Invasive Species Plenary Presentations
Monday, April 16
Tracking an alien: the spread and effects of Harmonia axyridis in the UK
Peter Brown1 and Helen Roy2, 1Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, United Kingdom
Emerald ash borer: biology, impacts, and development of a biological control program
Krista Ryall, Canadian Forest Service, Marie, ON, Canada
Biography: Dr. Ryall has worked for 13 years as a research scientist with the CFS. She started her research career in the Canadian Forest Service at the Corner Brook, Newfoundland lab. Dr. Ryall transferred to the Great Lakes Forestry Centre in 2007. Most of her research focuses on sampling and ecology of bark and wood boring beetles. Dr. Ryall has a Post-doc in landscape ecology from Carleton University and obtained a PhD in Forestry from University of Toronto, studying the effects of an ice storm on predator-prey dynamics in red pine plantations across eastern Ontario. Previously she obtained an MSc in zoology from the University of Toronto, studying biology of introduced pine shoot beetle, and a BScH in biology from Queen's University.
Chemical ecology-based approaches to detecting and suppressing unwanted arthropods area wide
David Maxwell Suckling, The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited and University of Auckland, Christchurch, New Zealand
Biography: Prof Max Suckling FRSNZ is Science Group Leader, Biosecurity for the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research and on staff at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland. His research laboratory is at Lincoln, near Christchurch in the South Island. He joined the School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland on contract in 2014, supervising students. He has been a member of ESA since 1988. He has more than 150 co-authors in more than 20 countries. The Global Eradication Database (GERDA) website has more than 430 members from 43 countries to date.