Departmental Seminars

Fall Semester 2022: 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm, RITA 154


08/29/2022: Dave Coyle, Ph.D., Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, Clemson University

It’s an invasion! Impacts of non-native insects on natural resources in the eastern U.S.

Non-native insects have a billion dollar price tag in the U.S. for monitoring, management, and mitigation. Some high profile invasive species, such as the Asian longhorned beetle, are established right here in South Carolina, while others are established in neighboring states and knocking on the door. This seminar will discuss why we have so many invasive insect pests, where they come from, and why it seems like we keep getting new ones. We’ll also look to the future and discuss if there’s any hope on the horizon for more effective detection and management.


Faculty Contact: Matt Rutter