Joined: January 27, 2017
Biography: Forest Entomologist for the Oregon Department of Forestry. PhD in entomology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; graduate research focused on impacts of genetic modification in biomass crops on non-target chemical defenses and plant-insect interactions. Undergraduate degree from Oregon State University in Environmental Science, specializing in entomology; undergraduate research focused on impacts of invasive plants on invertebrate biodiversity. Previous work with USDA, USGS, Earth Design Consultants, Washington County as well as Universities in Oregon, Texas and Wisconsin on a variety of projects related to tropical wasp biodiversity, fire ant biocontrol, west nile virus transmission, endangered bird and invasive plant ecology among others. Active in ecological restoration and science outreach and education efforts.
Affiliations: Oregon Dept. of Forestry