Honorary Professor, Shool of Chemistry, Cardiff University 

I am very pleased to announce that today I received notification that Cardiff University has conferred upon me the title of Honorary Professor in the School of Chemistry for the next five years. This is indeed a great honour for me and builds on the collaboration I already have with the School and Prof John Pickett in particular on various projects in applied chemical ecology. Interesting times!



POSTCOVA is a 12-month research programme supported by funding from Innovate UK to develop emerging solutions to secure post COVID recovery and sustainable increases in vegetable yields, quality, and cropping area in Wales providing diversification and resilience opportunities for farming and employment challenged by both COVID-19 and Brexit pressures.

The project finished in September 2021 and for further information about the participants, results and future activities follow this link to the Emerald Research website and for project updates


During 2021 Lisk & Jones Consultants has been collaborating with Dunham Trimmer LLC to produce a landmark report on the current and future market for Pheromones globally. Spanning nearly 400 pages, this unprecedented Market Report offers the insider’s perspective on the Global Pheromones Market to assist in development and execution of sound business strategy.

Boll Weevil 

Lisk & Jones Consultants are the lead partner in an Innovate UK Newton funded project to develop lure and kill technology for the boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) which is a serious pest of cotton in North, Central and South America. The project entitled Reduced pesticide contamination of groundwater has four industrial partners and three academic partners from the UK and one industrial partner and the national training agency SENAI in Brazil. The project started in November 2016 and will continue until mid 2019. The photos in this news section were taken during a visit in March 2017 by Owen Jones and Robin Jones to some of the cotton growing areas in Brazil where the weevil is a serious pest. The project has made good progress over the last two and a half years and has resulted in novel lure and kill technology for the boll weevil for which a patent has been applied. The project is described in more detail on a dedicated website hosted by Bangor University which is one of the partners in the project: