Dudley Farman

Dudley Farman

Analytical Chemist

Dudley Farman has worked at the University of Greenwich for over 23 years. He is an analytical chemist with over 23 years' experience in the analysis and formulation of insect pheromones and related natural products, and also in chemical quality assessment of horticultural produce. He has wide experience of the installation and maintenance of computer hardware and software, and of analytical equipment, and has short-term overseas experience in Africa.

Dudley's research has been directed at reducing the use of conventional, chemical insecticides through the development of more environmentally-acceptable and sustainable approaches, particularly those based on natural products such as pheromones and other semiochemicals.

Dudley has also been involved with research on the biological and ecological roles of plant chemicals for applications to different agricultural development problems, including natural resistance to insect pests and use of pesticidal plants (botanical insecticides) in locally produced insecticides used by small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.

Research / Scholarly interests

Dudley's particular interests are in pheromones of insects, which control many aspects of their behaviour, and odours of plants which attract or repel insects. He is heavily involved in replicating these compounds synthetically, using a range of analytical techniques, to define their precise chemical structure and reproduce them synthetically. He works with biologists in the laboratory and in the field and with commercial companies to ensure research results are taken forward to help manage pests and diseases in an environmentally-acceptable, sustainable manner.

Recent publications


Hall, David , Harte, Steven, Farman, Dudley, Ero, Mark , Pokana, Alfred (2022), Identification of components of the aggregation pheromone of the Guam strain of coconut rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros, and determination of stereochemistry. Springer Link - International Society for Chemical Ecology. In: , , , . Springer Link - International Society for Chemical Ecology, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 48 . pp. 289-301 ISSN: 0098-0331 (Print), 1573-1561 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-021-01329-z).

Hall, David R. , Harte, Steven J., Bray, Daniel P., Farman, Dudley I. , James, Rob , Silva, Celine X. , Fountain, Michelle T. (2021), Hero turned villain: Identification of components of the sex pheromone of the tomato bug, Nesidiocoris tenuis. Springer Nature. In: , , , . Springer Nature, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 47 . pp. 394-405 ISSN: 0098-0331 (Print), 1573-1561 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-021-01270-1).

Fountain, Michelle T , Deakin, Greg, Farman, Dudley, Hall, David , Jay, Chantelle , Shaw, Bethan , Walker, Adam (2021), An effective ‘push–pull’ control strategy for European tarnished plant bug, Lygus rugulipennis (Heteroptera: Miridae), in strawberry using synthetic semiochemicals. John Wiley & Sons. In: , , , . John Wiley & Sons, Pest Management Science, 77 (6) . pp. 2747-2755 ISSN: 1526-498X (Print), 1526-4998 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.6303) NB Item availability restricted.

Zu, Pengjuan , Koch, Hauke, Schwery, Orlando, Pirinon, Samuel , Philips, Charlotte , Ondo, Ian , Farrell, Iain W. , Nes, W. David , Moore, Elynor , Wright, Geraldine A. (2021), Pollen sterols are associated with phylogenetics and environment but not with pollinators. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, New Phytologist, 230 (3) . pp. 1169-1184 ISSN: 0028-646X (Print), 1469-8137 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.17227).

Anyanga, Milton Otema , Farman, Dudley, Mwanga, Robert, Ssemakula, Gorretie , Stevenson, Philip (2020), Effects of hydroxycinnamic acid esters on sweetpotato weevil feeding and oviposition and interactions with Bacillus thuringiensis proteins. Springer. In: , , , . Springer, Journal of Pest Science, 94 (3) . pp. 783-794 ISSN: 1612-4758 (Print), 1612-4766 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10340-020-01297-5).

Arnold, Sarah , Forbes, Samantha J., Hall, David, Farman, Dudley , Bridgemohan, Puran , Spinelli, Gustavo R. , Bray, Daniel , Perry, Garvin B. , Grey, Leroy , Belmain, Steven R. (2019), Floral odors and the interaction between pollinating Ceratopogonid midges and Cacao. Springer. In: , , , . Springer, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 45 . pp. 869-878 ISSN: 0098-0331 (Print), 1573-1561 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-019-01118-9).

Scott-Brown, Alison S. , Arnold, Sarah E. J., Kite, Geoffrey C., Farrell, Ian W. , Farman, Dudley I. , Collins, Dominique W. , Stevenson, Philip C. (2019), Mechanisms in mutualisms: a chemically mediated thrips pollination strategy in common elder. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. In: , , , . Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Planta, 250 (1) . pp. 367-379 ISSN: 0032-0935 (Print), 1432-2048 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00425-019-03176-5).

Kamanula, John F. , Belmain, Steven R., Hall, David R., Farman, Dudley I. , Goyder, David J. , Mvumi, Brighton M. , Masumbu, Friday F. , Stevenson, Philip C. (2017), Chemical variation and insecticidal activity of Lippia javanica (Burm. F.) Spreng essential oil against Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Industrial Crops and Products, 110 . pp. 75-82 ISSN: 0926-6690 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2017.06.036) NB Item availability restricted.

Anyanga, Milton O. , Yada, Benard, Yencho, G. C., Ssemakula, Gorrettie N. , Alajo, Agnes , Farman, Dudley I. , Mwanga, Robert O. M. , Stevenson, Philip C. (2017), Segregation of hydroxycinnamic acid esters mediating sweetpotato weevil resistance in storage roots of sweetpotato. Frontiers Media. In: , , , . Frontiers Media, Frontiers in Plant Science, 8: 1011 . pp. 1-8 1664-462X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.01011).

Hall, David R. , Farman, Dudley, Dominguez, Juan C., Pajares, Juan A. (2017), Female sex pheromone of the cone moth, dioryctria mendacella: Investigation of synergism between Type I and Type II pheromone components. Springer US. In: , , , . Springer US, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 43 (5) . pp. 433-442 ISSN: 0098-0331 (Print), 1573-1561 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-017-0846-8).

Fountain, Michelle T. , Baroffio, Catherine, Borg-Karlson, Anna-Karin, Brain, Phil , Cross, Jerry V. , Farman, Dudley I. , Hall, David R. , Ralle, Baiba , Rendina, Paulo , Richoz, Pauline (2017), Design and deployment of semiochemical traps for capturing 1 Anthonomus rubi Herbst (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Lygus rugulipennis Poppius (Hetereoptera: Miridae) in soft fruit crops. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Crop Protection, 99 . pp. 1-9 ISSN: 0261-2194 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2017.05.001).

Cross, Jerry V. , Harris, Adrian L., Farman, Dudley I., Hall, David R. (2016), Assessment of the effects of crop injury by blackcurrant leaf midge, Dasineura tetensii (Rubsaamen) (Cecidomyiidae) on yield and growth in commercial blackcurrant plantations.. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Crop Protection, 82 . pp. 51-59 ISSN: 0261-2194 (Print), (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2016.01.006) NB Item availability restricted.

Mkenda, Prisila A. , Stevenson, Philip, Ndakidemi, Patrick, Farman, Dudley , Belmain, Steven (2015), Contact and fumigant toxicity of five pesticidal plants against Callosobruchus maculatus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in stored cowpea (Vigna unguiculata). Cambridge University Press. In: , , , . Cambridge University Press, International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, 35 (4) . pp. 1-13 ISSN: 1742-7584 (Print), 1742-7592 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S174275841500017X).