Valley Talk: Pests, Pollinators, and You in a Changing Climate
May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Have you experienced the changing climate? Insects certainly have, and while overall populations are dramatically declining, some less desirable species are adapting and moving into new areas. In this talk we will consider how local threats like spotted lanternfly, hemlock wooly adelgid, and emerald ash borer, and beneficial species of pollinators and predators, will react as the climate changes. There’s a lot that we don’t know, but a lot we can do to become more resilient now and in the future.
Mark Boudreau is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology at Penn State Brandywine, where he contributes courses involving plants, ecology, and human-environment interactions. He received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois-Urbana, an M.S. in Plant Pathology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Oregon State University. He has had a varied career of teaching, research, and extension in the fields of agroecology, sustainable food production, and climate.
Valley Talks are sponsored by Chestnut Hill Hospital. These lectures are free for current FOW members and $10 for non-members. Current FOW members can visit the Member Hub or contact Cesali Renn at email@example.com to register. If you would like to attend an event and funds are a challenge for you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Registration is recommended, as seating is limited. Complimentary wine and cheese reception is offered.