Celina Xavier e Silva

Senior Entomological Technician
01732 523752

Celine manages and assists research projects in both field and laboratory environment at NIAB at East Malling. She is working to create suitable habitats for beneficial insects and arthropods and looking at how they impact pest control in the crops. These studies also help to outline which flowering resources may be more suitable for each type of crop. Celine has expertise in pest identification, especially key species of thrips that are damaging to soft fruit.

Research projects

Soft Fruit Pest SF 174 - improving integrated pest management in soft fruit crops
Duration: 2020-2023
Funder: AHDB

BEESPOKE –  Benefitting ecosystems through evaluation of food supplies for pollination to open up knowledge for end users
Duration: 2019-23
Funder: Interreg North Sea Region

Recent publications

David R. Hall, Steven J. Harte, Daniel P. Bray, Dudley I. Farman, Rob James, Celine X. Silva, Michelle T. Fountain (2021). Hero turned villain: identification of components of the sex pheromone of the tomato bug, Nesidiocoris tenuis. Journal of Chemical Ecology (2021) 47:394–405

Twitter @CelineXSilva