Prof Christine Griffin

Biology

Professor
On Sabbatical 2019-20

Callan
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(01) 708 3841

Biography

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2015 'Behaviour and population dynamics of entomopathogenic nematodes following application'
Griffin, C.T. (2015) 'Behaviour and population dynamics of entomopathogenic nematodes following application' In: Nematode pathogenesis of insects and other pests – ecology and applied technologies for sustainable plant and crop protection. Springer. [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Parasitoids, predators, nematodes and pathogens associated with bark weevil pests in Europe'
Kenis, M., Wegensteiner, R. & Griffin, C.T. (2004) 'Parasitoids, predators, nematodes and pathogens associated with bark weevil pests in Europe' In: Bark and wood boring insects in living trees in Europe, a synthesis. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. [IR Link] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2015 'Higher relatedness mitigates mortality in a nematode with lethal male fighting'
Kapranas, A. Maher, A. and Griffin, C. T. (2015) 'Higher relatedness mitigates mortality in a nematode with lethal male fighting'. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29 :344-351 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Lethal fighting in nematodes is dependent on developmental pathway : male-male fighting in the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema longicaudum'
Zenner, A.N.R.L.,OCallaghan, K.M. & Griffin, C.T. (2014) 'Lethal fighting in nematodes is dependent on developmental pathway : male-male fighting in the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema longicaudum'. PLoS ONE, - [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Interference competition in entomopathogenic nematodes: male Steinernema kill members of their own and other species'
OCallaghan, K.M. Zenner, A.N.R.L., Hartley, C.J. and Griffin, C.T. (2014) 'Interference competition in entomopathogenic nematodes: male Steinernema kill members of their own and other species'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR PARASITOLOGY, 44 :1009-1017 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Organic soils promote the efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes with different foraging strategies in the control of a major forest pest: a meta-analysis of field trial data'
Williams, C.D. Dillon, A.B. Girling, R. & Griffin, C.T. (2013) 'Organic soils promote the efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes with different foraging strategies in the control of a major forest pest: a meta-analysis of field trial data'. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, 65 :357-364 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Spatial and temporal distribution of Meloidogyne minor on a creeping bentgrass golf green, and the relationship with yellow patch disease'
Morris, K.M., Horgan, F. Griffin, C.T. (2013) 'Spatial and temporal distribution of Meloidogyne minor on a creeping bentgrass golf green, and the relationship with yellow patch disease'. PLANT PATHOLOGY, 62 :1166-1172 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Control of a major pest of forestry, Hylobius abietis, with entomopathogenic nematodes and fungi using eradicant and prophylactic strategies'
Williams, C.D., Dillon, A.B., Harvey, C.D. Hennessy, R., McNamara, L., Griffin, C.T. (2013) 'Control of a major pest of forestry, Hylobius abietis, with entomopathogenic nematodes and fungi using eradicant and prophylactic strategies'. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, 305 :212-222 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Host activity and wasp experience affect parasitoid wasp foraging behaviour and oviposition on nematode-infected larvae of forestry pest Hylobius abietis'
Harvey C.D. & Griffin, C.T. (2012) 'Host activity and wasp experience affect parasitoid wasp foraging behaviour and oviposition on nematode-infected larvae of forestry pest Hylobius abietis'. ECOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY, 37 :269-282 [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'The impact of entomopathogenic nematodes on a non-target, service-providing insect is limited by targeted application when controlling forestry pest Hylobius abietis'
