Neil Kirk Hillier

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InstitutionBiology Department, Acadia University
Postal address33 Westwood Avenue
Office phone902-585-1314
Mobile phone902-698-1398
Job /  professional statusProfessor/Lecturer
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Pests & Pathogens,Environment,Diversity & Conservation
Research interestsChemical Ecology
 Pest Management
PublicationsRelated publications:
1. Faraone, N., Cutler, C., Cahail, G., and Hillier, N.K. 2015. Toxicological and Synergistic Studies of Essential Oils from Aromatic Plants Alone and in Combination with Insecticides against Green Peach Aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae). PLoS ONE 10(5): e0127774.
2. Buckland-Nicks, A., Edmonds, S.T., Avery, T.A., Hillier, N.K., and O’Driscoll, N.J. 2014. Mercury bioaccumulation in dragonflies (Odonata: Anisoptera): Examination of life stages and body regions. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 33: 2047-2053.
3. Mackay, C., Sweeney, J., and Hillier, N.K. 2014. Morphology of antennal sensilla of the brown spruce longhorn beetle, Tetropium fuscum (Fabr.) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Arthropod Structure and Development 43: 469-75.
4. De Silva A.C., Silk, P.J., Mayo, P., Hillier, N.K., and Cutler, C. 2013. Identification of sex pheromone, synthesis and field trapping studies of the blueberry spanworm (Itame argillacearia, Lepidoptera: Geometridae). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 39: 1169-1181.
5. Frost, E., Shutler, D., Hillier, N.K. 2013. Effects of fluvalinate on honeybee learning, memory, responsiveness to sucrose, and survival. Journal of Experimental Biology. 216: 2931-2938.
6. Hillier, N.K., Frost, E.H., Shutler, D. 2013. Fate of dermally applied miticides Fluvalinate and Amitraz within honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) bodies. Journal of Economic Entomology. 106(2): 558-565.
7. Ferguson, L., Smith, T., and Hillier, N.K. 2013. Influence of Hepatozoon parasites on host-seeking and host-choice behaviour of the mosquitoes Culex territans and Culex pipiens. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife. 2: 69-76.
8. Kelly, J.A., Cutler, C., Gaul, S., MacKenzie, K., Avery, T., Stewart, D., Hillier, N.K. 2013. Bycatch of Lepidoptera pheromone-based trapping trials yield 2 new species records in Maritime Provinces, Canada, and potential attractants. The Canadian Entomologist. 145: 1-5.
9. Frost, E., Shutler, D., Hillier, N.K. 2012. The proboscis extension reflex to evaluate learning and memory in honeybees (Apis mellifera): Some caveats. Naturwissenschaften, 99: 677-686.
10. Hillier, N.K. & Vickers, N.J. 2011. Hairpencil volatiles influence interspecific courtship and mating between two related moth species. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 37: 1127-1136.
11. Gould, F., Estock, M., Hillier, N.K., Powell, B., Groot, A.T., Ward, C.M., Emerson, J.L., Schal, C., Vickers, N.J. 2010.Sexual isolation of male moths explained by a single pheromone response QTL containing four receptor genes. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(19):8660-5.
12. Hillier, N.K., Kelly, D. & Vickers, N.J. 2007. Detection of behaviorally antagonistic pheromone components by a male moth olfactory sensillum. Journal of Insect Science, 7:04.