Philippe Belliard

Philippe Belliard MSc

Research assistant
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Visiting Address

Droevendaalsesteeg 10
6708 PB Wageningen

+31 (0) 317 47 34 00

The Netherlands


Biological control of insects is a cornerstone of sustainable agriculture. Applying principles of insect learning, I work on training parasitoid wasps through olfactory conditioning to enhance the efficacy of mealybug biocontrol in greenhouse horticulture.


I'm fascinated by the functional ecology of agro-ecosystems and its vital role in the ecological intensification of food production. As an all-round agro-ecologist, I'm broadly specialized in diverse aspects of sustainable agriculture, such as biodiversity-based ecosystem services, soil health management and polycultural production systems.



Research Assistant at NIOO-KNAW


  • 2018–2022
    MSc Plant Sciences at Wageningen University
  • 2018–2022
    MSc Organic Agriculture at Wageningen University
  • 2012–2016
    BSc Plant Sciences at Wageningen University