Colloquium Series Continues on April 30th featuring Dr. Alexandre Latchininsky
The Spring 2014 Space Studies Colloquium Series continues this spring with the following presentation.
The next presentation in this series will feature Dr. Alexandre Latchininsky, Associate Professor/Extension Entomologist, Dept. of Ecosystem Science and Management, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming
Topic: “Remote Sensing and Locusts: The 21st Century Science vs. The Biblical Enemy of Agriculturists”
Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 4:00 p.m. (Central time)
Location: Ryan Hall, Room 111
About the Speaker: As Extension Entomologist for the State of Wyoming, Dr. Latchininsky’s goal is to provide state residents with up-to-date, research-based, efficient, economic and environmentally acceptable tools for arthropod pest management. One of the main areas of his outreach activities in this domain is educating people in the West on best ways to control rangeland grasshoppers and other pests.
His research interests:
- Biology and ecology of main arthropod pests of Wyoming, including rangeland, horticultural, forest, urban, and crop pests.
- Methods of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Western High Plains.
- Biology, ecology, population dynamics, and management strategies of grasshoppers and locusts.
- Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) applications in insect ecology and pest management.
- Environmental impact of pest management programs, including the influence on the non-target terrestrial arthropods.
- Diapause, migrations and other adaptations in insect life strategies.
- Phase variation in locusts.
- Conservation of rare and endangered Orthoptera species.
- History of entomology.
- International aspects of pest management.
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