DR. N.J. (NEIL) HOLLIDAY

Ph.D. (Bristol)

Professor Emeritus

Room 214A Entomology Building
Winnipeg Manitoba R3T 2N2 CANADA

Telephone: (204) 474-6020
Facsimile: (204) 474 7628
Email: neil_holliday@umanitoba.ca

Holliday

Note:
Effective July 1, 2011, I shall be on research study leave, and shall retire on July 1, 2012. I am not be taking any new graduate students or post-doctoral fellows.

Research Interests:

  • Integrated insect pest management of crop pests
  • Population biology and community ecology of carabid beetles
  • Diversity of arthropod faunas in managed and natural ecosystems
  • Population biology and evolution of life history strategies in geometrid moths
  • Biological and cultural control of pests of plants

Recent refereed publications

Oghiakhe S, Holliday NJ. 2011. Evaluation of insecticides for control of overwintering Hylurgopinus rufipes (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Economic Entomology, 104: 899-894

Leroux AM, Holliday NJ. In press. Parasitism of the biological control agent Hyles euphorbiae (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae)by Winthemia datanae (Diptera: Tachinidae): a new host record. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Manitoba

Andreassen LD, Kuhlmann U, Whistlecraft  JW, Soroka JJ, Mason PG, Akinremi OO, Holliday NJ. 2010. Spring emergence of Canadian Delia radicum (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) and synchronization with its natural enemy, Aleochara bilineata (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Canadian Entomologist 142: 234–249.

Andreassen LD, Kuhlmann U, Mason PG, Holliday NJ. 2009.Host range testing of a prospective classical biological control agent against cabbage maggot, Delia radicum, in Canada. Biological Control 48: 210–220.

Mostafa AM, Holliday NJ. 2008. Insecticidal control of late-season plant bug (Hemiptera: Miridae) infestations in Manitoba has no effect on alfalfa seed quantity and quality. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 88: 763–770.

Andreassen LD, Kuhlmann U, Mason PG, Holliday NJ.  2007. Classical biological control of the cabbage root fly, Delia radicum, in Canadian canola: an analysis of research needs. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, No. 086, 13 pp, http://www.cababstractsplus.org/cabreviews.

Hemachandra KS, Holliday NJ, Mason PG, Soroka JJ, Kuhlmann U.  2007.  Comparative assessment of the parasitoid community of Delia radicum in the Canadian prairies and Europe: a search for classical biological control agents. Biological control. 43: 85–94

Hemachandra KS, Kuhlmann  U, Mason PG, Holliday NJ. 2007. Spatial patterns of Trybliographa rapae parasitism of Delia radicum larvae in oilseed rape and cauliflower. Journal of applied entomology 131: 338–346

Riley KR, Kuhlmann U, Mason PG, Whistlecraft J, Donald LJ, Holliday NJ. 2007.Can mustard seed meal increase attacks by Aleochara spp. on Delia sp. in oilseed rape? Biocontrol Science and Technology 17: 273–284

Uddin J, Holliday NJ, Mackay PA. 2006. Rearing lacewings, Chrysoperla carnea and Chrysopa oculata (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae), on prepupae of alfalfa leafcutting bee, Megachile rotundata (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Manitoba 61: (2005) 11–19

Ryan K, Holliday NJ, Westwood AR. 2005. First Canadian record of Chlaenius platyderus Chaudoir (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Coleopterists’ Bulletin 59: 414

Lauro N, Kuhlmann U, Mason PG, Holliday NJ. 2005. Interaction of a solitary larval endoparasitoid, Microplitis mediator, with its host, Mamestra brassicae: host acceptance and host suitability. Journal of Applied Entomology 129: 367–373

Mostafa AM, Fields PG, Holliday NJ. 2005. Effect of temperature and relative humidity on the cellular defence response of Ephestia kuehniella larvae fed Bacillus thuringiensis. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 90: 79–84

Hemachandra KS, Holliday NJ, Klimaszewski J, Mason PG, Kuhlmann U. 2005. Erroneous records of Aleochara bipustulata (Linnaeus), (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), from North America: an assessment of the evidence . The Canadian Entomologist 137: 182–187

