Marie-Caroline Lefort

Lecturer in Genetics and Biostatistics, Environmental and Animal Science; Lecturer, Tuapapa Rangahau, partnering Research and Enterprise
Environmental and Animal Sciences
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Publications

Lefort, M-C., Mc Kinnon AC, A. C., Nelson, T. L., & Glare, T. (2016). The entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana as plant endophyte and its effect on bellow and above ground pests of the Monterey Pine. New Zealand Plant Protection (Vol. 69).

Chang, M. A. G., Wratten, S. D., Lefort, M-C., & Boyer, S. (2016). Food webs and biological control. A review of molecular tools used to reveal trophic interactions in agricultural systems. Food Webs (Vol. 9(2016)).

Boyer, S., Case, B., Lefort, M-C., Waterhouse, B. R., & Wratten, S. D. (2016). The potential of ecosystem-scale translocations to mitigate the impact of climate change on terrestrial biodiversity. F1000 Research (Vol. 5(146)).

Lefort, M. C., Wardrop, A., Pigg, K. L., & Boyer, S. (2016). Gut Microbiome as Driver of Insect Invasiveness. Ecology & Restoration Australasia (ERA), Hamilton, New Zealand.

Lefort, M. C. (2016). Nextgen voices - Applied Science. Auckland, New Zealand, AAAS (Vol. Science Mag 354(6308)).

Boyer, S., Kim, Y. D., Bowie, M. H., Lefort, M. C., & Dickinson, N. M. (2016). Rapid response of endemic earthworm communities to ecological restoration may be restrained by exotic species. Restoration Ecology (Vol. in press).

Lefort, M-C. (2016). Applied Science. Washington USA, Science, AAAS (Vol. 354(6308)).

Lefort, MC., Boyer, S., Vereijsen, J., Sprague, R., Glare, TR., & Worner, SP. (2015). Preference of a native beetle for "exoticism", characteristics that contribute to invasive success of Costelytra zealandica (Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae). PeerJ (Vol. 3).

Lefort, M-C., Worner, SP., Rostas M, M., Vereijsen, J., & Boyer, S. (2015). Responding positively to plant defences, a candidate key trait for invasion success in phytophagous insects. New Zealand Journal of Ecology (Vol. 39(1)).

Lefort, M. C., Boyer, S., Barun, A., Emamkhoyi, A., Ridden, J., Smith, V. R., Sprague, R., Waterhouse, B. R., & Cruickshank, R. H. (2015). Non-disruptive DNA sampling, addressing more than just physical integrity. New Zealand Ecological Society Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

González-Chang, M., Wratten, S., Lefort, M-C., & Boyer, S. (2015). A new pest in vineyards: Approaches to sustainable management to support indigenous people's ethics. EFSA Scientific Conference, Milan, Italy.

Brookes, J., Lefort, M. C., Rostas, M., & Glare, T. (2015). Endophytes in maize and pine in New Zealand. International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC), Berlin, Germany.

Lefort, M-C. (2015). NextGen's Course Catalog - BSF301: Research funding. Washington USA, Science, AAAS (Vol. 347(6217)).

Lefort, M-C. (2015). Funding dreams. Washington USA, Science, AAAS (Vol. 350(6256)).

González-Chang, M., Wratten, S. D., Lefort, M. C., & Boyer, S. (2015). Food webs and biological control. A review of molecular tools used to reveal trophic interactions in agricultural systems. New Zealand Molecular Ecology Conference, Kaikoura, New Zealand.

Lefort, M. C., Ridden, J., Boyer, S., Cruickshank, R., & Glare, T. R. (2015). One of the worst New Zealand pastoral pest on the verge of sympatric speciation? New Zealand Ecological Society Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Lefort, M. C., Boyer, S., Varennes, Y. D., Shields, S., & Wratten, S. D. (2015). Complex pest food-web interactions untangled using high-throughput DNA sequencing - the example of NZ and UK aphid webs. New Zealand Ecological Society Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Lefort, M. C., McKinnon, A. C., Brookes, J., & Glare, T. R. (2014). The entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana as plant endophyte of Pinus radiata and its effect on a ravaging root feeding insect. Bio-Protection Research Centre Conference, Lincoln, New Zealand.

Lefort, M. C. (2014). An insight into the mechanisms underlying the invasion success of some phytophagous insects. Better Border Biosecurity (B3) conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

Lefort, M-C. (2014). 'When natives go wild..The five "Ws" and the "H" with a particular emphasis on "Why" and "How"'. Bio-Protection Research Center Seminar Series, Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Boyer, S., Lefort, M. C., Barun, A., Emamkhoyi, A., Ridden, J., Smith, V. R., Sprague, R., Waterhouse, B. R., & Cruickshank, R. H. (2014). Blood, sweat and tears: Non-invasive vs. non-disruptive DNA sampling methods for experimental biology. Joint 2014 Annual Meeting British Ecological Society and Société Française d'Ecologie, Lille, France.