Harvey, C.D., Alameen, K., Griffin, C.T. (2012) 'The impact of entomopathogenic nematodes on a non-target, service-providing insect is limited by targeted application when controlling forestry pest Hylobius abietis'. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, 62 :173-182 [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Environmental safety of entomopathogenic nematodes – effects on abundance, diversity and community structure of non-target beetles in a forest ecosystem'
Dillon, A. Foster, A. Williams, C. Griffin, C.T. (2012) 'Environmental safety of entomopathogenic nematodes – effects on abundance, diversity and community structure of non-target beetles in a forest ecosystem'. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, 60 [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Perspectives on the behavior of entomopathogenic nematodes from dispersal to reproduction: traits contributing to nematode fitness and biocontrol efficacy'
Griffin, C.T (2012) 'Perspectives on the behavior of entomopathogenic nematodes from dispersal to reproduction: traits contributing to nematode fitness and biocontrol efficacy'. JOURNAL OF NEMATOLOGY, 44 :176-183 [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Cross-taxa congruence, indicators and environmental drivers in soils under agricultural and extensive land management'
Keith, A.M., Boots, B., Hazard, C., Niechoj, R Arroyo, J. Bolger, T., Breen, J., Clipson, N., Doohan, F.M., Griffin C.T. and Schmidt, O. (2011) 'Cross-taxa congruence, indicators and environmental drivers in soils under agricultural and extensive land management'. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOIL BIOLOGY, 49 :55-62 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Effect of temperature on hatch and J2 activity of the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne minor, an emerging pest in North West Europe'
Morris, K.M. Horgan, F., Downes, M.J & Griffin, C.T. (2011) 'Effect of temperature on hatch and J2 activity of the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne minor, an emerging pest in North West Europe'. NEMATOLOGY, 13 :985-993 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Simulated roots and host feeding enhance infection of subterranean insects by the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema carpocapsae'
Ennis, D., Dillon, A.B & Griffin, C.T. (2010) 'Simulated roots and host feeding enhance infection of subterranean insects by the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema carpocapsae'. JOURNAL OF INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY, 104 :140-143 [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Pine weevils modulate defensive behaviour in response to parasites of differing virulence'
Ennis, D.E. Dillon, A. B. & Griffin, C.T (2010) 'Pine weevils modulate defensive behaviour in response to parasites of differing virulence'. ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 80 :283-288 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'The lethal and sub-lethal consequences of entomopathogenic nematode infestation for adult pine weevils, Hylobius abietis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)'
Girling, R.D, Ennis, D. Dillon, A.B & Griffin, C.T (2010) 'The lethal and sub-lethal consequences of entomopathogenic nematode infestation for adult pine weevils, Hylobius abietis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)'. JOURNAL OF INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY, 104 :195-202 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'A genetic survey of fluoxetine action on synaptic transmission in Caenorhabditis elegans'
Kullyev, A. Dempsey, CM, Miller, S., Kuan, CJ, Hapiak, VM Komuniecki, RW Griffin, CT and Sze, JY. (2010) 'A genetic survey of fluoxetine action on synaptic transmission in Caenorhabditis elegans'. GENETICS, 186 :929-941 [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Diversity of entomopathogenic nematodes (Nematoda: Steinernematidae, Heterorhabditidae) from Arasbaran forests and rangelands in north-west Iran'
Nikdel, M. Niknam, G., Griffin, C.T. Kari, N.E. (2010) 'Diversity of entomopathogenic nematodes (Nematoda: Steinernematidae, Heterorhabditidae) from Arasbaran forests and rangelands in north-west Iran'. NEMATOLOGY, 12 :767-773 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Competition and intraguild predation between the braconid parasitoid Bracon hylobii and the entomopathogenic nematodes Heterorhabditis downesi, natural enemies of the large pine weevil, Hylobius abietis'
