Shaphan Yong Chia

Shaphan Yong Chia
Wageningen University & Research | WUR · Lab. Entomology

BSc. MPhil. PhD.
Insect Frass; Soil Health; Ecology; Insect-Plant-Interactions; Edible Insects; Black Soldier Fly

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17 Research Items
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Introduction
I work at the Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University, the Netherlands. I investigate the effects of insect frass on soil health & plant growth. My research interests focus on: Insect rearing techniques, insect-crop interactions, and insects as feed. I assess the interactions between plants, beneficial soil microbes, and insect herbivores with a link to edible insect mass production & insect rest streams. Connecting crop & livestock production via insect farming is my extended goal!
Additional affiliations
October 2020 - February 2022
Wageningen University & Research
Position
  • PostDoc Position
January 2016 - December 2018
icipe – International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology
Position
  • Fellow
Description
  • PhD candidate
Education
February 2016 - December 2019
Wageningen University & Research
Field of study
  • Entomology, Insects for food and feed, Pig feed and feeding, Animal Nutrition

Publications

Publications (18)
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In recent years, black soldier fly (BSF) has been shown to efficiently convert organic waste into nutrient-rich larval biomass while generating frass as the main by-product. This work aims to investigate the potential of BSF frass (BSFF) as an organic fertilizer for agricultural production. BSFF was produced by recycling household waste using BSF l...
Presentation
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Livestock production has experienced tremendous growth with regards to animal welfare. Such trends have expanded across practically all animals in mass production, including a recent emphasis on the insects as food and feed sector. In many instances, altering methods to account for animal welfare can be challenging for the insects as food and feed...
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Over two hundred billion black soldier flies (BSF, Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae)) are reared annually across the globe, with the industry projected to grow substantially in the coming decade. Black soldier flies are being actively explored across the globe for use as livestock feed; fishmeal replacements; biodiesel; human, animal, and...
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Larvae of black soldier fly (BSF), Hermetia illucens (L.1758) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae), are increasingly being used as animal feed ingredients. Larvae are usually produced by placing eggs, obtained from adult rearing on growing substrates but can also be obtained by exposing substrates to naturally occurring BSF females. In the latter system, the s...
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Over two hundred billion black soldier flies (BSF, Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae)) are reared annually across the globe, with the industry projected to grow substantially in the coming decade. Black soldier flies are being actively explored across the globe for use as livestock feed; fishmeal replacements; biodiesel; human, animal, and...
Thesis
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Pig, poultry and fish farming are among the fastest growing agribusiness activities in East Africa, but high cost of major feed protein ingredients including fishmeal hampers profitability and growth of smallholder production. Interest in insects as an alternative nutrient source is growing. Black soldier fly (BSF) Hermetia illucens L. (Diptera: St...
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Using black soldier fly (BSF, Hermetia illucens) larvae as a novel protein source substituting fishmeal (FM) in animal feeds is globally gaining momentum. BSF can be reared on agro-industrial residues. However, incorporating BSF larval meal (BSFLM) into finisher pig diets has received inadequate attention. This study evaluated the effects of replac...
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Black soldier fly (BSF) larvae, Hermetia illucens L. (Diptera: Stratiomyidae), bio‐convert organic side streams into high‐quality biomass, the composition of which largely depends on the side stream used. In the present study, BSF larvae were reared on feed substrates composed of dried brewers’ spent grains, each supplemented with either water, was...
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Edible insects are increasingly being considered as sustainable alternatives to fish and soybean meals in animal feed because of their high nutritional quality and environmental benefits. However, successful introduction of a new product to the market depends on the target user’s acceptance. Thus, evaluating the potential demand of insect-based fee...
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Global population growth, an increasing demand for animal products and scarcity of conventional feed ingredients drive the search for alternative protein sources for animal feed. Extensive research indicates that insects provide good opportunities as a sustainable, high quality and low-cost component of animal feed. Here, we discuss how insect farm...
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Pig production is one of the fastest growing livestock sectors. Development of this sector is hampered by rapidly increasing costs of fishmeal (FM), which is a common protein source in animal feeds. Here, we explored the potential of substituting FM with black soldier fly larval meal (BSFLM) on growth and blood parameters of pigs as well as economi...
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Pig production is one of the fastest growing livestock sectors. Development of this sector is hampered by rapidly increasing costs of fishmeal (FM), which is a common protein source in animal feeds. Here, we explored the potential of substituting FM with black soldier fly larval meal (BSFLM) on growth and blood parameters of pigs as well as economi...
Poster
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Background: The East African Brewery Limited generates about 200 tonnes of brewery by-products per day. These by-products typically end up in uncontrolled dumpsites constituting an environmental pollution problem. The black soldier fly (BSF) has increasingly received attention due to the ability of its larvae to degrade organic wastes during feedin...
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Background In recent years, there has been a rapidly growing demand for readily accessible substrates for mass production of Black Soldier Fly, Hermetia illucens Linnaeus. Beer production results in various by-products that typically end up in uncontrolled dumpsites constituting pollution problems, which merits urgent attention. The present study i...
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Efforts to recycle organic wastes using black soldier fly (BSF) Hermetia illucens into high-nutrient biomass that constitutes a sustainable fat (biodiesel) and high-quality protein ingredient in animal feeds have recently gained momentum worldwide. However, there is little information on the most suitable rearing conditions for growth, development...
Conference Paper
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The current global trends of climate change and trade increment have led to the introduction of new insect pest species of both agricultural and health concerns in Ghana. A study carried out between September 2014 and March 2015 showed that melon thrips, Thrips palmi and Eggfruit caterpillar, Sceliodis cordalis mostly found in Australia and New Zea...

Questions

Questions (4)
Question
Is there a regulation/law that governs or prohibits the sharing of closed access articles to individuals who privately request for? As a researcher, I would love to have my work read, but at the same time I want to adhere to the rule of law. Any thoughts?
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On what scale is the "Research Interest" measured?
For example: Research Interest = 500. What does this value mean and how is it calculated?
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Due to Underdispersion of my count data, I am considering a generalized Poisson regression to model the effect of 3 independent variables on the dependent count variable. One of these independent variables has a significant effect, and I would like to perform a mean comparison. I am however not successful with the emmeans package in R as this does not support the vglm function. I will appreciate if someone has an idea on how to address this.
Thank you in advance
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I want to know the different amino acids present in the insect larva and their respective amounts.

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Projects (5)
Project
Assess the fertilizing potential of rest streams of the larvae of black soldier fly to assure nutrient-rich products for soil quality improvement and crop growth
Project
To reduce or cut cost of livestock production through insect for feed.