Xavier Pons

Catedràtic d'Universitat

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Categoria: Catedràtic d'Universitat

Àrea de coneixement: Entomologia

Adreça: ETSEA, Edifici Principal B, despatx 1.13.2

Telèfon: +34 973 702824

E-mail: xavier.pons@udl.cat

Formació Acadèmica

· Doctorat, Universitat Politèecnica de Catalunya (UPC), 1986
· Enginyer Agrònom, UPC, 1983
· Enginyer Tècnic en Explotacions Agropecuàries, 1978

Experiència Professional

· 2002 – Actualitat: Catedràtic d’Universitat, Universitat de Lleida (UdL), Departament de Producció Vegetal i Ciència Forestal
· 1996 – 2002: Professor Titular d’Universitat, UdL, Departament de Producció Vegetal i Ciència Forestal
· 1986 – 1996: Profesor Titular d’Escola Universitària, UdL, Departament de Producció Vegetal i Ciència Forestal
· 1982 – 1986: Profesor Associat, UPC, Escola Universitària d’Enginyeria Tècnica Agrícola de Lleida


· Control integrat de plagues de cultius herbacis extensius: panís, alfals i altres.

· Biologia, ecologia i control de pugons.

· Control integrat de plagues en espais verds urbans.


· INCENDIS I SANITAT FORESTAL   Grau en Enginyeria Forestal
· SALUT SELS BOSCOS Grau en Enginyeria Forestal
· PROTECCIÓ VEGETAL Grau en Enginyeria Agrària i Alimentària
· ENTOMOLOGIA AGRÍCOLA Màster Universitari en Protecció Integrada de Cultius
· PROGRAMES DE PROTECCIÓ INTEGRADA DE CULTIUS Màster Universitari en Protecció Integrada de Cultius


Publicacions Recents

Madeira F, di Lascio, Costantini ML, Rossi L, Pons X. 2019. Intercrop movement of heteropteran predators between alfalfa and maize examined by stable isotope analysis. Jorunal of Pest Science 92: 757-76. DOI: 10.1007/s10340-018-1049-y

Karp D, Chaplin-Kramer R, Meehan TD, Martin EA, DeClerck F, et al. 2018. Crop pest and predators exhibit inconsistent responses to surrounding landscape composition. PNAS. 115(33) E7863-E7870. www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1800042115

Pons X., Lumbierres B., Madeira F., Starý P. 2018. Aphid-parasitoid diversity in urban green areas: a background for conservative control strategies. Biodiversity 19: 172-178. DOI: 10.1080/14888386.2018.1503970.

Lumbierres B., Madeira F. Pons X. 2018. Prey acceptability and preference of Oenopia conglobata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), a candidate for biological control in urban green areas. Insects 2018, 9, 7; doi: 10.3390/insects9010007.

Rakshani E., Pons X., Lumbierres B., Havelka J., Pérez-Hidalgo N., Tomanovic Z., Starý P. 2017. A new parasitoid (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) of the invasive bamboo aphids Takecallis spp. (Hemiptera: Aphididae) from western Europe. Journal of Natural History. On line. DOI: 10.1080/00222933.2017.1327622.

Madeira F., Pons X. 2017. Tracking movement of pest predatos in arable crop landscapes: implications in conservation biological control strategies. In: Natural enemies: identification, protection strategies and ecological impacts. S.A.P. Santos (ed.). Nova Science Publishers Inc. New York. pp: 111-139.

Madeira F., Tscharntke T., Elek Z., Kormann UG, Pons X., Rösch V., Samu F., Scherber C., Batary P. 2016. Spillover of arthropods from cropland to protected calcareous grasslands – the neighbouring habitat matters. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 235: 127-133.

Di Lascio A, Madeira F, Costantini ML, Rossi L, Pons X. 2016. Movement of three aphidophagous ladybird species between alfalfa and maize revealed by carbon and nitrogen stable isotope analysis. Biocontrol 61: 35-46.

Madeira F, Pons X. 2016. Rubidium marking reveals different patterns of movement in four ground beetle species between adjacent alfalfa and maize. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 18:99-107.

Pons X, Roca M, Lumbierres B, Lucas E. 2015. Characterization of a newly established aggregation of the invasive ladybeetle Harmonia axyridis and current status of the invader in Spain. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research 13 (2) 21006 11 pages. Doi 10.5224/sjar/2015132-7054.

