Invasive Pest Mini-Conference

The next installment is March 23

  • 8 March 2022
  • Author: Mark Berthold
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Invasive Pest Mini-Conference

It’s baaaaack by popular demand. In fact, it’s now bi-monthly.

Thanks to a great turnout in the last mini-conference, Roshan Manandhar is pleased to announce the next Virtual Invasive Pest Mini-Conference, set for March 23 @ 9:30 a.m.

Please join your colleagues and other scientists to learn about two programs devoted to invasive species management: the Hawaiʻi Ant Lab (HAL) and Oʻahu Army Natural Resource Program (OANRP), with Heather Forester and Melissa Valdez, respectively.

But that’s not all! Robin Tinghitella (Tinghitella Lab, University of Denver) will give the keynote presentation on evolution novelty, a different facet of evolutionary biology. As Roshan explains, some organisms become invasive when they are inadvertently introduced to a new geographic area. This time, we have something new to learn about how some introduced organisms struggle and thrive best in the new environment as fueled by evolution novelty. 

The half-day conference will also include updates on the current status of two key invasive pests: the Australian long-horned beetle (by Helen Sofaer, USGS) and Hala scale (by Zhiqiang Cheng, PEPS).

“Do not miss out,” says Roshan. “Please secure your spot by registering today!”

For questions, please contact him at roshanm@hawaii.edu.

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