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Outreach & Service - 2011 Meeting

The 73rd annual meeting of the Northeastern Forest Pest Council (Covering forest insects, diseases, and weeds in the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada since 1939) took place from 22-23 March 2011 at the Hotel Fauchère (401 Broad Street, Milford, PA 18337 USA).

Below is the program, and presentations that are available for download will have an active hyperlink on the title.


Northeastern Forest Pest Council – 73rd Annual Meeting

March 22th – 23th, 2011

Milford, Pennsylvania, United States

Tuesday – March 22nd

Session I: Gerald N. Lanier Graduate Student Forum

Chair: Dr. William H. Livingston, University of Maine

(15 minute presentations with 5 minute question/answer; length of session determined by student turnout)

Quigley, Erin.  Mobilizing Diverse Interests for Emergency Response Planning: The Case of the Emerald Ash Borer in Maine. Sustainability Solutions Initiative, University of Maine, Orono, ME.

Simmons1,2, Michael J., Thomas D. Lee1, Nathan W. Siegert2, and Kevin J. Dodds2.  Assessing the Impact of Winter Moth, Operophtera brumata, Defoliation on Mixed Hardwood Forests in Central New England. 1Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH; 2USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry, 271 Mast Rd., Durham, NH.

Grégoire, Dorthea. Herbivory by the balsam woolly adelgid and pre-commercial thinning differentially affect the performance and preference of two subsequent herbivores on balsam fir. Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB.

Brodersen1, Garrett, Renée Lapointe2, Graham Thurston3, Christopher Lucarotti3, and Dan Quiring1.  Comparison of the Efficacies of OrleSNPV and OpMNPV in Larval Orgyia leucostigma in the Laboratory and the Field. Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB; 2Sylvar Technologies Inc., Fredericton NB; 3Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Fredericton NB.


Lizotte, Molly, and  John Daigle.  Social Science Modeling to Explain and Improve Efforts to Control Firewood-Transported Invasive Species Through Effective Persuasive Messaging. School of Forest Resources, University of Maine, Orono, ME

Kasson, Matthew T., and Donald D. Davis.  Verticillium albo-atrum isolate PSU 140: A Potential Biocontrol of The Highly Invasive Tree-of-Heaven (Ailanthus altissima).  Department of Plant Pathology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. (presentation not available)

Fraser, Sara, and Dan Quiring.  Integration of tree resistance into pest management of Christmas tree plantations. Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB.

Virgilio, Tawny, and Eleanor Groden.  Understanding the Foraging Behavior of a Native Wasp, Cerceris fumipennis, Preying on a New Host: the Exotic, Invasive Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, EAB).  School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine, Orono, ME.

Lorion, Kara, and William H. Livingston.  Mapping Critical Habitats for Black Ash (Fraxinus nigra) to Prioritize Responses to Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) Infestations.  School of Forest Resources, University of Maine, Orono, ME.

Session III: Pest Updates – Northeastern North America.

Maine and Road Island (Allison Kanoti)
New Hampshire (Kyle Lombard)
Vermont (Trish Hanson)
Massachusetts (Ken Gooch)
New York (Mark Whitmore)
Pennsylvania (Don Eggen)
New Jersey (Rosa Yoo)
Québec (Louis Morneau)
Invasive Plants (Tom Rawinski)

Session IV: Forest Insects and Diseases

Beech bark disease. By Isabel Munck, Forest Pathologist, USDA Forest Service

Unintended consequences of eco-environmental gentrification: the deer problem.  By Thomas J. Rawinski, Botanist, USDA Forest Service

Monitoring pests by the pool. By Kyle Lombard, New Hampshire Forest Health Program Coordinator

A risk map for hemlock woolly adelgid-related damage in the northeast.  ByWilliam Livingston/Stacy Trosper, University of Maine. Download  the HWA Decline Risk Map.

Emerald ash borer management in New York.  By Nathan Seigert, Forest Entomologist, USDA Forest Service

Emerald ash borer management in Pennsylvania.  By Dr. Houping Liu, Forest Entomologist, Pennsylvania Forest Health

Session V: Communication strategies

Effectively communicating messages about forest pests through media outreach.  By Holly Menninger, Coordinator NY Invasive Species Research Institute

Use of “new” media. By Sarah Volkman, “Don’t Move Firewood” Social Media Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy

Session VI: Biological Control of Forest Pests Presentation and Discussion

The risks and benefits of biological control: a case study of the emerald ash borer.  By Juli Gould, Entomologist, USDA APHIS, PPQ

The potential of Scymnus lady beetles for biological control of the hemlock woolly adelgid. By  Melody KeenaForest Entomologist, USDA Forest Service (presentation not available)

Adelges tsugae, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid In New York’s Finger Lakes Region.  By  Mark Whitmore, Dept of Nat. Resources, Cornell Univ.

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