Marielle Babineau

Research Scientist (Entomology)

Bachelor's degree with Honours (Biological Sciences, Ecology and Environment), Master of Science (Biology/Plant Molecular Systematics), PhD Biology and Agroecology

Marielle is passionate about pesticide resistance and pursuing research to address this major agricultural issue. It was her fascination with evolutionary processes behind pesticide resistance that led Marielle to develop skills in herbicide resistance phenotyping and genotyping, anthelmintic resistance genetics, and diagnostics development.

Marielle completed her PhD in herbicide resistance and has worked in conservation, cropping and livestock industries in Canada, Denmark and Australia. Her diverse background has given her a strong vision in developing innovative silo-breaking research across industries and taxa, and in tackling problems with an agricultural systems perspective.

At Cesar, Marielle conducts research in insecticide resistance and insect pest ecology. She uses genetics, phenomics, ecology, and statistical models to better understand and manage agricultural pests to enable resilient agrosystems and encourage integrated pest management adoption.

Marielle is an avid sci-fi, history, archaeology and trekking enthusiast.

Arthur AL, Babineau M, Umina PA (2020) Insecticide responses in the collembola pest, Sminthurus viridis (Collembola: Sminthuridae), in Australia. Journal of Economic Entomology 113, 1940-1945.

Umina PA, Reidy-Crofts J, Babineau M, Maino J, Edwards E (2020) Susceptibility of the bird cherry-oat aphid, Rhopalosiphum padi (Hemiptera, Aphididae), to four insecticides. Austral Entomology.

Azani N, Babineau M, Donovan Baily C (2017) A new subfamily classification of the Leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny. TAXON 66, 44-77.

Babineau M, Bruneau A (2017) Phylogenetic and biogeographical history of the Afro-Madagascan genera Delonix, Colvillea, and Lemuropisum (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 184, 59-78.

Babineau M, Feirrera-Hoffmann A, Mathiassen SK, Kudsk P (2017) Optimization of tetrazolium seed viability protocol in the weed Apera spica-ventiSeed Technology 38, 81-86.

Babineau M, Mathiassen SK, Kristensen M, Kudsk P (2017) Fitness of ALS herbicide resistant populations of loose silky bentgrass (Apera spica-venti). Frontiers in Plant Science 8, 1660.

Babineau M, Mathiassen SK, Kristensen M, Beffa R, Kudsk P (2017) Spatial distribution of ALS resistance mechanisms in neighboring populations of Apera spica-venti. Weed Science 65, 479-490.

Babineau M, Mathiassen SK, Kristensen M, Mahmood K & Kudsk P (2017) De novo transcriptome assembly analysis of weed Apera spica-venti from seven tissues and growth stages. BMC Genomics 18, 128.

Babineau M, Gagnon E, Bruneau A (2013) Phylogenetic utility of 19 low-copy nuclear genes in closely related genera and species of Caesalpinioid legumes. South African Journal of Botany 89, 94-105.