Everard, A., C.T. Griffin and A.B. Dillon (2009) 'Competition and intraguild predation between the braconid parasitoid Bracon hylobii and the entomopathogenic nematodes Heterorhabditis downesi, natural enemies of the large pine weevil, Hylobius abietis'. BULLETIN OF ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 99 :151-161 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Sex ratios and sex-biased infection behaviour in the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema species'
Alsaiyah, M.A.M., E. Ebssa, A. Zenner, K.M. O'Callaghan and C.T. Griffin (2009) 'Sex ratios and sex-biased infection behaviour in the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema species'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR PARASITOLOGY, 39 :725-734 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Predatory soil nematodes (Nematoda: Mononchida) in major land-use types across Ireland'
Keith, A.M., Griffin, C.T. & Schmidt, O. (2009) 'Predatory soil nematodes (Nematoda: Mononchida) in major land-use types across Ireland'. JOURNAL OF NATURAL HISTORY, 43 :2571-2577 [DOI] [Details]
2009 'A survey of entomopathogenic nematodes of the families Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae (Nematoda: Rhabditida) in the north-west of Iran'
Kary, N.E., Niknam, G., Griffin, C.T., Mohammadi, S.A., and Moghaddam, M. (2009) 'A survey of entomopathogenic nematodes of the families Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae (Nematoda: Rhabditida) in the north-west of Iran'. NEMATOLOGY, 11 :107-116 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Female presence is required for male sexual maturity in the nematode Steinernema longicaudum'
Ebssa, L., I. Dix and C.T. Griffin (2008) 'Female presence is required for male sexual maturity in the nematode Steinernema longicaudum'. CURRENT BIOLOGY, 18 :R997-998 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Evict or Infect - Managing populations of the large pine weevil, Hylobius abietis, by modification of tree stump tissues and application of natural enemies - bottom-up and top down approach'
Dillon, A.B. Moore, C.,  Downes, M.J and Griffin C.T. (2008) 'Evict or Infect - Managing populations of the large pine weevil, Hylobius abietis, by modification of tree stump tissues and application of natural enemies - bottom-up and top down approach'. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, 255 :2634-2642 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Establishment, persistence and introgression of exotic entomopathogenic nematodes in a forest ecosystem'
Dillon, A. B., Meade, C., Rolston, A., Downes, M. J. and Griffin C. T. (2008) 'Establishment, persistence and introgression of exotic entomopathogenic nematodes in a forest ecosystem'. ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, 18 :735-747 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Survival, starvation and activity in Heterorhabditis megidis. '
Fitters, P.F.L. and C.T. Griffin. (2006) 'Survival, starvation and activity in Heterorhabditis megidis. '. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, 37 :82-88 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Emergence and dispersal patterns of two isolates of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema feltiae Filipjev (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae). '
Rolston, A., C.T. Griffin and M.J. Downes.  (2006) 'Emergence and dispersal patterns of two isolates of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema feltiae Filipjev (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae). '. Nematology, 38 :221-228 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Behavioural ecology of entomopathogenic nematodes'
Lewis, E., J. Campbell, C.T. Griffin, H. Kaya and A. Peters.  (2006) 'Behavioural ecology of entomopathogenic nematodes'. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, 38 :66-79 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Suppression of the large pine weevil, Hylobius abietis Coleoptera: Curculionidae) by entomopathogenic nematodes with different foraging strategies. '
Dillon, A., D. Ward, M.J. Downes and C.T. Griffin. (2006) 'Suppression of the large pine weevil, Hylobius abietis Coleoptera: Curculionidae) by entomopathogenic nematodes with different foraging strategies. '. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, 38 :217-226 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Effects of Paenibacillus nematophilus on the entomopathogenic nematode Heterorhabditis megidis'