Comas J, Lumbierres B, Comas C, Pons X, Albajes R. 2015.  Optimising the capacity of field trials to detect the effect of genetically modified maize on non-target organisms through longitudinal sampling.Annals of Applied Biology 166:183-195.

Lumbierres B, Pérez Hidalgo N, Starý P, Pons X. 2015. First record of the invasive Siphonatrophia cupressi (Swain) (Aphididae: Aphidini: Aphidina) in the Iberian peninsula.: Redia-Giornale Di Zoologia 98: 141-144.

Madeira F, Pons X. 2015. Effects of weed density on the dispersal of Orius majusculus Reuter (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) within maize. Journal of Applied Entomology (in press) DOI 10:1111/jen.12213.

Madeira F, di Lascio A, Carlino P, Costantini ML, Rossi L, Pons X. 2014. Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope signatures to determine predator dispersal between alfalfa and maize. Biological Control 77: 66-75.

Comas C, Lumbierres B, Pons X, Albajes R. 2014. No effects of Bacillus thuringiensis maize on nontarget organisms in the field in southern Europe: a meta-analysis of 26 arthropod taxa. Transgenic Research 23: 135-143.

Albajes R, Lumbierres B, Pons X, Comas J. 2014.Changes in arthropod fauna from weed management practices in genetically modified herbicide-tolerant maize. Journal of Agricultural Science 6: 67-78.

Havelka J, Tomanovic Z, Kos K, Kavallieratos N, Janecek J, Pons X, Rakhshani E, Stary P. 2014. Mountain aphid and parasitoid guilds on Aconitum spp. in Europe.Bulletin of Insectology 67: 57-61.

Romeis J, Meissle M, Alvárez-Alfageme F, Bigler F, Bohan DA, Devos Y, Malone LA, Pons X, Rauschen S. 2014. Potential use of an arthropod database to support the non-target risk assessment and monitoring of transgenic plants.Transgenic Research DOI 10.1007/s11248-014-9791-2

Comas J, Lumbierres B, Pons X, Albajes R. 2014.Ex-Ante Determination of the Capacity of Field Tests to Detect Effects of Genetically Modified Corn on Nontarget Arthropods. Journal of Economic Entomology 106: 1659-1668.

Pons X, Lumbierres B, Comas J, Madeira F, Starý P. 2013. Effects of sorrounding landscape on parasitism of alfalfa aphids in an IPM crop system in northern Catalonia. BioControl 58: 733-744.

Madeira F, Di Lascio A, Carlino P, Costantini ML, Pons X. 2013. Change in carbon stable isotope ratio of the predatory bug Orius majusculus after dietary shifts. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 148: 287-296.

Albajes R, Lumbierres B, Pons X, Comas J. 2013.  Representative taxa in field trials for environmental risk assessment of genetically modified maize. Bulletin of Entomological Research 103: 724-733

Vasileiadis VP, Moonen AC, Sattin M, Otto S, Pons X, Kudsk P, Veres A, Dorner Z, van der Weide R, Marraccini E, Pelzer E, Angevin F, Kiss J. 2013. Sustainability of European maize-based cropping systems: Economic, environmental and social assessment of current and proposed innovative IPM-based systems. European Journal of Agronomy 48: 1-11.

Havelka J, Tomanovic Z, Kavallieratos NG, Rakhshani E, Pons X, Petrovic A, Pike K, Starý P. 2012. Review and key to the world parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidinae) of Aphis ruborum (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and its role as a host reservoir. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 105: 385-39 

Lumbierres B, Albajes X, Pons X. 2012. Positive effect of Cry1Ab-expressing Bt maize on the development and reproduction of the predator Orius majusculus under laboratory conditions. Biological Control 63: 150-156.

Albajes R, Farinós GP, Pérez-Hedo M, de la Poza M, Lumbierres B, Ortego F, Pons X, Castañera P. 2012. Post-market environmental monitoring of Bt maize in Spain: Non-target effects of varieties derived from theevent MON810 on predatory fauna. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research 10: 977-985.

Lumbierres B, Stary P, Pons X. 2011. Effect of Bt maize on the plant-aphid-parasitoid tritrophic relationships. Biocontrol 56: 133-143.

Albajes R, Lumbierres B, Pons X. 2011.Two heteropteran predators in relation to weed management in herbicide-tolerant corn. Biological Control 59: 30-36. 

