Rosa Gabarra Ambert

Rosa Gabarra Ambert

Research director on entomology at the Institute for Food and Agricultural Research and Technology (IRTA)

Rosa Gabarra Ambert

Research director on entomology at the Institute for Food and Agricultural Research and Technology (IRTA)

Rosa Gabarra Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Barcelona (1989).  From 1979 to the present she has been involved in Plant Protection. She is research director on entomology at the Institute for Food and Agricultural Research and Technology (IRTA). Her key qualifications are IPM, biological control including mass-rearing of parasitoids and predators, effects of pesticides on natural enemies, predator and parasitoid interactions, molecular methods for prey identification on polyphagous predators, functional biodiversity and control of invasive pests.  She has experience on IPM application on greenhouse and open field vegetables, ornamentals and stored food. She has been involved in numerous Spanish and EU-funded research projects and has also participated in IPM development and transfer projects. She conducts his research in close conjunction with end users so that the scientific knowledge acquired can be transferred immediately.
She has published numerous scientific and technical papers, including articles in per review journals and book chapters. She has participated in national and international conferences and in different committees and scientific organizations.