Enright, M. R. & Griffin, C.T. (2005) 'Effects of Paenibacillus nematophilus on the entomopathogenic nematode Heterorhabditis megidis'. JOURNAL OF INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY, 88 :40-48 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Distribution of entomopathogenic nematodes in an Irish dune system'
Rolston, A., C.T. Griffin and M.J. Downes. (2005) 'Distribution of entomopathogenic nematodes in an Irish dune system'. NEMATOLOGY, 7 :259-266 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Spontaneous and induced activity of Heterorhabditis megidis infective juveniles during storage'
Fitters, P.F.L. Griffin, C.T. (2004) 'Spontaneous and induced activity of Heterorhabditis megidis infective juveniles during storage'. NEMATOLOGY, 6 :911-917 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Specificity of association between Paenibacillus spp. and the insect pathogenic nematodes Heterorhabditis spp'
Enright, M. R. & Griffin, C.T. (2004) 'Specificity of association between Paenibacillus spp. and the insect pathogenic nematodes Heterorhabditis spp'. MICROBIAL ECOLOGY, 48 :412-421 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Morphological and molecular characterisation of Steinernema hermaphroditum n. sp. (Nematoda: Steinernematidae), an entomopathogenic nematode from Indonesia, and its phylogenetic relationships with other members of the genus'
Stock, S.P., Griffin, C.T. and Chaerani, R. (2004) 'Morphological and molecular characterisation of Steinernema hermaphroditum n. sp. (Nematoda: Steinernematidae), an entomopathogenic nematode from Indonesia, and its phylogenetic relationships with other members of the genus'. NEMATOLOGY, 6 :401-412 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'Characterization of endospore-forming bacteria associated with entomopathogenic nematodes, Heterorhabditis spp., and description of Paenibacillus nematophilus sp. nov'
Enright, M.R., McInerney, J.O., and Griffin, C.T. (2003) 'Characterization of endospore-forming bacteria associated with entomopathogenic nematodes, Heterorhabditis spp., and description of Paenibacillus nematophilus sp. nov'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC AND EVOLUTIONARY MICROBIOLOGY, 53 :435-441 [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'Morphological characterisation of Heterorhabditis isolates from the Irish group (Rhabditida, Heterorhabditidae), additional evidence supporting their recognition as a distinct species Heterorhabditis downesi, n. sp. Systematic'
Stock, S.P., Griffin, C.T. , and Burnell, A.M. (2002) 'Morphological characterisation of Heterorhabditis isolates from the Irish group (Rhabditida, Heterorhabditidae), additional evidence supporting their recognition as a distinct species Heterorhabditis downesi, n. sp. Systematic'. SYSTEMATIC PARASITOLOGY, 51 :95-106 [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'Phased infectivity in Heterorhabditis megidis : the effects of infection density in the parental host and filial generation'
J.J. Ryder and Griffin, C.T. (2002) 'Phased infectivity in Heterorhabditis megidis : the effects of infection density in the parental host and filial generation'. International Journal of Parasitology, 33 :1013-1018 [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'Persistence of four Heterorhabditis spp. isolates in soil: role of lipid reserves'
Hass, B., Downes, M.J. and Griffin, C.T. (2002) 'Persistence of four Heterorhabditis spp. isolates in soil: role of lipid reserves'. Nematology, 34 :151-158 [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'Effect of timber condition on parasitisation of pine wevil ( Hylobius abietis L.) larvae by entomopathogenic nematodes under laboratory conditions'
Armendariz, I. Downes, M.J. & Griffin, C.T. (2002) 'Effect of timber condition on parasitisation of pine wevil ( Hylobius abietis L.) larvae by entomopathogenic nematodes under laboratory conditions'. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 12 :225-233 [Details]
2001 'Correlation between survival in water and persistence in soil of ten Heterorhabditis spp. isolates'
Hass, B., Downes M.J. and Griffin C.T. (2001) 'Correlation between survival in water and persistence in soil of ten Heterorhabditis spp. isolates'. 3 :573-579 [IR Link] [Details]
2001 'Vine weevil control in Ireland with entomopathogenic nematodes: optional time of application'
P.F.L. Fitters, R. Dunne and Griffin C.T. (2001) 'Vine weevil control in Ireland with entomopathogenic nematodes: optional time of application'. Irish Journal Of Agricultural And Food Research, 40 :199-213 [IR Link] [Details]
