Christopher Weldon

Associate Professor in Entomology, University of Pretoria

I lead the Flies of Economic Significance Research Group, which conducts research on the behaviour, ecology and physiology of flies (Insecta: Diptera) that affect human activities in southern Africa. Results from these studies inform sustainable management practices that can reduce reliance on pesticides, but may also facilitate the beneficial use of flies. My research simultaneously addresses important fundamental biological issues including tolerance of environmental stress and the fitness consequences of diet. I am currently the President of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Entomology, University of Pretoria


  • 2005 
    University of Sydney, PhD Biological Sciences
  • 2000 
    University of Newcastle (Australia), BSc Environmental Science (Hons)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Senior Lecturer in Entomology
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation

Professional Memberships

  • South African Council for Natural Science Professionals