Speaker: Ellen Lake
Dr. Lake will discuss weed biological control with insects using mile-a-minute weed (Persicaria perfoliata) as her primary example. She will discuss conducting release trials and studies to assess field efficacy and restore invaded sites.
Dr. Ellen Lake is the Director of Conservation and Research at Mt. Cuba Center. She taught environmental education and was the Education Director at the Brandywine and Red Clay Valley Associations. Ellen has a master’s degree in Entomology and Ph.D. in Entomology and Wildlife Ecology from the University of Delaware, where she researched biological control of mile-a-minute weed and how to integrate weed management techniques to restore plant communities. Ellen has extensive experience researching insect-plant interactions, including work for the USDA in the Greater Everglades ecosystem.
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