Proceedings from the 13th annual Alaska Invasive Species Conference (October 30 – November 3, 2012) are now available at the proceedings’ web page. Five presentations (links provided below) cover entomological topics.
Katie Spellman (UAF, Fairbanks) presented her investigation of how exotic white sweet clover affects pollination and fruit production of native berry-producing shrubs. Michael Rasy (UAF Cooperative Extension Service, Anchorage) and Nathan Lojewski (Chugachmiut) focused on recent severe defoliation of deciduous shrubs in southcentral Alaska, mostly by Geometrid moths. Elizabeth Graham (USFS, Juneau) covered a range of forest health topics, including aerial detection surveys and exotic insect forest pests. Mia Kirk provided an update on the 2011-2012 Alaska Firewood Survey.
Katie Villano Spellman, Univeristy of Alaska Fairbanks, Department of Biology and Wildlife, Laura Schneller, University of Alaska Anchorage, Department of Biological Sciences
Nathan Lojewski, Chugachmiut
Michael Rasy, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Cooperative Extension Service
Lori Winton, Tom Heutte, and Elizabeth Graham US Forest Service, Forest Health Protection
Mia Kirk, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Agriculture