Katrina Dainton, BA, MSc

Forest Entomology Technician

Katrina Dainton

Email: katrina.dainton@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Twitter: @Arty_Bestiola

Tel: +44 (0)131 0300 5900
Tel direct: +44 (0)300 067 5783
Fax: +44 (0)131 445 5124

Address:
Forest Research
Northern Research Station
Roslin
Midlothian EH25 9SY
UK

Katrina Dainton joined the Entomology team of Forest Research in June 2015, working primarily on developing biopesticides and alternative control methods for the large pine weevil (Hylobius abietis). Prior to that Katrina undertook a short-term surveying and monitoring role with Natural England, having completing an Integrated Pest Management Masters at Harper Adams University in 2014.

Current role

Forest Entomology Technician
To provide technical support for research on the large pine weevil (Hylobius abietis) to investigate potential biological control agents, attractant/repellent compounds and alternative monitoring and control methods as well as other forest insect pests and entomological projects.To provide advice on a range of forest insect pest and tree health problems in northern Britain.

Current programmes

LWEC PROTREE: Promoting resilience of UK tree species to novel pests and pathogens: ecological and evolutionary solutions.

Promoting resilience of UK tree species to novel pests and pathogens: ecological and evolutionary solutions.

Provide field, laboratory and analytical support to LWEC PROTREE colleagues at FR.

LWEC BIPESCO: Biological pest control of insect pests that threaten tree health

Undertake field and laboratory work on non-pesticide alternatives to plant protection, monitoring and control of the large pine weevil, Hylobius abietis.  This will support work aimed at the development of integrated pest management strategies.

Integrated Forest Management of Hylobius abietis

Other affiliations and responsibilities

  • Member of Royal Entomological Society
  • Member of British Entomological and Natural History Society
  • Member of Butterfly Conservation
  • Volunteer Tree Health Surveyor for Observatree project