Donald LJ, Stockell DJ, Holliday NJ, Ens W, Standing KG, Duckworth, HW. 2005. Multiple equilibria of the Escherichia coli chaperonin GroES revealed by mass spectrometry. Protein Science 14: 1375–1379

Wylie HG, Matheson FO, Uddin MJ, Holliday NJ. 2005. Release and establishment studies in Manitoba, Canada of Aphidius smithi (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae), a parasitoid of the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum (Homoptera: Aphididae). The Canadian Entomologist 137: 91–8

Other selected publications and presentations

Veilleux J, Holliday NJ. 2011. Bionomics of banded elm bark beetles and implications for Dutch elm disease management in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Presented paper. Graduate student award session. SERG-International Workshop, Victoria, BC, February.

Simon FL, Andreassen L, Haye T, Holliday NJ, Mason PG, Kuhlmann U. 2010. Do Aleochara bipustulata (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) larvae prefer Delia radicum (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) puparia over smaller host species? Poster paper.  Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of Canada, Vancouver, November.

Nagalingam T, Holliday NJ. 2010. Effect of Lygus lineolaris feeding on different growth stages of navy beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Poster paper.  Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of Canada, Vancouver, November.

Leroux A. Holliday NJ. 2010. Parasitism of the biological control agent Hyles euphorbiae (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) by Winthemia datanae (Diptera: Tachinidae): a new host record. Poster paper.  Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of Canada, Vancouver, November.

Andreassen L, Kuhlmann U,  Mason PG, Holliday NJ. 2010. Assessment of Aleochara bipustulata (Diptera: Staphylinidae) as an additional mortality factor of Delia radicum (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) eggs in prairie canola. Presented paper.  Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of Canada, Vancouver, November.

Nagalingam T, Holliday NJ. 2010. Lygus lineolaris injury to navy beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) In the pod set and fill (R4–R5) stage. Presented paper.  Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of Canada, Vancouver, November.

Oghiakhe S, Holliday NJ. 2010. Evaluation of insecticides for controlling over-wintering native elm bark beetle, Hylurgopinus rufipes, in Manitoba. Presented paper.  Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of Canada, Vancouver, November.

Veilleux J, Holliday NJ. 2010. Bionomics of the banded elm bark beetle, Scolytus schevyrewi, in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Presented paper.  Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of Canada, Vancouver, November.

Du J, Holliday NJ. 2010. Responses of Aleochara bilineata and Aleochara bipustulata (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) to dimethyl disulphide.  Presented paper.  Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of Canada, Vancouver, November.

Nagalingam T, Holliday NJ. 2010. Seasonal occurrence of Lygus bugs on commercial dry edible beans and soybeans in Manitoba. Presented paper. Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of Manitoba, Winnipeg, October.

Andreassen L, Kuhlmann U, Mason PG, Holliday NJ. 2010. Predictable effects of predator species and density suggest European agent increases pest mortality. Poster paper. The 2010 Biological Control for Nature Conference. Northampton, Massachusetts (USA), October

Leroux AM, Holliday NJ. 2010. Tachinid parasitism of a biological control agent for leafy spurge. Poster paper. Joint Annual Meeting, Society for Range Management and Weed Science Society of America, Denver, February.

Holliday NJ. 2009.Views of entomological evolution. Gold medal address, Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of Canada, Winnipeg, October.

Oghiakhe S, Holliday NJ. 2009. Basal insecticide applications to control over-wintering native elm bark beetles, Hylurgopinus rufipes in Manitoba.North Central Forest Pest Workshop, Winnipeg, September.

Holliday NJ. 2009. Over-wintering biology of the native elm bark beetle in Manitoba. North Central Forest Pest Workshop, Winnipeg, September. 

Leroux A, Holliday NJ. 2009. Post-release assessment of Aphthona spp. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) for leafy spurge, Euphorbia esula, control in Spruce Woods Provincial Park. Poster paper. Parks and Protected Area Research Forum of Manitoba (PPARFM), Winnipeg, September.

Andreassen LD, Riley KJ, Hemachandra KS, Kuhlmann U, Mason PG, Whistlecraft J, Holliday NJ. 2009. The potential for classical biological control of Delia radicum by Aleochara bipustulata. Poster paper, International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Christchurch, NZ, February.

