Linking Diversity, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Services in Residential Landscapes

Join the members of the Maryland Entomological Society for their next meeting,  April 16th, 2010 at UMBC.

Bioscience Bldg. Room 004, 8:00pm.

Lecture begins 8:15pm.

Speaker: Dr. Mike Raupp- Professor, University of Maryland College Park

“Linking Diversity, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Services in Residential Landscapes”

Dr. Michael J. Raupp is a professor and extension specialist at the University of Maryland at College Park.  His research elucidates host and habitat mediated mechanisms by which plants escape attack from herbivorous insects. As an extension specialist, he develops and implements Integrated Pest Management programs for managed landscapes. The goal is to create sustainable landscape systems through the conservation and enhancement of biological diversity with special emphasis on natural enemy communities. His extension programs provide training on the theory and practice of IPM to growers, public and private sector landscape and park managers, master gardeners, and private citizens.  Dr. Raupp has taught larval taxonomy, advanced pest management, insect pests of ornamentals, general entomology, forensic entomology, extension education, and non-majors biology. He has more than 200 publications including refereed articles, books and book chapters, extension publications, and lay articles. He has made more than 800 professional and extension presentations here and abroad on the ecology and management of insect and mite pests in landscapes. He is a regular guest on Good Morning America and appeared on CNN, NPR, BBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, National Geographic, and Lehrer News Hour. His “Bug of the Week” website, www.bugoftheweek.com, an information source on the natural history of insects, received more than 500,000 visits since its inception. Mike has received eight regional or national awards for excellence in extension programming and media communications including the Secretary of Agriculture’s Award for Environmental Protection.

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