Dr. Javad Karimzadeh Website

Associate Professor in Insect Population Ecology

Dr. Javad Karimzadeh

Associate Prof. in Population Ecology                                                                    See an updated CV           

Department of Plant Protection
Isfahan Research and Education Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources
PO Box 199, AREEO, Isfahan, 81785, Iran
Tel: + 98 (0) 311 7885478
Fax: +98 (0) 311 7757022
                                                                                                                                 Email: j.karimzadeh@areeo.ac.ir                                                       


I am an insect ecologist, studying the population dynamics of insect herbivores in a multitrophic context. My research interests lie in the following main areas:  (1) Population Ecology, including population dynamics of insect herbivores, underlying mechanisms of population fluctuations, cycles and chaos, time series analysis, and statistical/mathematical modelling, simulation and numerical analysis; and (2) Ecological Pest Management, combining biocontrol agents such as parasitoids with botanical/microbial biopesticides, trap cropping, or host plant resistance.

I use a model tritrophic, crucifer – lepidopteran (Plutella xylostella) – parasitoid (Cotesia vestalis), system to test different hypotheses of theoretical and applied sciences.



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Feb. 2019- Nov. 2019 
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