Dr Marc Bouwer

Dr Marc Bouwer

South Africa

University of Pretoria

Chemistry

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Work and Research

My research interests are focused on the analysis of volatile organic compounds that are emitted by trees and insects. Many of these compounds serve as messenger molecules or semiochemicals that convey information both between different species and within species. The main goal of my research is to find and identify the compounds that are involved in these chemical messages. We are aiming to develop new pheromone formulations that are effective in trapping pest insects within the forestry industry of South Africa.

Fields Of Expertise

Analytical Chemistry
Chemical ecology
Pest control