Biological Control


The use of predators, parasitoids or pathogens to control forest or urban insect pests.

Systems under study
Classical biological control with predators (Rhizophagus grandis against Dendroctonus micans in France and D. valens in China)
Conservation biological control with predators: Thanasimus formicarius in France and in Belgium;
Conservation biological control with parasitoids: braconids et pteromalids in France and Belgium;
Microbiological control of Ips typographus using Beauveria bassiana in Belgium.


biological control


Ecology and Evolution {Research discipline}
Life Histories (incl. Population Ecology) {Research discipline}
Pests, Health and Diseases {Research discipline}
Land and Parks Management {Research discipline}
Species {Integration level}
Ecosystem {Integration level}
National {Cooperation status}
European (EU) {Cooperation status}
International (non-EU) {Cooperation status}
Belgium {Geographical scope}
China North-Central {Geographical scope}
France {Geographical scope}
Agricultural {Habitat type}
Forest {Habitat type}
Mountain {Habitat type}
Technical and Scientific Cooperation {Research purpose}
Sustainable Use of Components of Biological Diversity {Research purpose}
Research and Training {Research purpose}
Insecta {Taxonomical scope}
Ascomycota {Taxonomical scope}
Coniferophyta {Taxonomical scope}


Name Role Amount
Prospective Research for Brussels unknown
FRFC unknown
FRIA unknown
DGRNE unknown
PIC unknown


Name Role Start End
Gilbert, Marius member
Meurisse, Nicolas member
Grégoire, Jean-Claude promotor
Jannin, Anaï member
Molenberg, Jean-Marc member


Name Role Start End
Lutte biologique et écologie spatiale unknown


Reference Role
Mailleux, Anne-Catherine, Roques, Alain, Molenberg, Jean-Marc, Grégoire, Jean-Claude. 2008. A North American invasive seed pest, Megastigmus spermotrophus (Wachtl) (Hymenoptera: Torymidae): Its populations and parasitoids in a European introduction zone. Biological Control 44: 137–141. author
Meurisse, N., Couillien, D., Grégoire, J.-C. 2008. Kairomones traps: a tool for monitoring the invasive spruce bark beetle, Dendroctonus micans (Coleoptera: Scolytinae) and its specific predator, Rhizophagus grandis (Coleoptera: Monotomidae). Journal of Applied Ecology. 45: 537–548. author
Warzée, N., Gilbert, M. & J.-C. Grégoire. 2006. Predator/prey ratios: a measure of bark-beetle population status influenced by stand composition in different French stands after the 1999 storms. Annals of Forest Science 63: 301– 308. author
Hougardy, E. and J.-C. Grégoire. (2004). Biological divergences reflect host preference in two sympatric bark-beetle parasitoids. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 94: 341–347. author
Gilbert, M. & J.-C. Grégoire. (2003). Site and stand conditions and predation influence a bark beetle’s success. A spatially-realistic approach. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 5: 87-96. author
Hougardy, E. and J.-C. Grégoire.(2003). Cleptoparasitism increases host finding abilities in the polyphagous parasitoid species Rhopalicus tutela (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, 55 (2): 184-189. author
Hougardy, E., P. Pernet, M. Warnau, J. Delisle and J.-C. Grégoire. (2003). Marking the host-plant of bark-beetle parasitoids with rubidium for dispersal studies. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 108: 107-114. author
Hougardy, Evelyne & J.-C. Grégoire. (2001). Bark-beetle parasitoids population surveys following storm damage in spruce stands in the Vosges region (France). Integrated Pest Management Reviews. 6 (3-4) : 163-168. author
Hougardy, Evelyne & J.-C. Grégoire. (2000). Spruce stands provide natural food sources to adult hymenopteran parasitoids of bark beetles. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 96: 253-263. author
Kenis, M., Wermelinger, B. and Grégoire, J.-C. 2004. Research on parasitoids and predators of Scolytidae in living trees in Europe – a review. Pp. 237-290 in Lieutier, F.; Day, K.; Battisti, A.; Grégoire, J.C. & Evans, H. (Eds.) Bark and Wood Boring Insects in Living Trees in Europe, a Synthesis. Kluwer, Dordrecht. ISBN 1-4020-2240-9. 583 pp. author
Grégoire, J.-C. 1999. Rhizophagus grandis contre Dendroctonus micans dans les pessières françaises. Pp. 119-126. in Fraval A., Silvy C. (Eds.), La lutte biologique (II). Dossiers de l'Environnement de l'INRA n°19, Paris, 274 pp. author

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