Spruce Budworm Outbreak in NB and Maine: Monitoring & Citizen Science
A Talk with Ecologist Rob Johns and Entomologist Allison Kanoti
October 20, 2016
MFS Southern Region Headquarters
Bolton Hill Facility
2870 North Belfast Ave.
Sponsored by the University of Maine Center for Research on Sustainable Forests
Rob Johns of Natural Resources Canada will lead a discussion on the background, biology, and economic impact of the eastern spruce budworm, highlight the mass migration event that occurred in New Brunswick in July, and discuss the application and safety of pesticide mechanisms for budworm control. He will also cover the early intervention strategy being implemented in New Brunswick. Allison Kanoti of the Maine Forest Service will provide an update on conditions in Maine and the most current results from citizen science efforts around the state. There will be a Q&A session following the presentations. All are welcome but due to space constraints pre-registration is required (http://sprucebudwormmaine.eventbrite.com).
Dr. Rob Johns is a forest insect ecologist for Natural Resources Canada and adjunct professor in biology at the University of New Brunswick. Allison Kanoti is a forest entomologist with the Maine Forest Service Insect and Disease Lab.
For more information please contact Meg Fergusson at the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests, 5755 Nutting Hall Room 263, Orono; firstname.lastname@example.org; (207) 581-3794.