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Durham University

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Dr Elaine Fitches

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biosciences

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Research Groups

Department of Biosciences

Research Interests

  • My research focus lies in the field of applied entomology and more specifically, the investigation and development of novel approaches for the control of invertebrate pests. In collaboration with Professor John Gatehouse.


Chapter in book

  • Fitches, Elaine C. & Smith, Rhonda (2018). PROteINSECT: Insects as a Sustainable Source of Protein. In Edible Insects in Sustainable Food Systems. Halloran, A., Flore, R., Vantomme, P. & Roos, N. Cham: Springer. 421-435.
  • Kenis, Marc, Bouwassi, Bawoubati, Boafo, Hettie, Devic, Emilie, Han, Richou, Koko, Gabriel, Koné, N’Golopé, Maciel-Vergara, Gabriela, Nacambo, Saidou, Pomalegni, Sètchémè Charles Bertrand, Roffeis, Martin, Wakefield, Maureen, Zhu, Fen & Fitches, Elaine (2018). Small-Scale Fly Larvae Production for Animal Feed. In Edible Insects in Sustainable Food Systems. Halloran, Afton, Flore, Roberto, Roos, Nanna & Vantomme, Paul Cham: Springer. 239-261.

Journal Article