Prof. Kerstin Krüger

PhD, University of Pretoria

MSc, University of Cardiff


ARPPIS Local Coordinator

Associate Professor - Entomology

Office: 3-27, First Floor, Zoology Building

Phone: +27 (0)12 420-4619

Email: [email protected]

Insect-plant interactions

The focus of my research is on insect ecology. I am particularly interested in insect pests of horticultural crops, including vectors of plant virus diseases, and insects as natural enemies (parasitoids and predators) of insect pests on plants. Further research interests are concerned with the transmission biology of plant viruses by insect vectors. Research on the complex interactions between plants, herbivorous insects and their natural enemies, and plant virus - insect vector interactions forms the basis of integrated pest and disease management programmes. Thus, the aim of my research is to enhance our knowledge on insect biology for the development of biological and integrated pest/vector management strategies.


Postdoctoral researchers


Dr. Danica Marlin

Dr. Michelle Schröder

Postgraduate students


Mrs. Tsedal Ghebremariam. PhD in Entomology

Mrs. Nicoleen Smit. PhD in Entomology

Ms. Roleen la Grange. MSc in Entomology

Ms. Millicent Motileng. MSc in Entomology

Ms. Nicola Wessels. MSc in Entomology

Ms. Megan Coetzee. BSc (Honours) in Zoology


PhD in Entomology

Dr Robert Musundire

Dr Lefulesele Nteletsana Lebesa

Dr Michelle Schröder

MSc in Entomology

Ms Michelle Fourie

Mr Khethani Mawela

Ms Lezel Muller

Ms Davina Saccaggi

Mrs Nicoleen Smit

Ms Cilia Martins (co-supervisor)

MSc in Integrated Pest and Disease Management

Ms Mercy Butao

Ms Puleng Bothole

Mr Ogbai Hayalu


Mr Khethani Mawela

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