Lefort, M-C., Brown SDJ, SDJ., Boyer S, S., Worner, SP., & Armstrong, K. (2014). The PGI enzyme system and fitness response to temperature as a measure of environmental tolerance in an invasive species. PeerJ (Vol. 2).

Lefort, M-C., Boyer, S., De Romans, S., Armstrong, K., Glare, TR., & Worner, SP. (2014). Invasion success of a scarab beetle within its native range: host-shift vs. host range expansion. PeerJ (Vol. 2).

Lefort, M. C., Worner, S. P., Glare, T. R., De Romans, S., & Armstrong, K. (2013). Host-shift vs host range expansion - an example of native insect response to early agricultural plant introductions. 11th International Congress of Ecology (INTECOL) 2013, London, UK.

Lefort, MC., Armstrong, K., Worner, S. P., Brown, S. D. J., & Boyer, S. (2013). The search for a key trait of invasive phytophagous insect - comparative study of the Pgi enzyme system in a pest vs a congeneric non-pest species. 11th International Congress of Ecology (INTECOL) 2013, London, UK.

Lefort, M-C., Barrat, B., Marris, J., & Boyer, S. (2013). Combining molecular and morphological approaches to differentiate the pest Costelytra zealandica (White) (Coleoptera: Scarabeidae: Melolonthinae) from the non-pest Costelytra brunneum (Broun) at the larval stage. New Zealand Entomologist (Vol. 36).

Lefort, M. C., Worner, S. P., Rostas, M., Vereijssen, J., Armstrong, K., & Boyer, S. (2013). Can breaking through host defences explain why some phytophagous insects become pests In their native range? 11th International Congress of Ecology (INTECOL) 2013, London, UK.

Lefort, M. C., Boyer, S., Worner, S. P., & Armstrong, K. (2013). Two non-invasive molecular techniques to identify live scarab larvae. 11th International Congress of Ecology (INTECOL) 2013, London, UK.

Lefort, M-C., Boyer, S., Worner, SP., & Armstrong, K. (2012). Noninvasive molecular methods to identify live scarab larvae: an example of sympatric pest and nonpest species in New Zealand. Molecular Ecology Resources (Vol. 12(3)).

Boyer S, S., Brown, SDJ., Collins, RA., Cruickshank, RH., Lefort, M-C., Malumbres-Olarte, J., & Wratten, SD. (2012). Sliding window analyses for optimal selection of mini-barcodes , and application to 454-pyrosequencing for specimen identification from degraded DNA. Plos One (Vol. 7(5)).

Brown, SDJ., Collins, RA., Boyer, S., Lefort, M-C., Malumbres-Olarte, J., Vink, CJ., & Cruickshank, RH. (2012). SPIDER: An R package for the analysis of species identity and evolution, with particular reference to DNA barcodin. Molecular Ecology Resources (Vol. 12(3)).

Lefort, M. C., Worner, S. P., Armstrong, K., & Boyer, S. (2012). Does the ability to break through host defences contribute to the invasion success of the New Zealand grass grub Costelytra zelandica? New Zealand Ecological Society Conference 2012, Lincoln, New Zealand.

Boyer, S., Brown, S. D. J., Collins, R. A., Cruickshank, R. H., Lefort, M. C., Malumbres-Olarte, J., & Wratten, S. (2011). Sliding window analyses for the selection of mini-barcodes using the R package SPIDER. Application of Next Generation DNA Sequencing in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Adelaide, Australia.

Brown, S. D. J., Collins, R. A., Boyer, S., Lefort, M. C., Curtis, N., Malumbres-Olarte, J., Vink, C. J., & Cruickshank, R. H. (2011). Spider: an R package for DNA barcoding. Fourth International Barcode of Life Conference, Adelaide, Australia.

Lefort, M. C., Worner, S. P., Rostas, M., & Armstrong, K. (2011). Exotic plant and native insects - a recipe for emerging pests? 14th Symposium on Insect-Plant Interactions, Wageningen, Netherlands.

Lefort, M. C., Armstrong, K., Barratt, B., Marris, J., & Worner, S. P. (2011). Taxonomic triage: molecular tools complementing morphological description, a New Zealand case study. The 3rd combined Australian and New Zealand Entomological Societies Conference. Lincoln, New Zealand.

Lefort, M. C., Worner, S. P., Glare, T. R., De Romans, S., & Armstrong, K. (2011). Lessons from the diet of a native pest, the grass grub beetle - host shift or host range expansion. The 3rd combined Australian and New Zealand Entomological Societies Conference, Lincoln, New Zealand.