Ph.D. (Plant Science) (2005) School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia, Australia
Magister Scientiae (M.Sc.) (Natural Resources) (2001) Faculty of Agronomy, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Agriculture Engineer (1996) Faculty of Agronomy, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Research Fellow, National Research Council (CONICET), Argentina.
Lecturer in General Ecology, Faculty of Agronomy, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia
Current Research Interests
Weed Ecology and Physiology.
Herbicide Resistance Evolution.
Sustainability of agroecosystems
Publications (last 5 years)
Busi, R., T. A. Gaines, M. M. Vila-Aiub, and S. B. Powles. 2014. Inheritance of evolved resistance to a novel herbicide (pyroxasulfone). Plant Science 217–218:127-134
Han, H., Q. Yu, M. Vila-Aiub, and S. B. Powles. 2014. Genetic inheritance of cytochrome P450-mediated metabolic resistance to chlorsulfuron in a multiple herbicide resistant Lolium rigidum population. Crop Protection 65:57-63
Neve, P., R. Busi, M. Renton, and M. M. Vila-Aiub. 2014. Expanding the eco-evolutionary context of herbicide resistance research. Pest Management Science:n/a-n/a
Renton, M., R. Busi, P. Neve, D. Thornby, and M. Vila-Aiub. 2014. Herbicide resistance modelling: past, present and future. Pest Management Science 70:1394-1404
Vila-Aiub, M. M., S. S. Goh, T. A. Gaines, H. Han, R. Busi, Q. Yu, and S. B. Powles. 2014. No fitness cost of glyphosate resistance endowed by massive EPSPS gene amplification in Amaranthus palmeri. Planta 239:793-801
Busi, R., M. M. Vila-Aiub, H. J. Beckie, T. A. Gaines, D. E. Goggin, S. S. Kaundun, M. Lacoste, P. Neve, S. J. Nissen, J. K. Norsworthy, M. Renton, D. L. Shaner, P. J. Tranel, T. Wright, Q. Yu, and S. B. Powles. 2013. Herbicide-resistant weeds: from research and knowledge to future needs. Evolutionary Applications 6:1218-1221
Li, M., Q. Yu, H. Han, M. Vila-Aiub and S. B. Powles. 2013. ALS herbicide resistance mutations in Raphanus raphanistrum: evaluation of pleiotropic effects on vegetative growth and ALS activity. Pest Management Science 69:689-695
Vila-Aiub, M. M., P. E. Gundel, Q. Yu, and S. B. Powles. 2013. Glyphosate resistance in Sorghum halepense and Lolium rigidum is reduced at suboptimal growing temperatures. Pest Management Science 69:228-232
Vila-Aiub, M. M., M. C. Balbi, A. J. Distéfano, L. Fernández, E. Hopp, Q. Yu, and S. B. Powles. 2012. Glyphosate resistance in perennial Sorghum halepense (Johnsongrass), endowed by reduced glyphosate translocation and leaf uptake. Pest Management Science 68:430-436
Busi R, Vila-Aiub MM, & Powles SB . 2011. Genetic control of a cytochrome P450 metabolism-based herbicide resistance mechanism in Lolium rigidum. Heredity 106:817-824
Vila-Aiub, M. M., P. Neve, and F. Roux. 2011. A unified approach to the estimation and interpretation of resistance costs in plants. Heredity 107:386-394
Yu, Q., H. Han, M. M. Vila-Aiub, and S. B. Powles. 2010. AHAS herbicide resistance endowing mutations: effect on AHAS functionality and plant growth. Journal of Experimental Botany 61:3925-3934
Neve, P., M. M. Vila-Aiub, and F. Roux. 2009. Evolutionary-thinking in agricultural weed management. New Phytologist 184:783-793
Vila-Aiub, M. M., P. Neve, and S. B. Powles. 2009. Evidence for an ecological cost of enhanced herbicide metabolism in Lolium rigidum. Journal of Ecology 97:772-780
Vila-Aiub, M. M., P. Neve, and S. B. Powles. 2009. Fitness costs associated with evolved herbicide resistance alleles in plants. New Phytologist 184:751-767