he is full professor at the Laboratory of Agrozoology, Department of Crop Protection, Faculty of BioScience Engineering, Ghent University (Gent, Belgium).
His teaching deals with identification and biology of crop and forest pests and integrated pest management. His research focuses on integrated control of mites and insects in greenhouse and field vegetables and on mite physiology related to acaricide and insecticide resistance.

Within IOBC-WPRS, he has been responsable for the printing the IOBC-WPRS bulletins since 1997. He has been member of the IOBC/OILB council (1997-2001) and the executive committee (as vice-president) (2001- 2009). At the moment, he is council member again. Members of his lab have been active in several working groups: Pesticides and beneficial organisms, Integrated control in protected crops (temperate and Mediterranean climate) and Field vegetables.