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Cassandra Edmunds

School of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Science

I am currently researching whether soil-dwelling entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) collected from around the U.K. could be used as an effective form of biocontrol against the aquatic larval stages of nuisance biting and vector arthopod species. In particular, I'm targeting mosquitos and chironomids (non-biting midges). I'm also investigating EPN tolerances to common environmental parameters such as water depth, salinity and pH and comparing them to commercially available species of EPN.


2017, Liverpool John Moores University, U.K., PhD, Entomology/ Nematology
2014, Liverpool John Moores University, U.K., BSc (Hons), Biology

Journal article

Edmunds C, Wilding CS, Rae R. 2017. Susceptibility of Chironomus plumosus larvae (Diptera: Chironomidae) to entomopathogenic nematodes (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae): potential for control European Journal of Entomology, 114 :526-532 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url


Edmunds SV. Genetic Analysis of Tritrophic Interactions between Entompathogenic Nematodes, Symbiotic Bacteria and Blood – Sucking Flies. Rae R, Wilding C, Post R. Author Url Public Url