Professor, Environmental Conservation
OEB research area(s)
1979, Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley
310 Ag Engineering
Research interests - short
Population dynamics and biological control of invasive forest insects
My laboratory conducts research on population dynamics and biological control of invasive forest insects. Early work focused on gypsy moth and the impact of small mammal predators and viral and fungal pathogens on that system. More recent projects focus on the population dynamics of browntail moth, hemlock woolly adelgid, and winter moth. I am currently involved with efforts to introduce predatory beetles to control hemlock woolly adelgid and a tachinid parasitoid to control winter moth.