CNPS Channel Islands Meeting (January)

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM

Instructor: Shelley Bennet

Location: Blaksley Library

Join the California Native Plant Society, Channel Islands Chapter for their monthly meeting.

7:00pm general announcements
7:30pm talk begins

FREE. No registration required.

This Month

Invasive Shot Hole Borer dynamics in riparian systems of Ventura County
Shelley Bennet, PhD student in the Riparian InVasion Research Laboratory (RIVRLab) at UC Santa Barbara

Shot Hole Borers are an invasive beetle that carry a fungal pathogen which is devastating trees in Southern California. Shelley Bennett will speak about the recent invasion of these beetles into Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and about her research to better understand this emergent pest. Shelley's research focuses on the impacts of invasive shot hole borers (Euwallacea spp.) in southern California riparian systems, including determining beetle host preferences and differences in host susceptibility, documenting spread in the Santa Clara River watershed, and testing of low-toxicity control methods.

Shelley Bennet is a PhD student in the Riparian InVasion Research Laboratory (RIVRLab) at UC Santa Barbara. She received a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz in 2012 and an M.S. degree in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco in 2016. Shelley is broadly interested in ecology, land management, and conservation in the context of plant-insect interactions.

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