Biological Control in Urban Parks: A Study in Bogotá (Colombia)
September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join Paola Olaya Arenas, a postdoctoral fellow at Institute Alexander von Humboldt, as she talks about her research on insect pests and natural enemies in Bogotá. Her work has parallels for encouraging beneficial insects in parks and gardens everywhere.
Paola was one of our DeWind Award recipients in 2016. She studied the pesticides risk exposure of monarch butterflies inhabiting agricultural land in Indiana. From her study Paola published three papers showing how milkweeds and monarchs are exposed to pesticides applied to corn and soybean and what are the consequences from this exposure for monarch adult’s oviposition and larvae feeding and development.
More info and registration here: https://xerces.org/events/oregon/biological-control-in-urban-parks-study-in-bogota-colombia