Associate Professor, University of Pretoria
Prof. Brett Hurley is an Associate Professor at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, where he is a research leader in the world recognized Tree Protection Cooperative Programme (TPCP) and the DST Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology (CTHB), both based at the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI). Within the TPCP, he oversees the research-linked services provided to industry and government partners, namely the Diagnostic Clinic, Field Extension and Biological Control. His research focus is on insect pests of plantation forest trees, examining the effect of these interactions and how these effects can be managed in the context of an integrated pest management program. Specifically, his main research areas are biological control and management of forest insect pests, spread of invasive forest insects, and other aspects of the biology and ecology of forest insect pests.