Pons X, Lumbierres B, Ribes A, Starý P. 2011. Parasitoid complex of alfalfa aphids in an IPM intensive crop system in northern Catalonia. Journal ff Pest Science 84: 437-445.

Vasileiadis V.P., Sattin M., Otto S., Veres A., Palinkas Z., Ban R., Pons X., Kudsk P., van der Weide R., Czembor E., Moonen A.C., Kiss J. 2011. Crop protection in European maize-based cropping systems: current practices and recommendations for innovative integrated pest managemnent. Agricultural Systems 104:533-540.

Pons X., Lumbierres B., Ribes A., Starý P. 2011. Parasitoid complex of alfalfa aphids in an IPM intensive crop system in northern Catalonia. Journal of Pest Science 84(4):437-445.

Albajes R., Lumbierres B., Pons X. 2011. OGM tolerantes a herbicidas y organismos no objetivo. Tierras de Castilla y León. Agricultura, 181:60-64.

Havelka J., Shukhuk A.H., Ghaliow M.E., Laamari M., Kavallieratos N.G., Tomanovic Z., Rakhshani E., Pons X., Stary P.. 2011. Review of invasive grapevine aphid, Aphis illionensis Shimer, and native parasitoids in the Meditarranean (Hemiptera, Aphididae; Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Aphidiinae). Archives of Biological Sciences, Belgrade 63:269-274.

Albajes R., Lumbierres B., Pons X. 2011. Two heteropteran predators in relation to weed management in herbicide-tolerant corn. Biological Control 59(1):30-36.

Lumbierres B., Stary P., Pons X. 2011. Effect of Bt maize on the plant-aphid-parasitoid tritrophic relationships. Biocontrol 56:133-143.

Meissle M., Mouron P., Musa T., Bigler F., Pons X., Vasileiadis V.P., Otto S., Antichi D., Kiss J., Palinkas Z., Dorner Z., van der Weide R., Groten J., Czembor E., Adamczyk J., Thibord J-B., Melander B., Cordsen N.G., Poulsen R.T., Zimmermann O., Verschwele A., Oldenburg E. 2010. Pests, pesticides use and alternative options in European maize production: current status and future prospects. Journal of Applied Entomology-Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 134:357-375.

Albajes R., Lumbierres B., Pons X. 2009. Responsiveness of arthropod herbivores and their natural enemies to modified weed management in corn. Environmental Entomology 38:944-954.

Pons X., Lumbierres B., Albajes R., 2009. Heteropterans as aphid predators in inter-mountain alfalfa. European Journal of Entomology 106:369-378

Pérez-Hidalgo N., Pons X., Mier-Durante M.P. 2008. Detection of Drepanaphis acerifoliae (Thomas (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Drepanosiphinae) on sugar mapple trees, Acer saccharinum, in Spain. Boletín Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 43:1-4

López C., Madeira F., Pons X., Eizaguirre M. 2008. Desarrollo larvario y número de estadios larvarios de peseudaletia unipuncta alimentada con variefdades de maíz y dos dietas semisintéticas. Boletín de Sanidad Vegetal. Plagas 34

Albajes A., Eizaguirre M., Casado D., Pérez M., López C., Lumbierres B, Pons X. 2008. Impact of glyphosate use on arthropods in transgenic herbicide-tolerant maize; preliminary results from studies in Spain. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin 33:23-29

Pons X., Lumbierres B., López C., Eizaguirre E, Albajes R. 2007. Indicator species for testing non-target effects of Bt maize on natural enemies: a proposal. IWGO Newsletter 28(1):17-18

Lumbierres B., Starý P., Pons X. 2007. Seasonal parasitism of cereal aphids in a Mediterranean arable crop system. J Pest Sci 80:125–130.

Eizaguirre M., Alabajes R., López C, Eras J., Lumbierres B., Pons X. 2006. Six years after the comercial introduction of Bt maize in Spain: field evaluation, impact and future prospects. Transgenic Research, 15: 1-12.

Pons X., Lumbierres B., Stary P. 2006. Expansion of the aphid Myzocallis (Lineomyzocallis) walshii (Monell) on the red oak Quercus rubra, and adaptation of local parasitoids in the northeastern Iberian Peninsula (Hom., Aphididae, Calaphidinae; Hym., Braconidae, Aphidiinae). Journal of Pest Science, 79: 17-21.