Andreassen LD, Kuhlmann U, Riley KJ, Hemachandra KS, Whistlecraft J, Mason PG, Soroka JJ, Holliday NJ.2008. Everything old is new again: CABI/Canada revisit classical biological control of cabbage maggot 60 years later. Invited symposium paper, Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of Canada, Ottawa, October.

Holliday NJ. 2008. Graduation address. Manitoba Science Academy.

Oghiakhe S, Holliday NJ. 2008. Time of removal of newly-diseased elm trees can affect transmission of Dutch elm disease by Hylurgopinus rufipes in Manitoba. Poster paper (First prize Ph.D. student competition), North Central Branch, Entomological Society of America, Columbus, Ohio. March.

Bergen K, Fernando WGD, Holliday NJ. 2007. Effects of induced systemic resistance on insect pests of canola. Poster paper, 12th International Canola Congress, Wuhan China, March.

Bergen K, Fernando WGD, Holliday NJ. 2007. The effects of bacterial and jasmonic acid treatments on insects of canola. Presented paper, Joint Meeting Entomological Society of Manitoba and North Central Branch, Entomological Society of America, Winnipeg, March.

Holliday NJ, Oghiakhe S. 2007. Management of insect vectors of Dutch elm disease in Manitoba. Invited symposium paper, Joint Meeting Entomological Society of Manitoba and North Central Branch, Entomological Society of America, Winnipeg, March.

Bergen K, Fernando WGD Holliday NJ. 2006. The effects of bacterial and jasmonic acid treatments on insect pests of canola. Presented paper, Annual Meeting, Canadian Phtyopathological Society (Manitoba Section), Winnipeg, December.

Hemachandra KS, Andreassen L, Holliday NJ, Kuhlmann U. 2006. Distribution and biology of a potential classical biological control agent of root maggots in Canadian canola.  Poster paper, International Symposium Integrated Pest Management in Oilseed Rape, Göttingen, Germany, April.

Riley K, Kuhlmann, U Whistlecraft J, Holliday NJ. 2006. Can mustard seed meal increase the abundance of natural enemies of cabbage root fly in oilseed rape? Presented paper, International Symposium Integrated Pest Management in Oilseed Rape, Göttingen, Germany, April.

Riley K, Kuhlmann U, Whistlecraft J, Mason PG, Holliday NJ. 2005.  Can mustard meal increase the abundance of Delia natural enemies in canola?  Poster paper, International symposium on biological control of arthropods, Davos, Switzerland, September.

Andreassen L, Kuhlmann U, Mason PG, Holliday NJ. 2005.  Evaluating the risks to non-target species associated with introducing a staphylinid parasitoid into the Canadian Prairies. Poster paper, International symposium on biological control of arthropods, Davos, Switzerland, September.
Holliday NJ. 2005. Norman Criddle: Pioneer Entomologist of the Prairies. Presentation to Manitoba Naturalists Society, Winnipeg, October

Mostafa AM, Holliday NJ. 2005. Impacts of Lygus plant bugs on yield patterns of buckwheat in southern Manitoba. Presented paper, International Symposium Ecology and Management of Lygus Plant Bugs, Ottawa, February

Mostafa AM, Holliday NJ. 2005. Population composition and yield implications of plant bugs in seed alfalfa in Manitoba. Presented paper, International Symposium Ecology and Management of Lygus Plant Bugs, Ottawa, February

Courses (taught until April 2011)

AGRI 1500 Natural resources and primary agricultural production
AGEC 2370 Principles of ecology
AGEC 4540 Agroecology research project
ENTM 1000 World of bugs
ENTM 4520 Physiological ecology of insects
ENTM 7240 Advances in physiological ecology of insects
ENTM 7120 Insect population management

Graduate Student Projects

Biological control of root maggots with Aleochara bipustulata: assessment of prey range and community interactions (Ph.D.)

Economic significance of plant bugs (Miridae) in dry edible bean crops in Manitoba (Ph.D.)

Biology and management of native elm bark beetles, vectors of Dutch elm disease (Ph.D.)

Chemical ecology of Aleochara spp. (M.Sc.)

Bionomics of banded elm bark beetles, Scolytus schevyrewi (M.Sc.)