The Asian long-horned beetle has created havoc in several eastern cities. Until recently it was unknown in rural woodlands. The ALB has a broad host range, and its potential for significant disruption to the forest ecosystem is not fully known. This webinar (July 16, 2014) will address the emerging science and knowledge of ALB in rural woodlands.
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The July 16, 2014 webinar will only be offered live at noon. There will not be a 7PM webinar. The webinar will be download and posted to www.youtube.com/ForestConnect.
The Asian long-horned beetle has escaped from its infestation of urban trees and has begun impacting rural woodlands. This webinar will look at recent US Forest Service research on the ecology, spread and management of ALB, with particular attention to lessons learned from the Wooster, Massachusetts infestation.
This webinar has been approved for 1 CFE of category 1 by the Society of American Foresters.
Two research papers supplement this webinar and discussion. They are attached to this blog, or can be obtained through these open access links
Dodds and Orwig. 2011 (Can J For Res) http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/full/10.1139/x11-097
Dodds et al. 2014 (Insects) http://www.mdpi.com/2075-4450/5/1/105