Pons, X., Lumbierres, B., Eizaguirre, M., Albajes, R. Plagas de los espacios verdes urbanos:bases para su control integrado. Bol. San. Veg. Plagas 32:373-384

Pons X., Nuñez E., Lumbierres B., Albajes R. 2005. Epigeal aphidophagous predators and the role of alfalfa as a reservoir of aphid predators for arable crops. European Journal of Entomology, 102: 519-525.

De la Poza M., Pons X., Farinós G.P., López C., Ortego F., Eizaguirre M., Castañera P., Albajes R. 2005. Impact of farm-scale Bt maize on abundance of predatory arthropods in Spain. Crop Protection, 24: 677-684.

Eizaguirre M., Xanxo L., Pons X. 2005. Importance and control of soil pests in silage maize in the highlands of the Pyrenees, north-east Spain. Crop Protection, 24: 549-555.

Pons X., Lumbierres B., López C., Albajes R. 2005. Abundance of non-target pests in transgenic Bt-maize: A farm scale study. European Journal of Entomology, 102: 73-79.

Lumbierres B., Pons X., Stary P. 2005. Parasitoids and predators of aphids associated with public green areas of Lleida (NE Iberian Peninsula). Advances in Horticultural Science, 19: 69-75.

Lumbierres B., Fornells E., Pons X. 2004. Fenología. dinámica poblacional y daños de Eucallipterus tiliae Linnaeus (Homoptera: Aphididae) en tilos ornamentales de la ciudad de Lleida. Boletín de Sanidad Vegetal. Plagas, 30

Pons X., Lumbierres B., Stary, P. 2004. Expansión de Lysiphlebus testaceipes (Cresson) (Hym., Braconidae, Aphidiinae) en el Noreste de la Península Ibérica. Boletín de Sanidad Vegetal. Plagas, 30 (en premsa).

Lumbierres B., Albajes R., Pons X. 2004. Transgenic Bt maize and Rhopalosiphum padi (Hom., Aphididae) performance. Ecological Entomology 29: 309-317.

Pons, X., Lumbierres, B., López, C., Albajes, R. 2004. No effects of Bt maize on the development of Orius majusculus. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin, 27 (3): 131-136.

Lumbierres, B., Pons, X., Stary, P. 2004. Parasitoids and predators of aphids associated with public green areas of Lleida (NE Iberian Peninsula). Advances in Horticultural Science, 18 (4): 1-7.

Stary P., Lumbierres B., Pons X. 2004. Opportunistic changes in the host range of Lysiphlebus testaceipes (Cr.), an exotic aphid parasitoid expanding in the Iberian Peninsula. Journal of Pest Science 77: 139-144.

Pons X., Lumbierres B. 2004. Aphids on ornamental shrubs and trees in an urban area of the Catalan coast: bases for an IPM programme. In: Aphids in a new millenium. J.C. Simon, C.A. Dedryver, C. Rispe and M. Hulle (eds.). INRA. Paris. pp: 359- 364.

Albajes R., López C., Pons X. 2003. Predatory fauna in corn fields and response to imidacloprid seed treatment. Journal of Economic Entomology 96: 1805-1813.

Pons X., Stary, P. 2003. Spring aphid-parasitoid (Hom., Aphididae, Hym, Braconidae) associations and interactions in a Mediterranean arable crop system, including Bt maize. Journal of Pest Science 76: 133-138.

Pons X., Albajes, R. 2002. Control of maize pests with imidacloprid seed dressing treatment in Catalonia (NE Iberian Peninsula) under traditional crop conditions. Crop Protection 21: 943-950.

Pons X., Lumbierres B., García S., Manetti P.L. 2002. Metcalfa pruinosa (Say) (Homoptera: Flatidae), ¿una plaga potencial de plantas ornamentales en espacios verdes urbanos de Cataluña? Boletín de Sanidad Vegetal. Plagas, 28: 219-224.

Pons X. 2002. Niveles poblacionales de pulgones en alfalfa libre de tratamientos aficidas. En Producción de pastos, forrajes y céspedes. C. Chocarro, F. Santiveri., R. Fanlo, I. Bovet y J. Lloveras (Eds.). Actas de la XLII Reunión Científica de la Sociedad Española para el Estudio de los Pastos. pp: 349-353. Ediciones de la Universidad de Lleida. Lleida.


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