Jordi Riudavets is an entomologist with experience in research, development and transfer of integrated pest management (IPM) programs. Born in 1965 in Barcelona, he completed his B.Sc. in Biology at the University of Barcelona (1988) and his PhD at the University of Lleida (1995). During the last years, he has been participating in 65 research projects with public funding (EU, National Government) and more than 45 research contracts with several private companies.
Main fields of expertise are biological control, biology and ecology of pests and natural enemies, monitoring of pests, rearing of insects, methyl bromide alternatives for the control of stored product pest and modified atmospheres. He is author of 138 scientific and divulgation papers, with 45 publications in peer review journals (SCI Indexed). He is vice-president of the Spanish Society for Applied Entomology, and member of the committees of the Methyl Bromide Technical Options Committee (United Nations Environmental Program) and the Controlled Atmospheres and Fumigation Organization. Since 2011 is member of the editorial board of Journal of Stored Products Research.
He attended all the meetings of the IOBC/WPRS WG “Integrated Protection of Stored Products” since 1997.