Short CV

Claudio Ioriatti PhD is a fruit entomologist and Senior Scientist at the Research and Innovation Center within the Fondazione Edmund Mach – S. Michele all’Adige, Italy ( His primary expertise lies in implementing integrated control strategies for apple and grape pests, with a specific focus on the area-wide application of semiochemicals and managing insecticide resistance. More recently, his research has concentrated on developing control strategies for invasive species affecting grapevines and fruit trees. He has an extensive publication record, with over 100 articles in international peer-reviewed journals and an active outreach, evident through more than 400 publications.

Lecturer at the University of Trento for the course Viticultural Entomology (2013-2016), he is qualified as full professor in the field of agricultural entomology (2014), he held the position of Director of the Technology Transfer Center at the FEM (2018-2022) and was a member of the EPPO Phytosanitary Measures Panel (2020-2021).

He became a member of IOBC-WPRS in 1990, joining the Working Group “Pheromones and other semiochemicals in integrated production,” and served as the local organizer for the WG meeting in 1992. From the beginning, he has been an engaged member of the IOBC Working Group on “Integrated protection of fruit crops,” and in 2004, he organized the joint meeting of the two WGs. In the same year, he became the convenor of the Study Group “Pome fruit arthropods,” and in 2008, he assumed the role of convenor for the Working Group “Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops,” succeeding Jerry Cross. In 2021, he was elected as an IOBC-WPRS Council Member.

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