María Coca Abia

 
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MARÍA MILAGRO COCA ABIA

  

Dr. Coca Abia works at the Centro de Investigaciones y Tecnologías Agroalimentarias (CITA), Unidad de Sanidad Vegetal (Zaragoza, Spain), where she conducts research on insect pest management that focuses on chemical communication in locusts (Dociostaurus and Calliptamus spp). She studies the ultrastructure of specialized sensilla in the antennae, abdominal forceps, olfactory receptors, pheromone-releasing glands, and identification of pheromones for chemical management. In addition, she works with insect pests in olive orchards and continuous her research on the systematics and historical biogeography of the subfamily Melolonthinae (Coleoptera: Scarabeidae). She worked at the Museo Nacional Ciencias Naturales, Departamento de Biología Evolutiva (Entomología), where she finished her doctoral dissertation in 1995 in Madrid, Spain, and her research addressed the phylogeny and historical biogeography of the subfamily Melolonthinae in the Palearctic region. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow for two years (1996-1997) at the National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.) and worked with Nearctic Melolonthinae, mostly at the generic level, although in the case of Phyllophaga Harris there was a more detailed study at the subgeneric or species-group level.

She is currently conducting research on the projects “Biología y Etología de los acrídidos plaga Dociostaurus Fieber (1853) y Calliptamus Serville (1831) y estudios prospectivos para su control integrado mediante feromonas” and “Evaluación del estado y seguimiento del efecto del olivar ecológico frente al olivar convencional considerando la entomofauna, la flora arvense y la fertilidad del suelo en el Bajo Aragón Turolense”. In addition, she continuous her research on the subfamily Melolonthinae.

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MARÍA MILAGRO COCA ABIA
Centro de Investigaciones y Tecnologías Agroalimentarias (CITA)
Unidad de Sanidad Vegetal
Avda. Montañana, 930
50059 Zaragoza
SPAIN

TEL: National: 976 716323 ; International 34-976716323
FAX: National: 976716335; International: 34-976716335
EMAIL: mcoca@aragon.es

 
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