2001 'Improved Control of Otiorhynchus sulcatus at 9C by cold-stored Heterorhabditis megidis UK211'
Fitters, P.F.L., Griffin C.T. and R. Dunne. (2001) 'Improved Control of Otiorhynchus sulcatus at 9C by cold-stored Heterorhabditis megidis UK211'. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 11 :483-492 [IR Link] [Details]
2000 'Molecular characterisation of Heterorhabditis indica isolates from India, Kenya, Indonesia and Cuba'
C.M. Stack, S.G. Easwaramorthy, U.K. Metha, M.J. Downes C.T. Griffin and A.M. Burnell. (2000) 'Molecular characterisation of Heterorhabditis indica isolates from India, Kenya, Indonesia and Cuba'. NEMATOLOGY, 2 :477-487 [IR Link] [Details]
1999 'Isolation and characterisation of Heterorhabditis spp. from Hungary, Estonia and Denmark'
Griffin, C.T., I. Dix, S. Joyce, A.M. Burnell and M.J. Downes. (1999) 'Isolation and characterisation of Heterorhabditis spp. from Hungary, Estonia and Denmark'. NEMATOLOGY, 1 :321-322 [IR Link] [Details]
1999 'Effect of salt and temperature stresses on survival and infectivity of Heterorhabditis spp. infective juveniles'
M.M. Finnegan, M.J. Downes, M. O'Regan and C.T. Griffin. (1999) 'Effect of salt and temperature stresses on survival and infectivity of Heterorhabditis spp. infective juveniles'. 1 :69-78 [IR Link] [Details]
1994 'Characterisation of the entomopathogenic nematode Heterorhabditk (Nematoda : Heterorhabditidae) from Ireland and Britain by molecular and cross-breeding techniques,and the occurrence of the genus in these islands'
Griffin, C.T., Joyce, S.A., Dix, I., Burnell, A.M. and Downes, M.J. (1994) 'Characterisation of the entomopathogenic nematode Heterorhabditk (Nematoda : Heterorhabditidae) from Ireland and Britain by molecular and cross-breeding techniques,and the occurrence of the genus in these islands'. FUNDAMENTAL AND APPLIED NEMATOLOGY, 17 :245-253 [IR Link] [Details]
1992 'The identification of biological species in the genus Heterorhabditis (Nematoda : Heterorhabditidae) by cross-breeding second-generation amphimictic adults'
Dix, I., Burnell, A.M., Griffin, C.T., Joyce, S.A. and Nugent, M.J. (1992) 'The identification of biological species in the genus Heterorhabditis (Nematoda : Heterorhabditidae) by cross-breeding second-generation amphimictic adults'. PARASITOLOGY, 104 :509-518 [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
3001 Dispersal: BES Annual Symposium.
A.N. Rolston, M. J. Downes (3001) Dispersal: BES Annual Symposium. University of Reading , 04-MAR-01 - 04-MAY-01 [Details]
2009 12th European Meeting of the IOBC/WPRS Working Group Insect Pathogens and Insect Parasitic Nematode.
(2009) 12th European Meeting of the IOBC/WPRS Working Group Insect Pathogens and Insect Parasitic Nematode. [Oral Presentation], Conditioning of Steinernema kraussei and S. carpocapsae through storage: enhancing their performance, Pamplona, Spain [Details]
2009 Royal Entomological Society Climate Change Special Interest Group Meeting.
(2009) Royal Entomological Society Climate Change Special Interest Group Meeting. [Poster Presentation], Constructing a temperature-based life-history model for willow beetle to be linked to regional clima, York, UK [Details]
2009 Society for Invertebrate Pathology.
(2009) Society for Invertebrate Pathology. [Oral Presentation], Virulence and infectivity of entomopathogenic nematodes: changes with age, Park City, Utah, USA [Details]
2009 2nd Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Symposium.
(2009) 2nd Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Symposium. [Oral Presentation], Entomopathogenic nematodes: from isolation to application, Sarigerme-Mugla, Turkey [Details]
2009 Society for Invertebrate Pathology.
(2009) Society for Invertebrate Pathology. [Oral Presentation], Control of the large pine weevil Hylobius abietis with entomopathogenic nematodes, and safety of nem, Partk City, Utah, USA [Details]
2001 Irish Society for Parasitology Annual Meeting.
K. O'Callaghan, I. Dix (2001) Irish Society for Parasitology Annual Meeting. Dublin , 09-JAN-01 - 09-JUL-01 [Details]
2001 COST 836 meeting.
T. Lola-Luz, F. MacNaidhe, R. Dunne, P. Fitters, M. J. Downes (2001) COST 836 meeting. Vienna , 11-JAN-01 - 11-JAN-01 [Details]
2001 Irish Society for Parasitology Annual Meeting.
J. Ryder (2001) Irish Society for Parasitology Annual Meeting. Dublin , 09-JAN-01 - 09-JUL-01 [Details]
2001 VII Symposium on Biological Control.
T. Lolo-Luz, F. MacNaidhe, R. Dunne, M. J. Downes, P. Fitters (2001) VII Symposium on Biological Control. Poços de Caldas, Brazil , 06-MAR-01 - 06-JUL-01 [Details]